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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.