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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Johnson nabs exciting win at...

    The Pure Street division featured a tight race, with Joe Johnson Jr., capturing a thrilling win to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The division had heat winners Chris Fincher and David Price on the front row.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Price and Fincher side by side. Coming out of turn two, Price made contact with the wall ending his night early.

    On the restart, it was Fincher and Johnson Jr., better known as Pebo, on the front row.

  • Thornwell MVP in Gibbons TOC

    Lancaster High rising sophomore Sindarius Thornwell played a key role in Team United of Charlotte winning the 15-under championship in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions last weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Thornwell, the 15-under tournament MVP, paced the Charlotte AAU team to a 66-61 win over D.C. Assault of Washington, D.C. Team United won the D pool and finished 5-1 in the field of 32 teams.

    Thornwell, in the title game, scored 10 points and had eight rebounds and three blocked shots. He averaged 11 points for the tournament.

  • Hydrick commits to Lancers

    Buford High School all-region baseball player Dillon Hydrick has committed to play for the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team.

    Hydrick, who played two sports at BHS, was a three-year member of the Jackets’ baseball team.

  • Classic field expanded

    The seventh annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will have an expanded field for the 2010 prep football scrimmage set for Aug. 20 at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The event, which features all four county high school football teams, has added two new schools for play – Class A members Great Falls and McBee.

    “Our reason for adding two new schools was to expand the field and attract a larger crowd,” said Lancaster High School athletic director Mark Strickland. “We sought local teams to add to the area schools we have in here.

  • Junior golfers open play at...

    The 2010 Lancaster chapter of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association opens play Monday in Chester.

    The Lancaster chapter’s 16th seasons begins play at the Chester Golf Club.

    The Lancaster program, open to girls and boys ages 6-18, features 82 juniors for the 2010 season.

  • Dixie Belles honors league...

    The Lancaster Dixie Belles softball program capped regular-season play June 3 when the girls softball league honored top performers for the 2010 season.

    Cauthen Motors captured the league championship.

    The CM title team includes Kori Ballard, Erica Blackmon, Jamee Blackmon, Savannah Dover, Mary Elizabeth Gaston, Katy Ghent, Daphne Honeycutt, Kacey Beth Hunter, Alexas Ledbetter, Bre’Onna Sanders, Tashida Scott and Alexis Watts.

    Greg Robinson served as the manager and he was assisted by Joey Ghent and Strait Gaston.

  • Taylor Memorial golf tournament...

    The sixth annual Jimmy Taylor Memorial Sr. Memorial golf tournament is June 19 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The format is captain’s choice team with a combined handicap. Check-in is at 10 a.m. The shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m.

    The entry fee is $240 which includes four golfers, two Mulligans, four  Jimmy packs, dinner and an awards ceremony.

    A Jimmy pack contains a ladies tee, closest to the pin and the longest drive entry

    Team prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place.

  • Banks bidding for Open

    For University of South Carolina at Lancaster sophomore golfer Trevor Banks, it’s one down and one to go for a shot at a prestigious U.S. Open berth.

    Banks, coming off a stellar freshman campaign for the Lancers with a No. 8 national ranking in National Junior College Athletic Association Division I golf with a 71 average, passed local qualifying to move to sectional qualifying Monday.

    Banks, one of six golfers to qualify – four and two alternates, will play the challenging Settingdown Creek course in Rosewell, Ga., on Monday.