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Today's Sports

  • Knight Memorial pays bonus to...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is slated to host the 2nd Annual Phillip Knight Memorial on Saturday, Aug. 10, with bonus money going to the feature winner in every division.  
    This includes $1,200 to the winner of the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model feature and $1,000 to the Mid East Modified Tour series winner.
    The Renegade, SECA Crate Sportsman, Thunder Bomber, Extreme 4 and Super Stock divisions will all pay $1,000 to the winner.
    The winner’s purse for the Vintage and Pure Stock V8 division on Aug. 10 is $500.

  • Rushing team banks double luck...

    Winning the third annual Lindsay Pettus Greenway golf tournament on Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club came down to luck both on and off the course for Lynn Rushing, Tim Beckham, Scott Caskey and Bruce Barrett.
    The foursome shot a 17-under 55, but so did the team of Willie Beaty, Bobby Harris, Bob Welch and Tom McCleoud.
    Tournament officials then went back to 10-holes of scorecard handicaps to award the win to Rushing’s team, with the Beaty team finishing second. There were 14 teams in the field.

  • College football notebook...

    COLUMBIA – The last time Tavien Feaster played football at Williams Brice Stadium, he scored a touchdown and caught two passes. But that was in a Clemson uniform. Now he’s switching sides.
    On Monday, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back posted a picture of himself on Instagram in a black Gamecocks uniform by his new locker, along with the Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11.

  • Volleyball tourney mixes serves...

    Some college scholarships recognize good grades, but others, like those awarded by the nonprofit Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation, reward students for good deeds, too.
    “It’s not always about test scores, but good quality young people who are making a difference in the lives of others. They’re busy volunteering in our communities,” said retired educator Debra Gardner, who also serves as foundation president.

  • Va. stars halt Darlings’ in...

    EUFALA, Ala. – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) all-stars competed, but fell short over the weekend in World Series play.
    The local Darlings, representing South Carolina as state champions, were eliminated Sunday night at Old Creektown Complex in a 12-9 loss to Appomattox, Va.
    “It really came down to which team got base hits at the right time. We had our opportunities, but just couldn’t capitalize,” said Darlings coach Dillon Hydrick.

  • Va. stars halt Darlings’ in...

    EUFALA, Ala. – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) all-stars competed, but fell short over the weekend in World Series play.
    The local Darlings, representing South Carolina as state champions, were eliminated Sunday night at Old Creektown Complex in a 12-9 loss to Appomattox, Va.
    “It really came down to which team got base hits at the right time. We had our opportunities, but just couldn’t capitalize,” said Darlings coach Dillon Hydrick.

  • County teams set to kick off...

    All four Lancaster County high school football teams will start practice Friday in preparation for their 2019 season openers on Aug. 23.
    S.C. High School League rules restrict player contact on the first two days of practice, with drills limited to helmets, cleats, shorts and shirts.
    Teams add shoulder pads to practice sessions beginning Aug. 5, with full contact drills set for Aug. 7. The first preseason scrimmages are Aug. 8.
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  • Putting pivotal for team’s WEC...

    A productive short game proved to be pivotal for the winning team Friday afternoon in the13th annual Women’s Enrichment Center golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The winning foursome – Andy Caudill, Miller Deaton, Mac Moody and Mark Harris – converted key putts to card a 16-under 56 to top the 13-team field.
    “We made our share of long putts,” said Caudill, as he finished up lunch provided by 521 BBQ at the awards ceremony in the LGC clubhouse.

  • Artie Brownell ends win drought...

    A name synonymous with Carolinas dirt racing returned to victory lane Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway after a much-too-long absence.
    Artie Brownell, who dominated at the half-mile dirt track in the early 90s, nabbed the Super Stock division checkers for his first win of the 2019 season and first win in a number of years.
    A second-generation driver, Artie Brownell is the son of LMS legend Carol Brownell, a 2005 speedway hall of fame inductee.

  • Darlings stars Bama-bound

    Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars coach Dillon Hydrick isn’t sure where his team will finish in its splendid season, but he was certain about one fact late Thursday afternoon.
    “These girls are having a ball, enjoying all the attention,” he said just before boarding the team bus for the Main Street send-off for his state champion team headed to the Darlings World Series in Eufaula, Ala.