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Today's Sports

  • AJ's Wright completes...

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson High School senior athlete Daniel Wright made it 4-4 as far as the Wright family was concerned in Volunteer athletic prowess.

    Wright, who graduated with the AJ Class of 2009 on Friday afternoon at the Lancaster County Class AA high school, was the last sibling in his family to play for the Volunteers. He capped his senior year and AJ career, earning the AJ Male Athlete of the Year Award.

    His brother Danny earned the Andrew Jackson High Male Athlete of the Year in 2000.

  • Buford claimed state title in...

    Buford’s 2009 softball season was highlighted by a first-ever Class A state championship and some record-setting performances along the way.

    Buford junior hurler Jena Hallman, who earned a Class A Player of the Year honor from one sports publication, broke three school marks in the Lady Jackets’ 26-9 season under first-year coach “C” Davis.

    Hallman, 22-9, set a new mark for wins in a season, besting the old standard of 17 which was held by Lisa McManus in 2001.

  • P-31 charity ride a record

    The fifth annual American Legion Post 31 baseball charity ride was a grand slam.

    “In the past, we’ve done real well and it has to do with the response from the community, bikers and riders,” said Lancaster Post 31 athletic officer Mike Lucas. “Our ride this time around was the best we’ve had. This is our major fundraiser and it was a huge draw. This reflects well on the community and says people are willing to make a difference.”

    The 2009 P-31 charity ride, held a week later than last year, drew a record 170 bikes and 225 total riders.

  • Fort Mill rolls in 17-7 win over...

    Headed for a lengthy break, it wasn’t the kind of diamond departure Lancaster Legion Post 31 baseball coach Brett Blackmon was looking for on Tuesday night.

    The Lancaster Legion P-31 senior baseball team, which will be idle until June 17, dropped a 17-7 League V road loss to Post 43 at Fort Mill High School.

    Lancaster, with a solid start, broke on top for a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but Fort Mill steadily battled back to take the 10-run home win.

    Fort Mill used a three-run second inning and a single score in the third frame to tie the game at 4-all.

  • Post 31 decks Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team made the most of a League V road trip, taking an 8-5 win over Rock Hill Post 34 at the Winthrop Ballpark on Monday night.

    Lancaster first-year coach Brett Blackmon said the P-31 pitching trio of Tyler Vaughn, Josh Warfield and Andrew Medlin was crucial in the win.

    Vaughn, the Lancaster starter out of Andrew Jackson High School, hurled five innings and fanned six P-34 batters with three walks. He allowed three earned runs.

    Warfield, in two innings of mound work, yielded no earned runs and two hits.

  • P-31 juniors fall at home to...

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team will look to get back on track in a busy week of games this week.

    The Post 31 junior team, 1-4, 1-1 in League V play, dropped a 6-2 home loss to Pineville N.C., on Friday night at Eggleton Field.

    The visitors took a 3-1 lead after an inning of play and stayed in control for the four-run win over the juniors.

  • Late pass leads to Baker win

    Doug and Sharon McManus along with track director Hook Plyler took major steps  Saturday night to address many issues related to Lancaster Speedway.

    McManus addressed the crowd at the drivers’ meeting, informing the group he would be ready to answer any concerns via the new track website, www.lancasterspeedway.net, where teams and fans can email McManus directly with their questions.

    The track was very wet from all of the rain during the week, but after a lengthy pack down, the surface ironed-in and racing got rolling.

  • Lancaster Speedway hosting...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will feature a special late model sportsman race Saturday night at the dirt oval.

    The track has $2,000 to win in the late models with $1,000 for second and $850 for third place.

    Track owner Doug McManus said LMS also has set a new admission schedule. Youngsters, age 12-under who attend the race with a paying adult, are admitted free. Admission for students, age 13-17, is $4.00 off with a student identification. Senior citizens, 60-over, are admitted for $2.00 off admission.

  • Whites blank Blues 28-0

    The 2009 Lancaster High School spring football game was a white-out, with the White team in control for a 28-0 win over the Blue squad at Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon.

    The White offense took advantage of turnovers and turned them into points, leading to a 21-0 halftime spread.

    Michael Cooper, the LHS B-team Most Outstanding Offensive Award winner last season, led the White attack in a solid performance at quarterback.

  • Post 31 teams fall in Legion...

    The Lancaster Post 31 baseball teams had a tough night Friday in Legion baseball play.

    The senior team fell to Clover, while the junior team dropped an 8-5 loss to host Pineville.

    The junior team dipped to 0-3 with its three-run loss.

    Coach Josh Pauling noted the juniors made five errors in the setback.

    “That’s an area where we need to improve, but we’re working and playing together is only going to help us,” he said. “It’s an area where more work and game experience will make us better.”