Today's News

  • LHS’s McMurray, Thompson head News’ football honorees

    The 2008 Lancaster County high school football season belonged to the Lancaster High School Bruins.

    LHS head football coach Bennie McMurray and senior linebacker Dawan Thompson highlighted the fall as The Lancaster News’ 2008 coach and player of the year, respectively.

    Thompson led the Bruins’ defense, which was rock-solid throughout LHS’s 10-4 season.

    “Dawan loves to hit,” said McMurray. “He anchored our defense with his consistent play and leadership. Dawan produced a phenomenal year.

  • Warriors sweep to wins over Knights

    BOONETOWN – Indian Land went on the road and pulled the repeat feat Thursday night.

    The Warriors, who swept Conference III-A foe North Central at home Monday, took two on the Knights’ home floor Thursday. The Lady Warriors, staying unbeaten in Conference III-A play, rolled to a 68-36 win.

    The Warriors had a tougher time, but prevailed in a 72-58 win. In the opener, the Lady Warriors started fast and never looked back on the way to the 32-point win. IL bolted to a 29-5 lead after one period and stayed in control for the triumph.

  • Pardue, Sellers lead AJ all-region honors


    Robert Howey

  • 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.