Today's News

  • Lightning goes 3-3 in YBOA national tournament

    The Palmetto Lightning, a 10-under girls basketball team from the Kershaw, Heath Springs and Lancaster areas, fashioned a 3-3 record in the Youth Basketball of American national tournament earlier this summer.

    The Lightning competed in the pool play before entering regular tournament play at Polk County, Fla.

    The Lightning capped play with a 20-15 loss to the Georgia Pearls.

    Keyotta Garris hit six points and Elizabeth Scott netted five to boost the Lightning. Brantley Ussery scored three and Summer Vick added one point.

  • Catoe to play for Lancers

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster tennis coach Brian Clark is glad to have a player like Logan Catoe in the Lancers’ fold.

    Clark added an area player, one who has his share of court potential.

    Catoe, a three-year player at Lancaster High School, joined the Lancers men’s tennis program Thursday when he signed in the USCL athletic department conference room.

    USCL, in its second season of tennis under Clark, is looking to build its program and adding area players is to his liking.

  • Sutton produces strong season in junior golf play

    Anthony “T” Sutton has produced another solid season on the summer junior golf tour.

    Sutton, a rising third-grader at Buford Elementary School, competed in the U.S. Kids golf tour in Pinehurst, N.C., the mecca of U.S. golf.

    Tournaments were played on the Pinehurst courses No. 1 through No. 8. The tournaments drew players from several states as well as Canada.

    Sutton missed the opening tournament, but came on strong to put his stamp on the tour.

    Following is a breakdown of Sutton’s play:

    June 27, Pinehurst No. 6, second, 38

  • Police reports - Aug. 14, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Heath Springs man was arrested on several charges after an Aug. 5 traffic stop on East Meeting Street.

    Erik Carson Horne, 29, 3614 Horne Twitty Road, Heath Springs, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper vehicle license and operating an uninsured vehicle.

  • The Great Pretender

    Summer squash is a great pretender.

    It’s true that a 1-cup (boiled, drained and lightly salted) is low in saturated fat and very low in cholesterol. It’s a good source of vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and cooper.

    But it doesn’t end there.

    When you include dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamins, B1, B2, B6, folate, potassium and manganese, along with omega-3 fatty acids, squash is a little yellow nutritional powerhouse.

    But at the same time, it’s the biggest liar in the garden patch.

  • 'Gamecocks need to finish'

    FORT LAWN – University of South Carolina assistant head football coach Ellis Johnson said the Gamecocks’ ability to finish the season will have a major bearing on the Gamecocks’ 2009 fortunes.

    A year ago, USC soured down the stretch, finishing 7-6 with three blowout losses after being 7-3.

    “We need to finish,” said Johnson, the guest speaker at the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club meeting Monday night at the Catawba Fish Camp where 125 fans turned out for the meeting.

  • Robinson leads LJGA stars

    Corey Robinson leads the Lancaster chapter all-stars for the S.C. Junior Golf Association state tournament in Pickens on Aug. 15-16.

    Robinson, who won a chapter-high five season tournaments and was named the Wendy’s Player of the Year, is one of 14 LJGA all-stars who will play in the two-day tournament at the Pickens Country Club.

    All-star selections are based on overall season play in each of the chapter’s seven age divisions eligible for the state tournament.

  • AA NL stars fall

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA National League stars were eliminated from the Dixie Youth Regional held in Enterprise, Ala., after losing their first two games.

    In Sunday action, the Lancaster stars lost, 6-3, to Municipal Park of Montgomery, Ala.

    William Wrape had one hit and one run. Griffin Gardner, John Michael Faile and Connor Killough had one hit apiece. Ethan Funderburk scored one run. Austin Catoe had two hits and one run.

  • Groups collecting school supplies

    A number of drives are being held throughout the county to help area children get what they need for the start of school next week.

    Here’s information about a few:

    Gonzie’s & Son Assembly Shop

    Gonzie’s & Son Assembly Shop began a school supply drive in July that will run through Friday, said shop owner Gonzie Mackey. The target group is from kindergarten through third grade.

  • Munn shines for Lexington swimmers

    Former Lancaster resident Erin Munn, 14, now swims for the Country Club of Lexington and Lexington High School.

    During the recent Columbia city swim meet, Munn’s team finished second overall.

    The annual meet, held July 12, featured swimmers from the Midlands subdivisions in Columbia, Lexington and Irmo.

    Munn had a solid meet for the Country Club of Lexington.

    Munn’s time in the butterfly was 30.22 seconds and she placed ninth out of 57 swimmers.

    In the freestyle, she posted a time of 26.34 seconds and placed third out of 100 swimmers.