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Community Sports

  • IL youth wrestlers win state crowns
    Two Indian Land youth wrestlers brought home state championship titles this spring. Joshua Horn topped off an undefeated season in S.C. youth wrestling by winning the 2019 S.C. Youth Wrestling Association state championship for 10-under at 95 pounds. Joshua ended his season with a 47-0 record. Joshua is a fifth-grader at Indian Land Elementary School. He is the son of Ted and Carrie Horn of Indian Land and grandson of Linda Horn.
  • Sports Shorts 4-3-19
    Running for Ryan track meet April 6 The 13th annual KLS Running for Ryan track meet is April 6 at the Lancaster High School track. The annual meet, which features all four county track teams for girls and boys competition, is also held to promote a greater awareness of KLS – Klein Levin Syndrome. It is held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former Lancaster High School track athlete who died in 2006 of cardiac arrhythmia. The three-hour meet begins at 10 a.m., with the opening ceremonies at 11.
  • Sports Shorts 3-27-19
    Gregory YMCA offers swim lessons The Gregory Family Center YMCA at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster has set its third session of swimming lessons. Session three is April 1-24 Monday/Wednesday, and April 2-25 Tuesday/Thursday.Class times are 6-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. Classes are taught by Aquatics Director Anne H. Small and members of her staff. For details, call (803) 313-7102. Discoveries Soccer girls tryouts April 7
  • Sports Shorts 3-20-19
    Laps for Lancers fundraiser March 23 The Laps for Lancers fundraiser begins at 8 a.m. March 23 at USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The event will feature a 5 and 10K race, a non-timed 5K walk/run and a 5K stroller division. The entry fee is $30, which includes a pancake and sausage breakfast. To register, visit racingtoes.com. Gregory YMCA offers swim lessons The Gregory Family Center YMCA at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster has set its third session of swimming lessons.
  • Sports Shorts 3-13-19
    LCPR offers adult softball league Lancaster County Parks and Recreation is looking to start its adult (ages 16 and up) softball league in March. This men’s slow-pitch softball league will play games at Walnut Creek, Buford Recreation Center and Nesbit Park in Waxhaw from March 25 through May. LCPR will provide officials, shirts and all softballs for play. Team fee is $480 per team of up to 12 players. Any additional players will be $40 each. Rosters need to be turned in by March 13. If interested, call Micky Taylor at (803) 289-6085.
  • Sports Shorts 3-6-19
    Universal Martial Arts tourney March 9 Hanshi James White and Universal Karate Studios will host the 45th annual Universal Martial Arts championship March 9 at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. The championship, featuring men, women and children from age 3 to adults, offers 250 divisions of competition for beginners to black belt masters in fighting, forms, weapons, self-defense, grappling and breaking. Grappling, an action-packed field, is the newest division for the competition.
  • Sports Shorts 2-27-19
    Register now for youth ball sports Registration for Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth spring sports has opened. • T-ball for boys ages 4-5, as of May 1, 2019, costs $50. This group hits strictly off the tee. • Swing league for boys ages 5-6, as of May 1, 2019, costs $50. This is coach pitch for the first three balls, then two off the tee if the batter fails to hit pitched balls.
  • Sports Shorts 2-20-19
    Gregory Family YMCA offers swim lessons The Gregory Family YMCA at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, 512 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, will hold swimming lessons Feb. 25-March 27 (Monday/Wednesday) and Feb. 26- March 28 (Tuesday/Thursday). Class times are 6-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. No classes will be held March 11-14. Aquatics Director Anne H. Small and members of her staff will teach the classes. For details, call (803) 313-7102. Register soon for youth ball sports
  • Horn is Dixie Nationals mat champion
    Indian Land youth wrestler Joshua Horn has captured another national title. The 11-year-old went 5-0 in the 12 and under division at the Dixie Nationals American Crown in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 28-29. All five wins were pins, earrning him the Most Valuable Wrestler title in the 95-pound weight class. He was also named an All-American Wrestler for the eighth time.
  • Sports Shorts 2-6-19
    Register now for Palmetto Challenge The Palmetto Challenge inspires teams of two, three or four to hike or bike as many miles as possible between March 11 and April 28 on the state’s trails,   greenways and sidewalks. Palmetto Conservation Foundation invites teams across the state to register through Feb. 25 for the challenge. Teams will submit weekly mileage, which will be visible on the PCF website so teams can keep up with their competitors.