Today's Sports

  • Sports Talk: Smith still close...

    Often you hear when a person retires, they seem to work just as hard, or harder than before they called it a career.

    Retired Great Falls High School basketball coach John Smith, the man with the common name and extraordinary coaching career, has been retired just over a couple of weeks, but he’s kept quite busy. Would you expect anything less?

  • Warriors’ star Gerdes to make...

    Indian Land High School senior midfielder Garrett Gerdes will make Warriors’ soccer history Saturday afternoon.
    Gerdes, a four-year player for ILHS boys soccer team, will play in the 10th annual Clash of the Carolinas all-star soccer match at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh.
    Gerdes’ selection marks the first time an Indian Land High soccer player has played in the elite match.
    The 2016 match, which kicks off at 2 p.m., also marks the first time the contest has been played in North Carolina.

  • Dixie Boys 14U all-stars open...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 14U Dixie Boys all-stars open play in the South Carolina District 10 tournament Saturday at 6 p.m. at the York Recreation Complex on White Rose Lane in York.
    The Lancaster team will face the Kershaw County American League all-star team to open play.
    Host York will meet Kershaw County National at 8 p.m. Saturday. Round two is Sunday, with games at 6 p.m. and 8.

  • SECA Crate Late Models to return...

    Lancaster Super Speedway racing will be highlighted by the return of the SECA Crate Late Models on Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The SECA Crate Late Models are running a new racing format, starting with one-lap qualifying.
    After qualifying, the driver must report to the scales. Immediately after qualifying is finished, the top six cars will return to the track and line up for a five-lap dash for cash- $100 to win to determine the first six starting slots for the feature.

  • Post 31 battling Greer

    Lancaster Post 31 is in the “second season,” seeking to stay alive and advance to the American Legion baseball state tournament in Sumter.
    Post 31, 9-7 for regular-season League V play, was slated to play Fort Mill Post 43 in its final two games in Fort Mill on Saturday, but those games weren’t played.
    Lancaster had the League V runner-up position wrapped up and those games had no bearing on Lancaster’s regular-season finish.

  • Bailes cruises in Fuel Racing...

    The Fuel Racing Series debuted at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night, with veteran driver Ross Bailes taking the checkers.
    The Fuel race front row had Bailes and Matt Long. When the green flag waved, Bailes, Long, Bryan Mullis and Jeff Smith roared into turn one battling for the lead.
    Exiting turn two, Bailes led, while Long, Mullis and Smith pursued.
    As the laps ticked away, Bailes extended his lead over the field. Bailes pulled to nearly a straightaway lead over Long to capture the win.

  • Piranhas girls place second in...

    The Lancaster Piranhas capped their Metrolina summer swim league schedule competing in the season-ending meet, which involved all six teams June 26.

    The Lancaster girls posted 254 points to place second overall, while the Piranhas boys were fourth with 90.5 points.

    The Piranhas, 2-2 for the regular season, had a combined total of 344.5 to place third overall.

  • Thompson works with Bruins

    The Lancaster High School football team’s summer workout Thursday at the Rice Athletic Complex had a new, but familiar face.

    Former University of South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson spent a part of the morning workout working with LHS senior quarterback Jamias “Truck” Shropshire and the Bruins’ receivers.

    Thompson, now with the Los Angeles Rams, was in Lancaster on a visit to his wife’s hometown. Thompson married the former Melanie Helm in June 2015.

  • Coastal grads riding wave of...

    As the Coastal Chanticleers soared to the top of college baseball, CCU alum Rocky Hudson said he jumped for joy.

    “It might not have been real high, but it’s the highest I’ve jumped in a while,” said Hudson, a 1986 Coastal graduate. “I think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened to Coastal.”

    Hudson and other Lancaster area CCU graduates are savoring the Conway school’s first-ever national crown.

  • P-31 splits with York to cap...

    Lancaster Post 31 capped its regular-season home baseball schedule with a split with York Post 66 on Thursday night.

    Lancaster, which dropped an 11-0 loss in opener, rebounded to take a 9-7 comeback win over P-66 at Eggleton Field.

    “We really needed that win in game two and we bounced back to get it against a scrappy York team,” said Lancaster P-31 coach Paul Caskey. “We were coming off a loss in game one, but I felt we refocused and earned a tough win.