Community Sports

  • CPTC salutes banner track season
    A season of splendid success was saluted at the annual Columbus Parker Track Club banquet at A.R. Rucker Middle School cafeteria on Saturday night. The team, named for its first coach the late Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker, celebrated 68 medals won over the course of the season, April to August. The team, some 62 athletes ages 6-18, competed in district, regional and national meets during the season.
  • Junior golfers focused on all-star tournament
    Lancaster junior golfers will be seeking top honors this weekend as they play in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six. The Lancaster chapter has 12 junior golfers competing in the all-star field Aug. 20-21. The LJGA members earned their shot to play with top showings in the chapter’s 2016 tournaments during the spring and summer. The annual Roy Small Junior Championship, held at the Lancaster Golf Club on July 25-26, capped the chapter’s season.
  • Roberts blazes to club title
    Scott Roberts played outstanding golf to capture the Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon. Roberts, 45, had to because Lancaster High School junior golf star Brady Hinkle stayed on his heels until Roberts pulled away in the final three holes for a six-shot win. Roberts, who opened a five-shot lead in the first round Saturday with a sizzling 64, followed with a 70 Sunday for a 10-under 134 in the 36-hole tournament.
  • Sutton to defend LGC championship
    Anthony “T” Sutton will defend his title this weekend in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship at the LGC. Sutton, a Buford High School golf star, heads a strong field in contention for the LGC’s top honor. A year ago, Sutton shot a 150 (72-78) to capture a six-shot win over Buford High School golf teammate Garrett Crenshaw, (81-75). Crenshaw was tied with Bruce Gantt at the end of regulation, but carded a par on the first playoff hole to finish as the runner-up to Sutton.
  • Former USC lineman boost team
    It was all on the line Monday night at the Lancaster Moose Lodge. The Lancaster County Gamecock Club held its annual kickoff cookout and the guys known for the bulk and beef held the line. Former Gamecocks linemen Langston Moore, Travelle Wharton and Fran Person each took a little time to address the gathering of Gamecocks. Moore, the sideline reporter for the Gamecock Radio Network, handled most of the mic time.
  • Randy was on target with AJ stats, coverage
    Veteran Andrew Jackson High School football fans can easily recall if the Volunteers had a landmark gridiron effort, they could quickly flip to the back of the AJ football program to see if the mark had been shattered. If not, they could see how close the AJ athlete came, or possibly how much he topped an old Vols’ milestone. I’ve often referenced the information, a reliable tool for any sports reporter following up on a major play in a big game.
  • Sutton nets LJGA honor
    Anthony “T” Sutton has added another honor to his golf resume. Sutton, the defending Lancaster Golf Club champion and an all-state golfer at Buford High School, can now claim the title of the Matt Blackwell Award as the Lancaster Junior Golf Association Golfer of the Year for the 2016 season. Sutton wrapped up his title with his win in the Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club last week.
  • Playoff birdie seals win in women’s center tourney
    It might have taken 20 holes to do it, but the foursome of Frankie Faile, Gene Purser, Bob Thompson and Darrell Walters birdied the second playoff hole Friday to win the Women’s Enrichment Center’s 10th annual golf tournament at Lancaster Golf Course. The team of Jim Barnett, Dan Edwards, Larry Honeycutt and Bryan Turner finished second. Bobby Bumgardner, Travis Henderson, Troy Henderson and Lewis Perry finished third, with a round of 56.
  • Oliver solid in junior golf play
    David Oliver continued his stellar play in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tournament which was played July 11 at the Chester Golf Club. Oliver shot a five-over 41 over nine holes to take a five-shot win. Oliver’s stellar effort included two pars to go with a birdie. Oliver held a 45-point lead in the boys 10-12 age group after the Chester tourney. Braden Small posted a 46 to place second, which included a par. Toby Willis and Luke Benfield each carded a 51 to place in a tie for third.
  • AAA stars third in state field
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars finished third in the state tournament after being eliminated by a red-hot Blythewood team on Wednesday night at the Timken Complex in Union. Blythewood, the lone unbeaten in the state field, used blazing bats to score 11 runs in the first inning and added eight more in the second frame in taking a 19-0 win over the Lancaster stars. Lancaster opened the double-elimination tournament with a 9-4 loss to Sumter, but reeled off three straight wins before falling to Blythewood.