Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • 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.