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Today's Sports

  • Renegade Division racing for...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to honor the late Robbie Helms in Renegade Division action Saturday night at the half-mile dirt track.

    The Robbie Helms Memorial is a 17-lap main event that pays $1,700 to the winner and $117 for checkers in one of two Renegade heat races.

    Fans might ponder the “17” and what it has to do with the race Saturday night at LMS.

    Helms, who died in December, made number famous as he pulled his No. 17 race car into victory lane more than once in his local racing career.

  • Union downs Lancaster Post 31 in...

    Union Post 22 built a 5-0 lead through three innings on the way to a 10-2 win over Lancaster Post 31 in the League V Legion baseball opener Monday night at the  Timken Sports Complex in Union.

    Lancaster, led by first-year head coach Jimmy Jackson, out-hit Post 22 by a 9-6 margin, but the host team used seven errors, six walks and three hit batters to key its eight-run win.

  • Truesdale goes back to back with...

    Marc Truesdale continues to make his mark in local running.

    Truesdale, the Andrew Jackson High School government and economics teacher who has qualified to run in the 2019 Boston Marathon, posted his second straight win in the Lancaster Rotary Club Race for Charity at Lancaster High School on Saturday morning as part of the Red Rose Festival.

    Truesdale set a personal best in the 5K race with a course record 17:33 to top the 115-runner field.

  • Yellow Jackets sixth in AA state...

    The Region IV-AA champion Buford High School golf team placed sixth in the Class AA state tournament at the Mount Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta last week.

    The Jackets shot a 341 in the tournament, which was shortened to one day due to rain and thunderstorms.

    Caleb Henson shot a 73 to finish fourth in the individual medalist competition. Henson’s 73 earned him a Class AA all-state selection.

    Anthony “T” Sutton followed with a 79 and Chandler King posted an 89. Michael McCowan finished with a 100.

  • Gold tops Blue in LHS spring...

    The Gold generated two scores to take a 12-0 win in the annual Lancaster High School spring football game at Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon.

    The Gold, the LHS offense, struck first as veteran quarterback Kemarkio Cloud hit receiver Phillip Mickles on an 11-yard scoring pass for a 6-0 edge. 

    Running back Ason’ta Clark set up the scoring drive with a 50-yard dash to the Blue 30. 

    Nygel Moore had a four-yard run to the Blue 11 to set up Cloud’s touchdown pass to Mickles.

  • Lancers go 2-2 in region...

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their 2018 baseball season, going 2-2 in the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament in Lexington.
    USCL, which finished 22-23, opened play in the double-elimination field with wins over Spartanburg Methodist and USC Sumter before falling to Florence Darlington Tech and USC Sumter, the eventual Region X tournament champion.
    USCS ended the Lancers’ postseason run with a 17-4 win over USCL on May 7.
    Jackson Barrett and Nick Cicci each had a double and drove in two runs for the Lancers.

  • Speedway action off Saturday...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is off this week.
    This mid-May break gives the drivers and fans a chance to take a vacation and spend time with their friends and family.
    The break also gives the drivers a chance to work on their race cars for the second half of the 2018 racing season at LMS.
    The next two months will be busy for Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    On May 26 when the track swings back into action, the  Robbie Helms Memorial race and the Memorial Day Weekend Mayhem will highlight racing action. Helms is a former driver who died last December.

  • P-31 faces Carolina Cubs in...

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team will play a pre-season exhibition game with the Community All-Star Baseball league Carolina Cubs tonight at 7:30 at the Eggleton Field.
    Admission is free and a concession stand will be available.
    “This a very talented team with a lot of former area players. They are currently undefeated in league play,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Jimmy Jackson said. “This game should be very exciting for the community and a great exhibition game.”

  • Lions’ Belk transferring from...

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    When Josh Belk committed to play football at Clemson, he cited the strong family atmosphere at the school and said it was the place he wanted to call home for the next four years of his life.
    Now he’s leaving the Tigers program, citing family issues in his Chester County home.

  • LHS soccer trio named to all-...

    Three Lancaster High School Bruins soccer standouts have been named to the All-Region III-AAAA team, including forward Seth Blackmon, defender Jacob Cato and keeper Ben Rivers.
    Blackmon, for the LHS season, earned the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player Award with nine goals on the season.
    Cato, who received the Assist Leader Award, had a team-high nine assists on the season.
    Rivers was the LHS senior keeper and had 108 saves with three shutouts on the season.