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Today's News

  • County trio set for all-star games

    A trio of Lancaster County hoop stars will be competing among the best seniors in the game at two different hardwood venues this weekend.

    Andrew Jackson High Lady Volunteers star Alexxus Sowell will make AJ hoops history as the first AJHS player in the Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball game at Myrtle Beach’s Socastee High School on Saturday.

    The Carolinas Classic annually features the top senior basketball players in the Carolinas.

  • Sports Talk: Recalling Marquette history and hoops

    Late Sunday afternoon when I saw Marquette pop up as South Carolina’s first-round foe in the NCAA men’s tournament, I had a flashback to my younger days.

    Seems like it was my junior high days at North Junior High School, now North Elementary School. Yep, many moons ago and I’m telling my age.

    I recall hearing about Marquette at school, but we’re talking history not hoops.

  • Clash Super Late Model Series opens LSS season

    Lancaster Super Speedway will host its 2017 season opener with a major event, the  Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series paying $5,000 to win Saturday night.

    The LSS card also features the Super Stock $750, SECA Crate Sportsman $750, Renegade $750 and Extreme 4 $500.

  • Lady Vols have new coach, veterans

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ softball team sports a new coach, and plenty of veteran players for the 2017 season.

    Coach Wesley Kidd, who built a strong softball program at West Stanley High School (N.C.) where he won a state title in 2013, is the Lady Vols’ new coach.

    Kidd is new to the AJ softball program, but sports a solid cast of returnees this spring, including three all-region players – seniors Kinsley Adams, Cassidy McKittrick and Morgan Hendrix.

  • Bruins fall to York, 7-4

    Lancaster saw a two-game win streak halted with a 7-4 home loss to York at the LHS baseball field on Wednesday.

    Tanton Burns led the Cougars with two hits and two RBIs. Thomas Caldwell supplied two hits and drove in a run.

    Nick Clayton, Drew Carroll and Austin Devinny each had a pair hits in York’s 13-hit attack.

    C.J. Brown led the Bruins with two hits, a stolen base and scored a run.

  • Lady Jackets down Cheraw

    The Buford High School softball team opened Region IV-AA play, taking a 5-0 win over Cheraw High School on Friday.

    BHS senior ace Sydney Sullivan hurled the win, notching 12 strikeouts and a walk.

    Hunter Allen, Emily Taylor and Hannah Boone each had two hits to lead the Buford attack.

    Lexie Sullivan, Morgan Deese, Tiffani Patterson and Kaylee Shelby each had a hit for the BHS girls.

  • Big Thursday brings in $40K for scholarships

    The Big Thursday Scholarship of Lancaster Inc. said Wednesday it raised $40,000 in this year’s scholarship drive, bringing the total amount raised in 17 years to $544,600.
    The money goes to Lancaster County students who attend Clemson University or USC Lancaster. The scholarships are split between the universities, with $20,000 going to each school this year.

  • Rich Hill couple think man was living under their home

    A Rich Hill couple whose home was burglarized last week found evidence suggesting the suspect had been living underneath the structure for some time.
    Sonya and Crystal Brazzell reported the burglary March 8 after discovering hand tools missing from a toolbox inside their home at 1976 Beacon Road, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Jackie’s Place gets park next door

    Most days more than 100 kids stop by Jackie’s Place, a tiny storefront on Brooklyn Avenue where they can get a snack and hang out safely before or after school.
    In the space next door, where a collapsed building was cleared away last year, those kids will now have a park to play in, thanks to the leaders of Lancaster Pride Promise Neighborhood, the Clinton Elementary attendance zone revitalization project.
    Plans have been drawn to build a community park in the empty space between Jackie’s Place and the remaining strip building at 82 Brooklyn Ave.

  • Bidding farewell to another vintage Main St. building

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    Firefighters trudged up smoke-filled stairways and dodged debris for hours Wednesday morning in the original Robinson-Cloud Department Store building on Main Street.
    They stomped around office supplies, light fixtures, chunks of drywall and other things left behind when the building was vacated.