Today's Sports

  • AJ’s Walters signs with Erskine

    KERSHAW – The Erskine College men’s basketball team needed a point guard for the coming season, and filled the backcourt void with AJ hoops star Joey Walters.
    Walters, a six-foot, 160-pound guard, signed with the NCAA Div. II school and Conference Carolinas member on Wednesday in the AJHS media center.
    Walters joined the Flying Fleet after a visit last month to the Due West campus.

  • Vols swat Hornets to open...

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson opened the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs, blanking the C.A. Johnson High School Green Hornets, 15-0 in four innings on Tuesday night.
    Bry Neal tossed a no-hitter, striking out six and walking one in four frames.
    Neal backed his cause with a hit and three runs batted in.
    Will Hudson led the AJ attack with two singles, a RBI, walk and scored three runs.
    Connor Killough had a solo homer, walk, RBI and scored two runs.

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway officials, after back-to-back rainouts, will be looking to get dirt track racing rolling again at the half-mile oval Saturday night.
    LMS will host eight divisions of racing action, including the SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage, Thunder Bomber and Extreme 4.

  • Post 31 sets senior, junior team...

    The 2019 American Legion Post 31 senior and junior baseball teams in Lancaster will hold tryouts and registration at 6 p.m. May 6-7 at the Eggleton Field.
    The field is adjacent to the Lancaster County Fairgrounds, 823 Kershaw-Camden Highway
    The junior team tryout is May 6. Eligible players must have born between 2002-06 and must bring a copy of their birth certificate or driver’s license to the tryout.
    For more details on the junior team, call head coach Demarcus Howard at (803) 287-1966.

  • Vols edge Demons, 4-3

    The second-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured a hard-fought 4-3 win over host  Lugoff-Elgin High School, a Class AAAAA school, on Monday night.
    Mason McKittrick scored two goals, while Jared Truesdale and Rhett Bowers each netted a goal for the Vols, who are the Region IV-AA champions.
    Bowers added two assists and Avery Funderburk tallied an assist in the tight AJ win.
    Tyler Williams, in goal, notched 14 saves.
    In the junior varsity match, the Junior Vols blanked the LEHS jayvees, 7-0.

  • CPTC opens youth track season

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) opened its season March 23 by supporting alumni member Qua Cureton at Columbia International University.
    Cureton, a five-year CPTC member, is an indoor/outdoor sprinter for Allen University where he has a full scholarship and competes in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.
    Cureton serves as a CPTC volunteer coach during the summer.
    The youth enjoyed attending the track meet and observing a college-level track and field performance.

  • Cato signs with USCL soccer

    Lancaster High School senior soccer player Jacob Cato had a fulfilling day on Easter Monday.
    Cato, in late morning, did something for his future, signing to play for the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.
    That evening, Cato, who played football for the LHS Bruins, was honored as the 2018 Lancaster County Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Football Player of the Year.
    Cato, a four-year LHS soccer player, said he was “on the fence,” about his college choice, but opted for USCL with the offer to continue playing soccer.

  • Team’s 53 tops Kershaw field

    KERSHAW – The winning team shot a 19-under to capture the win in the Kershaw Golf Course Spring Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
    The foursome of Wade Floyd, Sherrill Munn, Randy Young and Sammy Hunter teamed for a 53 on a cold, brisk day at the KGC for the one-shot win.
    The winning team posted 15 birdies, two eagles and a par to top the 19-team field.
    “We birdied all four of the par threes,” Floyd said. “We made some long putts and that was the key for us in the tournament.”

  • Prep softball teams open playoffs

    Four Lancaster County high school softball teams will launch district playoff action with games Thursday.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion, and Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA champion, and Lancaster, the Region III-AAAA runner-up, will be at home to open play.
    The BHS girls will host the Region III fourth-place finisher on Thursday.
    Indian Land will be at home to face Liberty on Thursday.
    Lancaster will host Orangeburg-Wilkinson, the fourth-place team out of Region IV.

  • Dramatic homer lifts USCL to win

    The USC Lancaster Lancers capped their home season in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon at Doomsday Corner.
    Centerfielder Jackson Barrett smashed a walk-off, solo home run at the Lancaster High School baseball field to lift USCL to a 3-2 win over Spartanburg Methodist College.
    SMC is the Region X regular-season champion.
    “That was pretty awesome,” USCL baseball coach Nick Calhoun said of Barrett’s monster shot to dead center field.