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Community Sports

  • Team’s 51 tops Rub of the Green field
    The winning team shot a 55 to take top honors in the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 25th annual Founders Federal Credit Union Rub of the Green golf tournament. The team notched eagles on both par fives on the backside of the Sun City course. The team’s handicap score was a 51. Winning team member Mickey Phillips showed his team how to use the short iron by winning the men’s closet-to-the-pin on the 154-yard seventh, dropping his ball some six inches from the cup for an easy birdie.
  • Tiger fans happy, but take wait-and-see approach with first CFP poll ranking
    Lancaster area Clemson University football fans are elated with the team’s elite status, but at the same time are taking a wait-and-see approach with the first College Football Playoff poll, which has the unbeaten Tigers No. 1. Clemson, 8-0, 5-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, is atop the early poll, which will decide the final four for the 2015 College Football Playoff. The poll, which was released Tuesday, Nov. 3 for the first time in the 2015 season, will have its final poll for the national championship playoff Dec. 6.
  • Centurions’ charge seizes victory
    Robert Howey rhowey@thelancasternews.com Call it the nightmare on Stadium Street. Broome, down 23-14 with less than two minutes to play, stormed back to take a 29-26 overtime win over the stunned Bruins on Friday, Oct. 30 – Halloween eve – at Memorial Stadium. LHS senior kicker Trevor Latham drilled a 35-yard field goal with 1:56 to play to give the No. 9 Bruins a 23-14 lead. From that point, the never-say-die Centurions, with a ghost of a chance to win, rallied to take the three-point comeback win in overtime.
  • Rally for the Cure a success
    True Homes and Lady Egrets fourth annual Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure, at the Edgewater Golf Club, on October 10 raised $7,500. The funds will be used to assist with the cure of breast cancer, with funds distributed 75 percent locally and 25 percent nationally.
  • Bailey tops Run with the Bruins field
    Buford High School track and football coach Jareth Bailey ran a 19:33 to win the sixth annual Run with the Bruins 5K at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17. The race featured a beautiful, sunny morning at the 48-year-old arena. Runners and walkers, young and old, came out for what has become a fall tradition in Lancaster. Isaac Williams posted a 19:57 to place second and former LHS cross country runner Ellison Hagins had a 19:59 to finish third in the field of 150 runners.
  • Haire-Harris team for member-member tourney win
    The team of James Haire and Richard Harris posted a net 56 to win the member-member golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 19. Haire and Harris posted a narrow win over the duo of Jason Knight and Tim Smith, who registered a net 57.2 to place second in the first flight. The tournament, which featured 22 teams, was originally set for earlier this summer, but was moved to draw more teams and for cooler weather.
  • Parker tops in bodybuilding field
    A field of 14 bodybuilders competed in the first NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Championship at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 17. Octavious Parker took the overall title, and Maceo Thompson was named meet runner-up. Parker received a pro card, which allows him to advance to the professional level of bodybuilding competition. The competitors came from across the area, and even one from Ohio, to claim a coveted trophy. Thompson, Michael Duncan, and Kyle Montgomery are from Lancaster.
  • Red Rose City Bodybuilding Classic Oct. 17
    The NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building competition is set for Oct. 17 at the Bundy Auditorium on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus. The pro qualifier meet, hosted by Lancaster native Kennett Washington, will feature divisions for men, women, children and a wheel chair division for physically-challenged athletes.
  • Team’s net 47 tops McMackin field
    The three-man team of Andy Davis, Lee Gronkiewicz, Jayson Parker and a reserved space in memory of Chris Wriston teamed to take the net title in the 11th annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 18. Davis, Parker and Gronkiewicz held the open spot for Wriston, nicknamed “Quarter Cake,” who died last fall. The field included 31 teams held in memory of Neil McMackin, who died in a 2004 Charleston bike accident. Tournament proceeds benefit the Neil McMackin Memorial Scholarship Fund.
  • Foursome teams for Rotary crown
    Tight play highlighted the annual Rotary Golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 10. The foursome of Jalen Perry, Kenny Faulkenberry, Wayne Joyner and Quinton Rodgers captured the win with a birdie on No. 18 when the tourney went to a sudden-death playoff. The tournament, which drew 17 teams, featured three teams with a 60 each after 18 holes. The card playoff began on No. 15 and went to No. 18.