Today's News

  • Bruins rally for split with Falcons

    The Lancaster Bruins split in a non-region road trip to Class AAAA foe Nation Ford on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins, 5-1, used a 19-9 final quarter surge to post a 60-50 win over the Falcons.

    The 10-point win came after the Lady Bruins dropped a 62-52 loss to the Lady Falcons.

    In the nightcap, the Bruins used a late flurry to seal the victory.

    Ron Trapps, who led LHS with 21, scored seven in the final period to boost the Bruins.

    Lancaster, tied at 33-all at the break, was in a 41-all deadlock after three, but used its 19-9 charge to seal the win.

  • Breaking News High winds result in some power outages

    The lights went out for some Lancaster County residents Wednesday morning as high winds swept through the area.

    Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran said heavy rains Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning saturated the ground, and trees and limbs fell more easily across power lines.

    “These were wind-related outages,” Jiran said.

    Power has been restored for Lancaster County residents, Jiran said.

    Jiran said power company officials continued to watch the weather Wednesday afternoon. Winds are expected to remain gusty until about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

  • 'Nuncrackers' will crack you up

    ‘Nuncrackers’ will crack you up

    Looking for some seasonal entertainment that will give you a good laugh?

    Then head into Fort Mill this week to see “Nuncrackers,” produced and directed by Elaine Roberts of Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    The musical comedy, which opened Dec. 3, is playing at the Fort Mill Community Playhouse theater, 615 Banks St., Fort Mill.

    Remaining show times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19 and 3 p.m. Dec. 13.

  • 'Big E' wins again in Pigskin Picks

    The “Big E” is still king and we’re not talking Elvis here. It’s Ernie as in Ernie “Big E” Rowell.

    Rowell repeated as The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks champ, going 203-77 for the 14-week season.

    The News’ Pigskin Picks, an annual feature in the sports section, appears each Friday from the start of the high school football season. The Picks continue as long as we have an area team in the high school football playoffs. If not, then it ends the weekend of the Carolina-Clemson game.

  • Incinerator gets final OK from Chester County

    CHESTER – Chester County Council on Monday night voted to give final approval to a zoning change to allow Covanta Energy to build a waste-to-energy incinerator on S.C. 9 between Fort Lawn and Richburg.

    Council members says the vote turns the issue over to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, which has the expertise to make decisions on environmental matters. DHEC will decide whether to issue the plant a permit to operate or not.

  • Late surge lifts AJ Middle over South

    The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers stayed unbeaten on the basketball season with a 53-46 win over South Middle School on Monday night in the AJ High gym.

    Dustin Eddins hit 27 points, including four treys, to pace AJMS to the seven-point win and a 3-0 record.

    Cameron McIsaac netted nine and Corley Faulkenberry added seven for the Vols, who rallied from a 35-34 deficit after three periods.

    Gervais Canty netted four. Jared Hayes, Kolby Whitley and Dale Crawford each had two points each.

  • South sweeps Rucker in hardwood play

    The South Mustangs scored a basketball sweep of rival A.R. Rucker on Wednesday night in the Lancaster High School gym.

    The Lady Mustangs opened the twin bill with a 41-27 win and the SMS boys capped the sweep with a 41-29 victory.

    The South girls, coming off an unbeaten season, were in control, holding a 20-11 lead at the break. The Lady Mustangs, with a 12-5 run, upped their spread to 32-16 after three periods. Rucker opened the final period with a 5-0 flurry, but SMS answered with a 9-6 run to seal the 14-point win.

  • Bruins blister Cougars

    The Lancaster Bruins placed six players in double figures to trigger a 101-77 win over York in the LHS home basketball opener on Tuesday.

    LHS held a 53-48 lead at the break, and ignited in the third period with a pivotal 23-7 surge to take a 76-55 spread on the way to the 24-point win.

    “We executed our game plan,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We have a deep team and our bench was big for us.”

    Xavier Holloway hit 21, including three treys. Garrett Thompson scored 18 points and Ron Trapps tallied 15.

  • The Nutcracker

    Local school children play little mice in Columbia City's Ballet's Nov. 23 performance of the “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School.

  • Brugh signs to play at Newberry

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School softball coach Nicole Ritter loses only one senior off the 2010 Lady Warriors’ softball team, but she will leave some big cleats to fill.

    Paige Brugh, the Lady Warriors’ veteran first baseman, is bound for Newberry College after she caps her senior campaign this spring.

    Brugh made it official Friday afternoon, signing a scholarship to play for Newberry in the Lancaster County Class A school’s media center.