Today's News

  • Track has action-packed night



    Lancaster Super Speedway featured some of the season’s top action Saturday, April 11, as the track drew its largest crowd for the young 2015 racing season.

  • Lancers battle Hurricanes

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers capped their Region X road series, losing two games to Louisburg College on Sunday, April 12.
    The Lancers dropped a pair of 5-4 losses to the LC Hurricanes.
    Louisburg, facing a 4-2 deficit, rallied for three runs to take the one-run win in the nightcap Sunday.
    Josh Shailer, in seven innings, took the loss, allowing five runs, seven hits, two walks and one earned run.
    Tad Martin led the USCL offense with three hits, including a double.

  • Sports Briefs: April 15, 2015

    Blackwell golf tourney May 2
    The 14th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament is set for Saturday, May 2, at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The shotgun start for the captain’s choice format is set for 1:30 p.m.
    The entry fee is $65 per player, which includes the cart fee, green fee and steak dinner afterwards.
    Prizes are $1,200 for first place, $800 for second place, and $400 for third place.
    Prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive will also be awarded, along with a $500 putting contest.

  • Track has action-packed night

    Lancaster Super Speedway featured some of the season’s top action Saturday, April 11, as the track drew its largest crowd for the young 2015 racing season.
    In the USCS Sprint Car main event, the front row had Eric Riggins Jr. and Lance Moss. At the green flag, Riggins took the lead from Moss.
    Riggins began to pull away, but behind the leader the racing was intense throughout the race.

  • Bruins top in KLS field

    Host Lancaster High School captured top honors for the seventh straight year in the Running for Ryan KLS county track meet at the LHS track on Saturday, April 11.
    The Bruins, with a combined 164 points, topped the four-team field in the meet held to raise awareness for Klein Levin Syndrome.
    The meet is held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a LHS graduate who ran track, but later died in 2006 of cardiac arrhythmia, which was caused by a missed diagnosis of KLS and over-medication. McKinney, at age 19, died two years after his LHS graduation.

  • Jackets clinch region

    The Buford Yellow Jackets clinched the Region IV-AA regular-season baseball championship with a 6-2 Region IV-AA win over Cheraw High School at Buford Park on Monday, April 13.
    Evan Flynn, 6-0, hurled the win in five frames of work. He struck out eight and allowed two unearned runs, no hits and three walks. Trevor Cauthen worked the final two innings, allowing a hit and a walk. He fanned two.
    Eric Miles led the BHS offense with two doubles, two RBIs and scored two runs. Brady Horton had two hits and scored twice. Druw Rollings drilled two hits and tallied a run.

  • L&C train derails at Market Street crossing

    Crews are on still working at the Market Street railroad crossing Tuesday evening, April 14, to clear an L&C Railway engine and cars that slipped off the rails late Tuesday morning. 

  • Man dies in head-on crash

    A Chester man died in a head-on collision with a tractor trailer outside Kershaw on Monday night, April 13

  • Gaither column: The life of a coach – Remembering Lawyous Smith

    Gone but not forgotten. Longtime teacher and coach Lawyous Smith departed this life on March 11, 2015, in Covington, Ga., where he had been living since 2012.
    In 1963, Smith was hired as the third and final head football coach in the short history of Hillside High School.

  • Dodge column: Use taxes to end the Nuclear Age, not prolong it

    Following the arrival of spring each year, our nation renews its commitment to our priorities on Tax Day, April 15, from education to health care, infrastructure and national defense. Included among these expenditures are nuclear weapons programs – weapons that cannot and must not ever be used.