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Today's Sports

  • Warriors honor wrestling stars

    Indian Land High School’s Solomon Cortez and Austin Ross earned top honors at the annual Warriors wrestling awards banquet earlier this spring.

    Cortez and Ross won the Warrior Wrestler of the Year Award.

    The Warriors, who posted a school-record 27-4 mark and won the Region IV-AAA championship and finished as the Class AAA Upstate runner-up, honored a host of wrestlers.

    Ross, a junior, captured the Class AAA 113-pound state championship after winning the 106-pound weight class as a sophomore.

  • Host of swimmers keyed Piranhas...

    The Lancaster County Piranhas opened the 2018 summer swim season with a home win over the Lake Wylie Gators on Monday at the Lancaster County Pool.

    The LC Piranhas, in the win over the LW Gators, were led by Fletcher Armbrust, Isabella Ihm, Reece Walker, Nathan Reid, Devan R. Gelpke, Dabney Trimnal, Isabella Thorpe, Ryder Lucas and Bristol Glenn with three wins each.

    Matt Prete, Richard Gardner, Emmie Grace Johnson, Olivia Thorpe and Ashton Cutts each had two wins for the Piranhas.

  • ‘Wild Bill,’ ‘Big Show’...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a regular night of racing action with two highlights of the night Saturday evening.

    One track attraction is “Wild Bill” Knight and the other is Kenneth Deese, “The Big Show.”

    In the SECA Crate Sportsman Division, Knight has dominated the competition the past three races with three straight checkers.

    The rule has been the same for numerous years at LMS. If a driver wins three races in a row in any division, then the following race the driver has to start in the rear of the field.

  • CPTC shines in Charlotte meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) participated in the Charlotte Flights Invitational on May 5 at UNC Charlotte.

    The CPTC took 37 of the 42 athletes for 2018 and they competed against 1,000 athletes.

    This event was a developmental meet with AAU and USAT&F members competing together.

    The meet is a good indication of the talent we have on the team when the athletes do well at this track meet.

    Athletes had to place in the top six to receive an award and below are the winners.

  • Rain continues to hamper P-31

    Rain continues to be a pain for the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball team.

    The opening week – May 21-24 – was hampered by two rainouts, with much the same from Mother Nature for week two – May 28-31.

    League V games, slated for Monday and Tuesday, were rained out, setting up a doubleheader with Rock Hill Post 34 at Rock Hill High School on Thursday afternoon.

    The first game reached the bottom of the fourth inning with Post 34 holding a 5-3 lead on Lancaster.

  • Sports Talk: Cannon’s death...

    The recent death of the legendary Billy Cannon rekindled a few memories from that era, the late 1950s to late 1960s.

    Cannon, who died May 20, was quite a player, an ace running back and kick returner at LSU.

    He won the 1959 Heisman Trophy among a host of other honors, which later earned him a place in the LSU Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, not to mention a brilliant pro football career.

  • Rain-plagued Piranhas to open...

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team, plagued by inclement weather over the last week, will look to open its 2018 summer recreation league season Monday with a home meet with Lake Wylie.

    The Piranhas, led by head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, were scheduled to have a practice meet Tuesday, but the meet was canceled due to inclement weather that evening.

    Lancaster traveled to Fort Mill for a non-region meet Thursday afternoon, but only a few relays were completed before a storm canceled the meet.

  • Faile named Class AAAAA baseball...

    A star high school baseball player with a connection to Lancaster has produced a stellar season to cap his prep baseball career.

    John Michael Faile, who graduated this week at Boiling Springs High School in the Spartanburg area, finished his final season of high school baseball with his share of diamond honors for the 2018 season.

    Faile, the son of Lancaster natives Michael and Julie Faile, is the 2018 Class AAAAA Player of the Year as selected by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Track hosts regular racing...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host a regular night of racing June 9, but LMS fans know anything can change before Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    One driver on a tear this season has been “Wild Bill” Knight.

    Knight, a veteran LMS campaigner, has been dominating the SECA Crate Sportsman Division at two tracks this season.

    On Friday nights, Knight travels to Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., where he’s notched his share of checkers.

  • Jackets have new hoops coaches

    Buford High School basketball will have two new leaders when the BHS 2018-19 hoops seasons open late next fall.

    The Buford Lady Jackets will have new leadership in Susan Scott, the former Buford Middle School girls basketball coach.

    The BHS boys will have a new court leader in coach Jamaal Brown.

    Scott replaces T.J. Armbrust, who led the Lady Jackets for 10 seasons, but yielded his coaching duties to devote more time to his family.