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Today's Sports

  • Rain plagues P-31 baseball...

    Mother Nature is holding the upper hand on Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball play.

    Rain has played havoc with the recent P-31 schedule.

    Lancaster opened the senior team season with a 13-8 win over Camden Post 17 at Eggleton Field last Thursday, but since then, the rain has kept the P-31 teams off the field.

    The Lancaster Legion baseball program, which is in its 67th season of play, was scheduled to host its showcase game last Friday night, but a late-afternoon rain shower washed out the action.

  • Strickler wins Open Wheel...

    The Open Wheel Modified division returned to Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night, with Kyle  Strickler securing the big win.

    With the front row of Strickler and Hank Edwards,the fans were on their feet.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Strickler powering to the lead, with Edwards on his bumper. Strickler and Edwards put distance between them and the rest of the field. The man on the move was rear starter Rob McLaughlin.

  • Warriors' Sweatt signs to...

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School senior soccer player Patrick Sweatt said he knows he will have to step up his game for the next level, and he’s ready to meet the challenge.

    “Playing in college is going to be a new challenge,” Sweatt said. “It’s something I’ll need to be prepared for because it’s coming up quick.”

    The college soccer season features play in the fall as opposed to spring for the high school season.

  • Cavaliers halt IL soccer run

    Class A Upper State champion Christ Church High  School halted Indian Land High School’s postseason soccer run with a 4-0 win over the Warriors in Greenville on May 15.

    The Cavaliers’ win advanced them to face Southside Christian, the Upper State’s No. 1 seed, for a bid to the state title match in Columbia. The Cavs edged SC on penalty kicks to stay alive.

    Christ Church faced Academic Magnet, which won the Lower State crown with a 1-0 victory over Hardeeville.

  • Bruins honor spring stars

    Lancaster High School capped its 2009-2010 athletic year honoring Bruins’ spring sports standouts on Monday at LHS.

    Senior stars Andrew Smyre, Cherrell Cousar, Sidney Teague and Alex Roach each received two awards.

    Smyre, a catcher, reaped all-region and was named the Bruins’ Most Valuable Hitter.

    Cousar, an all-region softball pick who set the school home run mark with 12 this season, was named Best Offensive Player. The LHS third baseman is also a Class AAAA all-region pick.

  • Open Wheel Modified cars to...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action will be highlighted by the Open Wheel Modifieds in a first-ever trip to the LMS high mile Saturday night.

    Drivers such as Kyle Strickler, Flyan Ryan Ayers, Chris Allred, Greg Brown, John Chrissman, Everette Dunlap and many more from the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia are expected.

    Crate Late Models

    Timbo Mangum will seek his third straight win Saturday. The new points leader Steve Davis might have something to say as he looked tough last week.

  • Flynn promoted as Newberry...

    Former Buford High School football standout Stephen Flynn has been promoted to defensive coordinator at Newberry College.

    NC head coach Todd Knight, also a former Buford High football star, announced Flynn’s promotion earlier this week.

  • Neff posts second win

    University of South Carolina reliever Steven Neff, a former Lancaster High and Post 31 Legion baseball star, posted his second win this season on Tuesday night at Carolina Stadium where the Gamecocks pounded Furman 11-6.

    Neff notched the win with a perfect inning of relief and one strikeout. He is 2-1 for the year.

    Neff, in 13 appearances this season, has a 4.51 earned run average with 15 strikeouts and six walks.

  • P-31 diamond hopes high

    Expectations are high for the 2010 Lancaster Legion Post 31 senior team’s baseball campaign.

    The P-31 senior team, in its 67th season, will be guided by Tyler Anderson, a former Lancaster Legion baseball assistant.

    “We have a great deal of talent on this team,” said Anderson, who saw his club down Camden Post 17 in its opener Thursday night at Eggleton Field. “I feel it’s a matter of putting it together. We have a strong team.”

  • P-31 juniors upbeat about 2010...

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team has become a regular in state tournament play and the same can be expected from the 2010 team.

    The P-31 junior squad, which fashioned a 17-9 mark last season, will be a part of the state field as it will host the Junior Legion state baseball tournament.

    The tournament is set for July 16-20 at Eggleton Field.

    “We feel the junior state tournament will be an asset to Lancaster and serve as a chance to showcase our community to seven visiting teams,” P-31 athletic officer Mike Lucas said.