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NFL player speaks at Dixie Majors dinner

Good advice from a pro

By Eric Rowell

The 2013 Dixie Majors State Baseball Tournament is underway in Lancaster this week.
Eight teams from across the state are playing in the double elimination tournament that began Saturday, July 13, at Doomsday Corner.
The winner of the tournament, which wraps up today, July 17, will advance to the Dixie Majors World Series in North Charleston later this month.  
This is the second year in a row that Lancaster has been the host city.
Lynn James, state director of Dixie Majors Baseball, is pleased that the tournament is back in Lancaster.  


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Indian Land man hopes to lead hoops team to Olympics

County man to coach Barbados national team

by Mac Banks/For The Lancaster News
Indian Land resident Brian Good has a giant task ahead of him over the next three years – to lead the Barbados National Basketball Team to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  
Good, the men’s head basketball coach at Wingate University near Charlotte, has quietly lived in Indian Land over the past nine years while coaching at Queens University and now Wingate.
A native of Indiana, Good moved to the area when he took over the Queens program in 2004.


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Bumper crop of local champs

Shining all-stars

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The 9-10-year-old Lancaster Dixie Youth American League all-stars won the District 2 AAA/Minors League Championship Wednesday, July 10, at Chester’s Rodman Park in a convincing fashion, downing the Union National League all-stars, 15-0.
The Lancaster American League all-stars went 5-0 during the tournament. Blayne Small pitched all three innings of the championship game.


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AA Machine Pitch team to play in regional

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The Lancaster Dixie Youth AA Machine Pitch team all-stars were eliminated from the state championship on Tuesday, July 9, in Georgetown after losing two games.
Game 1
Play opened in the championship on Saturday, July 6.
Lancaster lost to Aynor 7-6. Aynor scored seven times in the bottom of the fifth inning to clutch the win.
Leading hitters were Adam Wright, Carter Nunnery and Landon Peavy.
Game 2 and 3
The team won two games on Sunday, July 7, beating Hilton Head, 18-12, and Midland Valley, 16-3.


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CPTC qualifies 21 for AAU Olympics

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The Columbus Parker Track Club qualified 21 athletes to compete at the AAU National Junior Olympics to be held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich.
The club received 55 awards at the qualifying meet in Columbia, with Tyrek Salley leading the way with 35 points and Makaiah Wallace of Indian Land adding 31 points.
Salley, in the 13-14 boys, won the 3,000-meter race walk and 100 hurdles. He placed third in the discus and was a member of the second-place 4 x 100 relay.


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State-bound! All-stars claim District 10 title

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The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14 all-stars cinched the right to play in the state tournament when they won the District 10 tournament Tuesday, July 9, at Walnut Creek Park.
The tournament began at Minuteman Field in Lancaster, but had to be completed at the Walnut Creek Park because the Lancaster fields were washed out.
Drops first loss to York
In the opening game against York at Minuteman Field on July 7, the team dropped its first loss, losing 6-5.
Lancaster held a 4-0 lead after three innings, but York rallied late to take the win.


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P-31 wins opening round in playoffs

by Eric Rowell/For The Lancaster News
The American Lancaster Post 31 senior squad came from behind Wednesday, July 10, to defeat Dalzell Shaw Post 175, 4-2, in the opening round of the American Legion playoffs at Harvey Eggleton Field.
The game, originally scheduled for Monday, was postponed to Wednesday. Dalzell Shaw had to wait out weather conditions to play a game with Lexington.


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Darlings win district

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The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Darlings American League all-stars defeated the Lancaster National League all-stars, 23-22, to win the Dixie Softball District 2 championship on Saturday, July 6, at the Rodman Sports Complex in Chester County.
Brianna Vincent doubled to drive in two runs to lift the Lancaster County Darlings American League all-stars to the narrow win.
The game was the third time the two Lancaster teams played in the district tournament.
Lancaster AL won the first meeting July 2, when it took a 10-9 win.


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Makos end season with win

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The Lancaster Makos ended their season with a 342-184 win over the Kershaw Stingrays on Thursday, June 27.
The Makos were led by Trevor Tipton and Catherine Abbott, who each had four wins.
Emmie Grace Johnson, Tamra Tipton, Taylor Teague and Nathan Reid each tallied three wins.
Double winners include Aaron Morgan, Maraya Hinton, Landon Digh and Coulter Jackson.
Single winners included Charlotte Harris, Will Jones and Bryce Blanton.
The Stingrays were led by Sarah Sowell and John-Winst Ivester, who had four wins.


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P-31 juniors notch first playoff win

Eric Rowell
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The Lancaster Post 31 junior squad won the opening game of the playoffs Monday night at Harvey Eggleton Field.
The Juniors took a 4-1 win over Spartanburg Post 28. Spartanburg (9-6), is the third-place team from Region 6, that includes region champion Inman and runner-up Greer.
Monday’s game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, was moved due to inclement weather across the state delaying finalizing of Legion senior team pairings.


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