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Today's Sports

  • $5 charge for Panthers fan fest

    CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers will charge fans $5 to reserve a seat at the annual preseason fan fest practice and fireworks show, which is 7:30-9:20 p.m. Aug. 4 at Bank of America Stadium.  

    According to NBC Sports, all proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the team’s charitable division.

    “Due to increased demand and precautions for fan safety, all patrons must have a ticket to attend the event,” said Steven Drummond, Panthers director of communications.

  • LSS sweetens purses with bonus...

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster Super Speedway will pay bonus money in several divisions on Saturday night, as well as a $200 bonus for a new winner.

    With one area track idle this week, an increased car count is expected at the half-mile dirt track, just as on July 8.  

    Divisions racing at the track this week include Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4. Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade.

  • Cold bats doom Angels in state...

    DILLON – After scoring 25 runs in its first two games of state tournament play, struggles at the plate on Tuesday, bounced the Dixie Softball Angels 10U stars from contention.

    The girls lost to Florence 3-0 and then fell to Dillon by a 7-3 score in extra innings.

    “It happens,” said Angels coach Matt Harris. “It’s a bittersweet pill, but our girls played hard the entire time.”

    The Angels played two games Tuesday in the double elimination after rain washed out Monday action. 

  • Dixie Boys charge to state

    RICHBURG – Lancaster 14U Dixie Boys All Stars defeated Kershaw County 18-6 on Tuesday to win the 2017 S.C. Dixie Boys District 10 championship.

    With the 12-run win, the all-stars advance to state play on July 22 at Timken Park in Union. They will face District 3 champion Edgefield at 4 p.m. that day. 

  • Darlings do it!

    DILLON – Lancaster’s Dixie Softball 8U All-Stars won a state title Wednesday with a bang-bang double play, a breathtaking, game-ending championship moment that seldom happens at this age level.
    The Darlings led a team from Aynor by one run in the bottom of the last inning. An Aynor batter hit a shallow fly ball at Lancaster outfielder Kindall Hurst. She caught it and zipped the ball to second base, catching a runner between second and third to force the final out.

  • Dixie Softball all-stars strong...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-star teams opened play in the state tournament in Dillon with an impressive showing over the weekend.

    The Darlings 8U stars rolled to an 11-0 win over Bluffton on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lancaster stars had their bats booming, with Makenzie Avant leading the way with three singles. Jaylin Larrimore had a double and two singles. Ava Vincent hit a double and a single. Cameryn Cauthen ripped a triple and drove in three runs.

  • 14U Boys All Stars dominate

    Lancaster’s 14U Dixie Boys All Stars team began play in the Dixie Boys District 10 tournament Saturday at Rodman Park in Richburg. 

    The Lancaster All Stars defeated York 13-3 in Game 1 of the tournament. 

    “We started slow because this was the first time we’ve played in several weeks, but once we got going, we were able to pull away,” said Lancaster manager Bryant Neal.

  • Sindarius shines in NBA debut

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former Lancaster High School Bruins hoops star, is off to an impressive NBA start with the Los Angeles Clippers.

    The Clippers NBA Summer League record improved to 3-0 with a 100-93 come-from-behind win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night in Las Vegas.

    Thornwell had 18 points in the game, including two three-pointers. He also pulled down five rebounds and had two assists.

  • Kirk is family ‘Renegade’ for now

    Brady Kirk got the family bragging rights with a win over his cousin Andrew Baker on Saturday night in the Renegade Division at Lancaster Super Speedway. 

    Kirk jumped from the S.E.C.A. Crate Sportsman Division to the Renegades several weeks ago and has been fast, finishing second to Baker twice, before getting the checkers.  

    Kirk started on the front row with Andy Hodges, who has moved up from super stock.

    Hodges, Kirk, Landon Carson and Kyle Norwood fought for the early lead, but all eyes were be on Baker, who started 17th. 

  • Clippers 2nd NBA Summer League...

    The Los Angeles Clippers will return to the hardwood today with a NBA Summer League game with   the Utah Jazz (8 p.m. EST).

    The Clippers’ Summer League team, which includes Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, opened the team’s summer season Friday night with a game with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

    The Clippers vs. Lakers game was a reunion of former Gamecocks teammates as P.J. Dozier, who played at USC with Thornwell, signed a free agent contract with the Lakers.