Today's News

  • Losing USCL would be detrimental to county

    I, too, was appalled when I learned that Gov. Mark Sanford wanted to close the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. USCL offered me a great opportunity of being employed there for 12 years. As a former employee and USCL student, I did not waste my time trying to find out if Lancaster City Council member Linda Blackmon-Brace “had done her homework” or if she “was from here.” I contacted Dean John Catalano to ask what could I do to support USCL.

  • Lancaster High School senior defensive aces Stephno Drakeford (43) and Dawan Thompson (32) were key performers in the Bruins’ defensive unit this fall.

  • Bruins split in home tri-match

    Lancaster High School split a pair of matches on Monday night.

    The Bruins downed Class AAA Fairfield Central 59-18 and LHS fell to Region IV-AAAA foe Rock Hill. The Bearcats are ranked No. 1 in the latest Class AAAA state poll.

    The match with Rock Hill was originally set for last Tuesday, but was postponed due to the winter storm on that day.

    Senior Dawan Thompson and Donald Heath were the only double winners in the tri-match. Thompson prevailed on a pin and a forfeit. Heath posted a pin and a decision.

  • Being a great grandpa is easy

    Close friends (and most folks in general) know that my wife and I have been blessed with a couple of great-grandchildren, one of each species.

    The little boy is 15 months old and the little girl joined the family about five months ago. He lives in Lancaster and she lives in Old Line State (that’s Maryland).

    Our granddaughter in Maryland is having a tough time finding a spot in an infant day care facility for her latest addition.

  • Falcons sweep Bruins

    Nation Ford made the most of its visit to the Lancaster High School gym on Tuesday night.

    The visiting Falcons swept a non-region hoops twin bill from the Bruins.

    The Lady Bruins dropped a 55-48 loss to the Lady Falcons.

    In the nightcap, Nation Ford was able to gain the early lead and stayed ahead for the 71-65 win.

    The Falcons were able to hold a narrow lead, but protected it to the finish for the six-point victory.

  • Bruins corral Stallions

    The surging Lancaster Bruins opened Region IV-AAAA basketball play in a big way as LHS topped South Pointe 70-64 for a split of the league twin bill on Monday night.

    The game was played Monday as not to conflict with the Lancaster County School District exam schedule which began Tuesday.

    The Bruins’ six-point win saw LHS rally from a 36-30 halftime deficit.

    Lancaster outscored the Stallions 22-12 in the pivotal third period as the Bruins took the lead and stayed in control for the win.

  • Lady Jackets blitz Lions

    Buford High girls’ coach T.J. Armbrust said the Lady Jackets have taken their lumps this basketball season, but on Tuesday night in BHS’s Conference III-A opener, Buford turned the tables in impressive style.

    The Lady Jackets produced a solid effort in taking a 45-27 win over Lewisville for the BHS girls’ first win this season.

  • All-county defensive unit sports big hitters

    The Lancaster News’ 2008 all-county defensive football team features its share of big-hitters.

    The unit is led by a trio of outstanding linebackers, including AJ’s Dylan McKittrick, Lancaster High’s Stephno Drakeford and Buford High’s Joseph Wright.

  • Bruins, Vols impressive in road victories

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson each came away with solid road wins in prep basketball play Friday night.

    The Vols, in their Conference IV-AA opener, downed Eau Claire of Columbia 55-43, while the Bruins, in their final non-region tilt, knocked off Nation Ford of Fort Mill 59-49.

    The Bruins, who improved to 8-6, ignited in the second period to take control of the game.

    LHS held a 9-7 lead after one period, but used a 20-7 second-quarter run to gain a 29-14 lead at the break.

  • Raiders top Vols on third-period charge

    Keenan used a key third-period spree to post a 68-52 win over Andrew Jackson to complete at Conference IV-AA sweep on Monday night in Columbia.

    Keenan held a 28-21 lead at the break, but outscored AJ 21-12 in the third period to gain a 49-33 edge.

    The Raiders used a key 12-0 run which was started by a trey.

    “We hung in there pretty well until Ryan (Miller) got his third foul in the game,” AJ coach Dale Reeves said. “We had some turnovers in the second half which hurt us.