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Today's Sports

  • Sylvia elated with soccer...

    The Lancaster High School soccer teams’ goal of earning Class AAAA playoff bids fell shy, but Bruins’ coach Bo Sylvia said the LHS seasons were still ones to build on this spring.

    Sylvia noted both teams won tournament titles and garnered their share of honors in tough Region IV-AAAA play.

    Sylvia was named the Region IV-AAAA soccer coach of the Year for the boys and senior captain Alex Roach, the Bruins MVP who earned a scholarship to Anderson University, reaped all-region honors.

  • CPTC captures 56 awards at...

    The Columbus Parker Track Club earned 56 awards, including seven firsts, at a meet at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C.

    Jazmyne Jones, in the girls 15-16 age division, won the 3,000 meters.

    In the boys 15-16 age division, the 4 x 100 A relay won as Timmy Blackmon, David White, Tobias Blackmon and Markial Lathan teamed for the first.

    In the 17-18 young men, Derae Montgomery won the triple jump and Chris Stevenson captured the shot put.

  • State champion Lightning set for...

    The Palmetto Lightning has struck gold again.

    The Lightning, an 11-under Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) girls basketball team, captured the gold at the state championship tournament in Greenville for the second straight year.

    The team, led by coaches Derek Vick and Jonathan Scott, includes 10 girls from the Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw areas.

    The Lightning won the state title at the tournament held June 4-6 in Greenville.

  • Paxton big winner at Speedway

    Chad Paxton was a dominating winner to take the Limited Late Model win at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.

    The Limited Late Model front row had heat winners Chad Paxton and Daniel Tucker.

    When the green flag dropped, Paxton wasted little time and grabbed the lead going into turns one and two. As the race went on, Paxton built his lead to a straightaway and a half over the field and cruised to the win.

    Behind Paxton, Mike Huey and Chris Hargett and Jay Sessoms battled for second.

  • P-31 juniors keep rolling

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball continued its stellar play Thursday night, but the senior team wasn’t as fortunate Friday evening.

    The junior squad of head coach Sam Sinclair improved to 7-1 overall with a 5-1 road win over Chester Post 27.

    The four-run victory pushed the juniors’ League V baseball mark to 6-1.

    Southpaw C.D. Pelham combined with right-handed reliever Tripp Rollings to hurl a one-hitter.

    Pelham, in 5.1 innings, struck out 10 Post 27 batters. He allowed four walks and a run.

  • Hallman, Brugh set for all-star...

    Two Lancaster County high school softball stars will cap their prep careers among the elite this week.

    Buford High’s Jena Hallman and Indian Land High’s Paige Brugh will play for the Class A-AAAA North all-star team in the annual North-South All-Star Softball Classic at the University of South Carolina at Aiken. Play in the three-day event begins Tuesday.

    Hallman is coming off a banner season for the Lady Jackets, who went 25-7 this spring.

  • Day 2 exciting with school visit...

    Editor’s note: Sarah Katherine DeVenny, a rising senior at Lancaster High School and a member of the Lancaster Fútbol women’s team, is writing about the team’s recent visit to Panama.

    The second day in Panama began with another training session during which we worked on our technique on the hotel tennis court.

    After extracting as much energy from us as possible at 6 a.m., coach Bo Sylvia let us shower and eat breakfast. We sleepily got ready to visit our first Panamanian school, Academia Interamericana de Panamá.

  • 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.