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Today's News

  • Jackets’ Rollings to play at USCL

    BUFORD – The Buford High School to University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball link has been extended with the addition of Jackets’ ace outfielder Druw Rollings.

    Rollings, an all-sate and all-region honoree for the Jackets, has signed to play at the two-year school.

  • Lancaster Speedway off Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway is taking a racing break Saturday night to allow LSS drivers a chance to work on their race cars and fans a respite. The track returns to action May 28.
    Following are the top 5 in points at LSS for the 2016 season to date:
    u Montgomery Towing Super Stock – Brandy Baker, Brent Hodges -3, Johnny Starkey -7, Jason Gulledge -16, Joseph Engelbrecht -43
    u Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman – Jeffrey McGuirt, Bill Knight -1, Jacob Cate -3, Travis Payne -7, Justin Payne -32

  • Vols golfers third in AA state tourney

    Waccamaw, sparked by Patrick Golden’s record effort, captured the Class AA state golf championship on Tuesday at the True Blue Golf Club on Pawley’s Island True Blue Plantation.
    Golden, for 36 holes, posted a sizzling 130 (67-63) to help WHS topped the field by 15 shots.
    The Braves shot a 581 to top runner-up Bishop England with 596 strokes. Andrew Jackson, the four-time Region IV-AA champion, was third overall with a 621.
    Pendleton posted a 635 to place fourth, two shots ahead of Ninety Six with a 637.

  • Rabon signs with Winthrop

    BUFORD – Buford High School three-sport star Autumn Rabon’s days as a Lady Jackets ace and BHS student are dwindling, so she’s making them special.
    Monday was extraordinary for the 6-1 Buford High student-athlete as she signed a college scholarship to continue her education and track career at Winthrop University.

  • 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.