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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs: June 25, 2017

    Trophy Night hoops June 30
    Friday Night Basketball will have Trophy Night on June 30 at the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Springdale Complex gym, 260 S. Plantation Road.
    Contests include a 3-point shootout, free throw challenge and 5-on-5 pickup tournament.
    Awards will be presented to winners of each contest as well as MVPs for the night. Age groups are 7-12 and the cost is $3 per person.
    Play begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:45.

  • San Antonio Spurs draft Tigers’ Blossomgame

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    CLEMSON – Jaron Blossomgame was the 59th overall selection, the 29th pick of the second round, by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2017 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday night.
    Blossomgame is the 28th player drafted in Clemson history, and the first since K.J. McDaniels went 32nd overall to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014.
    Blossomgame is just the second Tiger to be drafted by the Spurs, as Chris Whitney was selected as the 47th overall pick by the organization in the 1993 NBA draft.

  • Milhorn posts close links win in LJGA tourney play

    KERSHAW – Jake Milhorn won a close match, notching the victory in a playoff as the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association capped its first round of play at the Kershaw Golf Club on Monday.
    The Kershaw tournament was the third straight for the LJGA, which will now have its annual mid-season break.
    Milhorn and Landry Williams each shot a 22, with Milhorn winning in a playoff for the boys 7-9 age group.
    Milhorn, over five holes, had a birdie and two pars. Williams, steady in his play, registered four pars on the day.

  • Post 31 returns to play

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team will return to League V play, looking to build off its latest success.
    Lancaster, 3-5, opened the 2017 Legion baseball season with five straight losses, but rebounded to notch three straight victories.
    Lancaster was off last week, but will return to play Monday when Post 31 will host Rock Hill Post 34 in the League V mini-series.
    Game two is slated for Rock Hill Post 34 on Tuesday, with game three slated for Thursday at Lancaster’s Eggleton Field. All games begin at 7 p.m.

  • Lancers garner diamond honors

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster’s 2017 baseball season has been over for nearly a month, but the Lancers are still reaping postseason diamond honors.
    The Lancers, who finished 41-17 and won the NJCAA Region X regular-season championship, had two players – shortstop-center fielder Jared Williams and first baseman Evan Edwards – garner third team All-American honors.
    Two other players – redshirt freshman pitcher David Dunlavey and freshman outfielder Cross Holfert – were NJCAA honorable mention All-Americans.

  • LHS fills spring sports coaching posts

    Three Lancaster High School spring sports teams will have new leadership next season.
    Bruins teams in baseball, softball and girls soccer will sport new coaches, including two squads led by former Bruins players.
    Trevor Hammond, who has previously served as an LHS baseball assistant, is the new Bruins baseball head coach.
    Erin Walker, a volunteer assistant with the 2017 Region III-AAAA champion Lady Bruins, will lead the LHS softball team.
    Sal Estrada, who formerly coached the LHS girls soccer team, is again in charge of the Lady Bruins booters.

  • Column: Studying the world’s best schools

    Did you ever wonder what a truly great school looks like?
    In doing research with the U.S. News and World Report rankings of high schools, I learned that the top three high schools, and five of the top seven in the country, were run by BASIS – a chain of 27 tuition free, charter, private and international schools in five states, Washington, D.C., and China.

  • Column: Busy session addressed festering problems

    Here’s my final legislative summary for you regarding the just-finished General Assembly session.

    Roads funding and restructuring
    After years of inaction, the General Assembly passed a roads bill that reforms both the DOT and the State Infrastructure Bank, as well as provides a major increase in funding for long-overdue maintenance needs. The governor now has the authority – and responsibility – to appoint, oversee and, when necessary, fire the nine SCDOT Commissioners.

  • Police Blotter: June 25, 2017

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    • A trampoline, a utility trailer and a green metal cattle gate were stolen from a home on the 900 block of Flint Ridge Road in Heath Springs between 5 p.m. June 2 and 8:25 p.m. June 8. The trampoline is valued at $2,000, the utility trailer, which has rust on it, is valued at $600, and the cattle gate is valued at $100.

  • News Briefs

    County council meets June 26
    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. June 26 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    LCSD public hearing on budget