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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Foursome's 51 tops Taylor...

    The winning foursome shot a 21-under to take the title in the fifth annual Jimmy Taylor Sr., Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday.

    The winning team, which carded a 51 over 18 holes, included Jerell Fields, Michael Fields, Robert Bethea and Joshua Sherrill.

    The Charlotte team’s win, which garnered a $1,000 prize, was aided by Jerell Fields’ close-ups on No. 13 and 15. The tournament drew 29 teams.

  • Daddy helped me keep my eye on...

    Longtime Lancaster baseball fan Jack “Monk” Lucas tells this story better than I could, but I’ll give it a go in honor of Father’s Day.

    It was the mid-1960s during the Dixie Youth Baseball season at Wylie Park.

    “Monk’s” son Mike and I were teammates.

    “Monk,” who often frequents the dugout area at baseball games, said during a game one day, my father, the late Jim Howey, asked the coaches to put me in.

  • Speedway features hot night of...

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway racing was like the weather Saturday night – hot.

    The temperature topped 95 most of the day in Lancaster and still people packed into the track ready for race night.

    With pit road crowded and drivers eager to get hot laps rolling, the drivers’ meeting prepared everyone.

    The music was playing, the drinks were cold, and the talk was racing. Now, close your eyes and imagine you are at Lancaster Speedway this past Saturday night and listen to the excitement.