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Red Roses team earns Sectional bid

Seniors mixed doubles team state champ

By Robert Howey

For the second time in three years, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles tennis team, age 65-over, has netted a coveted state championship.
The Lancaster area senior mixed doubles tennis team captured the state championship at the Florence Tennis Center where the tournament was held Sept. 9-12.
The Lancaster area team, which included five of the 11-team members from Lancaster County, qualified for the state tournament after winning the Mid-Carolina Regional championship.
The Mid-Carolina Regional League includes Rock Hill, Lancaster, Chester and York.


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Staff Reports

Springs Memorial team wins Rotary tourney

The Springs Memorial Hospital team captured top honors in the 25th annual Rotary Club golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.
The Springs Memorial team posted a 57 for a one-shot win in the captain’s choice tournament at the LGC.
The foursome of Richard Warrin, Mark Wallace, Ian Stewart and Jonathan Scott carded a 15-under to take the close win in the 18-team field.


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Middle School Football

South blanks Buford

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The South Mustangs evened their record at 1-1 on the season, taking a 20-0 win over Buford Middle School at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.
SMS’s Jay Bumpass scored on a 55-yard run and added the two-point conversion to give the Mustangs an 8-0 edge.
South upped its lead to 14-0 as Keyonte Rivers returned a punt 85 yards. South wrapped up the scoring as Sean Truesdale scored on a three-yard run. The two-point conversion failed.
South Middle travels to face Lewisville on Thursday for a 5:30 game with the Lions.


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Avid baseball fan completes circuit of MLB cities

Richard Plyler ‘touches ’em all’

By Robert Howey

Richard Plyler has completed the circuit.
In his terms, Plyler, 72, calls it a “check off his bucket list.”
Plyler, an avid baseball fan for the better part of his life, completed a visit to all 30 Major League Baseball cities last Saturday when he attended the Twins-Indians game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. The host Twins, in 12 innings, took a 2-1 win over Cleveland.


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Middle School Football

Rams open with win over Mustangs

By Robert Howey

The A.R. Rucker Rams, sparked by running back Nigel Moore, rolled to a 26-8 win over Lancaster area football rival South Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
Moore scored on runs of 60, 65 and 90 yards in the Mustangs’ 18-point win.
Moore’s 90-yard scoring scamper came after the Rams held the Mustangs out of the end zone when SMS drove deep into Rucker territory to open the second half.
Moore’s long TD dash put the Rams up, 20-8 and they added another touchdown to seal the win.


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Team won 68 medals

CPTC salutes banner track season

By Robert Howey

A season of splendid success was saluted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School cafeteria on Saturday night.
The team, named for its first coach the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, celebrated 68 medals won over the course of the season, April to August.
The team, some 62 athletes ages 6-18, competed in district, regional and national meets during the season.


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Team won 68 medals

CPTC salutes banner track season

A season of splendid success was saluted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School cafeteria on Saturday night.
The team, named for its first coach the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, celebrated 68 medals won over the course of the season, April to August.
The team, some 62 athletes ages 6-18, competed in district, regional and national meets during the season.


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Play at Patriot Golf Club

Junior golfers focused on all-star tournament

By Robert Howey

Lancaster junior golfers will be seeking top honors this weekend as they play in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six.
The Lancaster chapter has 12 junior golfers competing in the all-star field Aug. 20-21.
The LJGA members earned their shot to play with top showings in the chapter’s 2016 tournaments during the spring and summer.
The annual Roy Small Junior Championship, held at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 25-26, capped the chapter’s season.


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LGC winner posts 134 for 2016 crown

Roberts blazes to club title

By Robert Howey

Scott Roberts played outstanding golf to capture the Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon.
Roberts, 45, had to because Lancaster High School junior golf star Brady Hinkle stayed on his heels until Roberts pulled away in the final three holes for a six-shot win.
Roberts, who opened a five-shot lead in the first round Saturday with a sizzling 64, followed with a 70 Sunday for a 10-under 134 in the 36-hole tournament.


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Sutton to defend LGC championship

By Robert Howey

Anthony “T” Sutton will defend his title this weekend in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship at the LGC.
Sutton, a Buford High School golf star, heads a strong field in contention for the LGC’s top honor.
A year ago, Sutton shot a 150 (72-78) to capture a six-shot win over Buford High School golf teammate Garrett Crenshaw, (81-75). Crenshaw was tied with Bruce Gantt at the end of regulation, but carded a par on the first playoff hole to finish as the runner-up to Sutton.


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