Community Sports

  • Post 31 earns state berth
      INMAN – The Lancaster Post 31 baseball team is state-bound. P-31, in the rubber game of the American Legion baseball Upper State second-round series with Inman Post 45, bounced back to earn a bid to the state tournament.
  • LCST posts strong Aquatics effort
      The Lancaster County swim team Sharks posted a strong showing in the annual Aquatics at the Kershaw Aquatics Center on July 7-8. The Sharks registered 40 firsts during the annual season-ending swim meet.
  • AA stars finish as state runners-up
      Host Union edged Lancaster 6-5 and Delmae, 5-0 to win the Dixie Youth Baseball AA machine pitch state championship at the Timken Complex in Union on Tuesday, July 14. Union rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to take the one-run win over the Lancaster AA stars on the way to the state crown.
  • P-31 rebounds for wins
      Lancaster Post 31, in impressive fashion, took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series with an 11-1 win over Inman Post 45 on Wednesday, July 15 at Inman’s Jim Everhart Field.
  • Staying alive
    Staff reports The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission Dixie Softball Angels all-stars kept their postseason hopes alive with a 15-7 win over Bamberg on Monday, July 13, in the state tournament in Seneca. That put them 2-1 in the state play after, losing to Latta, 10-0, in the tournament opener Saturday, July 11. They rallied back on Sunday, July 12, when they defeated Moncks Corner, 12-10. In Monday’s game, Alisha Neisler was the winning pitcher in the eight-run win.
  • Ozone stars fall in state tourney
    Staff reports The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars (U-12) saw their postseason hopes end with a pair of losses in the state tournament over the weekend, July 11-12. The Ozone stars fell to Greenwood, 5-3, in the opening round Saturday and then dropped a tough 5-4 loss to Hilton Head on Sunday afternoon. “We made too many mistakes to beat a good team,” Lancaster Ozone all-stars manager Dale Laney said. “We had our share of chances, but just didn’t come through when we needed to in this tournament.”
  • CPTC qualifies 12 for Junior Olympics
    Staff reports The Columbus Parker Track Club has qualified 12 athletes to compete at the National Junior Olympics at Dick Price Stadium on the campus of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. Price Stadium is named for former NSU athletics director, head football and track coach Dick Price. The CPTC, a non-profit organization named for its late coach, Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, earned 29 medals at the regional meet at Eastside High School earlier this summer.
  • Baker doubles down at LSS
    Michael Knight For The Lancaster News There was a huge crowd for the racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, July 11. In the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Division, the front row was Andy “Pops” Hodges and Joseph Engelbrecht. When the green flag fell, it was Hodges, Engelbrecht, Johnny Starkey and Kyle Norwood battling for the lead entering turn one.
  • P-31 on to second round playoffs
    Eric Rowell For The Lancaster News Walhalla Post 124’s decision to forfeit the fifth game in the best of 5 American Legion Playoffs is sending Lancaster Post 31 to the second round of state playoffs. Walhalla forfeited playing the fifth game that was scheduled to be played Friday, July 10, at the Harvey Eggleton Field in Lancaster because the Post 124 team is dismantling.
  • Junior golfers to launch second half
    Staff Reports The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tees off the second half of its 2015 season Monday, July 13, at the Kershaw Golf Club. The 2015 LJGA points races for each age group reflect tight play. In the boys 10-12 age division, Mason Tucker leads the points through three tournaments with 80 points, with Trey Crenshaw third at 70. Simon Wright is third, 56 points. In the boys 7-9 age group, Landry Williams leads the points for the season with 70 and David Oliver has 60. Brady Snipes has 58 points in third place.