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Community Sports

  • Richard Plyler ‘touches ’em all’
    Richard Plyler has completed the circuit. In his terms, Plyler, 72, calls it a “check off his bucket list.” Plyler, an avid baseball fan for the better part of his life, completed a visit to all 30 Major League Baseball cities last Saturday when he attended the Twins-Indians game at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. The host Twins, in 12 innings, took a 2-1 win over Cleveland.
  • Rams open with win over Mustangs
    The A.R. Rucker Rams, sparked by running back Nigel Moore, rolled to a 26-8 win over Lancaster area football rival South Middle School on Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Moore scored on runs of 60, 65 and 90 yards in the Mustangs’ 18-point win. Moore’s 90-yard scoring scamper came after the Rams held the Mustangs out of the end zone when SMS drove deep into Rucker territory to open the second half. Moore’s long TD dash put the Rams up, 20-8 and they added another touchdown to seal the win.
  • CPTC salutes banner track season
    A season of splendid success was saluted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School cafeteria on Saturday night. The team, named for its first coach the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, celebrated 68 medals won over the course of the season, April to August. The team, some 62 athletes ages 6-18, competed in district, regional and national meets during the season.
  • CPTC salutes banner track season
    A season of splendid success was saluted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School cafeteria on Saturday night. The team, named for its first coach the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, celebrated 68 medals won over the course of the season, April to August. The team, some 62 athletes ages 6-18, competed in district, regional and national meets during the season.
  • Junior golfers focused on all-star tournament
    Lancaster junior golfers will be seeking top honors this weekend as they play in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six. The Lancaster chapter has 12 junior golfers competing in the all-star field Aug. 20-21. The LJGA members earned their shot to play with top showings in the chapter’s 2016 tournaments during the spring and summer. The annual Roy Small Junior Championship, held at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 25-26, capped the chapter’s season.
  • Roberts blazes to club title
    Scott Roberts played outstanding golf to capture the Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon. Roberts, 45, had to because Lancaster High School junior golf star Brady Hinkle stayed on his heels until Roberts pulled away in the final three holes for a six-shot win. Roberts, who opened a five-shot lead in the first round Saturday with a sizzling 64, followed with a 70 Sunday for a 10-under 134 in the 36-hole tournament.
  • Sutton to defend LGC championship
    Anthony “T” Sutton will defend his title this weekend in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship at the LGC. Sutton, a Buford High School golf star, heads a strong field in contention for the LGC’s top honor. A year ago, Sutton shot a 150 (72-78) to capture a six-shot win over Buford High School golf teammate Garrett Crenshaw, (81-75). Crenshaw was tied with Bruce Gantt at the end of regulation, but carded a par on the first playoff hole to finish as the runner-up to Sutton.
  • Former USC lineman boost team
    It was all on the line Monday night at the Lancaster Moose Lodge. The Lancaster County Gamecock Club held its annual kickoff cookout and the guys known for the bulk and beef held the line. Former Gamecocks linemen Langston Moore, Travelle Wharton and Fran Person each took a little time to address the gathering of Gamecocks. Moore, the sideline reporter for the Gamecock Radio Network, handled most of the mic time.
  • Randy was on target with AJ stats, coverage
    Veteran Andrew Jackson High School football fans can easily recall if the Volunteers had a landmark gridiron effort, they could quickly flip to the back of the AJ football program to see if the mark had been shattered. If not, they could see how close the AJ athlete came, or possibly how much he topped an old Vols’ milestone. I’ve often referenced the information, a reliable tool for any sports reporter following up on a major play in a big game.
  • Sutton nets LJGA honor
    Anthony “T” Sutton has added another honor to his golf resume. Sutton, the defending Lancaster Golf Club champion and an all-state golfer at Buford High School, can now claim the title of the Matt Blackwell Award as the Lancaster Junior Golf Association Golfer of the Year for the 2016 season. Sutton wrapped up his title with his win in the Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club last week.