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Today's News

  • Track action hot on Saturday night

    Another Saturday night at Lancaster Speedway came and went, but this time, the air temperature was the hottest it had been all season. In as much as it has gotten “summerish,” the racing responded to the temps – hot, hot.

    Lancaster Speedway continues to produce exciting weekly dirt track racing on the smoothest and raciest surface ever. Kudos to the “Mud Masters” for giving the drivers a great place to race.

  • Juniors rally to jolt Union

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team rebounded in fine fashion, taking an 11-6 comeback win over host Union Post 22 on Tuesday night.

    The five-run win saw the Lancaster junior team hold an early 4-0 lead, but Union charged back to take a 6-4 advantage.

    Lancaster answered back to slice the deficit to one, 6-5, but was down to its final three outs in the top of the seventh when it ignited for six runs for the comeback win.

  • Crawford faces Bolt in Thursday race

    Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford will race against three-time Beijing Olympic medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica in the 100-meter race at the Festival of Excellence exhibition in Toronto on Thursday.

    The race will be the first meet in which the two runners have faced off since the Beijing Olympics last summer.

    Crawford won the silver medal in the 200-meter event in Beijing, behind Bolt, who won the race in a world record of 19.30 seconds.

  • 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.