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Community Sports

  • Rucker honors sports standouts
    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.
  • Emotional tourney win
    A beautiful, clear spring day greeted 92 golfers on Saturday, April 20 as they played in the 12th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
  • Crawford slapped with two-year drug ban
    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.
  • Lancers take one win in series with Stingers
    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.
  • Crenshaw Oil Golf Tournament rescheduled
    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.
  • A coward’s act mars Marathon
      And I thought Jackie Bradley’s hustling effort to snag Ben Zobrist’s sinking liner in left field was the worst part of Monday afternoon in Boston’s Fenway Park. Boy, was I wrong.
  • Tanner: USC Olympic sports need boost
          The University of South Carolina Gamecocks have produced landmark success in recent seasons, and USC athletic director Ray Tanner said there’s room for more.
  • Lambert, Burton shine in junior state disc golf championship field
    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.
  • Lady Lancers take 3 wins
    The University of South Carolina Lady Lancers softball team took three of four games from USC Salkehatchie in games played April 6-7. USCL captured the nightcap on April 7 with a 10-7 win.
  • Lancers drop 3 at Louisburg
    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.