Today's News

  • Bruins booters earn title in exciting fashion

    The Red Rose Classic is back where it first had its first bud.

    The annual Lancaster County high school preseason soccer tournament will be played at Lancaster Memorial Stadium next season.

    The LHS Bruins captured the fourth annual championship of the tournament, which has a traveling trophy to the annual winner, with a 2-1 win over 2009 champion Indian Land on Saturday afternoon at the Warriors’ Reservation.

    LHS, which went 4-0 in the three-day tournament, defeated the Warriors 2-1 to capture the title and return the tournament to the Bruins’ field.

  • Jackets edge Vols in extra innings

    Jacob Jamison raced home on a throwing error to lift Buford to a hard-fought 3-2 win over county rival Andrew Jackson at Buford Park on Monday night.

    Jamison walked to open the BHS eighth. A Ricky Lewis sacrifice bunt moved Jamison to second, and on a attempted steal of third, he dashed home when the catcher’s throw sailed into left field.

    Lewis, who worked four frames, was the winner, allowing a run, three hits and four walks. He fanned four. Colt Ellis hurled four innings, allowing a run, three hits and two walks. He whiffed five.

  • Lady Jackets win tourney

    Defending Class A state champion Buford High School picked up where it left off last spring in the Lancaster County Preseason Softball Invitational at Springdale Park on Saturday.

    Buford went unbeaten in the preseason high school softball tournament to capture the championship.

    The Lady Jackets downed Class AAAA county rival Lancaster High School 9-4 to wrap up the title.

    Teams, for the first time, were working with the pitching rubber moved back three feet from 40 to 43.

  • Jowers is on the road again

    Before Phil Jowers retired from Duracell in 2007, he opened Right Turn Driver Training.

    He hoped to retire from his full-time job at the plant, and then teach others the rules of the road during his retirement.

    In 2007, his plans changed.

    Jowers, 56, discovered that a disease he learned he had in 2004, non-alcoholic septic hepatitis, had progressed. The disease causes the scarring of the liver, known as cirrhosis. Doctors told him that he needed a liver transplant, or else he had six months to a year to live.

  • Lancers split with Surry in weekend play

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers split a four-game series with the Surry Knights over the weekend.

    USCL capped the series, dropping two games on Sunday, 3-1 and 12-11.

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  • Common ground is hard to find

    These days, common ground is hard to come by.

    So when you find a patch of it, you like the feel of it under your bare feet.

    A while back, one morning in Sunday School, I found some common ground.

    A gentleman I once worked for told me although he grew up in Atlanta, the antics of young boys here and there in the 1940s were pretty similar.

    Bless Pete, I reckon he had a fondness for old cardboard refrigerator boxes, too.

    It made me smile.

  • Big screen debut

    INDIAN LAND – Lauri Pistolis got more than she bargained for when she headed to Memphis, Tenn., last month to help a friend handle the horses on a movie set.

    But she’s not complaining.

    Pistolis wound up being the stunt double for female lead Leonor Varela in the upcoming movie, “A Fine Step.”

    That meant Pistolis got to ride the film’s real star, Substituto, a 5-year-old champion Paso Fino stallion in his first movie role. 

  • 1973 slaying of Lancaster surgeon a memorable case

    It’s a Friday night, and everything is calm and peaceful inside the home of Lancaster surgeon Dr. J. Dill Pittman.

    But suddenly, a large piece of stone is thrown into a patio glass door.

    Burglars storm through that sliding door and confront Pittman, who is sitting in the den watching TV with his wife, Marvyne.

    The Pittmans are both tied up with nylon stockings and neckties, while the intruders ransack their Edgewood Court home.

  • Unbeaten Bruins bid for title berth

    The unbeaten Lancaster Bruins’ soccer team moved their mark to 3-0 in the Red Rose Classic with a 2-1 win over 2010 tournament host Indian Land on Friday night at IL’s Reservation.

    The match was a battle of tourney unbeatens, but the Bruins snapped a scoreless halftime draw with two second-half goals and allowed only one score.

    Matt White scored LHS’s first goal. Jaden Driggers assisted Bruins’ senior Alex Roach on the second score and LHS held on for the 2-1 win.