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Community Sports

  • P-31 juniors fall to Rock Hill P-34
    Staff Reports The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team fell to 3-8 on the season, dropping back-to-back games to Rock Hill Post 34. On Thursday at home, Rock Hill edged the Lancaster juniors, 10-7. On Wednesday, Rock Hill rolled to a 12-1 home win over Lancaster. In the game Thursday night at Eggleton Field, Trey Payne went six innings and took the loss. He allowed seven hits, six walks and hit a batter. Payne struck out four. Austin Pate worked an inning in relief and fanned one.
  • P-31 seniors rebound with road win
    Staff Reports The Lancaster Post 31 senior team ignited for seven runs over the final three innings to notch a 12-8 American Legion baseball League V road win over Clover Post 38 on Tuesday night. The four-run win came after P-31 had dropped its first league loss in a 12-3 defeat to Rock Hill Post 34 on Monday night at Eggleton Field.
  • McCain winner in MMH Optimist Club golf tourney
    Staff Reports Alexandria McCain, a two-time all-region golfer at Lancaster High School and a graduate of Indian Land High School, shot an 86 over 6,200 yards at the Divide Golf Course in Matthews, N.C., where she won her division age group in the Optimist Club youth golf tournament Sunday, June 3. McCain, the 2011 LHS golf MVP, will attend Converse College in the fall after signing with the CC Valkryies last fall. Other winners were Ben Ferris, 13, of Charlotte, Sean O’Connor, 14, of Indian Trail, N.C., and Jarett Stowe, 16, of Matthews, N.C.
  • Speedway to host NDRA GM Performance race
    Michael Knight For The Lancaster News Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the NDRA GM Performance Late Models Division on Saturday night in Lancaster. The Saturday event will feature seven divisions of racing. The winner of the NDRA GM Performance Late Models earns $1,000 and $100 to start. The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will qualify and run heat races. The purse for the Super Street is $600, the Crate Sportsman: $500, and $400 for the Pure Street. The Vintage, Stock 4 and FWD/UCAR will also be running on Saturday night.
  • Makos post swim win over Camden
    The Lancaster Makos swim team improved to 2-1 on the season, taking a 279-269 win over host Camden on Saturday. The Makos were led by Will Burton, Micheala Burton and Coulter Jackson who had four wins each. Brooks Digh, Taylor Teague, Grayson Young and Jaden Young each had three firsts in the meet.
  • Tigers swimmers defeat Chester
    The Lancaster Tigers topped the Chester Waves 304-215 on Thursday, June 14 in Chester. The Tigers were paced by Charlee Brooke Henry, Jonah Faile, Alaina Houghtaling and MaKenzie Henry who registered four firsts each.
  • Chester track will host Southern OWM Shootout
          I-77 Speedway will host round three of the Southern Open Wheel Modified Shootout on Saturday night.  Stars of the open wheel ranks from the Carolinas and Virginia will be at the Chester track.
  • Seniors edge Chester, 5-3
    Ernie Rowell For The Lancaster News The Lancaster Post 31 senior team capped a 3-0 week, but it was with a tough win. P-31, in Legion baseball League V play, edged Chester, 5-3 to push its mark to 6-0 on the season. “It was a battle, but we pulled through,” Lancaster senior team coach Quinton Rodgers said. Chester, with two first-inning runs, held a 2-0 lead early. Lancaster came back to take a 3-2 lead after four innings, but Chester tied the game at 3-all in the top of the seventh.
  • A ‘second father,’ first-class man
    There are men in your life you regard as “second fathers.” They don’t replace your father, but are special people with father-like attributes. One I hold dear from my youth, is the late James P. “Dick” Richards, better known as Congressman Richards to many. I came to know him through his grandson, Jim Richards, a childhood friend from our days growing up on Sherwood Circle. He was quite a man, but I only knew the half of it.
  • Makos post swim win over Kershaw
    Staff Reports  The Lancaster Makos evened their recreation swim season record at 1-1 with a 321-216 win over Kershaw at the Kershaw Aquatics Center on Thursday. The Makos were led by Michaela Burton, Will Burton, Anna Funderburk, Noah Phillips and Gracie Scott who posted three wins each. Riley Burton, Emily Durant, Jennifer Hinton, Tamra Tipton, Grayson Young and Jayden Young each had two wins. Makena Barker, Hailey Burton, Landon Digh, Coulter Jackson and Zack Mothershed each posted a win.