Community Sports

  • Post 31 juniors advance in playoffs
    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 banner run
    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 tournament
    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 over
    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.   
  • 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.
  • P-31 juniors earn playoff win
    Eric Rowell For The Lancaster News The Lancaster Post 31 juniors team needed extra innings and key hitting to win game one of the American Legion first-round playoff series with Post 20 of Greenwood. Lancaster Post 31, the runner-up in Region V, hosted game one of the best-of-three playoff series with Greenwood, from Region VII on Monday night at Harvey Eggleton Field.
  • Hodges wins two in July 5 race
    Michael Knight For The Lancaster News Brent Hodges was in the spotlight at Lancaster Super Speedway with two wins Saturday, July 5. Hodges took the checkers in the Pro Street and Crate Sportsman divisions. In the Pro Street main event, the front row was Brent Hodges and Joseph Richardson. When the green flag fell, Hodges, Richardson, Brandy Baker and Andrew Baker battled for the lead in turn one. Exiting turn two, Hodges had the lead, with Baker and Richardson right behind him.
  • Slayton playing key role in FM Knicks' run
     An Andrew Jackson High School basketball player is spending his summer, honing his hoops skills and earning hardwood honors. Michael Slayton, an AJHS junior, is a member of the Fort Mill Knicks who have earned a bid to the 16U AAU national tournament in Orlando, Fla., July 16-20.
  • P-31 juniors face Greenwood Post 20 to open Legion playoffs
      The Lancaster Post 31 junior team, which finished regular-season play as the League V runner, will open the 2014 S.C. American Legion playoffs with a home game against Greenwood. The series, a best-of-three first-round series, moves to Greenwood Post 20 for game two on Tuesday, July 8.