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Today's Sports

  • Getting better with age

    Sun City Carolina Lakes swimmer Fred Ruppenthal is just getting better with age.

    The 78-year-old won six gold medals in the Beaufort County Senior Games in Bluffton on Nov. 1, 2011, two of them in events he doesn’t usually swim in.

    “They are beautiful medals, with a torch on the front,” he said.
    Ruppenthal, who has dominated the state’s senior swimming scene since he moved here in 2007, won four freestyle events and two backstroke events.

    Here are his results:

  • Goose Creek tops Post 31, 4-1

    Lancaster Post 31 fell in its opening game of the American Legion state baseball tournament, dropping a 4-1 loss to Goose Creek at Greenwood's Nave Stadium on Saturday morning.

    Lancaster, 21-9, snapped a scoreless draw in the sixth when Tripp Rollings’ RBI-hit scored Bobby Delly who had singled and stole second.

    Goose Creek came back to score two unearned runs in the sixth and a pair in the eighth to take the three-run win.

  • Time for football

    Staff Reports
    The sound of late summer will include the coaches whistle as high school football practice opens this week.
    The 2012 S.C. high school football drills will be impacted by new regulations adopted by the S.C. High School League which will be used to acclimate the players to summer heat conditions. The plan is similar to what college football teams have followed for several seasons.
    The guidelines limit practice times and provide periods of rest,  alternating between long practice days and short practice days.

  • Dixie Boys 13 all-stars win...

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars rallied for a 6-5 win over Sumter to stay unbeaten in the state tournament in Bluffton on Tuesday night.
    Jamias Shropshire singled home Justin Jones in the bottom of the eighth to lift Lancaster to the one-run win.
    Andrew Caskey opened the eighth with a hit and Jones entered as a pinch runner for Caskey. Jones moved to second on a passed ball and then third when Ryan Griffin put down a bunt.
    That set the stage for Shropshire, who delivered the game-winning hit, his second hit of the night.

  • P-31 in state tourney Saturday

    Staff Reports
    Opening round pairings for the S.C. American Legion state tournament are set.
    Lancaster Post 31 will open play Saturday with a 9 a.m. clash with Goose Creek at Dolny Stadium at Lander University.
    The Lancaster vs. Goose Creek game is one of two games set for a 9 a.m. start Saturday.
    West Columbia faces Greer at Greenwood Post 20’s John Nave Stadium at 9.
    The second session of play begins at 7 p.m. Saturday when Greenwood Post 20 meets Sumter at Nave Stadium.

  • NDRA Road Show set for Saturday

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Although the July 21 race at Lancaster Motor Speedway was rained out, it did not stop the racing action for some drivers, who traveled to Sumter Speedway in Sumter and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney.

  • LGC will re-open Thursday

    The Lancaster Golf Club, a fixture in Upstate golf for eight decades, will re-open for play Thursday, July 26.
    The south Lancaster 18-hole championship course, built in the late 1930s when what is now the front nine was constructed, has been closed for a major renovation since late spring.
    The course’s front nine closed April 30, and the back side closed May 13.
    Club pro Phil Small, who has served in that capacity for two stints totaling 17 years, said the renovation is a “great improvement.”

  • Lancaster P-31 rally nets state...

    Down to its final strike, Lancaster Post 31 struck for two runs to earn a 9-8 win over Greenwood Post 20 to capture a berth in the upcoming American Legion baseball state tournament in Greenwood. Lancaster’s comeback win gave P-31 the second-round series win, 3-2.  
    P-31, 21-8, trailed 8-6 going to the ninth inning at Greenwood’s John Nave Stadium.

  • Lancaster P-31 rally nets state...

    Down to its final strike, Lancaster Post 31 struck for two runs to earn a 9-8 win over Greenwood Post 20 to capture a berth in the upcoming American Legion baseball state tournament in Greenwood. Lancaster’s comeback win gave P-31 the second-round series win, 3-2.  
    P-31, 21-8, trailed 8-6 going to the ninth inning at Greenwood’s John Nave Stadium.

  • LJGA division titles, all-star...

    Staff Reports
    Age division titles and all-star berths will be decided at the annual Roy Small Junior Championship golf tournament Monday and Tuesday at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland.
    Winners will earn double points and the chance to represent the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association all-stars in the state tournament next month.
    The Lancaster chapter capped its regular-season Monday, July 16 when it played at the Kershaw Golf Club.