Community Sports

  • Dixie Boys 13U stars fall
    BLUFFTON – The Lancaster Dixie Boys U13 all-stars fell short in their quest for the state championship Monday night. Seneca edged the Lancaster all-stars, 7-6 on Monday in Bluffton to end the team’s postseason run at Oscar Frazier Park. The Lancaster Dixie Baseball U13 stars opened the double-elimination tournament with a 13-1 win over Lexington on Saturday morning. Lancaster pitcher Will Wrape, hurled four strong innings for the win. Wrape, who threw 52 pitches, struck out three and allowed an earned run.
  • Inman rallies to halt juniors’ run
    INMAN – Lancaster Post 31 was up and seemingly in control, but the P-31 junior team couldn’t complete the task and saw its baseball season end Monday night. The P-31 juniors, up 8-3 in the third inning, saw state tournament host Inman Post 45 rally for eight unanswered runs in an 11-8 loss to end their postseason hopes at Jim Everhart Field in Inman. With its comeback win, Inman advanced to face York on Tuesday night in another elimination game in the double-elimination field.
  • Darlings stars’ send-off Thursday
    The S.C. state champion Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings all-stars will depart for the Dixie Softball World Series in Eufaula, Ala., on Thursday evening. The Darlings stars, age 8-under, will leave from the Belk Department Store parking lot in the Lancaster Square Shopping Center at 6:30 p.m. The Darlings stars, who are 8-1 in postseason play, will represent the Palmetto State in the Darlings World Series where play opens Saturday, July 27. Lancaster County will face Texas in the opening round.
    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.”