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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rhoney's pin lifts Bruins to win over Blazers, bid

    Lancaster High School heavyweight wrestler Marshawn Rhoney delivered in a big way to lift the Bruins’ wrestling team to an exciting 42-39 Region IV-AAAA win over Ridge View on Wednesday night.

    The three-point win pushed the LHS mat mark to 5-7, 2-3 and earned the Bruins a bid to the Class AAAA Upper State team playoffs which open Monday in Fort Mill where they face the Yellow Jackets at 7 p.m.

    Fort Mill, the Region III-AAAA champion, is rated third in the latest Class AAAA state poll.

  • Vols advance on first-round wins

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson girls and boys teams earned title game bids with opening round wins in the Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ on Saturday.

    The Lady Volunteers dispatched of North Central 35-26 as Jazzy Gripper hit 17 points to pace the AJ girls to the nine-point win.

    The Lady Vols used an eight-point run to cap the first period to take control of the game.

    AJ forged a 20-15 lead at the half and held a 28-21 edge with a period to play before taking the win.

  • Repealing the blue laws hindrance to Christians

    On Feb. 2, Lancaster County Council voted to suspend the blue laws in Lancaster County. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of discussion given as to why they felt these laws should be suspended. I have not heard or seen any reports which show that repealing the blue laws would have a positive impact on our community.

    There may be an anecdote here or there but for the most part these are either very rare in their occurrence or very thin in their argument. Remember that we’re only speaking of a three-hour window on Sunday morning.

  • Bruins' surge sinks Vols

     

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

  • LHS girls prevail for split; Jackets roll

    The Lancaster High girls ignited late and used a clutch 11-0 run in the second overtime to take an 81-70 win over Rock Hill for a Region IV-AAAA road split with the Bearcats on Friday night.

    In the nightcap, the Cats built an early lead and stayed on top for a 62-50 win over the Bruins, who fell to 9-7, 1-1.

    In the opener, Brittany Craig hit two free throws to give Rock Hill a 66-64 lead to open the second OT, but Lancaster answered in a big way, reeling off a crucial 11-0 spurt to key the 11-point comeback win.

  • Lady Bruins, Warriors win

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rallied late to notch a 53-50 comeback win over Class AAA foe Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    Dimaya Jones, who hit all of her 13 points in the second half, triggered the Lady Bruins’ final charge with 12 points in the fourth quarter. Jones sealed the game with 10 seconds to play as she dropped in two clutch free throws to give the LHS girls a 53-50 lead.

    Jones’ trey with 3:49 to play gave LHS a 47-45 lead it protected to the end.