Community Sports

    Lancaster County’s Dixie Softball Darlings captured the state championship Wednesday and are headed to the World Series in Alabama next weekend. The Darlings all-stars, ages 8 and under, completed an impressive 5-0 state tournament run with a 10-4 win over powerhouse Aynor to claim the state title. “The Darlings have done a great job representing us, and they are deserving of what they have accomplished,” said Morgan Blackmon, who coordinates Dixie Softball for Lancaster County Parks and Recreation.
  • Piranhas fall in home meet
    The Lancaster County Piranhas recreation swim team fell in its home opener to the River Hills Country Club, 391-196, on Thursday at the county pool. Lancaster was coming off a win over Lake Wylie.
  • Chapin/Newberry blanks Post 31
    Chapin/Newberry turned the diamond tables on Lancaster Post 31 in American Legion baseball play Tuesday night at Newberry College. Lancaster, which posted a 2-1 comeback win over the 2018 S.C. Legion baseball state champion Chapin/Newberry at Eggleton Field on Monday night in a rain-shortened game, wasn’t able to notch its second straight win in League III play. Chapin/Newberry blanked Post 31, 9-0, as hurler Trent Polly, in six frames of mound work, struck out five and allowed three hits, no runs and no walks for the win.
  • Piranhas practice ahead of 2019 swim season
  • Rock Hill downs P-31 in opener
    Rock Hill Post 34 broke to an early lead and stayed on top to take a 6-2 win over Lancaster Post 31 in American Legion baseball League III play on Wednesday night. The game at P-31’s Harvey Eggleton Field was the opener for both teams to launch the 2019 American Legion baseball season.
  • Silver Foxes earn state senior tennis gold
    Four Lancaster County senior men’s tennis players can stake a solid claim in a recent state championship. The Silver Foxes, a 65-over men’s doubles team comprised of Lancaster and Rock Hill senior tennis members, captured the seniors state crown in Hilton Head on Nov. 2-4. The nine-player Silver Foxes team won the Mid-Carolina Tennis League to qualify for the state tournament.
    NORTH AUGUSTA – Lancaster County’s Dixie Boys 14U All-Stars won the state title Wednesday, defeating Aynor 8-1 in the championship game. The team dominated the tournament, never losing a game in the double-elimination format and racking up lopsided victories in all six games. “The blisters are worth it,” said Landon Deese, who pitched a complete game Wednesday. “It’s a great feeling…. The talent, the coaches. Everybody plays together, not for themselves.” 
  • P-31 home opener rained out, Wallace honored
    Rain prevailed in the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball opener Thursday night at Eggleton Field. Union Post 22, which took a 10-2 win over Lancaster Post 31 on Monday night at the Timken Sports Complex in Union, built a 3-1 lead going to the top of the fifth inning. Then, as P-31 athletic officer Scott Cato noted, “the bottom fell out.” “It rained hard and the field was flooded,” he said.
  • Rec soccer teams win state crowns
    From LCPRC release
  • USCL sets youth swimming lessons
        Youth swimming lessons at the Gregory Health and Wellness Center pool at USC Lancaster will be held Oct. 16-Nov.9. Classes meet Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 6:30, and 6:30 p.m. to 7. The Tuesday-Thursday classes are 6 p.m. to 6:30 and 6:30 p.m. to 7. Classes offered are aqua-tot, level 1, level 2 and level 3. Classes meet twice a week for four weeks.