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Today's Sports

  • Wallace savors 'Doomsday...

    Thirty years is a long time between being a game participant at one place, but that was Spartanburg Methodist College baseball coach Timmy Wallace’s “magic number” on a recent visit to Lancaster High’s “Doomsday Corner.”

    Wallace, a former Bruins’ baseball star, recently brought his nationally-ranked Pioneers in for a twin bill with USCL.

    The LHS field has special meaning to Wallace.

    “I was part of that gang that gave the place its nickname,” said Wallace, a four-year player under former LHS coach John Daurity.

  • Ellis sparks Jackets to league...

    The Buford Yellow Jackets kept pace for a Class A Upper State baseball bid with a 9-5 road win over North Central on Monday.

    The Jackets, 6-8, 4-6, received a route job from hurler Colt Ellis, who hurled seven innings and allowed five runs, seven hits and two walks.

    Ellis supported his cause with a three-run home run and drove in four runs and scored a run.

    Ricky Lewis supplied three hits and drove in a run to go with a run scored. Logan Segee drilled three hits.

  • USCL Lancers drop four games to...

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers hope to get back on track, but the task will be tough today as USCL hosts Region X baseball powerhouse Spartanburg Methodist College.

    SMC, ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA national poll, visits the Lancaster High field today for a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m.

  • Lady Bruins trip AJ girls

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins held off county foe Andrew Jackson to post a 7-5 win over the Lady Volunteers at the LHS softball field on Wednesday night.

    AJ rallied in the seventh, but the LHS girls held on for the two-run win. Senior Courtney Cauthen was the winner, striking out seven. She allowed six hits and five walks. Cauthen had a hit for LHS.

    Candice Benson drilled two hits and Cherrell Cousar smashed a grand slam.

    Angela Faile, Anna Howey, Sarah Amason, Almeshea Catoe and Crystal Cauthen each had a hit for the winners.

  • Taylor Memorial golf tourney...

    The fifth annual Jimmy Taylor Memorial Sr. Memorial golf tournament will be held June 20 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The format is captain’s choice team with a combined handicap.

    Check-in is at 10 a.m. The shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m.

    The entry fee is $240 which includes four golfers, two mulligans, 4 Jimmy packs, dinner and an awards ceremony. A Jimmy pack contains a ladies tee, closest to the pin and the longest drive entry

    Team prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place.

  • Lancers drop two to No. 3...

    Third-ranked Spartanburg Methodist completed a season’s baseball sweep of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Wednesday at the Lancaster High baseball field.

    The Pioneers, rated No. 3 in the NJCAA national rankings, won the opener 14-7 and rolled to a 14-0 win in the nightcap.

    Earlier this month in Spartanburg, SMC, 43-7, swept the Lancers 10-1, 10-0 at Duncan Park.

    In the opener, the Pioneers rolled to the seven-run win.

    The host Lancers, a first-year program in Region X, used four hurlers in the game.

  • Baker holds off Blackmon for win

    It’s a fact a driver’s first win is always one that means the most.

    That being said, many drivers have anguished over that elusive first win. Over the years, Lancaster Speedway fans have watched their favorite drivers lead lap after lap, only to have it taken away in the waning laps.

  • Team's 53.6 tops field

    The winning foursome teamed for a tough win in the annual Catawba Lions golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.

    The tournament, which drew 13 teams, featured a captain’s choice format with a team handicap established.

    The team handicaps are established using the players’ individual handicaps.

    The foursome of Gary Greene, Haskell Faulkenberry, Larry Snyder and Don Baxley combined to shoot a 53.6 to take a close win and the $1,000 first-place prize.

  • Lancers drop four losses at Pitt...

    A long road trip to eastern North Carolina wasn’t kind to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team over the weekend.

    The Lancers, 11-18, dropped doubleheader defeats to Pitt Community College of Greenville, N.C., on Saturday and Sunday. Two of the losses came in extra innings by one run.

    The Lancers, after dropping two on Saturday, fell twice Sunday.

    In the opener, USCL dropped a 2-1 setback in eight innings.

  • Teamwork keys tough win

    Jeff Davis and his foursome halted a links drought on Friday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club in the 18th annual Crenshaw Oil Company golf tournament which benefits Lancaster County Partners for Youth.

    Davis noted about 10 years ago in his first year in the tournament, he was a member of the winning team.

    “Since then, we’ve had fun playing in this tournament, but we really haven’t done too much,” Davis said.

    That is until Friday.