Today's News

  • Experienced Warriors optimistic about upcoming baseball season

    The Indian Land High School baseball team has its share of experience and optimism as the Warriors enter their first season on the diamond in Class AAA.

    The Warriors, under third-year coach Joey Robinson, have a solid cast back from the 2016 team, which finished 15-12 and the district runner-up in Class AA.

  • Buford Middle 2-1 in tourney

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    The Buford Middle School baseball team went 2-1 in tournament play at Rock Hill over the weekend of Feb. 24-25.

    Buford opened play with a 6-2 win over Indian Land.

    BMS was led by a strong pitching performance from Kevin Wooden with five strikeouts. Evan Teague and Caleb Payne also worked the mound for BMS.

  • Bruin bear sculpture to be unveiled at LHS field

    The ping of the aluminum softball bat and the pop of the glove have been mixed with the sound of a chainsaw at the Lancaster High School softball diamond this week.

    Michael Blaine, a world-renowned chainsaw wood carver, has been working at the LHS field on a special project.

    Blaine has carved a 7-foot-tall Bruin Bear at the field where the final product will be unveiled Wednesday.

  • Warriors earn title game bid

    Indian Land, unbeaten in three tournament pool games in the AJ bracket, earned a berth in the Comporium Preseason Invitational title game with an 8-0 win over Lancaster.

    The Warriors, behind the work of three hurlers who combined to allow a hit, topped the Bruins, 8-0 at Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday afternoon.

    Seth Bevans earned the win for the Warriors, working five innings, surrendering no runs, a hit and a walk.

    Bevans struck out five.

  • Bruins’ Nehemiah McGriff picked for North-South game

    Lancaster High School senior basketball star Nehemiah McGriff will cap his prep hoops career in grand style later this month.

    McGriff, a 6-foot-6 performer, has been selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star boys basketball game at Lexington High School on March 18.

    McGriff, who signed with Limestone College in the early signing period last fall, played four seasons of basketball for the Bruins.

  • Lady Warriors defeat Bruins in soccer play

    Indian Land improved to 2-1-1 on the season as the Lady Warriors blanked Lancaster High 6-0 in girls soccer at the ILHS Reservation on Thursday night.

    The Lady Warriors built a 1-0 halftime lead and added five second-half goals on the way to the win.

    Summer Bishop scored twice, while Emily Gerdes, Shelby Ryberg, Kelsey Long and Emily Jordan each tallied a goal. Abby Curry also had an assist for the ILHS girls.

  • Sheriff wants to revive Adopt-a-Highway

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking volunteers from across the community to help revive the Adopt-a-Highway Program.
    Participation in the program, in which community groups take responsibility for cleaning up roadsides in specific areas, has fallen off in recent years, said sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Murphy.

  • Community Foundation grants help other nonprofits

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster County Community Foundation awarded $4,500 in grants to nonprofits in Lancaster in the past year.
    The recipients were:
    ◆ HOPE in Lancaster, which received $1,500 for its “Fresh and Healthy Food Initiative.”
    ◆ Grace Place in Lancaster, which got $1,000 for building renovations to double the number of children it serves.

  • Cold snap puts tender plants at risk this weekend

    Temperatures dipping below freezing and scattered frost have put the state’s peach crop and early blooming spring flowers at risk this weekend.
    Nighttime lows are projected to dip to 26 degrees Saturday night and about 30 degrees Sunday night. Recent warm days have a few plants ahead of schedule presenting the possibility of frostbite for their tender leaves and blooms.

  • State issues fire alert to discourage burning

    The S.C. Forestry Commission issued a Red Flag Fire Alert for the entire state Friday to discourage all outdoor burning.
    Darryl Jones, commission fire chief, said weather forecasts through Sunday include stronger-than-normal wind gusts and low relative humidity. When combined with dry conditions, those factors increase the likelihood that outdoor fires can rapidly spread out of control.