Today's Sports

  • Cherokee Speedway opener set for...

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Cherokee Speedway will host the dirt track’s first race of the 2018 racing season this afternoon.

    Today’s features include: SECA Crate Late Models, ($1,000 to win); SECA Crate Sportsman, ($500 to win); Renegade, ($500 to win); SECA Thunder Bomber, ($500 to win); Stock 4-cylinder, ($500 to win); Extreme 4-cylinder, ($500 to win); Young Guns 4-Cylinder, ($500 to win) and SECA Pure Stock, ($500 to win).

  • ’Bubba Wallace start creates...

    Austin Dillon was the big winner, grabbing the checkers Feb. 18, at NASCAR’s premier event, the Daytona 500.

    But based on the post-race media firestorm, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., who finished runner-up to Dillon in the “Great American Race,” may be an even bigger winner.

    It’s been a busy week for the 24-year-old rookie who is the first African-American driver to compete full-time in NASCAR’s top racing series since 1971.

  • Mulvaney to play at baseball...

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior baseball catcher James Mulvaney is taking his game to the “Great White North.”

    Mulvaney is headed to McGill University in Montreal, where baseball is quite popular in the land of Canucks.

    The McGill Redmen have won four straight Canadian College Baseball Association national championships.

    “The McGill team has great camaraderie, it’s like a brotherhood,” Mulvaney said.

  • Vols banking on solid 2018 season

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers baseball team returns a solid nucleus this season after finishing fourth in Region IV-AA and qualifying for the Class AA Upper State playoffs in 2017.

    The Vols, led by veteran coach Mike Lucas, are looking to back up their No. 7 preseason Class AA ranking by Diamond Prospects.

    “We play in a tough region and you have to bring your ‘A’ game each night,” Lucas said.

  • Speedway open practice set for...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is hosting an open practice session for all racing divisions from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. Pit admission is $15 and grandstand admission is free.

    The practice offers dirt track drivers an opportunity to get their cars dialed in for the upcoming racing season. The track’s 2018 opener is March 16-17, a two-day event.

  • Bruins, Jackets take jamboree...

    Lancaster and Buford captured wins in the annual Doomsday Jamboree at the Lancaster High School baseball jamboree at Doomsday Corner on Saturday.

    A bases-loaded, infield single by the Bruins’ Buddy Howard drove home the winning run in Lancaster High School’s 2-1 win over Andrew Jackson High School. 

    The game capped jamboree play and marked the debut of first-year LHS head coach Trevor Hammond. 

    A former Bruins player and assistant coach, Hammond was promoted to head coach last spring, replacing former coach Toby Taylor.

  • Vols lead county state qualifiers

    Andrew Jackson High School led the way among county wrestlers as the Volunteers are sending eight grapplers to the Class A-AA state individual tournament at the Anderson Civic Center this weekend in Anderson.

    The Vols, the Class A-AA Upper State runners-up and Region IV-AA champions this dual season, are led by two Upper State champions in Tyleik Elder (145) and Kalab Haven (160).

  • Lady Cats scratch Lady Vols from...

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers’ valiant rally fell short in a 53-52 loss to Blacksburg in the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs at AJ on Friday night.

    The seventh-ranked Lady Vols, who trailed by as many as 15 – 41-26 – early in the final period, rallied only to fall shy in the one-point loss.

  • Razorbacks hold off IL Warriors

    WALHALLA – Indian Land High School’s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks’ gym on Friday night.

    The Warriors, who started slow, charged in the second half, but fell short in a 63-52 loss to WHS in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    “We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn’t complete the job,” said ILHS coach Nate Smith. “Walhalla is a good basketball, but we battled them to the end.

  • Brown to play for Crusaders

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football player Hunter Brown is joining AJ teammate Dalton McKittrick at North Greenville.

    Brown, as a walk-on football player, will play for the Crusaders next season.

    “I will play for the time I am there, but my goal is to be a preacher, Brown said.

    Hunter, four-year starter, was a key player for the Volunteers during his high school football career.