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Today's Sports

  • Sutton produces strong season in...

    Anthony “T” Sutton has produced another solid season on the summer junior golf tour.

    Sutton, a rising third-grader at Buford Elementary School, competed in the U.S. Kids golf tour in Pinehurst, N.C., the mecca of U.S. golf.

    Tournaments were played on the Pinehurst courses No. 1 through No. 8. The tournaments drew players from several states as well as Canada.

    Sutton missed the opening tournament, but came on strong to put his stamp on the tour.

    Following is a breakdown of Sutton’s play:

    June 27, Pinehurst No. 6, second, 38

  • 'Gamecocks need to finish...

    FORT LAWN – University of South Carolina assistant head football coach Ellis Johnson said the Gamecocks’ ability to finish the season will have a major bearing on the Gamecocks’ 2009 fortunes.

    A year ago, USC soured down the stretch, finishing 7-6 with three blowout losses after being 7-3.

    “We need to finish,” said Johnson, the guest speaker at the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club meeting Monday night at the Catawba Fish Camp where 125 fans turned out for the meeting.

  • Robinson leads LJGA stars

    Corey Robinson leads the Lancaster chapter all-stars for the S.C. Junior Golf Association state tournament in Pickens on Aug. 15-16.

    Robinson, who won a chapter-high five season tournaments and was named the Wendy’s Player of the Year, is one of 14 LJGA all-stars who will play in the two-day tournament at the Pickens Country Club.

    All-star selections are based on overall season play in each of the chapter’s seven age divisions eligible for the state tournament.

  • AA NL stars fall

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA National League stars were eliminated from the Dixie Youth Regional held in Enterprise, Ala., after losing their first two games.

    In Sunday action, the Lancaster stars lost, 6-3, to Municipal Park of Montgomery, Ala.

    William Wrape had one hit and one run. Griffin Gardner, John Michael Faile and Connor Killough had one hit apiece. Ethan Funderburk scored one run. Austin Catoe had two hits and one run.

  • Munn shines for Lexington...

    Former Lancaster resident Erin Munn, 14, now swims for the Country Club of Lexington and Lexington High School.

    During the recent Columbia city swim meet, Munn’s team finished second overall.

    The annual meet, held July 12, featured swimmers from the Midlands subdivisions in Columbia, Lexington and Irmo.

    Munn had a solid meet for the Country Club of Lexington.

    Munn’s time in the butterfly was 30.22 seconds and she placed ninth out of 57 swimmers.

    In the freestyle, she posted a time of 26.34 seconds and placed third out of 100 swimmers.

  • Arrants Memorial has plenty of...

    Saturday night marked the biggest night of racing Lancaster Speedway has seen in over three years with the running of the Johnny Arrants Memorial Race.

    The grandstands were at near capacity as a huge crowd attended this special night of racing. The NDRA Johnny Arrants Memorial featured 37 of the best NDRA GM Performance Crate Late Models in the Southeast. These stars were vying for over $7,500 in total purse money and bonuses.

  • Stars' Series hopes fade

    The Lancaster Southern Belles’ drive for a World Series’ title was halted by the Halifax County, Va., all-stars on Monday night.

    Halifax County rallied for a run with an out in the bottom of the seventh inning to take an 8-7 win over the Lancaster Belles’ stars, ages 13-15.

    Halifax County, which blanked the Belles 4-0 in the Series opener Saturday, held a 7-2 lead after three innings, but the local stars battled back to tie the game.

  • County trio set for scrimmages...

    Three county high school football coaches will have an idea how their respective teams stand today when teams engage in their first preseason scrimmages.

    A week after prep football practice kicked off, a trio of county squads will hit the road to battle another  school.

    Lancaster High School goes to Chesterfield for a three-way clash with the host Rams and Timmonsville at 6 p.m.

    Buford takes the bus to Ridge Spring-Monetta to meet the host Trojans and the Columbia High School Capitals at 6 p.m.

  • Post 31 honors standouts

    A season of diamond success was highlighted at the annual Lancaster Post 31 baseball banquet in the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday night.

    P-31 athletic officer Mike Lucas along with the Lancaster Legion baseball coaches honored top performers for the 2009 baseball season.

    The P-31 senior team, which posted a 11-13 mark and earned an Upper State postseason bid, saluted a host of players.

  • Juniors post solid season

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    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.