Today's News

  • AJ to begin interviews

    KERSHAW The move to hire a new football coach at Andrew Jackson High School reaches the interview stage this week.

    AJ High school officials, according to Volunteers’ athletic director Dale Reeves, will be interviewing “between 10-12” candidates for the job. The vacancy occurred April 17 when Volunteers’ coach Louis Clyburn resigned to take the job of head football coach and athletic director at North Central High School in Kershaw County.

  • Police reports - May 10, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    - A Waxhaw man was arrested on several charges after a traffic stop on May 5.

    Christopher Gerald Yost, 39, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, simple possession of marijuana and open container violation.

    The report said an officer stopped Yost because the van he was driving did not have a working license tag light.

    The report said Yost refused to take field sobriety and breath-analysis tests.

  • Blackmon to lead Post 31 baseball

    Lancaster High School baseball coach Brett Blackmon will guide the 2009 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball team in its 66th season.

    Blackmon, a Lancaster native who played high school baseball in Lancaster, is coming off his first season as the Lancaster High School head baseball  coach.

    In 21 seasons as a high school head baseball coach, Blackmon has a 254-209 record.

    Blackmon has also served as a North-South All-Star coach on two occasions.

  • Lancers win two, face USC-Sumter Fire Ants

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers prepared for their first-ever trip to the NJCAA Region X baseball tournament with a pair of home wins Saturday at the Lancaster High baseball field.

    The Lancers, 16-30, downed Florence-Darlington Technical College 11-10 and 9-3.

    In the one-run win over the Stingers, the Lancers used six hurlers, with Timmy Wilson getting the win in an inning of work. He allowed a run, two hits and a walk. Wilson struck out one. Trent Frala hurled two frames to post the save. Frala allowed two runs, two hits and a walk.

  • Lady Bruins cap banner season

    The Lady Bruins soccer team capped regular-season play with a 3-0 home loss to Spring Valley on Friday night.

    The LHS girls needed a win to secure a playoff spot. Spring Valley is tied with Ridge View for the region’s top spot and rated No. 15.

    “We knew this would be tough, but one that was ‘doable’ since the first match was close,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said.

  • Jackets battling in Class A playoffs

    The Buford High School baseball team returned to Greenville on Tuesday in hopes of staying alive in the Class A Upper State playoffs.

    The Jackets, who entered the double-elimination tournament as the fourth seed out of Conference III-A, are 1-1 in postseason play.

    The Jackets, 9-10, made the trek to Greenville to face Greenville Tech Charter on Monday and were off to a solid start.

    Buford held a 5-0 lead in the first inning with runners at second and third, but at that point, the rain arrived and washed out action.

  • AJ soccer ace Faile signs to play at USC-Sumter

    KERSHAW  University of South Carolina at Sumter men’s soccer coach Giovanni Vlahos is entering his second season with the Fire Ants’ program and is looking to build his program with quality players.

    That’s why he was in the Andrew Jackson High School media center Wednesday morning when he signed Andrew Jackson High senior soccer standout Jason Faile to play at USCS.

    “Jason’s a hard worker which is something I need,” Vlahos said. “He’s a no nonsense guy which speaks high of him.

  • Jackets capture III-A golf crown

    The Buford High School golf team continued its banner season, capturing the Conference III-A championship at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday.

    The 20-2 Jackets, who went unbeaten in regular-season play at 10-0, were led by senior standout Trevor Banks, who shot a 71.

    Buford topped the league field with a 323 to card a 22-shot win. Chesterfield finished second with a 345.

    Taylor Banks, Trevor’s brother, boosted the Buford cause with a 75. He along with Jalen Terry were named to the All-Conference III-A golf team.

  • Bruins fall to Vikes, eye future

    The Lancaster High School boys’ soccer season ended with a 3-1 loss at Spring Valley on Friday.

    The Bruins’ 2009 season has been difficult with close losses to experienced and talented Region IV-AAAA foes.

    The Bruins faced senior-dominated teams in region play. Blythewood started seven seniors, Spring Valley seven seniors, South Pointe nine seniors and region champion Rock Hill six seniors.

  • Knight to lead Newberry football

    Newberry College has tapped within its ranks to land its new head football coach.

    Lancaster County native Todd Knight, a 1984 Buford High School graduate who was a star football player and wrestler for the Jackets, is the Newberry College football coach.

    Knight, 43, was named Friday to replace former NC coach Zak Willis, who was released earlier this week.

    Knight, who has been Newberry’s assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the last six seasons, is the school’s 18th head football coach.