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Today's News

  • Cherokee Speedway opener set for today

    Michael Knight

    For The Lancaster News

    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Cherokee Speedway will host the dirt track’s first race of the 2018 racing season this afternoon.

    Today’s features include: SECA Crate Late Models, ($1,000 to win); SECA Crate Sportsman, ($500 to win); Renegade, ($500 to win); SECA Thunder Bomber, ($500 to win); Stock 4-cylinder, ($500 to win); Extreme 4-cylinder, ($500 to win); Young Guns 4-Cylinder, ($500 to win) and SECA Pure Stock, ($500 to win).

  • Mulvaney to play at baseball McGill

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior baseball catcher James Mulvaney is taking his game to the “Great White North.”

    Mulvaney is headed to McGill University in Montreal, where baseball is quite popular in the land of Canucks.

    The McGill Redmen have won four straight Canadian College Baseball Association national championships.

    “The McGill team has great camaraderie, it’s like a brotherhood,” Mulvaney said.

  • ’Bubba Wallace start creates NASCAR hubbub

    Austin Dillon was the big winner, grabbing the checkers Feb. 18, at NASCAR’s premier event, the Daytona 500.

    But based on the post-race media firestorm, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., who finished runner-up to Dillon in the “Great American Race,” may be an even bigger winner.

    It’s been a busy week for the 24-year-old rookie who is the first African-American driver to compete full-time in NASCAR’s top racing series since 1971.

  • Vols banking on solid 2018 season

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers baseball team returns a solid nucleus this season after finishing fourth in Region IV-AA and qualifying for the Class AA Upper State playoffs in 2017.

    The Vols, led by veteran coach Mike Lucas, are looking to back up their No. 7 preseason Class AA ranking by Diamond Prospects.

    “We play in a tough region and you have to bring your ‘A’ game each night,” Lucas said.

  • Column: Billy Graham opens his eyes in the presence of Jesus Christ

    There are times and occasions so explosive with meaning that it is difficult to find the right words to say. The death of Billy Graham is without doubt one of those occasions.
    Our English language has no words to convey the feelings, the emotions, the grief as well as the joy that this news brings to our hearts and minds.
    I cannot claim to have had a personal relationship with Mr. Graham, even though my wife and I did have the tremendous privilege of meeting him and speaking with him on a couple of occasions.

  • Column: A strong voice for Christ and a kind, gracious spirit

    As a young person, I used to read Billy Graham’s daily column, “My Answer,” in the Detroit Free Press.
    I wondered how he came up with his answers. They seemed strange to me. As a college student I saw an article in the Atlantic Monthly making fun of him.
    While a student at the University of Michigan in the early 1960s I attended a meeting where he spoke to students. I was impressed by his faith in God and the Bible, and how nicely he treated everyone, even those he disagreed with. When he spoke, everyone listened intently.

  • Bruins, Jackets take jamboree wins

    Lancaster and Buford captured wins in the annual Doomsday Jamboree at the Lancaster High School baseball jamboree at Doomsday Corner on Saturday.

    A bases-loaded, infield single by the Bruins’ Buddy Howard drove home the winning run in Lancaster High School’s 2-1 win over Andrew Jackson High School. 

    The game capped jamboree play and marked the debut of first-year LHS head coach Trevor Hammond. 

    A former Bruins player and assistant coach, Hammond was promoted to head coach last spring, replacing former coach Toby Taylor.

  • Speedway open practice set for Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is hosting an open practice session for all racing divisions from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. Pit admission is $15 and grandstand admission is free.

    The practice offers dirt track drivers an opportunity to get their cars dialed in for the upcoming racing season. The track’s 2018 opener is March 16-17, a two-day event.

  • Lancers’ bats silence Limestone JVs

    To say the University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team ripped the Limestone College junior varsity squad  with a display of firepower at the plate Wednesday is an understatement.

    The Lancers erupted for five homeruns in the bottom of the first inning of the opening game of a doubleheader for a lopsided 21-1 win. USCL batted around twice in the inning to build a 13-0 lead and never looked back. The Lancers cranked out 18 hits in the contest.

    USCL also took the second game by an 8-1 score for the sweep.

  • Vols lead county state qualifiers

    Andrew Jackson High School led the way among county wrestlers as the Volunteers are sending eight grapplers to the Class A-AA state individual tournament at the Anderson Civic Center this weekend in Anderson.

    The Vols, the Class A-AA Upper State runners-up and Region IV-AA champions this dual season, are led by two Upper State champions in Tyleik Elder (145) and Kalab Haven (160).