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Today's Sports

  • 'Relief, man, finally!'

    More than 300 supporters raised the roof off the Lancaster Moose Lodge Thursday night as Sindarius Thornwell, the best basketball player our city has ever produced, learned he’ll be playing for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.
    After three hours of waiting through 47 draft picks, Thornwell stared at the TV and everyone fell silent as the 48th selection was announced. “Sindari…,” and the Moose Lodge erupted in cheers and applause. In the jostling ecstacy, someone whacked Thornwell on the back of the head.

  • Milhorn posts close links win in...

    KERSHAW – Jake Milhorn won a close match, notching the victory in a playoff as the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association capped its first round of play at the Kershaw Golf Club on Monday.
    The Kershaw tournament was the third straight for the LJGA, which will now have its annual mid-season break.
    Milhorn and Landry Williams each shot a 22, with Milhorn winning in a playoff for the boys 7-9 age group.
    Milhorn, over five holes, had a birdie and two pars. Williams, steady in his play, registered four pars on the day.

  • LHS fills spring sports coaching...

    Three Lancaster High School spring sports teams will have new leadership next season.
    Bruins teams in baseball, softball and girls soccer will sport new coaches, including two squads led by former Bruins players.
    Trevor Hammond, who has previously served as an LHS baseball assistant, is the new Bruins baseball head coach.
    Erin Walker, a volunteer assistant with the 2017 Region III-AAAA champion Lady Bruins, will lead the LHS softball team.
    Sal Estrada, who formerly coached the LHS girls soccer team, is again in charge of the Lady Bruins booters.

  • Post 31 returns to play

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team will return to League V play, looking to build off its latest success.
    Lancaster, 3-5, opened the 2017 Legion baseball season with five straight losses, but rebounded to notch three straight victories.
    Lancaster was off last week, but will return to play Monday when Post 31 will host Rock Hill Post 34 in the League V mini-series.
    Game two is slated for Rock Hill Post 34 on Tuesday, with game three slated for Thursday at Lancaster’s Eggleton Field. All games begin at 7 p.m.

  • Baker, Knight look to extend LSS...

    Two Lancaster Super Speedway drivers will highlight racing action at the big half-mile oval Saturday night.

    “The Nature Boy” Andrew Baker and “Wild Bill” Knight will each have to start in the rear of the field for their respective divisions.

    Baker has dominated the Renegade Division at LSS this season as well as the Renegade Division at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on Friday nights.

    Baker is having a stellar year of dirt track racing, racking up wins at the Carolina and LSS tracks.

  • Dixie Baseball stars launch...

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball will have five all-star teams in action this weekend as the S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 tournaments open play.

    The A-League (6U) machine pitch team will be in action at Rodman Park in Richburg as the Lancaster all-stars battle Jefferson at 6:30 p.m.

    The A-League all-stars are Hunter Starnes, Arione Truesdale, Kolby Avant, Michael Hinson, Reno Blakely, Samuel Hunter, Lance Whitaker, Colton Helms, Aiden James, Brendan Horton, Carson Robertson and Cade Ghent.

  • County duo in North-South match

    Saturday marks the final high school match for a pair of Lancaster County participants in the 21st-annual North-South girls all-star match at Anderson’s T.L. Hanna High School.

    Lancaster High School girls soccer coach Ed Humphrey and Indian Land High School senior midfielder C.C. Thompson will be capping their prep careers at the annual match, which features the state’s top senior soccer players.

  • Column: Thornwells looking for...

    Sharicka Thornwell, mother of University of South Carolina basketball star and Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, says these are exciting times.  The excitement is building to Thursday night when her 6-5 son with a 6-10 wingspan is expected to be taken in the annual NBA draft.  Most draft projections have Thornwell, the Southeastern Conference MVP, going in the second round.

    The Thursday draft has two rounds starting at 7 p.m. in the  Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

  • Baker returns to victory lane...

    A lot of dust has settled at Lancaster Super Speedway since the driver known as “The Gambler” visited victory lane in the Super Stock Division at LSS.

    With Ronne Mosley dominating the division over the past month, Brandy Baker, “The Gambler,” was determined to take back his throne as the dominating Super Stock car at Lancaster on Saturday nights.

    On Saturday night, the Super Stock Division was loaded with 15 strong drivers.

  • Rec softball stars going strong

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-stars are off to a solid start in District II tournament play at the Larry Doby Sports Complex in Camden.

    The Lancaster County Darlings (8U) are 3-0 in the tournament, outscoring three opponents in the district field, 57-3. The Darlings have hit 10 home runs, including a grand slam.

    The Darlings stars rolled to their third straight win, taking a 22-3 win over Lugoff on Monday.