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Today's News

  • Blythewood edges LHS

    Blythewood scored a run in the first inning and added a single run in the fifth inning to take a 2-0 Region IV-AAAA win over Lancaster at Doomsday Corner on Monday night.

    Trevor Hammond, who worked five innings, took the loss. He allowed two runs, three hits, five walks and hit a batter.

    Kendall Adams and Josh Warfield each worked a scoreless frame. Adams yielded a walk and hit a batter. Warfield gave up a hit.

    Senior shortstop Michael Catoe led the Lancaster offense with a double and a single. Joseph Threatt had a hit as did Brian Gainer.

  • Search begins for Lewisville coach

    The process of finding a new football coach and athletic director for Lewisville High School is underway.

    Both jobs were posted Thursday on the Chester County School District’s website, http://www.chester.k12.sc.us/.

    The positions have officially been open since February 13. On January 30, former coach and athletics director Floyd Drum was delivered a letter at the school informing him he was being released from his duties by the school district.

  • White elated with annual martial arts tournament

    A misty, all-day rain did not halt more than 700 competitors, or 500-plus spectators from turning out to the 35th annual Universal Martial Arts Championship on March 14 at the Springdale Recreation Center.

    Being a part of this event was one of the most fascinating, exciting and rewarding experiences, that one could hope, Hanshi James E. White said.

  • Lady Bruins belt Blazers

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins posted their second win, ripping Ridge View 11-1 on Tuesday at home. Senior Courtney Cauthen hurled a three-hitter and fanned six. Cauthen aided the softball cause with two hits.

    Morgan Blackmon had two hits, including a double. Cherrell Cousar homered and drove in a run. Crystal Cauthen, Almeshea Catoe and Sarah Amason each had two hits. Erin Walker doubled and Candice Benson added a hit for the Lady Bruins.

    Lady Jackets win two

  • Lancers split road twin bill with Lancers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster split in a mid-week baseball doubleheader at Brunswick Community College on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Lancers, 11-12, posted a 10-9 win in the opener, but dropped the nightcap, 12-11.

    David Stone’s run-scoring double in the fifth inning proved to be the winning run in the Lancers’ victory. Stone, for the game, had two hits and drove in two runs.

  • Fire Ants sting Lancers

    The University of South Carolina at Sumter Fire Ants stung the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, sweeping the weekend baseball series 4-0.

    In the twin bill Sunday, the Fire Ants downed the Lancers 9-0, 9-1.

    In the 9-0 loss, Christian Dickson took the loss, allowing seven runs and 10 hits. He struck out one. Rick Davis hurled 1.2 innings, yielding two runs, a hit and a walk.

    Ryan Burt led the offense with two hits. Dee Jones, David Stone and Evan Jumper each had a hit.

  • Cold's no damper on LMS opener

    For a cold March night, the elements did not deter the loyal Lancaster Motor Speedway fans from crowding through the LMS gates for a new racing season.

    After six months of not getting their dirt track racing fix, the fans definitely made up for the winter furlough. The Carolina Clash super late model season, fresh off of its season opener the night before at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., made its way to series race No. 182 and the seventh all-time stop at the legendary “Red Rose” half-mile.

  • USCL tennis team drops matches

    The Lancers’ tennis team  lost a hard-fought 7-2 match to Southern Virginia University on March 9 at the J.P. Richards Complex at USC-Lancaster.

    The No. 1 doubles team of Dylan Jicha and JJ Ramsey lost, 8-6.

    In singles, Jicha won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 over SVU’s Phil Whiteley. At No. 3 singles, Ramsey defeated SVU’s Devin Keaton 7-5, 6-2. USC-L’s Paul Shaw lost a close match at No. 1 singles to Stefan Vlassek 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 (0).

    Lancers coach Brian Clark said the match was  was the team’s most competitive this season.

  • Springs Memorial upgrades its MRI; says patients will benefit

    Springs Memorial Hospital has updated the software of its MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system to a high-definition and highly enhanced version.  

    The Signa EXCITE 1.5T HD system provides doctors at Springs Memorial with highly detailed pictures of anatomy and pathology to help them evaluate a wide range of conditions, including stroke, muscoskelatal and heart disease.

  • Judge sentences man to 30 years for 2007 murder

    A Heath Springs man pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in the death of a Kershaw County woman almost two years ago.

    Judge Kenneth Goode sentenced Morris Calvin Harris, 36, to 30 years, the maximum sentence for voluntary manslaughter. Harris will have to serve at least 85 percent of the sentence.

    Harris had also been charged with kidnapping and possession of a knife and firearm during the commission of a violent crime in the case, but those charges were dropped, 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said.