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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cooper looks to Classic

    Come Saturday at high noon, Lancaster High School girls’ senior soccer star Lindsy Cooper will kick her way into the LHS athletic record book.

    Cooper, a Lady Bruins’ soccer star and two-year member of the varsity squad, is the first LHS girls player to earn selection to the North-South Classic soccer match.

    Cooper will play for the North in the match at Wofford College in Spartanburg where the top senior soccer players from the 2009 season will battle.

  • Jackets to host Classic

    The sixth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will be hosted by Buford High School.

    The Jackets are the host school for the jamboree for the third time. When the jamboree was set up to be played, all four county schools were to serve as a host on a rotating basis.

    Buford served as the host school for two seasons and Lancaster hosted the third event, with Andrew Jackson hosting the 2007 jamboree.

  • Juniors face showdown

    The rivalry resumes Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    A year ago, the Lancaster junior Legion team finished second to Gaffney in the regular-season league race with both holding the same record, but Gaffney won on head-to-head meetings. In the state tournament, P-31 earned some revenge, eliminating Gaffney from the postseason tourney.

    Now the two clubs are prepared to meet again in an early showdown in Legion baseball League V junior play.

  • Junior golfers open season Monday

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association launches its 14th season Monday with its 2009 opener at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland.

    The White Plains tournament is the first of six chapter tournaments to be played this season.

    “We’re real pleased with the response we’ve had for the junior golf association,” said Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom.