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Today's News

  • Dixie Softball all-stars strong in state tourney

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball all-star teams opened play in the state tournament in Dillon with an impressive showing over the weekend.

    The Darlings 8U stars rolled to an 11-0 win over Bluffton on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lancaster stars had their bats booming, with Makenzie Avant leading the way with three singles. Jaylin Larrimore had a double and two singles. Ava Vincent hit a double and a single. Cameryn Cauthen ripped a triple and drove in three runs.

  • 14U Boys All Stars dominate

    Lancaster’s 14U Dixie Boys All Stars team began play in the Dixie Boys District 10 tournament Saturday at Rodman Park in Richburg. 

    The Lancaster All Stars defeated York 13-3 in Game 1 of the tournament. 

    “We started slow because this was the first time we’ve played in several weeks, but once we got going, we were able to pull away,” said Lancaster manager Bryant Neal.

  • Sindarius shines in NBA debut

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, a former Lancaster High School Bruins hoops star, is off to an impressive NBA start with the Los Angeles Clippers.

    The Clippers NBA Summer League record improved to 3-0 with a 100-93 come-from-behind win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night in Las Vegas.

    Thornwell had 18 points in the game, including two three-pointers. He also pulled down five rebounds and had two assists.

  • Kirk is family ‘Renegade’ for now

    Brady Kirk got the family bragging rights with a win over his cousin Andrew Baker on Saturday night in the Renegade Division at Lancaster Super Speedway. 

    Kirk jumped from the S.E.C.A. Crate Sportsman Division to the Renegades several weeks ago and has been fast, finishing second to Baker twice, before getting the checkers.  

    Kirk started on the front row with Andy Hodges, who has moved up from super stock.

    Hodges, Kirk, Landon Carson and Kyle Norwood fought for the early lead, but all eyes were be on Baker, who started 17th. 

  • Column: Democracy works only when we engage our brains and vote

    The Declaration of Independence wasn’t about revolution.
    Here’s what it says: “We hold these truths to be self-evident… that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men… that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government….”
    We generally think of this in terms of an uprising, and certainly it entailed that for the founding fathers — but for them, it was about preserving their rights.

  • Weekend Recap: July 10, 2017

    Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 96-93 overtime win over the LA Lakers on Friday night, scoring a game-high 26 points. The Clippers had an 86-67 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night, with Thornwell scoring four points.

  • Clippers 2nd NBA Summer League game set for today

    The Los Angeles Clippers will return to the hardwood today with a NBA Summer League game with   the Utah Jazz (8 p.m. EST).

    The Clippers’ Summer League team, which includes Lancaster native Sindarius Thornwell, opened the team’s summer season Friday night with a game with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

    The Clippers vs. Lakers game was a reunion of former Gamecocks teammates as P.J. Dozier, who played at USC with Thornwell, signed a free agent contract with the Lakers.

  • Bruins’ Watts on ‘Big 22’ preseason team

    Lancaster High School senior football star Markees Watts is one of two area players named to the 2017 WSOC-TV Channel 9 and High School Football Extra’s Big 22.

    The Big 22 have been determined as the top pre-season standouts from area high school teams for the 2017 prep football season.  

    The players will be featured throughout the season on Channel 9’s weekly “High School Football Extra” show, along with in-depth coverage on wsoctv.com.

  • Junior golfers return to play

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association returns to play Monday with a visit to the Chester Golf Club.

    The Lancaster chapter was last in action June 19 when the juniors played the Kershaw Golf Club.

    Through three chapter tournaments, the age division points standings reflect some tight races among the golfers, ages 7-18.

    The closest race is in the boys 13-14 age division where Trey Crenshaw, the Lancaster High School ace golfer, holds a one point edge over Bruins teammate Simon Wright.

  • Indian Land alumni gather for 2017 reunion

    Indian Land Elementary School’s cafeteria was buzzing with laughter and long conversations as old friends gathered for the 2017 Indian Land alumni reunion June 25.

    The parking lot was packed as people arrived to bring in covered potluck dishes. J.O. McCorkle, an 80-year-old Indian Land native from the class of 1958, stood proudly by the tea jugs as people walked past him.

    “I made all the tea here,” McCorkle said. “So, if you want, you can just call me the tea-maker.”