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Today's Sports

  • P-31 juniors, senior fall

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team returned to play Monday night when it dropped a tough 10-9 home loss to Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, up 9-8 in the top of the seventh inning, saw Chester rally for two unearned runs to take a 10-9 lead.
    In the bottom of the seventh inning, Lancaster had two runners on with two out and J.P. Cunningham drove a ball in the left center field gap, but the Chester left fielder hustled over to make a game-ending catch to seal Chester’s comeback win over Lancaster.

  • Figueroa tops Royal Cup Classic

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    First-time competitor Roger Figueroa, age 18, captured the Overall Men’s Physique title at the NGA Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic in the Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster on Saturday night.
    The show featured pre-judging in the morning and the competition that night.
    Figueroa, a college freshman out of Shelby, N.C., also took the Teen Classic Physique, Open Classic Lightweight, and Open Men’s Physique Lightweight titles.

  • Gilbert wins Buddy Crook Memorial

    Matt Gilbert went home a happy and lucky man Saturday night, after Buddy Crook Memorial race winner Logan Richey was disqualified following post-race inspection.
    Gilbert took home the win, collecting the $3,000 payday and the beautiful Crook Memorial trophy.
    Intense racing highlighted the main event, from first all the way throughout the field.
    The race had numerous cautions throughout the race, with the big one happening in turns three and four.

  • Dixie Softball District 2...

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will host the Dixie Softball District 2 all-star tournament June 22-25 at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 South Plantation Road in Lancaster.
    The tournament, which opens Saturday, will feature the Darlings (ages 7-8), Angels (ages 9-10) and Ponytails (ages 11-12) all-star teams.
    Lancaster County coaches are Dillon Hydrick (Darlings), Brian Johnson (Angels) and Courtney Marshall (Ponytails).
    Play begins Saturday at the Springdale Complex fields and continues to Tuesday.

  • Piranhas set to host Rock Hill...

    The Lancaster County Piranhas recreation swim team will look to rebound Thursday when it hosts the Rock Hill Country Club in its final home meet of the season.
    The meet begins at 5:45 p.m.
    The host Piranhas will warm up from 4:45 to 5:10 p.m. and the visitors from Rock Hill will warm up for the meet from 5:10 to 5:35 p.m.
    The Piranhas are coming off a 391-196 home loss to the River Hills Country Club team last Thursday at the County Pool on Wylie Street.

  • Columbus Parker Track qualifies...

    The Columbus Parker Track Club is rolling through the youth track season.
    The CPTC, on June 1-2, faced some stiff competition as all 42 athletes entered in events at the AAU South Carolina State Meet at Eastside High School in Taylors.
    The following athletes qualified with either first through third-place finishes at the state qualifying meet.

  • County quartet in all-star games

    Lancaster County will have strong representation for the annual CAWS (Coaches Association of Women’s Sports) North-South All-Star softball games next week.
    The elite tournament, featuring all-star teams from the North and South in all classes of S.C. high school softball play, is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at USC Aiken.

  • Two county girls soccer...

    Two Lancaster County soccer standouts are headed to the Bayou State to compete for some elite regional honors.
    Kinsey Bishop, who plays at Indian Land High School, and Peyton Kennington, who plays for Andrew Jackson High School, are teammates on the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club.
    The Charlotte Independence is the former Discoveries Soccer Club, following a merger earlier this spring.

  • Sports Talk: Recalling the bike...

    No matter the occasion or season, when I’m at the Rice Athletic Complex at Lancaster High School, especially out front on those old walkways in front of the building, my mind drifts back to that September day in the early 1960s.
    As I step across the familiar walkways, I can close my eyes and reflect back some 55-plus years.
    I can hear my late father’s voice, “Robert, keep your balance, balance your weight, stay up, stay straight” as he followed close behind me.

  • Davis, Fitzgerald lead IL High...

    Indian Land High School senior sprinter Marlin Davis and freshman Empress Fitzgerald led the 2019 ILHS Warriors track awards.
    Davis, who has signed to run track at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., is the ILHS boys MVP.