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Today's Sports

  • Sports Talk: Dixie Boys stars...

    Anytime a champion is crowned, this familiar line is as prevalent as the trophies to be awarded to the title team.

    You’ve heard it, but it bears repeating: There’s only going to be one happy team, from star to scrub, when this tournament is history.

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball U14 all-stars know the other feeling, the opposite of ecstasy.

    They experienced it early Wednesday afternoon when their impressive run in the Dixie Boys World Series ended with a disappointing 13-0 loss to Tennessee state champion Dyersburg.

  • Small expects battle for 2018...

    Five-time Lancaster Golf Club champion Scott Roberts is the favorite to notch the 2018 crown this weekend, but club pro Phil Small said Roberts will have a links battle.

    Roberts, bidding for his third straight club crown, shot a seven-under 137 last summer to post a five-shot win over Lancaster High School golfer Mason Tucker, who carded a 142.

  • Teams focusing on jamboree play

    Lancaster County high schools’ football focus will center on jamboree play tonight and Saturday.

    Three Lancaster County prep teams will be in action at two different sites tonight.

    Lancaster will play in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School, where the Bruins will battle West Mecklenburg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

    Play opens with Lewisville battling Great Falls High School at 6 p.m. The 8 p.m. nightcap has the host Cyclones meeting Hough High School of Cornelius, N.C.

  • Gulledge seeks to extend winning...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host eight divisions of racing Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    One of the highlights of the night will be in the Super Stock Division, where driver Jason Gulledge will start in the rear of the field after capturing three straight wins.

    The trio of wins in a row is a first for Gulledge in his racing career.

  • Dixie Boys stars in Series Final...

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars are in the Dixie Boys World Series Final Four after splitting two games Monday at the Tinsley Athletic Complex in Bossier City, La.

    The Lancaster 14U stars faced Kings Mountain, N.C., in an elimination game Tuesday afternoon. A Lancaster win will advance the LDB stars to the title round today.

    The Lancaster stars dropped their first postseason loss, falling to Dyersburg Tenn., 6-3 on Monday.

  • Teams picking up pace with...

    Lancaster County high school football teams are learning more about their squads as they compete in scrimmages this week.

    Teams have completed two scrimmages, or are working toward a second clash this week.

    Host Lancaster and Buford tangled in a controlled scrimmage Monday at Memorial Stadium.

    “I thought it went well,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said. “At the start, we were sluggish, but picked up the pace.

  • Franklin Carolina Clash winner

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Dennis “Rambo” Franklin captured the Carolina Clash win to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    “Downtown” Michael Brown and Zack Mitchell were on the front row, with “The Rock Hill Bad Boy” Ben Watkins and Brian “Meathead” Carswell on row two.

    When the green flag dropped to start the race, Brown, Mitchell, Watkins and Carswell roared into turn one battling for the lead.

  • Sass sizzles for Kershaw Open win

    KERSHAW – College of Charleston junior golfer Mike Sass shot a 10-under 134 to win the championship flight in the second annual Kershaw Open at the Kershaw Golf Club on July 28-29.

    Sass, a Louisville, Ky., native, carded a 66-68 to take a two-shot win in the 36-hole tournament. He was the 2018 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) men’s golfer of the year.

    Zach Herold, a senior golfer at Coker College in Hartsville, finished second with a 136 (65-71).

  • Scott pleased with Lady Jackets...

    New Buford High School girls basketball coach Susan Scott is encouraged with her team.

    The Lady Yellow Jackets participated in the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) camp held June 29-30 at Lander University in Greenwood.

    On the court, the Lady Jackets went 3-2, with wins over Laurens Academy, Easley High School and Chapman High School.

    Scott said the Lady Jackets fell to Westside High School of Anderson and Woodruff.

  • LMS features seven divisions...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting seven divisions of racing Saturday night at the half-mile oval.

    The dirt track action will feature the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Thunder Bomber, Pure Stock V8 and Extreme 4.

    In the Super Stock Division this season, one driver has seen his luck change in a big way – Jason Gulledge.

    At the start of the season, Gulledge could not find good luck if it slapped him in the face.