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Community Sports

  • Buford Middle rolls to win over Lewisville
    The Buford Middle School Jackets rallied from an early 8-0 deficit to post their first win of the season with a 20-8 comeback victory over Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School on Wednesday. Buford, down 8-0, rallied to slice the lead to 8-6 on Tyler Vespe’s 50-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion try failed. Buford came back to take the lead for good as quarterback Evan Teague tallied on a three-yard run. Teague’s scoring run was set up when he hit Dalton “Bubba” Catoe on a 25-yard pass.
  • Playoffs decide LGC captain’s choice title
    Competitive play highlighted the field in the Lancaster Golf Club’s captain’s choice fall tournament on Saturday. The 10-team field of four-player teams saw playoffs decide all the winners in the 18-hole tournament. The team of Mike Brazzell, Garrett Hammond, Steve Harper and Ed Meyer won the overall title, taking first in a card playoff after posting a 57. Hammond sparked the winning team, carding a hole-in-one on number four. Hammond used an eight iron on the 149-yard shot.
  • Seniors mixed doubles team state champ
    For the second time in three years, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles tennis team, age 65-over, has netted a coveted state championship. The Lancaster area senior mixed doubles tennis team captured the state championship at the Florence Tennis Center where the tournament was held Sept. 9-12. The Lancaster area team, which included five of the 11-team members from Lancaster County, qualified for the state tournament after winning the Mid-Carolina Regional championship. The Mid-Carolina Regional League includes Rock Hill, Lancaster, Chester and York.
  • Springs Memorial team wins Rotary tourney
    The Springs Memorial Hospital team captured top honors in the 25th annual Rotary Club golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon. The Springs Memorial team posted a 57 for a one-shot win in the captain’s choice tournament at the LGC. The foursome of Richard Warrin, Mark Wallace, Ian Stewart and Jonathan Scott carded a 15-under to take the close win in the 18-team field.
  • South blanks Buford
    The South Mustangs evened their record at 1-1 on the season, taking a 20-0 win over Buford Middle School at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night. SMS’s Jay Bumpass scored on a 55-yard run and added the two-point conversion to give the Mustangs an 8-0 edge. South upped its lead to 14-0 as Keyonte Rivers returned a punt 85 yards. South wrapped up the scoring as Sean Truesdale scored on a three-yard run. The two-point conversion failed. South Middle travels to face Lewisville on Thursday for a 5:30 game with the Lions.
  • Richard Plyler ‘touches ’em all’
    Richard Plyler has completed the circuit. In his terms, Plyler, 72, calls it a “check off his bucket list.” Plyler, an avid baseball fan for the better part of his life, completed a visit to all 30 Major League Baseball cities last Saturday when he attended the Twins-Indians game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. The host Twins, in 12 innings, took a 2-1 win over Cleveland.
  • Rams open with win over Mustangs
    The A.R. Rucker Rams, sparked by running back Nigel Moore, rolled to a 26-8 win over Lancaster area football rival South Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Moore scored on runs of 60, 65 and 90 yards in the Mustangs’ 18-point win. Moore’s 90-yard scoring scamper came after the Rams held the Mustangs out of the end zone when SMS drove deep into Rucker territory to open the second half. Moore’s long TD dash put the Rams up, 20-8 and they added another touchdown to seal the win.
  • CPTC salutes banner track season
    A season of splendid success was saluted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School cafeteria on Saturday night. The team, named for its first coach the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, celebrated 68 medals won over the course of the season, April to August. The team, some 62 athletes ages 6-18, competed in district, regional and national meets during the season.
  • CPTC salutes banner track season
    A season of splendid success was saluted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School cafeteria on Saturday night. The team, named for its first coach the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, celebrated 68 medals won over the course of the season, April to August. The team, some 62 athletes ages 6-18, competed in district, regional and national meets during the season.
  • Junior golfers focused on all-star tournament
    Lancaster junior golfers will be seeking top honors this weekend as they play in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six. The Lancaster chapter has 12 junior golfers competing in the all-star field Aug. 20-21. The LJGA members earned their shot to play with top showings in the chapter’s 2016 tournaments during the spring and summer. The annual Roy Small Junior Championship, held at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 25-26, capped the chapter’s season.