Today's News

  • Jackets rally, stay alive in playoffs,

    BUFORD Determined Buford won a squeaker to keep alive its Div. I Class A Upper State football playoff hopes Friday night at Jackets Stadium.

    In the opening round of the Class A Upstate playoffs, the Ninety Six Wildcats came to Buford to battle the Yellow Jackets.

    The game site was decided by up to four tie-breakers, reflecting the closeness of the two teams. In the fourth tie-breaker, Buford took home field advantage on points allowed during the regular season.

  • Hegler to play in state singles field

    Lancaster High School freshman tennis player Lyndsey Hegler will compete in the Class  AAA/AAAA girls singles tournament this weekend.

    Play begins today and continues Saturday at the Lexington County Tennis Complex in Lexington.

    The state singles tournament includes the top 32 girls tennis players from Class AAA and Class AAAA, and each region receives two bids.

  • Rams ignite to blunt Jackets' run

    CHESTERFIELD Potent Chesterfield was able to pull away in the second half on the way to a 30-0 win over Buford in the second round of the Class A Div. I Upper State football playoffs.

    Buford, which finished 7-5, faced a huge task in taking on a Rams team that defeated Lewisville 70-0 just a week ago to open their playoff run.

    Earlier in the season, CHS had defeated Buford 29-0 at BHS.

  • Rams ignite to blunt Jackets’ run

    GOOSE CREEK, Revenge of the Gators was the Lancaster Bruins’ Friday 13th postseason nightmare.

    Goose Creek avenged a 28-20 Class AAAA Div. II football playoff loss to Lancaster with a 48-0 victory over LHS at John Fulmer Stadium on Friday night.

    One of the main Gators’ menaces was freshman fullback Mike Myers, who much like the character of the same name in Halloween horror flicks, was a demon to the Bruins.

  • Franklin's NDRA winner at speedway

    Lancaster Motor Speedway capped the 2009 racing season, not knowing how the five days of rain and cool weather would affect the red clay racing surface.

    Track officials knew they would have their hands full trying to “undo” what the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida did during the week. With so much water and very limited sunshine, the track was inundated with moisture, with nowhere for it to go.

  • Lancers assist Dream Team in wrapping up T-ball season

    The Lancaster Dream Team’s capped its fall T-ball season Oct. 31 under partly cloudy skies brightened by sunny faces.

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team was on hand to assist with the day’s events that concluded with an awards ceremony and pizza party.

    Every participating child received a 2009 Dream Team baseball medal and a baseball autographed by the Lancers’ baseball team.

    The USCL Lancers’ baseball team is in its second year of play in National Junior College Athletic Association competition.

  • Massey answers challenge

    Lancaster High School defensive coordinator Ricky Brown says Bruins’ senior linebacker Devonte Massey has done well in filling gaps in the LHS stop unit this season.

    Seems the task comes with the position, especially this fall when Lancaster had to fill its share of positions.

    The Bruins lost eight defensive starters to graduation last season and Massey was one of the players, the LHS coaches looked to in hopes of filling the void.

  • Auto dealers in good standing

    Despite a slumping economy and a significant dip in vehicle sales nationwide, local automotive dealers say they are in good standing and are excited about what the next year may bring.

    Annette Gause, owner of H&H Chevrolet in Kershaw, said over the last year, she’s had to cut expenses at the dealership to offset the 20 percent decline in sales.

    However, sales are picking up and Gause believes the worst of the economic recession has passed. The dealership has not downsized at all and is at no risk to close, she said.

  • Long looking for NDRA title

    Matt Long will enter Lancaster Speedway as one of the favorites to carry home the $2,500 first place payday in the inaugural running of the NDRA Finals Saturday night, but Long has bigger plans.

    The personable Ohio transplant sits just 42 points out of the championship lead and that carries a $10,000 check.

    “Lancaster is going to be fun,” said Long. “My goal is a top three in the final points. We would need a lot of luck to win the points, but anything is possible this weekend.”

  • Duo facing elite foes

    Lancaster and Buford face major challenges in prep football playoff action Friday night.

    Lancaster, in the Class AAAA Div. I playoffs for the second straight season, venture to Goose Creek to face the highly-regarded Gators.

    Buford, also on the road, has a shorter bus ride, but an equally tough test as the Jackets face Chesterfield.

    Both games are set for 7:30 p.m. kickoffs.

    The Bruins’ clash with the Gators, 8-3, is only the second football meeting between the two schools, but the last meeting is quite fresh on the GCHS’s mind.