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14U boys pound Aiken, stay alive

By Robert Howey

AIKEN – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Boys (14U) All Stars team stayed alive Monday in its quest for a state title with a 14-3 win over tournament host Aiken at Citizens Park.
Lancaster’s 11-run win came after the local Dixie boys stars fell to Sumter, 14-4, for their first loss in the double-elimination field, as well as in all-star play.
Aiken broke out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but Lancaster answered with a flurry and scored nine runs on seven hits to take a 9-3 lead after one inning.


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Team’s 44 tops par-three field

By Robert Howey

Teamwork and steady play sparked the winning team in the Lancaster Golf Club’s par-three tournament July 23.
The winning foursome of Skip Small and Jason Blakley, along with the father-son duo of William Pate and Junior Pate, posted a 10-under 44 to notch a one-shot win.
“It was fun and quite different, very challenging,” said Small, the team’s A player.
Each team in the field included an A, B, C and D-level player.


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13U All Stars fall in state play

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The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Jr. Dixie Boys (13U) All Stars got off to a red-hot start in state play before back-to-back losses in the double-elimination tournament knocked them from contention.
On Saturday, the local stars topped perennial power Sumter, 6-4.
The Lancaster stars then fell to Bamberg, 14-11, on Sunday in the second round and were eliminated Monday in a 5-3 loss to Hilton Head.
Lancaster manager Bryant Neal said his team had its chances Monday, but couldn’t get runs across the plate.


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Crenshaw wins at White Plains

By Robert Howey

Lancaster High School golfer Trey Crenshaw won the boys 13-14 age group in the Lancaster chapter tournament of the S.C. Junior Golf Association at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland on Monday.
Crenshaw posted a three-over 75 (37-38) to notch a one-shot win, his top finish with the LJGA this season.
Crenshaw’s round included two birdies and 11 pars.
Buford High golfer Caleb Henson was a close second, shooting a 76 (38-38). Henson’s effort featured a pair of birdies to go with 10 pars.


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Jackets athletics has elite showing for 2015-16

Buford 6th in Director’s Cup

By Robert Howey

Buford High School’s success in high school sports during the 2015-16 school term has earned the Yellow Jackets a top 10 finish in the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup.
Buford High School, a Lancaster County Class AA high school, finished in a tie for sixth with Landrum High School among the state’s Class AA high schools.
BHS and Landrum were tied as the second highest finishers among Class AA Upper State schools. Pendleton, which placed fourth overall, was the top finisher among Class AA Upstate schools.


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Softball fundraiser to help Charlee’s family

By Greg Summers

Three-year-old Charlee Rivers is developing quite a following.
Charlee, who was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, may need a new heart.
A group of supporters led by local youth coach and official Fuzzy Bass are holding a two-day softball fundraiser in Heath Springs later this month to help her family with medical costs. Charlee is the daughter of Chucky and Dustee Rivers.


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Bamberg ousts Lancaster Ponytails from state tourney

By Robert Howey

MARION – The Lancaster Dixie Softball Ponytails all-stars saw their state title hopes end Monday with a 17-6 loss to Bamberg.
The ponytails all-stars rebounded to stay alive in state tournament play Sunday with a resounding 18-2 win over host Marion.
In Monday’s game, the ponytails, ages 11-12, trailed Bamberg, 5-0, but rallied in the third inning to tie the score at 5-all.
However, Bamberg answered with five runs to build a 10-5 advantage and then kept it for the 11-run victory.


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USC adopts clear-bag policy for sports events

COLUMBIA – In a move designed to provide a safer environment and more expedited entry for fans, the University of South Carolina will implement a clear-bag policy for all ticketed athletic events, beginning next month. 


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Lee, CU baseball coaches receive raises

CLEMSON – Following a remarkable first season that featured 44 wins, Clemson University’s first ACC title and NCAA national seed in a decade and the first home regional since 2011, baseball coach Monte Lee and his staff received salary increases and extended contracts approved July 14 by the school’s Board of Trustee Compensation Committee.


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Heffner leaving GFHS to assist at AJ

For Josh Heffner, it wasn’t so much that the light came on...it went off.


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