Today's News

  • Lancaster native receives American Legion Award at Winthrop

    ROCK HILL - Lancaster native Zachary Blum was one of two Winthrop University students recognized with the American Legion Award during the 2009 Student Life Awards Ceremony on Thursday.

    The award is presented annually to graduating students who display outstanding courage, companionship, character, service and scholarship.  

    Blum, a political science major, has volunteered to help children who are financially or physically challenged, raised money for numerous worthy causes, tutored fourth-graders and worked with Habitat for Humanity for nine years.

  • Lancers making links progress

    The USC-Lancaster golf team competed in two recent events in the Tennessee and North Carolina mountains.

    The Lancers posted a 20- shot improvement over last semester’s performance.

    “It is very encouraging to see our guys improve the team average. They are working hard to finish strong at the Region 10 Championship that will be played on April 20-21,” said Lancers coach Rick Walters. “I’m really impressed with our three freshmen who have made an impact on the program.

  • Dickie shut all of us up

    All of us boys had dogs.    To tell the truth, they were mostly just plain dogs of various sizes and folks called them “mixed breeds,” whatever that means.

    These dogs were talented, too. Why, they could chase balls, cars (and cats)  and bark at strangers, which is what you expect from a good dog. There’s nothing better than having a big, old dog beside you in a pup tent on a dark and scary night.

  • Indian Land will appeal League's year probation

    Indian Land High School will appeal the South Carolina High School League’s one-year probation for its involvement in an incident with McBee High School in a Conference III-A basketball game Jan. 6.

    Warriors’ athletic director Mike Mayer said Indian Land will make its appeal at a meeting of the League’s 18-member executive committee Jan. 29 at the SCHSL’s office in Columbia.

    The S.C. High School League is the governing body of interscholastic competition in the Palmetto State.

  • John Smith sticking around in Great Falls

    Great Falls High School basketball coach and athletics director John Smith has never really wanted to leave the Red Devils and it doesn’t appear he will have to.

    Smith met with Chester County School Superintendent Larry Heath on Friday and said he was left with the impression that Heath wanted him to return to the Chester County Class A school.

    “He asked if I was interested in returning as coach, teacher and AD, the same positions I hold now, and I told him I was,” Smith said.

  • Man shot in legs in home invasion

    A Lancaster man was shot in both legs during a home invasion at a Carolina Lane home early Wednesday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to the area of Carolina Lane and Usher Road, off Memorial Park Road, because gunshots were heard about 1 a.m.

    Officers arrived to find a man staggering toward the back of a mobile home.

    The 34-year-old man was bleeding from his face and head, and from both legs, the report said.

  • Lady Vols booters off to fast start

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers soccer team is off to its best season ever.

    The Lady Vols, at 9-1, are ranked No. 7 in the latest Class AA girls state soccer poll, and with wins over Region IV-AA foe Eau Claire High School have already earned the region title.

    The Lady Vols, in their ninth year of soccer at the Lancaster County Class AA school, are led by captains Rachael Dippel, Sydney Hinson and Rebecca Johnson.

  • Vols bidding to continue tradition

    KERSHAW The Andrew Jackson High  soccer team will again make a solid bid to continue its stellar play this spring.

    The Volunteers, 19-2 last spring, have their share of key returnees back under veteran head coach Randy Jordan and assistant Mark Bridges.

    Heading the returnees are senior striker Jason Faile, who scored 27 goals last season when he earned team MVP honors along with all-region and all-state laurels.

  • Lady Bruins rebound, win

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins rebounded from their first loss, displaying an aggressive, attacking shape to score consistently in an 8-0 road win over Lewisville on Wednesday.

    Larkin Blackwell, Lindsy Cooper, Sedona Smith, Sidney Teague, Morgan Farrar and Morgan Gardner  scored. Katie Duke and Tara Tipton shared the shutout in goal.

    The 9-1 LHS Lady Bruins bounced back from their performance against RV with a strong desire to get back into winning soccer and displayed some of the offensive fire they possessed in some of their earlier matches this season.

  • Rain, Indians plague Lancers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers hit the road this weekend in hopes of getting back on track.

    The Lancers, after being rained out Saturday in a home twin bill with USC-Salkehatchie, dropped two losses to the Indians on Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    “We’re a better team than we showed on Sunday,” USCL coach Steve Williams said.

    USCS took an 8-5 win in the opener and then rolled in the nightcap in a 12-0 victory.