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Today's Sports

  • Rain a pain for Post 31 baseball

    Rain continues to be a pain for Lancaster Post 31 baseball.

    The P-31 senior team, 2-2, is facing a rescheduled game after its home game Wednesday night was washed out due to a late afternoon thunderstorm.

    Lancaster, facing League V foe Fort Mill, held a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but a storm swept through and washed out play.

  • Getting their kicks

    Who would have thought a journey to a foreign country with 17 teenage girls would have gone as smoothly and enjoyably as the Lancaster women’s Fútbol team’s experience on Tuesday?

    The team began its trip in the Lancaster Wal-Mart parking lot, piling on a Lancaster tour bus which  took us on a four-hour trip to the Atlanta airport.

    Luggage check-in went smoothly and there was plenty of time to relax and dine in the airport. The flight to Panama took off at about 6 p.m. Lancaster time and arrived at the Tocumen Airport around 9 p.m. Panama time.

  • LMS looking to add more winners...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway has seen 34 different winners this season to date.

    Saturday Night offers another shot for new and repeat winners at LMS for the 2010 season.

    The half-mile dirt track features the following divisions this week: NDRA Crate Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Super Street, Pure Street, Super Stock 4, Young Guns V8 and Vintage.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is located four miles north of Lancaster off U.S. 521.

    Turn right on Shiloh-Unity Road and follow to the track on the left.

    The 24-hour track phone is (803) 285-1877.

  • Seniors seek to rebound

    The Post 31 senior team, coming off a pair of League V losses, will be seeking to rebound tonight as it hosts Fort Mill Post 43 at 7.

    Lancaster, which opened with a 13-8 non-League V win over Camden Post 17, 13-8, has since dropped a pair of losses in league play.

    Post 31, 2-2, fell to Fort Mill, 5-1 last week and then capped the week with a 9-4 home loss to Rock Hill Post 34 on Friday.

    In the loss to Rock Hill, the game was called in the sixth inning due to lightning and a downpour.

    The game was official after five innings.

  • CPTC shines in Charlotte meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club racked up 71 awards in a youth track meet at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The field included 2,000 athletes.

    The CPTC earned 11 first-place finishes, 10 seconds, 12 thirds, 17 fourths, 11 fifths and 10 sixth-place showings.

    The team is led by coaches Arthur Benjamin, Dorothy Spratt-Ingram and Tyger Ingram. Eugene Wallace, a retired principal from East Meck and E.E. Waddell High in Charlotte, also helps with the team.

    Spratt-Ingram said the team, some 108 strong, has its share of talented first-year athletes.

  • Watkins' late charge nets...

    Ben Watkins made a late-race charge to win the first Deal 1 Auto Sales Crate Sportsman Sizzler to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Heat winners Watkins and Chris Bell were on the front row. When the green flag dropped, the field roared into turns one and two side by side. Coming out of turn two, it was a five-car battle for the lead between Watkins, Bell, Tyler Love, Kenny Ramsey and Jason Conner. The five cars put on a show for the race’s first couple of laps.

  • Pope featured in book

    Do they have football in heaven?

    Mike Pope, the former Indian Land head football coach and Lancaster High School assistant, says yes.

    Pope, of course, can’t speak from that lofty experience, but he envisions a place where the offense always produces when it has possession and the defense, no matter the situation, delivers a stop each time in an eternal game.

    “How this all works out, I don’t know,” Pope said. “When we get there, we will know.”

  • Juniors edge Chester, stay...

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior team kept its streak intact, but the senior squad couldn’t do the same in Legion baseball action Thursday night.

    The junior team, which improved to 3-0, edged Chester Post 27 with a 9-8 victory at Eggleton Field.

    The P-31 senior squad, on the road for a make-up game which was rained out Tuesday, dropped a 5-1 loss to Fort Mill Post 43 at Fort Mill High School.

    The senior team dropped to 2-1, 1-1 in League V play.

    The junior team won a seesaw game with Chester P-27.

  • IL recognizes top spring athletes

    Indian Land High School capped its 2010 spring sports season honoring a host of Warriors athletes at the school’s spring sports awards May 24.

    Spring sports honors were presented in seven sports – boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, baseball, softball and golf.

    Scholarship winners

    The IL Booster Club’s four scholarship winners were honored – Paige Brugh, Tyler Watkins, Trevor Jones and Mykela Hallums. Each received a $500 scholarship paid for by Showmars Booster Nights.

  • Lancers sign AJ's Beavers

    KERSHAW The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ soccer connection to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers program added a solid link Monday night.

    A year ago, Randy Jordan, the former AJ boys soccer coach who now guides the Lancers women’s soccer program, signed former AJ standouts Rachel Dippel and Sydney Hinson.

    The newest Lady Vols’ standout to join the royal blue and gold fold is Ashley Beavers.