Today's Sports

  • Bats come to life in 17-6 win...

    MONCKS CORNER – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) stars are still in the driver’s seat of state tournament play after soundly whipping Aynor 17-6 on Monday night.
    The Lancaster stars topped Midland Valley 5-4 on Saturday and beat host Moncks Corner 5-3 on Sunday.
    After back-to-back nail-biters, the Darlings were looking for a breakout game at the plate and finally got it.
    Monday’s game was called after four innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Bang-bang defensive gem seals...

    PROSPERITY – The final out in the American Legion Post 31 Junior Baseball team’s win over Mid-Carolina on Monday was a thing of beauty.
    With two outs, a precarious lead and Mid-Carolina threatening, Post 31 left fielder Canon Stogner tracked down a sure double from Mid-Carolina third baseman Colby Doolittle and fired the ball to perfectly aligned cutoff man Bry Neal.
    Neal, the P-31 shortstop, turned and gunned Stogner’s shot to second baseman Ashton Phillips, who tagged out a stunned Doolittle by several steps.

  • Ponytails drub Bluffton to...

    UNION – After losing to Kershaw on Sunday, the Lancaster County Ponytails stars bounced back to defeat Bluffton 16-1 on Monday in state tournament play at Timken Sports Complex in Union.
    “I knew these girls would be ready to play,” said Pontytails coach Courtney Marshall. “I’m proud of them bouncing back after a tough loss. Going from 10 walks against Kershaw on Sunday to none today (Monday) is huge. If you take away the walks in that game, we win it, too.”

  • Dixie Angels fall to Clinton in...

    UNION – It was one devil of a time for the Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels (10U) stars in the state tournament.
    The Angels stars were eliminated Monday night after falling to Clinton 24-2 in the third round of play at the Timken Sports Complex in Union.
    The Angels also lost to Aynor on Sunday in the double elimination tournament, but beat host Union in the opening round of play.

  • Track to collect money for...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be collecting donations Saturday night for track announcer Doug Hawkins.
    His wife, Brandi Hawkins, has been hospitalized for some time and drivers will carry their helmets through the grandstands during intermission to collect money to help with her hospital expenses.
    I will also be accepting donations in the pits, along with LMS personnel Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey.
    Track photographer Ashley Gardner, will also donate the proceeds from all photo sales on Saturday to the Hawkinses.

  • P-31 bounces back, bounces...

    After the Post 31 Junior Baseball team steamrolled Gaffney, 8-1 on Wednesday night to advance in state tournament play, coach Dickie Howard was upbeat about what he had just seen on the Eggleton Field diamond.
    Lancaster combined solid defense and timely hitting with a complete game from starting pitcher Chas DeBruhl to win the best-of-three playoff series.
    Howard, though, was just as pleased by the team’s dugout chatter as he was by their performance.

  • Sports Talk: Hometown baseball...

    Attending a summer baseball game to root for the home team is still a lot of fun.
    And it’s especially meaningful when that team represents a hometown.
    That’s what you’ll see during an American Legion Post 31 baseball game at Eggleton Field.
    While filling in on the sports desk, I got a phone call from one of the parents of a Post 31 Junior Baseball team player, who has fallen in love with Legion baseball.

  • Regular night of racing set for...

    For now, a regular slate of racing action is set for July 20 at the half-mile Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Action that tentatively includes the SECA Crate Late Model, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Thunder Bomber, Pure Stock V8 and Extreme 4 divisions.
    However, that may change on Monday or Tuesday with the addition of two possible series.   
    Should that happen, details will be announced on social media at www.lancastersuperspeedway.com or on the Lancaster Motor Speedway’s Facebook page (Lancaster Motor Speedway Caskey/Munn).

  • Three Dixie softball teams start...

    Darlings, Angels and Ponytails; don’t let those names fool you. When it comes to softball, the trio of Lancaster all-star teams that start state play Saturday are anything but genteel.
    All three teams have been working hard to get ready.
    The Darlings, ages 7-8, play Midland Valley at 2 p.m. July 13 in Moncks Corner.
    The Darlings averaged 10 runs a game in the district tournament, but coach Dillon Hydrick said that the local team’s strong suit is defense.

  • USC coach selects Bentley,...

    University of South Carolina Gamecocks senior football players Jake Bentley, T.J. Brunson and Bryan Edwards will attend the 2019 SEC Football Kickoff Media Days, along with head football coach Will Muschamp.
    Media days mark the unofficial start of the upcoming college football season. This year’s SEC press spectacle is July 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham, Ala., with reporters gathering to cover the conference’s 14 coaches and players.