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Today's Sports

  • Dixie Baseball stars start strong

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA (8U) all-stars opened play in the 2016 District 2 tournament, taking a thrilling 6-5 win over the Union all-stars at the Cherokee Sports Complex in Gaffney on Saturday. The Union team is the defending state champion and was the World Series runner-up.
    Lancaster built a 5-1 lead and was able to hold on for the one-run win.
    “We put the pressure on Union by scoring three runs in that first inning and played great defense to hold on for the win” Lancaster manager John Avant said.

  • Lancaster P-31 goes 1-2 in...

    The Lancaster Post 31 team went 1-2 in the Carolinas Challenge at Asheboro N.C., over the weekend.
    The P-31 team was 1-1 in two games Saturday before dropping a 10-0 loss to Rowan County, N.C., at McCrary Park in Asheboro.
    Lancaster opened the baseball tourney play, taking a 6-2 win over Kernersville, N.C.
    In that game, Ryan Griffin and Eric Miles each had two hits to lead the Lancaster offense.
    Evan Flynn had a hit and twice reached after being hit by a pitch and scored two runs for Post 31.

  • Piranhas post swim over Sharks

    The Lancaster Piranhas posted a road win over River Hills to cap their 2016 Metrolina League swim meet regular season.

    The Piranhas, 2-2, downed River Hills Sharks, 350-226 on Thursday at the River Hills pool.

    Lancaster, in the 124-point win, was led by Samuel Page, Isabella Thorpe, Amelia Wright, Brayden Russell, Makenzy Mills, Alaina Houghtaling and Tamra Tipton, who notched three wins each.

    Lancaster double winners included Bristol Glenn and Blaine Plyler.

  • Junior golfers compete in second...

    Michael Long carded an even par 72 to capture the boys 15-18 win in the second tournament of the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association on Monday at the Edgewater Golf Club.

    Long’s two–shot win featured four birdies and 10 pars over 18 holes, He had a 36-36.

    Mason Sowell, the Andrew Jackson High golf standout, was a close second with a 74 (36-38). Sowell had four birdies and eight pars on the day.

  • A stars rebound for crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A (6U) all-stars came all the way back to win the District 2 Machine Pitch championship tournament with a pair of impressive wins over host Union at the Timken Sports Complex in Union on Friday night.

    Lancaster dropped the best-of-three series opener, 19-14 Thursday night, but responded with two clutch wins – 14-7 and 22-5 on Friday.

  • Sports Talk: Daddy taught me...

    Often when I write, or read the word – Lancaster – I think of that memorable night on Normandy Road.

     I can smile now in fond reflection, but it was anything close to grins – the proverbial “rainbows and butterflies” –that evening.

    From the time I was born to grade three, I lived with my family on Normandy Road before we moved to Sherwood Circle in Forest Hills.

  • Trio in all-star matches

    A trio of Lancaster County high school soccer stars will be in the state spotlight as they play in the annual North South All-Star soccer matches Saturday.
    Indian Land’s Bailey Penegar and Katherine Kilroy will play for the North team in the girls all-star match, while Lancaster High’s Zeke Williams will play for the North boys.
    Both matches will be played at Rock Hill’s District Three Stadium on Cherry Road.
    The girls match is at noon, with the boys contest set for a 2:15 p.m. kickoff.

  • Rain a pain for P-31 baseball...

    Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball has been plagued by wet weather this week.
    Post 31, 2-2 on the season, had two game halted due to rain.
    On Tuesday, Lancaster was at Fort Mill for a League V game with host Post 43 and play was washed out in the third inning with the home team on top, 7-1.
    On Wednesday, a late afternoon thunderstorm canceled play at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster was slated to face Rock Hill Post 34 at home, but the storm halted the action before the opening pitch.

  • Dixie Softball stars set for...

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation girls softball all-star teams will open play in the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament at Lancaster’s Springdale Park this weekend.
    Lancaster County will field three all-star teams – Darlings (ages 7-8), Angels (ages 9-10) and Ponytails (ages 11-12).
    u The Lancaster County Darlings all-stars are led by coach Gene Knight. He is assisted by Garrett Plyler, Darrell McManus and Chris Timmons.
    The Darlings stars open play Saturday at noon when they face Chester.

  • Lancaster Piranhas fall in home...

    The Lancaster Piranhas fell to 1-2 on the season after dropping a 335-243 loss to the Lake Wylie Gators at home on Monday.
    Lancaster, in the loss, was led by Amelia Wright, Samuel Page and Alaina Houghtaling who had three firsts each.
    Bristol Glenn, Titus Trammell, Isabella Thorpe, Charlee Brooke Henry and Tamra Tipton each posted two wins in the meet.
    Single winners included Alex Trimnal, Mallory McDow, Rose Ellis, Ryder Lucas, Will Wilson, Tyler Tipton and Matt Prete.
    Lancaster visited River Hills on Thursday in Metrolina League swim meet action.