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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Column: Believers can maintain hope in trials

    The account of John the Baptist’s birth in Luke 1 gives hope to believers in Christ who experience trials.

    Zacharias and Elizabeth were an elderly Jewish couple from a small rural town in Judah. They believed in God and lived a godly life. Zachariah was a priest, and his wife came from a priestly family.

  • Holiday Tour of Homes

    A trio of beautifully decorated country homes in the Rich Hill community of Heath Springs will sparkle in the yuletide spotlight Sunday during the Lancaster Garden Club’s 30th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes.

    For Jodi and Joey Franklin, the luminous shades come from rooms lined with Santas and rich earth tones inside their Dean Lane home.

    The Franklins’ neighbors Leslie and Dixon Parker let their holiday spirit glow with child-centered, you’re-allowed-to-touch décor.

  • Drivers shine, records fall at Antioch races Saturday

    The Antioch Motor Speedway in Morganton, N.C., drew a record crowd in the grandstands and a record car count for the Thanksgiving Thunder and Phillip Knight Memorial race last weekend.
    It was a cold weekend for racing, but once the racing action got rolling the fans were excited with the massive car counts.
    In my dad’s race, the Phillip Knight Memorial race, Timbo Mangum and Chris Fincher were on the front row. When the green flag dropped, Mangum and Fincher battled for the lead entering turn one.

  • Thornwell honored as SEC Player of the Week

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former LHS Bruins hoops star who now plays for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, earned the SEC Player of the Week award after leading the Gamecocks to wins over nationally ranked Michigan and Syracuse last week.
    The 6-foot-5 USC senior guard averaged 18.5 points and eight rebounds in the two wins while shooting 61.6 percent from the floor.  He also had four assists and two steals in the wins over No. 25 Michigan and No. 18 Syracuse last week.

  • ILHS begins process of hiring coach

    Indian Land High School officials are looking to have a new head football coach in place by the end of January.
    “We want to give the new coach ample time to have an off-season conditioning period and make preparations for the upcoming season, including spring practice,” ILHS principal David Shamble said.
    Shamble said since the job came open with the resignation of Warriors’ coach Mike Mayer, he has received 30-plus applications.