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Today's Sports

  • First Phillip Knight Memorial...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be honoring my dad Phillip Knight with the Phillip Knight Memorial Race on Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    My dad, who died in April 2016 after a long battle with an illness, was a huge dirt track racing fan, who also helped numerous drivers over the years with their cars, mainly the Whitakers of Ryan and Chris Whitaker.

    My father was also a huge sports fan.

    He was a big UNC Tar Heels, NFL Dallas Cowboys, MLB Atlanta Braves and NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.

  • Fort Mill foils P-31

    Lancaster was looking to duplicate its last showing at Eggleton Field on Monday night, but visiting Fort Mill Post 43 had other ideas.

    Fort Mill, with a strong finish, took an 8-3 win over Lancaster Post 31.

    Lancaster, in its previous home game last Thursday, rolled to a 10-1 League V victory over York Post 66.

    Lancaster trailed 4-3 after three innings, but Fort Mill came on for the five-run League V win.

  • Heffner returns to Great Falls...

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – In more ways than one, Josh Heffner is back in the driver’s seat.

  • Kade Langley captures first-ever...

    Kade Langley highlighted the Super Stock main event at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday with his first-ever win.

    Langley and Jason Gulledge were on the front row to start the race.

    At the green flag, Langley, Gulledge, Matthew Cauthen and Tommy Megill roared into turn one battling for the lead. Exiting turn two, Langley, Gulledge, Cauthen and Timbo Mangum battled for the lead.

    As the laps ticked off, Langley had control, while Cauthen and Mangum staged a war for second.

  • CPTC shines in district meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) competed in the S.C.  District qualifier on June 2-3 at Eastside High School in Taylors.

    The Lancaster youth track team, named in memory of its first coach – Columbus Parker – placed in the top 10 overall out of 28 state teams.

    Everyone on the team placed in the top 16 for the state. All members will be moving forward to the regionals in Augusta, Ga., and the AAU Club Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

  • LA Elite 14U softball hosts...

    The LA Elite youth softball team will hold a co-ed slow pitch softball tournament fundraiser July 14 at Camp Clyburn.

    Camp Clyburn is located at 3662 Taxahaw Road in eastern Lancaster County off S.C. 903 East.

    Participating teams must be registered with entry fee submitted by July 4.

    The registration fee is $250 a team, with a maximum of 12 players per team. The team minimum is 10 players.

    Teams must have an even amount of boys and girls. Men can hit regular.

  • Pelham Carolina League All-Star

    Former Lancaster High School three-sport star C.D. Pelham is one of six Down East Wood Ducks selected to play in the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic.

    The annual CLASC will be played Tuesday at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., at 7 p.m.

    The Down East Wood Ducks, members of the Carolina League’s Southern Division, are a High-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers in Kinston, N.C.

    Pelham, 23, entered the season as a highly touted prospect in the Rangers organization. 

  • Sports Talk: Glad we had Henry...

    In just over a month, the City of Lancaster will have new leadership.

    That’s ahead, but today – Father’s Day, that annual mid-June Sunday, we tip our hat to dad, I’m thinking about a man, who was, among many, a fine father for our town, “The Red Rose City.”

    Back earlier this spring, we lost a couple of “good men,” who were solid leaders for Lancaster, within the same week – John Howard and Henry Johnson.

    I knew both of them well, but I go back a l-o-n-g way with Henry.

  • Breakers top Piranhas in meet

    The Tega Cay Breakers posted a 405-133 Metrolina Swim League win over the Lancaster County Piranhas at the Lancaster County Pool on Thursday night.

    The Breakers, in the meet breakdown, topped the LC girls, 185-94, and the TC boys won 220-39 in the meet, halted early due to lightning.

    The host Piranhas were led by Bristol Glenn, Isabella Thorpe, Makenzy Mills and Taylor Teague who had three wins each. Olivia Thorpe and Fletcher Armbrust had two firsts apiece in the meet.

  • Clinton leads LHS softball honors

    Senior players took the spotlight at the annual Lancaster High School softball awards.

    Senior pitcher Summer Clinton, the Region III-AAAA Player of the Year for softball, earned the team MVP.

    An all-region and all-area pick, Clinton was the ace of the LHS staff, posting a 1.20 earn run average. She batted .461 with three home runs this spring.

    Clinton, who also played in the annual North-South All-Star game at USC-Aiken, earlier signed to play softball at the USC-Union.