Today's Sports

  • Pure Stock V8 Division gears up...

    During the 2017 racing season, former Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Doug McManus added a new division for the drivers and race fans.

    The Pure Stock V8 Division, which produced some of the season’s best racing, was competitive nearly every Saturday night at the half-mile oval.

    The car count was low, but that was expected with a new division, averaging around 7-8 weekly, but some nights it was up to 10-12 cars.

  • Small awards scholarship to LDB...

    Larry Small, a longtime supporter of Lancaster Dixie Baseball and the LDB vice chairman, is continuing his support of players in the program with an annual $500 scholarship presented to a player in the Ozone League, age 12.

    The $500 Larry Small Scholarship recipient is selected by a committee of two educators and a business person.

    The funds can be used for tuition and books to attend college.

  • Nunnery signs to cheer at...

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Karli Nunnery’s dream is to be an English teacher, and with the signing of  a college cheerleading scholarship, she is making a giant leap in that direction.

    Nunnery, an Andrew Jackson High School senior cheerleader, signed with Limestone College on Wednesday morning in the AJ media center.

    Nunnery, with her signing, became the first Andrew Jackson High School student to sign a cheerleading scholarship to Limestone, located in Gaffney.

  • Buford High jayvees win, 38-28

    The Buford High School Junior Jackets basketball team captured a 38-28 win over Central Pageland on Tuesday night.

    During the first period, Buford and Central were back and forth in a sloppy quarter with turnovers on each side.

    During the second quarter, both teams turned up the offense, with Buford up 18-17 at the half.

    Tyson Miller, at the break, had a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds.

  • Fairfield Central girls defeat...

    Fairfield Central High School started strong on the way to a 50-27 win over the Indian Land High School girls basketball team on Thursday night.

    The Lady Griffins’ win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.

    The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.

    Fairfield Central, in the opener, bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.

    Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.

    The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.

  • South edges Rucker for hoops...

    The South Middle School Mustangs won a nail-biter, and the victory gave SMS the opportunity to hoist its index finger as the district champion.

    South capped a sweep of rival A.R. Rucker with a 36-35 win over the Rams on Wednesday night at the Lancaster High School gym.

    The Mustangs’ one-point win came after the South girls took a 27-20 win.

    The boys game was a battle to the wire.

    Rucker’s Tyler Trimnal tallied a trey with three seconds to play to slice the gap to one, 36-35.

  • Wingate a good fit for Payne

    Lancaster High School football standout Blake Payne said Wingate University is the right place for him.

    Wingate will be part of Payne’s football future after he signed to play with the Bulldogs in the LHS conference room on Wednesday morning.

    “When I visited there, I felt welcomed,” Payne said. “The campus is nice and the coaches are real nice.

    “Wingate is close to home, less than an hour away,” he said. “It felt like the right place for me.”

  • West Oak halts IL’s state...

    West Oak will defend its Class AAA state wrestling championship Saturday afternoon.

    The unbeaten WOHS Warriors, 26-0, won a battle of Warriors teams in defeating Region IV-AAA champion Indian Land, 49-15 for the Class AAA Upper State championship on Wednesday night at West Oak High School.

    The ILHS Warriors, who finished a school-record 27-4, saw their state title run end with the loss.

    West Oak, in the Class AAA state finals for the third time in four years, forged an early lead and stayed in control for the 34-point win.

  • Ussery’s clutch bucket lifts...

    David Kellin


    For The Lancaster News

    BISHOPVILLE – Danielle Ussery’s clutch layup with eight seconds left gave the determined Andrew Jackson High Lady Volunteers a thrilling 47-45 win over Lee Central in Bishopville on Tuesday night.

    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols’ two-point win gave AJ a Region IV-AA road split. The win put AJ in position to take the region title with a home win over rival Buford High School tonight.

  • Liberty edges AJ for Upstate mat...

    Liberty High School senior grappler Jacob Rogers delivered a clutch pin to propel the Red Devils to a tough 40-35 win over Andrew Jackson for the Class A-AA Upper State wrestling championship on Wednesday night in Liberty.

    AJ, bidding for its first berth to the Class A-AA state championship round, held a 35-34 lead going to the final match, and Rogers came through with the pivotal fall at the 126-pound weight class to lift the Red Devils to the five-point win and a bid to the state title round Saturday at Airport High School in Columbia.