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Today's Sports

  • Track action hot on Saturday...

    Another Saturday night at Lancaster Speedway came and went, but this time, the air temperature was the hottest it had been all season. In as much as it has gotten “summerish,” the racing responded to the temps – hot, hot.

    Lancaster Speedway continues to produce exciting weekly dirt track racing on the smoothest and raciest surface ever. Kudos to the “Mud Masters” for giving the drivers a great place to race.

  • Juniors rally to jolt Union

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team rebounded in fine fashion, taking an 11-6 comeback win over host Union Post 22 on Tuesday night.

    The five-run win saw the Lancaster junior team hold an early 4-0 lead, but Union charged back to take a 6-4 advantage.

    Lancaster answered back to slice the deficit to one, 6-5, but was down to its final three outs in the top of the seventh when it ignited for six runs for the comeback win.

  • Crawford faces Bolt in Thursday...

    Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford will race against three-time Beijing Olympic medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica in the 100-meter race at the Festival of Excellence exhibition in Toronto on Thursday.

    The race will be the first meet in which the two runners have faced off since the Beijing Olympics last summer.

    Crawford won the silver medal in the 200-meter event in Beijing, behind Bolt, who won the race in a world record of 19.30 seconds.

  • Sharks open with win over Kershaw

    The Lancaster County swim team opened its 2009 recreation swim team season, posting a 456-80 win over Kershaw on Tuesday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LCST Sharks were led by Gracie Scott, Noah Phillips and Chris James who had four firsts each. Cody Brown, Courtney Hicks and Logan Phillips had three firsts apiece. Emma DeVenny, Brooks Digh, Elizabeth Catoe, Will Jones, Ashley Abbott, Darby Threatt and Bryce Blanton had two wins each.

    Jennifer Truesdale led Kershaw with two wins.

  • Gaffney rallies by juniors

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior Legion baseball team saw a four-game win streak end with a 10-8 extra-inning loss to Gaffney on Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, trailing 8-4 and down to its final three outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, rallied for four runs to tie the game and force extra innings against the Cherokee County team.

    Gaffney responded with two runs in the eighth inning and held on for a 10-8 win over the Lancaster juniors, who fell to 5-4, 4-2 in League V play.

  • Weather shortens Sharks'...

    The Lancaster County swim team had its Tuesday home meet with Camden halted due to severe weather – thunder and lightning.

    The meet will be completed Saturday morning when the LCST Sharks visit Camden.

    The team will leave from the Lancaster County pool at 7:30 a.m., with warm-ups at 8:30.

    Lauren Spencer and Cody Brown led the winners with three firsts each.

    Chris James, Will Jones, Ashley Abbott and Logan Phillips each registered two wins to boost the Lancaster County effort.

  • Lancaster Dixie Baseball honors...

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball capped its 2009 season, honoring standout players, coaches and teams at the annual LDB awards night at the Wylie Park Complex on Tuesday.

    Wolverine Extermination shortstop Jonah Crenshaw of the Lancaster Dixie Boys league, ages 13-14, was presented the annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Sportsmanship Award.

    The award was presented by Rashad Cunningham of the Matt Blackwell Foundation Board. The late Matt Blackwell, a Lancaster Dixie Baseball product, died in an auto accident several years back.

  • Tough racing reigns at LMS on...

    Twas the night before the full moon and many were in the house. Everyone was ready for racing, yes – even would be a mouse.

    Saturday night was here. A week of heavy rain in the Lancaster area caused many to wonder if the track would be race ready. Friday night tracks canceled their events, so fans poured into Lancaster Speedway anticipating the weekly dirt racing fix.

  • Lightning captures crown in...

    The Palmetto Lightning has struck hardwood gold again.

    The Lightning, a team of Kershaw and Lancaster area girls, captured the 10-under girls Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) championship in the Capital City Invitational at Eau Claire High School on May 24.

    The Lightning downed the S.C. Stars 14-8 as it used a balanced attack to take the crown.

    Elizabeth Scott hit five points to pace the winners in the title game. Alexis Williams netted three. Brantley Ussery, Amirah Steward and Keyotta Garris added two points each.

  • Funderburk-Woodward shoot 132 to...

    Former Lancaster Golf Club champion Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward teamed to take top honors in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sunday.

    Funderburk and Woodward teamed to post a 132 to notch a two-shot win in the first flight. Funderburk aided the winning team’s effort with a close-up on No. 7 on Sunday.

    Teams were flighted following play Saturday.

    Jimmy Boswell and Scott Helms, a former LGC champion, finished second with a 134. Doug Rollins and Gene Rollins carded a 135 to take third.