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Today's Sports

  • Bear Hug Brawl gets ‘Thursday...

    For the past six years, junior varsity football teams from the county’s four high school have played a preseason jamboree under a scorching Saturday afternoon sun.

    But no longer.

    The 7th annual Bear Hug Brawl is moving to Thursday night. This year’s game is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at Buford High School Stadium on Tabernacle Road. Admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the gate.

  • Winged Outlaw series returns

    Drivers in the popular USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Car Series will be in action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night after their first scheduled stop here was canceled earlier this year.

    The tour was set to race April 7, but the event was rained out.

    The 360 Winged Sprints are always a fan favorite at the high-banked, half-mile dirt track with straightaway speeds that approach the 150-mph mark and slide job passing.

  • Ray Ackerman an 8-time ace at LGC

    Ray Ackerman registered his eighth hole-in-one July 2 at Lancaster Golf Club, while playing a round with Mark Logan, Ken Boucher and Haskell Faulkenberry. 

    Ackerman got the ace on the par-3 seventh hole with a 7-iron. 

    “It was roughly 135 yards,” he said. “No. 7 is an island hole and is always a little intimidating to me, so I really never expected to get one there.” 

  • A NASCAR 'ROVAlution'

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The unknowns of the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sept. 30 could become the wildcard for those in contention for this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR CUP Series crown.

    “A lot of fans have said for years we should have a road course race in the playoffs,” said Marcus Smith, president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. SMI owns eight tracks including Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • Lancaster 10U Ponytails win...

    JEFFERSON – The Lancaster Dixie Softball 10U All-Stars (Ponytails) fought their way out the losers’ bracket in late June to win the district title and advance in state play.

    The ponytails beat Blythewood twice on the last day of the district tournament to advance. 

    They topped the Blythewood stars 7-1 in a winner-take-all finale after winning the seesaw first game by a 6-4 margin.

  • SECA Crate Late series invades...

    The SECA Crate Late Model division will take center stage at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night with its biggest local payday of the season. 

    The SECA SRI Topless Tour feature, which pays $2,000 to win, will draw some of the biggest names in the Carolinas. 

    In the topless tour, teams remove the roofs from their racecars, exposing the roll bar cage that protects drivers.

  • Pelham pitches his way to 2nd...

    Former Lancaster High School and American Legion Post 31 baseball star C.D. Pelham has pitched his way into his second all-star game of 2018.

    Pelham, now a member of the AA Frisco [Texas] Roughriders, has been selected to play in the 2018 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

    “I’m honored and blessed to be a part of something like this. It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Pelham said before Monday’s road game against the AA Tulsa, Okla., Drillers.

  • Clinton eliminates O-Zone in...

    UNION – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball O-Zone 12U stars fell to Clinton 22-4 on Monday in the elimination round of state tournament play at Timken Athletic Park.

    Clinton put six runs on the board in the first inning and never looked back.

    The Lancaster stars plated one run in the bottom of the first, but didn’t tally again until the fourth, adding three more runs.

    Clinton pounded out 16 hits in the game, which was called after the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Gulledge wins big in Knight...

    Jason Gulledge separated himself from the field Saturday night to win the Super Stock Division feature at Lancaster Speedway during the Huey Knight Memorial.

    When the green flag dropped Gulledge, who started on the second row, veered past Dennis Knight, Andy Blackwood and Brandy Baker coming off the second turn to grab the lead.

    Meanwhile, Knight, Blackwood and Baker dueled for second place as the laps wound down, with Gulledge pulling away by five car lengths. 

    Baker got by Blackwood and then by Knight, setting his sights on Gulledge.

  • Clips’ Thornwell aims to improve...

    LAS VEGAS – In his rookie NBA campaign, Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell was counted on as a defensive stopper for the Los Angeles Clippers, guarding the likes of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Paul George.

    But he’s now aiming to improve his shooting aim through a second year of NBA Summer League play. And so far, it seems to be working.