Today's Sports

  • Olivers pace LJGA effort in all-...

    The Olivers led the way for the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six on Aug. 22-23.
    David Oliver and his sister Braelyn Oliver were the top finishes for the LJGA all-stars in the two-day tournament.
    David Oliver, in the boys 7-9 age division, tied for second with a 73 over 18 holes. Landry Williams, age 6, placed ninth.
    Braelyn Oliver, in the girls 7-9 age group, finished fourth and Rachel Kate Hinson was sixth.

  • Racing action features exciting...

    Lancaster Super Speedway action featured a wild night of racing at the half-mile oval Saturday, Aug. 22.
    In the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock main event, the front row was Brandy Baker and Johnny Starkey.
    When the green flag dropped to start the race, it was Baker, Starkey, Joseph Engelbrecht and Joseph Richardson battling for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Baker, Starkey, Engelbrecht and Andy Hodges battled for the lead.

  • Home cookin’ wins jamboree play

    KERSHAW – The home teams – host Andrew Jackson and Lancaster high schools – triumphed in the 12th annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 21.
    The Vols, led by first-year head coach C.J. Frye, opened play with a 14-7 win over Indian Land and put the finishing touches on their 2-0 night with a 7-6 victory over Buford.
    Lancaster, which shared the home sideline with AJ in the annual scrimmages among the four county schools, edged BHS, 6-0 and followed with a 10-0 blanking of the IL Warriors.

  • Roscoe, Wallace to join S.C....

    Two high school coaches with connections to the Lancaster area will be inducted into the S.C. Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame later this year.
    Former Lancaster High School head football coach Johnny Roscoe and Jimmy “Moose” Wallace, who coached at Lewisville, have been selected to join the elite class of 10 coaches.
    The 10 coaches have 344 years as a head football coach, with 2,544 football wins and 25 state football championships.

  • Junior golfers competing in...

    Standout golfers in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association will be competing play for top honors in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six today, Sunday, Aug. 23.
    Some 14 Lancaster chapter all-stars, ranging in age 7-18, will compete for titles in the age divisions.
    State tournament play opened Saturday, Aug. 22.
    The Lancaster chapter all-stars represent the top two finishers in each age division during the regular-season tournament play for the 2015 spring and summer.

  • Gilreath commits to play...

    John Gilreath, a high school baseball standout and former Lancaster resident, has committed to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.
    Gilreath, 15 and a sophomore at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, gave the Gamecocks a verbal pledge last week.
    The 5-10, 160-pounder is regarded as one of the top pitchers in the state for the class of 2018.
    He is rated by Diamond Prospects, a state baseball scouting service, as the state’s No. 2 prospect for the Class of 2018.

  • Bear Hug Brawl spotlights jayvee...

    The Lancaster County high school football spotlight will be on the county’s four junior varsity football teams at the fourth annual Bear Hug Brawl Junior Varsity Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The jayvee football jamboree is played in memory of Seth Muennich, the late Buford High School junior varsity football player who died in an auto accident near the school four years ago.

  • Teams battle tonight at AJ

    Lancaster County high school football fans will have a final preseason look at teams as Andrew Jackson High School hosts the 12th annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium tonight, Aug. 21.
    All four county teams will be on display in the action which opens with host AJ meeting Indian Land at 6 p.m.
    Volunteers’ fans will have added interest as they will get their first home view of new AJ coach C.J. Frye’s squad as the Vols battle the Warriors.

  • Marlins host Tigers to open...

    The Carolina Marlins baseball team will open its quest for a second league championship as they host the Kelton Tigers with a pair of weekend games.
    The Marlins, the top seed in the playoffs and the National League champions, will host a 4 p.m. game Saturday, Aug. 22 and a game Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4.
    The games will be played at the Wheels of Peace field at 3671 Wheels of Peace Drive.
    Take U.S. 521 North to North Corner and turn on Wheels of Peace Drive and follow to the field.
    The Marlins, 25-7, 16-4, are the top seed for the playoffs.

  • ‘Red Man’ one of the good guys

    One of the Lancaster Golf Club’s “good guys” has played his final round. That’s a shame because Mike “Red Man” Kennington truly loved the game of golf.
    Kennington, a fixture at the LGC as a sometimes employee and avid golfer, died last week after a battle with cancer.
    During the recent club championship, which saw 14-year-old phenom Anthony “T” Sutton earn the crown, there was still talk of “Red Man.”