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Today's Sports

  • 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)

  • Crawford wins in USA Outdoor...

    With the wind at his back, Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford turned in the best performance of his sprinting career Sunday, winning the men’s 200-meter dash in 19.73 seconds at the USA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

    “That’s the fastest my body has ever moved in its lifetime,” said Crawford, whose non-assisted best is 19.79 seconds, set at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where he won the gold in the 200.

  • Lancers sign Banks duo

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster golf coach Rick Walters pulled off a links recruiting coup he’s been working on for some time.

    Buford High School golf standouts Trevor and Taylor Banks, who launched their careers with Walters 12 years ago when he guided the S.C. chapter of the Lancaster Junior Golf Association, are back with him.

    The BHS Jackets’ ace brother duo made it official, signing with Walters and the USCL Lancers’ golf program on Friday.