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Today's Sports

  • O'Shields to lead LHS...

    A coach with a name familiar to Lancaster area athletics is the new leader for the Lancaster High School volleyball program.

    Betsi O’Shields, the daughter of former Great Falls High School head football coach and athletic director Mike O’Shields, has been hired to guide the Lancaster High School volleyball program.

    O’Shields, 26, comes to the Lady Bruins’ program from Wren High School in the Greenville area.

  • P-31 rebounds, top FM

    Lancaster Post 31 earned a measure of diamond revenge in a hurry Friday night.

    A day after dropping a 17-8 road loss to Fort Mill, Post 31 rebounded for a 9-6 win over Post 34 at Eggleton Field.

    Matters didn’t look promising in the early going for host Post 31. Fort Mill, coming off its win over Lancaster at Fort Mill High School on Thursday, bolted to a 4-0 lead, but Lancaster steadily battled back.

    Lancaster answered Fort Mill’s four-run rally in the first inning with two runs in the bottom of the frame.

  • Winning team nets $600 prize in...

    The team of Joey Munn, Wayne Roberts, Sherrill Munn and Don Moore earned the $600 first-place prize in the Hyde Park Baptist Church second annual golf tournament at the Kershaw Golf Club.

    The tournament was sponsored by the church’s sports ministry.

    Proceeds from the tournament will sponsor mission opportunities for all ages at Hyde Park Baptist.

    “We had great participation and appreciate all who played and we hope to see everyone next year,” according to a church press release on the event.

  • Seniors return, rip P-34

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team returned to play in impressive fashion, taking a 10-1 road win over Rock Hill at Winthrop Park on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, led by assistant coach Phillip Greenleaf who was leading the team in coach Brett Blackmon’s absence, bolted to a 5-0 lead behind Josh Warfield and cruised to the nine-run win.

  • Chisom pleased with juniors...

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association opened its 2009 season Monday when the LJGA played at the White Plains Country Club in Pageland.

    Chapter director Raymon Chisom was pleased with the opener.

    “We had a good number of kids playing and they produced some good scores,” Chisom said. “It was a good start for us.

    In the boys and girls 6-7 age group, Caleb Henson shot a 21 over five holes to take the win. He was followed by Matt Nixon’s 31. Colby Faulkenberry and Trey Crenshaw tied for third with a 32 apiece.

  • Dixie Belles honor league...

    The Lancaster Dixie Belles girls softball program wrapped up regular-season play, honoring top players, coaches and teams on June 16.

    Cauthen Motors won the regular-season championship for play which began in May and continued through mid-June.

    The Cauthen Motors team included Kelsey Baker, Kori Ballard, Jamee Blackmon, Angel Cox, Katy Ghent, Kacey Beth Hunter, Chloe Jeffers, Hannah Knight, Alexas Ledbetter, Tashida Scott, Summer Truesdale and Hannah Watts.

  • Nucor golf tourney benefits MUSC...

    The annual Nucor Steel Berkeley golf tournament, which is held in memory of Lancaster native Jamie Craig, continues to benefit children.

    The 2009 tournament, held on three Charleston area courses April 27, raised $254,332. The nine-year total for funds raised is $2,029,428.

    In conjunction with the tournament, a harbor cruise and silent auction was held April 26.

    Play, which drew 280 golfers, was held at two Seabrook Island courses and the Oak Point course at Kiawah Island.

  • Juniors fall at York 3-1

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior American Legion baseball team dropped a 3-1 road loss to York Post 66 on Monday night in League V play.

    Lancaster Post 31 junior team coach Josh Pauling said second-year junior player Eric Mojica pitched well in the team’s two-run loss to York.

    “Eric pitched a fabulous game on the mound scattering just five hits and York’s three runs were all unearned,” Pauling said.

  • LST completes meet with win at...

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation swim team completed its meet with Camden on Saturday when the Sharks outscored Camden 172-65 to finish with a 238-85 win over the Kershaw County team.

    Lancaster County hosted the meet Tuesday when it was shortened by severe weather.

    The meet was completed at Camden on Saturday.

  • 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.