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Today's Sports

  • Cooper signs with USCL

    Lancaster High School girls star soccer player Lindsy Cooper has made soccer history with her feet.

    This time, it was with her right hand.

    Cooper etched her name in LHS sports history as the first Lady Bruins’ soccer player to sign an athletic scholarship to continue her education and sports career.

    Cooper, the first Lady Bruins’ soccer player to play in the annual North-South All-Star Soccer Classic, signed with the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Friday.

  • Ponytails, Belles rolling

    Two Lancaster all-star softball teams entered Tuesday night play in the driver’s seat of their respective state tournaments in Seneca.

    The Lancaster Southern Belles are unbeaten in three games as are the Lancaster County Ponytails all-stars.

    The Lancaster Debs are 2-1 and in the hunt for a state crown.

    Belles stars unbeaten

    The Lancaster Southern Belles all-stars stayed unbeaten in state tournament play, blanking Saluda 5-0 in a battle of unbeaten teams Monday night in Seneca.

  • Juniors earn state berth

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team is bound for the state tournament for the second straight season.

    The P-31 juniors wrapped up their best-of-five first-round playoff series with a solid 12-4 win over Gaffney Post 109 on Friday night at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, 13-6, won the series 3-1, splitting the first two games in Gaffney before returning home and sweeping Gaffney to close out the series.

    Lancaster will now play in the state tournament in Marion where action begins July 22.

  • Ozone stars rip Lockhart, earn...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars rolled to a 20-5 win over tournament host Lockhart to earn a bid to the state tournament which opens Saturday.

    Lancaster faces Mauldin Blue in the opening game of the state tournament at the Ballpark Road Complex in Lexington.

    Lancaster had plenty of offense in rolling to the 15-run win a night after it rallied for a 10-9 victory in eight innings at Lockhart.

  • 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.”