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Community Sports

  • Piranhas' swim home opener Thursday
    The Lancaster Piranhas dropped a close loss to the Fort Mill Sharks in the LCST’s practice meet for the new Metrolina Swim League on June 2. Fort Mill took a 312-302 win over Lancaster. The Piranhas were led by Isabella Thorpe, Taylor Teague, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Samuel Page with three wins each. Double winners included Bristol Glenn, Ryder Lucas and Charlee Brooke Henry.
  • Mingo recalls Ali’s impact
    A chance meeting with Muhammad Ali stands as an extraordinary moment in the life of Lancaster boxing champion Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo. Mingo, on the brink of a stellar professional boxing career in the late 1980s, which later landed him a coveted spot in the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame, recalled a memorable meeting with Ali in 1989. Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion and one of the most celebrated sports figures of all time, died Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Post 31 returns to play Monday at Fort Mill
    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team resumes play on the 2016 season as P-31 ventures to Fort Mill Post 43 on Monday for a League V twin bill. Game one begins at 6 p.m., with game two to follow after a short break between the games. Lancaster P-31, 1-1 on the season, split in League V play to open the season. Lancaster dropped a 9-8 road loss to Clover 38 to open the season May 18, but rebounded to take a 12-2 win over Rock Hill Post 34.
  • LDB honors top players, coaches, teams
    Lancaster Dixie Baseball recently honored its top players, coaches and teams for the 2016 season at the Wylie Park Complex. A League (6U) Regular season champions– Burgess Funeral Home Yankees City Champions – Burgess Funeral Home Yankees  The A league has two all-star teams – North and South – and they play each other in a best-of-three-game series at Wylie Park’s Ronnie Gandy Field. The tourney opened Thursday, with game two today at 6 p.m. and a third game, if needed, set for tonight at 7:30 p.m.
  • Elliott says USC working for success
     The University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ football program isn’t dwelling on the past. USC posted a 3-9 mark last season, but Gamecocks’ offensive line coach Shawn Elliott says the future is bright for the SEC East team. Elliott, the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting May 16 at the Catawba Fish Camp, said despite the tough campaign in 2015, the Gamecocks will benefit from the challenges they endured.
  • Kids winners in Fore the Kids golf tourney
    The real winners in the sixth annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament were the children in the Lancaster community. Kicking off the 2016 tournament, chairperson Marshall Benson began with prayer, thanking God for providing the volunteers, churches, schools and supporters during the past year. Benson said over 1,000 area children heard the good news of Christ’s salvation and 53 accepted Christ as their savior. Many families were strengthened in a positive manner, Benson said.
  • Annual Blackwell tourney has special tribute
    A beautiful spring day greeted 111 golfers April 30 when they competed in the 15th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club. The team of Jerry Pardue, Shane Brewer, AJ golf coach Heath Brewer, and AJ golf standout Logan Sowell topped the 28-team captain’s choice field, carding a low-net score of 48.4.
  • Mama had a special way with her words
    Can’t quite recall the situation on our way to Rice Elementary that morning, but it seems in the area of Woodland Drive and Laurel Court, Mama, at the wheel of our family station wagon, offered some sage advice. I wasn’t feeling quite up to par and school, to say the least, wasn’t my top priority that morning, but Mama, not about to turn the car around, gave me a good verbal dose to get me “turned around” as we drew closer and closer to Rice. “Robert, know what President Kennedy says?”
  • Founding Leadership gives insight
    In this day and age of sports, coaches often claim there’s no off-season. When the season is complete and the last game is played, there’s always the play to find the edge for the coming season. Founding Leadership provides the means to gain the upper hand through career development and personal growth. The fourth annual Founding Leadership, hosted at the Founders Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters on Tuesday, offered college and high school coaches a chance to step-up their game.
  • Playoff decides Kershaw Golf Course win
    Sunshine broke through the clouds at the Kershaw Golf Course on Saturday as 18 teams competed on the links to conquer the challenge of the 2016 KGC Spring Tournament. The tournament to benefit the Kershaw Golf Course saw two teams tie at 54, 18-under par. The foursome of Hubert Brown, Wade Floyd, Jay Pardue and Jerry Pardue captured first place in a card playoff against the team of Caleb Brown, Chandler Norville, Logan Sowell and Mason Sowell, who finished as the runner-up team. The winning team had a birdie on No. 2 to earn top honors.