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Today's News

  • Column: I’m no fan of the Confederate flag, but I offer this narrow defense of it

    An article in Friday’s paper detailed a minor controversy this week in Lancaster.
    The county removed two small Confederate battle flags from a wreath laid at the Confederate Soldiers’ Monument in front of the historic courthouse. And the people who put the wreath there in honor of Confederate Memorial Day were unhappy about that.

  • Lady Warriors capture Class AAA girls state soccer championship

    IRMO – As they say, practice makes perfect.

    Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors’ first-ever Class AAA state championship was all bout preparation and execution.

    As it turned out, the marathon match – regulation, two 10 overtimes and two five-minute sudden death periods, came down to penalty kicks and the 19-5-1 Lady Warriors converted on all five to give ILHS a 2-1 win over Class AAA Lower State champion Brookland-Cayce High School in W.C. Hawkins Stadium at Irmo High School on Saturday afternoon.

  • Buford wins Class AA Upper State softball crown

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team is returning to the Class AA state championship series to defend its crown.

    Buford, continuing its splendid postseason softball run, advanced to the Class AA softball state title series for the second straight season with a 3-0 win over rival Andrew Jackson High School on Friday at the Lady Jackets' field.

    Buford scratched for a run in the first inning and added two more in the bottom of the fifth to build its three-run edge on the Lady Volunteers.

  • Lady Vols stay alive to battle BHS

    LANDRUM – Determined Andrew Jackson used the long ball to return to rival Buford to play for the Class AA Upper State softball championship tonight.

    AJ, which fell to Buford, 3-2 to open the double-elimination Class AA Upstate championship series a week ago, has captured two straight elimination game wins, including a 6-3 victory over host Landrum High School on Wednesday, to stay alive in the postseason.

  • Lady Warriors to battle Bearcats

    A late-season wake-up call is saying volumes about the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors’ soccer run to a first-ever Class AAA state title match Saturday.

    The ILHS girls, in their first season of Class AAA competition, are looking back to a 3-1 road loss to Region IV-AAA foe Camden High School as the key turnaround in their banner campaign.

    Since that loss to the Lady Bulldogs, Indian Land has reeled off seven straight wins and allowed only one goal.

  • AJ, LHS athletes qualify for state track meets

    The Andrew Jackson High School girls has a host of Lady Vols track athletes going to the Class AA state meet following the AA Upper State meet at Keenan High School in Columbia.

    Lady Volunteers’ sophomore athlete Niyana Jones led the AJ effort with a third in the girls high jump, 4-10, and a third in the long jump, 16-11.25.

  • County pool opens May 27

    The Lancaster County pool, at 106 South Wylie Street, opens for the 2017 season May 27.

    Vicki Robinson is the pool manger.

    Public swimming is Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. to 5, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30.

  • Lancaster Super Speedway to host ladies night race

    Lancaster Super Speedway is hosting ladies night in honor of all mothers for Mother’s Day weekend Saturday night at the half-mile track.

    The track special is ladies grandstands admission $5.

    The LSS card will featured seven exciting divisions of racing action, with the headliner for the night Andrew Baker.

    Baker will start in the rear of the field for the Renegade main event, after capturing three straight wins as per track rules.

  • Bruins’ Miller signs with Saints

    Past experience is playing a key role in Lancaster High School senior Krista Miller’s future.

    Miller, who cheered in her first two years at LHS and had past dance experience, tried out for the Limestone College dance team on an April visit to the Gaffney school and did well enough to earn a scholarship on the Saints dance team.

  • Robinson aids Claflin in SIAC crown

    A former Lancaster High School softball star played a key role in Claflin University winning its first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) softball championship.

    Kaela Robinson, a 2015 graduate of LHS where she played softball and basketball for the Lady Bruins, helped the Lady Panthers to the title with a 13-5 win over Miles College on Saturday at the Diamond Lakes Regional Park in Hephzibah, Ga.