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Today's News

  • Warriors Classic champs

    KERSHAW  The Indian Land High School boys soccer team has already met a team goal for the 2009 Warriors’ season.

    Indian Land set winning the second annual Rose City Classic as a goal and the Warriors reached it in impressive style in the two-day tournament which opened Friday at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The IL booters blanked 2008 tournament champion Andrew Jackson 2-0 to take the title and earn the right to host the 2010 boys preseason soccer tournament next March.

  • BHS drops two in Lake Murray play

    Buford dropped its second straight loss in the Lake Murray Classic, falling to Dreher 4-0 on Friday night.

    Colt Ellis, who worked 5.1 innings, took the loss, allowing five hits, no walks and four earned runs.

    Justin Altman went two-thirds of an inning and allowed a hit and a walk.

    Ellis had two hits to lead the Buford offense. Cheyne Horton and Jacob Jamison each had a hit for the Jackets.

    On Thursday, BHS dropped a 3-1 loss at Chapin.

  • Lancers split in weekend series

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers baseball team salvaged a split of its four-game weekend series at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.

    The 7-3 Lancers, after being swept on Saturday, returned the diamond favor with the host Knights.

    USCL opened with a 3-1 win and then downed Surry 8-1.

    In the opener, Evan Jumper’s three-run double in the opening inning gave the Lancers all the runs they would need in the two-run win.

  • Davis upbeat about Buford Lady Jackets softball team

    BUFORD New Buford High School softball head coach “C” Davis is optimistic about the Lady Jackets’ chances this season.

    Davis, an assistant with the program, has a solid team which features six returning starters, including ace junior pitcher Jena Hallman and her batterymate, seasoned junior catcher Leslie Pressley, the Best Offensive Player Award winner last spring.

  • Familar foes seek title

    It may be one of the greatest understatements of all times.

    In introducing Great Falls’ John Smith and Calhoun County’s Zam Fredrick at Wednesday’s state championship press conference, S.C. High School League official Roger Hazel said “we have two coaches here that are familiar to this setting.”

  • IL quartet places in state

    The Indian Land Warriors had four of nine wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state tournament at Lexington High School.

    The Warriors’ effort was highlighted by a pair of state runner-up finishes on Saturday to cap the two-day event.

    The Warriors finished sixth in the Class A-AA state field.

    IL senior Dillon Creed, a 145-pound competitor, placed second, falling by two points.

  • Lady Jackets top Lady Vols

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched regular-season softball play in impressive fashion, taking a 3-2 win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.

    The fifth-rated Lady Vols held an early 2-0 lead, but BHS rallied for the one-run win.

    BHS’s Lindsey Pressley scored the winning run after walking in the fourth and taking second on a wild pitch. She stole third and came home when winning hurler Jena Hallman put down a sacrifice bunt.

  • Teaching life skills

    This year in the classroom, the county’s 900-plus fourth-graders become acquainted with astronomers such as Galileo Galilei and Edmund Halley for the first time.

    Outside the classroom – at the pool inside the Gregory Health and Wellness Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, they become  acquainted with “Miss Anne.”

    Miss Anne is Anne Small, a certified Red Cross swim instructor and aquatics director at USCL.

    Years from now, these students might not recall

  • I think it's going to be a busy day

    We all yearn for a little relaxation. When it finally gets here, we search for an outlet to occupy the time that we have so eagerly awaited.

    In other words, what in the world are we gonna do to pass the time?

    Over the years, the government has enacted safety laws that prevent today’s young folks from enjoying a bunch of stuff I had fun experiencing.

    I’ll bet that out there somewhere, there’s some sort of rule or regulation that says you can’t lie on the grass and gaze into the heavens.

    As a youngster, I loved looking up.

  • City official to host fraud seminar

    A number of Lancaster County residents have been victims of fraud, and a local elected official is trying to do something to prevent others from following prey to similar schemes.

    Lancaster City Councilwoman Sara Eddins is hosting a fraud seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday in council chambers at City Hall.

    Eddins organized the seminar after receiving a suggestion from one of her constituents.

    All county residents are invited to attend the seminar, which will be facilitated by Lancaster Police Capt. Harlean Howard.