Today's Sports

  • Dixie Boys 14U stars win...

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars will open play in the state baseball tournament at North Augusta’s Riverview Park on Saturday.

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U stars earned a bid to the state tournament, winning the District 10 tournament in Chester County earlier this month.

    The LDB 14U stars defeated Kershaw County twice to win the district crown and gain a bid to the state tourney.

    Lancaster wrapped up the state bid with an 8-7 win over Kershaw County.

  • LDB AAA all-stars fall in state...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars had a short stay in the state tournament at Moncks Corner over the weekend.

    The AAA stars opened with an 11-1 loss to District VII champion Mount Pleasant of Charleston on Saturday afternoon and then dropped a 5-1 setback to Orangeburg on Sunday.

    In the AAA stars four-run loss to the District 6 champion, Lancaster pitcher Jake Milhorn worked five and two-third innings and hurled a no-hitter.

    Orangeburg ignited for five runs in the top of the sixth inning and held on for the win.

  • USCS Sprint Cars set for LMS...

    One of the most popular races of the Lancaster Motor Speedway season will be at LMS on Saturday night.

    Area dirt track racing fans always look forward to the USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars when they invade the half-mile dirt oval of Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars will be a popular sight to see with the speeds they can carry around LMS, reaching speeds up to 140-150 miles per hour.

    Sometimes fans will see one car do a wheel stand with both front tires coming off the ground roaring down the front straightaway.

  • USC Aiken riders fare well in...

    From release

    AIKEN – The University of South Carolina Aiken eventing (riding) team, which included an Indian Land native, finished the year strong, placing third in the collegiate championships May 24-27 at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Va.

  • 'Cheeseburger' all the...

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Those who say that you don’t have a shot to win a feature race at the half-mile, high-banked Lancaster Speedway unless you start at the front, may get an valid argument from Rock Hill driver Bryan “Cheeseburger” Mullis. 

    Mullis, the current SECA Crate Late Model division points leader, came from the fourth row of the 17-car field to win the SRI Topless Tour feature Saturday at LMS, along with the $2,000 paycheck that accompanies it.

  • Dixie Darlings all-stars fall in...

    SENECA – The Lancaster 7-8 year-old coaches pitch all-star softball team was eliminated from state play following an 11-4 loss to Byrnes on July 7 and a 15-8 loss to Midland Valley on July 8.

    Coach Jerome Singleton attributed the back-to-back defeats to jangled nerves and an overall lack of experience.

    “This team is really young and we knew that going in,” he said. “This is the first time any of these girls have played at this level. None of them had ever played on an all-star team before.

  • Wemes leads Lady Jackets...

    Buford High School senior student athlete Kristin Wemes led the Lady Yellow Jackets softball awards for the 2018 season.

    She was selected earlier this summer to play in the annual North-South All-Star softball games at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

    In 2018, Wemes hit .393 at the plate with 35 hits, including a home run, four doubles and only struck out only five times She also drove in 31 runs and scored 26 runs.

    Wemes also played volleyball and basketball at BHS and is an outstanding student at the Class AA high school.

  • Gamecocks trio make awards watch...


    COLUMBIA – Three University of South Carolina football players have earned spots on watch lists for the 82nd annual Maxwell Award and the 24th annual Chuck Bednarik Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday.

    Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley and wide receiver/kick returner Deebo Samuel are among those in contention for the Maxwell Award.

    Defensive end D.J. Wonnum is on the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award.

  • New prep swim coach a familiar...

    The Lancaster High School swim team has a new coach with a familiar face.

    Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke is taking over for Charles Henry, who led the team for the past two seasons.

    A former competitive swimmer and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Sanchez-Gelpke has helped coach the Lancaster Piranhas swim team for two years. She is also a volunteer elementary swim instructor at Gregory Family YMCA on the USC Lancaster campus.

    “I guess you’re kinda stuck with me,” she said, laughing. “Swimming finds me out, no matter where we live.”

  • Angels all-stars finish third in...

    BLUFFTON – Gene Knight, head coach of the Lancaster Dixie Softball 10U All-Stars (Angels) is still smiling after his team finished third in this week’s state tournament. Aynor won, followed by Sumter, Lancaster and Byrnes.

    “Disappointed? Nah, not one bit,” Knight said. “This is a very special group of girls. When we go back next year, I feel good about our chances. And I believe we will be going back.”