Today's News

  • John Smith sticking around in Great Falls

    Great Falls High School basketball coach and athletics director John Smith has never really wanted to leave the Red Devils and it doesn’t appear he will have to.

    Smith met with Chester County School Superintendent Larry Heath on Friday and said he was left with the impression that Heath wanted him to return to the Chester County Class A school.

    “He asked if I was interested in returning as coach, teacher and AD, the same positions I hold now, and I told him I was,” Smith said.

  • Man shot in legs in home invasion

    A Lancaster man was shot in both legs during a home invasion at a Carolina Lane home early Wednesday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to the area of Carolina Lane and Usher Road, off Memorial Park Road, because gunshots were heard about 1 a.m.

    Officers arrived to find a man staggering toward the back of a mobile home.

    The 34-year-old man was bleeding from his face and head, and from both legs, the report said.

  • Lady Vols booters off to fast start

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers soccer team is off to its best season ever.

    The Lady Vols, at 9-1, are ranked No. 7 in the latest Class AA girls state soccer poll, and with wins over Region IV-AA foe Eau Claire High School have already earned the region title.

    The Lady Vols, in their ninth year of soccer at the Lancaster County Class AA school, are led by captains Rachael Dippel, Sydney Hinson and Rebecca Johnson.

  • Vols bidding to continue tradition

    KERSHAW The Andrew Jackson High  soccer team will again make a solid bid to continue its stellar play this spring.

    The Volunteers, 19-2 last spring, have their share of key returnees back under veteran head coach Randy Jordan and assistant Mark Bridges.

    Heading the returnees are senior striker Jason Faile, who scored 27 goals last season when he earned team MVP honors along with all-region and all-state laurels.

  • Lady Bruins rebound, win

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins rebounded from their first loss, displaying an aggressive, attacking shape to score consistently in an 8-0 road win over Lewisville on Wednesday.

    Larkin Blackwell, Lindsy Cooper, Sedona Smith, Sidney Teague, Morgan Farrar and Morgan Gardner  scored. Katie Duke and Tara Tipton shared the shutout in goal.

    The 9-1 LHS Lady Bruins bounced back from their performance against RV with a strong desire to get back into winning soccer and displayed some of the offensive fire they possessed in some of their earlier matches this season.

  • Rain, Indians plague Lancers

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers hit the road this weekend in hopes of getting back on track.

    The Lancers, after being rained out Saturday in a home twin bill with USC-Salkehatchie, dropped two losses to the Indians on Sunday afternoon at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    “We’re a better team than we showed on Sunday,” USCL coach Steve Williams said.

    USCS took an 8-5 win in the opener and then rolled in the nightcap in a 12-0 victory.

  • Bruins fall to York in baseball

    The Lancaster Bruins dipped to 3-3 overall after dropping a 7-5 road baseball loss to York on Saturday.

    The Bruins loaded the bases in the seventh inning, but were unable to get the key hit.

    Josh Warfield, who worked five frames, took the loss. He fanned eight and allowed nine hits and two walks. Kendall Adams worked a scoreless frame in relief.

    Joseph Threatt and Warfield each had three hits. Threatt drove in two runs. Dalton Johnson had two hits and a RBI. Bryan Gainer and Trey Cauthen each had two hits.

    Lancaster hosts York today at 6 p.m.

  • Rushing, Mullis post LGC aces

    Two Lancaster golfers recently registered aces at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Don Rushing aced No. 7 for his first-ever hole-in-one. Rushing used a seven iron on his 150-yard shot. The Rushing ace was witnessed by Pete Snipes, Buck Winchester, Gene Blackmon and Jerry Perry.

    Jamie Mullis had a hole-in-one on March 12.

    Mullis posted his ace on No. 13, using a five iron on the 162-yard shot.

    The ace was witnessed by Danny Reynolds, Ricky Lackey and Doug Pate.

    Catawba Lions       golf tournament

  • LHS honors winter stars

    Lancaster High School winter sports stars had their final shining moments Thursday night in the LHS auditorium.

    Bruins’ athletes in basketball, wrestling and cheerleading were honored at the annual LHS winter sports awards night sponsored by the school’s athletic booster club.

    The Lancaster High School boys’ basketball team, which finished 12-13 and earned a Class AAAA Upper State bid, drew its share of recognition.

    Senior forward Jonathan McGriff, who averaged 8.7 rebounds a game, was named the LHS boys basketball MVP.

  • AJ places two in strength meet

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers had two athletes place in the top 10 in their respective weight divisions at the state strength meet at White Knoll High School on Saturday.

    AJ juniors Julius Catoe and Kody Faulkenberry were each top 10 finishers at the meet which drew statewide competitors.

    Catoe competed in the unlimited class, while Faulkenberry was in the 230-pound class.

    Catoe qualified for the state, winning the region title in his weight class. Faulkenberry was third in his weight class at the region meet.