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Today's Sports

  • County trio set for scrimmages...

    Three county high school football coaches will have an idea how their respective teams stand today when teams engage in their first preseason scrimmages.

    A week after prep football practice kicked off, a trio of county squads will hit the road to battle another  school.

    Lancaster High School goes to Chesterfield for a three-way clash with the host Rams and Timmonsville at 6 p.m.

    Buford takes the bus to Ridge Spring-Monetta to meet the host Trojans and the Columbia High School Capitals at 6 p.m.

  • Post 31 honors standouts

    A season of diamond success was highlighted at the annual Lancaster Post 31 baseball banquet in the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday night.

    P-31 athletic officer Mike Lucas along with the Lancaster Legion baseball coaches honored top performers for the 2009 baseball season.

    The P-31 senior team, which posted a 11-13 mark and earned an Upper State postseason bid, saluted a host of players.

  • Juniors post solid season

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster golfers Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward have quite a tandem going.

    A month ago, they used a clutch birdie on No. 18 to capture the first flight win in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    A familiar formula keyed the Funderburk-Woodward team to the first flight win in the annual member-member golf tournament at the LGC on July 19.

    Woodward’s No. 18 birdie, the team’s seventh on the day, lifted the duo to the member-member first flight win.

  • Track Club in Junior Olympics

    The Columbus Parker Track Club placed 12th in a field of 62 teams at the national qualifying meet at Lucy Laney Stadium in Augusta, Ga., on June 25-28.

    The CPTC garnered 71 medals and qualified 24 athletes to the National Junior Olympics, which is under way now until Aug. 9, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

    An athlete was required to place in the top four in order to qualify.

    The CPTC’s awards breakdown was seven gold medals, four silver, seven bronze and 53 copper medals.

    8-under girls

  • Racing intensifies at Speedway

    Racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway has picked up with intensity as was evident with the huge crowd this past weekend – even with the absence of the  Limited Late Model division.

    The Young Guns division was won by Andrew Yandle. Fans commented on what a great show this was. Yandle was victorious over last week’s winner Josh Langley, who raced to second place. Nathan Geist finished third, Amanda Bell fourth and Amanda Blackmon rounded out the top five.

  • Duo's birdie buoys tourney...

    Lancaster golfers Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward have quite a tandem going.

    A month ago, they used a clutch birdie on No. 18 to capture the first flight win in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    A familiar formula keyed the Funderburk-Woodward team to the first flight win in the annual member-member golf tournament at the LGC on July 19.

    Woodward’s No. 18 birdie, the team’s seventh on the day, lifted the duo to the member-member first flight win.

  • Belles, Darlings seek series...

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Two Lancaster youth softball all-star teams will be seeking to continue their outstanding postseason play as they launch World Series tournament hopes this weekend in Sumter.

    The Lancaster County Darlings and the Lancaster Southern Belles will begin their quests at the Bobby Richardson Complex in Sumter.

    The Darlings, ages 7-8, launch their Series hopes at 1 p.m. Saturday when they face the Florida state champion.

    The Belles, ages 13-15, open play at noon when they meet the Virginia champion.

  • Football teams launch drills...

    A month from today, the 2009 Lancaster County high school football season kicks off.

    Today, county teams, like those across the state, officially open their preseason camps in preparation for the new campaign.

    The Lancaster County prep football landscape sports a new coach as former West Florence High School defensive coordinator Elmer Bench takes control at Andrew Jackson.

    Bench replaces Louis Clyburn, who guided the Vols one season before moving to rival North Central High School in neighboring Kershaw County.

  • LCST Sharks honor top swimmers

    The Lancaster County Sharks honored top performers at the recreation summer swim team’s banquet on Monday night at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    Coach Midenna Anderson and her staff honored a most valuable swimmer in each age group.

    Following are the 2009 most valuable swimmers and each competitors’ total points for the season.

    6-under – Mikaela Beacham (girls, 47 points), Will Jones (boys, 54 points)

    7-8 – Charlee Brooke Henry (girls, 55 points), Logan Phillips (boys, 77 points)

  • Post 31 juniors aim for solid...

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior team opens quest for a first-ever state baseball championship today when it faces fourth-seeded Beaufort in Marion.

    Beaufort, the League I champion, meets fifth-seeded Lancaster at 11 a.m.

    Lancaster, which launched the state playoffs as the third seed out of League V, earned its state bid with a 3-1 series win over League V regular-season runner-up Gaffney Post 109 earlier this month. Lancaster split two games in Gaffney before wrapping up the series with two straight wins at Eggleton Field.