Today's News

  • Small fry stars win District title

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry all-stars, ages 9-10, continue to make big news in youth football play.
    The LCPRC small fry stars won the Central District football championship, taking a 16-0 win over Fort Mill on Nov. 21.
    The Lancaster small fry stars scored a TD in each half on the way to the win.
    Lancaster County will play for the Upper State title Dec. 5 in Chester where it faces the Western District champion.
    Zi Moffatt and Kaden Sapp each scored a touchdown on a long runs to spark the LC shutout victory.

  • Lady Jackets edge York for crown

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News

    Buford had to work overtime, but it paid big hardwood dividends as the Lady Jackets captured the Buford Preseason basketball tournament title at BHS with a 42-40 overtime win over Class AAAA York on Tuesday night.
    Lady Jackets’ senior Autumn Rabon scored a basket in the closing seconds of the extra period and York missed on what would be its final shot and Buford took the two-point win.

  • LHS girls dump Dorman

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins handled an early test to boost their No. 1 ranking in Class AAA girls hoops.
    Lancaster, the defending Class AAA state basketball champion, opened the 2015-16 season, taking the Lady Cavalier Invitational at Dorman High School in Spartanburg where LHS notched a 50-44 win over host DHS on Tuesday.
    Lancaster, sparked by senior guard Malia Rivers, opened an early lead and protected its edge en route to the title.

  • Column: New Charleston mayor important to all in S.C.

    The election is over, and John Tecklenburg will be the new mayor of Charleston.
    John has been a good friend of mine for nearly 40 years. We first met when we were both in college in Washington, DC. Wte lived a couple of blocks apart in Charleston; our children were born about the same time and as they grew up, we were as likely to have each other’s kids at the dinner table as our own. John got me involved in lots of his community projects and I did the same. I was a part of his campaign from the beginning – through all the ups and down.

  • Column: Haley’s Thanksgiving request: Help our state’s flood victims

    Thanksgiving is a very special time for our family when Michael, Rena, Nalin, and I reflect on the blessings in our lives, blessings we may take for granted during the year.
    But this Thanksgiving, many of our neighbors, who were touched by devastating flooding, are still hurting.
    We want to make sure, especially during the holidays, that they know we have them in our thoughts and prayers – and that they can count on the South Carolina family.

  • Soccer stars sweep to district crowns

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth soccer program will be represented well at the state tournament in Bluffton this fall, with all three age groups winning the district title and earning a state bid.
    The district tourney was held at the Buford High School football stadium Nov. 21.
    The LCPRC 10U all-stars opened the day  with a 1-0 victory over Kershaw County-Camden.
    The match was a back-and-forth contest, with both teams having opportunities to score, but tough defense on both sides kept the game scoreless for most of the first half.

  • Buford cheerleaders 4th in state

    The Buford High School varsity cheerleaders have built a tradition of competing in the state cheer field and their latest effort was a top five showing.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA cheer champion, posted a fourth-place effort in the state competition at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Nov. 21.
    BHS, in the state field for the 10th time in the last 11 years, posted 248 points to finish fourth overall in the top 12 field.

  • Thornwell leads USC in Paradise Jam hoops title

    The South Carolina men’s basketball team is coming home with a new addition to the trophy case Tuesday, after winning the 2015 Paradise Jam in convincing fashion Monday night with a 83-75 win over Tulsa (4-1).
    Five Gamecocks scored double figures, and a fast start played a big role in moving the team’s record now to 5-0, best start since the 2004-05 season. Junior Sindarius Thornwell was named the tournament’s MVP, and Mindaugas Kacinas joined  him as an all-tournament honoree.

  • Teams launch hoops play

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, the defending Class AAA girls state basketball champions, opened defense of their state title with a 56-38 win over Class AAA foe Wren of Piedmont in the Dorman Lady Cavalier Invitational at Dorman High in Spartanburg on Nov. 23.
    The Lady Bruins, the preseason Class AAA girls No. 1, closed strong to post the 18-point win and earn a bid to the title game Nov. 24 at DHS.
    LHS senior guard Malia Rivers, regarded as one of the top senior players in Class AAA girls, paced the Lady Bruins with 22 points, 16 in the first half.

  • LSS Mud Bog opening a success

    The opening of the Lancaster Super Speedway Mud Madness Mud Bog and two ATV courses Nov. 21 was a big success, said LSS owner Doug McManus.