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Today's Sports

  • Dixie Darlings state champs

    The Lancaster Dixie Darlings all-stars earned a bid to the world series in Georgetown, on July 27-Aug. 2 by capturing the state championship in Hanahan on Wednesday.
    The all-stars claimed that right by winning five games during the five-day tournament, from July 7 to July 11.
    Lancaster’s first win came July 7, when the girls defeated Midland Valley, 20-7.
    On July 8, they lost to Aynor, 5-4.

  • Post 31 wins game two vs. Inman

    Thursday night at Eggleton field, Lancaster Post 31 used a six-run fourth inning to spark a come-from-behind 14-4 win over Inman Post 45 in game two of the American Legion playoffs.
    With Inman leading 4-1 going into the bottom of the sixth, P-31 center fielder Bobby Delly bolted a three-run home run to tie the game.
    Tripp Rollings singled home Jonah Crenshaw to give P-31 the lead, 5-4. Tyler Rodgers drilled a two-run homer to make the score 7-4.
    Lancaster scored four more runs in the fifth, keyed by Crenshaw and Colt Ellis’ run-scoring singles.

  • Mayor Joe Shaw honors Dixie Pre-...

    Mayor Joe Shaw has released an official proclamation officially honoring Saturday, July 14, through Wednesday, July 18, for the Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball State Tournament.
    The tournament is at the Lancaster Bruins’ baseball field with host team Lancaster and seven other district teams.
    The tournament will kick off today, July 13, with a shrimp boil prepared by Founders’ CEO Bruce Brumfield at the Fairway Room, 1821 Springs Club Road.
    The shrimp boil is open to players, coaches, staff and sponsors.

  • Lancaster SCJGA chapter visits...

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association played its fourth event of the season at the Chester Golf Club on July 9. The golf course was in great condition and the weather cooperated with temperatures a little cooler than had been seen for the past two weeks.
    Play in all age groups was good. One of the highlights was Haley Thurmond chipping in from 50 yards on the par 4 fourth hole. She plays in the 8 and 9 year-old girls division.

  • I-77 Speedway to host Carolina...

    CHESTER – I-77 Speedway is set to host the Carolina Clash Super Late Model series Saturday, July 14.
    This will mark the series first visit to the 33-year-old speedway. The stars of the Carolina Clash will battle it out on the high banks of I-77 Speedway for the $4,000 top prize. With no other touring series in action on Saturday, a large number of drivers are expected. Luke Roffers, the current points leader for 2012 will be there, along with Dennis “Rambo” Franklin, Jeff Smith, Ricky Weeks, Johnny Pursley, Ross Bailes and $20,000 man Scott Autry.

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway set for...

    Saturday night, July 14, should be an exciting night at Lancaster Motor Speedway with seven divisions competing in the Vintage Venegance part 2.
    During this special race, the No. 45 Purple Mustang of Marty Spittle will have to start in the rear of the field after winning three in a row. Spittle charged from the rear of the field Saturday night on his way to winning his third straight.

  • Post 31 outslugs Inman Post 45

    The Lancaster Post 31 seniors took game one of the American Legion playoffs best of five series 18-10 over Inman Post 45 Monday night.
    Lancaster jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning when Tripp Rollings doubled in two runs.
    Lancaster added two more in the bottom of the second to go up 4-0.
    Inman took the lead in the third as they scored six runs to make the score 6-4.
    Inman’s lead didn’t last for long as P-31’s first baseman Tyler Rodgers drilled a three-run home run to give P-31 a 7-6 lead after four innings.

  • Dixie AAA, 9-10, baseball roundup

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, have won two games and lost one in the district tournament that got under way this weekend in South Spartanburg.
    The AAA stars, after falling to Clover 6-4 on Saturday, rebounded to take a 17-5 win over Rock Hill National on Sunday.
    Landon Jordan, the winning pitcher, worked two scoreless innings for the win. Alex Griffin pitched two frames and Canon Stogner pitched an inning.
    Bry Neal led the offense with three hits and scored two runs. Gavin Blackmon had two hits and scored three runs.

  • Laney captures FWD/UCAR main...

    There was plenty of racing action Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    David “Porkchop” Motes and Joseph Laney were in the front row for the FWD/UCAR main event. When the green flag dropped, Motes, Joseph Laney, David Laney and Mel Privette all battled for the lead entering turn one.
    Joseph Laney led Motes, David Laney and Mel Privette exiting turn two.

  • Rock Hill edges Post 31

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster Post 31 fell short in its bid to post its first seniors’ League V baseball championship in five seasons on Friday night at Rock Hill High School.
    Host Rock Hill Post 34, which won the League V title with a 13-3 mark, edged Lancaster 4-3.
    Rock Hill will host Spartanburg Post 28 in the S.C. American Legion baseball Upper State playoffs, while Lancaster, as the League V runner-up, will be at home to face Inman Post 45.
    The best-of-five series open Monday night at 7.