Community Sports

  • Rec football stars to open play
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star football teams – 9-10 small fry and 11-12 mite stars – will open the Central District playoffs Nov. 19 at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill. The 9-10 small fry all-stars will play Lugoff-Elgin at 10 a.m., with the 11-12 mite all-stars to play the Rock Hill YMCA at 1 p.m. The winners will advance to second-round play in Chester on Nov. 29. The small fry stars will play at 6 p.m., with the mite stars game at 7.
  • Tiger fans taking wait-and-see approach
    Area Clemson  University football fans are elated the Tigers are among college football’s elite, but they know there’s a lot of football to be played before the final elite Final Four is released next month for the national title playoff. Clemson, 8-0, is ranked second in the first College Football Playoff Poll. The 12-person committee released its first rankings of the 2016 season Tuesday evening. Defending national champion Alabama, which defeated Clemson, 45-40 for the title, is No. 1 and followed by the Tigers.
  • Former Warriors' star, USC frosh arrested
    South Carolina freshman basketball player Rakym Felder, who played one season of basketball at Indian Land High School, was arrested Sunday and charged with several counts, including assault, resisting arrest and public disorderly conduct. Felder, a shooting guard from New York, was jailed before being released Monday. A team spokeswoman said USC men’s basketball coach Frank Martin was aware of Felder’s arrest and was gathering more information. In accordance to the USC athletic department policy, Felder is suspended indefinitely.
  • Perry said faith vital in his NFL career
    Michael Dean Perry said his faith played a role in his success in the National Football League. Perry, who played 10 seasons in the NFL and earned six Pro Bowls, was the featured speaker at the second annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet at Second Baptist Church on Tuesday night. “There’s a lot of different things coming at you in the NFL and I took my faith serious,” said Perry, an Aiken native who starred at Clemson along with his brother William “The Refrigerator” Perry.
  • Run with the Bruins set Saturday
    The seventh annual Run with the Bruins 5K road race and quarter-mile fun run is Saturday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium. The kids’ fun run, open to youngsters age 10-under, begins at 8:15 a.m. The 5K run and walk, which also features a 5K team relay, begins at 9:15 a.m. The 5K team relay features a three-runner relay, with each runner to participate for a mile. All 5K participants will receive a T-shirt and bib race number. All ages and running abilities are welcome to compete.
  • Dizzy bat race decides McMackin golf tourney victor
    The deciding dizzy bat race was the difference in the 12th annual Neil McMackin Memorial golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sept. 10. The gross score title ended in a tie, and as the tournament rules came into play was decided by the dizzy bat race. The dizzy bat race includes a member of the teams, which were tied at the end of regulation. The members each circle a bat and then race a certain distance and the first to cross the finish line is the winner.
  • Buford Middle rolls to win over Lewisville
    The Buford Middle School Jackets rallied from an early 8-0 deficit to post their first win of the season with a 20-8 comeback victory over Chesterfield-Ruby Middle School on Wednesday. Buford, down 8-0, rallied to slice the lead to 8-6 on Tyler Vespe’s 50-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion try failed. Buford came back to take the lead for good as quarterback Evan Teague tallied on a three-yard run. Teague’s scoring run was set up when he hit Dalton “Bubba” Catoe on a 25-yard pass.
  • Playoffs decide LGC captain’s choice title
    Competitive play highlighted the field in the Lancaster Golf Club’s captain’s choice fall tournament on Saturday. The 10-team field of four-player teams saw playoffs decide all the winners in the 18-hole tournament. The team of Mike Brazzell, Garrett Hammond, Steve Harper and Ed Meyer won the overall title, taking first in a card playoff after posting a 57. Hammond sparked the winning team, carding a hole-in-one on number four. Hammond used an eight iron on the 149-yard shot.
  • Seniors mixed doubles team state champ
    For the second time in three years, a Lancaster area senior mixed doubles tennis team, age 65-over, has netted a coveted state championship. The Lancaster area senior mixed doubles tennis team captured the state championship at the Florence Tennis Center where the tournament was held Sept. 9-12. The Lancaster area team, which included five of the 11-team members from Lancaster County, qualified for the state tournament after winning the Mid-Carolina Regional championship. The Mid-Carolina Regional League includes Rock Hill, Lancaster, Chester and York.
  • Springs Memorial team wins Rotary tourney
    The Springs Memorial Hospital team captured top honors in the 25th annual Rotary Club golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon. The Springs Memorial team posted a 57 for a one-shot win in the captain’s choice tournament at the LGC. The foursome of Richard Warrin, Mark Wallace, Ian Stewart and Jonathan Scott carded a 15-under to take the close win in the 18-team field.