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Today's News

  • Buford snuffs Flashes

    JOHNSONVILLE The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ softball team needs one win to produce a program first.

    The 25-9 BHS girls are a game away from winning their first-ever state softball championship.

    The Lady Jackets, 9-2 in postseason play, took a major step toward the Class A state softball crown with a 4-0 win over Lower State champion Johnsonville at the Lady Flashes’ field on Monday.

  • Vols, Jackets notch first-round soccer wins

    Andrew Jackson and Buford posted first-round home playoff soccer wins on Tuesday night.

    The Vols launched the Class AA Upper State playoffs with a  5-0 win over Mid Carolina, while Buford was blanked Landrum 7-0 in the Class A playoffs.

    AJ senior Jason Faile, a USC-Sumter soccer signee, scored three goals to pace the Vols, who held a 3-0 lead at the half.

    Tyler Stroud and Justin Deese each added a goal for the winners. Tyler Dinkins, Brandon Neal and Paul Harris each had an assist for AJ.

    Senior keeper Justin Sellers notched the shutout.

  • Buford sweeps into state

    INDIAN LAND  Buford’s diamond mission was simple get it done the hard way and the battling Lady Jackets did so in flying colors BHS maroon and gold.

    Buford, needing two wins over county rival Indian Land, swept the Lady Warriors 5-2 and 6-0 to capture its first Class A Upper State softball championship at the IL field on Friday.

    The sweep sends BHS to the best-of-three Class A state title series Monday when the Lady Jackets venture to Lower State champion Johnsonville for the opening game.

  • Breaking News Bench new Andrew Jackson football coach

    Elmer Bench is the new Andrew Jackson High School football coach. Bench, who comes to AJ from West Florence High School in Florence, was approved as the Vols 10th head football coach today at a morning meeting of the Lancaster County School Board.

    Bench, a four-year football letterman at Clemson, served as the WFHS Knights' defensive coordinator.

  • AJ Vols, Jackets fall in playoffs

    Walhalla scored a goal in each half on the way to a 2-0 home win over Andrew Jackson in the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Thursday night.

    The loss ended AJ’s season at 15-6.

    The match was the final contest for AJ boys coach Randy Jordan who is moving to USCL to work with the Lancers’ soccer program as the girls’ coach.

    Jordan has already signed Lady Vols’ soccer standout Rachael Dippel to play at USCL in the fall.

  • County athletes place in state track meets

    A host of Lancaster County athletes turned in solid performances at the state track meet at Lower Richland High School over the weekend.

    Indian Land High Lady Warriors Mariah Williams and Lindsay Johnson each posted a third-place in their events.

    Williams was third in the 100 hurdles with a 17.63 effort. An IL sophomore, Williams ran a 17.4 to place first in the Upper State qualifier.

    Williams was seventh in the high jump with a 4-10 showing. Johnson was third in the long jump with a 16-2 performance.

  • AJ's Dippel to play for Lancers

    KERSHAW  Andrew Jackson High School girls’ senior soccer player Rachael Dippel doesn’t receive as much attention for her solid defensive play, but the notice is enough to propel her to the next level.

    Dippel, a two-sport standout at AJ, recently joined the University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer program as a Lancers signee.

    Randy Jordan, who will lead the Lancers’ women’s program, signed Dippel in the AJ media center on May 6.

  • Lions rally to end Buford's hopes

    RICHBURG  Buford battled to the finish, but the Jackets fell short in an 8-5 season-ending loss to Lewisville on Wednesday night at the Lions’ field.

    The Jackets’ three-run loss foiled their hopes of a Class A Upper State baseball championship. Lewisville advances to face Chesterfield today, needing to defeat the host Rams twice to move to the Class A state title series next week.

  • You have power to stimulate our local economy

    With all the negative news about county-wide job cuts and business closings, it’s no secret that our local economy could use a shot in the arm. And that’s just what The Lancaster News and local businesses want to do with the project, “Spend $20 on the 20th.”

    The newspaper and more than 100 businesses have partnered together to make this concept a reality.

  • Sally Deese gearing up for annual senior dinner

    If Sally Deese hasn’t picked up the telephone the last couple of days by the sixth ring, just hang on; she’s coming.

    It’s a sure sign that Deese is busy preparing food for Sunday’s Golden Age of Merit Dinner at her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Buford community.

    The dinner, at 1:30 p.m., is open to any senior citizen age 55 and older. There is only one rule; no children are allowed.