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Today's News

  • Israel visits awaken faith

    Crystal O’Gorman
    For The Lancaster News

    Indian Land High School driver’s education teacher Rick Furr spent last summer exploring his faith in Israel.
    “It always feels like I’m going back home,” said Furr, who made his fourth trip there in 2017.

  • Junior Jackets top NCHS

    The Buford High School junior varsity basketball team posted a 33-20 road win over North Central on Tuesday.

    In the first period, both teams had a tough time in making a basket, with BHS up 6-2 going to the second period.

    During the second quarter, the Vespe brothers – Tanner and Tyler – played locked-down defense on the NCHS guards. Tyler Vespe’s key steals led to four fast-break points for Tanner Vespe,

    Buford pulled away in the second quarter for a 19-6 halftime lead.

  • SECA Crate Late Models drawing more races at LMS

    The upcoming racing season at Lancaster Motor Speedway has its share of changes at the half-mile dirt track.

    The SECA Crate Late Model division is the headlining division more on the 2018 racing season than in seasons past.

    This season the SECA Crate Late Model Divison will be on the schedule for about 17 races with more to come.

    The SECA Crate Late Model Division is popular with the fans as most in the racing community call this Late Model country because the Late Model Division is popular here and in this region.

  • Warriors rally for split against PHS Rebels

    MONROE – The Indian Land Warriors bounced back from a lopsided road loss in their last outing at Chester High School to post a 74-68 comeback win over Parkwood of Union County, N.C., on Wednesday night.

    The Warriors’ six-point win gave ILHS a split with the Rebels.

    The PHS girls opened the twin bill with a 65-10 win over the Lady Warriors, winless on the season at 0-11.

  • Jackets wrestlers rip foes

    The Buford Yellow Jackets wrestling team, ranked sixth in the latest Class A-AA state mat poll, rolled to a pair of home wins Tuesday night.

    The BHS grapplers, 10-5, thumped Union Academy of Monroe, N.C., 60-3 and pounded Parkwood of Union County, N.C., 54-24.

    The Jackets were led by Blake Bailey (138) and heavyweight Tucker Sellers who each notched two pins in the two Buford High wins.

    Bailey, a sophomore standout grappler, is No. 1 in his weight class, 138, according to SCMAT, the South Carolina prep wrestling website.

  • Blazers blitz Bruins twice

    Ridge View proved too tough of a hoops mountain for Lancaster to climb in Region III-AAAA play Tuesday night in the Blazers’ gym.

    RVHS took two from the Bruins, who dropped a pair of double-digit losses.

    The Lady Blazers rolled to a 67-46 win and the Ridge View boys posted a 74-56 victory over the Bruins.

    In the opener, a two-point third quarter foiled the Lady Bruins hopes of extending their seven-game win streak.

    The Lady Blazers forged a 20-13 lead after a quarter and took a 43-29 edge at the break.

  • 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.

  • Rick Wade keynote speaker at MLK scholarship event

    The big parade isn’t the only thing happening this holiday weekend.
    The 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast will be held 8 a.m. Monday at the Covenant Baptist Church Family Life Center, 165 Craig Manor Road in Lancaster.
    This year’s theme is “overcoming the scars.” Lancaster native Rick Wade, a former U.S. Commerce Department official and a senior adviser in both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, is the keynote speaker.

  • City’s biggest MLK parade this Saturday

    The city of Lancaster is hosting its largest-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade this Saturday.
    “It’s the largest and longest parade we’ve thrown from the past five years,” said Joe Timmons, the city’s events and promotions manager.
    There will be about 90 floats in the parade, with 76 companies, organizations and charities sponsoring entries.
    “It’s a sign that we’re growing, and that’s great,” Timmons said.