Today's News

  • County softball teams seek to stay alive

    The 15-10 Lancaster High Lady Bruins earned a measure of postseason revenge, downing Clover 5-2 on Tuesday night at home in the Class AAAA District II softball playoffs.

    The LHS win advanced the Lady Bruins to Mauldin to face the Lady Mavericks at 5 p.m. Thursday. Should Lancaster win the first game, the Lady Bruins would play Mauldin again to decide the District II champion for a bid to the Class AAAA Upstate championship series which opens Saturday.

  • Lady Bruins hoping to rebound Monday

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ softball team was scheduled to play in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs on Saturday, but the game has been reset for Monday.

    LHS, the Region IV-AAAA runner-up, fell to Clover High School 3-1 at the Lady Bruins’ field on Thursday in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs and was to meet the Mauldin-Westside first-round loser on Saturday.

    School was canceled at Mauldin High School on Thursday and Friday due to concerns some students may be infected with swine flu.

  • Wright joins Lancers

    A Buford High School baseball player who has earned recognition for his banner play at home plate is staying close to home to extend his education and athletic career.

    BHS senior catcher Joseph Wright will continue his baseball career at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Wright, who also is a standout student and football player at Buford, signed with the Lancers on Tuesday afternoon in the BHS conference room.

  • Lady Warriors stay unbeaten

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors stayed unbeaten in the Class A Upper State softball playoffs, winning their second straight game in extra innings.

    The 12-10 Lady Warriors, who downed Fox Creek 5-2 in eight frames Thursday, needed ninth innings Saturday to defeat Ninety Six 4-1.

    The IL girls are idle to Wednesday when they host the Class A District IV championship game.

    The Buford girls, the third-place team in Conference III-A, will have to battle through the loser's bracket after dropping a 4-3 road loss to Dixie of Due West.

  • Jackets, Vols battling to stay alive

    The Buford High School baseball team ventured to Due West on Saturday, seeking to keep alive its postseason hopes in an elimination game with Dixie.

    BHS, which finished fourth in Conference III-A, dropped a tough 6-5 loss to Williston-Elko in the opening round of the Class A district playoffs.

    BHS, 8-10, trailed 5-1, but rallied to tie the game before host W-E rallied to pull out the one-run win.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 7.1 innings, took the loss. He allowed six runs – four earned, four hits and six walks.

  • Lancers earn bid to Region X tourney

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers reached their team goal of earning a bid to the Region X baseball tournament, taking two wins over Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, N.C., last weekend.

    The Lancers, 14-28, 5-22, swept Blue Ridge 7-1, 15-5 on Saturday to gain their bid.

    In the six-run win, Thomas Little, 2-5, went the route, allowing three hits and striking out five. He walked none and allowed an earned run.

    Kyle Heffner led the offense with three hits and scored a run.

  • Rain washes out LMS action Saturday night

    Racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway was rained out Saturday night.

    Action this Saturday, sponsored by Cauthen Motor Company, includes a race with posted bonuses.

    “We want to thank Cauthen Motors for their faithful support of Lancaster Speedway,” said track official Mark Huey. “We would encourage all who race with us to thank them also for their help and support.”

    The event includes the NDRA crate late models with $1000 to win. The super street $600 to win. The crate sportsman has $500 to win and the pure street has $350 to win.

  • County looks at business licenses

    Almost four years after defeating a motion to institute business licenses in the county, Lancaster County Council is once again discussing the measure.

    Councilman Larry McCullough brought the issue to council as a discussion item Monday.

    He said several issues developed in the last few weeks, including the problem of tracking businesses within the county.

    McCullough said he talked to each council member individually and to the president of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Keith Tunnell, before Monday’s meeting.

  • Heath Springs' Web site emphasizes town’s charm

    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town is billed as having “quiet, affordable, small-town charm just 40 minutes from downtown Charlotte.”

    The town’s Web site, www.townofheathsprings.org, went live recently, Mayor Ann Taylor told fellow council members April 21.

    The Web site was donated by MyWebSiteGuys.com, a company owned by Keith Tunnell, president of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Teen hit by pickup truck

    A teenager was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon, but suffered only minor injuries.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin said the teen pedestrian was struck about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Springdale Road.

    Gaskin said the teen was attempting to cross Springdale Road when a 1982 Ford pickup truck struck him. The truck was traveling northbound.

    “He walked in front of the pickup truck and got struck,” Gaskin said.

    He was taken by ambulance to Springs Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.