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Today's Sports

  • P-31 action aplenty

    Lancaster American Legion Post 31 suffered a road loss, 6-3, to Clover in League V action Thursday night.

    The first inning proved to be all Clover needed for the win. Clover plated all six runs in the initial inning. Mike Catoe started on the mound for P-31 and went the distance. Catoe pitched eight innings, scattering eight hits and striking out five. Clover’s runs were all unearned.

  • NL District 2 champs

    Needing back-to-back wins, the National League AA all-stars won the District 2 championship in dramatic fashion Saturday night.

    In the third and decisive game of the best-of-three tournament, NL’s Caleb Payne scored the game-winning walk-off run in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving the NL a 13-12 come-from-behind win over the American League.

  • Juniors competitive at Chester

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association held its second tournament June 22 when the juniors competed at the Chester Golf Club.

    Chapter director Raymon Chisom noted a host of solid scores in the tournament.

    The boys 15-18 age division was competitive with three golfers tying for first place.

    The trio included Corey Robinson, Austin Terry and Dillan Waldrop, who each shot an 83 to tie for the top spot.

    Jordan Hinson finished second with an 84 and Dalton Bradley was third with an 85.

  • Hot Night at Lancaster Speedway

    The 90-plus degree temperature Saturday made for a busy day for the track crew at Lancaster Motor Speedway. Track crew members worked steadily to keep moisture in clay of the dirt track under the extreme heat conditions. Water was added to give the track more grip and settle the dust.

  • 1959 LHS girls basketball team...

    The 1958-59 edition of the Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes’ girls basketball team had some golden memories to share in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

    The team’s Class AA state championship season completed an outhouse to penthouse run for the LHS girls basketball program.

    The team, in conjunction with the LHS Class of 1959 reunion last month, held a reunion hosted by one of its senior tri-captains, Rachel Huggins Davis.

  • P-31 seniors rebound, win

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team rallied late to take a 10-inning non-league win over host Bishopville on Wednesday night.

    Nick Ferguson smashed a pair of two-run homers, with his second two-run shot, lifting Lancaster to the 7-5 win over Bishopville.

    Ferguson was 3-6 on the night.

    Right-hander Michael Catoe, who worked nine frames, was the winner. Catoe struck out nine and allowed 11 hits and two walks.

    “Michael grew stronger as the game wore on,” P-31 coach Brett Blackmon said.

  • Advice on game of life

    Before heading to basketball camp to hone their game, a group of Lancaster High boys basketball team members recently took a timeout to give Read Across Lancaster participants advice on the game of life.

    The group, including Bruins’ coach Ricardo Priester and four LHS players, offered tips on being a success in class and beyond.

    Senior Zedrick Truesdale told the students, who range from kindergarten to fifth grade, how important schoolwork is.

    The Read Across Lancaster program began June 8 and ended July 3.

  • AL opens AA play with win

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA American League stars opened the best-of- three tournament with a 16-5 win over the NL stars on Friday night.

  • Belles advance to state

    This past weekend the Lancaster Southern Belles All-Stars won the District 2 Tournament in Union by going undefeated and now advance to the Dixie Softball State Tournament at Shaver Complex in Seneca.

    In game 1 Friday night, the Lancaster Girls beat Chester County All-Stars, 22-0.

    Katy Ghent pitched three innings, allowed one hit, one walk and had four strikeouts.

    Kori Ballard came in to close it out in the fourth to pitch two hitless innings, no walks and three strikeouts.

  • Sharks dunk Chester in home win

    The Lancaster County swim team improved to 3-0 with a 407-149 win over Chester on Tuesday.

    Chris James and Elizabeth Catoe led the LCST Sharks with four firsts each.

    Gracie Scott posted three firsts.

    Brooks Digh, Anna Scott, Samuel Page, Lauren Spencer, Bryce Blanton, Taylor Lindsay and Logan Phillips each had two firsts in the meet.

    The Sharks cap regular-season action with a meet at Kershaw on Monday in a make-up meet.

    The annual Aquatics will be held July 8-9 at the Lancaster County pool.

    Individual medley