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Community Sports

  • Olivers pace LJGA effort in all-star field
    The Olivers led the way for the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six on Aug. 22-23. David Oliver and his sister Braelyn Oliver were the top finishes for the LJGA all-stars in the two-day tournament. David Oliver, in the boys 7-9 age division, tied for second with a 73 over 18 holes. Landry Williams, age 6, placed ninth. Braelyn Oliver, in the girls 7-9 age group, finished fourth and Rachel Kate Hinson was sixth.
  • Marlins host Tigers to open playoffs
    The Carolina Marlins baseball team will open its quest for a second league championship as they host the Kelton Tigers with a pair of weekend games. The Marlins, the top seed in the playoffs and the National League champions, will host a 4 p.m. game Saturday, Aug. 22 and a game Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4. The games will be played at the Wheels of Peace field at 3671 Wheels of Peace Drive. Take U.S. 521 North to North Corner and turn on Wheels of Peace Drive and follow to the field. The Marlins, 25-7, 16-4, are the top seed for the playoffs.
  • ‘Red Man’ one of the good guys
    One of the Lancaster Golf Club’s “good guys” has played his final round. That’s a shame because Mike “Red Man” Kennington truly loved the game of golf. Kennington, a fixture at the LGC as a sometimes employee and avid golfer, died last week after a battle with cancer. During the recent club championship, which saw 14-year-old phenom Anthony “T” Sutton earn the crown, there was still talk of “Red Man.”
  • Junior golfers bidding for all-star crowns
    Standout golfers in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association will be competing for top honors in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six this weekend. Some 14 Lancaster chapter all-stars, ranging in age 7-18, will compete for titles in the age divisions Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23. The Lancaster chapter all-stars represent the top two finishers in each age division during the regular-season tournament play for the 2015 spring
  • ‘T’ captures tourney title
    Robert Howey rhowey@thelancasternews.com Anthony “T” Sutton continued the young’s stellar run in the Lancaster Golf Club championship tournament Sunday afternoon, Aug. 9. Sutton, 14, and a Buford High School golf star, captured the LGC’s prestigious crown with a 150 (72-78). Sutton’s championship came a year after Lancaster High School golf ace Brady Hinkle, also then 14, won the club championship with a three-under 141 (72-69) for a nine-shot victory.
  • Links battles highlight play in annual Roy Small championship
    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association wrapped up its 2015 tournament season with the two-day Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 27-28. The tournament is held in memory of the late Mr. Small, a Lancaster Athletic Hall of Famer and an avid supporter of junior golf in his lifetime. The season-ending tournament featured a host of links battles to decide age division crowns and chapter all-stars. Trey Crenshaw captured the boys 10-12 age division, shooting a 75 (36-39) over two-days for an eight-shot win.
  • Greenwood ends P-31's hopes
    Greenwood Post 20 edged Lancaster to end Post 31's hopes in the S.C. American Legion state baseball tournament at Sumter's Riley Park on Sunday, July 26. The game was tied at 1-all in the eighth inning, but Greenwood scored a run on a pair of Lancaster errors for the decisive tally. Lancaster, the League V runner-up, ended its season with a 14-14 record. Post 31 qualified for the state tournament after winning back-to-back best-of-three series with Walhalla and Inman.
  • Post 31 falls to Florence
    Lancaster Post 31 dropped its opening game in the 2015 S.C. American Legion state baseball tournament on Saturday, July 25. Florence topped Lancaster, 12-0 in the 4 p.m. game at Sumter's Riley Park. Florence Post 1 scored two runs each in the opening two innings for a 4-0 edge and broke open the game with eight runs in the fourth. Lancaster will seek to stay alive as it faces Greenwood in an elimination game at 9 a.m. Sunday. James Gardner had two hits to lead the Lancaster offense.
  • Score of aces at the LGC
      The Lancaster Golf Club, featuring hole No. 4, has been the hot spot for a host of holes-in- one in recent links play.  Chuck Loughry posted his first career ace on No. 4, a par three. He used a nine-iron on his 137-yard shot.
  • Dixie Boys 13 stars third in state tourney
      NORTH AUGUSTA – The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars dropped a tough loss in the state tournament at River View Park in North Augusta to finish third in the state field.