For The Lancaster News
The Lancaster Post 31 senior team capped a 3-0 week, but it was with a tough win.
P-31, in Legion baseball League V play, edged Chester, 5-3 to push its mark to 6-0 on the season.
“It was a battle, but we pulled through,” Lancaster senior team coach Quinton Rodgers said.
Chester, with two first-inning runs, held a 2-0 lead early.
Lancaster came back to take a 3-2 lead after four innings, but Chester tied the game at 3-all in the top of the seventh.
There are men in your life you regard as “second fathers.”
They don’t replace your father, but are special people with father-like attributes.
One I hold dear from my youth, is the late James P. “Dick” Richards, better known as Congressman Richards to many.
I came to know him through his grandson, Jim Richards, a childhood friend from our days growing up on Sherwood Circle.
He was quite a man, but I only knew the half of it.
The Lancaster Makos evened their recreation swim season record at 1-1 with a 321-216 win over Kershaw at the Kershaw Aquatics Center on Thursday.
The Makos were led by Michaela Burton, Will Burton, Anna Funderburk, Noah Phillips and Gracie Scott who posted three wins each.
Riley Burton, Emily Durant, Jennifer Hinton, Tamra Tipton, Grayson Young and Jayden Young each had two wins. Makena Barker, Hailey Burton, Landon Digh, Coulter Jackson and Zack Mothershed each posted a win.
Lancaster Dixie Baseball has set its all-star baseball teams for the 2012 postseason tournaments.
The AA all-stars, ages 7-8, are the Yankees’ Landon Williams, Austin Kennington, Bryce Helms, Owen Phillips and Tanner McLemore; Angels’ Tyler Trimnal, Ashton Phillips, Austin Faile; Cubs’ J.P. Cunningham, Kevin Wooden, Adam Wright; Braves’ Landon Deese, Jarrett Laney, Brady Jackson.
The AA stars open district play in Chester on June 25.
The Columbus Parker Track Club qualified 24 athletes at the district qualifying meet to compete at the national qualifying meet in Douglasville, Ga.
The club received 60 awards with 35 being medals, 13 gold. The CPTC also received 17 silver, eight bronze, 10 fourth places, 6 fifth places, 3 sixth places and 3 seventh places.
Shot put – 1. Armoni Evans
Long jump – 6. Armoni Evans
Shot put – 4. Terrell McGriff
Race walk – 1. Darius Brice, 2. Terrell McGriff
The Lancaster Tigers swim team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 325-211 win over the Chester Waves on Tuesday at the Lancaster County pool.
Charlee Brooke Henry, Lauren Spencer and Jonah Faile each had four firsts to pace the Tigers.
The Lancaster Post 31 baseball team remained the lone unbeaten team in American Legion League V play, taking a 6-2 win over Fort Mill Post 34 on Wednesday night.
Lancaster, 5-0, built a 4-0 lead through seven innings before Fort Mill answered with two runs in the eighth inning.
The 2012 Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Little League baseball program featured 25 teams throughout the county this season. The leagues were coach pitch, ages 7-8; minors, 9-10; and majors, 11-12.