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Today's Sports

  • Plyler to compete in Wyoming...

    Andrew Jackson High School senior Ronnie Plyler is headed west in hopes of rounding up some major rodeo accolades.

    Plyler, who earned a position with the South Carolina high school rodeo team, will join his fellow teammates in Gillette, Wyo., July 18-24 for the 62nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo. It is the world’s largest and U.S.’s oldest youth rodeo.

    Plyler will compete in bull riding.

    Plyler earned the chance to compete in the national rodeo after placing fourth in the state competition held at Clemson earlier this spring.

  • Aquatics cap season

    Lancaster County wrapped up its swim season this week with the Aquatics held Wednesday and Thursday.

    Several swimmers notched multiple first places. For the Lancaster Sharks, Lauren Spencer had six firsts; Pagan Glenn, along with Jonah Faile, had five; Emily Durant and Charlee Brooke Henry had four; Elizabeth Catoe, Jory Pettit, Coulter Jackson, Kelly Sullivan, Grayson Young, Kailee Glover, Simon Wright and Jonathon Wade had three and MaKenzie Henry, Georgia Moore and Isabella Ihm had two.

    Gracie Scott and Emma Higgins  had one first each.

  • Dixie Boys seeking state title

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13-year-old all-stars came away with one win and one loss in the District 10 tournament held last week at Minuteman Park in Lancaster.

    In the first game, Lancaster defeated Union, 22-2, in five innings.

  • AAA stars advance to state...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, defeated Union, 15-12, in eight innings to claim the District Two championship in South Spartanburg on Thursday night.

    “Our team played their hearts out,” said Sonny Hardin, team manager. “Union was a scrappy team. We did what we had to do to get the win.”

    John Gilreath supplied four hits, one run and four RBIs.

    Shylyn Wright added two hits, two runs and a sacrifice RBI.

    Dylan Sistare had two hits, one walk and one RBI.

    Brandon Vincent had two hits and one run.

  • Angels Nationals all-stars...

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels National League all-stars will open play in the state tournament in Dentsville on Saturday morning.

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels Nationals all-stars face Landrum in a 10 a.m. clash.

    The local Angels stars earned a bid to the state tournament with a 6-4 win over the Lancaster American League all-stars last week at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

  • Dixie Boys 14 stars capture...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 14-year-old all-stars posted their fifth straight win to capture the District 10 tournament at the Timken Baseball Complex in Union on Wednesday night.

    The Lancaster 14 stars blanked York 7-0 behind the pitching of Doopy Cloud and Chandler Neal.

    Cloud hurled three innings and struck out three in the shutout. He allowed three walks and four hits. Neal, in four frames, struck out 10 and allowed a walk.

  • Dixie stars rolling in...

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14 all-stars notched their third straight win in the District 10 baseball tournament at the Timken Baseball Complex at Union on Monday night when they blanked unbeaten York 10-0.

    Chandler Neal, the winning pitcher, and Doopy Cloud combined to toss a one-hitter and notch 12 strikeouts.

    Neal, who worked two and a half innings, fanned seven. Cloud, in two and half frames, whiffed five.

    Neal ended the game, halted due to the 10-run mercy rule, with an inside-the-park home run. Neal also had a hit for the winners.

  • Juniors blank Gaffney

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team presented head coach Sam Sinclair with a double delight on his birthday.

    Sinclair, who turned 23 on Thursday, saw the junior team respond with a pair of shutout wins over visiting Gaffney, 3-0, 6-0.

    “Those wins were nice and it’s a great birthday, but the important part was that we capped the regular season with two solid wins to give us some momentum heading into the American Legion baseball state playoffs,” Sinclair said.

  • Playoff decides winner in Taylor...

    A playoff decided the title in the sixth annual Jimmy Taylor Sr., Memorial golf tournament June 19 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Two teams were tied at 15-under, but the team of Daniel Johnson, Woody Hudson, Ray Hemby and Chris Parker took first place and the $1,000 prize.

    The event drew 22 teams, 88 players.

    The second-place team, which also carded a 15 under, included Alan Banks, Taylor Banks, Trevor Banks and Scott Langley. Second place netted $500.

  • Blazing action expected at LMS...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action promises to be as hot as the recent heat wave at the half-mile oval this week.

    Following is a breakdown of the LMS action this week.

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    With Brandy Baker winning in dominating fashion last Saturday night over Timbo Mangum, one wonders if anybody can stop “The Gambler.”