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Community Sports

  • Mills, Teague to swim in Eastern Section Southern Zone meet
    Makenzy Mills and Taylor Teague, two Lancaster County seventh graders, are headed to the 2016 USA Swimming  Eastern Section Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Atlanta, Ga. March 11-13. The swimmers compete for Ms. Anne Small at the USC-Lancaster extension of the Upper Palmetto YMCA Stingrays. On Feb. 12-15, the duo competed in the USA Swimming S.C. State Competition in Greenville.
  • Manning likes USC’s chances for Big Dance
    The South Carolina Gamecocks will end their 12-year NCAA men’s tournament drought this season. I got the certain word from the judge earlier this week. Gamecock radio network color analyst, the Honorable Casey Manning, a state circuit judge, was in town for General Sessions Court. Judge Manning granted me a court time out and gave his view on the Gamecocks’ postseason hoops hopes.
  • State champion 'Net Results' has strong sectional showing
    The “Net Results” Sun City Carolina Lakes’ 65-and-over ladies tennis team concluded an inspiring season recently  in Dothan, Ala., losing to a powerful Arkansas team in the Sectional Finals. The team qualified for the South Carolina State Championships by winning the Mid Carolina Tennis League regular season with a record of 5-1. The state championship was played in Hilton Head on Nov. 6-9.
  • Rucker rallies for boys crown
    The Rucker Rams capped a season’s hoops sweep of rival South to capture the middle school boys conference championship with a 46-41 win over the Mustangs at the Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night. The Rams’ five-point comeback win gave Rucker a sweep of Mustangs for the season. Rucker posted a 37-21 win back in December at the South gym, but the hardwood rematch was tougher. South led 19-18 at the half, but Rucker rallied to take a 27-26 lead after three periods and held on for the 46-41 victory.
  • Jim Duncan’s due a golden football for SB V play
    Lancaster is due a golden football. To be more specific, the late Jim “Butch” Duncan, a former Barr Street High School great and Lancaster Athletic Hall of Famer, is due one of those golden footballs, which in the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, is given to a coach or player who played in a past Super Bowl.
  • Panthers looking to wear Super Bow1 50 crown
    The NFC Champion and Super Bowl 50-bound Carolina Panthers insist they will follow the same game plan, which has been a fine formula for their success this season. The Cats say they will use the two-week preparation plan they followed at the end of the regular season to the divisional playoff game with Seattle. Following the Carolina Blue-print for success has set the Panthers as the “cat’s meow,” with a distinct roar across the NFL. One tweak for the Panthers is their attire for Super Bowl L.
  • Run raises funds for Habitat building fund
    Mustapha Elgazar of Pageland repeated his win in the Resolute Reindeer 5K held at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Dec. 12. Elgazar posted an 18:51 to top the field. A year ago, Elgazar ran an 18:55 to take the victory in the Resolute Reindeer 5K. The second overall male finisher was Matthew Collins with a 19:13 and Walker Kirkley was third in 19:58. Andrea Brunsvold of Lancaster ran a 23:25 to finish as the top overall female. Brunsvold was followed by Elizabeth Monroe in a 23:36 and Sydney Cauthen was third in 24:18.
  • Catoe recalls Tigers' battles with Bama
    Clemson battling Alabama is nothing new to former Tigers’ great Jimmy Catoe, who starred at old Kershaw High School under the late Bill Few before heading to play at Tigertown under the legendary Frank Howard in the mid-1960s. For Catoe, a crackerjack linebacker in his day at Clemson, facing the Tide is old helmet, uh, “old hat,” akin to “Bear” Bryant’s familiar black and white “hounds tooth” cover.
  • Tigers elated with success
    Clemson University football fans are excited about the Tigers’ upcoming clash with Alabama to decide college football’s national champion. The No. 1 Tigers, fresh off a 37-17 rout of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, battle the No. 2 Crimson Tide, which mauled Michigan State, 38-0 in the Cotton Bowl, for the national crown on Jan. 11 at 8:30 p.m. in the University of Phoenix Stadium at Glendale, Ariz.
  • Rec soccer stars shine
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer teams posted a strong showing in the state tournament Dec. 5-6 with the 10u and 12u teams each finishing second in the state field and the 15u stars placing third. u The 10u stars opened play Dec. 5 with a dominating 3-1 win over Bluffton. Sergio Pavon, Braxton Cordova and Kevin Cruz each scored in the first half to put the game out of reach. Adriel Garcia and Landon Williams provided clutch goalie play. The win put the 10u team playing Beaufort County, the defending state champ.