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Today's News

  • Column: A cure in a pouch packs a punch

    Editor’s note: Kershaw resident Wilma Faile enthralled us last year with tales of the skunk army in her crawlspace. To our delight, Wilma is back.

    A few weeks ago, I got out of bed and my mouth felt funny. I looked into the mirror. I was cotton-mouthed.
    My tongue was coated. I used everything – salt water, mouthwash, cleaned with a toothbrush. Next day, I had blisters on it.

  • P-31 edges Chester for sweep

    Lancaster Post 31 notched a diamond sweep of Chester Post 27 at Eggleton Field on Thursday night, but it was a hard-earned win.

    Lancaster, in week three play of the Legion baseball League V mini-series, edged Post 27, 3-2 to push its record to 3-5.

    P-31 opened the week with an 0-5 mark, but reeled off three straight wins over Chester.

    Lancaster rolled in the first two games, winning 17-6 at home Monday night and 18-5 at Chester on Tuesday.

  • Flynn to lead BHS baseball

    BUFORD – Gavin Flynn, a fixture with the Buford High School baseball program as a player and coach, is now heading the Jackets’ program.

    Flynn, 26, has been named the BHS baseball coach, replacing Eric Funderburk, who is yielding his coaching duties to be the Jackets athletics director replacing retiring Mike Wells.

  • Column: To be Frank, my dad’s notable teaching moment

    The moment, though years ago in my teens, is one I’ll never forget.

    My father, the late Jim Howey, and I were watching the evening sports in our Sherwood Circle home.

    Among the sports news that night was the Philadelphia Phillies’ firing of journeyman manager Frank Lucchesi, not your household name among big league skippers.

    What caught my attention as the story aired in July of 1972, an emotional Lucchesi, an Italian American, teared up with news of his ouster.

    I chuckled seeing a grown man cry.

  • Former ILHS hoops star Felder to play on USA East Coast team

    COLUMBIA – University of South Carolina rising sophomore guard Rakym Felder will head overseas later this summer to Madrid, Spain, with USA East Coast, a group of college all-stars who will be led by Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown.

    Felder played his freshman season of basketball at Indian Land High School during the 2012-13 season.

    The 5-10, 210-pounder was a key performer in the Warriors’ 23-3 season that year, averaging 21 points a game for coach Nate Smith’s team.

  • Breakers down Piranhas in weather-shortened meet

    The Lancaster County swim team dropped its first Metrolina League loss, falling to the Tega Cay Breakers, 433-238 Thursday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LC Piranhas are 2-1 in Metrolina League meets, 2-2 overall.

    The meet was halted after 50 events due to lightning in the area.

    The LCST was led by Olivia Thorpe, Bristol Glenn and Fletcher Armbrust who posted three wins each.

    Double winners included Ryder Lucas, Isabella Thorpe, Tamra Tipton and Mallory McDow.

    Lancaster, in the meet with TCST, won two of four relay events.

  • Duke Energy donates $25K for adult vocational training

    For the second year in a row, Duke Energy has donated $25,000 to Lancaster County Adult Education's vocational training program.

    Rick Jiran, Duke’s vice president of community relations, visited Adult Education on Wednesday to deliver the check. 

  • 2 students never missed a day

    Hannah L. Strong

    hstrong@thelancasternews.com

    There was no such thing as “senior skip day” for two Lancaster County School District students who were recognized by the district for having 13 years of perfect attendance.

    Lancaster High graduate Tanner Knight and Andrew Jackson grad Katelynn Hanna both graduated May 26 without missing a day of school since kindergarten.

    Knight, 17, was diagnosed with diabetes in sixth grade, but that didn’t keep him from getting to school.

  • P-31 routs Chester again

    Lancaster Post 31 rolled to a second straight American Legion baseball League V win, ripping Chester Post 27, 17-6 at Chester on Tuesday night.

    Lancaster, 2-5, opened the week, blasting Post 27, 18-5 at Eggleton Field.

    Hunter Laney and Andrew Caskey paced the 15-hit Lancaster offense with three hits each on the night.

  • LCST Piranhas down Gators

    The Lancaster Piranhas earned their second straight win, downing the Lake Wylie Landing Gators as part of a reset double dual meet with River Hills on Monday.

    The LCST Piranhas, 2-1, topped River Hills, 326.5-259.5 and the LW Landing Gators, 316-259.

    The LCST, in the 57-point win over the Gators, was led by Isabella Thorpe, Tamra Tipton, Makenzy Mills and Fletcher Armbrust who had three firsts each.

    Taylor Teague, Will Wilson, Olivia Thorpe, Alex Trimnal and Ryder Lucas posted two wins apiece to aid the Piranhas.