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Today's Sports

  • Fritz to lead Bruin athletics

    Lancaster High School’s new athletics director will come from within the LHS ranks.
    Karl Fritz, a 15-year member of the Class AAAA school’s faculty as a chemistry teacher and former coach, will guide the Bruins athletic program.
    “I’m excited to take a new step in my career,” said Fritz, who coached girls’ junior varsity soccer for four seasons.

  • Rain big winner Saturday at dirt...

    April 27 has been reset as BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Night after racing action was rained out last Saturday.
    The organization will hold a barbecue fundraiser. Plates (barbecue and two sides) are $8 each and pounds are $10 each.
    This week’s racing action includes the SECA Crate Late Models and Crate Sportsman divisions, along with the Super Stock, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage, Thunder Bomber and Extreme 4 classes.
    Also, the just-for-fun and bragging rights Cops Cars Rentals will be on the racing slate.

  • Bruins golf teams win Hartman...

    The Lancaster High School golf team finished strong Tuesday to capture the team title in the annual Bob and Elease Hartman Memorial Golf Tournament at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland.
    The Bruins, the Class AAAA defending state champions, shot a 622 total (325-297) over 36 holes to capture the title by 40 shots.
    Play opened Monday and ended Tuesday afternoon.
    The Bruins were led by Mason Tucker with a 141 (73-68) and Trey Crenshaw with a 145 (78-67).
    Simon Wright followed with a 146 (76-70) and Caleb Griffin had a 190 (98-92).

  • AJ’s Truesdale fights fatigue,...

    Local runner Marc Truesdale added an orange Volunteers flair to the 123rd Boston Marathon on Tuesday.
    Truesdale, 39, sported the cross country colors of the Andrew Jackson High School team he coaches, completing the 26.2-mile course in 3:18:45. The Kershaw native teaches government and economics at AJHS.
    The weather was warm and very humid, with Truesdale battling dehydration, nausea and fatigue at the end.
    Immediately after the race Truesdale said, “It was a bad day and a good day. I struggled today, but I finished.”

  • IL’s Hunter will get soccer...

    INDIAN LAND – Reagan Hunter has beat the challenge and is going to play soccer at the next level.
    Hunter, who has endured two knee surgeries, is going to Lander University in Greenwood to play for the Bearcats.
    Those injuries have kept Hunter out of action since the 2017 ILHS girls season.
    “I would like to thank my future coach, Chris Ayer, for believing in my will to do whatever it takes to return to the sport I love and recruiting me during the midst of my extensive recovery from ACL reconstruction,” Hunter said.

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway Extreme...

    The Extreme 4 Division will be the highlight of the April 27 racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway as drivers vie for the $1,000 first-place purse in the M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Shootout.
    LMS already has one of the largest and toughest fields of Extreme 4 drivers in the Carolinas.
    But that sort of big-money payday is sure to lure some additional top four-cylinder drivers in the area to the half-mile dirt track.

  • Small plays big in Dixie Baseball

    It takes a bit of conniving to get Larry Small to stand in the limelight.
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball League board members lured Small to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first-pitch on March 23, the opening day of LDB’s 61st season.
    After a long, but no way complete speech of what he has given local youth baseball, LDB secretary Jill Laney said, “Mr. Small from this day forward, Field 6 will be named the Larry Small Field.”

  • Tough tourney preps Indian Land...

    Mac Banks
    Special to The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – Dropping three straight games to finish the regular season is not how any baseball team wants to end things, but that is exactly what the Indian Land High School Warriors will have to live with until the Class 3-A playoffs start.
    The Warriors lost all three games they played during the Queen City Invitational, a tournament in which they hosted.

  • Andrew Jackson blanks North...

    GILBERT – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers, fresh off winning the Region IV-AA baseball title, capped play in the Sandlapper Spring Break Tournament on Tuesday night with a 7-0 win over North Augusta High School.
    The tournament, held at Gilbert High School, was slated to open last Saturday, but play was rained out and the event was modified.
    The Vols opened with an 11-1 loss to seventh-ranked Midland Valley High School of Aiken on Monday.

  • B.A.C.A. night, ‘Cop Car Rentals...

    Saturday is BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Night at the half-mile, high-banked Lancaster Motor Speedway with the organization holding a barbecue fundraiser.
    Plates (barbecue and two sides) are $8 each and pounds are $10 each.
    This week’s racing action includes the SECA Crate Late Models and Crate Sportsman divisions, along with the Super Stock, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage, Thunder Bomber and Extreme 4 classes.
    The highlight of the night – back by popular demand – is a 5-lap “Cop Car Rentals” features.