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Today's News

  • Dillon wins, forces game 3

    BUFORD – Dillon used the long ball to extend the Class AA softball state championship series to a third and deciding game today at South Florence High School.
    The Lady Wildcats, down 1-0 to Class AA Upstate champion Buford entering game two at the BHS Lady Jackets’ field, rallied for a 5-3 win in extra innings to force decisive game three.
    Buford, 22-5, captured game one in the best-of-three series Monday when the Lady Jackets, who had won seven straight in the Class AA playoffs, posted a 3-0 win at Dillon.

  • Decisive game 3 today at South Florence

    Upstate champion Buford and Lower State titlist Dillon will meet today in decisive game three at South Florence High School in Florence at 6:30 p.m. to determine the 2016 Class AA state softball champion.
    Buford, unbeaten in the playoffs to start the best-of-three Class AA state title series, won the playoff opener, 3-0 behind right-hander Sydney Sullivan’s one-hitter and nine strikeouts.
    Dillon came back in game two at Buford, prevailing on a 5-3 win in nine innings.

  • Column: County needs to hit ‘pause’ on residential growth in IL

    We need to talk about better planning for our community and infrastructure.
    Because of the company I worked for back in the 1980s, I had the opportunity to see two huge 4- by 6-foot mark-up boards of artist renderings for Ballantyne. I’ll never forget how impressive it was to see pictures of farmland at the time look so modern and beautifully planned. What is even more impressive is that what we see there today looks just like what was designed back then, as if paper came to life. This is the best example of planning I can think of.

  • Lady Jackets fall to Dillon, play third match on Friday

    Dillion rallied with two runs in the ninth inning to down Buford 5-3 on Wednesday at BHS to force a decisive game three for the Class AA state softball championship Friday.

    Dillon's Skyler McCoy slammed a two-run homer in theninth to lift Dillon to the win.

    Buford rallied in the ninth, but the Lady Wildcats turned a game-ending double play to seal the win and even the best-of-three title series.

    Buford opened the series with a 3-0 win on Monday at Dillon.

    Read more about the game in the Friday edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Steele strong in capturing SECA Crate Late Model win at LSS

    Chis Steele captured the SECA Crate Late Model win to highlight action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    Steele and Ted McDaniel were on the front row, and when the green flag fell, it was Steele, McDaniel, Benji Knight and Manley Chaney battling for the lead entering turn one.
    A caution in turns one and two and resulted in a restart. When the race restarted, it was Steele, McDaniel, Knight and Chaney battling for the lead.

  • Bishops rally, top Warriors for Class AA soccer crown

    IRMO – The Class AA state title match was a tale of two halves, with the final 40 minutes a disappointing yet familiar storyline for five-time Upper State champion Indian Land High School Warriors.
    The game Warriors battled hard, as they did in their previous four Class AA state title appearances, but came up short in a 4-1 loss to Class AA Lower State champion Bishop England.
    The first half, with the determined Warriors blunting the Bishops’ offensive threats, was a scoreless draw at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium on Friday night.

  • BHS closing in on crown

    DILLON – Buford High School softball is a win away from Lady Jackets’ diamond heyday.
    Class AA Upper State champion Buford, 23-4, launched its quest for a state championship, taking a 3-0 win over Lower State champion Dillon on Monday at the DHS softball field.
    BHS, unbeaten in the playoffs with seven straight shutouts, closed in on the coveted state title with the three-run win over the Lady Wildcats, who fell to 21-7.

  • Column: Obama ignores Constitution, and Congress won’t stop him

    Did you notice the shift? Did you notice the change from a government of the people, by the people and for the people, to that of a monarch who bypasses all balance of power in order to impose his personal agenda on the American people?

  • Lady Jackets need one more win to be No. 1

    Buford needs one to be No. 1 on the Class AA softball diamond.
    The BHS Lady Jackets are a game away from a state softball crown after taking a 3-0 win over host Dillon in the Class AA state title series opener Monday ngiht.
    Buford scored three runs in the top of the sixth on two hits.
    BHS hurler Sydney Sullivan, who struck out nine and allowed one hit, held the Lady Wildcats the rest of the way to seal the win, Buford's seventh straight postseason shutout.

  • Buford faces Dillon for Class AA state softball crown

    The Dillon Lady Wildcats clawed back to win the Class AA Lower State softball championship with an exciting 4-3 win over Johnsonville on Saturday at the DHS field.

    Dillon, 21-5, advances to face Class AA Upper State champion Buford for the state softball crown in a best-of-three series.

    Game one in the series is at Dillon on Monday at 6:30 p.m., with game two set for Wednesday at BHS. Game three, if needed, will be played at a neutral site Friday.