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Today's News

  • Truesdale sparks unbeaten Warriors to 42-20 win

    INDIAN LAND The unbeaten Indian Land Warriors were quite offensive Friday night.

    The Warriors rolled up a 35-0 lead on Blacksburg and cruised to a 42-20 win over the Wildcats at the IL Reservation.

    The 2-0 Warriors racked up 351 yards of total offense in posting the 22-point win.

    “I’m glad we’re playing well,” IL coach Mike Mayer said. “At the same time, we have a lot of room for improvement and our players will be the first to say that.

  • Lancers fall to Howard in women's soccer opener

    The University of South Carolina women’s soccer team opened play Saturday in Wilmington, N.C., where the Lancers faced Howard Community College.

    The Dragons of HCC, located in Columbia, Md., are about 20 minutes from Baltimore and have a student population of 7,000.

    The match was played in Wilmington to serve as a neutral site for both clubs.

    This is the first match for a new coaching staff at USCL as well as the team’s first challenge of the season.

  • Full program highlights LMS racing

    Lancaster Motor Speedway inched closer to the end of the 2009 season with a full program Saturday.

    LMS will not race for the next two Saturdays to honor programs at I-77 Speedway in Chester. A Shrine benefit race is Sept. 12 and the Pop Pursley Memorial Race is Sept. 19.

    LMS action returns Sept. 26 when the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, in its fourth series,  hosts the fifth round of the Countdown to the Cup Series Championship.

  • Jackets blunt Vols' bid with gutty win

    BUFORD Determined Buford thwarted a last-minute Andrew Jackson rally to edge the Volunteers, 21-14 at Buford High School on Friday night.

    Andrew Jackson, 0-2, stymied a BHS drive on a fourth and two from the Vols’ 31 with 3:37 left.

    AJ then marched to the Jacket 10 with 58 seconds left. Play was halted when AJ senior receiver Tremaine Jackson suffered a season-ending broken ankle.

    The game came down to a fourth-down and six snap with 23 ticks left.

  • LHS survives Jackets' rally

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium scoreboard and Bruins’ head coach Bennie McMurray’s face didn’t match in the aftermath of a LHS home-opening win.

    The scoreboard, in the Bruins’ 42nd home opener at Memorial Stadium, reflected a 38-28 win over Class AAAA foe Fort Mill.

    McMurray’s post-game face showed concern and frustration.

  • Card playoff decides Family Promise winner

    A card playoff decided the winning team in the second annual Family Promise golf outing Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The foursome of Jeff Horton, Chis Horton, Rusty Reed and Junior Pate prevailed in a card playoff to top a 13-team field.

    The playoff started with the lowest handicap hole and went seven holes before the winning team took the victory with a birdie.

    The foursome of Butch Small, Lane Small, Skip Small and Sonny Rushing also shot a 51.4 before falling in the playoff and finishing as the runner-up with a par.

  • Lancaster swimmers lasso SP Stallions in 139-76 win

    The Lancaster High School swim team rolled to a 139-76 region win over Class AAAA foe South Pointe High School of Rock Hill.

    Following are the results, with the girls listed first in the individual events.

    200 freestyle: 3. Rochelle Jewett, 4. Carly Strickland, 6. Tiffany McCowan; 2. Cody Brown, 3. Taylor Lindsay, 4. Brandon Gossman

    200 IM: 2. Hannah Jacobs, 3. Anna Scott, 5. Rebecca Jette; 1. Chris James, 2. Jonathan Catoe, 3. Nathan Spencer

  • Branded by Jesus

    The cross is there. If you look for it hard enough, you’ll find it. It’s in the most unlikely of places.

    It’s nailed to the roof line, hanging beneath a tin shed at the Riverside Rodeo Arena. It’s above two sets of old gym bleachers painted blue and flanked by a portable welding machine.

    There are two old church pews against one side of the shed, but at Carolinas Cowboy Church – a place where the offering is collected in a cowboy hat – the padded benches look out of place.

  • Job of a lifetime

    NEWBERRY – These days, Division II Newberry College doesn’t have an official mascot.

    Under pressure from the NCAA in 2008, their Indians nickname was dropped and the spear disappeared from their helmets and was replaced by an “N”

    When football players reported for preseason drills that fall, Lancaster native and Newberry head football coach Todd Knight said they were told the “N” on the side stood for no.

  • I keep my wings in the junk drawer

    Heavens to Betsy, what was that? I only turned my head for a second when I heard the crash of something heavy on our kitchen floor.

    My young great-grandson had managed to pull the “junk” drawer off its runners and bang, to the floor, it tumbled. What a mess.

    That’s probably happened at one time or another at every home in this county.

    I’d wager that just about everybody has a junk drawer.

    It’s OK; we’re supposed to have a place to store discarded stuff that will surely come in handy at some future time.