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Community Sports

  • Bocce tourney raises $3,000
    Michael J. Nellenbach Sun City Carolina Lakes Bocce Ball Club Excitement reigned May 13-15 as the 2011 Sun City Lancaster Children’s Home Bocce Ball Club Tournament took over the Sun City bocce ball courts.
  • Pickleball teams win at state
    By Frank Kinder/Special to Carolina Gateway The Sun City Carolina Lakes pickleball team brought home 28 medals, including 10 golds, from the first official pickleball events at the S.C. Senior Sports Classic, held May 21 on the campus of Francis Marion University in Florence.
  • BridgeMill Bluefins swim to first win
    The BridgeMill Bluefins posted their first win this season, beating the Crismark Comets, 408-374, on Thursday, June 16.  The Bluefins got off to a slow start, losing to the Springfield Greenwave, 391-229, in the opener June 9. Bluefins coach Marley Cole said despite the loss, the three-year-old team showed great improvements from its mock meet the week before. “All of the swimmers tried their best, showed great sportsmanship and had a great time,” Cole said.
  • LCPRC salutes Little League baseball champs
    This year, the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission Little League baseball program, sanctioned through Little League, crowned three regular-season champions. Coach Pitch (ages 7-8) All Hours Plumbing from the Indian Land area took the Coach Pitch regular season title. The league, for 7-8-year-olds, had eight teams throughout the county. Two all-star teams will represent the league in the North District Three tournament at Runde Field in Tega Cay.
  • Sports Shorts 6-1-11
    Sports Shorts 6-1-11 Register now for junior golf tourney The third annual Firethorne Junior Golf Championship will be held at Firethorne Country Club on June 10-12. The tournament is a Level 4 junior tournament. For details, call (704) 843-5344 or visit http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/ID #703934111. Registration deadline is June 5. Two USCL tennis camps set for June The University of South Carolina Lancaster will hold tennis camps June 6-9 and June 13-16 at the J.P. Richards Complex.
  • IL boy helps win silver at national hockey game
    Local area youths recently clinched a silver medal at the 2011 USA National Hockey Championship this month in San Jose, Calif. Spencer Krul of Indian Land and Clay Ellerbrock of Tega Cay traveled to San Jose to participate in the USA National Hockey Championship tournament April 2-3 as members of the Charlotte Metro Hockey Associations Charlotte Junior Checkers team. This Junior Checkers team is the first team from the Charlotte area to ever advance to the USA National Hockey Championship.
  • County to field two swim teams
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation summer swim team program for ages 3 to 18 is  undergoing exciting changes for the summer season. The Lancaster County recreation swim program will be divided into two teams, the Lancaster Makos and the Lancaster Tigers. Dividing the team will help with the length of the swim meets and will help with having equal competition among teams. The Makos’ colors are black and gold and the Tigers’ colors are black and orange.
  • Soccer all-stars net state championships
    Lancaster County Recreation Commission youth soccer all-star teams captured two of three possible state championships at the Manchester Meadows Complex in Rock Hill on Dec. 4. 10U all-stars win two The 10-under all-stars captured the state championship, posting two wins, 6-1 and 5-2. The Lancaster County 10U  all-stars defeated Sumter, 5-2, to win the state title.
  • North stars win county soccer tourney
    BUFORD - The North rose again and this time claimed a championship. The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission North Pee Wee all-stars rallied for a pair of final-period goals to take a 3-2 comeback win over the South all-stars to capture the best-of-three county crown Thursday, Dec. 2. The South opened the tournament with a 3-1 win at the Melvin L. Steele Soccer Complex in Lancaster on Nov. 22. The North fought back to even the series at one each on a 3-0 win at the Buford Recreation Complex on Nov. 29.
  • County all-stars capture district soccer crowns
    Lancaster County will send three teams to the S.C. Athletic Programs state tournament in Rock Hill on Saturday, Dec. 4, after the teams swept to Central District titles at the Melvin L. Steele Soccer Complex on Nov. 20. 10U all-stars blank Fort Mill The 10-under stars defeated Fort Mill, 6-0, as Bryton Davis and Adam Deese each scored a pair of goals in the victory. Austin Catoe and Blaine Gossman each tallied one goal. Gossman also posted the shutout, aiding a tough defensive effort.