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Community Sports

  • Debating greatness in sports
     It happened several times during this year’s NBA Playoffs.  Greg Summers, features editor at The Lancaster News, would roll his chair slightly from his desk, hold his hand to his face, flash a slight grin, look at me and say something like, “You know what? This is a great conversation.”
  • Tigers top Makos for first pool win
          The Tigers downed the Makos, 267-255 at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday.
  • Juniors seek to rebound
    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team will seek to rebound as it swings back into action Wednesday night against Rock Hill. The juniors saw their League V win streak halted at seven Thursday night in Union where Post 22 topped the Lancaster team, 3-2.
  • Juniors remain unbeaten
    Staff Reports The Lancaster Post 31 juniors stretched their unbeaten League V baseball mark to 7-0 with a pair of league wins earlier this week. The Lancaster juniors opened the week with a 10-7 win over Chester on Tuesday night at Eggleton Field. Lancaster built a 7-0 spread after three innings and held on for the three-run win. Chandler Gardner, who pitched 5.2 innings, was the winner, allowing four hits, three runs and four walks. He struck out seven.
  • Neff, Miller taken in MLB Draft
    University of South Carolina pitcher-outfielder Steven Neff received the call of a lifetime for the third time in his baseball career, but he’s focused on the Gamecocks’ task at hand. Neff, the former Lancaster High School and Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball star, was one of 11 USC players drafted this week in the annual Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Neff, a junior pitcher-outfielder, was taken in the 41st round by the World Champion San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
  • Makos open with win over Camden
    Staff Reports The Lancaster Makos opened their swim season, taking a 314-189 over Camden at the Lancaster County pool on Tuesday. The meet marked the Makos’ debut after the Lancaster County team was split this season. The Makos were led by Michaela Burton, Logan Phillips, Gracie Scott and Bryce Blanton, who posted four wins each. Anna Funderburk and Taylor Teague tallied three firsts apiece. Riley Burton, Carson Blackmon and Jonathan Catoe each tallied two firsts. Individual medley
  • More Crate Sportsman cars expected Saturday
    Michael Knight For The Lancaster News Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts seven exciting racing divisions Saturday night at the half-mile oval. LMS officials expect to see a few more Crate Sportsman cars as the Crate Sportsman drivers will be preparing for the Kenny Helms Memorial race. The Crate Sportsman division has seen some great racing this season, with a division rivalry brewing  between Kenny Ramsey and Timbo Mangum.
  • Tourney in memory of Craig continues to grow
    Staff Reports The Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament has hit its second decade and is going as strong as ever. The 11th annual tournament, held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, was played earlier this spring and drew its largest field of golfers, 335 participants. The 2010 tournament had 315 golfers. “This tournament continues to get larger,” said Buffy Fortner, a Nucor Steel cost accountant who has worked with the event for 10 years, including the last nine as chairman.
  • Polk paces CPTC in Simpsonville meet
    Staff Reports The Columbus Parker Track Club captured 69 medals and 33 ribbons in a youth meet held in Simpsonville. Rekia Polk, in the 10-under girls age group, earned three gold medals to pace the CPTC. The team notched 19 gold medals, 30 silver and 20 bronze medals. The CPTC, a Lancaster area youth track team, also earned   13 fourth-place ribbons, nine fifth-place ribbons and 11 sixth-place ribbons at the meet. 10-under girls
  • Juniors launch golf season
          Dalton Bradley paced play as the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opened its regular-season tournament schedule Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.