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Today's News

  • Vols blank Jackets, 3-0

    CAMDEN  In a game which went to the wire, Andrew Jackson held on and held off Buford for a 3-0 win over the Jackets in the 34th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree on Friday night.

    Tyler Denkins’ 22-yard field goal with 3:16 left in the first of two periods lifted the Volunteers to the win at Camden’s Zemp Stadium.

    The Andrew Jackson shutout wasn’t sealed until the late stages when the determined Vols’ defense turned back a Buford threat inside the AJ 10.

  • Bruins battle Cyclones to 14-all draw

    CHESTER  Ties usually don’t produce much glee, but after Lancaster High School coach Bennie McMurray saw his team battle highly-regarded Chester to a 14-all draw, the fourth-year LHS coach was pretty pleased.

    Lancaster and the host Cyclones fought to a stalemate in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School on Friday.

    “I was proud of the way we played,” McMurray said. “I thought we responded well and gave ourselves a chance at the end.”

  • Columbus Parker Track Club to honor national runner-up

    The Columbus Parker Track Club returned home with a national runner-up.

    Tyrek Salley earned the silver medal in the 9-year-old boys 1,500-meter race walk at the National Junior Olympics at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

    The CPTC also had several other outstanding showings at the meet. Herbert Jones III was fifth in the boys 12 1,500-meter race walk.

    In the girls 8-year-old 1,500-meter race walk, Journei Spratt placed eighth.

    Two girls in the 13-year-old competition did well.

  • Reynolds to defend title

    Two-time defending Lancaster Golf Club champion Jeff Reynolds will seek his third straight crown this weekend in a field of 16 golfers.

    Reynolds, who has rallied to win the club championship in sudden death for two straight years, captured the 2008 crown on the first play-off hole. He and 2005 club champion Chris Johnson were tied at one-under 143 after 36 holes before Reynolds carded a par on No. 1 to take the win. His victory capped a dramatic rally in the final nine holes when he was down five shots.

  • Four tied at 70 for club championship

    Four golfers shot a two-under 70 to tie for the lead after 18 holes of play in the annual Lancaster Golf Club championship on Saturday.

    The leader group includes former club champion Gene Funderburk along with Mike Kennington, Steven Threatt and USCL golfer Wil Riggins.

    The 19-player field plays from the championship tees today after playing from the blue tees Saturday.

    The brother duo of Trevor and Taylor Banks are in the mix, shooting 72 and 73, respectively.

    Two-time defending club champion Jeff Reynolds is tied at 74 with Skip Small and Tim Woodward.

  • A homemade fashion statement

    KERSHAW – Darryl Pierce doesn’t teach high school family and consumer science (home economics).

    The former elementary school teacher is now the instructional facilitator at Andrew Jackson Middle School.

    In that role, he supports both students and teachers alike in the learning process so that both are successful.

    However, if Pierce cooks as good as he sews, teaching home economics wouldn’t be a stretch.

  • Teams open jamboree play tonight

    County high school football coaches will see their teams in action under game-like conditions as preseason jamboree play kicks off this weekend.

    County foes Andrew Jackson and Buford tangle tonight as they play in the 34th annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Zemp Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:30.

    Lancaster will also be involved in jamboree play as the Bruins will compete in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School.

  • Battles, cautions aplenty at Lancaster Speedway

    As the week of extreme temperatures came to a close, one would have thought the track at Lancaster Speedway to be dry and dusty. That was not the case. The “Masters of the Mud” did an amazing job keeping the dirt track in shape.  

  • Cardboard shortage doesn't ground me

    I’m sorta glad to see more folks hanging onto stuff and making the old new again these days.

    For me, its a reminder of our backyard outbuildings concealed by hedge bushes and such.

    Long before I arrived on the scene, homeowners had horse barns, wagon sheds, storage buildings and various shacks on their property.

    But changing times brought on by automobiles meant that many of those old structures fell into disrepair.

    However, I wasn’t one to neglect anything.

    For me, those old abandoned structures were a saw mill gold mine. 

  • AJ 40th anniversary set for two-day celebration

    The Andrew Jackson High School 40th anniversary will include a two-day celebration.

    The event kicks off with the Volunteers’ annual clash with county rival Lancaster High School on Aug. 28. The game marks the 40th meeting with the Vols and Bruins.

    Prior to kickoff, a host of activities are being planning on the AJ campus.

    Tailgating is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. A host of games will be set up for children in the school area. The National Guard will have its popular climbing wall.