Today's News

  • Cyclones smash Green Hornets

    The top-rated Chester Cyclones cruised to an impressive 52-6 win over Class AAAA foe Aiken High School at home Thursday night.

    The Cyclones, the defending Class AAA state champions, have won 16-straight games after going unbeaten last season at 15-0.

    CHS quarterback Zan Dunham sparked the Cycs, hitting 7-14 pass for 126 yards and two TD passes. He had 188 total yards.

    Jarel Hill scored three TDs, including two touchdown passes. Stan Mills ran for 168 yards and tallied two TDs.

    Chester held a 35-6 lead at the break.

  • Bear Hug Brawl kicks off Saturday

    Lancaster County junior varsity football takes center stage Saturday with the eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.

    The game was originally set for Thursday night at BHS, but moved to Saturday morning.

    Buford and Lancaster didn’t have enough players for their teams to play Thursday, but will have enough to play Saturday.

  • Team Husqvarna savors Cooperstown experience

    Team Husqvarna, a 12-under Lancaster area youth baseball travel team, has had its share of success over the last four seasons, with their recent action ranking among the team’s top moments on the diamond.

    Team Husqvarna, which has won 30-plus championships in playing tournaments across the Carolinas over the last four years, competed at Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in central New York State earlier this summer.

  • Gandy inducted into Dixie Boys Hall of Fame

    Ronnie Gandy had quite a diamond surprise during the recent Dixie Boys World Series in Aiken.

    Gandy, who has been involved with Dixie Baseball for 41 years, was inducted into the Dixie Boys Baseball Hall of Fame during the opening games at the tournament.

    “I was really shocked,” said Gandy, who recalled he began as a youth baseball volunteer in T-ball in 1978. “It was an honor, but it was also humbling.

  • Senior Spotlight: Carnes makes size count

    Talk about a before and after situation, and Buford High School sixth-year head football coach Tripp Watts thinks of Jackets’ senior defensive end Nick Carnes.

    “When I first saw him as a freshman, Nick was this itty-bitty guy,” Watts said. “He was about 5-9 and weighed 115 to 120 pounds. I really had my doubts Nick would ever play for us because of his size.”

    Fast forward – with a strong run in the Jackets weight room – to now.

  • Traffic-route delays plague

    The new but incomplete traffic pattern at two Buford schools caused quite a stir Monday, but school officials promised the situation will get better, blaming construction delays on heavy summer rains and unexpected underground obstacles at the site.

    School board Chairman Bobby Parker said LCI-Lineberger Construction, the company doing the work at the schools, should not be held responsible for the delay.

  • 5 businesses win annual awards

    Five Lancaster County companies received recognition last Thursday at the second-annual Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast.
    Presented by the Lancaster County Department of Economic Development and the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, the event honors industries in five categories – small industry of the year, large industry of the year, new industry of the year, international industry of the year and gold standard.

  • Bear Hug Brawl reset for Saturday

    The eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl will be played Saturday at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The game was originally set to be played Thursday at BHS, but moved to Saturday.
    Buford and Lancaster didn’t have enough players for their teams to play Thursday, but will have enough to play Saturday.
    A year ago, the junior varsity jamboree was played on a Thursday night, but moved this year to Saturday to accommodate the BHS and LHS teams.
    The Bear Hug Brawl opens at 10 a.m. with a welcome. Gates open at 9 a.m.

  • Vols cap Classic with shutout win

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson finished strong to cap the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic with a 17-0 win over Anson County, N.C., on Saturday night at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.
    Senior southpaw quarterback Chas DeBruhl sparked the Vols, in their shutout.
    Buford, in the third period, edged McBee, 7-6.
    Lancaster, in the second quarter, dropped a 19-7 loss to West Mecklenburg and Indian Land opened play, falling to Monroe High School, 13-7.

  • Extreme 4 features $1,000 prize

    After taking off last Saturday night, Lancaster Motor Speedway roars back into action Saturday night.
    The LMS headline race will be the M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Shootout paying $1,000 to win.
    This is the second straight race the Extreme 4 Division will be paying $1,000 to win because the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial paid $1,000 to win Aug. 10.
    The Extreme 4 Division is one of the most highly competitive divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway with about 8-10 cars that can win on any Saturday night.