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Today's Sports

  • Game night spotlight: Kemarkio...

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins has full confidence in Bruins’ senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud.
    Cloud, as a two-year starter, leads the LHS offense as a captain. Collins is quick to add Cloud has earned another key role – “coach on the field.”
    “Kemarkio would be a good coach,” Collins said. “He knows what everybody is supposed to do. He’s smart, hard-working and humble.”
    Cloud relishes his role as a team leader.

  • County duo earns Tri-County...

    ROCK HILL – Two Lancaster County athletes were honored for their play at the first meeting of the Tri-County Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon in Rock Hill.
    Lancaster High School senior defensive back Jalen Harfield and Andrew Jackson High School’s Ben Hinson were among the weekly winners in the division for the Class A, AA, AAA and AAAA high schools.
    Harfield, in the Bruins’ 35-7 win over Indian Land High School, had nine tackles, two pass break-ups, and a sack for a 92 percent position grade to earn the Defensive Player of the Week.

  • Howey, ‘Red’ Rowell atop pigskin...

    The opening week in The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks has produced a logjam atop of the standings.
    Yeah, you could call it a lot of gridiron gridlock.
    That might be the most accurate assessment of the first week of picking the games, all high school contests. A lot of misses from top to bottom.
    Sports Editor Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals,” and correspondent Eric “The Red” Rowell are tied at the top, clinging to narrow leads in the Picks.

  • Returning swimmers anchor...

    The Lancaster High School swim team has its share of returning swimmers this season.
    The Bruins squad, which has 29 swimmers, features a veteran cast from the 2017 team, which posted an unbeaten record in regular-season meets last fall.

  • Team’s 55 wins Greenway...

    The winning foursome shot a 17-under 55 to win the second annual Lindsay Pettus Greenway golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.

    The four-man team, which topped a 14-team field, included Jason Knight, Charles Snipes, Chris Trull and Pee Wee Ellis.

    “We played as a team,” Knight said. “It was a team effort. We hit the ball great and we putted well. That was the key to the win.

  • Wildcats surge early in win over...

    GAFFNEY – Buford High School started the 2018 football season on the road Friday night and had a tough go, taking a 45-22 thumping by the Blacksburg Wildcats.

    Buford, playing at the old Reservation in Gaffney, former home of the perennial state football powerhouse Gaffney Indians, couldn’t keep pace with the bruising Wildcats’ offensive attack.

    The Cats pounded out 300 yards on the ground against the Buford defense, and Cats quarterback Trayshon Peeler added another 100 yards through the air.

  • Volunteers roll in win over McBee

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW  – Andrew Jackson High School took to the field to win, and in the Friday night season opener against the McBee High School Panthers, the host Volunteers did just that.

    The Vols dominated the game for the 45-3 win over the Class A Panthers.

  • Bruins ignite, down Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster, locked in a tight battle with rival Indian Land, ignited in the third period to take control on the way to a 35-7 win over the Warriors at the ILHS Reservation on Friday night.

    The Bruins, up 14-7 at the half with a late second-period touchdown, roared for two pivotal third-quarter scores for a 28-7 spread on the way to the victory.

  • SCDRA Jamie Puckett Memorial set...

    Mother Nature prevailed at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night when LMS action was rained out.

    On Saturday, Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the SCDRA Jamie Puckett Memorial race, paying $1,500 to win. SCDRA is a traveling Front Wheel Drive/Extreme 4 Series, which will be a test for the Lancaster Motor Speedway regulars in the weekly Extreme 4 Division.

    Puckett was a long-time fan of dirt track racing, helping numerous drivers over the years. He worked on their cars, or was a car sponsor.

  • Puckett Memorial Race set for...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host the Jamie Puckett Memorial race on Saturday.

    Puckett was a lifelong fan of dirt track racing, helping numerous drivers over the years, working on their cars or sponsoring them.

    Puckett is the cousin of Lancaster Motor Speedway announcer Doug Hawkins.

    The top race Aug. 25 will be the SCDRA race paying $1,500 to win. The SCDRA is a faster division of the Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive cars.

    Fans can expect to see anywhere between 15-20 cars at LMS for the race.