Today's News

  • Junior Warriors edge Bruins for jayvee title

    Indian Land captured the first Bruins junior varsity soccer tournament with a 2-1 win over host Lancaster on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

    The Junior Warriors and Junior Bruins played a tough defensive match, with good shots hard to produce.

    Lancaster keeper Matt Johnston made two outstanding stops to keep Indian Land off the scoreboard in the first half.

    The Indian Land defense limited Lancaster to two shots on goal in the first half which ended in a scoreless draw. The offensive pressure increased in the second half.

  • At Relay For Life, every quarter counts

    As of noon Friday, about $140,000 had been raised for the 2010 Relay For Life.

    Donna Parsons, Relay co-chair, hopes the $215,000 goal will be reached.

    Last year’s Relay raised $256,407 to help fund American Cancer Society cancer research and cancer awareness and wellness programs.

    While a tough economic climate has made for a challenging year, Parsons said the local Relay For Life continues to grow and is up to an all-time high 63 teams.

  • St. Luke UMC consecrates its new sanctuary

    Almost three years ago, stones were placed in each Sunday school classroom at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

    Its members were asked to write prayer requests on each one and how they could each be used to make a dream of a “new” sanctuary into a reality.

    When the St. Luke sanctuary renovations were started in October 2009, those stones were literally poured into the foundation.

    Consecrated on Sunday, the sanctuary is indeed a house of worship built on the prayers of its people, said the Rev. Kyle Randle.

  • No wiggle room

    There’s a Relay For Life sign leaning on the desk just outside Room 105 at Buford Elementary School.

    When the new school first opened, Room 105 was a teacher’s lounge. Trust me, I know, having spent my share of time in it assisting teachers while fulfilling the volunteer hours requirement for Discovery School.

    But now, the Bunn coffee maker, refrigerator and miscellaneous teacher supplies are gone.

  • Bruins win county meet

    The Lancaster Bruins captured the boys title in the Run for Ryan KLS Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

    LHS captured the crown with 133 points, followed by Buford 54, Indian Land 27 and Andrew Jackson 25.

    In the overall meet, LHS also prevailed in the combined meet with the girls for 266.5 points. IL had 82.5 points for second overall, with Buford third, 81 and AJ fourth, 41.

  • Lady Vols blast Lions in soccer

    The host Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers defeated  Lewisville in girls soccer, 8-1 on Monday.

    The Lady Vols had plenty of help in scoring as goals were scored by four different players.  Ashley Beavers scored three, Leah Kennington tallied three, Jordan Truesdale and Stephanie Baker each had one. Madi Jans, Erin Roberts and Kennington also had assists in the win. AJ held a 7-0 lead at the half.

    Goalkeepers for Andrew Jackson were Amber Kelley and Kennington, who teamed for the shutout.

    Bruins top Chester

  • Lancers split 3 at LJC

    The University of South Carolina Lancers protected their fourth-place standing in the NJCAA Region X regular-season standings in a split with Louisburg Junior College over the weekend.

    The Lancers, 24-20, 15-16, opened strong with a sweep on Saturday, but dropped two Sunday.

    In the Saturday opener, USCL upended Louisburg 12-8 behind a 17-hit attack.

  • Teen injured in fall from car

    A Lancaster teen will need reconstructive surgery on her face after falling from a moving car Monday night.

    The 17-year-old was getting picked up by a friend on Clark Place when she jumped on the driver’s side window with her right hip resting on the door, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The teen told the driver to drive forward. The teen then felt a push on her hip, which startled her and caused her to fall, the teen told police.

  • Miller's four firsts spark Lady Bruins' victory

    Lancaster High School’s Janell Miller captured firsts in four events to pace the Lady Bruins to the title in the Lancaster County girls track meet as part of the annual Run for Ryan KLS event Saturday.

    Miller won in the 100, 200, 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 events at the LHS track.

    The Lady Bruins topped the girls’ field with 133.5 points followed by Indian Land, 55.5, Buford 27 and AJ 16.

    The LHS girls teamed with the LHS boys to compile 266.5 points to take the overall crown. The Bruins were followed by Indian Land 82.5, Buford 81 and AJ 41.

  • Mangum wins, nets Super Street bounty

    Track veteran Shawn Mangum collected the Super Street bounty on Brandy Baker to highlight an action-packed night at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.

    The Super Street front row had Frankie McGuire and Travis Mosley, but all eyes were on “The Gambler,” Brandy Baker, who started in the rear after winning three straight.

    When the green flag dropped, it was McGuire leading, with Travis Mosley all over his back bumper. Baker was on a mission to get to the front of the pack, and “The Gambler” was picking off cars left and right to get to the front.