Today's News

  • No more 'survival mode'

    Harrison Thomas Mann showed up 113 days early and weighed 21 ounces at birth.
    He was as long as a Barbie doll. His head was the size of a tennis ball, his feet 1 inch long.
    The doctors offered little hope to his parents, Dawn Hill and Thomas Mann of Lancaster.
    "The doctors told us you can hold him now and let him die in your arms or put it off until later," Hill recalls.
    No, they said. We'll try everything first.

  • Cycs notch 34-10 win over Warriors

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

  • Braves spoil Vols’ homecoming

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

  • Todd Talford strong in taking national bench press crown

    For a competitor in his first national meet, Lancaster powerlifter Todd Talford fared quite well – best in the country.
    Talford, a powerlifter since 2011, won the national championship in the USA Powerlifting Bench Press National Championship in Aurora, Colo., on Sept. 10.
    Talford, competing in the raw division where he holds three S.C. state records, won the national crown with a 424-pound effort.
    Previously, he had won competitions in Raleigh (state meet) and Fort Mill (Battle of the Border).

  • Bruins edge Redhawks

    BLYTHEWOOD – Lancaster High School head football coach Bobby Collins was happy, but not looking to tarry.
    “When you get a win on the road in region play against a good football team, you take it and go,” said Collins as he headed for the LHS bus in leaving Richland District Two Stadium on Friday night. “We take it, get home and move on to the next one.”
    If it seemed somewhat of a late escape, Collins wasn’t complaining.

  • LSS hosts points championship awards night

    The annual Lancaster Super Speedway points championship awards night highlights LSS action Saturday night.
    During intermission, the points championship trophies and various awards for the 2016 season will be presented to drivers.
    The night also features a full racing program.
    Divisions running will be SECA Crate Late Model, Montgomery Towing Super Stock, Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman, Cauthen Motors Renegade, U.S. Bonding Vintage and M&M Garage Extreme 4.

  • Bruins’ backers step up

    The team within the team for the Lancaster High School defense is its senior linebacker tandem – Casey Hegler and Desmond Ricks.
    “I’m glad to have those two seniors in there,” Lancaster High School third-year head coach Bobby Collins said. “You can build your program around those guys because they’re good, solid leaders and play hard. We play tough defense and they’re two reasons.”
    Ricks and Hegler are each two-year starters who have made a name for themselves.

  • Playoffs decide LGC captain’s choice title

    Competitive play highlighted the field in the Lancaster Golf Club’s captain’s choice fall tournament on Saturday.
    The 10-team field of four-player teams saw playoffs decide all the winners in the 18-hole tournament.
    The team of Mike Brazzell, Garrett Hammond, Steve Harper and Ed Meyer won the overall title, taking first in a card playoff after posting a 57.
    Hammond sparked the winning team, carding a hole-in-one on number four.
    Hammond used an eight iron on the 149-yard shot.

  • Lady Vols continue solid volleyball play

    The Andrew Jackson High volleyball team pushed its record to 8-1 in region play, taking a 3-0 road win over Cheraw on Tuesday.
    The Lady Volunteers, battling a tough Cheraw team, capturing the win in three games, 25-18, 25-19, 25-10.
    The Lady Vols had a bye in the region schedule Thursday. AJ resumes region play on Tuesday at Chesterfield.
    AJ hosts Lee Central on Oct. 6 and faces Buford on Oct. 11 in the Lady Vols’ senior night.
    The AJ volleyball team, over the weekend, competed at Lexington High School in the Lexington Invitational tournament.

  • What makes creative geniuses tick?

    Creative genius. What is it? And how do you know if you’ve got it? What did creative geniuses like Steve Jobs, Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein have in common?
    Whitney Anthony, a performance speaker with a passion for creativity, crafted the following list containing surprising qualities of creative geniuses. In my last column, I wrote about 1-7 on his list. Here are numbers 8-15:
    ◆ Creative geniuses have cognitive flexibility.