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Today's News

  • Lightning captures crown in Capital City tournament

    The Palmetto Lightning has struck hardwood gold again.

    The Lightning, a team of Kershaw and Lancaster area girls, captured the 10-under girls Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) championship in the Capital City Invitational at Eau Claire High School on May 24.

    The Lightning downed the S.C. Stars 14-8 as it used a balanced attack to take the crown.

    Elizabeth Scott hit five points to pace the winners in the title game. Alexis Williams netted three. Brantley Ussery, Amirah Steward and Keyotta Garris added two points each.

  • Funderburk-Woodward shoot 132 to capture member-guest crown

    Former Lancaster Golf Club champion Gene Funderburk and Tim Woodward teamed to take top honors in the 31st annual member-guest golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Sunday.

    Funderburk and Woodward teamed to post a 132 to notch a two-shot win in the first flight. Funderburk aided the winning team’s effort with a close-up on No. 7 on Sunday.

    Teams were flighted following play Saturday.

    Jimmy Boswell and Scott Helms, a former LGC champion, finished second with a 134. Doug Rollins and Gene Rollins carded a 135 to take third.

  • Cooper looks to Classic

    Come Saturday at high noon, Lancaster High School girls’ senior soccer star Lindsy Cooper will kick her way into the LHS athletic record book.

    Cooper, a Lady Bruins’ soccer star and two-year member of the varsity squad, is the first LHS girls player to earn selection to the North-South Classic soccer match.

    Cooper will play for the North in the match at Wofford College in Spartanburg where the top senior soccer players from the 2009 season will battle.

  • Jackets to host Classic

    The sixth annual Founders Federal Kickoff Classic will be hosted by Buford High School.

    The Jackets are the host school for the jamboree for the third time. When the jamboree was set up to be played, all four county schools were to serve as a host on a rotating basis.

    Buford served as the host school for two seasons and Lancaster hosted the third event, with Andrew Jackson hosting the 2007 jamboree.

  • Juniors face showdown

    The rivalry resumes Monday night at Eggleton Field.

    A year ago, the Lancaster junior Legion team finished second to Gaffney in the regular-season league race with both holding the same record, but Gaffney won on head-to-head meetings. In the state tournament, P-31 earned some revenge, eliminating Gaffney from the postseason tourney.

    Now the two clubs are prepared to meet again in an early showdown in Legion baseball League V junior play.

  • Junior golfers open season Monday

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association launches its 14th season Monday with its 2009 opener at White Plains Golf Club in Pageland.

    The White Plains tournament is the first of six chapter tournaments to be played this season.

    “We’re real pleased with the response we’ve had for the junior golf association,” said Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom.

  • P-31 juniors down Chester to cap 4-0 week

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team capped a perfect week with an 8-5 win at Eggleton Field on Thursday night.

    P-31, playing its fourth game in as many days, started strong with a four-run first inning and kept the upper hand for the victory.

    “We had a great week overall,” said Lancaster P-31 junior team coach Josh Pauling. “I am very proud of these boys this week. To win four games in one week is a difficult task at any level, and hats off to these young men for this accomplishment.”

  • District cuts about 38 jobs

    Some employees are losing their jobs due to funding cuts in the Lancaster County School District’s new budget.

    The school board adopted the $65.9 million budget for 2009-10 on Tuesday night. The vote was 5-0.

    Board members Peter Barry and Bobby Parker were absent.

    The budget calls for the elimination of nearly 38 positions, 25.5 of which are teaching posts.

    An assistant principal, two instructional specialists and six counselors will also be cut, said district finance director Tony Walker.

  • Rocky Creek Trail grand opening set

    GREAT FALLS - Sunlight sparkling on the flowing waters of Rocky Creek, birds singing in the stately hardwoods and the sound of water splashing over rocks are just a few of the pleasures that visitors will experience along the Rocky Creek Trail.

    The Great Falls Home Town Association and the town of Great Falls invite the public to celebrate the opening of the Rocky Creek Trail on Thursday.  

    The 3-mile trail, funded through a grant from the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, represents a small step towards the future Carolina Thread Trail.

  • Man shot while at nightclub

    A Lancaster man was shot in the buttocks at a local nightclub early Sunday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies responded to Grown Folks on Kershaw Camden Highway about 3:30 a.m. because of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found the 25-year-old victim on his stomach near the road. The man told deputies that he had been shot by an unknown assailant in a black vehicle.