Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Dixie Boys 14U all-stars open district tourney play
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 14U Dixie Boys all-stars open play in the South Carolina District 10 tournament Saturday at 6 p.m. at the York Recreation Complex on White Rose Lane in York. The Lancaster team will face the Kershaw County American League all-star team to open play. Host York will meet Kershaw County National at 8 p.m. Saturday. Round two is Sunday, with games at 6 p.m. and 8.
  • Post 31 battling Greer
    Lancaster Post 31 is in the “second season,” seeking to stay alive and advance to the American Legion baseball state tournament in Sumter. Post 31, 9-7 for regular-season League V play, was slated to play Fort Mill Post 43 in its final two games in Fort Mill on Saturday, but those games weren’t played. Lancaster had the League V runner-up position wrapped up and those games had no bearing on Lancaster’s regular-season finish.
  • Cox qualifies for U.S. Junior Girls Championship
    Andrew Jackson High School golf star Emily Cox has qualified for the USGA Junior Girls Championship for the second straight year. Cox, an all-state and all-region golfer at AJ, used clutch play to earn the prestigious bid to the national field. Four qualifying spots and two alternate positions were up for grabs in the US Junior Girls Qualifier held at the Columbia Country Club in Blythewood on the Ridgewood and Tall Pines courses last week.
  • Post 31 in battle for League V crown
    Lancaster Post 31 is shooting for a strong finish on the 2016 American Legion baseball regular season. P-31, in the thick of the League V title race for the season, entered play Thursday night, down a game to Rock Hill after dropping an 11-6 road loss to Post 34 at the South Pointe High School baseball field on Wednesday night. Rock Hill held a 6-5 lead late and was able to stay on top for the five-run win. Rock Hill, with the win, is 9-3, while Lancaster is 8-4. In four meetings on the season, Lancaster went 2-2 with Rock Hill.