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Today's News

  • Exhibit features USCL mementos

    There’s still time to check out a display that ties into the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s 50th anniversary celebration.

    Since Aug. 14, an exhibit featuring old pictures and memorabilia has been up in the lobby of the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at USCL.

    Photos of past presidents, vintage bulletins and handouts as well as information on previous and future expansion are included.

    Faculty started gathering material for the exhibit about a year ago.

    Brittany Taylor, exhibit curator, finalized things this summer.

  • Lancaster department gets bullet-proof vest for its dog

    Police officers aren’t the only ones who need bullet-proof vests.

    Their K-9 partners need them, too, since they often track and find armed suspects before their human counterparts do.

    But K-9 vests aren’t cheap. They can cost $1,600, said Lancaster Police Department Sgt. Dean Short, who handles the agency’s K-9, a German shepherd named Bruno.

    Fortunately for Bruno, Short found Susie Jean.

  • Rams too strong for Yellow Jackets

    BUFORD Friday night was a bitter-sweet type game for the Buford Yellow Jackets.  BHS was able to suppress the Chesterfield Golden Rams’ high-powered offense, but they couldn’t stop them completely.

    Buford received first possession in this contest, assembling a pretty good drive converting on fourth down on one play, and burning 7:29 off the clock.  The drive went null when Chesterfield picked off a Britt Wells pass.

    The Rams’ pass heavy offense was effective in the first half, but in the red zone they faltered with two turnovers.

  • Bruins blitz Jackets 38-0

    Each week, Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray stresses progress from the previous game.

    McMurray, after the Bruins’ 38-0 rout of county rival Buford High School, saw few flaws in the LHS effort Friday night.

    “This was almost a perfect game,” said McMurray. “It’s the kind of play we need from our team.”

    The Bruins came out roaring and blitzed the Jackets for 31 first-half points on the way to the shutout win.

    LHS, 3-0, struck for 24 points in the opening period to take control early.

  • Lancaster High swimmers prevail in four-way meet

    The Lancaster High School swim team swept a four-way meet, prevailing with 212 points.

    The Bruins were followed by Clover, 202; Northwestern, 181; and Chester, 21.

    LHS individual results:

    Jena Aeschbacher – 2nd 100 backstroke, 1st 200 individual medley

    Elizabeth Catoe – 2nd 50, 100 freestyle

    Sarah DeVenny – 3rd  100 backstroke, 4th 100 butterfly

    Kaysia Grow – 5th in 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly

    Hannah Jacobs – 4th 100 breaststroke, 2nd 200 individual medley

  • Game-ending pick helps AJ edge Warriors

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson’s Ricky Wilson thwarted a furious Indian Land rally, when he intercepted an errant Josh Camarire pass on the game’s last play to preserve the 14-13 win for the Volunteers.

    Indian Land scored twice in the fourth quarter, after the host Volunteers had amassed nearly 400 yards of total offense, to pull within a point, 14-13.

    “Give coach Mayer and his staff credit,” said AJ coach Elmer Bench. “Indian Land played hard and made some great adjustments in the second half.

  • Anthony steps up for IL

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School senior defensive end-tight end Dimitri Anthony is in his third year with the Warriors’ football program, but he senses a certain newness this season.

    Anthony, a second-year starter for the Warriors, calls it a “new vibe.”

    “Last year, we had the talent, but didn’t show it,” said Anthony, a 6-0, 210-pounder. “This year, we have the talent and it’s showing.”

    The Warriors, at 2-0 after home wins over Class A foes Buford and Blacksburg, have made a solid opening statement.

  • Faile's hopes solid for AJ girls this fall

    KERSHAW Coach Meg Faile has solid hopes for the 2009 Andrew Jackson High School volleyball team.

    “I’m expecting a successful season and making the playoffs,” Faile said.

    Faile’s AJ volleyball staff includes Major John Verdugo, who is handling the Vols’ conditioning and skills, along with new junior varsity volleyball coach Danielle Kuras.

    “I feel with a focus on conditioning and working on our basic skills, this can only be a boost for us and help us as the season goes on,” Faile said.

  • Lady Bruins' golfers off to solid start this season

    The Lancaster High School golf team is only in its second season, but the Lady Bruins have already posted more wins than they registered last fall.

    The LHS girls, led by coach Joe McCain, are 4-1 on the season following a second win over Class AAAA foe Hartsville High School this fall.

    The Lady Bruins played five matches last season and compiled a 3-2 record.

    “We’re playing more matches this year, but it’s good to see that we’ve already won more than we did last season,” McCain said.

  • Rucker breaks through in historic win over South

    A.R. Rucker charged back from a 6-0 deficit to post a historic 14-6 football win over Lancaster area middle school rival South on Thursday at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    Down 6-0, the Rams rallied just before the half after a Jerrell White interception.

    Following the first of two Rams’ picks, Quinshun Evans, on a well-executed trap play, rumbled 55 yards to tie the game. Mario McFadden, who also had a solid defensive game for Rucker, added the go-ahead conversion run to lift Rucker to an 8-6 lead it would never yield.