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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • First Phillip Knight Memorial...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be honoring my dad Phillip Knight with the Phillip Knight Memorial Race on Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    My dad, who died in April 2016 after a long battle with an illness, was a huge dirt track racing fan, who also helped numerous drivers over the years with their cars, mainly the Whitakers of Ryan and Chris Whitaker.

    My father was also a huge sports fan.

    He was a big UNC Tar Heels, NFL Dallas Cowboys, MLB Atlanta Braves and NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Sr., and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.

  • Piranhas fall to River Hills

    The Lancaster County Piranhas dropped their final regular-season meet, falling in a 397-191 Metrolina League loss to host River Hills on Monday.

    Lancaster, 2-3, was led by 11-12 girls swimmer Amanda Clem, who was the Piranhas lone swimmer to post three firsts in the meet.

    Fletcher Armbrust and Isabella Ihm each had two firsts.

    Emmie Grace Johnson, Mallory McDow, Kaylin Shannon, Louie Prete, Brooke Carter, Joseph Gardner, Reece Walker and Matt Prete each had one win for the Piranhas.

  • Fort Mill foils Lancaster P-31

    A change in playing site didn’t alter the outcome.

    Fort Mill Post 43, coming off an 8-3 road win over Lancaster Post 31, was back at home and on top for a League V win over visiting Post 31 on Tuesday night.

    Fort Mill foiled hopes of Lancaster evening the series with a 13-6 win at Fort Mill High School.

    Lancaster, which battled all the way, trailed 5-4, midway through the fourth inning, but Post 43 ignited for eight runs over its next two at-bats on the way to the seven-run win.

  • Pelham promoted to AA

    C.D. Pelham, a former Lancaster High School baseball star, had quite a finish in his final appearance as a Down East Wood Ducks player.

    Pelham, who has been promoted to the Class AA Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas Rangers Class AA affiliate in Frisco, Texas, was one of six Wood Ducks selected to play in the Carolina League All-Star game at the Carolina Mudcats’ Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., on Tuesday night.

    The game also marked Pelham’s first all-star game appearance as a minor league player.

  • Fort Mill foils P-31

    Lancaster was looking to duplicate its last showing at Eggleton Field on Monday night, but visiting Fort Mill Post 43 had other ideas.

    Fort Mill, with a strong finish, took an 8-3 win over Lancaster Post 31.

    Lancaster, in its previous home game last Thursday, rolled to a 10-1 League V victory over York Post 66.

    Lancaster trailed 4-3 after three innings, but Fort Mill came on for the five-run League V win.

  • 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.