Today's News

  • Fire shuts down AJ Middle

    Andrew Jackson Middle School may be closed for weeks as workers clean up extensive smoke damage from a Thursday night fire whose cost might total $1 million.
    The school’s students stayed home Friday and will be out again Monday, said school Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. Starting Tuesday, they will attend other nearby schools until AJMS is ready to reopen.
    Each grade will report to a different school in the area Tuesday. Sixth graders will go to Heath Springs Elementary, seventh graders to Kershaw Elementary and eighth graders to AJ High School.

  • Warriors’ Daley in North-South Classic

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior wrestler Kyle Daley will be among the state mat elite this weekend.

    Daley, the Warriors’ 152-pound ace, will compete in the 30th annual North-South Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School in North Myrtle Beach. He will wrestle with the Class AAA-AAAA North All-Star team.

    Daley, a state runner-up in the 2018 Class AAA individual state championship tournament last weekend in Anderson, posted a 51-8 record this season with 30 pins.

  • Flynn, Jackets look to continue success

    The Buford Yellow Jackets have a new look for the 2018 baseball season, but they’re hoping to continue their successful ways of past diamond campaigns.

    The Jackets, 13-17-1 last season, finished third in the Class AA Lower State and captured the District VII baseball crown.

    A host of players are back in the maroon and gold fold under the guidance of first-year head coach Gavin Flynn, a key part of Buford’s success in seasons gone by.

  • Comporium baseball tourney continues today

    Play in the annual Comporium Preseason Baseball Invtiational will be completed over the next two days – today and Saturday.

    Rain washed out action at the Andrew Jackson and Buford high school baseball fields on Thursday.

    Third-round bracket play at Andrew Jackson High School has two games today, Lancaster facing Chester at 4:30 p.m., with host AJ meeting Lewisville at 7.

    Games today at Buford feature Central of Pageland meeting the Carolina Royals at 4:30 p.m., with South Pointe facing Buford at 7.

  • Lancaster Speedway car show March 10

    Racing season is here and in full swing at Lancaster Motor Speedway, which is under new management.

    LMS held a successful open practice last Saturday when  over 50 cars tested the track’s surface.

    The new management is set to tackle another first. The  popular Lancaster Motor Speedway car show is set to take place in the track grandstands parking lot March 10.

  • Bob Jones’ Brunson reaps player of the year honor

    GREENVILLE – Sha’Ron Brunson of Lancaster, a senior basketball forward for Bob Jones University, has been named South Region Division II Player of the Year by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

    “I’m so happy for Sha’Ron,” Lady Bruins Head Coach Mike LeViere said. “She’s been an integral part of our program for so many years and has always quietly gone about her business.”

  • BHS to hold fundraiser for ‘Coach Moe’

    Buford High School will host a barbecue fundraiser for Jeff “Coach Moe” Moyer from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Yellow Jackets football stadium. 

    Moyer was diagnosed with brain cancer several weeks ago and all proceeds benefit his medical expenses. 

    Tickets, at $8 each, are available at the high school office, or from any BHS student athlete. 

  • Warriors capture two state titles

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School captured two individual state wrestling championships, with Warriors junior grappler Austin Ross making ILHS mat history.

    Ross, who won the 106-pound state title as a sophomore, became the first Warriors’ wrestler to repeat the state title feat with the Class AAA 113-pound state championship Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.

    Warriors’ freshman wrestler Solomon Cortez won the Class AAA 106-pound state championship to give ILHS two on the blue and gold’s memorable day.

  • Kalab Haven state champ in first mat try

    ANDERSON – Andrew Jackson High School freshman wrestler Kalab Haven had his brothers on his mind when the Volunteers’ 160-pounder took the mat in the Class A-AA state individual tournament Saturday night in the Anderson Civic Center.

    Haven had his family name to live up to since his brothers, Dalton “Tex” Haven and Hunter Haven, had won state individual titles in their respective weight classes, but there was greater motivation to earn the coveted gold.

  • Dylan Jenkins leads Jackets in A-AA state tournament

    Buford High School had three Jackets wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament, with BHS freshman Dylan Jenkins leading the way in Anderson on Saturday.

    Jenkins finished as the 106-pound state runner-up with a 2-1 effort on the day.

    Jenkins went 33-12 on the season at 106.

    Blake Bailey, at 138-pounds, was 3-1 on the day to give him a 39-5 record for the season.

    Bailey, a sophomore, finished third in the 138-pound class.

    Webber Moore, a sophomore, placed third at 160.