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Today's Sports

  • Florence foils P-31 in finale

    The Lancaster Post 31 capped its 2018 Legion baseball season, dropping a 9-2 road loss to Florence Post 1 at Legion Field in Florence on Tuesday night.

    Lancaster, 3-10, was tied with Florence, the two-time defending state champion, at 2-all going to the sixth inning when host Florence ignited to put the game away.

    Lancaster broke on top early, 2-0 before Florence tied the game and then sealed the game in the Post 1 sixth inning.

  • Seniors lead BHS soccer awards

    Seniors earned the maroon and gold spotlight at the annual Buford High School boys soccer awards night.

    Blaine Gossman, a senior midfielder, garnered the Jackets MVP with 15 goals and 13 assists. Gossman was one of nine BHS players named to the All-Region IV-AA soccer team. Gossman has signed to play at the University of South Carolina at Union.

  • Foursome’s 54 nets IL Rotary...

    The winning foursome shot a sizzling 18 under to take the win in the annual Indian Land Rotary Club golf tournament at the Carolina Lakes Golf Club on May 10.

    The winning team, with a 54, included Brian Cogan, Bryce Miller, Matt Powlowski and Mark Robinson.

    Miller highlighted the winning team’s effort with a hole-in-one on number 12.

    The field featured 16 foursomes, 64 players.

    The runner-up team, with a 17-under 55, included Adam Cooper, Damien Bourgeious, Dominic Picirillo and Adam Polsock.

  • Piranhas fourth in Metrolina...

    The Lancaster County Piranhas closed their 2018 summer swim league campaign, competing in the Metrolina Finale at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center in Rock Hill on Saturday.

    The Piranhas placed fourth overall with 587 points. The Piranhas girls were third with 351 points, and the LC boys were fourth with 236.

    The Tega Cay Breakers paced the field with 1,163 points, followed by the River Hill Sharks with 870, Rock Hill Country Club 675, Lancaster Piranhas 587 and Landing Gators 241.

  • Rock Hill tops Lancaster

    Lancaster Post 31 capped Legion baseball League V regular-season play, dropping three games to Rock Hill Post 34.

    In game three Monday night in Lancaster, Post 34 took a 14-1 win at Eggleton Field.

    William Wrape led 3-9 Lancaster with a single and scored a run. Logan Phillips drilled a double and Anson Taylor had a single.

    Rock Hill scored 14 runs on 13 hits.

    Post 31 committed four errors and allowed one walk in the loss.

  • Knight Memorial draws packed...

    The Phillip Knight Memorial drew a packed house in the grandstands and pits Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The attendance was announced as the second largest crowd on the season as well as the second largest car count this season.

    Phillip Knight is my late father, and our family thanks all involved, including sponsors, LMS staff members, fans and the race car drivers for making my dad’s memorial race a huge success.

  • Starkey seeks second straight...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a regular night of racing action Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Divisions racing will be SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Extreme 4, Pure Stock V8 and Vintage.

    Johnny Starkey, fresh off his first-ever Vintage Division win in his pure Ford power plant No. 20 machine, will be seeking to make it two straight checkers in the Vintage Division.

    The Vintage Division had the night off Saturday for the first Phillip Knight Memorial Race.

  • Roberts’ major moment – 56 from...

    What was hotter than the weather Tuesday, the hottest day of the year to date?

    For anybody at the Lancaster Golf Club, the answer was easy – five-time defending club champion Scott Roberts.

    Roberts, in a regular 18-hole round of golf with three other area golfers – Haskell Faulkenberry, Gary Greene and Wesley Phillips, shot a blazing 56 from the silver tees at the LGC.

    “I don’t care what tees you’re playing from, a 56 is strong,” said longtime club pro Phil Small.

  • Sports Talk: Recalling that...

    I remember it like it was yesterday. Well, it was, just 28 years ago.

    As a husband, one of the unwritten rules of marriage, is never forget your wedding anniversary.

    For me, it was June 23, 1990 – 28 years ago yesterday – at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, a couple of blocks west of my now workplace for 41 years, The Lancaster News.

    The wheels of future wedlock began spinning in early 1988.

    It was just after a heavy snowfall in mid-January.

  • Clutch rally lifts P-31 to win

    Lancaster Post 31, down to its final out, found a way to win, rallying for an exciting 5-4 American Legion League V comeback win over third-ranked Fort Mill on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    Post 31, 3-6, had dropped two straight losses to 7-2 Fort Mill, 8-3 on Monday at home, and 13-6 in Fort Mill on Tuesday, but prevailed Thursday night.