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Today's Sports

  • Two Carolinas tracks set to hold...

    A pair of Carolinas tracks are slated to host racing events this weekend.
    Sumter Speedway will hold championship night Saturday along with a full racing program.
    Sumter Speedway is honoring its division champions.
    Divisions racing Saturday night will be Crate Late Models, Super Street, Street Stock, Stock V8, Stock 4 and Extreme 4.
    Admission prices are $20 for the pits and $10 for the grandstands. Gates open at 5 p.m.
    Sumter Speedway is located on 3150 Wedgefield Road in Sumter.

  • IL girls cross country team...

    The Indian Land High School girls cross country team placed sixth out of 20 teams at the Class AAA state championship meet Saturday at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
    The Lady Warriors of coach Chris Cuviello scored 181 points for their top 10 finish in the Class AAA girls field.
    The boy’s team, with 207 points, placed 13th out of 20 teams.
    Indian Land junior runner Juan Alejandro and freshman Kaitlyn Rodman each placed 10th in their races. Alejandro posted a time of 17:23 and Rodman had a time of 20:25.

  • Jackets battle Knights for AA bid

    Buford caps regular season play, seeking to extend its 2016 football campaign into the Class AA postseason.
    BHS, 2-7, ventures to Boonetown to battle North Central High School, questing for a win to earn a Class AA state playoff bid.
    The Buford-North Central winner advances to face Carvers Bay in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs on Nov. 18.

  • Hinson pledges to USC

    In May of 2015 when Buford High School baseball star Gage Hinson signed with Spartanburg Methodist College, BHS principal Rodney Miller said he hoped to hear “good things” from Hinson in his future.
    The latest word on Hinson is strong as the former BHS Yellow Jackets right-hander, a diamond standout in his BHS baseball career, is headed to the University of South Carolina after giving USC a verbal pledge to sign with the Gamecocks baseball program.

  • Lancaster drivers have solid...

    Lancaster area drivers posted a strong showing at the annual Turkey Day race at the Sumter Speedway on Saturday.
    In the Extreme 4 race, driver Brad McManus captured the win in his heat race in his first-ever visit to the Sumter track.
    Chris Baker also made his first-ever visit to the historic race track.
    When the green flag dropped, McManus and Baker proved they would be factors in the race for the win. McManus ran second the whole race, trying to run down race leader Rusty Harrelson.

  • Melton likes, takes hits

    INDIAN LAND – The 2016 Indian Land High School football season hasn’t been what the Warriors’ envisioned as their first season in Class AAA football.
    ILHS senior Drew Melton knows first hand.
    The six-foot, 182-pound senior, who plays defensive back and wide receiver, sees past the 2-8 record.
    The team, the fourth seed in five-team Region IV-AAA, is headed for the Class AAA Upper playoffs.

  • Tiger fans taking wait-and-see...

    Area Clemson  University football fans are elated the Tigers are among college football’s elite, but they know there’s a lot of football to be played before the final elite Final Four is released next month for the national title playoff.
    Clemson, 8-0, is ranked second in the first College Football Playoff Poll. The 12-person committee released its first rankings of the 2016 season Tuesday evening.
    Defending national champion Alabama, which defeated Clemson, 45-40 for the title, is No. 1 and followed by the Tigers.

  • Gaither to lead Diamonds hoops

    Caleb Gaither’s first job as a high school boys basketball head coach comes at one of state’s tradition-rich hoops programs.
    Gaither, 30, is the new boys head basketball coach at Lower Richland High School in the Hopkins area  of Columbia.
    “I’m excited,” said Gaither, a former Lancaster Bruins three-sport performer at LHS where he played football, basketball and baseball. “Lower Richland is one of those dream jobs.
    “They have a great tradition and LR is very passionate about basketball,” he said.

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