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Today's News

  • Coaches salute Lions trio

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lewisville High School football players reaped top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    The Lions honorees for the Class AAA-AA-A awards included offensive lineman Qay Simpson, defensive lineman Josh Belk and special teams player Tyrus McCullough.

    Simpson, in the Lions’ 40-26 win over Eau Claire High School, graded 88 percent, with 16 highlight blocks and two knockouts.

  • IL’s Starcher big on defense

    INDIAN LAND – Nico Starcher is an old new face on the Indian Land High School football team and the ILHS coaches are glad he’s around, if only for a season.

    Starcher, a transfer from Cuthbertson High School in neighboring Union County, N.C., has found a home with the Warriors.

    “I’m glad to be here,” said Starcher, a senior linebacker. “It’s a brotherhood among my teammates and I love our coaches.

  • ‘Big E’ making his move in picks

    Just when you thought it was time to dismiss defending Picks champ Ernie Rowell from 2017 contention, he deals a winning hand.

    Rowell, the “Big E,” was singing a victory song last week with a stellar 17-3 effort in the Picks.

    He still has ground to make up, but he said he’s making headway.

    “Yep, I’m picking with my head now, not my heart and I’m moving north instead of south in the Picks,” Ern said. “Going south in the picks is getting way to close to Eddie Land.”

  • River Wars, Baker bounty highlight LSS

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be hosting the SECA Crate Sportsman River Wars paying $1,500 to win Saturday night.

    The SECA Crate Sportsman is a highly competitive LSS division nearly every Saturday night, but this season one driver – “Wild Bill” Knight has dominated the LSS SECA Crate Sportsman Division.

  • O’Shields has hopes for LHS volleyball

    Lancaster High School veteran volleyball coach Betsi O’Shields is confident the Lady Bruins will come around this season.

    LHS, 3-7, 1-1 in the region, returns a solid veteran cast to lead the 2017 campaign.

    The returning players include senior libero Ashley Abbott, senior setter Keiana Howze and junior Lydia Plyler, a middle hitter.

    Those three players are the LHS captains for the 2017 season.

  • Charges dismissed against USC’s Felder

    Charges against University of South Carolina basketball player Rakym Felder, stemming for a June 30 incident in Columbia, have been dismissed.

    Felder, a former Indian Land High School basketball star, was arrested July 13 by Columbia police and charged with third-degree assault and battery, Richland County court records indicated at the time.

    The charges stemmed from a Five Points fight in the early hours of June 30, according to a Columbia Police Department incident report.

  • South, Rucker take wins

    The South Mustangs evened their record at 1-1 with a 22-0 win over Buford Middle School.

    Ryland Bell returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a 6-0 lead.

    Zy Moffatt scored on a 45-yard run and Jamarcus Elder added the two-point conversion.

    South coach Marion Stephens saluted Fred Twitty, Jamez Dye and Bell with solid defensive games.

    Rucker rolls

    The A.R. Rucker Rams upped their record to 2-0, taking a 46-12 win over Great Falls Middle.

  • Column: Do we need ‘category 6’ for today’s hurricanes?

    There’s been a devastating trail of destruction and flooding in the last few weeks following Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The latter was the strongest sustained hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic outside the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

  • Deese captures Spin Spittle Memorial

    The “Big Show” Kenneth Deese captured the biggest race ever in the history of the  Lancaster Super Speedway Vintage Division, the Spin Spittle Memorial, on Saturday.

    The Spin Spittle Memorial front row had Deese and Joe Howie.

    At the green, Howie, Deese, Ron Geehring and Mark Bennett battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting two, the race was a two-car battle between Deese and Howie.

    As the laps ticked off, Mike Huey, making his Vintage return in the 07 machine, charged to third.

  • Big-play Rams blast Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors were back at home Friday night to face a familiar foe, the unbeaten Chesterfield Rams.

    The Warriors and Rams were in the same Class AA region just two years ago. The No. 7 Rams still looked the same, using their speed and Indian Land's mistakes, to bolt to a 20-0 lead seven minutes into the game.

    The Rams used big plays to pull away for a 48-25 win Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.