Today's News

  • Holiday Hoops caps play crowning 5 new champs

    The seventh annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 28 teams, capped play Dec. 20 when champions in five different divisions were crowned.

    The week-long tournament involved teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association League, from first graders to high school seniors.

    Games were played during the week at several area church gyms (Covenant Baptist, Zion United Methodist and First Baptist of Kershaw) with weekend games played at North Elementary and Lancaster High.

  • Lancaster had official link in state title tilts

     The recent weekend of champions at Clemson's Death Valley didn't include a Lancaster County team, but there were a few local links.

    Lancaster County has always had a presence in the state title football games when it comes to officials and 2008 was no exception.

  • Sandlappers tab Kirkland

    Shrine Bowl-bound William Kirkland’s Christmas and Christmas break came surprisingly early Monday night.

    Kirkland, an all-region offensive tackle for the Lancaster Bruins, was named as an injury replacement player for the 72nd annual Shrine Bowl game Saturday at 1 p.m.

    The Shrine Bowl, played at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium, is the annual charity all-star football game which features the Carolinas top senior high school football players. Game proceeds benefit the Shrine hospitals for burned and cripple children.

  • Jackets look to rebound in Chesterfield tourney

    Buford will be looking for a win this afternoon as the Jackets cap play in the annual Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield High School.

    BHS is set to play today at 2 p.m.

    The Jackets opened play with two straight losses, falling to Class AAA Daniel High School of Clemson and Class AA foe Central.

    Central used a key second-period surge to take its 50-34 win over the Jackets on Tuesday afternoon at Chesterfield.

  • Drum out as Lions' football coach, AD

    RICHBURG – Floyd Drum will not return as the Lewisville High School head football coach next season.

    Drum, who led the Lewisville High School football team to three consecutive region titles from 2005-07, and served as the school’s athletic director, was removed from his post on Friday.

  • Fast start sparks Buford in victory over Lancaster

    Fast-starting Buford High  bolted to a 33-0 lead and kept the upper hand for a 48-24 prep wrestling win over Class AAAA county rival Lancaster on Thursday night at the BHS gym.

    The Jackets’ 24-point win gave Buford a sweep of the Bruins for the 2008-09 mat campaign.

    Buford downed Lancaster 54-30 at the LHS gym as part of a sweep in a three-way match with Class AA Central High School of Pageland last month.

  • Lancers launch baseball era Friday at Doomsday

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers launch a new era in sports Friday at noon when the school’s baseball team plays its first game.

    The Lancers, led by coach Steve Williams, face Prince’s George Community College of Maryland in a twin bill at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The second game is slated to start at approximately 2 p.m.

    Opening ceremonies include major Joe Shaw throwing out the first pitch to Larry Blackwell.

  • Kingdom Heirs kick off 2009 GlennMark gospel series at 7 p.m. Friday

    Nobody has dreams of getting paid to perform at theme park in the mountains of East Tennessee, but that’s just what Steve French of the Kingdom Heirs does these days.

    One of the leading quartets in gospel music, the Kingdom Heirs will kick off the 2009 GlennMark Concert Series at 7 p.m. tonight at Second Baptist Church, 1526 Great Falls Highway.

    “They only travel a few weeks during the winter months so it’s a special event when they come to town,” said Dennis Nichols of GlennMark.

  • First Class Bluegrass

    Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent are indeed the real deal.

    And given the way the two veteran musicians are taking the bluegrass scene by storm, there is a lot of truth to their “Real Deal” nickname.

    The award-winning duo will be in concert here at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fairway Room at Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Red Cross hopes to collect 120 pints of blood at drive

    A new age group may now donate blood, and the local American Red Cross hopes they’ll come out to a blood drive at Lancaster High School on Saturday.

    The drive is being sponsored by LHS Civinettes group. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria.

    LHS students who are 16 may now donate blood with parental consent. Ages 17 and up do not require parental permission. Every donor must weigh at least 110 pounds.

    “We want them (teenagers) to start giving blood,” said Lancaster Red Cross director Gina Amato.