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Today's News

  • News honors 2008's elite

    A pair of multi-sports performers, who distinguished themselves in elite competition, are The Lancaster News’ 2008 Athletes of the Year.

    u Buford High School senior golfer Trevor Banks, the Class AA medalist, and Lancaster High School girls basketball star Miteka Trueheart are the top athletes.

    Banks, who plays golf, football and has wrestled at BHS, made headlines last spring as the medalist in the Class AA state golf tournament.

  • Vols sweep by visiting Knights

    Andrew Jackson tuned for Conference IV-AA play, sweeping Class A foe North Central on the hardwood Tuesday night.

    The Lady Vols opened play with a 32-23 win and the AJ boys followed with a 58-46 win over the Knights.

    In the second game, AJ bolted to a 17-7 first-period lead, but the Knights, on a 26-21 surge, sliced the AJ edge to 38-33 with a period to play.

    The Vols held a 28-19 lead at the break, but NC rallied to make it a five-point game with eight minutes to play.

  • Icy conditions halt winter sports play

    Icy road conditions, which postponed classes in the Lancaster County School District on Tuesday, also put a halt to high school winter sports action for Tuesday night.

    County school district policy calls for the cancellation of  school-related events with the postponement of classes.

    Lancaster High School athletic director Mark Strickland said the Bruins had two events canceled for Tuesday night.

    LHS’s Region IV-AAAA road basketball game with Ridge View High School was postponed to Saturday at noon.

  • Law should deter drinking and driving

    Stiffer driving under the influence laws took effect in South Carolina on Feb. 10. They were definitely needed, as the state has one of the highest fatality rates due to drunken driving in the nation. Gov. Mark Sanford says the new laws will make highways in the state safer.

    The new law creates a tiered system of penalties based on blood alcohol levels and number of prior offenses. The blood-alcohol limit is 0.08 percent. The new penalties get harsher at 0.10 and again at 0.16 percent.

  • Bruins rally to down Demons

    The Lancaster Bruins rallied in the second half to notch a 62-56 win over Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins' six-point win gave LHS a sweep after the Lady Bruins took a 53-30 win.

    L-E held a 31-30 lead at the break, but the Bruins used an 18-7 third-period spree to take a 48-38 lead with a period to play.

    “I was proud of our effort,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We were very efficient. I thought we overcame mistakes and made some big plays.”

  • Probation tough lesson for Warriors

    The recent Indian Land basketball incident, which ultimately led to the Warriors’ team being placed on a year’s probation by the S.C High School League, is an unfortunate situation.

    The Warriors are having a solid year on the hardwood under coach Nate Smith and the team was in the running for a postseason bid to the Class A Upstate playoffs. Now, the IL boys can only play out the season in a show of pride.

    The incident – a scuffle between opposing players during the Jan. 6 home game with McBee High School – lasted about two minutes.

  • Bruins rally, down L-E

    The Lancaster Bruins rallied in the second half to notch a 62-56 win over Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins’ six-point win gave LHS a sweep after the Lady Bruins took a 53-50 win in the varsity opener.

    L-E held a 31-30 lead at the break, but the Bruins used an 18-7 third-period spree to take a 48-38 lead with a period to play.

    “I was proud of our effort,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We were very efficient. I thought we overcame mistakes and made some big plays.”

  • Warriors wrestlers scalp Class AAAA Cougars 60-24

    The second-ranked Indian Land Warriors upped their mat mark to 18-11 with a 60-24 win over Class AAAA foe York on Tuesday night.

    The IL wrestlers used four straight wins in the middle part of their lineup to post the win over the Cougars.

    The match was stalemated at 12-all, but the IL middle weights of Jared Smith, Jonathan Rowe, Logan Creed and Will Pendleton each posted a fall to boost the Warriors to an insurmountable 36-12 lead.

  • Buford's McAteer signs to play at Newberry

    BUFORD – The Lancaster County football connection to Newberry College added a solid link Thursday morning.

    Hard-nosed Buford High School senior running back Brent McAteer, a 5-10, 210-pounder, signed to play at Newberry College.

    “Brent has worked hard on the field and in the weight room the last three years and that work put him in position to have this opportunity to take his career to the next level,” Buford High School football coach Mike Wells said.

  • LHS, AJ boys begin playoffs