Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bruins rally, down L-E

    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 53-50 win in the varsity opener.

    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.”

  • Warriors wrestlers scalp Class AAAA Cougars 60-24

    The second-ranked Indian Land Warriors upped their mat mark to 18-11 with a 60-24 win over Class AAAA foe York on Tuesday night.

    The IL wrestlers used four straight wins in the middle part of their lineup to post the win over the Cougars.

    The match was stalemated at 12-all, but the IL middle weights of Jared Smith, Jonathan Rowe, Logan Creed and Will Pendleton each posted a fall to boost the Warriors to an insurmountable 36-12 lead.

  • Buford's McAteer signs to play at Newberry

    BUFORD – The Lancaster County football connection to Newberry College added a solid link Thursday morning.

    Hard-nosed Buford High School senior running back Brent McAteer, a 5-10, 210-pounder, signed to play at Newberry College.

    “Brent has worked hard on the field and in the weight room the last three years and that work put him in position to have this opportunity to take his career to the next level,” Buford High School football coach Mike Wells said.

  • LHS, AJ boys begin playoffs
  • LHS wrestlers clip Eagles in revenge win

    The Lancaster High School wrestling team rebounded with a solid win over Class AA foe Central of Pageland at the Eagles’ gym on Thursday.

    The Bruins, who improved to 3-6, rolled to a 57-24 win. LHS’s 33-point win avenged a  41-39 home loss to Central last month.

    The Bruins posted six pins en route to the win.

    Gabe Campo, Justin Harper, Joe Craig, Donald Heath, Dawan Thompson and Clay Rollings each had a pin for LHS.

    Cody Pate had a decision, while Jeff Strickland, Quanterious Degraffenreid and Marshawn Rhoney each prevailed on forfeits.

  • Pardue nominated for Red Zone Award

    Andrew Jackson High School senior quarterback Daniel Pardue has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year.

    As a result of this achievement, Pardue is among a select group of players who are eligible to be selected as a national Red Zone Player of the Year and be honored in a full-page feature in USA Today in February.

    Pardue, a three-year starter for the Vols, guided AJ to a 5-6 record, a third-place finish in Conference IV-AA and a first-round Class AA Upper State playoff berth.

  • Morgan, Rowell deserve fair pay

    Tough economic times means sacrifices. And most of us in Lancaster County are probably making them now that the economy is in a recession. Those sacrificing the most are obviously those without jobs, and, unfortunately, there are many in the county who are out of work now – about 4,000 in December, according to the state Employment Security Commission.

  • Powell to lead Lancaster County Gamecock Club

    Glenda Powell has made history.

    Powell, an avid University of South Carolina fan and a longtime member of the Lancaster County Gamecock Club, is the first woman to lead the local chapter of the USC athletic booster organization.

    Powell was elected at a recent Lancaster County Gamecock Club business meeting.

    She replaces longtime Lancaster County Gamecock Club president Billy Crenshaw.

    Crenshaw, a Lancaster contractor, has served as the local Gamecock Club president for 25 years.

  • Vols fall twice to CHS Eagles, seek to rebound Tuesday night

    PAGELAND – Andrew Jackson dropped a pair of Conference IV-AA games at Central of Pageland on Friday night.

    The Eagles capped the sweep with a 55-42 comeback win over the Vols.

    In the opener, the Lady Eagles prevailed 53-38.

    The nightcap saw the Vols lead for three periods, but the eighth-rated Eagles came alive to rally for the 13-point league win.

    AJ held a 35-24 lead going into the final period, but the Vols managed only seven points in the pivotal fourth quarter.