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Today's Sports

  • Plenty of racing slated for...

    With the championship still up for grabs, the stars of the National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA) Crate Late Model Series have their sights on the half-mile oval at the Lancaster Motor Speedway on July 17. It promises to be one of the fastest and most intense touring races of the season.

    NDRA at LMS

    Lancaster, which hosted the 2009 NDRA Championship finale, is ready to host another epic NDRA battle as each of the top five drivers still have a mathematical chance of claiming the 2010 Heintz Performance Road Show Championship.

  • P31 hosts state games

    Lancaster Post 31 Juniors, the No. 1 seed in one bracket and No. 2 overall seed, will play the winner of Camden and Marlboro County at 8 p.m. today at Eggleton Field.

    West Florence, the No. 1 seed in the other bracket, is the No. 1 overall seed. Post 31, the League 5 champion, qualified for state tournament play by winning three games last week, as they beat Rock Hill, 11-9, on Monday, Gaffney, 20-9, on Wednesday and York, 15-2, on Saturday.

    Post 31 Junior manager Sam Sinclair says the team’s success is based on their skills at the plate and on the mound.

  • Track club wins 43 medals

    The Columbus Parker Track Club competed with about 2,600 athletics at the National Qualifier meet   at Lucy C. Laney Stadium in Augusta, Ga., June 24-27. The club members earned 43 medals. The athletics qualified as the district qualifier meet held June 5-6 in Spartanburg.  In Augusta, the club received two gold, five silver, four bronze and 32 copper medals.

    The following are first- through sixth-place results:

    1500 Race Walk

    9-10 girls – 3. Infinity McWhirter (9), 3. Journei Spratt, 5. Kiara Catoe

    9-10 boys – 2. Tyrek Salley

  • Exciting night at Lancaster...

    There was plenty of racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Following is a breakdown of the Speedway action.

    NDRA Crate Models

    Timbo Mangum and Brandy Baker had fans on their feet during the NDRA Crate Late Model Heat Race on Saturday. Baker has gotten the best of Mangum this year at Lancaster Speedway.  When the green flag dropped, Marty Deas and Shaun Medlin made contact entering turns 1 and 2, sending Medlin flipping in the middle of turns 1 and 2.

  • Juniors in state play

    Lancaster Post 31 juniors, looking for the top seed in the upcoming state tournament, have swept through the playoffs with ease.

    The Lancaster Juniors (20-2) drilled York Post 66, 15-3, on Saturday night at Eggleton Field, for their third straight playoff win.

    The league V junior champions wasted no time against York, scoring nine runs in the first inning. Trai Sanders had a grand slam home run in the inning and Jonah Crenshaw also contributed a solo home run in the inning. Sanders had five RBIs on the night.

  • 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.