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Today's News

  • Blue Devils tamed Tigers for Class C state crown

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    Nov. 21, 1967 was a Thursday, moving day for the Heath Springs area.

    The Heath Springs High School Blue Devils were set to play the St. Stephen Tigers in Orangeburg for the 1967 Class C state football championship.

    Stores closed and fans packed picnics for the trip. Down at HSHS, two Greyhound charter buses were loading.

    The band gathered beside the school and a fog of White Rain hair spray hovered.

  • Burns Ford wins Rub of the Green

    The Burns Ford team, led by captain Bobby Young, rode to victory in the annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Rub of the Green golf tournament at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Sun City on Oct. 12.

    The Young team, which included Drew Walters, Scott Caskey and Tyler Young, teamed to shoot a 49 for a two-shot win.

    Walters, in a recent outing, was coming off tying the course record at the Lancaster Golf Club with a 10-under 62.

    “We played consistent,” Bobby Young said. “We hit our drives long and straight.

  • Burns Ford wins Rub of the Green

    The Burns Ford team, led by captain Bobby Young, rode to victory in the annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Rub of the Green golf tournament at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Sun City on Oct. 12.

    The Young team, which included Drew Walters, Scott Caskey and Tyler Young, teamed to shoot a 49 for a two-shot win.

    Walters, in a recent outing, was coming off tying the course record at the Lancaster Golf Club with a 10-under 62.

    “We played consistent,” Bobby Young said. “We hit our drives long and straight.

  • Sistare takes Pigskin Picks top spot

    Lori Sistare “Bright” is shining brightest at the peak of the Pigskin Picks this week.

    Sistare’s 13-7 week vaulted her into first place ahead of sister picker Mandy Catoe, who slipped with an 11-9 showing.

    Catoe held a one-game edge, but Sistare shot to first.

    Sistare, an avid Gamecocks fan, was happy with the USC win, but savored it in splendid fashion as the Gamecocks held on to top Rocky Top with a 15-9 road win to give her the Picks lead.

  • Washington expecting solid bodybuilding show Saturday

    Kennett Washington sports high hopes about the third annual NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building competition Saturday at the Bundy Auditorium on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.

    The pro qualifier meet, hosted by Washington, a Lancaster native, will feature divisions for men, women, college students and children.

  • Lady Bruins’ Evans AAAA Upstate tourney medalist

    Lancaster High School senior golfer Baylee Evans, playing as an individual in the Class AAAA Upper State tournament, led the field as the medalist with a 75 on Monday at the Southern Oaks Golf Club in Easley.

    Evans, who earlier in the season finished in a tie for seventh at the High School Invitational by the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association in Beaufort with a 149 (74-75), carded a 37-38, which included two birdies.

  • IL’s Makowski plays hard

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio Blades can count on Warriors’ senior defensive lineman William Makowski because, as Blades said, he’s accountable.

    “William is one of the best kids I’ve ever been around,” Blades said. “He’s the epitome of a team player and doesn’t make excuses.

    “William has a lot of ‘want to’ in his play, “ Blades said.

  • Column: Why can’t the governor pick his advisers?

    As it turns out, the now-suspended V.C. Summer project isn’t the only nuclear concern in South Carolina.
    The Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council (NAC) met Oct. 11 to discuss the troubles facing a poorly managed plutonium fuel construction operation at the Savannah River Site. In the aftermath of the V.C. Summer project, this nuclear operation and the council tasked with overseeing it have mostly existed in the background, overlooked by many.
    Exactly who sits on this council, and what do they do?

  • Column: Another president who hated news media – no, not Nixon

    President Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t like the media by making threats and insulting both media outlets and individual journalists, ruminating about reforming libel law, and complaining about coverage of himself and his administration.

  • Page leads LHS swimmers in solid state meet showing

    Lancaster High School junior swimmer Samuel Page paced the Bruins’ effort in the Class AAAA state swim meet at the University of South Carolina Natatorium on Saturday.

    Page earned two medals, highlighted with a silver medal in the 100 backstroke and a bronze in the 50 freestyle. Page swam for the silver in 53.73 and the bronze in 22.40.

    Page also swam on the 200 medley relay which finished seventh and included Andres Cuellar, Nathan Reid and Luis Bravo.