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Today's Sports

  • LDB salutes its elite performers

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball capped its 2010 season, honoring top players, coaches and teams at the Wylie Park Complex on Thursday night.

    An annual highlight of the LDB awards night is the presentation of the Dixie Boys Matt Blackwell Sportsmanship Award.

    A.J. Collins, who played for Anderson Jewelers, was the 2010 recipient as Skip Small, a Lancaster Dixie Baseball product who is now on the Matt Blackwell Foundation Board, made the presentation.

    The award is given in memory of the late Lancaster Dixie Baseball player who died in a 2001 auto accident.

  • Nucor tourney honors Craig,...

    The 10th annual Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament, held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, enjoyed its second-best tournament in terms of funds raised.

    The one-day tournament raised $321,809 after a $254,332 effort in 2009.

    “We were well pleased,” said Buffy Fortner, a Nucor Steel cost accountant who has worked with the tournament for 10 years, including the last eight as chairman. “It’s really amazing. It’s all about the love of kids.”

  • P-31 offense paces wins

    After scoring one run in a 9-1 road loss to Pineville on Monday, Lancaster Post 31 senior team coach Tyler Anderson said he knew he had to make a switch to ignite the offense.

    Anderson has opted for live batting practice instead of the team taking its cuts in the batting cage.

    The result was 34 runs and a pair of wins in League V play over two nights.

    Lancaster clubbed Chester Post 27 18-6 on Wednesday night after drubbing Clover Post 38, 16-11 on Tuesday at Eggleton Field.

  • Banks fall short in quest for...

    Trevor Banks’ hopes of earning a bid to the 2010 U.S. Open fell shy at the Settindown Creek Golf Club in Roswell, Ga., on Monday.

    Banks, a University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer, shot a 158 (78-80) over 36 holes to place 15th in the 28-player field.

    Only two golfers advanced from the Settindown Creek Golf Club field to play the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Cal., June 17-20.

  • Etters paces junior golfers in...

    Chester golfer Jeremy Etters made the most of playing on his home course, shooting a par 72 to win the boys 13-14 age division in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opener on Monday at the Chester Golf Club.

    The Chester tournament opened the chapter’s 16th season of play.

  • County Little League all-stars...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreations inaugural Little League program opened  District Coach Pitch play Thursday night at Runde Field in Tega Cay.

    Lancaster National faced Tega Cay/Fort Mill Red at 6 p.m. and Lancaster American launched play at 8  when it met Tega Cay/ Fort Mill Gold.

    Tega Cay/Fort Mill Gray had the bye. The five-team double elimination district is scheduled to continue through Saturday.

  • Swimmers make winning waves in...

    The Lancaster County swim team opened its season with a resounding win over Camden on Tuesday night at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LC Sharks rolled over Camden 483-85.

    Logan Phillips, Coulter Jackson and Jory Pettit paced the LCST with four wins each. Lauren Spencer, Makenzie Henry, Grayson Young, Jonathan Wade, Jonah Faile and Charlee Brooke Henry each had three wins.

    Abbi Denyer, Georgia Moore and Kailee Glover posted two wins each.

    The LCST visits Camden on Saturday at 8 a.m. Lancaster hosts Chester on Tuesday.

  • Juniors up record to 5-1

    The Lancaster Legion Post 31 junior team improved its baseball mark to 5-1 on the season with a pair of wins.

    The Legion juniors rolled to wins over Union Post 22, 9-4 and Charlotte, 12-1.

    The Lancaster juniors, 4-1 in League V play, padded their league mark with a 9-4 win over Union Post 22 on Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    “These were two good wins for us and we won on raw talent,” P-31 junior team coach Sam Sinclair said.

  • Troutman signs to play for...

    Lewisville High senior Morganne Troutman will line up anywhere on the soccer field she’s asked to, with one exception.

    “She doesn’t like the bench much. She likes to be out there,” said Penny Shelton, Troutman’s soccer coach at Lewisville.

    Troutman didn’t spend a minute watching this season, playing every minute of every game. She isn’t likely to at USC-Lancaster either, where she recently signed to play.

    Randy Jordan is the coach of the still-growing Lady Lancers program.

  • Charity ride scores well for...

    The sixth annual Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball and American Cancer Society charity ride again scored high marks.

    The event, held Saturday, featured five stops, with registration held at the Kickstand on South 200.

    “We felt it went well,” said Chuck Hunter, who coordinated the event. “We were pleased with the response and the riders who participated.