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Today's Sports

  • Passing summertime away

     Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins would be the first to admit that 7-on-7 football isn’t the real thing.

    After all, it’s shirts, shorts, cleats and helmets. Tackling isn’t allowed and plays stop with one or two-hand contact.

  • Warriors, Vols top 10 Director’s...

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County high schools Indian Land and Andrew Jackson have been recognized for a strong athletic season for the 2013-14 school term.

    ILHS, for the 10th time in the last 13 years, has garnered a top 10 finish in the annual S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup top 10 standings in Class AA.

  • Whitesides to play in Clash of...

    Lancaster High School girls soccer star Frances Whitesides has been a key part of Lady Bruins’ soccer history in her prep career.
    In her final match as a high school soccer player, Whitesides will make more LHS soccer history as the first Lady Bruins’ player to play in the Clash of the Carolinas soccer match Saturday, July 12.
    The Clash of the Carolinas, an elite all-star contest, features the top senior soccer players in North and South Carolina.

  • Post 31 juniors advance in...

    The Lancaster Post 31 juniors team bounced out of a rubber game to advance in the American Legion playoffs.  
    Lancaster’s juniors, for the second time in the series, needed extra innings to pull out a 6-5 win over Greenwood Post 20 on Wednesday, July 9, at Harvey Eggleton Field.
    In the final game of the three-game series, Lancaster’s C.J. Brown doubled to deep center field to score Logan Lucas from second in the bottom of the ninth inning for the walk-off win. It was Brown’s second double in the series.  

  • Dixie all-stars bid to continue...

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball all-star teams will look to continue their success in upcoming state and World Series tournaments.
    Ozone stars play in state tourney
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars, ages 11-12, are playing in the state tournament in Hartsville’s Byerley Park, Saturday, July 12, through Thursday, July 17.
    The Lancaster Ozone stars earned their state bid after winning the District 2 tournament June 26 with a 14-6 win over York at the Gaffney Youth Sports Complex.

  • Lancaster hosts Debs 18U state...

    A state championship tournament berth will be on the line this weekend as the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission hosts the Debs 18U state tournament.
    The tournament’s opening ceremonies are today, July 11, at the Springdale Recreation Complex.
    The Lancaster County Debs 18U all-star team is led by coach Rick Sims.
    The tournament field includes Marion, Union, Kershaw County, Jefferson, Pee Dee, Florence, Georgetown and host Lancaster County.
    Play begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Springdale Complex fields 2-3.

  • Post 31 seniors' season is...

    Lancaster Post 31 senior team went down two games to none in the best-of-five series with Greenwood Post 20 after a 10-0 home loss Tuesday, July 8, at Harvey Eggleton Field.
    The loss put Post 31 in a must-win situation Wednesday, July 9, to stay alive in the first round of the American Legion playoffs.
    Greenwood held on for a 3-2 win Monday, July 7, in game one of the series, but game two was a much different story.
    Greenwood went up 1-0 in its half of the second inning, and added two more runs in the third to push its lead to 3-0.   

  • Summertime racing heats up

    Lancaster Super Speedway roars back into racing action Saturday night, July 12, with some real summer heat.
    You could tell the racing season was heating up last Saturday, July 5, as tempers flared at the track all night long.
    This week, the SECA Crate Late Models return with a $1,250 pot going to the main event winner and a $250 bonus to the highest finishing non-winner from the 2014 racing season.

  • Sports Briefs 7-11-14

    AJ wrestling camp July 11-12
    The Andrew Jackson Volunteer wrestling camp for ages 6-18, hosted by NCAA champion Tony Davis, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, at Andrew Jackson High School.
    The cost is $75 per wrestler and $140 for siblings. The camp offers a $10 discount per wrestler for groups of five or more. Lunch is provided each day.

  • All-stars state-bound

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars captured the District 10 championship and a berth in the state tournament, taking a 19-16 win over York at the Rodman Recreation Complex in Chester County on Sunday, July 6.

    The 13 all-stars’ three-run win capped a 2-0 sweep of York in the district tournament.

    The Lancaster team opened the tournament with an 18-1 win over York on Saturday, July 5, at Rodman.