Today's News

  • Mitchell wins again at LMS

    Driver Zack Mitchell, known as “Kid Quick” in his younger racing days, is quickly regaining his track nickname.
    Mitchell is becoming a fan favorite of Super Late Model racing at Lancaster Motor Speedway.
    Whether it’s the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, or the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, when Mitchell pulls into the LMS gates, he’s one of the favorites.

  • Griffins’ late score blunts Bruins, 18-9

    WINNSBORO – Fairfield Central’s lone scoring drive of the second half proved timely, allowing the host Griffins to grind out an 18-9 win over stubborn Lancaster High School on Friday night at EK McClendon Stadium in Winnsboro.
    FCHS, 1-1, was stymied for the bulk of the second half, but the Griffins generated a crucial 82-yard scoring drive in 10 snaps to seal the nine-point win.

  • Vols ignite, rip Islanders, 69-0

    Alan Sims
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The 10th-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers launched their home schedule, rolling to a 69-0 win over St. Johns High School of Johns Island on Friday night.
    AJ, 2-0 with two shutouts, opened the season with a 37-0 road win over McBee.
    The home stands were packed, and the Vols didn’t take long to show the fans exactly what they came to see.

  • Unbeaten Warriors smash Jackets

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News
    For the second straight week, Indian Land was on the road against a county rival – the Buford Yellow Jackets, and the Warriors returned home happy.
    The Warriors, much as they did in an 18-3 road win over Class AAAA Lancaster, brought a strong defense, holding Buford to 110 total yards and six first downs, and Indian Land quarterback Blake Goode was impressive in his second varsity start.

  • Rowell moves to top Picks list

    Eric “The Red” Rowell earned the Picks blue ribbon for week two with a sterling 16-4 showing.
    Rowell worked his magic over the Labor Day weekend to take the Picks top spot.
    “It’s early, but it’s great to be on top,” Rowell said. “I hope I can stay here, and I need to have strong weeks. My hope is for my picks to click each week. That would be neat.”
    Rowell said his Picks list of winners last week nearly included the UNC Tar Heels, but he opted for SC.

  • Guest Column: Many hands in cookie jars for S.C. pensions, health insurance

    When it comes to receiving taxpayer-funded state retirement and health-insurance benefits, lots of folks have their hands out – and it’s not just government employees.
    Certain nonprofit organizations and quasi-government groups participate in the state pension and health-insurance systems, which mainly cover state, county and local government agencies, according to records provided to The Nerve by the S.C. Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), which administers those programs.

  • Guest Column: Orange-vest rallies take voters’ concerns to Norman, Graham

    Forty-five constituents of Congressman Ralph Norman’s 5th District, wearing orange vests to symbolize their overall dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump, rallied in front of Norman’s Rock Hill office Aug. 27.
    They wanted to let the congressman know their point of view on gun violence in South Carolina and the nation.
    The majority of the group was from Lancaster County’s Panhandle, but also included about 10 from Lancaster, two from Kershaw and three from North Carolina.

  • LHS swimmers split meet

    The Lancaster High School swim team split a tri-meet in its opener Aug. 22.
    Host Nation Ford posted 206 points, followed by Lancaster with 72 and South Pointe with 15.
    In the girls meet, Nation Ford had 98, with Lancaster 49 and SPHS eight.
    The NAFO boys had 108 to 23 for LHS and seven for South Pointe.
    The meet was cut short due to weather.
    Makenzy Mills led LHS with three firsts. Tamra Tipton had a first, and Nathan Powell had a first for the LHS boys.

    Swim meet results

  • Junior Vols drop opener, 14-7

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School junior varsity football team opened its season with a 14-7 home loss to Clover’s Junior Blue Eagles on Thursday night.
    Clover, a Class AAAAA school, held a 14-7 lead at the half and stayed on top for the win at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.
    The Junior Vols’ score came on a 12-yard scramble by quarterback Hammond Wrenn. Tyson Funderburk added the conversion.

  • LMS caps August slate with huge racing night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway’s August finale is shaping up to be a huge night of dirt racing.
    The Ultimate Super Late Model Series, paying $4,000 to win, is the LMS headliner Saturday night at the half-mile oval.
    A host of drivers have made it known they will be at the track to contend for the top prize.