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Today's News

  • Sharks open with win over Kershaw

    The Lancaster County swim team opened its 2009 recreation swim team season, posting a 456-80 win over Kershaw on Tuesday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LCST Sharks were led by Gracie Scott, Noah Phillips and Chris James who had four firsts each. Cody Brown, Courtney Hicks and Logan Phillips had three firsts apiece. Emma DeVenny, Brooks Digh, Elizabeth Catoe, Will Jones, Ashley Abbott, Darby Threatt and Bryce Blanton had two wins each.

    Jennifer Truesdale led Kershaw with two wins.

  • Gaffney rallies by juniors

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior Legion baseball team saw a four-game win streak end with a 10-8 extra-inning loss to Gaffney on Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, trailing 8-4 and down to its final three outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, rallied for four runs to tie the game and force extra innings against the Cherokee County team.

    Gaffney responded with two runs in the eighth inning and held on for a 10-8 win over the Lancaster juniors, who fell to 5-4, 4-2 in League V play.

  • Students walk 153,000 miles in district's fitness challenge

    More than 153,000 total miles were walked during a fitness challenge this past semester among  Lancaster County School District students.

    Each student in grades three through 12 receive a pedometer, and data on the distances walked were recorded each week.

    The aim was to increase physical activity among the youth. However, district personnel also participated.

    The challenge, which ran from March 16 to April 10, was sponsored by the Carol White (Get Fit) Grant.

    At the end of the challenge, participants had walked 153,208 miles total.

  • Weather shortens Sharks' home meet with Camden

    The Lancaster County swim team had its Tuesday home meet with Camden halted due to severe weather – thunder and lightning.

    The meet will be completed Saturday morning when the LCST Sharks visit Camden.

    The team will leave from the Lancaster County pool at 7:30 a.m., with warm-ups at 8:30.

    Lauren Spencer and Cody Brown led the winners with three firsts each.

    Chris James, Will Jones, Ashley Abbott and Logan Phillips each registered two wins to boost the Lancaster County effort.

  • Lancaster Dixie Baseball honors youth league's elite

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball capped its 2009 season, honoring standout players, coaches and teams at the annual LDB awards night at the Wylie Park Complex on Tuesday.

    Wolverine Extermination shortstop Jonah Crenshaw of the Lancaster Dixie Boys league, ages 13-14, was presented the annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Sportsmanship Award.

    The award was presented by Rashad Cunningham of the Matt Blackwell Foundation Board. The late Matt Blackwell, a Lancaster Dixie Baseball product, died in an auto accident several years back.

  • Fun at Camp Invention

    Hannah Powell emerged looking like she had just been dunked in a swimming pool.

    The rising North Elementary School second-grader had just finished playing a game at Discovery School’s Camp Invention.

    In the game, she used a shield to fend off water that was being tossed in her direction. Students who played the game made their shields from construction paper.

  • Tough racing reigns at LMS on Saturday

    Twas the night before the full moon and many were in the house. Everyone was ready for racing, yes – even would be a mouse.

    Saturday night was here. A week of heavy rain in the Lancaster area caused many to wonder if the track would be race ready. Friday night tracks canceled their events, so fans poured into Lancaster Speedway anticipating the weekly dirt racing fix.

  • Lightning captures crown in Capital City tournament

    The Palmetto Lightning has struck hardwood gold again.

    The Lightning, a team of Kershaw and Lancaster area girls, captured the 10-under girls Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) championship in the Capital City Invitational at Eau Claire High School on May 24.

    The Lightning downed the S.C. Stars 14-8 as it used a balanced attack to take the crown.

    Elizabeth Scott hit five points to pace the winners in the title game. Alexis Williams netted three. Brantley Ussery, Amirah Steward and Keyotta Garris added two points each.

  • Funderburk-Woodward shoot 132 to capture member-guest crown

    Former Lancaster Golf Club champion Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward teamed to take top honors in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sunday.

    Funderburk and Woodward teamed to post a 132 to notch a two-shot win in the first flight. Funderburk aided the winning team’s effort with a close-up on No. 7 on Sunday.

    Teams were flighted following play Saturday.

    Jimmy Boswell and Scott Helms, a former LGC champion, finished second with a 134. Doug Rollins and Gene Rollins carded a 135 to take third.

  • Cooper looks to Classic

    Come Saturday at high noon, Lancaster High School girls’ senior soccer star Lindsy Cooper will kick her way into the LHS athletic record book.

    Cooper, a Lady Bruins’ soccer star and two-year member of the varsity squad, is the first LHS girls player to earn selection to the North-South Classic soccer match.

    Cooper will play for the North in the match at Wofford College in Spartanburg where the top senior soccer players from the 2009 season will battle.