Today's News

  • All-county defensive unit sports big hitters

    The Lancaster News’ 2008 all-county defensive football team features its share of big-hitters.

    The unit is led by a trio of outstanding linebackers, including AJ’s Dylan McKittrick, Lancaster High’s Stephno Drakeford and Buford High’s Joseph Wright.

  • Bruins, Vols impressive in road victories

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson each came away with solid road wins in prep basketball play Friday night.

    The Vols, in their Conference IV-AA opener, downed Eau Claire of Columbia 55-43, while the Bruins, in their final non-region tilt, knocked off Nation Ford of Fort Mill 59-49.

    The Bruins, who improved to 8-6, ignited in the second period to take control of the game.

    LHS held a 9-7 lead after one period, but used a 20-7 second-quarter run to gain a 29-14 lead at the break.

  • Raiders top Vols on third-period charge

    Keenan used a key third-period spree to post a 68-52 win over Andrew Jackson to complete at Conference IV-AA sweep on Monday night in Columbia.

    Keenan held a 28-21 lead at the break, but outscored AJ 21-12 in the third period to gain a 49-33 edge.

    The Raiders used a key 12-0 run which was started by a trey.

    “We hung in there pretty well until Ryan (Miller) got his third foul in the game,” AJ coach Dale Reeves said. “We had some turnovers in the second half which hurt us.

  • Car hits tanning salon

    A car slammed through the front of Four Seasons Tanning Salon late Sunday night, causing extensive damage.

    The front end of the car crashed into the front door, then spun around. The rear of the car then crashed through the corner of the building, said Debra Gunn, an employee of the salon on Kershaw-Camden Highway for about four years.

    The driver must have been speeding to have hit the building with such force " twice, Gunn said.

  • Crawford gives silver medal to Martina

    An international committee meets next month to decide who will receive the silver medal for the Olympic men’s 200-meter race, but for silver medalist Shawn Crawford, the decision has already been made.

  • Play continues Monday at AJ

    Area holiday hoops play picks up the pace Monday.

    The annual Comporium Christmas Classic, which opened play Saturday with four games, caps play with four games on tap Monday at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The final round has the girls’ consolation game at 4 p.m., with the boys’ consolation game at 5:30. The girls’ title game tips off at 7, with the boys championship game at 8:30.

  • Williams’ FT lifts IL girls; Lady Jackets hold off NC

    The Indian Land and Buford girls teams each posted Conference III-A basketball wins in make-up games on Thursday night.

    The IL girls, who host Buford tonight at 7, took an exciting 48-47 win, while Buford downed North Central 46-42.

    Williams keys IL win

    Indian Land’s Mariah Williams hit a free throw with 6.6 seconds to play to lift the Lady Warriors to a 48-47 win over sixth-ranked Chesterfield on Thursday night.

    The game was played Thursday after being postponed Tuesday due to the winter storm.

  • Warriors scalp BHS twice

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land earned a pair of county and league scalps, sweeping Conference III-A foe Buford on Friday night in the Warriors’ gym.

    The IL boys, 4-10, 2-3, posted a 65-52 win after the Lady Warriors rolled to a 77-30 decision.

    The Warriors started strong, bolting to a 17-0 lead to take a 20-3 lead on the Jackets after the opening period.

    Buford battled back to make it a 15-point game, 37-22 at the break.

    The Jackets came out firing to open the second half and used an 11-5 run close the Warriors’ edge to 41-33.

  • Vols hold off Rocks in 46-45 league win

    Andrew Jackson junior Ryan Miller hit a clutch free throw with four seconds to play to lift the Volunteers to an exciting 46-45 Conference IV-AA home basketball win over Eau Claire of Columbia on Tuesday night.

    Miller’s free throw helped AJ weather a late Shamrocks’ rally.

    EC, down by 12 with 2:30 to play, used a 10-0 run to slice the margin to two.

    The Shamrocks tied the game at 45-all, but Miller hit the crucial free throw to lift AJ to the win.

  • LHS falls twice to York Cougars

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster had a tough night on the high school hardwood, dropping a pair of home games to Class AAAA foe York on Thursday night.

    The Lady Cougars clawed the Lady Bruins 63-37 in the opener and the York boys capped the sweep with an 85-79 win in the nightcap.

    Lancaster, 4-5, held a 35-33 lead at the half, but York rallied to gain a 54-51 edge with a period to play. The game was tight to the wire, but the Cougars prevailed for an 85-79 win.