Today's News

  • Jackets blunt Vols' bid with gutty win

    BUFORD Determined Buford thwarted a last-minute Andrew Jackson rally to edge the Volunteers, 21-14 at Buford High School on Friday night.

    Andrew Jackson, 0-2, stymied a BHS drive on a fourth and two from the Vols’ 31 with 3:37 left.

    AJ then marched to the Jacket 10 with 58 seconds left. Play was halted when AJ senior receiver Tremaine Jackson suffered a season-ending broken ankle.

    The game came down to a fourth-down and six snap with 23 ticks left.

  • LHS survives Jackets' rally

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium scoreboard and Bruins’ head coach Bennie McMurray’s face didn’t match in the aftermath of a LHS home-opening win.

    The scoreboard, in the Bruins’ 42nd home opener at Memorial Stadium, reflected a 38-28 win over Class AAAA foe Fort Mill.

    McMurray’s post-game face showed concern and frustration.

  • Card playoff decides Family Promise winner

    A card playoff decided the winning team in the second annual Family Promise golf outing Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The foursome of Jeff Horton, Chis Horton, Rusty Reed and Junior Pate prevailed in a card playoff to top a 13-team field.

    The playoff started with the lowest handicap hole and went seven holes before the winning team took the victory with a birdie.

    The foursome of Butch Small, Lane Small, Skip Small and Sonny Rushing also shot a 51.4 before falling in the playoff and finishing as the runner-up with a par.

  • Lancaster swimmers lasso SP Stallions in 139-76 win

    The Lancaster High School swim team rolled to a 139-76 region win over Class AAAA foe South Pointe High School of Rock Hill.

    Following are the results, with the girls listed first in the individual events.

    200 freestyle: 3. Rochelle Jewett, 4. Carly Strickland, 6. Tiffany McCowan; 2. Cody Brown, 3. Taylor Lindsay, 4. Brandon Gossman

    200 IM: 2. Hannah Jacobs, 3. Anna Scott, 5. Rebecca Jette; 1. Chris James, 2. Jonathan Catoe, 3. Nathan Spencer

  • Branded by Jesus

    The cross is there. If you look for it hard enough, you’ll find it. It’s in the most unlikely of places.

    It’s nailed to the roof line, hanging beneath a tin shed at the Riverside Rodeo Arena. It’s above two sets of old gym bleachers painted blue and flanked by a portable welding machine.

    There are two old church pews against one side of the shed, but at Carolinas Cowboy Church – a place where the offering is collected in a cowboy hat – the padded benches look out of place.

  • Job of a lifetime

    NEWBERRY – These days, Division II Newberry College doesn’t have an official mascot.

    Under pressure from the NCAA in 2008, their Indians nickname was dropped and the spear disappeared from their helmets and was replaced by an “N”

    When football players reported for preseason drills that fall, Lancaster native and Newberry head football coach Todd Knight said they were told the “N” on the side stood for no.

  • I keep my wings in the junk drawer

    Heavens to Betsy, what was that? I only turned my head for a second when I heard the crash of something heavy on our kitchen floor.

    My young great-grandson had managed to pull the “junk” drawer off its runners and bang, to the floor, it tumbled. What a mess.

    That’s probably happened at one time or another at every home in this county.

    I’d wager that just about everybody has a junk drawer.

    It’s OK; we’re supposed to have a place to store discarded stuff that will surely come in handy at some future time.

  • Time to Celebrate Van Wyck

    VAN WYCK – Residents of Van Wyck are busy preparing for the 11th annual Celebrate Van Wyck Festival.  

    Residents work together to make the festival happen, said Ollie Bass, president of the Van Wyck Community Development Club, which sponsors the event.

    The 2009 festival will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, with a presentation of the colors by the Indian Land High School JROTC color guard. There will also be an invocation and the national anthem will be played.

    Gene Reinhardt will have 15 or more games and activities for the children.

  • Warriors hold off Jackets at Reservation

    INDIAN LAND The Indian Land Warriors launched their 2009 season with a exciting victory over the rival Buford Yellow Jackets Friday night at IL’s Reservation.

    The game was a tight match-up, and remained a nail-biter to the game’s closing seconds.

    The Warriors struck first in this contest with an 11-yard touchdown reception by senior wide receiver Ted Boston from senior quarterback Josh Camarire. Boston had four catches for 47 yards in the IL win.

    The extra point was blocked by Buford, who trailed 6-0 at that point.

  • Six 2008 Bruins playing in college ranks this season

    Six former Lancaster Bruins will launch their college football careers with the 2009 season.

    The former LHS players were members of the 2008 Bruins’ squad, which went 10-4 and earned a No. 9 ranking in the final Class AAAA state poll.

    Two players each will be at S.C. State and Methodist College in N.C. LHS landed one player at North Greenville and one at Newberry College.