South Carolina Sports

Major Martin: Truex Jr. off Harvick to win Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has already won two of NASCAR’s most coveted races. Now, he’s seeking a much bigger honor. Truex led the final 28 laps and held off the Kevin Harvick’s powerhouse car to win the Southern 500, closing the summer season with a second of Sprint Cup’s “crown jewel” races on Labor Day weekend. She…

Updated High School Football Schedule After Hermine

Due to the storms rolling through the Midlands Friday, all high school football games set to take place have been canceled or postponed till later in the week. Here is an updated schedule as of Friday night: Saturday Batesburg – Leesville – Newberry – 10:30 a.m. (at Mid-Carolina) Barnwell – Pelion – 10:30 a.m. Brookland-Cayce – Lexington – 11 a.m….

Fireflies Beat Braves, 5-1

Rome, GA (Fireflies) — Columbia plated five runs in the seventh inning on Friday night, overcoming a one-run deficit and winning, 5-1, at State Mutual Stadium. The Fireflies are now a perfect 8-0 as the road team in Rome this season. Braves lefty Ricardo Sanchez (L, 6-9) had breezed through his prior five innings but ran into immediate trouble when…