Today's News

  • Small sparks Buford to big win


    BUFORD – In a game billed the “Fire Ant Bowl,” it was only fitting a Small player, potent in his play and offensive sting, come up big for a huge Buford High School football win Monday night at Jackets Stadium.

    Buford senior halfback Dalton Small sparked the inspired Jackets, 4-0, to a 28-27 Monday night football win over Lee Central of Bishopville, which came into the game unbeaten and ranked No. 5 in the latest Class AA state media poll.

  • Buford tops No. 5 Stallions

    Unbeaten Buford, 4-0, knocked off the No. 5 Lee Central Stallions, 28-27 at BHS on Monday night.

  • CCA celebrates 15th-annual Grandparents Day at school

    From release

    Carolina Christian Academy in Lancaster held its 15th-annual Grandparents Day on Sept. 8, welcoming all the school’s grandparents for a breakfast of sausage, eggs, grits and biscuits.

    More than 220 plates were served, said CCA Principal Trina Coley.

    "Serving breakfast to our students and their grandparents is just a small way we can say thank you for all the many things grandparents do for their grandchildren and our school," said Coley. 

  • Foursome wins Hyde Park Baptist Church tourney

    The team of Jerry Pardue, Randy Young, Scott Helms and Scott Caskey topped the 12-team field at the 10th annual Sport's Ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church golf tournament Aug. 26 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winning team received $700 for its victory.

    The second-place team included Cliff Henson, Caleb Henson, Bruce McCaskill and Matt Clemmer, who received $400.

    The fifth-place team included Colby Engel, Mike Thornburg, Todd Joefreda and Jason Hnat, who received $300, which was given back to the church and their gift card door prize donations.

  • Unbeaten Junior Warriors notch 18-12 win Thursday

    The Indian Land High School junior varsity football team captured a close win to keep its unbeaten record intact Thursday night.

    The Junior Warriors, 4-0, speared an 18-12 road win over the Chesterfield Junior Rams.

    Indian Land quarterback Brandon Britton scored the game-winning touchdown with a minute to play to lift ILHS to the six-point win.

    Chesterfield rallied and drove deep into Junior Warriors’ territory in the final minutes, but the ILHS jayvee defense held on to seal the win.

  • Fall sports roundup: Lady Jackets sweep AJ

    The Buford High Lady Jackets volleyball stayed unbeaten on the season, sweeping rival Andrew Jackson, 3-0 at the Volunteers gym on Thursday.

    BHS, 10-0, 6-0, topped the Lady Vols in tight matches – 25-21, 28-26 and 25-23.

    “We battled against a scrappy AJ team, and playing as a team was big for us,” Buford coach Taylor Roberts said. “I’m proud of our girls.”

    “They played as a unit and it was a team effort all the way,” Roberts said.

    AJ coach John Verdugo saluted the Lady Jackets.

  • Sports Talk: It’s official – Howey enjoys role as NFL ref

    As you read this, veteran National Football League official Jim Howey is likely working or preparing to launch his 19th NFL season.

    Howey, before going to Indianapolis today for his first game on the 2017 season – host Colts vs. Cardinals – made a whistlestop at the Lancaster Rotary Lunch Club as guest speaker on Thursday afternoon in the Carole Ray Dowling Center at USC Lancaster.

    Howey, one of two NFL officials from the Palmetto State, has been working the games for nearly two decades and still enjoys the experience.

  • Column: Well-being of state’s kids continues to slide

    Suppose you had next-door neighbors who, year after year, did not adequately feed their children or provide them health care.
    And suppose that you regularly talked with your neighbor and showed them how they were not measuring up, and told them there were resources available to help them do better.
    But after many years, their kids were still worse off than over 80 percent of the other kids in the neighborhood.
    Would you call this systematic “child abuse?” Well, thus is the status of children in South Carolina.

  • Falcons edge Bruins, 14-7


    The game wasn’t a thing of football beauty, but Nation Ford coach Michael Allen was all for the taking.

    He had to be.

    The Falcons, at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night, were in quest of their first win on the season and they went home victors with a tough 14-7 non-region win.

    “It’s a ‘W,’ ” said Allen after addressing his Falcons’ team.

    All the scoring came in the first half as the Falcons built their seven-point edge.

  • Vols blank Knights, 28-0


    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play in a big way, rolling to a 28-0 home win over the rival North Central Knights on Friday night.

    The 2-2 Vols, with a strong running game – 283 yards, posted four rushing touchdowns on the way to the shutout win.

    O.J. White placed the first points on the board at 10:46 of the second quarter with a two-yard rushing touchdown. Avery Funderburk kicked the extra point to put the Vols up, 7-0.