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Lancaster in first-round Legion series

Post 31 battling Greer

By Robert Howey

Lancaster Post 31 is in the “second season,” seeking to stay alive and advance to the American Legion baseball state tournament in Sumter.
Post 31, 9-7 for regular-season League V play, was slated to play Fort Mill Post 43 in its final two games in Fort Mill on Saturday, but those games weren’t played.
Lancaster had the League V runner-up position wrapped up and those games had no bearing on Lancaster’s regular-season finish.


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AJ High ace golfer

Cox qualifies for U.S. Junior Girls Championship

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Andrew Jackson High School golf star Emily Cox has qualified for the USGA Junior Girls Championship for the second straight year.
Cox, an all-state and all-region golfer at AJ, used clutch play to earn the prestigious bid to the national field.
Four qualifying spots and two alternate positions were up for grabs in the US Junior Girls Qualifier held at the Columbia Country Club in Blythewood on the Ridgewood and Tall Pines courses last week.


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Legion baseball roundup

Post 31 in battle for League V crown

Lancaster Post 31 is shooting for a strong finish on the 2016 American Legion baseball regular season.
P-31, in the thick of the League V title race for the season, entered play Thursday night, down a game to Rock Hill after dropping an 11-6 road loss to Post 34 at the South Pointe High School baseball field on Wednesday night.
Rock Hill held a 6-5 lead late and was able to stay on top for the five-run win.
Rock Hill, with the win, is 9-3, while Lancaster is 8-4. In four meetings on the season, Lancaster went 2-2 with Rock Hill.


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10U stars cop crown with third shutout

AAA wins district title

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars completed a stellar tournament run, rolling to a 4-0 mark and the District Two crown highlighted by a 13-0 win over Gaffney in four innings at the Rodman Sports Complex in Chester County on Wednesday night.
The mound duo of Kaden Sapp and Adam Wright teamed for the shutout. Sapp hurled three innings and notched nine strikeouts, while Wright went an inning and fanned two.


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Sports Talk

Douglas hails Summitt a coach for life

By Robert Howey

Former Tennessee and Andrew Jackson High School basketball star Karla Douglas, the former Karla Horton, called the passing of her UT Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt “another gut punch.”
Douglas knows all too well. She’s been there.
Five months ago, she lost her husband David, a former Tennessee standout lineman who later played in the NFL with Cincinnati and New England, to brain cancer. Some five years ago, she lost her son, Aaron, who also played college football.


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Team off to 2-0 start

AAA stars open strong in district tournament

By The Staff

The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars (ages 10U) are going great guns in the District Two tournament at the Rodman Complex in Richburg.
The AAA stars are 2-0 after ripping Gaffney, 24-3 and York, 20-0.
The Lancaster stars routed Gaffney by 21 runs on Monday night at the Rodman Complex.
Toby Taylor paced the AAA stars with a single, double and a triple and scored two runs.
Kaden Sapp supplied two hits and a double and tallied a run.


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Lancaster looking to rebound from Sunday loss

P-31 team in busy week

By Robert Howey

Lancaster Post 31 is in a busy week of League V baseball play as it looks to take the league title as it heads to the Legion baseball Upper State playoffs.
Lancaster, in a rare Sunday game, dropped a 6-5 home loss to Rock Hill Post 34 at Eggleton Field.
P-31, up 3-0 at one point in the game, saw Rock Hill P-34 rally to take the one-run win.
Lancaster, 7-3, battled to the wire, scoring two runs in the final frame.
Brady Horton opened the Lancaster ninth with a hit and Druw Rollings drew a walk to put runners at first and second.


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Angels stars unbeaten in district field

Softball stars going strong

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster County Dixie Softball teams are going strong in the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament at Springdale Park.
The Lancaster County Angels stars, ages 9-10, are unbeaten with a 3-0 record.
The Angels stars opened with an 18-2 win over Chester and then notched a 9-4 win over Union on Sunday.
On Monday, the Angels rolled to a 31-9 victory over Lewisville.


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LDB all-star report

Dixie Baseball stars start strong

By The Staff

The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA (8U) all-stars opened play in the 2016 District 2 tournament, taking a thrilling 6-5 win over the Union all-stars at the Cherokee Sports Complex in Gaffney on Saturday. The Union team is the defending state champion and was the World Series runner-up.
Lancaster built a 5-1 lead and was able to hold on for the one-run win.
“We put the pressure on Union by scoring three runs in that first inning and played great defense to hold on for the win” Lancaster manager John Avant said.


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Legion baseball roundup

Lancaster P-31 goes 1-2 in tourney

By The Staff

The Lancaster Post 31 team went 1-2 in the Carolinas Challenge at Asheboro N.C., over the weekend.
The P-31 team was 1-1 in two games Saturday before dropping a 10-0 loss to Rowan County, N.C., at McCrary Park in Asheboro.
Lancaster opened the baseball tourney play, taking a 6-2 win over Kernersville, N.C.
In that game, Ryan Griffin and Eric Miles each had two hits to lead the Lancaster offense.
Evan Flynn had a hit and twice reached after being hit by a pitch and scored two runs for Post 31.


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