Community Sports

  • Ozone stars open state tourney play Saturday
          The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone district champions will open state tournament play Saturday in Sumter when the LDB stars play Sumter American at Patriots Park at 12:30 p.m.
  • Neff to sign with Giants
          University of South Carolina junior pitcher Steven Neff will bypass his remaining eligibility with the Gamecocks to sign a contract with the San Francisco Giants.
  • Bulldogs undefeated so far
    Jane Alford cgnews@thelancasternews.com The Carolina Bulldogs, a minor league football team owned by Matt Carnes of Indian Land, is on top of its game this season.  The team, which includes several Indian Land players, is undefeated at 4-0. Carolina Bulldogs  at top of dogpile In the Gridiron Developmental Football Game of the Week on  July 9, the 11th-ranked Carolina Bulldogs faced the 10th-ranked Asheville Grizzlies at Joe Collins Stadium in Chester.
  • Lancaster Ozone stars sweep Rock Hill in District 2 tourney
  • Plenty of racing action at Speedway
      Lancaster Motor Speedway will be going “old school” Saturday night with the Vintage Division headlining the evening with a big race and an autograph session during intermission. Larry Wallace Black and his Gold No. 22 car will be at the track from 6 to 7 p.m. 
  • Sun City teams win at state
    Frank Kinder For the lancaster News The Sun City Carolina Lakes pickleball team brought home 28 medals, including 10 golds, from the first official pickleball events at the S.C. Senior Sports Classic, held May 21 on the campus of Francis Marion University in Florence. 
  • Gilreath on Carolina Reds team
    Staff Reports John Gilreath of Lancaster plays for the Carolina Reds 11U travel baseball team, which is based out of Rock Hill. Gilreath is the only player from Lancaster, but the other players represent Great Falls, Chester, Rock Hill, York and Clover. The team recently returned from a tournament in Omaha, Neb., held June 17-19. The tournament was the Omaha USSSA NIT World Series Qualifier. The Reds went 5-1 against teams from Louisiana, Colorado, Iowa and Oklahoma.
  • Ozones still alive in play
    Staff Reports The Lancaster Ozone all-stars stayed alive in the Dixie Youth district baseball tournament with a 10-0 win over South Spartanburg on Monday night. The tournament is being played at Gandy Field in the Wylie Park Complex. The 10-run win advanced Lancaster to the championship round today. Three Lancaster pitchers teamed to toss a no-hitter in the win over the SS stars. Christian Sinclair, who went two innings, struck out four and walked one.
  • Dixie Majors advance to state
    Staff Reports The Lancaster Dixie Majors boys, ages 16-19, claimed the District 3 championship by defeating York in a best two-out-of three series in York on June 29. In the first game, Lancaster downed York, 7-1. In game one, Brian Williams was the winning pitcher, going three innings with three strikeouts. Scott Mathis went two and one-third innings, struck out three and walked two. Justin Harper went one and two-thirds innings, struck out four, walked two and allowed one run.
  • Bluefins place 5th in meet
     Jane Alford Carolina Gateway Editor The BridgeMill Bluefins wrapped up their season with a fifth-place finish in the All-Star Meet at Mecklenburg Aquatics Center Uptown.  Springfield came in first, followed by Blakeney in second, Providence Downs South third, Charlotte Christian, BridgeMill, Lake Park, Crismark and Fairmeadows in Division 6 of the 69-team Greater Charlotte Swim League. BridgeMill’s all-star winners were: