Today's News

  • Trojans foil Bruins’ quest

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Bruins ran into a purple storm in Rock Hill on Wednesday night. Lancaster, making its first playoff appearance under head coach Ricardo Priester, suffered a 76-63 setback to the Trojans of Northwestern.

    The Bruins scored the first bucket of the night just to see Northwestern outscore them 19 to 4 to end the first quarter. Northwestern took a 32-19 lead into the half. The Trojans extended its lead 55-38 after three periods.

  • Vols hold off Stallions in split

    KERSHAW – The annual Andrew Jackson High School basketball court warming saw the Vols finish in a blaze of glory.

    The AJ boys capped a Conference IV-AA split with Lee Central with a 52-45 win over the Stallions.

    The seven-point win gave the Vols a season's sweep of LC and also gave AJ a 13-7 mark, the most victories in a season since the 2001 AJ hoops campaign.

    The night wasn't as good for the Lady Vols, who dropped a 69-29 loss to the Lady Stallions.

    The AJ Vols, 6-4 in region play, started strong and finished fast for the victory.

  • Lady Warriors ousted

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors went toe-to-toe with Landrum, but couldn’t make enough plays at the end. The Lady Cardinals defeated the Lady Warriors, 64-58, in the second round of Class A Upper State girls basketball playoffs Thursday night.

    The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 20-15 lead after one period behind the play of Jelissa Gordon and Hannah Harris as they combined for 13 points.

  • Bruins drop pair at Spring Valley

    Lancaster battled back from an early deficit only to fall shy in its regular-season Region IV-AAAA basketball finale on Friday night in Pontiac.

    Spring Valley built a 43-25 halftime lead, but the Bruins battled to the end before dropping a 93-86 loss.

    The Vikes’ seven-point win gave them a sweep of the region twin bill as the LHS girls dropped a 61-27 setback.

    The nightcap appeared to have the makings of a runaway, but the determined Bruins clawed back to slice the margin to 61-52 after three. LHS, 12-12, 4-6, rallied to within six, but could get no closer.

  • Warriors sweep rival Jackets in two tough wins

    BUFORD – Indian Land prevailed in a pair of thrillers to cap regular-season Conference III-A basketball play in a sweep of county rival Buford on Thursday night.

    The Conference III-A champion Indian Land girls put the finishing touches on a perfect league mark, but not without a battle in a 46-43 win over the upset-minded the Lady Jackets.

    In the nightcap, the IL boys rallied to notch a 48-41 win over Buford.

    The opener was a battle to the wire, with Buford looking to pull the upset.

    The Lady Warriors held off Buford for the three-point win.

  • Lancaster wins, nets playoff berth

    The Lancaster High School Bruins secured a Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoff berth with a thrilling 45-42 home win over Blythewood on Tuesday night.

    In fitting fashion on Bruins senior night, LHS senior Michael Catoe hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left to lift Lancaster to the three-point win.

    “Catoe stepped up big for us tonight,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “I'm happy for our seniors because they've been there for us all season.”

  • Lady Warriors rally for crown

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors rallied late to wrap up the Conference III-A girls basketball championship on Tuesday night with a 63-60 win over Chesterfield.

    IL, 11-0 in conference play, saw the Lady Rams rally from an early deficit to take the lead midway the final period, but the Lady Warriors responded in the clutch to earn the win.

    Victoria McVicker hit a layup with 5:41 to play to put CHS up 51-50.

    Later in the period in a pivotal sequence, the Lady Warriors, down 56-54, reeled off six straight points to forge a 60-56 lead.

  • Lancers start strong

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball team launched a new era in Lancers’ athletics in sweeping fashion Friday afternoon.

    USC-L took a doubleheader from Prince’s George Community College at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The sweep featured a thrilling 3-2 comeback win in the opener and a six-inning shutout rout in the nightcap.

  • Wells, Thompson enjoy all-star experience

    MYRTLE BEACH A week at the beach ended with a loss, but Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells  and Lancaster High School linebacker Dawan Thompson still sported smiles Saturday afternoon.

    Wells and Thompson were members of the North stars in the 61st annual North-South All-Star football game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The South stars, snapping a three-game skid, notched a 24-14 win over the North in the game which draws the top senior football players from across the state to the Grand Strand.

  • Paper plant workers face furloughs

    An area paper plant is feeling the effects of a slow economy, and has made plans to furlough more than 100 employees.

    AbitibiBowater, located just across the Lancaster County line in Catawba, will shut down one of its three paper machines for one month in an effort to save money.

    The No. 1 machine, which creates paper from pulp, is operated by 123 people, which includes 101 production employees and 22 maintenance workers. Those people will be temporarily out of work from March 1 through March 31. Employees will be back to work starting April 1.