Today's News

  • Kersey pleased with IL mat effort

    A long two-day road trip to Hilton Head could go a long way in the Indian Land Warriors’ wrestling season.

    IL coach Mike Kersey was pleased with the Warriors’ effort in the Seahawk Duals at Hilton Head High School on Monday and Tuesday.

    The Warriors won their pool and went 4-2 in six matches.

    “We accomplished what we wanted at Hilton Head,” Kersey said. “We were down four starters, so we felt, as a team, we wrestled well against an outstanding field.

  • Rams edge Warriors to take IL Invitational crown

    Chesterfield captured four weight titles and had 10 wrestlers place to compile 238.5 points on the way to the 2008 Warrior Invitational championship at Indian Land High School on Saturday.

    The CHS Rams’ champions included Tyler Alley (103), Ian Harper (119), Josh McCall (125) and Elijah Burr (135).

    Indian Land, led by tournament Most Outstanding Wrester Dillon Creed, finished second with 228 points, with Buford third, 140 points.

  • Jackets highlight mat sweep with wins over Bruins, Eagles

    Buford highlighted a prep wrestling sweep with a fast finish to down county rival Lancaster 54-30 in the Bruins’ gym on Thursday night.

    Buford made the most of its trip to town, taking a 54-24 win over Central of Pageland. In the Jackets’ 24-point win over the Bruins, BHS led 36-30 with three weight classes to go, but it went on an 18-0 run to seal the win.

    Lamont McPhearson, Daniel Deese and Josh Ferguson each had a pin to cap the Jackets’ decisive run.

  • County should repeal blue laws

    Lancaster County Council has wrangled over the blue laws before, and they’ve decided to take hold of this hot potato issue again.

    Last week, council voted 6-1 in favor of first reading of an ordinance that would repeal the blue laws that restrict sales on Sundays. The repeal would not change laws regulating alcohol sales on Sundays. The repeal would last for four years.

    It would deal only with the blue laws that keep certain businesses, such as department stores, closed until 1:30 p.m. on Sundays and restrict the sale of certain items until after 1:30 p.m.

  • News honors 2008's elite

    A pair of multi-sports performers, who distinguished themselves in elite competition, are The Lancaster News’ 2008 Athletes of the Year.

    u Buford High School senior golfer Trevor Banks, the Class AA medalist, and Lancaster High School girls basketball star Miteka Trueheart are the top athletes.

    Banks, who plays golf, football and has wrestled at BHS, made headlines last spring as the medalist in the Class AA state golf tournament.

  • Vols sweep by visiting Knights

    Andrew Jackson tuned for Conference IV-AA play, sweeping Class A foe North Central on the hardwood Tuesday night.

    The Lady Vols opened play with a 32-23 win and the AJ boys followed with a 58-46 win over the Knights.

    In the second game, AJ bolted to a 17-7 first-period lead, but the Knights, on a 26-21 surge, sliced the AJ edge to 38-33 with a period to play.

    The Vols held a 28-19 lead at the break, but NC rallied to make it a five-point game with eight minutes to play.

  • Icy conditions halt winter sports play

    Icy road conditions, which postponed classes in the Lancaster County School District on Tuesday, also put a halt to high school winter sports action for Tuesday night.

    County school district policy calls for the cancellation of  school-related events with the postponement of classes.

    Lancaster High School athletic director Mark Strickland said the Bruins had two events canceled for Tuesday night.

    LHS’s Region IV-AAAA road basketball game with Ridge View High School was postponed to Saturday at noon.

  • Law should deter drinking and driving

    Stiffer driving under the influence laws took effect in South Carolina on Feb. 10. They were definitely needed, as the state has one of the highest fatality rates due to drunken driving in the nation. Gov. Mark Sanford says the new laws will make highways in the state safer.

    The new law creates a tiered system of penalties based on blood alcohol levels and number of prior offenses. The blood-alcohol limit is 0.08 percent. The new penalties get harsher at 0.10 and again at 0.16 percent.

  • Bruins rally to down Demons

    The Lancaster Bruins rallied in the second half to notch a 62-56 win over Class AAA Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins' six-point win gave LHS a sweep after the Lady Bruins took a 53-30 win.

    L-E held a 31-30 lead at the break, but the Bruins used an 18-7 third-period spree to take a 48-38 lead with a period to play.

    “I was proud of our effort,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We were very efficient. I thought we overcame mistakes and made some big plays.”

  • Probation tough lesson for Warriors

    The recent Indian Land basketball incident, which ultimately led to the Warriors’ team being placed on a year’s probation by the S.C High School League, is an unfortunate situation.

    The Warriors are having a solid year on the hardwood under coach Nate Smith and the team was in the running for a postseason bid to the Class A Upstate playoffs. Now, the IL boys can only play out the season in a show of pride.

    The incident – a scuffle between opposing players during the Jan. 6 home game with McBee High School – lasted about two minutes.