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Today's News

  • LSS hosts SECA Crate Late Model bonus race

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be hosting the SECA Crate Late Model bonus race with $2,000 to win Saturday night.
    The race will feature some heavy hitters coming to the big half-mile Saturday night in quest of the $2,000 first-place money.
    Drivers such as Ron “Tha Bull” Parker, Trent Ivey, Travis Pennington, Dillon Brown and Pat Lindsay will be here to try and steal a win from the local drivers, such as Hank Taylor, Timbo Mangum, Steve Banal, Benji Knight, Manley Chaney, Mike Huey, Chris Fite and Chris Hargett.

  • No. I Lady Warriors keep rolling

    Class AA’s top-rated Indian Land Lady Warriors blanked rival Lancaster, taking a 3-0 girls soccer win over the No. 15 Lady Bruins on Wednesday night.
    Katherine Kilroy, Kelsey Long and Nia Pressley each scored a goal. Kilroy had an assist as did Reagan Hunter and Kate Komorous.
    IL had 33 shots to four for the LHS girls.
    Emma Thompson had four saves in the shutout.
    Lancaster freshman keeper Lydia Plyler had 19 saves on the night.
    The Lady Warriors improved to 18-1, while LHS fell to 11-5.

  • AJ golfers improve to 28-1

    Andrew Jackson upped its golf record to 28-1 with wins over McBee and Manning at the Cheraw State Park course on Wednesday.
    AJ topped the field with a 150. McBee followed with a 161 and Manning finished with a 168.
    Logan Sowell shot a 34 to pace the Vols. Caleb Brown posted a 35, with Emily Cox carding a 38. Chandler Norville and Mason Sowell each had a 43. Nick Dorman carded a 49.
    AJ faces Blythewood at the Columbia Country Club on Monday and plays a four-way match with host Lugoff-Elgin, Cheraw and North Central on Wednesday.

  • Founding Leadership gives insight

    In this day and age of sports, coaches often claim there’s no off-season.
    When the season is complete and the last game is played, there’s always the play to find the edge for the coming season.
    Founding Leadership provides the means to gain the upper hand through career development and personal growth.
    The fourth annual Founding Leadership, hosted at the Founders Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters on Tuesday, offered college and high school coaches a chance to step-up their game.

  • Lady Jackets region champs

    The Buford High Lady Jackets neatly wrapped up the Region IV-AA softball crown with a 10-0 home win over county rival Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, 12-0 in region play, are 15-3 on the season.
    Buford hurler Sydney Sullivan hurled a two-hitter and struck out nine in posting the complete-game win. She had no walks and hit a batter.
    Senior Jensen Shelby sparked the BHS girls with a home run, triple and drove in two runs.
    Senior Cassidy Solomon also had a big night with a double, two RBIs, a walk and was hit by a pitch.

  • Warriors, Bruins earn playoff bids

    Indian Land played the spoiler on Buford baseball senior night, taking a 6-1 win over the host Jackets on Wednesday.
    Buford, coming off an 8-0 road win over Central of Pageland on Monday, was hoping to wrap up the region baseball title with a win, but the Warriors foiled the occasion with their five-run win.
    The Warriors’ win also gave IL a bid to the Class AA Upstate playoffs.

  • IL soccer tops in AA state poll

    Indian Land High girls soccer coach Mark Bonda, in 10 years with the Lady Warriors program, has seen it grow, with an all-time high this week.
    The Lady Warriors, 18-1, are No. 1 in Class AA girls soccer for the first time in school history.
    “We want to play the best teams in the state and make a name for ourselves,” said Bonda, who is in his ninth season as head coach with a 122-52-6 record. “We are starting to get some recognition for some of our success.

  • Column: ‘Bathroom bill’ enforcement more than we can handle

    Some states are known for things they produce in abundance. Idaho has potatoes, Maine has lobsters and South Carolina seems to have more than our fair share of politicians with loopy, if not downright embarrassing, ideas.
    This is not really new for the Palmetto State as we have a long history of such loopy ideas – secession, printing our own currency, denying children an education based on their skin color, etc. – and these are just the things proposed in the last few years.
    And now we are at it again.

  • High schools shift to 10-pt grading system

    Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, South Carolina’s high school students will be graded on a 10-point scale. The South Carolina Board of Education unanimously voted last week to make the change from the current 7-point scale.
    State Superintendent Molly Spearman said in a release the shift to a 10-point scale will level the playing field for Palmetto State high schoolers.

  • Will county OK hospitality tax before IL can grab the money?

    A revenue race is on, with Lancaster County Council trying to decide whether to impose the maximum 2 percent hospitality tax countywide before Indian Land can become an independent city in control of its own finances.
    While the idea is still only at the committee level, the county would be rewarded by winning the race for the hospitality tax in the county’s growing, busy panhandle. Striking early in order to get half later seems worth the push.