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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets finish strong for NC split

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BOONETOWN – Buford High basketball had a mixed bag at the hoop Tuesday night.

    The Jackets teams split in Region IV-AA play, with the girls winning a close game and the BHS boys dropping a tough 60-57 loss at North Central High School.

    The Lady Jackets charged late to net the 52-44 comeback win over the Lady Knights to open the region doubleheader.

    North Central held the lead for the majority of the close contest, but BHS stepped up late.

  • Vols roll in sweep of Rams

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers took both wins against the Chesterfield High School Rams on Tuesday night at Andrew Jackson High.

    The AJ boys scored a 68-45 win, and the Lady Vols took the 22-point victory, 71-49 over the Lady Rams.

    The Volunteers trailed by three at the end of the first quarter, and rebounded to a one point lead at the half 28-27.

  • Daley leads ILHS to fourth-place finish in Rock Hill mat tournament

    Indian Land, ranked second in Class AAA, continued its stellar wrestling season with a fourth-place finish in the prestigious Bearcat Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Rock Hill High School.

    The Warriors, the highest finishing Class AAA team in the 32-team field, were led by Kyle Daley, 27-4, who won the 152-pound class with a pin. Daley was 4-0 on the day.

    Austin Ross, 28-3, was the runner-up at 113, going 3-1. Xavier Dreese, in the 138-pound weight class, was the runner-up. Dreese, 3-1 on the day, is 25-6 on the season.

  • Buford’s Snuffer signs with CIU

    BUFORD – Buford High School girls cross country and track star Christine Snuffer is moving on, heading to the next level at Columbia International University.

    Snuffer, a standout in her sports and academics, made her choice official Friday afternoon, signing with the Rams in the BHS media center.

  • Blaze engulfs home on Shiloh Unity

    Fire destroyed a house on West Shiloh Unity Road north of  Lancaster early Tuesday morning.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, the fire started in a rear bedroom and spread through the rest of the house.
    “It was pretty far gone before the fire department got there,” he said.
    The dispatch call went out shortly after 5 a.m. and Shiloh Zion, Charlotte Road/Van Wyck and Riverside volunteer fire departments responded.

  • Wreck knocks out power in Buford on a cold night

    Nearly 900 Lancaster County homes lost power Saturday night during frigid weather, some for several hours, after a car knocked down a power pole on Zion Road in Buford.
    The accident happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Zion Road, near Old Pardue Road, nearly 3 miles northeast of Lancaster. According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with S.C. Highway Patrol, one vehicle was travelling west on Zion Road and hit the power pole, which caused another vehicle, which was heading east, to run into downed power lines.

  • Cold snap finally ends at 7 nights

    Lancaster County experienced sub-20-degree lows for seven consecutive days, a harrowing cold snap that ended Monday morning.
    By Tuesday afternoon, it felt downright springlike, with temperatures in the 60s and glorious sunshine.
    The Charlotte office of the National Weather Service, which has been collecting data since 1878, matched our seven straight frigid nights, and said that tied for its fourth-longest below-20 cold snap on record. Columbia had six consecutive days, breaking its record of five.

  • Indian Land Warriors drop two at Chester

    Indian Land High School’s Region IV-AAA opener was a bummer.

    The Warriors, launching region play at Chester, dropped both games Friday night.

    The Lady Cyclones snapped a long losing skid, taking a 52-35 win over the Lady Warriors to open the twin bill.

    In the nightcap, Chester routed the Warriors in a 109-69 win.

    Indian Land’s girls, 0-10, fell behind early, but stayed within range before the Lady Cycs took the 17-point win.

    Chester, 1-13, was up 13-10 after one period and took a 28-20 lead at the half.

  • Lady Bruins rally for win at York opener

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins started slow, but picked up the pace to take a 40-37  comeback win for a split in their Region III-AAAA opener at York on Friday night.

    The Bruins, in the nightcap, dropped a 76-55 loss to the Cougars.

    Matters didn’t look good for the LHS girls, down 24-14 at the half.

    The 7-2 Lady Bruins, who have won seven straight, began to rally in the third period, with an 11-5 surge to slice the gap, 29-25.

  • Yellow Jackets take two from Rams

    BUFORD – It was a swarm sweep for the host Buford Yellow Jackets on Saturday night.

    The Jackets, in their first home hoops game of 2018, stung the Chesterfield Rams for a pair of Region IV-AA wins.

    The game was originally set for Friday, but moved to Saturday because Chesterfield was out of school Friday due to a late week winter storm.

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched the sweep, taking a 55-40 win over the Lady Rams.

    The nightcap was closer, with the Jackets taking a 60-54 win over CHS.