Today's News

  • Football changed Rizzo

    INDIAN LAND If Indian Land High School senior defensive tackle Roberto Rizzo doesn’t make another tackle this season, Warriors’ head coach Mike Mayer won’t be overly disappointed.

    He hopes Rizzo, a first-year starter, hasn’t made his last hit in the trenches, but given Rizzo’s recent past, anything he achieves this season is royal blue and gold icing on the cake.

    Just after Thanksgiving last year, Rizzo made a decision to make a full commitment to reach his potential on and off the football field.

  • Racing returns with caution-filled night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returned to action Saturday night after a month of no action.

    The lack of action definitely was obvious, as many things went awry. This was the Memorial Race, paying tribute to Jason Payne, Junior Sexton and Garland Parker.

    The Young Guns division had little action as Andrew Yandle led the first lap of all eight laps of the main en route to another win. Nathan Geist was second, Brandan Blackmon third, followed by Amanda Blackwell and Amanda Bell.

  • Healthy Neff ready to contribute at USC

    COLUMBIA After three years at the University of South Carolina, redshirt sophomore Steven Neff is finally healthy and ready for an exciting and complete year with Carolina baseball.

    Neff came to Carolina as a strong arm from Lancaster High School. He was the 2007 Gatorade South Carolina High School Player of the Year and finished his high school career with a 1.38 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 76.1 innings.

  • LHS opens region play

    Lancaster joins the family fray with a major challenge Friday night.

    The Bruins, 5-1, will kick off Region IV-AAAA play as they venture to Rock Hill to battle the 4-2 South Pointe Stallions, the defending Class AAAA Div. II state champions.

    Lancaster’s clash with the Stallions marks its 2009 region opener.

    The rest of the county teams have already launched league play this season.

    Andrew Jackson, fresh off a 21-18 comeback victory over Eau Claire of Columbia in its region opener, hosts Keenan High of Columbia for the Vols’ homecoming game.

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  • Lady Warriors net region tennis crown

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warrior tennis team defeated the McBee High School Lady Panthers 6-1 in a match Oct. 1 at the Sun City tennis facility.

    The IL win means Lady Warriors won the region title.

    Hannah Shoemaker (IL) def. Christy McCormick (M), 6-2, 6-2

    Haley Hunter (IL) def. Haylee Melton (M) 6-4, 6-2

    Julia Greiner (IL) def. Hannah Hawkins (M), 6-3, 6-2

    Samantha Johnson (M) def. Hannah Hunter (IL), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)

    Kim Koenig (IL) def. Cara Moore 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 12-10 (match tiebreaker)

  • Police reports - Oct. 14, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was charged with drug possession after a traffic stop on West Meeting Street on Oct. 9.

    Spencer Massey, 41, 1025-C Woodcreek Apartments, was charged with third offense simple possession of marijuana.

    According to the report, officers stopped the car Massey was riding in because the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

  • LMS hosting Carolina Clash on Saturday night

    Carolina Clash Racing Series will roll into Lancaster Speedway Saturday when the Clash will run its fifth race for the Chase for the Cup.

    The race, which was rained out last month at LMS, is a 50-lap, $5,000 to win special event.

    “With the points still close, we expect a lot of the top 10 drivers, plus other big names for this event,” a LMS official said about the race.

    Chris “Fergy” Ferguson took the checkers at Fayetteville Motor Speedway on Oct. 3.

    Latest Clash points:

    1. Jeff Smith, 3,735

    2. Ricky Weeks, 3,693

  • I just don't have as much to talk about

    It never fails. If you are a happily (or unhappily) married man and have been for a number of years, your bride will initiate this conversation during a road trip.

    And if she hasn’t done it yet, don’t worry. It’s coming.

    It goes something like this: “Say something. We’ve gone 200 miles and you haven’t said a single word to me. And don’t tell me you’re quiet from driving and paying attention to the road, either.

  • Hiding no more

    Janie McManus loves historical fiction.

    For the seventh grade social studies teacher at South Middle School, it’s a way to make the textbook come alive.

    Right now, she is reading “Breadwinner” by Deborah Ellis, to her classes, which is about the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    “Will it be on that big test at the end of the year? Probably not,” she said.

    “But it’s timely and they need to know this stuff.