https://www.thelancasternews.com/sports/rss.xml en Teams set for Classic clashes https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/teams-set-classic-clashes <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc01570_5x7.jpg" alt="Andrew Jackson High School senior center Ryan Hunter calls out the play during the Volunteers’ practice in preparation for the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic on Saturday at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium." title="Andrew Jackson High School senior center Ryan Hunter calls out the play during the Volunteers’ practice in preparation for the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic on Saturday at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> After tonight, it all counts on the scoreboard, so the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic is the final tune-up heading into regular-season high school football play.<br /> Andrew Jackson High School hosts the annual jamboree, which features all four Lancaster County teams against different squads.<br /> Play opens with Indian Land High School battling Monroe High School (N.C.) at 6 p.m.<br /> Lancaster follows as the Bruins battle West Mecklenberg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.<br /> Sports Talk: Loss of Kellin leaves a void https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/sports-talk-loss-kellin-leaves-void <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/david_kellin_mug.jpg" alt="David Kellin" title="David Kellin" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> There&rsquo;s a void as the 2019 Lancaster County high school football season nears.<br /> With each season and each team, there&rsquo;s always holes to fill, but the gap I&rsquo;m thinking about is the loss of a fixture on the Andrew Jackson High School football sidelines.<br /> That&rsquo;s David Kellin, who died last month at his Kershaw home.<br /> When I say a void, I truly mean it.<br /> A few seasons back, we lost our AJ Vols sports correspondent just before the season began.<br /> We were in a bind as the season was quickly drawing close.<br /> Gamecocks hope to profit from challenging schedule https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/gamecocks-hope-profit-challenging-schedule <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_2691.jpg" alt="Wes Mitchell, of Gamecock Central, makes a point during the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club kickoff cookout at the Moose Lodge earlier this week." title="Wes Mitchell, of Gamecock Central, makes a point during the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club kickoff cookout at the Moose Lodge earlier this week." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The 2019 edition of the University of South Carolina football team might be Coach Will Muschamp&rsquo;s best team in his four seasons, but it might not be reflected in USC&rsquo;s final record.<br /> Wes Mitchell, of Gamecock Central and the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club&rsquo;s football kickoff cookout at the Lancaster Moose Lodge on Monday night, said he feels Muschamp might be fielding his best overall team, but the challenging schedule might play in USC&rsquo;s final record.<br /> Buford High set to host second annual Good Samaritan Scholarship volleyball https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/buford-high-set-host-second-annual-good-samaritan-scholarship-volleyball <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/good_sam_vb_game8-19-2018_1-27_pm2199.jpg" alt="Andrew Jackson and Indian Land high school volleyball teams battle at the net during the first Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation volleyball tournament at AJ High. Buford High School hosts the second annual tournament today in the Jackets gym." title="Andrew Jackson and Indian Land high school volleyball teams battle at the net during the first Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation volleyball tournament at AJ High. Buford High School hosts the second annual tournament today in the Jackets gym." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Buford High School will be the setting for the second annual Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation volleyball tournament today at BHS, 4290 Tabernacle Road.<br /> The volleyball fundraiser, which begins in the BHS gym, is 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br /> The fundraiser features scrimmages between the four county junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams, and a friendly afternoon competition among teachers&rsquo; teams from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools.<br /> Extreme 4 has $1,000 purse Aug. 24 https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/extreme-4-has-1000-purse-aug-24 <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/race_photo_3.jpg" alt="Extreme 4 driver Dan Benson will be among the favorites to capture the $1,000 payday on Aug. 24 at Lancaster Motor Speedway. Benson is in a tie for the Extreme 4 points lead with David Laney, each with 447 points on the 2019 season." title="Extreme 4 driver Dan Benson will be among the favorites to capture the $1,000 payday on Aug. 24 at Lancaster Motor Speedway. Benson is in a tie for the Extreme 4 points lead with David Laney, each with 447 points on the 2019 season." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Extreme 4 Division at Lancaster Motor Speedway will be racing for $1,000 to win Aug. 24.<br /> This race marks the second time the Extreme 4 Division will be racing for $1,000 to win, because the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial race, held Aug. 10, was also a $1,000 to win.<br /> Chris Baker posted his second straight Phillip Knight Memorial race win and the $1,000 payday last Saturday night at LMS.<br /> Baker said he&rsquo;s hoping the win will provide key momentum as he seeks his second straight win for another big payday at the half-mile dirt track.<br /> Roberts returns to club champion https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/roberts-returns-club-champion <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_2649.jpg" alt="Scott Roberts strokes a putt on No. 17 as Simon Wright, left, watches the shot during the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon. Roberts shot a nine-under 135 to edge Wright, who carded a 137 to finish as the 2019 LGC runner-up." title="Scott Roberts strokes a putt on No. 17 as Simon Wright, left, watches the shot during the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon. Roberts shot a nine-under 135 to edge Wright, who carded a 137 to finish as the 2019 LGC runner-up." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Scott Roberts is back on top at the Lancaster Golf Club.<br /> Roberts, who was denied a third straight LGC title last year by Lancaster High School upstart golfer Trey Crenshaw, returned to the links throne with a two-shot win over another Lancaster High School star golfer Simon Wright on Sunday afternoon.<br /> Roberts&rsquo; close win gave him six club crowns, three in the last four years. He now has the most club championships at the LGC with six, one more than Bobby Bumgardner, a former Lancaster High School star golfer who later played at Furman University.<br /> Roberts returns to club champion https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/roberts-returns-club-champion <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_2649.jpg" alt="Scott Roberts strokes a putt on No. 17 as Simon Wright, left, watches the shot during the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon. Roberts shot a nine-under 135 to edge Wright, who carded a 137 to finish as the 2019 LGC runner-up." title="Scott Roberts strokes a putt on No. 17 as Simon Wright, left, watches the shot during the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon. Roberts shot a nine-under 135 to edge Wright, who carded a 137 to finish as the 2019 LGC runner-up." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Scott Roberts is back on top at the Lancaster Golf Club.<br /> Roberts, who was denied a third straight LGC title last year by Lancaster High School upstart golfer Trey Crenshaw, returned to the links throne with a two-shot win over another Lancaster High School star golfer Simon Wright on Sunday afternoon.<br /> Roberts&rsquo; close win gave him six club crowns, three in the last four years. He now has the most club championships at the LGC with six, one more than Bobby Bumgardner, a former Lancaster High School star golfer who later played at Furman University.<br /> Harrises, Davis continue track success with summer showing https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/harrises-davis-continue-track-success-summer-showing <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc5524.jpg" alt="Indian Land High School senior DeVonte Harris, an Indian Land High School senior, finished seventh in the nation in the men’s open 17-18 age group for the 400-meter run at the USATF nationals in Sacramento, Calif. Harris, with a top-eight finish in the event, earned a second USATF All-American honor." title="Indian Land High School senior DeVonte Harris, an Indian Land High School senior, finished seventh in the nation in the men’s open 17-18 age group for the 400-meter run at the USATF nationals in Sacramento, Calif. Harris, with a top-eight finish in the event, earned a second USATF All-American honor." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In the spring, Indian Land High School track stars DeShon Harris, DeVonte Harris and Marlin Davis earned statewide recognition as members of the state champion Class AAA 4 x 400 relay team.<br /> The trio, over the summer, has continued to shine, dashing to national honors.<br />