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Today's Sports

  • Pettits hold 50-year football...

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium golden anniversary marks something new, the debut of new grass on the field – the newly installed FieldTurf.
    For a Lancaster High father-son, it goes a little deeper – something old and something much younger.
    The newly installed FieldTurf, replacing the 49-year natural surface on the Memorial Stadium field, takes center stage, but for father Adrian Pettit and son, Drew Pettit, it goes a little deeper than the surface.

  • White recalls stadium opener as...

    Floyd White recalled the first game at Memorial Stadium as “the one that got away.”
    White, an assistant coach to Barr Street High School head football coach W.C. Bill “Pap” Lewis, said he remembered the game on Aug. 31, 1967 for its squandered chances.
    Barr Street, the then all-black high school in Lancaster prior to total integration, battled old rival Granard High School of Gaffney to a 12-all tie.

  • LSS hosts double points night

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action with double points night.
    The race will likely shake up the points in numerous divisions.
    On the Saturday night card will be SECA Crate Late Models ($200 new winner bonus), Super Stock ($200 new winner bonus), SECA Crate Sportsman ($200 new winner bonus), Renegade ($200 new winner bonus), Extreme 4 ($200 new winner bonus), Pure Stock V8 ($100 new winner bonus) and Vintage.
    The pits admission is $25 and $12 for the grandstands.
    Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and 5 for the grandstands.

  • Jackets’ win over Lions earns...

    Buford High’s 38-20 win over Lewisville had an impact on the Class A and Class AA state rankings for week three.
    The Jackets forged a 25-6 halftime lead on the Lions last Wednesday night at home on the way to the 18-point win.
    Buford, 2-0 on the season, received votes in balloting this week for the Class AA state poll.

  • Lady Volunteers return solid...

    The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers return six players from their 2016 Class AA Upper State playoff team this fall.
    Veteran AJ Lady Vols volleyball coach John Verdugo has five seniors among the returnees, including middle and outside hitter Makaylen Crosby, setter Hannah Vincent, middle hitter Lyndsay Taylor, outside hitter Savannah Small and defensive specialist Raegen Brewer.
    Crosby, the team’s block-kills team leader last season, is a returning all-region player, while Vincent was the AJ assists team leader last fall.

  • Clash to be reset following...

    Lancaster Super Speedway saw its racing card washed out Saturday night at the half-mile oval.
    Lancaster Super Speedway owner Doug McManus and the Carolina Clash Super Late Models Series are trying to find a date to reschedule the race.
    Coming into the race Saturday night, fan favorites and hometown drivers Ben Watkins and Josh Langley were seeking to defend their home turf against the rest of the strong field in the Carolina Clash.

  • Thornwell enjoys return to hoop...

    Sindarius Thornwell – “Sin City” – was back in the Red Rose City and he took in the memorable moment Saturday.
    Thornwell, the Los Angeles Clippers rookie and Lancaster native, returned for two youth basketball camps, one at the Springdale Rec Center, and another at Lancaster High School, where he played three years for the Bruins.

  • Jackets swarm Bruins for 38-21...

     

    FORT MILL – The storm never came, but the Fort Mill football blitz did as the host Yellow Jackets swarmed the Lancaster Bruins early on the way to a stinging 38-21 win on Friday night at Bob Jones Stadium in Fort Mill.

    Rain and stormy weather was expected, but it was the Jackets who hit the Bruins hard.

    The Yellow Jackets ignited for 31 first-half points on the way to the 17-point win.

    Lancaster battled back in the second half, but the Yellow Jackets’ earlier damage was too much to overcome.

  • Frye coaching at Newberry College

    Former Andrew Jackson High School head football coach C.J. Frye is coaching at the next level this season.

    Frye, who guided the AJ Volunteers for two seasons, has joined the Newberry College Wolves football staff, coaching the team’s tight ends.

    Frye, a former University of South Carolina offensive lineman, guided the Vols for two seasons, posting an 11-10 mark.

    He resigned as the AJ football coach July 8, and Vols assistant coach Todd Shigley was promoted to interim head coach.

  • Tucker-led LJGA team wins boys...

    NINETY SIX – The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association, led by 13-14 age division champion Mason Tucker, captured the overall boys championship at the Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament last weekend.

    The Lancaster chapter posted its fourth boys title at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six of Greenwood County.

    In addition to the 2017 boys crown, the LJGA has won titles in 2008, 2011 and 2014.