Today's News

  • Tigers to induct Crawford

    CLEMSON Clemson will induct eight new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame at the Tigers’ opening football game with North Texas over the weekend of Sept. 3-4.

    The class includes 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Shawn Crawford, a Van Wyck native and Indian Land High School graduate. During Crawford’s Warriors athletic career he played football, basketball and ran track. He capped his IL track career, winning the 100 and 200-meter state championships.

  • Silly Bandz are all the rage

    Breaking open the small plastic package, Kirsten Blackmon grabs the rubber bracelets inside and clips them to her belt.

    Blackmon, 11, has been on the hunt for the bracelets for months, checking out jewelry and specialty stores along with her 7-year-old sisters Alexa and Alysa. The fifth-grader found her latest additions at Maple Street Monograms in Lancaster, adding to her collection of more than 40 bracelets.

  • Jackets' duo signs with USCL softball

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster turned a nifty double play on Wednesday.

    The Lancers’ softball program nabbed a pair of county standouts, signing Buford High School’s Jena Hallman and Leslie Pressley.

    “We’re thrilled to have these two girls,” said USCL coach Alan Blankenship. “Their performance speaks for themselves.

    “They have been well-coached and are well-disciplined,” Blankenship said. “They are the kind of players you want.”

  • 'Showdown' features intense LMS racing

    Lancaster Motor Speedway's “Showdown at Sundown” was all that was billed and more at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    With the front row of Thomas Hedgepath and Tim Allen and the second row with Mike Huey and Daniel Tucker, the Limited Late Model race was an interesting race.

    Hedgepath and Allen earned the front row with qualifying, while Huey and Tucker were heat winners.

  • Middleton nets 500th win

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, in exciting fashion, rallied to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State Disctrict I softball playoffs to deliver AJ softball coach Steve Middleton his 500th career win.

    The host Lady Vols, down 11-5 to Palmetto in the bottom of the seventh inning of an elimination playoff game, ignited for seven runs for a 12-11 comeback win to give Middleton his milestone win and keep alive AJ’s postseason hopes.

  • Lancers to face USC-Sumter

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team opens play in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X tournament on Thursday at 4 p.m. in Burlington, N.C.

    The Lancers, 25-21, 15-16, are the fourth seed and face fifth-seeded USC-Sumter.

    The winner advances to play the Guilford Tech-Spartanburg Methodist winner, while the two losers will also play.

    Other games have Pitt Community College against Surry and Louisburg face Florence-Darlington Tech.

  • Sawyer's final battle reflected the way he was

    There’s an old Lancaster football story that in the mid-1970s when the late Marv Maxwell was the Bruins’ head football coach, his LHS team was preparing for a scrimmage.

    Great Falls, led by the legendary Harvey Stewart, was one of the foes that August afternoon.

    Maxwell’s attention was drawn to a young Red Devils’ assistant noticeably inspiring his players with words and action as they readied for battle.

  • Playoff decides Partners for Youth tourney

    A playoff decided the winner in the 19th annual Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    The team of Dan Sutton, Shane Grumbles, Phil Grumbles and Doug Brown, who were tied at 50.62 after regulation, scored the win in a playoff which began on the 12th hole.

    The winning team had a solid day with 17 birdies and an eagle.

  • Our census response better this time around

    Lancaster County, we’ve done well. As of Thursday, the county’s participation rate in the 2010 Census was 79 percent. That put Lancaster County tied with neighboring York County as the counties in South Carolina with the best census response in 2010.

    South Carolina as a whole has done a good job responding to the census. The state’s most-recent participation rate was listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as 73 percent, one point above the national average.

  • Queen for the day

    OK, grillmasters everywhere, this one is for you. I feel your pain.

    You have already looked through every Mother’s Day card on the rack, searching for the one that’s perfect for the woman who brought you into the world or for the mother of your children.

    To make matters worse, your bankroll is far from “swole,” which makes it even harder to make her queen for the day.

    The only thing you find stuck in the pockets of the pair of dress shorts you just pulled out of the drawer for the first time this spring is lint.