Community Sports

  • Dixie Baseball stars start strong
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA (8U) all-stars opened play in the 2016 District 2 tournament, taking a thrilling 6-5 win over the Union all-stars at the Cherokee Sports Complex in Gaffney on Saturday. The Union team is the defending state champion and was the World Series runner-up. Lancaster built a 5-1 lead and was able to hold on for the one-run win. “We put the pressure on Union by scoring three runs in that first inning and played great defense to hold on for the win” Lancaster manager John Avant said.
  • Lancaster P-31 goes 1-2 in tourney
    The Lancaster Post 31 team went 1-2 in the Carolinas Challenge at Asheboro N.C., over the weekend. The P-31 team was 1-1 in two games Saturday before dropping a 10-0 loss to Rowan County, N.C., at McCrary Park in Asheboro. Lancaster opened the baseball tourney play, taking a 6-2 win over Kernersville, N.C. In that game, Ryan Griffin and Eric Miles each had two hits to lead the Lancaster offense. Evan Flynn had a hit and twice reached after being hit by a pitch and scored two runs for Post 31.
  • Rain a pain for P-31 baseball play
    Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball has been plagued by wet weather this week. Post 31, 2-2 on the season, had two game halted due to rain. On Tuesday, Lancaster was at Fort Mill for a League V game with host Post 43 and play was washed out in the third inning with the home team on top, 7-1. On Wednesday, a late afternoon thunderstorm canceled play at Eggleton Field. Lancaster was slated to face Rock Hill Post 34 at home, but the storm halted the action before the opening pitch.
  • Dixie Softball stars set for tourney
    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation girls softball all-star teams will open play in the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament at Lancaster’s Springdale Park this weekend. Lancaster County will field three all-star teams – Darlings (ages 7-8), Angels (ages 9-10) and Ponytails (ages 11-12). u The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars are led by coach Gene Knight. He is assisted by Garrett Plyler, Darrell McManus and Chris Timmons. The Darlings stars open play Saturday at noon when they face Chester.
  • Lancaster Piranhas fall in home meet
    The Lancaster Piranhas fell to 1-2 on the season after dropping a 335-243 loss to the Lake Wylie Gators at home on Monday. Lancaster, in the loss, was led by Amelia Wright, Samuel Page and Alaina Houghtaling who had three firsts each. Bristol Glenn, Titus Trammell, Isabella Thorpe, Charlee Brooke Henry and Tamra Tipton each posted two wins in the meet. Single winners included Alex Trimnal, Mallory McDow, Rose Ellis, Ryder Lucas, Will Wilson, Tyler Tipton and Matt Prete. Lancaster visited River Hills on Thursday in Metrolina League swim meet action.
  • Piranhas post first swim win
    The Lancaster Piranhas posted their first swim win in the Metrolina League, taking a 309-273 victory over the Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins. Lancaster was led by Taylor Teague, Makenzy Mills and Samuel Page who had three wins each in the win over the RHCC Dolphins. Isabella Thorpe, Bristol Glenn, Titus Trammell, Amelia Wright, Reece Earl, Tamra Tipton and Alaina Houghtaling had two wins apiece in the Piranhas win.
  • Post 31 at home tonight
    Lancaster Post 31 will be home tonight at it hosts Rock Hill Post 34 in a League V baseball clash at Eggleton Field. The game tonight is the second meeting of the season between Lancaster and Rock Hill. Lancaster, which entered the week with a 2-2 record in League V play, downed Post 34 in the first contest, taking a 12-2 victory in Rock Hill last month. In that game, Evan Flynn smashed a two-run home run and Druw Rollings drilled a solo home run to spark the 10-run win in seven frames.
  • Piranhas' swim home opener Thursday
    The Lancaster Piranhas dropped a close loss to the Fort Mill Sharks in the LCST’s practice meet for the new Metrolina Swim League on June 2. Fort Mill took a 312-302 win over Lancaster. The Piranhas were led by Isabella Thorpe, Taylor Teague, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Samuel Page with three wins each. Double winners included Bristol Glenn, Ryder Lucas and Charlee Brooke Henry.
  • Mingo recalls Ali’s impact
    A chance meeting with Muhammad Ali stands as an extraordinary moment in the life of Lancaster boxing champion Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo. Mingo, on the brink of a stellar professional boxing career in the late 1980s, which later landed him a coveted spot in the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame, recalled a memorable meeting with Ali in 1989. Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion and one of the most celebrated sports figures of all time, died Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Post 31 returns to play Monday at Fort Mill
    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team resumes play on the 2016 season as P-31 ventures to Fort Mill Post 43 on Monday for a League V twin bill. Game one begins at 6 p.m., with game two to follow after a short break between the games. Lancaster P-31, 1-1 on the season, split in League V play to open the season. Lancaster dropped a 9-8 road loss to Clover 38 to open the season May 18, but rebounded to take a 12-2 win over Rock Hill Post 34.