Today's News

  • Carley Sims’ blast lifts AJ

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers used a clutch long ball to take an 8-7 softball win over county rival Lancaster High School at the LHS field on Thursday night.

    AJ, coming off a Region IV-AA loss to Cheraw, trailed 4-1 after three innings, but the Lady Vols rallied to take a 6-4 lead in the top of the sixth inning.

    Lancaster, unbeaten on the season coming into the game, rallied to tie the game at 6-all.

    In the top of the seventh, the visiting Lady Vols struck for two runs which gave them the win.

  • 2 ILHS teachers honored for mentoring

    Winthrop University

    ROCK HILL – Two Indian Land High school teachers were among the finalists for the first Jessie Williams Little “Leading the Way” Award.
    ILHS physical education teacher Jerry Honeycutt  and ILHS special education teacher Kimberly Pyles were honored Feb. 15 as educators gathered at Winthrop University to celebrate the first nominees. The award recognizes a South Carolina educator who has made a significant impact as a mentor to future or beginning teachers.

  • County trio on North team

    Lancaster County will have its share of stars among the state basketball elite at the annual North-South All-Star girls game this weekend.

    Two county hardwood aces and a coach will represent the county on the North squad.

    The trio includes Lancaster High School senior Zaria Woods, Buford High School senior Payton Howell and Lady Jackets coach T.J. Armbrust.

    “This is a great honor to be recognized by your peers,” Armbrust said. “I was thrilled when I was notified of my selection as an all-star coach.

  • Vols top Bruins on penalty kicks

    Andrew Jackson stayed unbeaten on the prep soccer season with a 3-2 (4-2 in penalty kicks) shootout win over Lancaster at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.

    LHS was up 1-0 at halftime after Jonathan Baker made a great run in the AJ box and was taken down for a penalty.

    Cristian Diaz stepped up to tally the penalty kick for a 1-0 Bruins lead at the half.

    The second half started off wide open with both teams creating plenty of chances.

  • Warriors hold off Jackets for 11-8 win

    Indian Land forged an early 9-0 lead and held on for an 11-8 win over Buford at the Warriors baseball field on Tuesday night.

    Wes Barfield took the win, going four innings. He allowed three runs on six hits and struck out one.

    Nolan Bolt recorded the last four outs to notch the ILHS save.

    Johnathan Belk took the loss, yielding four hits and seven runs over one and a third innings. He fanned two.

  • LMS gears for opener tonight

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is gearing up for its first race of the 2018 racing season.

    The track, under new ownership and management, will feature a two-day show for the 2018 LMS opener

    The action tonight has the SECA Crate Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Pure Stock V8 $400, Extreme 4 $400 and Super Stock.

    SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade will run heats tonight.  After the racing tonight, the Carolina Clash Super Late Models have three rounds of practice.

  • Lady Bruins top York

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins blanked Region III-AAAA softball foe York at the LHS field on Tuesday night.

    Lady Bruins senior hurler Summer Clinton was the winner, striking out eight. She allowed two hits and a walk.

    Ashley Abbott had two hits to lead LHS. Gracie Revels belted a home run.

    Sydney Cauthen, Taylor Ames, Madison Morris, Ana Watts and Clinton each had a hit for Lancaster.

    Morris had a RBI.

    Alexus Lowery drew two walks and Kadaja Cunningham walked.

  • LHS golfers 7th in Bengal tournament

    The Lancaster High School golf team placed seventh in the annual Bengal Invitational at Blythewood on Tuesday.

    Hilton Head Christian topped the field with a 613, followed by Gaffney 617, Hartsville 619, Fox Creek 625 and Bishop England 625.

    Teams 6-10 were Lexington 628, Lancaster 631, Boiling Springs 635, Blythewood 637 and A.C. Flora, and Fort Mill tied for 10th with a 638 each.

    Brady Hinkle led LHS with a 150 (77-73), Trey Crenshaw followed 154 (79-75). Mason Tucker tallied a 159 and Nick Mangano had a 168.

  • Column: Why I am voting no on IL town

    After careful research, these are my reasons for voting no/opposed to incorporating the Panhandle of Lancaster County to be a 58-square-mile town of Indian Land.
    ◆ The proposed area to be incorporated is way too large, encompassing 40 square miles of farmland. Incorporation of that large of an area of rural farmland puts it in jeopardy, as agricultural protections under S.C. Chapter 46 do not apply in incorporated areas.

  • Column: Last chance for IL to control its future – say yes March 27

    My name is Melvin Threatt. A few years ago, I was chairman of the Planning Commission for Lancaster County, so I understand how decisions are made about growth in Lancaster County.
    The citizens of Indian Land have a great opportunity to decide its destiny March 27 at the voting polls.
    The county has done a disservice to Indian Land over the past number of years, by way of uncontrolled growth with no plan. A yes vote on March 27 will put this community in charge of the future.