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  • Roberson shines bright in summer...

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    For Alexis Roberson, summer is a commitment to be better than yesterday.
    Two days a week, she, and her family make a 144-mile round trip to Lexington to be part of the Intense Volleyball team.
    As part of that training and team participation, she tried out for the 15 Intense Adidas Elite Jerry team and was selected.
    This summer is Robertson’s third year on the Elite team.

  • Brandy Baker wins exciting...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway action was highlighted by an exciting Renegade Division main event Saturday night.
    The race was one of the best Renegade races of the 2019 season as Brandy Baker and Brent Hodges put on a show for the LMS fans.
    While Baker and Hodges battled, another driver was on a  mission to the front.
    Andrew Baker, in an impressive run, rallied from the rear.
    Andrew Baker, per track rules, started in the rear after winning three straight races.

  • Juniors rally to top Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team wrapped up second-place in League V play and a postseason bid with an 8-6 win over Rock Hill Post 34 at Rock Hill High School on Thursday night.
    Lancaster, which trailed 2-0 after an inning of play, scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the win.
    Bry Neal, who went 3.1 frames, earned the win. He had three strikeouts and allowed four hits and an earned run.

  • Cubs to host West Columbia

    The Lancaster Cubs baseball team will host the West Columbia Braves at 6 p.m. Saturday at Eggleton Field, Lancaster Legion baseball field.
    The Cubs, 7-6 on the season, continue to push to repeat as CASBL (Community All-Star Baseball League) champions.
    The Cubs play all their home games at Eggleton Field.
    Games begin at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
    Eggleton Field is adjacent to the Lancaster County Fairgrounds, 823 South Main Street.

  • Breakers down Piranhas swimmers

    The Lancaster County Piranhas capped their 2019 regular-season schedule, dropping a 365-82 loss to the Tega Cay Breakers on Monday.
    Lancaster, which finished 1-3 on the season, was led by Hadlee Stroud with two firsts in the meet.
    Ella Grace Hines, Andrew Bell, Alex Trimnal, Tamra Tipton, Brayden Kennington and Brooke Carter each had one first.
    Lancaster will compete in the Metrolina League Finale today at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.
    The 10-under swimmers meet begins at 8:30 a.m., and the 11-up swimmers meet starts at 1 p.m.

  • A League stars open state play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A League 6U all-stars, ages 4-6, will defend the program’s state championship this weekend.
    The A League stars, who won the first-ever A League all-stars state title last summer, are going for their second straight state crown.
    The Lancaster A League stars will play their state tournament opener Saturday at 11 a.m. when they face Gilbert. Opening ceremonies for the state tournament were Friday at the Midland Complex in West Columbia of Lexington County.

  • Sports Talk: Dixie Baseball 6U...

    The words of former Clemson football coaching legend Danny Ford crossed my mind as Lancaster Dixie Baseball 6U all-stars assistant coach Jeff Snipes spoke late last Friday morning.
    Ford, who guided the Tigers to the 1981 national championship, once said it’s one feat to reach the top of the hill, and then another to stay “king of the hill.”
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 6U stars, you might recall, won the first-ever state title for that age group last summer.

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  • Angels, Ponytails stars win...

    First it was the Lancaster County Darlings all-stars as a district diamond dandy and then the Lancaster County Dixie Softball Angels and Ponytails stars followed suit in splendid fashion.
    The LC Dixie Softball Angels and Ponytails are district champions and state tournament bound, following the lead of the Darlings stars.
    Lancaster County, host of the Dixie Softball all-star District 2 tournament at Springdale Park this week, captured three straight crowns – Darlings, Angels and Ponytails.

  • Cauthen to lead LHS basketball

    Coach Jerron Cauthen didn’t mind the dousing one bit.
    In fact, he embraced the soaking and hopes there will be more winning wet moments to follow with his team.
    Cauthen, just after entering the Lancaster High School weight room in the Rice Athletic Complex on Wednesday morning to greet his 2019-20 Bruins team for a workout, was splashed with water bottles amid hearty cheers.
    The team was celebrating Cauthen’s selection as the new boys basketball coach at Lancaster High School, his prep alma mater.