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Today's Sports

  • Coastal grads riding wave of...

    As the Coastal Chanticleers soared to the top of college baseball, CCU alum Rocky Hudson said he jumped for joy.

    “It might not have been real high, but it’s the highest I’ve jumped in a while,” said Hudson, a 1986 Coastal graduate. “I think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened to Coastal.”

    Hudson and other Lancaster area CCU graduates are savoring the Conway school’s first-ever national crown.

  • P-31 splits with York to cap...

    Lancaster Post 31 capped its regular-season home baseball schedule with a split with York Post 66 on Thursday night.

    Lancaster, which dropped an 11-0 loss in opener, rebounded to take a 9-7 comeback win over P-66 at Eggleton Field.

    “We really needed that win in game two and we bounced back to get it against a scrappy York team,” said Lancaster P-31 coach Paul Caskey. “We were coming off a loss in game one, but I felt we refocused and earned a tough win.

  • Thompson works with Bruins

    The Lancaster High School football team’s summer workout Thursday at the Rice Athletic Complex had a new, but familiar face.

    Former University of South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson spent a part of the morning workout working with LHS senior quarterback Jamias “Truck” Shropshire and the Bruins’ receivers.

    Thompson, now with the Los Angeles Rams, was in Lancaster on a visit to his wife’s hometown. Thompson married the former Melanie Helm in June 2015.

  • Cox qualifies for U.S. Junior...

    Andrew Jackson High School golf star Emily Cox has qualified for the USGA Junior Girls Championship for the second straight year.
    Cox, an all-state and all-region golfer at AJ, used clutch play to earn the prestigious bid to the national field.
    Four qualifying spots and two alternate positions were up for grabs in the US Junior Girls Qualifier held at the Columbia Country Club in Blythewood on the Ridgewood and Tall Pines courses last week.

  • Post 31 in battle for League V...

    Lancaster Post 31 is shooting for a strong finish on the 2016 American Legion baseball regular season.
    P-31, in the thick of the League V title race for the season, entered play Thursday night, down a game to Rock Hill after dropping an 11-6 road loss to Post 34 at the South Pointe High School baseball field on Wednesday night.
    Rock Hill held a 6-5 lead late and was able to stay on top for the five-run win.
    Rock Hill, with the win, is 9-3, while Lancaster is 8-4. In four meetings on the season, Lancaster went 2-2 with Rock Hill.

  • AAA wins district title

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars completed a stellar tournament run, rolling to a 4-0 mark and the District Two crown highlighted by a 13-0 win over Gaffney in four innings at the Rodman Sports Complex in Chester County on Wednesday night.
    The mound duo of Kaden Sapp and Adam Wright teamed for the shutout. Sapp hurled three innings and notched nine strikeouts, while Wright went an inning and fanned two.

  • Douglas hails Summitt a coach...

    Former Tennessee and Andrew Jackson High School basketball star Karla Douglas, the former Karla Horton, called the passing of her UT Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt “another gut punch.”
    Douglas knows all too well. She’s been there.
    Five months ago, she lost her husband David, a former Tennessee standout lineman who later played in the NFL with Cincinnati and New England, to brain cancer. Some five years ago, she lost her son, Aaron, who also played college football.

  • LSS set to host FUEL Racing...

    With Independence Day and freedom appreciation on the minds of many drivers and fans, the FUEL Racing Series is set to kick off holiday celebrations with back-to-back races this weekend at Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, N.C.) and Lancaster Super Speedway.
     With six events in the books this season, the weekend’s doubleheader sets the tone for the stretch run to the 2016 series championship.
    Jonathan Edwards sits atop the championship standings heading into tonight’s race at Carolina Speedway.

  • P-31 team in busy week

    Lancaster Post 31 is in a busy week of League V baseball play as it looks to take the league title as it heads to the Legion baseball Upper State playoffs.
    Lancaster, in a rare Sunday game, dropped a 6-5 home loss to Rock Hill Post 34 at Eggleton Field.
    P-31, up 3-0 at one point in the game, saw Rock Hill P-34 rally to take the one-run win.
    Lancaster, 7-3, battled to the wire, scoring two runs in the final frame.
    Brady Horton opened the Lancaster ninth with a hit and Druw Rollings drew a walk to put runners at first and second.

  • AAA stars open strong in...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars (ages 10U) are going great guns in the District Two tournament at the Rodman Complex in Richburg.
    The AAA stars are 2-0 after ripping Gaffney, 24-3 and York, 20-0.
    The Lancaster stars routed Gaffney by 21 runs on Monday night at the Rodman Complex.
    Toby Taylor paced the AAA stars with a single, double and a triple and scored two runs.
    Kaden Sapp supplied two hits and a double and tallied a run.