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Today's News

  • Web glitch extends Give Local deadline

    Give Local Lancaster has been extended for another 24 hours after heavy online giving nationwide shut down the website that was coordinating the day of crowdfunding for thousands of nonprofits across the country.
    The Lancaster-area drive had raised more than $23,000 – almost halfway to its $50,000 goal – about 1 p.m. when the volume of traffic began crashing servers at Give Local America, the national website through which donations were passing. The site froze just before 4 p.m.

  • LHS captures two region track titles

    Lancaster High School posted two Region III-AAA track titles at the region meet at Broome High School on April 27-28.
    Zariah Watts, a LHS freshman, ran a 1:00.48 to win the 400 meters.
    The boys 4 x 400 meters relay won the region title with a 3:30.49. The team included junior Nigel McCullom, sophomores Fred Thompson and Dontavius Blair along with freshman Kendrick Thompson. The team alternates are Richard Sowell and Desmond Stowers.

  • Extreme 4 Double Duels Showdown reset

    Racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway was rained out Saturday night.
    Lancaster Super Speedway owner Doug McManus has reset the race to this Saturday night, when the M&M Garage Extreme 4 Double Duels Showdown highlights action.
    The M&M Garage Extreme 4 Division is one of the best divisions at Lancaster in racing and car count. The division averages 18-20 cars every Saturday night.

  • USCL falls to Florence-Darlington Tech

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers fell to Florence Darlington Tech to close their regular-season schedule, dropping a 17-11 loss to the Stingers at the Lancaster High School baseball field on Saturday afternoon.
    Jonathan Sabo led a 12-hit attack with two hits, including a two-run home run and drove in three runs for the Lancers.
    Ryan Mason rapped two hits, including a solo home run, and drove home three runs.
    Lukas Ray supplied two hits in USCL’s six-run loss to the Stingers.
    Walt Ballentine had a hit and drove in two runs.

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets unbeaten in softball playoffs

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins, 18-5 on the season, remained unbeaten in the Class AAA Upper State District II softball playoffs with a 7-4 road win over Blue Ridge at the Tigers’ field on Monday.
    Lancaster built a 4-3 lead through the top of the seventh when LHS ignited for three key runs for the win.
    Jada Ames singled home a run and Summer Clinton drilled a two-run double to give LHS a 7-3 edge.

  • Bruins, Warriors win to stay alive

    The Lancaster Bruins stayed alive in the Class AAA District I baseball playoffs, taking a 5-2 road win over Emerald of Greenwood on Monday.
    The Bruins, 11-9, ignited for four runs in the first inning and stayed in control for the three-run win over the host Vikings.
    Raul Garcia-Mora went the distance, tossing a four-hitter and fanning four. He allowed two runs and a walk.

  • LHS region golf champ

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster Bruins captured their second straight Region III-AAA golf championship, topping the field by 22 shots at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday afternoon.
    The Bruins, led by South Middle School seventh grader Trey Crenshaw, posted a 310 to notch the region title.
    Crenshaw, who turned 13  Sunday, paced the Bruins with a one-over 73 in the 18-hole tournament for region medalist. He was one of four Bruins to reap all-region honors, all who are underclassmen.

  • No. 1 Lady Warriors maul Mid Carolina

    Top-rated Indian Land opened strong in the Class AA Upstate girls soccer playoffs, taking a 10-0 home win over Mid Carolina at IL’s Reservation on Monday night.
    The Lady Warriors’ shutout win improved IL’s record to 21-1.
    Kate Komorous, Nia Pressley and Victoria Marsicovetere each tallied two goals in the match.
    Kelsey Long, Kailee Erwin, Abby Myers and C.C. Thompson each tallied a goal for the Lady Warriors.
    Long and Pressley each had an assist in the win.

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Free computer classes

    Computer assessment sessions are May 4-6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. at the HUB Computer and Recourse Center, 1787 Lynwood Drive, hosted at Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship.

    Six-week classes will follow. Admission to classes begins after the assessment. Resume building, cover letter writing, online application submissions and interview preparation counseling will also be offered.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Word of wisdom and prayer

    God’s Holy Temple Church, 120 E. Gay St., will hold word of wisdom and prayer at 2 p.m. today and May 18. The event is for seniors, but anyone is welcome.

    Revival services

    New Hope Baptist Church, 3731 Lynwood Drive, will conclude revival services 7 p.m. today. Guest minister is the Rev. Reggie Hopkins, and there is special music.