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Today's News

  • Bass in final ring clash

    Independent wrestler Fuzzy “the Southern Rebel” Bass has finally had enough of cuts, scrapes and bruises.

    Bass, 46, will compete in the ring for the last time on Friday, Dec. 9, during a Lynx Wrestling Alliance fundraiser at 7 p.m. to help with the medical bills of Gwen Parker and Brandy Watts.

  • Young BHS looks to compete

    The 2016-17 Buford High basketball season features a pair of young teams looking to make strides as the season continues.

    The Buford boys, with five returnees, including two starters, are expecting to be young, but improve as the season moves on.

    Jackets’ second-year coach Raheem Waller has returning starters in junior guards Shylyn Wright and Tanner Wallace.

  • Small fry stars roll

    CHESTER – The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation small fry football all-stars have earned a bid to the Upper State championship game.

    The small fry stars, ages 9-10, captured the Central District championship with a 22-0 win over Fort Mill on Thursday night at Joe Collins Stadium in Chester.

  • Column: Fred was loyal to the loves of his life

    The Lancaster High School basketball season has barely tipped off and already the Bruins’ girls and boys teams have lost a key player. So have the football and softball programs.

    If you’re a Bruins’ fan of any consequence, you know the irreplaceable person in reference. He, of course, is Fred Hicklin, a man for all seasons with the Lancaster Bruins.

  • Vols hold on, split with Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – County rivals Andrew Jackson and Indian Land swapped a pair of tight basketball wins Tuesday night to open the 2016-17 basketball season in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL girls opened with a 46-43 win, but the AJ boys gained a measure of hardwood revenge with a 73-70 victory over the Warriors.
    The Vols, ranked fourth in the latest Class AA state poll, finished strong behind Kendrick Cunningham, who hit 12 of his 17 points in the final period to pace AJ.

  • Kersey mat tournament Saturday

    The sixth annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament will feature a field of 14 teams and 210 wrestlers from across the Carolinas on Saturday.
    The tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., features 10 South Carolina mat squads and four teams from neighboring North Carolina.

  • Bruins sweep Bearcats

    The Lancaster Bruins used strong finishes to post a sweep of Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High School in the LHS home opener Wednesday night.
    The LHS teams, on the heels of season-opening setbacks at Nation Ford High of Fort Mill on Tuesday, responded nicely with the two home wins.
    The Lady Bruins, 1-1, rallied to knock off Rock Hill, the second-ranked girls team in Class AAAAA, in a 45-37 comeback victory.
    The 4-1 LHS boys rolled in the nightcap, blitzing the Bearcats in a 61-37 victory.

  • BHS Jackets drop road pair to Cavaliers

    Buford launched its 2016-17 hoops season, dropping a pair of road games to Cuthbertson High of Waxhaw, N.C., on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, who went 1-2 in the Fort Mill preseason tournament, fell 42-19.
    The Jackets lost to the CHS Cavaliers, 70-47.
    BHS held a 10-9 edge after one period, but the Cavs picked up their play with a 29-16 second-quarter surge to build a 38-26 lead at the break.
    Cuthbertson steadily pulled away to take the 23-point win.

  • News Briefs

    Rec commission to meet

    A special meeting of the Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission is 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road.

    County airport committee to meet Dec. 6

    The Lancaster County Airport Committee meeting is 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Lancaster County Airport Conference Room, 286 Aviation Blvd.

    Planning commission meets

  • Column: Mayer a good coach

    Mike Mayer is an extremely good coach. 

    When I was growing up, my mother, who was always concerned with good morals and ethics, said, “Jimmy, if you cannot say anything good about a person, don’t say anything.” I am sorry that some of you did not have that kind of upbringing. So I am going to say only good things about coach Mike Mayer. But before I do, I want to ask two questions.