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Today's Sports

  • Clyburn's blast lifts...

    The League V champion Lancaster junior American Legion baseball team opened the 2010 playoffs with a dramatic win Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    The Lancaster juniors, 17-2, squandered an 8-3 lead, but rebounded in time to take an 11-9 win over Rock Hill Post 34.

    Lancaster, hosting the playoff game as the league champion, built an 8-2 lead through four innings and was seemingly in control.

  • Juniors going strong

    Lancaster Post 31 junior team shortstop Brien Clyburn has made his share of diamond deliveries this week in the opening round of the playoffs.

    His latest capped a 20-9 winner’s bracket victory over League V foe Gaffney on Wednesday night at Eggleton Field.

    Two nights prior, Clyburn unloaded a clutch, three-run home run to boost the Lancaster juniors to a 11-9 comeback victory over Rock Hill in the P-31 juniors’ playoff opener.

    On Wednesday, Clyburn capped the 11-run home win with a three-run double to seal the win under the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Lancers sign Lady Bruins'...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer program tallied twice June 25.

    The Lancers program landed twin sisters Sidney and Samantha Teague, signing them in the USCL athletic department.

    “We’re always glad to get local talent, but when you can get two at a time and a couple of high caliber on and off the soccer field, then it’s a banner day for you,” USCL women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan said. “These two are going to be assets to our program.

  • County quintet honored at Sports...

    Five Lancaster County athletes were recently honored by the High School Sports Report at the publication’s annual spring sports all-state banquet.

    The quintet includes Andrew Jackson’s Tyler Bradley and Bobby Delly along with Buford High softball player Jena Hallman and Jackets’ baseball players Colt Ellis and Britt Wells.

    Bradley, Ellis and Wells were named all-state in baseball. Hallman was an all-state pick in softball, while Delly was named the Rookie Baseball Player for 2010.

  • Lancaster County swimmers cap...

    The Lancaster County swim team capped its regular-season schedule with a win at the Kershaw pool on Monday afternoon.

    The LCST Sharks defeated the Kershaw Stingrays 465-77.

    Lancaster County was led by Logan Phillips, Lauren Spencer and Jonah Faile who had four wins apiece.

    Lancaster County swimmers with three wins each included Jory Pettit, Elizabeth Catoe and Simon Wright.

    Double victors were Pagan Glenn, Grayson Young, Emily Durant, Kelly Sullivan, Isabella Ihm and Charlee Brooke Henry.

  • Cauthen Motors claims Belles...

    Cauthen Motors captured the championship in the Lancaster Dixie Belles regular-season play with a 9-3 record.

    Kori Ballard led the team, batting .567, with two home runs, 18 runs batted in and 16 runs scored.

    Ballard led the team in doubles, five, and runs scored, 16.

  • Tucker ace highlight in...

    A hot day, a hot team, and a hot shot were all a part of the ninth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament on Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    A clear and warm summer’s day greeted 100 golfers as they competed in the captain’s choice event.

    The team of Danny Reynolds, Brian Turner, Tony Cauthen and Dennis Glover topped the 25-team field, carding a low net score of 47.6 and earning the overall tournament title and top prize money. Second-place low net went to James Haire, Richard Harris, Bruce Barrett and Ed Meyer.

  • Dixie Youth AA, AAA all-stars...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA and AA all-star teams advanced in postseason tournament play this week.

    The AA stars earned a state tournament berth with a sweep of the best-of-three district tournament in Chester.

    The AAA stars are moving on to the district tournament after winning the Dixie Youth sub-district Region III baseball tournament in Clover with three straight solid wins.

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA stars earned a state title bid with the district championship at Chester on Tuesday night.

  • Fundraiser to boost Operation...

    Last December, student athletes from Lancaster High School gathered for a first of its kind event in Lancaster County.

    With help from the Bruins Booster Club and community volunteers, 63 student athletes served Christmas dinner and gave gifts to area families in need in the LHS cafeteria.

    The students also provided gifts and opportunities for pictures with Santa for the families, and children from The Children’s Home. The event was called Operation Blue and Gold, in reference to the school’s initiative of giving back to the community.

  • LMS set for blazing dirt action...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night  with eight exciting divisions of racing and fireworks.

    Here’s a breakdown on the upcoming dirt duels.

    Limited Late Models

    Chad Paxton has been dominating the Limited Late Model Division at Lancaster Speedway, but a track veteran is returning Saturday night to try and end Paxton’s streak.