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Today's News

  • Wright leads BHS fall sports honors

    BUFORD – Buford High School two-way football starter Joseph Wright led the Jackets’ fall sports honorees Monday night in the school auditorium.

    Wright, a four-year starter for the Jackets, was among a host of BHS standouts honored at the fall sports awards night.

    “Joseph will be hard to replace,” BHS football coach Mike Wells said. “He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever been around.”

  • Our well being depends heavily on Obama

    Yes, I missed the inauguration. Well, I didn’t have any special pass, but from my vantage point sitting in front of a fairly large screen television in Maryland, just a few miles from our nation’s capitol, I had a real good ring side seat to most of the activities.

  • Taylor Competitor of Year

    Ricky Taylor has found the secret to eternal youth. At an age when most people are looking ahead to retirement, Taylor is an active competitor in the Dojo Organization and was awarded Competitor of the Year for 2009 for heavyweight men 35 and up in Kumite (fighting).

    The Dojo covers the Southeastern United States and sanctions one or two tournaments a month.

    Taylor, 52, has to compete with men 17 years younger than him in his division.

  • Warriors go 2-1 in quad match at Chesterfield

    Indian Land went 2-1 in a Conference III-A quad wrestling match at Chesterfield High on Wednesday night.

    The Warriors defeated Buford 60-18 and North Central 60-24, but fell to the host CHS Rams 50-15.

    “Our match with Chesterfield was closer than the score indicates,” Indian Land coach Mike Kersey said. “We had two wrestlers who missed weight and that hasn’t happened to us.

  • Thompson, Wells set for North-South clash

    Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells said he’s looking forward to Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

    Wells, an assistant coach for the North all-star team in the 61st annual North-South All-Star game, said the week has gone well for the Upper State team.

    “It’s been a lot of fun and we have a good group of coaches and players,” Wells said. “We’ve had a good week and I’ve enjoyed working with these players and at the same time getting to know them.

  • League gives Warriors boys basketball year probation

    The Indian Land High School boys basketball program has been placed on a one-year probation by the S.C. High School League following an incident with McBee High School on Tuesday night at the Warriors’ gym.

    The probation bars the Warriors from the Class A boys’ basketball playoffs this season. Indian Land will also be unable to participate in any preseason, or in-season tournaments during the 2009-2010 basketball season. The Lancaster County Class A school was also fined $300.

  • Smith nets 800th career hoops win

    Great Falls High basketball coach John Smith has compiled an impressive list of records and accomplishments in his career.

    Smith is the state’s all-time winningest boys basketball coach. He has six state titles, once recorded back-to-back unbeaten state title winning seasons, has averaged more than 20 wins a year and got his team to state nine times during a 10-year stretch.

  • Jackets clip Eagles in home mat win

    Fourth-ranked Buford improved to 16-14 on the wrestling season, downing Central of Pageland 48-18 on Friday night in the BHS gym.

    The Jackets used a 27-0 surge to take control of the home match.

    Buford, after four weight classes, trailed 12-9, but the Jackets picked up the pace to gain the upper hand on the way to the 30-point win over the Class AA Eagles.

    The Jackets defeated CHS for the second time this season after downing the Eagles 54-24 in a tri-match sweep at Lancaster High School last month.

  • Diamond debut dandy for USCL baseball team

    For the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ diamond debut, it was about as good as it gets.

    On a Friday the 13th high-noon showdown at the Lancaster High School baseball field, better known as Doomsday Corner, the Lancers dazzled on a spring-like day.

    The Lancers, facing Prince George’s Community College of Largo, Md., winged the Owls twice -  3-2 in a late-inning thriller and 10-0 in a six-inning blowout.

  • Writer offers Blackmon-Brace data on USCL

    City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace, I read with much interest and some amazement The Lancaster News article, “City backs USCL.”

    You said you wanted to review Gov. Mark Sanford’s research and reasoning before you could support the resolution. I believe that once you complete your research on this situation, you will find:

    1. That during a time when our economy is in the worst downturn in recent history, USCL is a major plus for Lancaster.