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Today's Sports

  • Juniors earn state berth

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team is bound for the state tournament for the second straight season.

    The P-31 juniors wrapped up their best-of-five first-round playoff series with a solid 12-4 win over Gaffney Post 109 on Friday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, 13-6, won the series 3-1, splitting the first two games in Gaffney before returning home and sweeping Gaffney to close out the series.

    Lancaster will now play in the state tournament in Marion where action begins July 22.

  • Ozone stars rip Lockhart, earn...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars rolled to a 20-5 win over tournament host Lockhart to earn a bid to the state tournament which opens Saturday.

    Lancaster faces Mauldin Blue in the opening game of the state tournament at the Ballpark Road Complex in Lexington.

    Lancaster had plenty of offense in rolling to the 15-run win a night after it rallied for a 10-9 victory in eight innings at Lockhart.

  • AAA all-stars fall to Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, ages 9-10, fell to the Rock Hill stars 11-7 to see their district title hopes end Thursday night at Springdale Park.

    Lancaster held a 7-6 lead after four innings, but Rock Hill scored four runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to take the four-run win.

    Andrew Caskey led Lancaster with three hits, including a two-run home run, and three RBIs.

    Cody Catoe had a hit and drove in a run.

  • Juniors win, lead series

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team rallied to victory to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Upper State playoff series with Gaffney on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, down 9-5 going to the bottom of the sixth inning, rallied for a 10-9 win over Gaffney at Eggleton Field.

    The juniors pieced some key walks with a clutch two-run single from Dylan Sinclair to spark the winning rally.

  • Tournament champions crowned

    On a day that saw temperatures hover around the century mark, golf action was just as hot at the Lancaster Golf Club as 22 teams battled for the top prize in the eighth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament held Saturday.

  • Area coach, players part of Pre-...

    Five area players were part of a Southeast team which won a Dixie Youth Pre-Majors future stars baseball tournament in Eufaula, Ala., earlier this month.

    Lancaster player Brandon Miles was on the team which included four players from Pageland. The quartet included Mardu Smith, Josh Covington, Jawan Henderson and Desiah Blakeney.

    The five players were on a North team which included players from Fountain Inn, S.C., Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas.

    The team, ages 15-16, was coached by Lyn James, a Lancaster native who is the Dixie Majors state director.

  • Angels claim district title

    The Lancaster American Angels, ages 9-10, claimed the district championship in Union last weekend and will compete in  the state tournament in Seneca July 10-15.

    The Angels went undefeated in the district tournament. Lancaster defeated Chester, 10-3, on June 26 and shut out Lancaster National League, 5-0, on June 27. They defeated Union, 5-3, on June 28 and again, 2-0, on June 30.  

    Coach Greg Vincent said he was proud of the Angels.

  • Ponytails All-Stars on to state...

    The Lancaster Ponytails All-Stars are headed for the state championship tournament after winning the district title last weekend.

    The Lancaster All-Stars defeated Union, 11-1, in four innings on June 26. Lancaster defeated Chester, 21-0, in four innings on June 27, then claimed the district title by defeating Union, 11-0, in four innings on June 28.

    “It was a complete and total team effort,” said coach Rick Sims.

    “Every player contributed at the plate. As a team we scored 43 runs in just 12 innings of play by racking up 39 base hits.”

  • P-31 juniors claim win in...

    Lancaster American Legion Post 31 juniors defeated Gaffney, 8-6, claiming the first win of the best-of-five series in playoff games at Gaffney on Monday night.

    Tripp Rollings pitched five innings with six strikeouts, eight walks and two hits giving up six runs. Adam Eubanks came in to finish the final two innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

  • Lancaster swim team beats Chester

    The Lancaster County swim team defeated Chester for the second time this season, taking a 394-163 win on Thursday in Chester.

    Gracie Scott and Elizabeth Catoe paced the LCST with four firsts each.

    Samuel Page notched three firsts.

    Brooks Digh, Anna Scott, Cody Brown, Lauren Spencer, Bryce Blanton, Mikaela Beacham and Chris James each had two firsts for the Sharks.

    The Lancaster County swim team hosts the annual Aquatics meet on July 8-9.

    Individual medley

    9-10 – 1. Gracie Scott (L), 2. Lauren Spencer (L), 3. Alaina Houghtaling (L)