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Today's Sports

  • Rec softball stars going strong

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-stars are off to a solid start in District II tournament play at the Larry Doby Sports Complex in Camden.

    The Lancaster County Darlings (8U) are 3-0 in the tournament, outscoring three opponents in the district field, 57-3. The Darlings have hit 10 home runs, including a grand slam.

    The Darlings stars rolled to their third straight win, taking a 22-3 win over Lugoff on Monday.

  • American stars win tourney

    The annual Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) Intra-league All-Star series was played last week at Wylie Park.

    The American  League all-stars won two straight games to claim the best-of-three  series.

    The American League stars won the series opener, posting a 6-5 win.

    The game ended in dramatic fashion as the National League stars had the tying and game-winning run in scoring position with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but couldn’t get the runners home.

  • Piranhas fall to Dolphins Monday...

    The Lancaster County Piranhas fell to 2-2 on the season, dropping a 317-271 loss to the host Rock Hill Country Club Dolphins on Monday night.

    The LCST was led by Alex Trimnal, Fletcher Armbrust, Taylor Teague and Tamra Tipton who had three firsts each.

    Ryder Lucas, Bristol Glenn and Makenzy Mills each had two wins.

    The Piranhas close their season Saturday with the Metrolina Championship/Invitational meet at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

    The championship meet begins at 8:30 a.m. with only qualified swimmers.

  • CPTC solid in district qualifier

    The Columbus Parker Youth Track Club produced a solid effort in the AAU Region 8 District qualifier at Broome High School in Spartanburg.

    The CPTC racked up their share of honors with 51 athletes placing in one of more events to move forward to the regionals June 29-July 2 in Taylors.

    The number represents the largest number of athletes to make the regionals in the last five years.

    The CPTC, out of 24 teams, placed seventh overall in the district qualifier.

    Nygel Moore, 14, and Demyius Blair, 9, were the top individual scorers for the CPTC.

  • Flynn to lead BHS baseball

    BUFORD – Gavin Flynn, a fixture with the Buford High School baseball program as a player and coach, is now heading the Jackets’ program.

    Flynn, 26, has been named the BHS baseball coach, replacing Eric Funderburk, who is yielding his coaching duties to be the Jackets athletics director replacing retiring Mike Wells.

  • Column: To be Frank, my dad’s...

    The moment, though years ago in my teens, is one I’ll never forget.

    My father, the late Jim Howey, and I were watching the evening sports in our Sherwood Circle home.

    Among the sports news that night was the Philadelphia Phillies’ firing of journeyman manager Frank Lucchesi, not your household name among big league skippers.

    What caught my attention as the story aired in July of 1972, an emotional Lucchesi, an Italian American, teared up with news of his ouster.

    I chuckled seeing a grown man cry.

  • P-31 edges Chester for sweep

    Lancaster Post 31 notched a diamond sweep of Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field on Thursday night, but it was a hard-earned win.

    Lancaster, in week three play of the Legion baseball League V mini-series, edged Post 27, 3-2 to push its record to 3-5.

    P-31 opened the week with an 0-5 mark, but reeled off three straight wins over Chester.

    Lancaster rolled in the first two games, winning 17-6 at home Monday night and 18-5 at Chester on Tuesday.

  • Breakers down Piranhas in...

    The Lancaster County swim team dropped its first Metrolina League loss, falling to the Tega Cay Breakers, 433-238 Thursday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LC Piranhas are 2-1 in Metrolina League meets, 2-2 overall.

    The meet was halted after 50 events due to lightning in the area.

    The LCST was led by Olivia Thorpe, Bristol Glenn and Fletcher Armbrust who posted three wins each.

    Double winners included Ryder Lucas, Isabella Thorpe, Tamra Tipton and Mallory McDow.

    Lancaster, in the meet with TCST, won two of four relay events.

  • Former ILHS hoops star Felder to...

    COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina rising sophomore guard Rakym Felder will head overseas later this summer to Madrid, Spain, with USA East Coast, a group of college all-stars who will be led by Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown.

    Felder played his freshman season of basketball at Indian Land High School during the 2012-13 season.

    The 5-10, 210-pounder was a key performer in the Warriors’ 23-3 season that year, averaging 21 points a game for coach Nate Smith’s team.

  • P-31 routs Chester again

    Lancaster Post 31 rolled to a second straight American Legion baseball League V win, ripping Chester Post 27, 17-6 at Chester on Tuesday night.

    Lancaster, 2-5, opened the week, blasting Post 27, 18-5 at Eggleton Field.

    Hunter Laney and Andrew Caskey paced the 15-hit Lancaster offense with three hits each on the night.