HARTSVILLE – The Lancaster 10U Dixie Softball Angels team won its opening game at Byerly Park before losing twice to be eliminated from the state tournament.
After opening state play Saturday with a 7-1 win over host Hartsville, the Angels stars fell to Latta, 10-0, on Sunday. Dillon knocked the local girls from tourney play Monday with a solid, 6-0 win.
Lancaster Angels coach Spring McManus said strong pitching was the difference.
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.
A late-afternoon thunderstorm in the area forced the Monster Mini Stocks Association to postpone the July 16 running of the third-annual Buddy Crook Memorial at Lancaster Super Speedway until later this month.
A four-cylinder race car series, the MMSA races at various dirt tracks in the Carolinas and Georgia. The $2,500 event here is one of the highest-paying stops on the series tour.
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.
INMAN – Mother Nature stepped into a 4-4 deadlock in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday night to postpone the opening game of the American Legion playoffs between Lancaster’s Post 31 and Inman’s Post 45.
Lancaster built a lead, but Inman rallied and pushed through two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game.
Post 31 hosted the second game of the best-of-five, second-round American Legion playoffs last night, but results were not available before press time.
COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina won the first year of the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series, an annual points competition between the state’s flagship universities in head-to-head athletic events. Points were also awarded for highest team GPA and for a food drive tackling hunger in their communities.
W.B. Evans was one of the best storytellers Lancaster has had. He inspired a lot of people as he did me, and he will remain in our hearts.
Mr. Evans is a legend here for his stories. He is telling his stories about Chesterfield Avenue to Jesus now.
W.B., we love you. God bless you, your family and your Lancaster News family.
Yes, those are Lancaster native Dondraico Johnson’s dance moves in the summer blockbuster “Ghostbusters.”
The 36-year-old choreographer mapped out scenes involving up to 150 actors and and even got to appear on screen himself.
Johnson, who has worked on many movies and TV shows since moving to Hollywood, said it was tremendous fun working with stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, as well as director Paul Feig.
Philando Castile, a black man in Minnesota who was shot and killed by a 28-year-old police officer named Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop, was about my age.
We might have had plenty in common, or not much at all. But when details of his killing emerged, I learned of one potential similarity between us that also set us a world apart: Like Castile, I have a permit to carry a gun.