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Today's Sports

  • Darlings deliver state crown

    MONCKS CORNER – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings stars are the darlings of Palmetto State softball.
    The Lancaster County Darlings 8U stars completed an unbeaten state tournament run – 5-0 – with a 10-4 win over Aynor at Moncks Corner on Wednesday morning.
    The LC Darlings’ six-run win over Aynor gave them the state title and a bid to the Dixie Softball World Series in Eufaula, Ala., on July 27 where it will face the Texas state champion.

  • Sports Talk: ‘Mrs. Mac’ was...

    Buford High School is blessed to have its share of fans.
    The bad news is the Jackets have lost one of their staunchest followers.
    The good new is that still have one left from that ardent maroon and gold couple.
    Just over a week ago, longtime BHS backer Anne McManus, known as “Mrs. Mac,” died. Her husband, Ken, who along with Anne dearly loved Buford High, survives her.

  • P-31 Juniors trip M-C, earn...

    The American Legion Post 31 Junior Baseball team played small ball under a big full moon at Harvey Eggleton Field on Tuesday night to top Mid-Carolina 2-1 and advance to the 2019 state tournament in Inman.
    Manufacturing runs in the close pitching duel between Lancaster’s Chas DeBruhl and Post 24’s Johnny Waites wasn’t by design.
    “Some games, you take it where you can get it,” said Post 31 baseball coach Dickie Howard. “Our defense was solid and we got a couple of hits when we needed them.”

  • Dixie Boys 13U stars launch...

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13U all-stars launch their state title hopes today in Bluffton where they will face District 4 champion Lexington.
    The Lancaster stars, which attended opening ceremonies Friday night, will face Lexington at 9 a.m. at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton.
    The Lancaster Dixie Boys stars, age 13 and under, earned their way to the double-elimination state tournament, winning the Dixie Boys District 10 tournament title at the Rodman Complex in Chester County earlier this month.

  • Hunter to head Warriors athletics

    INDIAN LAND – Vernon Hunter is the new Indian Land High School athletics chief.
    Hunter, who has been approved by the Lancaster County School District Board of Trustees as the ILHS athletics director, comes to the Lancaster County Class AAA high school from West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.
    Hunter, 38, has spent the past five years as the Hawks athletics director.

  • Sumter finishes Ponytails’ stars...

    UNION – The Lancaster Dixie Softball Ponytails 12U all-stars fell shy in their quest to capture diamond glory in the state tournament at the Timken Complex on Tuesday night.
    The Ponytails stars, who won the District 2 championship to earn a bid to the state field, saw their postseason hopes end with a 4-2 loss to Sumter on Tuesday night.

  • Speedway demolition derby July 27

    For the first time in more than 10 years, Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a demolition derby July 27.
    The Carolina Derby Promotions will be hosting the event, a front wheel drive class demolition derby.
    This is a cheap way to get involved in the demolition derby through the Front Wheel Drive Class.
    The demolition derby will be taking place on the track’s front straightaway, so all the fans in the grandstands will have a front row seat to the intense beating and banging and ultimate destruction.

  • 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.”