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Today's News

  • Support Chastain, new Artisan Center board

    I am writing to support Christina Chastain and her vision to promote the arts in Lancaster. She has worked tirelessly in the development of the Artisan Center, and it is unfortunate that such a beneficial project has been derailed.  

  • Reid tallies 33 points to spark Jackets to victory over Knights

    BUFORD – Buford High School senior guard Qua Reid hit a game-high 33 points to pace the Jackets to a 60-50 Conference III-A home basketball win over North Central on Thursday night.

    The Jackets’ 10-point win gave BHS a league sweep after the Lady Jackets took a 46-42 win in the opener.

    The games were played Thursday following a postponement Tuesday due to the winter storm.

    In the nightcap, Buford used a torrid third period to take control of the game.

    Reid was the spark, hitting 15 of his 21 second-half points in the crucial quarter.

  • Chesterfield posts sweep of Jackets

    Buford had a tough night on the hardwood Friday as the Jackets dropped a pair of Conference III-A games to Chesterfield.

    In the opener, the Lady Rams rolled to a 76-29 win over the Lady Jackets.

    The CHS boys capped the league sweep, taking a 62-44 victory in the nightcap.

    In the opener, the Lady Rams bolted to a 26-6 first-period lead and held a 42-10 lead at the break on the way to the win.

    Victoria McVicker hit 19 points and Whitney Owensby netted 18 to pace the CHS girls.

  • Pins key Bruins in mat win

    The Lancaster Bruins opened the 2009 portion of their high school wrestling schedule on Wednesday night, posting a 42-36 win over the Spring Valley Vikings.

    “I was real proud of our guys,” said Lancaster High wrestling coach Terry Marshall, who saw his team improve to 2-5 on the season. “I thought we had good effort throughout our lineup.”

    LHS pin winners included Gabe Campo (112), Cody Pate (119), Joe Craig (152), Dawan Thompson (189) and Clay Rollings (215). Marquise Perry and Donald Heath each had a decision and Justin Harper won by forfeit.

  • Weddington seeks fourth Battle of the Border title

    Weddington will be shooting for its fourth straight championship as the Warriors enter the annual Battle of the Border Duals at Indian Land High School on Saturday.

    Weddington, which defeated Ardrey Kell 48-31 last winter, is one of three Tar Heel State teams in the nine-team field.

    Ardrey Kell is back along with South Mecklenburg and Sun Valley of Union County, N.C.

    The South Carolina teams include the host Warriors, Buford, Cheraw, Nation Ford, Northwestern and South Pointe.

  • Jackets sweep match

    Buford captured a pair of wrestling wins, defeating Class AA foe Central of Pageland 57-24 and Camden Military 45-27.

    Daniel Deese, Josh Ferguson, Johntrell Caudle, Lain Adams and Brandon Haile each posted a pair of pins for the Jackets in the sweep. Rashad Cunningham had a pin and a decision to boost the BHS effort.

    Buford is scheduled to host county rival Lancaster on Thursday at 7 p.m.

    The Jackets defeated LHS 54-30 in the Bruins’ gym last month.

    Buford 45 CMA 27

    173 – Daniel Deese (B) pinned Faulkner (CM)

  • U-15 stars win state title

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission 15-under youth soccer all-stars made history at the recent state tournament.

    The U-15 all-stars captured their first state championship for the program with a 2-1 win over Pickens at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill on Saturday.

    Pickens opened play with a 3-0 win over defending state champion Sumter to earn the chance to play Lancaster, which drew a bye.

    Lancaster and Pickens battled to a scoreless draw at the half, but the Lancaster County stars ignited in the second half to post the state crown.

  • Writer urges Sanford to visit USCL

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster had its beginning in an old two-story house on Chesterfield Avenue in Lancaster in 1959. USCL, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, began with an enrollment of 56 students. Six courses were taught by four professors who traveled back and forth from Columbia to Lancaster. We Lancasterians were and are so proud of USCL and the opportunities it affords our young people to achieve at least two years of college while living at home which makes college more affordable.

  • Buford Middle building on 11-0 season

    For a team in a rebuilding season, the Buford Middle School wrestling team did quite well this winter.

    The Buford Middle School team fashioned an 11-0 mark in what coach Kris Self dubbed “a rebuilding season.”

    “We only had five wrestlers  coming back this season, so we knew we would be rebuilding, but our wrestlers came to practice and worked hard,” Self said. “That was the key for us.

  • Buford High wrestlers go 1-1 in road tri-match

    Staff Reports

    The Buford High School wrestling team split a pair of non-region matches with Darlington and Cheraw on Wednesday night in the Cheraw High School gym.

    The Jackets, the No. 5 team in the latest Class A state wrestling poll, downed Darlington 60-22, but dropped a 51-21 loss to Class AA power Cheraw.

    A week prior in a three-way match with Class A opponent North Central and Cheraw, Buford defeated the CHS Braves 51-27. Cheraw, in the latest Class AA state poll, is ranked second behind Loris High School.