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  • Speedway open practice set for...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is hosting an open practice session for all racing divisions from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. Pit admission is $15 and grandstand admission is free.

    The practice offers dirt track drivers an opportunity to get their cars dialed in for the upcoming racing season. The track’s 2018 opener is March 16-17, a two-day event.

  • Bruins, Jackets take jamboree...

    Lancaster and Buford captured wins in the annual Doomsday Jamboree at the Lancaster High School baseball jamboree at Doomsday Corner on Saturday.

    A bases-loaded, infield single by the Bruins’ Buddy Howard drove home the winning run in Lancaster High School’s 2-1 win over Andrew Jackson High School. 

    The game capped jamboree play and marked the debut of first-year LHS head coach Trevor Hammond. 

    A former Bruins player and assistant coach, Hammond was promoted to head coach last spring, replacing former coach Toby Taylor.

  • Vols lead county state qualifiers

    Andrew Jackson High School led the way among county wrestlers as the Volunteers are sending eight grapplers to the Class A-AA state individual tournament at the Anderson Civic Center this weekend in Anderson.

    The Vols, the Class A-AA Upper State runners-up and Region IV-AA champions this dual season, are led by two Upper State champions in Tyleik Elder (145) and Kalab Haven (160).

  • Lady Cats scratch Lady Vols from...

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers’ valiant rally fell short in a 53-52 loss to Blacksburg in the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs at AJ on Friday night.

    The seventh-ranked Lady Vols, who trailed by as many as 15 – 41-26 – early in the final period, rallied only to fall shy in the one-point loss.

  • Razorbacks hold off IL Warriors

    WALHALLA – Indian Land High School’s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks’ gym on Friday night.

    The Warriors, who started slow, charged in the second half, but fell short in a 63-52 loss to WHS in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    “We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn’t complete the job,” said ILHS coach Nate Smith. “Walhalla is a good basketball, but we battled them to the end.

  • Brown to play for Crusaders

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football player Hunter Brown is joining AJ teammate Dalton McKittrick at North Greenville.

    Brown, as a walk-on football player, will play for the Crusaders next season.

    “I will play for the time I am there, but my goal is to be a preacher, Brown said.

    Hunter, four-year starter, was a key player for the Volunteers during his high school football career.

  • Late Models look for banner...

    Lancaster Motor Speedway fans, on Facebook, or any other social media, have likely noticed the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway schedule is packed with late model features every single Saturday night for the 2018 season.

    Track fans and drivers are buzzing about the late model races on tap at LMS.

    The late model races are highlighted by the ever-popular Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series with two races.

    Dates for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series are March 17 and Sept. 1.

  • County senior hoops trio earns...

    An ace trio of Lancaster County girls basketball stars has been honored as all-state selections for the 2017-18 season.

    The girls, all seniors, include Andrew Jackson High School’s Danielle Ussery, Lancaster High School’s Zaria Woods and Payton Howell of Buford High School.

    Ussery, the Region IV-AA Player of the Year for the region champion Lady Volunteers of coach Sha’Ron Robertson, has produced a stellar senior campaign.

  • AJ Middle girls win district...

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Middle School Volunteers girls’ basketball team is the 2017-18 District champions for the second straight season with an unbeaten record.

    The Vols, 14-0 last season, went 13-0 this season.

    The AJMS girls put the finishing touches on their perfect hoops season with a 59-4 home win over North Central Middle School on Feb. 8 at the AJ High School gym.

    The Vols, in taking the lopsided win, led 29-0 at the half on the way to the 55-point win.

  • Warriors’ Starcher to play at...

    INDIAN LAND – When Indian Land High School senior linebacker Nico Starcher came to the Warriors’ football team for his senior year, he didn’t know what to expect, but looking back he’s glad he did.

    Starcher’s move made an impact as he has signed to play football at NCAA Div. III Maryville College, a USA South Atlantic Conference member in Maryville, Tenn.

    Starcher made his move to the next level official, signing with the Fighting Scots on Feb. 7 in the ILHS media center.