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Today's News

  • Job of a lifetime

    NEWBERRY – These days, Division II Newberry College doesn’t have an official mascot.

    Under pressure from the NCAA in 2008, their Indians nickname was dropped and the spear disappeared from their helmets and was replaced by an “N”

    When football players reported for preseason drills that fall, Lancaster native and Newberry head football coach Todd Knight said they were told the “N” on the side stood for no.

  • I keep my wings in the junk drawer

    Heavens to Betsy, what was that? I only turned my head for a second when I heard the crash of something heavy on our kitchen floor.

    My young great-grandson had managed to pull the “junk” drawer off its runners and bang, to the floor, it tumbled. What a mess.

    That’s probably happened at one time or another at every home in this county.

    I’d wager that just about everybody has a junk drawer.

    It’s OK; we’re supposed to have a place to store discarded stuff that will surely come in handy at some future time.

  • Time to Celebrate Van Wyck

    VAN WYCK – Residents of Van Wyck are busy preparing for the 11th annual Celebrate Van Wyck Festival.  

    Residents work together to make the festival happen, said Ollie Bass, president of the Van Wyck Community Development Club, which sponsors the event.

    The 2009 festival will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, with a presentation of the colors by the Indian Land High School JROTC color guard. There will also be an invocation and the national anthem will be played.

    Gene Reinhardt will have 15 or more games and activities for the children.

  • Warriors hold off Jackets at Reservation

    INDIAN LAND The Indian Land Warriors launched their 2009 season with a exciting victory over the rival Buford Yellow Jackets Friday night at IL’s Reservation.

    The game was a tight match-up, and remained a nail-biter to the game’s closing seconds.

    The Warriors struck first in this contest with an 11-yard touchdown reception by senior wide receiver Ted Boston from senior quarterback Josh Camarire. Boston had four catches for 47 yards in the IL win.

    The extra point was blocked by Buford, who trailed 6-0 at that point.

  • Six 2008 Bruins playing in college ranks this season

    Six former Lancaster Bruins will launch their college football careers with the 2009 season.

    The former LHS players were members of the 2008 Bruins’ squad, which went 10-4 and earned a No. 9 ranking in the final Class AAAA state poll.

    Two players each will be at S.C. State and Methodist College in N.C. LHS landed one player at North Greenville and one at Newberry College.

  • Bruins ground Vols 32-7

    KERSHAW The Lancaster Bruins played the spoiler at Andrew Jackson High School on Friday night.

    AJ, celebrating its 40th school anniversary, saw the Bruins put an evening damper on the occasion with a 32-7 win in the 40th annual rivalry clash, the centerpiece event on the opening day of the celebration.

    The Bruins, taking advantage of some early AJ mistakes, forged a 9-0 lead before the Vols rallied to slice the gap, 9-7.

  • Duo shoots to go 2-0

    A pair of Lancaster County teams will be gunning to stay unbeaten, while a county clash will yield a first-time winner this season on Friday night.

    Lancaster and Indian Land, each coming off opening night wins, will be seeking to go 2-0 in non-league games Friday.

    Buford and Andrew Jackson will tangle at BHS in the Jackets’ home opener, with each seeking their first win this season.

    Lancaster, in its home opener, will face 0-1 Fort Mill, a 48-7 loser to Class A Chesterfield last Friday night.

  • Truesdale earns Tri-County honor

    Lancaster High School senior running back Zed Truesdale led the county winners at the first meeting of the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    Each Tuesday during the regular season high school coaches from Chester, York and Lancaster counties meet at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg to honor top performers from the previous Friday night.

    Truesdale ran for 223 yards in 22 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Bruins’ 32-7 win over Andrew Jackson at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.

  • O'Shields upbeat about LHS volleyball hopes this season

    New Lancaster High School volleyball coach Betsi O’Shields is optimistic about the Lady Bruins’ hopes this fall.

    “I’m excited,” she said. “The way I see it, there’s no where to go but up.”

    The Lady Bruins, winless over the last three seasons, are bidding for better results on the court.

    “I tell our girls to play with a purpose,” said O’Shields, who will be assisted by Katherine Crawford. “We’ve worked hard since we began practice and I feel we’re making strides.

  • Knight debuts with road win over Valdosta State

    The Todd Knight coaching era at Newberry College was a dandy debut as the scarlet and grey rallied for a 31-24 road win over nationally-ranked Valdosta State on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

    Newberry rallied from a 17-10 halftime deficit to post the seven-point win as Knight, a Lancaster native and former Buford High football star who was promoted as the NC head coach last spring, began his head coaching career with a notable win over the Blazers.

    VSU entered the game ranked No. 13 in the American Football Coaches Association poll and No. 8 in D2Football.com.