Today's Sports

  • Volunteers rebound, win over Cycs

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson rebounded from a one-run loss to Lancaster to take a 6-1 win over Chester in round two of the Comporium Preseason Baseball tournament at the Volunteers’ field on Monday night.

    The Vols scored four runs in the first inning, highlighted by Connor Killough’s two-run triple.

    Chandler Hinson and Will Hudson each had a hit for AJ in the game.

    Colby Jackson aided the Vols, scoring two runs. Dillon Kirk, Brett Percival, Isaiah Parker and Hudson each tallied a run.

  • Lancers take three wins from...

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team improved its record to 7-4 after taking three of four games from Bryant & Stratton College of Virginia Beach, Va. last weekend at Doomsday Field.

    The Lancers won a 10-0 and 13-10 on Saturday and followed up with a nail-biting, 8-7, win at noon Sunday.

    However, the Bobcats avoided a clean sweep, topping USCL 10-3 in the Sunday’s final game.

  • Speedway draws 50 cars for...

    Over 50 cars were at Lancaster Motor Speedway’s first official practice under new ownership and management last  Saturday.

    The open practice gave drivers and fans a chance to see all the new improvements the new management has done to LMS during the offseason.

    The drivers had nothing but praise for the racing surface all day long. Randy and Scottie Watts have done a tremendous job bringing the racing surface back to respectability after it was a rough year for the racing surface during the 2017 racing season.

  • 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 baseball at...

    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).