Today's Sports

  • CPTC salutes season’s top...

    Track triumphs were celebrated for the 2018 season at the Columbus Parker Track Club banquet Saturday at the Lancaster American Legion Building.

    The CPTC, a Lancaster youth track club open to area youngsters ages 6-18, honored its 49-member team with awards and key words of wisdom.

    The team, in its 33rd season, is named in memory of its first coach, Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker. The team began practice in February and continued through the spring and summer.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county...

    ROCK HILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players were honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Town Tavern in Rock Hill on Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior kicker Avery Funderburk and Indian Land High Schoo’s Taj Knight were saluted for their play.

    Funderburk, in AJ’s 37-24 win over St. John’s of Johns Island in the Charleston area, was the Class A-AAAA Division Special Teams Player of the Week.

  • Adams steps up for AJ

    KERSHAW – Josh Adams has stepped up his role to make an impact with the unbeaten Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers.

    The 6-5, 205-pound senior, a starter at wide receiver last season, is now a two-way player for the 2-0 Vols, and also a team captain.

    “Josh is a smart kid and he knows this is his last go-round,” AJ head football coach Todd Shigley said. “He wants to make the most of it.That speaks to his maturity level.”

  • LMS hosts huge night of racing

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    Saturday promises to be a night to remember on the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway season.

    LMS, billed as “the fastest half-mile dirt track in the South,” will have big money on the line in every division racing.

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series headlines the night, paying $4,000 to win.

    The drivers’ list for the Carolina Clash keeps growing as Saturday draws closer.

  • LHS swimmers down White Knoll

    The Lancaster Bruins swim team opened its 2018 season with a 135-84 win over White Knoll High School of Lexington at the Lancaster County Pool on Thursday.

    The LHS girls prevailed 67-43 and the Bruins took a 68-41 victory.

    Samuel Page, Jacques Caravaca and Taylor Teague led LHS with two wins each.

    Tamra Tipton, Charlee Henry, Makenzy Mills and Tyler Tipton each had a first-place finish in the meet.

    - 200-yard freestyle – 1. Tamra Tipton, 2. Isabella Ihm, 4. Reece Walker; 1. Jacques Caravaca, 2. Tyler Tipton, 4. Louie Prete

  • Vols charge back for 37-24 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    JOHNS ISLAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fought to a 37-24 victory over the host St. John’s Islanders in Friday’s game at SJHS.

    The Vols offense was strong and marched the field several times for scores. The AJ defense and special teams allowed several Islanders scores in the 13-point win.

  • Cloud sparks Bruins to 47-18 win

    Lancaster was down right offensive in its home opener.

    The Bruins, who amassed 562 yards offensive yards, rolled to a 47-18 win over Class AAA foe Fairfield Central of Winnsboro on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    LHS senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, continuing his stellar early-season play, provided the spark for the Bruins in their 51st home opener at Memorial Stadium.

    Cloud, via the run, triggered the Bruins to a 20-0 first-period lead and they stayed in control for the 29-point home win.

  • Warriors jolt Jackets in 34-7 win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The rivalry between Buford and Indian Land is intense, and this year ILHS earned football bragging rights with a solid home win over the Jackets.

    The Warriors, behind the passing of Grayson Barber and running of Brandon Britton, notched a 34-7 win over their Class AA county rival BHS.

    The balanced ILHS attack and a stout Warriors defense led to the 27-point victory over the Jackets on Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.

  • Barnhill captures Jamie Puckett...

    In a fairy tale ending that only seemed right, Shannon Barnhill captured the Jamie Puckett Memorial race Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    Puckett, who owned the car Barnhill raced, was likely smiling down from Heaven when he saw his car cross the finish line in first place.

    On the front row for the SCDRA Jamie Puckett Memorial race was Barnhill and Johnathon Sarratt. When the green flag dropped, Sarratt, Barnhill, David Laney and Brad McManus battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Thornwell returns to hoops roots

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell will return to his hoops roots today for his second annual youth basketball camp.

    The camp, held in two sessions, is at the A.R. Rucker Middle School gym, 422 Old Dixie Road in Lancaster. Thornwell is entering his second season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

    The opening session, for boys and girls in grades 1-6, is 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    The second session, for seventh graders to high school seniors, is 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.