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Today's Sports

  • Duo's birdie buoys tourney...

    Lancaster golfers Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward have quite a tandem going.

    A month ago, they used a clutch birdie on No. 18 to capture the first flight win in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    A familiar formula keyed the Funderburk-Woodward team to the first flight win in the annual member-member golf tournament at the LGC on July 19.

    Woodward’s No. 18 birdie, the team’s seventh on the day, lifted the duo to the member-member first flight win.

  • Belles, Darlings seek series...

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Two Lancaster youth softball all-star teams will be seeking to continue their outstanding postseason play as they launch World Series tournament hopes this weekend in Sumter.

    The Lancaster County Darlings and the Lancaster Southern Belles will begin their quests at the Bobby Richardson Complex in Sumter.

    The Darlings, ages 7-8, launch their Series hopes at 1 p.m. Saturday when they face the Florida state champion.

    The Belles, ages 13-15, open play at noon when they meet the Virginia champion.

  • Football teams launch drills...

    A month from today, the 2009 Lancaster County high school football season kicks off.

    Today, county teams, like those across the state, officially open their preseason camps in preparation for the new campaign.

    The Lancaster County prep football landscape sports a new coach as former West Florence High School defensive coordinator Elmer Bench takes control at Andrew Jackson.

    Bench replaces Louis Clyburn, who guided the Vols one season before moving to rival North Central High School in neighboring Kershaw County.

  • LCST Sharks honor top swimmers

    The Lancaster County Sharks honored top performers at the recreation summer swim team’s banquet on Monday night at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    Coach Midenna Anderson and her staff honored a most valuable swimmer in each age group.

    Following are the 2009 most valuable swimmers and each competitors’ total points for the season.

    6-under – Mikaela Beacham (girls, 47 points), Will Jones (boys, 54 points)

    7-8 – Charlee Brooke Henry (girls, 55 points), Logan Phillips (boys, 77 points)

  • Post 31 juniors aim for solid...

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior team opens quest for a first-ever state baseball championship today when it faces fourth-seeded Beaufort in Marion.

    Beaufort, the League I champion, meets fifth-seeded Lancaster at 11 a.m.

    Lancaster, which launched the state playoffs as the third seed out of League V, earned its state bid with a 3-1 series win over League V regular-season runner-up Gaffney Post 109 earlier this month. Lancaster split two games in Gaffney before wrapping up the series with two straight wins at Eggleton Field.

  • Beaufort blunts Dixie Boys 14...

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14-year-old all-stars’ quest for a possible state championship was quelled on Thursday night in Lexington.

    A day after knocking off tournament host Lexington 8-0, the Lancaster all-stars dropped a 5-2 loss to Beaufort.

    Drew Hopper hurled four innings and allowed no hits. He struck out three and gave up four walks. Tanner Gardner pitched three innings and posted three strikeouts. He gave up three walks.

  • Sharks notch win over host...

    The Lancaster County swim team Sharks posted a win over host Kershaw, downing the Stingrays, 440.5-114.5.

    Gracie Scott, Noah Phillips and Chris James led the LCST with four firsts in the meet.

    Emma DeVenny, Elizabeth Catoe, Cody Brown, Simon Wright and Logan Phillips each had three firsts.

    Taylor Lindsay posted two wins to boost the LCST effort.

    Kershaw was led by Luke Sowell, Victoria Joyner and Jennifer Truesdale who had two firsts apiece.

    Lancaster hosts its annual banquet on Monday at the Springdale Recreation Center.

  • P-31 juniors rebound, stay alive...

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball junior team stayed alive in the double-elimination state tournament with an 8-5 win over Georgetown on Thursday morning.

    The 14-7 Lancaster juniors opened the tournament in Marion, dropping a 5-1 loss to Beaufort on Wednesday afternoon.

    Post 31's win Thursday moved it to a 4:30 p.m. clash today when it faces the winner of the Marion vs. York game played later Thursday. Marion is seeded second, while York, which finished fourth in League V, is seeded sixth.

  • York foils juniors' run

    York played the spoiler for the Lancaster Post 31 junior American Legion baseball team at the state tournament in Marion on Friday afternoon.

    Lancaster, facing its League V foe in an elimination game, saw Post 66 rally late to notch a 12-6 win and dash the P-31 juniors’ postseason hopes.

    P-31 starter Zack Rollings pitched well in posting four shutout innings with four strikeouts and two walks.

  • Dixie Boys 14s alive in state...

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 14-year-old all-stars stayed alive in the state tournament with an 8-3 win over Spartanburg on Monday night.

    Jordan Brock was the winner in five innings of work, striking out seven. He allowed four walks, four hits and three runs. Tanner Gardner went two innings and struck out four. He gave up a hit.

    Kendall Knight led the offense with two hits and drove in two runs. Drew Hopper had two hits. C.D.  Pelham, Tripp Wright and Brock each had a hit.

    Beaufort downed the Lancaster 14s, taking a 7-2 win on Sunday.