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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • American stars win tourney

    The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) Intra-league All-Star series was played last week at Wylie Park.

    The American  League all-stars won two straight games to claim the best-of-three  series.

    The American League stars won the series opener, posting a 6-5 win.

    The game ended in dramatic fashion as the National League stars had the tying and game-winning run in scoring position with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but couldn’t get the runners home.

  • Piranhas fall to Dolphins Monday...

    The Lancaster County Piranhas fell to 2-2 on the season, dropping a 317-271 loss to the host Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins on Monday night.

    The LCST was led by Alex Trimnal, Fletcher Armbrust, Taylor Teague and Tamra Tipton who had three firsts each.

    Ryder Lucas, Bristol Glenn and Makenzy Mills each had two wins.

    The Piranhas close their season Saturday with the Metrolina Championship/Invitational meet at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

    The championship meet begins at 8:30 a.m. with only qualified swimmers.

  • CPTC solid in district qualifier

    The Columbus Parker Youth Track Club produced a solid effort in the AAU Region 8 District qualifier at Broome High School in Spartanburg.

    The CPTC racked up their share of honors with 51 athletes placing in one of more events to move forward to the regionals June 29-July 2 in Taylors.

    The number represents the largest number of athletes to make the regionals in the last five years.

    The CPTC, out of 24 teams, placed seventh overall in the district qualifier.

    Nygel Moore, 14, and Demyius Blair, 9, were the top individual scorers for the CPTC.

  • Column: To be Frank, my dad’s...

    The moment, though years ago in my teens, is one I’ll never forget.

    My father, the late Jim Howey, and I were watching the evening sports in our Sherwood Circle home.

    Among the sports news that night was the Philadelphia Phillies’ firing of journeyman manager Frank Lucchesi, not your household name among big league skippers.

    What caught my attention as the story aired in July of 1972, an emotional Lucchesi, an Italian American, teared up with news of his ouster.

    I chuckled seeing a grown man cry.

  • Former ILHS hoops star Felder to...

    COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina rising sophomore guard Rakym Felder will head overseas later this summer to Madrid, Spain, with USA East Coast, a group of college all-stars who will be led by Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown.

    Felder played his freshman season of basketball at Indian Land High School during the 2012-13 season.

    The 5-10, 210-pounder was a key performer in the Warriors’ 23-3 season that year, averaging 21 points a game for coach Nate Smith’s team.