Today's News

  • Softball all-star teams start strong in district tourney play

    Lancaster girls all-star softball teams opened play in the district tournament with all but one team winning in opening round games Friday.

    The Lancaster Ponytails all-stars, ages 11-12, took a pair of wins, defeating Chester 18-0 and Pageland, 8-4.

    In the win over Chester, Betty Ingram, Kaitlyn Holden and Allyson Whoy each homered for the winners.

    Pitchers Ariana Ealy and Holden combined on the shutout.

    In the win over Pageland, Haley Vincent posted the victory.

  • 10-year-old entrepreneur

    INDIAN LAND – It only takes Jack Davis about two minutes to make the perfect shaved ice.

    He flips open the top of an ice-shaver machine and tosses in a handful of ice cubes, then he collects the finely shaved ice at the bottom of the machine in a red cup.

    With a gloved hand, he pats the ice into a snowball before choosing from more than 50 bottles of flavored syrup lined up inside the tiny hut his family has named Jack’s Ice House. After coating the shaved ice, he adds a spoon and a straw, and the concoction is ready for another hungry customer.

  • Angels NL stars net bid

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels National League all-stars capped a do-or-die run to capture the District II championship and a state tournament  bid Wednesday night at Springdale Park.

    The Lancaster Angels NL stars, who fell to the Lancaster American League stars in their second tournament game of the double-elimination field, reeled off four straight victories to seal the district title.

    The Lancaster NL stars wrapped up the title with a 6-4 win over the Lancaster AL stars.

    Kinley Killough, who hurled five frames, was the winner with eight strikeouts.

  • Johnson signs to play with Lancers' soccer

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan continues to add area talent to the Lancers’ fold.

    Jordan’s latest addition is Andrew Jackson High School’s Jaime-Leigh Johnson who signed with USCL on Wednesday morning at the school’s soccer office in the Lancers’ athletic department.

    Jordan, the former AJ boys’ soccer coach, is familiar with Johnson, who played three seasons of soccer for the Lady Volunteers.

  • Street market is Saturday

    You can shop for original arts and crafts while exploring your patriotic side at this weekend’s Lancaster Street Market.

    The market is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Lancaster at Main and Gay streets.

    About 20 vendors from both Carolinas will be selling hand-crafted jewelry, woodwork, purses, clothing and other items. The theme for Saturday is “Celebrating America,” said coordinator Caroline Hasty of See Lancaster SC, the group organizing the event.

  • Charlie Duke to appear at astronaut autograph show

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Guests may secure their space to come face to face with the heroes who launched America into the history books.

    Tickets are now available online at www.AstronautScholarship.org for the world’s largest astronaut autograph and memorabilia show set for this Nov. 6  and 7 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

  • Kids the focus of July 4 celebration

    At a picnic table across from Jackie’s Place on Brooklyn Avenue on Saturday, Michael Jenkins sat with other children as they finished a hot dog lunch and dug into a juicy red watermelon.

    “Y’all make messes,” Jenkins, 10, said matter-of-factly to the girls sitting next to him. The girls – Amani Steward, 7, Shamora McFadden, 6, and Lamonisha Nelson, 13 – giggled.

  • Juniors earn League V title

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team wrapped up the regular-season League V crown with a 9-0 home win over Chester at Eggleton Field on Thursday night.

    “This has been our goal this season and we reached it,” Lancaster P-31 junior team first-year coach Sam Sinclair said. “I’m really proud of this group because they’ve played well and been consistent all season.

    “These players really pulled for each other,” he said.

    Lancaster, 14-2, 12-1, scored at least one run in every inning en route to the crown.

  • CPTC fifth in national qualifier

    The Columbus Parker Track Club placed fifth overall in a field of 26 teams which included 1,600 athletes.

    The club qualified 40 athletes to compete in the national qualifier in Augusta, Ga., June 24-27.

    The club received 95 medals in places 1-6. The breakdown included 21 gold, 22 silver, 16 bronze and 36 copper medals.

    9 year-old girls

    1500 race walk – 1. Infinity McWhirter

    Long jump – 3. Rekia Polk

    100 meters – 1. Rekia Polk

    9-10 boys

  • Officials eye home detention

    A potential home detention program could soon ease the county’s jail overcrowding problem.

    County Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance Monday to create a home detention program.

    The ordinance would allow the sheriff’s office to create the program, which would use electronic monitoring devices to keep tabs on non-violent offenders, allowing them to serve time in their homes.