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Today's Sports

  • Moore signs with USCS Indians

    For recent Buford High School graduate and Yellow Jackets two-sports star Ryan Moore charted his future July 20 by revisiting his past.

    Moore returned to his alma mater to sign a grant in aid to play baseball in Allendale for the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie.

  • LMS has 14 race events in action...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosted some of the season’s top action Saturday night.

    For the first time in a long while, track fans saw 14 main events.

    The 14 events were due to a rainout the week prior at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The make-up main events from the July 21 rainout ran first.

  • Bruins seniors step up at first...

    The hallways inside the Rice Athletic Complex at Lancaster High School were relatively quiet by mid-morning Friday, following the opening day of football drills. Seventy players showed up for the first practice session.
    “The kids came out dragging at first, but picked up at the end,” said Bruins football coach Bobby Collins during a brief update before a staff meeting.
    “We had no turnovers and our players were efficient with their execution,” he said,

  • Turner’s long putt fuels hot...

    Evidently, Bryan Turner knows how to pick a team.
    Turner, along with Dan Edwards, Roger Hayes and Danny Reynolds shot a round of 55 Friday morning at Lancaster Golf Course to win the Women’s Enrichment Center’s 12th annual golf tournament.
    Not only did Turner pick a stout team, he had one of the more improbable shots of the day when the foursome birdied the first hole.
    “That was one we never should’ve made because it was a mile-long putt,” Hayes said. “Then, we turned around and eagled No. 2. That got us rolling.”

  • County football teams getting to...

    Lancaster County high school football teams will be getting down to work today as they prepare for the upcoming season.
    Preseason practice drills are opening across the Palmetto State as teams look to the new prep football campaign.
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    Lancaster High School got the jump today with an 8 a.m. practice at the Rice Athletic Complex field.
    The Bruins are also slated to work Saturday.

  • Lawson eager for return to...

    CHARLOTTE – Injured USCS Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars series driver Bronzie Lawson IV is still hospitalized, but he’s already talking about racing again.
    The 34-year-old driver was injured in a horrific crash at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday when his car went airborne on the backstretch and landed in the trees.
    “He’s already asked his neuro doctor when he can race again,” said his wife, Heidi Lawson, noting that dirt racing runs in the family.

  • Tough start to season without ‘...

    Several years ago, I was meandering around the football practice field beside Buford High School on a sweltering evening and overheard one of those conversations between a coach and a player that you never forget.
    Jeff Moyer, the Yellow Jackets’s defensive line coach, was stressing fundamentals at a team practice.
    And for whatever reason, one stubborn player wasn’t 100 percent sold on the concept.
    He continued to perform a drill as he saw fit, disregarding Coach Mo’s wise counsel, which in turn, led to a real teaching moment.

  • In the driver’s seat

    NORTH AUGUSTA – Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars coach Andy Williams has a poker face for good reason.
    Through four games of state tournament play, the Lancaster stars remain unbeaten, though they faced Orangeburg in a rematch Tuesday night at North Augusta’s Riverview Park. There are four teams left and Lancaster has not lost in the double-elimination tournament. The championship game is today.
    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U team topped Aynor 7-0 Tuesday morning after defeating Seneca 10-0 on Monday night.

  • Gamecocks trio make awards watch...

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    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.”