There was a hotly contested duel between two top-notch spellers last week in Lancaster.
Noah Bradley and David Johnson went back and forth, round after round, trying to best the other to become the champion of the Lancaster County School District spelling bee.
The contest was Tuesday at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
Johnson, a sixth-grader at Andrew Jackson Middle School captured the district title, outlasting Bradley, an A.R. Rucker Middle School sixth-grader.