A.R. Rucker Middle School celebrated a banner athletic year with the annual Rams’ athletic awards on Wednesday, April 24.
The Lancaster middle school honored student-athletes in five sports during the event in the Rucker cafeteria.
Former Indian Land High School track star Shawn Crawford, who captured gold in the 200m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has been suspended for two years for not providing his whereabouts for out-of-competition drug testing.
Crawford, according to reports, didn’t tell officials of his whereabouts for out-of-competition drugs tests three times in an 18-month period.
The Van Wyck native was suspended from competition and stripped of all results dating back to Nov. 17, 2012.
Crawford’s ban began Wednesday, April 17.
The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped a four-game series (two twin bills) with an 11-7 win over the Florence-Darlington Tech Stingers in the opener on Sunday, April 14.
In the four-run win, the Lancers lashed 15 hits.
The 22nd annual Crenshaw Oil Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, April 19 at the Lancaster Golf Club, has been moved to Friday, April 26.
The tournament was reset due to the forecast for rain on Friday, April 19.
Two Lancaster area girls, who are students at A.R. Rucker Middle School, produced outstanding performances in the S.C. Junior Disc Golf Championship held in Anderson over the weekend.
Alexandria Lambert, 13 and an eighth-grader at Rucker Middle, topped the field with a 68. She also won the distance competition with a 260-foot effort.
The University of South Carolina Lancers’ baseball team closed play in a four-game series with host Louisburg College, dropping both games of a Region X road twin bill on Sunday, April 7.
The Hurricanes downed the Lancers, 3-2 and 10-4.