Today's News

  • Lancaster swim team beats Chester

    The Lancaster County swim team defeated Chester for the second time this season, taking a 394-163 win on Thursday in Chester.

    Gracie Scott and Elizabeth Catoe paced the LCST with four firsts each.

    Samuel Page notched three firsts.

    Brooks Digh, Anna Scott, Cody Brown, Lauren Spencer, Bryce Blanton, Mikaela Beacham and Chris James each had two firsts for the Sharks.

    The Lancaster County swim team hosts the annual Aquatics meet on July 8-9.

    Individual medley

    9-10 – 1. Gracie Scott (L), 2. Lauren Spencer (L), 3. Alaina Houghtaling (L)

  • Crawford wins in USA Outdoor event

    With the wind at his back, Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford turned in the best performance of his sprinting career Sunday, winning the men’s 200-meter dash in 19.73 seconds at the USA Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

    “That’s the fastest my body has ever moved in its lifetime,” said Crawford, whose non-assisted best is 19.79 seconds, set at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where he won the gold in the 200.

  • Lancers sign Banks duo

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster golf coach Rick Walters pulled off a links recruiting coup he’s been working on for some time.

    Buford High School golf standouts Trevor and Taylor Banks, who launched their careers with Walters 12 years ago when he guided the S.C. chapter of the Lancaster Junior Golf Association, are back with him.

    The BHS Jackets’ ace brother duo made it official, signing with Walters and the USCL Lancers’ golf program on Friday.

  • Track Club captures 88 awards in Clemson

    The Columbus Parker Track Club captured 88 awards at a meet in Clemson earlier this season. The CPTC highlighted the effort with 13 firsts and 27 runner-up finishes. The team posted 14 thirds, 10 fourths and 24 fifth-place showings.

    8-under girls

    100 meters – 2. Rekia Polk, 4. Journei Spratt

    Long jump – 1. Rekia Polk, 3. Journei Spratt, 4. Amiracle Malloy

    Shot put – 2. Amiracle Malloy

    10-under girls

    4 x 100 relay – 2. Rekia Polk, Journei Spratt, Alexus Lowery, Alexis King

  • P-31 action aplenty

    Lancaster American Legion Post 31 suffered a road loss, 6-3, to Clover in League V action Thursday night.

    The first inning proved to be all Clover needed for the win. Clover plated all six runs in the initial inning. Mike Catoe started on the mound for P-31 and went the distance. Catoe pitched eight innings, scattering eight hits and striking out five. Clover’s runs were all unearned.

  • NL District 2 champs

    Needing back-to-back wins, the National League AA all-stars won the District 2 championship in dramatic fashion Saturday night.

    In the third and decisive game of the best-of-three tournament, NL’s Caleb Payne scored the game-winning walk-off run in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving the NL a 13-12 come-from-behind win over the American League.

  • Juniors competitive at Chester

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association held its second tournament June 22 when the juniors competed at the Chester Golf Club.

    Chapter director Raymon Chisom noted a host of solid scores in the tournament.

    The boys 15-18 age division was competitive with three golfers tying for first place.

    The trio included Corey Robinson, Austin Terry and Dillan Waldrop, who each shot an 83 to tie for the top spot.

    Jordan Hinson finished second with an 84 and Dalton Bradley was third with an 85.

  • Hot Night at Lancaster Speedway

    The 90-plus degree temperature Saturday made for a busy day for the track crew at Lancaster Motor Speedway. Track crew members worked steadily to keep moisture in clay of the dirt track under the extreme heat conditions. Water was added to give the track more grip and settle the dust.

  • 1959 LHS girls basketball team savors title season

    The 1958-59 edition of the Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes’ girls basketball team had some golden memories to share in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

    The team’s Class AA state championship season completed an outhouse to penthouse run for the LHS girls basketball program.

    The team, in conjunction with the LHS Class of 1959 reunion last month, held a reunion hosted by one of its senior tri-captains, Rachel Huggins Davis.

  • P-31 seniors rebound, win

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team rallied late to take a 10-inning non-league win over host Bishopville on Wednesday night.

    Nick Ferguson smashed a pair of two-run homers, with his second two-run shot, lifting Lancaster to the 7-5 win over Bishopville.

    Ferguson was 3-6 on the night.

    Right-hander Michael Catoe, who worked nine frames, was the winner. Catoe struck out nine and allowed 11 hits and two walks.

    “Michael grew stronger as the game wore on,” P-31 coach Brett Blackmon said.