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Today's Sports

  • Speedway features hot night of...

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway racing was like the weather Saturday night – hot.

    The temperature topped 95 most of the day in Lancaster and still people packed into the track ready for race night.

    With pit road crowded and drivers eager to get hot laps rolling, the drivers’ meeting prepared everyone.

    The music was playing, the drinks were cold, and the talk was racing. Now, close your eyes and imagine you are at Lancaster Speedway this past Saturday night and listen to the excitement.

  • AA all-stars launch LDB...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars, American and National teams, open play in their best of three district tournament tonight with a game at 7 at the Wylie Park Complex’s field five.

    Game two is Saturday at 6 p.m., with a game three, if needed, set to follow 30 minutes later.

    Admission tonight is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for youth, 12-under. On Saturday, the admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. The AA stars are 8-under.

  • LBC continues summer program

    The Bowlopolis Kids Club, Lancaster Bowling Center’s summer youth program, is continuing.

    “So far, we’ve had 12 bowlers,” said Rose Clawson of the LBC. “We were hoping for more kids to participate, but we’ve been encouraged because all 12 of the kids who are participating are new to bowling.

    “We just hope they will continue with the Bowling Center’s youth program in the fall,” she said.

  • 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.