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Today's News

  • Late surge lifts AJ Middle over South

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers stayed unbeaten on the basketball season with a 53-46 win over South Middle School on Monday night in the AJ High gym.

    Dustin Eddins hit 27 points, including four treys, to pace AJMS to the seven-point win and a 3-0 record.

    Cameron McIsaac netted nine and Corley Faulkenberry added seven for the Vols, who rallied from a 35-34 deficit after three periods.

    Gervais Canty netted four. Jared Hayes, Kolby Whitley and Dale Crawford each had two points each.

  • South sweeps Rucker in hardwood play

    The South Mustangs scored a basketball sweep of rival A.R. Rucker on Wednesday night in the Lancaster High School gym.

    The Lady Mustangs opened the twin bill with a 41-27 win and the SMS boys capped the sweep with a 41-29 victory.

    The South girls, coming off an unbeaten season, were in control, holding a 20-11 lead at the break. The Lady Mustangs, with a 12-5 run, upped their spread to 32-16 after three periods. Rucker opened the final period with a 5-0 flurry, but SMS answered with a 9-6 run to seal the 14-point win.

  • Bruins blister Cougars

    The Lancaster Bruins placed six players in double figures to trigger a 101-77 win over York in the LHS home basketball opener on Tuesday.

    LHS held a 53-48 lead at the break, and ignited in the third period with a pivotal 23-7 surge to take a 76-55 spread on the way to the 24-point win.

    “We executed our game plan,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We have a deep team and our bench was big for us.”

    Xavier Holloway hit 21, including three treys. Garrett Thompson scored 18 points and Ron Trapps tallied 15.

  • The Nutcracker

    Local school children play little mice in Columbia City's Ballet's Nov. 23 performance of the “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School.

  • Brugh signs to play at Newberry

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School softball coach Nicole Ritter loses only one senior off the 2010 Lady Warriors’ softball team, but she will leave some big cleats to fill.

    Paige Brugh, the Lady Warriors’ veteran first baseman, is bound for Newberry College after she caps her senior campaign this spring.

    Brugh made it official Friday afternoon, signing a scholarship to play for Newberry in the Lancaster County Class A school’s media center.

  • Warriors, Jackets sweep in mat openers

    Indian Land posted two wins to launch its wrestling season Tuesday night at the Indian Land Middle School gym.

    The Warriors downed Butler of Charlotte 48-31 and Nation Ford of Fort Mill 42-39.

    Indian Land double winners included Marc Morris, Jared Smith, Jonathan Rowe, Reco Hayden Dakota Landrie Trevor Jones and Mark Gunter.

    “It was good to open the season with two wins, but we still have work to do,” IL coach Mike Kersey said. “Conditioning is an area we will continue to focus. We have some wrestlers who need to be in better condition.”

  • Do you love a parade?

    Lancaster County residents have three Christmas parades they may attend Saturday in different parts of the county.

    In northern Lancaster County, Van Wyck will spread holiday cheer by holding its first ever Christmas parade at noon.

    The parade will start at the Van Wyck Post Office on Old Hickory Road and end at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • Warriors third in Invitational

    Indian Land High placed third in the ninth annual Warrior Invitational on Saturday in the Warriors’ gym.

    The 16-team tournament featured defending Class AAAA state champion Rock Hill High School, which won the tourney with 291.5 points. The Bearcats placed 10 wrestlers in the finals and captured seven individual crowns.

    South Mecklenburg High of Charlotte finished second with 171 points, followed by Indian Land with 167, Chester with 153 and Broome with 142.

    The field also included Buford High School, which placed sixth with 135 points.

  • Mites capture state title

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission mites all-stars (ages 11-12) produced a Lowcountry highlight.

    The Lancaster County mites captured the state championship, sweeping to a pair of wins on Saturday at James Island in the Charleston area.

    The mites of coach Johnny Dukes opened play with a 2-0 win over Conway and then captured the crown with a 3-2 victory over Beaufort.

    In the title match, Lancaster County broke to a 2-0 lead as Corey Lucas connected on a 20-yard shot over the Beaufort goalie.

  • Gamecocks give meaning to 'New Carolina'

    An overriding theme to the 2009 University of South Carolina football season has been about the “New Carolina.”

    Prior to the Gamecocks’ annual clash with state rival Clemson on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, it might have been a tough stretch to strongly grasp the billing.

    It appeared the Gamecocks, much like recent seasons, were on a similar slide. USC, 6-2 at one point this fall, was mired in a three-game skein and seemingly reeling. For USC fans, it was like, don’t look now, but it’s the “same old Carolina.”