Today's News

  • President George Washington visited Lancaster in 1791

    On Friday, May 27, 1791, American Revolution hero George Washington stopped by Nathan Barr’s Tavern to eat breakfast during his tour of the Carolina backcountry.

    It was part of a personal campaign the first president of the United States took each spring to become acquainted with the people he was elected to represent.

    After spending the night at James Ingram’s home near Hanging Rock, Washington records in his diary that he left there about 4 a.m.

  • Blackmon has solid season kicking for Newberry

    Former Andrew Jackson High School kicker and soccer standout Britt Blackmon produced a splendid sophomore season for the Newberry College football team this fall.

    Blackmon, a 2006 graduate of AJ, finished second on the Newberry team in scoring with 45 points.

    His kick scoring included an 8-12 effort – 66.7 percent on field goals. Blackmon connected on 21 of 25 extra points and was 3 of 4 between 20-29 yards and  5-8 from 30-39 range. His longest field goal kick of the season was a 34-yarder.

  • Blazers' run downs LHS

    The Ridge View Blazers blazed the comeback trail on Friday night to complete a basketball sweep of the host Lancaster Bruins in Region IV-AAAA play.

    RV, 8-13, 6-2, ignited for 64 second-half points in a 100-89 win over the Bruins.

    LHS held a 40-36 lead at the half and took a 57-54 spread into the final period.

    The Blazers, who trailed by 10 early in the second half, used a 18-7 run to take a 72-64 lead.

    Jarvis Davis, who led RV with 30 points – 19 in the final period, scored eight points in a pivotal 11-0 spurt to give the Blazers a 72-64 edge.

  • Holiday Hoops caps play crowning 5 new champs

    The seventh annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 28 teams, capped play Dec. 20 when champions in five different divisions were crowned.

    The week-long tournament involved teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association League, from first graders to high school seniors.

    Games were played during the week at several area church gyms (Covenant Baptist, Zion United Methodist and First Baptist of Kershaw) with weekend games played at North Elementary and Lancaster High.

  • Lancaster had official link in state title tilts

     The recent weekend of champions at Clemson's Death Valley didn't include a Lancaster County team, but there were a few local links.

    Lancaster County has always had a presence in the state title football games when it comes to officials and 2008 was no exception.

  • Sandlappers tab Kirkland

    Shrine Bowl-bound William Kirkland’s Christmas and Christmas break came surprisingly early Monday night.

    Kirkland, an all-region offensive tackle for the Lancaster Bruins, was named as an injury replacement player for the 72nd annual Shrine Bowl game Saturday at 1 p.m.

    The Shrine Bowl, played at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium, is the annual charity all-star football game which features the Carolinas top senior high school football players. Game proceeds benefit the Shrine hospitals for burned and cripple children.

  • Jackets look to rebound in Chesterfield tourney

    Buford will be looking for a win this afternoon as the Jackets cap play in the annual Farm Bureau Classic at Chesterfield High School.

    BHS is set to play today at 2 p.m.

    The Jackets opened play with two straight losses, falling to Class AAA Daniel High School of Clemson and Class AA foe Central.

    Central used a key second-period surge to take its 50-34 win over the Jackets on Tuesday afternoon at Chesterfield.

  • Drum out as Lions' football coach, AD

    RICHBURG – Floyd Drum will not return as the Lewisville High School head football coach next season.

    Drum, who led the Lewisville High School football team to three consecutive region titles from 2005-07, and served as the school’s athletic director, was removed from his post on Friday.

  • Fast start sparks Buford in victory over Lancaster

    Fast-starting Buford High  bolted to a 33-0 lead and kept the upper hand for a 48-24 prep wrestling win over Class AAAA county rival Lancaster on Thursday night at the BHS gym.

    The Jackets’ 24-point win gave Buford a sweep of the Bruins for the 2008-09 mat campaign.

    Buford downed Lancaster 54-30 at the LHS gym as part of a sweep in a three-way match with Class AA Central High School of Pageland last month.

  • Lancers launch baseball era Friday at Doomsday

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers launch a new era in sports Friday at noon when the school’s baseball team plays its first game.

    The Lancers, led by coach Steve Williams, face Prince’s George Community College of Maryland in a twin bill at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The second game is slated to start at approximately 2 p.m.

    Opening ceremonies include major Joe Shaw throwing out the first pitch to Larry Blackwell.