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Community Sports

  • Morningside hosts Color Run on Saturday
    The first Color Run, hosted by Morningside of Lancaster, is Saturday at 8 a.m. Race day registration and packet pick-up is 6:30-7:30 a.m. The 5K course starts at the Gregory Family YMCA and continues in the area neighborhoods. The Gregory Center YMCA is located at 512 Hubbard Drive in Lancaster on the USC Lancaster campus.
  • Junior Vols blank Knights
    The Andrew Jackson High School Junior Volunteers opened Region IV-AA football play, rolling to a 27-0 win over the North Central Junior Knights on Thursday night in Boonetown. The Junior Vols led 13-0 at the half and added two second-half scores for the victory. AJ, off a blocked punt, scored its first touchdown with quarterback Hammond Wrenn tallying on a five-yard run. Tyson Funderburk’s extra point gave AJ a 7-0 edge.
  • Teamwork key in foursome’s Rotary win
    Jerry Williams said teamwork was the difference in his foursome’s win in the annual Rotary Open Golf Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club. “We had fun, and we all contributed with a key drive, chip or putt,” said Williams. “Whatever we needed, we were able to get it done.” Williams’ team, which carded a 50.1, included Don Gardner, Odell Steele and Billy Gladden.
  • South, Buford Middle in Showcase
    The South Middle School Mustangs and the Buford Middle School Yellow Jackets football teams are gearing up for some preseason test runs as they compete in the Gridiron Groove Football Showcase on Tuesday. The event is hosted by New Heights Middle in Chesterfield County, featuring an array of area middle school football talent. Six schools will compete in three scheduled exhibition games as they prepare for their regular-season schedule. NHW meets South to open play at 5:30. Wallace faces Lewisville and Buford battles New Heights.
  • Roberts returns to club champion
    Scott Roberts is back on top at the Lancaster Golf Club. Roberts, who was denied a third straight LGC title last year by Lancaster High School upstart golfer Trey Crenshaw, returned to the links throne with a two-shot win over another Lancaster High School star golfer Simon Wright on Sunday afternoon. Roberts’ close win gave him six club crowns, three in the last four years. He now has the most club championships at the LGC with six, one more than Bobby Bumgardner, a former Lancaster High School star golfer who later played at Furman University.
  • Cooke sinks hole-in-one at Edgewater
    It took retired Charlotte police officer Bob Cooke 30-plus years to get his first hole-in- one on a golf course, but it’s now off his bucket list. Cooke, 59, carded the ace July 24 at the Edgewater Golf Club. “I was elated and can finally say I got one. This is so cool,” Cooke said. “Now I’m ready to go get another.” Cooke’s hole in one came from the white tees of the par-3, No. 4. He used a 9 iron to sink the 130-yard shot.
  • Rushing team banks double luck in golf tourney
    Winning the third annual Lindsay Pettus Greenway golf tournament on Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club came down to luck both on and off the course for Lynn Rushing, Tim Beckham, Scott Caskey and Bruce Barrett. The foursome shot a 17-under 55, but so did the team of Willie Beaty, Bobby Harris, Bob Welch and Tom McCleoud. Tournament officials then went back to 10-holes of scorecard handicaps to award the win to Rushing’s team, with the Beaty team finishing second. There were 14 teams in the field.
  • Volleyball tourney mixes serves with community service
    Some college scholarships recognize good grades, but others, like those awarded by the nonprofit Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation, reward students for good deeds, too. “It’s not always about test scores, but good quality young people who are making a difference in the lives of others. They’re busy volunteering in our communities,” said retired educator Debra Gardner, who also serves as foundation president.
  • Va. stars halt Darlings’ in Dixie World Series
    EUFALA, Ala. – The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) all-stars competed, but fell short over the weekend in World Series play. The local Darlings, representing South Carolina as state champions, were eliminated Sunday night at Old Creektown Complex in a 12-9 loss to Appomattox, Va. “It really came down to which team got base hits at the right time. We had our opportunities, but just couldn’t capitalize,” said Darlings coach Dillon Hydrick.
  • Putting pivotal for team’s WEC win
    A productive short game proved to be pivotal for the winning team Friday afternoon in the13th annual Women’s Enrichment Center golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club. The winning foursome – Andy Caudill, Miller Deaton, Mac Moody and Mark Harris – converted key putts to card a 16-under 56 to top the 13-team field. “We made our share of long putts,” said Caudill, as he finished up lunch provided by 521 BBQ at the awards ceremony in the LGC clubhouse.