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Today's Sports

  • CPTC shines in district meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) competed in the S.C.  District qualifier on June 2-3 at Eastside High School in Taylors.

    The Lancaster youth track team, named in memory of its first coach – Columbus Parker – placed in the top 10 overall out of 28 state teams.

    Everyone on the team placed in the top 16 for the state. All members will be moving forward to the regionals in Augusta, Ga., and the AAU Club Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

  • LA Elite 14U softball hosts...

    The LA Elite youth softball team will hold a co-ed slow pitch softball tournament fundraiser July 14 at Camp Clyburn.

    Camp Clyburn is located at 3662 Taxahaw Road in eastern Lancaster County off S.C. 903 East.

    Participating teams must be registered with entry fee submitted by July 4.

    The registration fee is $250 a team, with a maximum of 12 players per team. The team minimum is 10 players.

    Teams must have an even amount of boys and girls. Men can hit regular.

  • Pelham Carolina League All-Star

    Former Lancaster High School three-sport star C.D. Pelham is one of six Down East Wood Ducks selected to play in the 2018 Carolina League All-Star Classic.

    The annual CLASC will be played Tuesday at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., at 7 p.m.

    The Down East Wood Ducks, members of the Carolina League’s Southern Division, are a High-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers in Kinston, N.C.

    Pelham, 23, entered the season as a highly touted prospect in the Rangers organization. 

  • Sports Talk: Glad we had Henry...

    In just over a month, the City of Lancaster will have new leadership.

    That’s ahead, but today – Father’s Day, that annual mid-June Sunday, we tip our hat to dad, I’m thinking about a man, who was, among many, a fine father for our town, “The Red Rose City.”

    Back earlier this spring, we lost a couple of “good men,” who were solid leaders for Lancaster, within the same week – John Howard and Henry Johnson.

    I knew both of them well, but I go back a l-o-n-g way with Henry.

  • Breakers top Piranhas in meet

    The Tega Cay Breakers posted a 405-133 Metrolina Swim League win over the Lancaster County Piranhas at the Lancaster County Pool on Thursday night.

    The Breakers, in the meet breakdown, topped the LC girls, 185-94, and the TC boys won 220-39 in the meet, halted early due to lightning.

    The host Piranhas were led by Bristol Glenn, Isabella Thorpe, Makenzy Mills and Taylor Teague who had three wins each. Olivia Thorpe and Fletcher Armbrust had two firsts apiece in the meet.

  • Clinton leads LHS softball honors

    Senior players took the spotlight at the annual Lancaster High School softball awards.

    Senior pitcher Summer Clinton, the Region III-AAAA Player of the Year for softball, earned the team MVP.

    An all-region and all-area pick, Clinton was the ace of the LHS staff, posting a 1.20 earn run average. She batted .461 with three home runs this spring.

    Clinton, who also played in the annual North-South All-Star game at USC-Aiken, earlier signed to play softball at the USC-Union.

  • P-31 pounds York 10-1

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team broke through in a big way, taking a 10-1 win over York Post 66 on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    P-31, 2-4, built an early 3-1 edge and steadily pulled away for the nine-run win.

    Lancaster, earlier in the week, had dropped two games to York in League V Legion baseball play.

    York rolled to a 14-0 road win on Monday and took a 14-9 comeback win at the Post 66 field on Wednesday night.

    P-31 has two home games this week when it hosts Fort Mill Post 43.

  • First Phillip Knight Memorial...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host the first Phillip Knight Memorial Race on Saturday.

    Phillip Knight is my late father, and his race comes a day before my birthday.

    With Father’s Day this weekend and this race coming up, there’s a lot of emotion, to say the least.

    The race has major money on the line in every division racing that night.

  • Robertson moving to Northwestern

    Coach Sha’Ron Robertson’s hoops success has her moving on and moving up.

    Robertson, who guided the Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers to back-to-back region basketball championships in two seasons leading the program, is leaving AJ to head a Class AAAAA girls basketball program.

    Robertson, who has been at AJ nine years, eight seasons with the Lady Vols basketball program, is the new girls basketball coach at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

  • York tops Post 31 in comeback win

    The result was the same, but Lancaster Post 31 first-year coach Jimmy Jackson could see some progress in P-31’s 14-9 road loss to York Post 66 on Wednesday night.

    Lancaster, after dropping a rain-shortened 14-0 League V loss to York at home on Monday night, rebounded to battle Post 66 in the five-run loss.