Today's Sports

  • Darlings deliver state crown

    MONCKS CORNER – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings stars are the darlings of Palmetto State softball.
    The Lancaster County Darlings 8U stars completed an unbeaten state tournament run – 5-0 – with a 10-4 win over Aynor at Moncks Corner on Wednesday morning.
    The LC Darlings’ six-run win over Aynor gave them the state title and a bid to the Dixie Softball World Series in Eufaula, Ala., on July 27 where it will face the Texas state champion.

  • Hunter to head Warriors athletics

    INDIAN LAND – Vernon Hunter is the new Indian Land High School athletics chief.
    Hunter, who has been approved by the Lancaster County School District Board of Trustees as the ILHS athletics director, comes to the Lancaster County Class AAA high school from West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.
    Hunter, 38, has spent the past five years as the Hawks athletics director.


    Lancaster County’s Dixie Softball Darlings captured the state championship Wednesday and are headed to the World Series in Alabama next weekend.
    The Darlings all-stars, ages 8 and under, completed an impressive 5-0 state tournament run with a 10-4 win over powerhouse Aynor to claim the state title.
    “The Darlings have done a great job representing us, and they are deserving of what they have accomplished,” said Morgan Blackmon, who coordinates Dixie Softball for Lancaster County Parks and Recreation.

  • Speedway demolition derby July 27

    For the first time in more than 10 years, Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a demolition derby July 27.
    The Carolina Derby Promotions will be hosting the event, a front wheel drive class demolition derby.
    This is a cheap way to get involved in the demolition derby through the Front Wheel Drive Class.
    The demolition derby will be taking place on the track’s front straightaway, so all the fans in the grandstands will have a front row seat to the intense beating and banging and ultimate destruction.


    MONCKS CORNER – The undefeated Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) punched their ticket to the 2019 World Series by defeating Aynor 10-4 on Wednesday morning for the state crown.
    World Series play is set for July 26 in Eufala, Ala.


  • Bang-bang defensive gem seals...

    PROSPERITY – The final out in the American Legion Post 31 Junior Baseball team’s win over Mid-Carolina on Monday was a thing of beauty.
    With two outs, a precarious lead and Mid-Carolina threatening, Post 31 left fielder Canon Stogner tracked down a sure double from Mid-Carolina third baseman Colby Doolittle and fired the ball to perfectly aligned cutoff man Bry Neal.
    Neal, the P-31 shortstop, turned and gunned Stogner’s shot to second baseman Ashton Phillips, who tagged out a stunned Doolittle by several steps.

  • Dixie Angels fall to Clinton in...

    UNION – It was one devil of a time for the Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels (10U) stars in the state tournament.
    The Angels stars were eliminated Monday night after falling to Clinton 24-2 in the third round of play at the Timken Sports Complex in Union.
    The Angels also lost to Aynor on Sunday in the double elimination tournament, but beat host Union in the opening round of play.

  • Ponytails drub Bluffton to...

    UNION – After losing to Kershaw on Sunday, the Lancaster County Ponytails stars bounced back to defeat Bluffton 16-1 on Monday in state tournament play at Timken Sports Complex in Union.
    “I knew these girls would be ready to play,” said Pontytails coach Courtney Marshall. “I’m proud of them bouncing back after a tough loss. Going from 10 walks against Kershaw on Sunday to none today (Monday) is huge. If you take away the walks in that game, we win it, too.”

  • Bats come to life in 17-6 win...

    MONCKS CORNER – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) stars are still in the driver’s seat of state tournament play after soundly whipping Aynor 17-6 on Monday night.
    The Lancaster stars topped Midland Valley 5-4 on Saturday and beat host Moncks Corner 5-3 on Sunday.
    After back-to-back nail-biters, the Darlings were looking for a breakout game at the plate and finally got it.
    Monday’s game was called after four innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Track to collect money for...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be collecting donations Saturday night for track announcer Doug Hawkins.
    His wife, Brandi Hawkins, has been hospitalized for some time and drivers will carry their helmets through the grandstands during intermission to collect money to help with her hospital expenses.
    I will also be accepting donations in the pits, along with LMS personnel Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey.
    Track photographer Ashley Gardner, will also donate the proceeds from all photo sales on Saturday to the Hawkinses.