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Today's News

  • AJ’s Myers 3rd in state strength meet

    Andrew Jackson High School had one athlete place in the annual S.C. Strength Coaches Association state strength meet at Lexington High School in Lexington on Saturday.

    Caleb Myers, a sophomore, finished third in the 205 junior varsity division.

    The meet requires the athletes to compete in the bench press, squat and broad jump.

    Myers highlighted his effort with a personal-best 405-pound squat.

    Myers qualified for the state meet, placing first in the region meet at Lugoff-Elgin.

  • Classic draws county coaches, players

    The Tri-County Classic, an area senior all-star basketball doubleheader, is set for Saturday at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

    The hoops twin bill features a girls game and a boys game in the Trojans’ gym.

    Players from the four Lancaster County high schools will be represented.

    The girls game tips off at 1 p.m., with the boys game at 3.

    The teams will be guided by area coaches, including two with Lancaster ties.

  • Bruins golfers go to 6-0

    The Lancaster High School golf team stayed unbeaten on the season, taking a one-shot win over Class AAAAA foe Nation Ford High School in a three-way meet at the Springfield Golf Club in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    The Bruins shot a 157 to top the NFHS Falcons, who had a 158, and Northwestern at 176.

    LHS senior Brady Hinkle and Trey Crenshaw each posted a 38. Mason Tucker had a 39, while Nick Mangano carded a 42, a shot ahead of Baylee Evans’ 43.

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Easter Bunny at LMS Saturday night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will offer something for all Saturday night at the half-mile oval.

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series will headline an action-packed racing night.

    Kids in attendance will also have a treat as the Easter Bunny will stop by the track.

    After rain halted action last week, track officials opted to host the same card this week, led by the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series.

    The card also has the Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage and Extreme 4.

  • BHS booters banking on experience

    When taking a closer look at successful teams in high school sports, a common denominator is experienced players.

    The 2018 version of the Buford Yellow Jackets varsity boys soccer team is loaded with senior leadership from top to bottom.

    BHS soccer coach John Bundy said the 12 Jackets seniors are unprecedented for the program.

  • Bruins salute hoops stars

    Lancaster High School hardwood shining moments took center stage in the LHS cafeteria Monday night.

    The Bruins boys and girls basketball teams honored top performers for the 2017-18 season.

    The LHS girls, who went 9-10, saluted a host of senior players for their effort this season.

    Senior Zaria Woods, a four-year member of the Lady Bruins varsity, received the team’s Bruin Award.

  • Warriors rally, top Bruins

    Indian Land, fresh off wrapping up the Region IV-AAA baseball championship with a 6-2 home win over Camden, scored one for county pride with a 7-5 comeback win over Lancaster at the Bruins’ field on Wednesday night.

    The 10-3 Warriors, who have won seven straight, trailed 3-2 after five innings, but rallied for five runs in their final two at-bats to take the two-run win over the Class AAAA Bruins.

    Indian Land was led by senior Nolan Bolt who had two hits, including a double, to go with two RBIs and scored two runs.

  • Fort Lawn fire takes life of well-known animal trainer Tim Seegars

    Landmark News Service

    Acclaimed animal trainer Tim Seegars of Fort Lawn died in a fire at his home this week.
    Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp said the fire department was dispatched to Seegars’ home at 1096 Seegars Road about 4:37 a.m. Sunday. An old barn on the property was ablaze. Culp said the cause of the fire appeared to be a space heater or electrical wiring. The home on the property was not damaged.

  • 5th District candidate comes with unusual bio

    A former Ringling Bros. circus clown is running for the 5th District congressional seat, targeting the laughingstock Washington establishment.
    “They joke that the president and Congress are all clowns,” Steven Lough said in an interview with The State. “Well, in my professional opinion, they are the worst clowns I’ve ever seen.”
    Lough, a Camden native, threw his funny hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination last Friday. The seat is held by freshman Republican Ralph Norman of Rock Hill.

  • 788 unused names for IL town

    It’s a moot point, since the Panhandle incorporation flat-lined in Tuesday’s referendum, but more than half the voters would’ve named the new town Indian Land.
    Other conventional write-in names on the ballots included Belair, Carolina Lakes, Fort Mill Proper, Harrisburg, Pleasant Valley and Possum Hollow.
    Then there were the smart alecks.

    “Fort Thrill,” wrote one voter. “Anything but Indian Land,” said another. A query: “What were we thinking.”