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Today's News

  • USCL's Jones earns first Player's Player Award

    Dee Jones, off the bat, has established himself as a player known for firsts in the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball program.

    Jones, in the Lancers’ first-ever baseball game, notched the program’s first hit, first run and first home run.

    Jones’ solid play throughout the Lancers’ season has landed him another USCL diamond first.

    Jones, who played baseball at Spartanburg High School, is the first recipient of the Matt Blackwell Foundation Player’s Player Award.

  • Lady Jackets fall to Landrum girls

    Landrum opened the Class A Upper State softball championship series with a 3-0 home win over Buford on Saturday.

    The Lady Cardinals cruised to the shutout, allowing only four hits.

    The Lady Jackets were led by Jena Hallman, Jordan Boone, Hannah Knight and Kayla Lloyd, who had one hit each.

    Landrum advances in the winner’s bracket to face the Indian Land-McBee winner on Monday.

    Buford, 20-9, will seek to stay alive as the Lady Jackets meet the loser of the opening round game between Indian Land and McBee on Monday.

  • Buford wins, stays alive

    Buford was down, but not out in the Class A Upper State baseball championship series Monday night in an elimination game with Landrum High School at Buford Park.

    Landrum, up 7-2 and six outs away from advancing, saw Buford charge in its final two at-bats to pull out a thrilling 8-7 win and advance in the Class A Upper State title tournament. The win sends BHS, 13-11, to face Lewisville in a 6 p.m. elimination game today.

     The winner faces Chesterfield on Friday, needing two wins to take the Class A Upper State championship and a bid to the state title game.

  • Lady Bruins earn berth to Class AAAA Upper State soccer playoffs

    The Lady Bruins are in and set to compete in the Class AAAA girls Upper State soccer playoffs.

    A week ago, the LHS girls felt they had just missed out to Rock Hill High School for the final bid to the postseason tournament.

    A recheck of the tie-breaker rules had the LHS girls getting the bid over the Lady Bearcats.

    Lancaster and Rock Hill split during the regular-season, but the Lady Bruins played more matches and totaled more points with the Class AAAA playoff tie-breaker.

  • Evans provides cameras for school

    Jesef Williams

    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com

    All of the kindergarten teachers at North Elementary School will soon add another piece of valuable technology to the classroom.

    Patrick Kania, general manager for Evans Petroleum, presented the school’s kindergarten teachers Tuesday afternoon with a $5,000 check that will be used to buy document cameras for the SMARTboard interactive white boards.

    The document cameras, which cost about $800 apiece, allow objects or information to be projected on the white boards for the whole classroom to easily see.

  • Lady Warriors in driver's seat; BHS travels to remain in hunt

    Indian Land is in the driver’s seat for the Class A Upper State softball title, while Buford hits the road today in hopes of staying alive in its quest for the Upstate crown.

    The Lady Warriors blanked Landrum 2-0 on Monday to stay unbeaten in the Class A Upstate title series.

  • LHS, AJ girls fall in soccer playoffs

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins’ soccer team fell in its playoff opener Monday at Fort Mill, dropping a 5-0 loss to the Region III-AAAA champion Lady Yellow Jackets.

    FM was on the offensive early as Kaitlyn Marr scored seven minutes into the match.

    Fort Mill continued its scoring with two goals a minute apart. FM’s Ashton Wolfe headed in the Jackets’ second goal and a minute later, Abbie McDonald broke through the LHS defense to tally.

  • Lancers' first baseball season ends with two losses in region tourney

    Florence-Darlington Technical College halted the University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball team’s postseason hopes with a 7-3 win in a Region X elimination game Thursday at Sims Park in Gastonia, N.C.

    Lancaster dropped its tournament opener, falling 8-7 to top-seeded USC-Sumter.

    In the four-run loss to the Stingers, Aaron Story worked 4.2 innings, allowing seven runs – six earned, six hits and two walks.

    Christian Dickson pitched 3.1 innings and allowed two hits, two walks and no runs. He struck out one.

  • Don't break the bank

    Now, there’s nothing wrong with getting Mom flowers for Mother’s Day, but why not surprise her this year by thinking outside the vase? A little advance planning can go a long way. A heartfelt, homemade card is a great start, but it doesn’t have to end there. And you don’t have to spend loads of money to do it, either. If you know what she loves, you can come up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift that will have her bragging about your thoughtfulness and creativity months from now. A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be expensive.

  • County Council going green

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Tired of massive packets of paper and concerned about their effect on the environment, Lancaster County Council has figured out a way to “go green.”

    New council members Larry McCullough and Kathy Sistare began discussing ways council could be more environmentally friendly soon after assuming their new roles in January.

    The biggest problem, they decided, was what to do with the increasingly large council packets distributed to each member.