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Today's Sports

  • Allen leads Buford High softball...

    Buford High School senior shortstop Hunter Allen led the Buford High School Lady Jackets softball awards for the 2019 season.
    Allen, a Class A-AA-AAAAA North-South all-star with teammate and BHS senior second baseman Emily Taylor, was named the BHS softball MVP.
    Allen capped a stellar senior season, hitting .452 with 19 runs batted in this season.
    Buford, which finished 17-7, won the Region IV-AA crown with an 11-1 mark.

  • Silver Foxes finalist in state...

    The Silver Foxes, which included Lancaster area senior tennis players, were worthy of their court name in the U.S. Tennis Association men’s 55-over doubles at Hilton Head earlier this season.
    The Silver Foxes, who finished as a state finalist, advanced to the championship round at Hilton Head where they fell in a tough 2-1 loss to Spartanburg.
    “We had close matches all the way, and our two losses in the title round to Spartanburg were in third-set tie-breakers,” said Rick Porter, one of four Lancaster area senior netters on the SF team.

  • LMS to host Relay for Life Night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will wrap up its June schedule at the half-mile dirt oval, hosting Relay for Life Night.
    The race is sponsored By Mane Street Hair Designers and DC Cycles.
    Relay for Life has been a huge event across the United States, including the Lancaster community.
    This is a first-time event for Lancaster Motor Speedway, as track officials look to extend community activities and provide a greater awareness in the fight against cancer.

  • Region X softball honors Revels

    Former Lancaster High School star catcher Gracie Revels has been named to the NJCAA All-Region X softball team for the 2019 season.
    Revels, a freshman catcher for the USC Union Bantams, posted some impressive numbers in her first season of college softball.
    Revels hit .378 with 29 RBIs and eight home runs. She posted a .731 slugging average and .413 on-base percentage. Revels scored 37 runs, with 18 stolen bases, 87 total bases and 23 extra-base hits.
    On defense, Revels posted a .958 fielding percentage with four errors on the season.

  • 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.