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Community Sports

  • Dixie Darlings state champs
    The Lancaster Dixie Darlings all-stars earned a bid to the world series in Georgetown, on July 27-Aug. 2 by capturing the state championship in Hanahan on Wednesday. The all-stars claimed that right by winning five games during the five-day tournament, from July 7 to July 11. Lancaster’s first win came July 7, when the girls defeated Midland Valley, 20-7. On July 8, they lost to Aynor, 5-4.
  • Post 31 wins game two vs. Inman
    Thursday night at Eggleton field, Lancaster Post 31 used a six-run fourth inning to spark a come-from-behind 14-4 win over Inman Post 45 in game two of the American Legion playoffs. With Inman leading 4-1 going into the bottom of the sixth, P-31 center fielder Bobby Delly bolted a three-run home run to tie the game. Tripp Rollings singled home Jonah Crenshaw to give P-31 the lead, 5-4. Tyler Rodgers drilled a two-run homer to make the score 7-4. Lancaster scored four more runs in the fifth, keyed by Crenshaw and Colt Ellis’ run-scoring singles.
  • Mayor Joe Shaw honors Dixie Pre-Majors team
    Mayor Joe Shaw has released an official proclamation officially honoring Saturday, July 14, through Wednesday, July 18, for the Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball State Tournament. The tournament is at the Lancaster Bruins’ baseball field with host team Lancaster and seven other district teams. The tournament will kick off today, July 13, with a shrimp boil prepared by Founders’ CEO Bruce Brumfield at the Fairway Room, 1821 Springs Club Road. The shrimp boil is open to players, coaches, staff and sponsors.
  • Lancaster SCJGA chapter visits Chester
    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association played its fourth event of the season at the Chester Golf Club on July 9. The golf course was in great condition and the weather cooperated with temperatures a little cooler than had been seen for the past two weeks. Play in all age groups was good. One of the highlights was Haley Thurmond chipping in from 50 yards on the par 4 fourth hole. She plays in the 8 and 9 year-old girls division.
  • Post 31 outslugs Inman Post 45
    The Lancaster Post 31 seniors took game one of the American Legion playoffs best of five series 18-10 over Inman Post 45 Monday night. Lancaster jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning when Tripp Rollings doubled in two runs. Lancaster added two more in the bottom of the second to go up 4-0. Inman took the lead in the third as they scored six runs to make the score 6-4. Inman’s lead didn’t last for long as P-31’s first baseman Tyler Rodgers drilled a three-run home run to give P-31 a 7-6 lead after four innings.
  • Dixie AAA, 9-10, baseball roundup
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, have won two games and lost one in the district tournament that got under way this weekend in South Spartanburg. The AAA stars, after falling to Clover 6-4 on Saturday, rebounded to take a 17-5 win over Rock Hill National on Sunday. Landon Jordan, the winning pitcher, worked two scoreless innings for the win. Alex Griffin pitched two frames and Canon Stogner pitched an inning. Bry Neal led the offense with three hits and scored two runs. Gavin Blackmon had two hits and scored three runs.
  • Rock Hill edges Post 31
    Robert Howey rhowey@thelancasternews.com Lancaster Post 31 fell short in its bid to post its first seniors’ League V baseball championship in five seasons on Friday night at Rock Hill High School. Host Rock Hill Post 34, which won the League V title with a 13-3 mark, edged Lancaster 4-3. Rock Hill will host Spartanburg Post 28 in the S.C. American Legion baseball Upper State playoffs, while Lancaster, as the League V runner-up, will be at home to face Inman Post 45. The best-of-five series open Monday night at 7.
  • Ozone stars win district, claim state berth
    Staff Reports The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone stars did it the hard way, but got it done. The Ozone stars, on the final day of the tournament after battling out of the loser’s bracket, need two wins to capture the district title and a bid to the state championship tournament and completed the task as they defeated the Rock Hill Nationals, 9-4, 5-4. The Ozone state tourney will be played at the new complex in Georgetown July 14-19. Lancaster, the District 2 champions, will play the District 5 champs at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
  • Makos take win over Waves
    Staff Reports The Lancaster Makos capped their regular-season swim campaign, taking a 319-206 win over the Chester Waves on Thursday, June 28. Jennifer Hinton, Will Burton, Michaela Burton, Anna Funderburk and Catherine Abbott each posted four wins to pace the Makos. Makena Barker, Jaden Young, Taylor Teague, Coulter Jackson and Bryce Blanton each registered three firsts. Grayson Young notched two wins. Zack Mothershed, Riley Burton, Maraya Hinton, Hailley Burton and Brooks Digh each had a win for the Makos.
  • Foursome's 51 wins Taylor Memorial golf tournament
    The winning team shot a 21-under to capture the title in the seventh annual Jimmy Taylor Sr., Memorial golf tournament at Edgewater Golf Club on Saturday, June. 16. The winning team, with a 51, included Leroy Roseborough, James “Slim” Boulder, Kenue Dunlap and Bobby Ellis.