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Today's News

  • Guest Column: Remembering D-Day, 75 years later

    It was mid-morning June 5 when I received a telephone call from a young adult whom I know quite well. The caller asked, “What are you doing?”      
    I replied, “I am reading about D-Day.”
    “What is D-Day?” my caller asked.

  • Royal Cup Classic set Saturday

    The NGA Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic will be held Saturday at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.
    Prejudging is at 10:30 a.m., with the evening show at 5:30 p.m
    The competition includes a novice division in body building, men’s master, physique, figure and bikini for teens, kids, juniors, men’s collegiate and women’s collegiate.

  • Hayden Jackets hoops MVP

    Justin Hayden, an all-region pick for the Buford Yellow Jackets basketball team, is the BHS boys basketball MVP.
    Hayden, a senior forward, averaged nine points and 3.8 rebounds during the Jackets season. He has signed to play football at Newberry College.
    Junior forward Jo Barrino, also an all-region pick, was named the team’s Best Defensive Award winner.
    Barrino, regarded as an ace shot blocker, netted 7.6 points and 5.1 rebounds a game for the Jackets.

  • Sistare honored as BHS MVP

    Versatile performer Brett Sistare, who played multiple positions for the Buford High School baseball team, led the Jackets baseball awards for the 2019 season.
    Sistare, who played pitcher, catcher and in the BHS infield, earned the Jackets baseball MVP.
    Sistare, an all-region pick, hit .403 with a .584 on-base percentage.
    He had 19 runs batted in with 13 walks, six stolen bases and scored 15 runs.
    Dylan Montgomery earned the team’s All-Heart Award.

  • Piranhas open with road win

    The Lancaster County swim team opened its 2019 season, capturing a 280-269 road win over the Landing Gators at the Lake Wylie Pool on Monday afternoon.
    The Lancaster County Piranhas, which includes swimmers from Lancaster and Kershaw, were led by Fletcher Armbrust, Selah Harding and Tyler Tipton who each had three firsts in the win.
    Hadlee Stroud, Matthew Prete and Andrew Bell each posted two firsts in the meet.

  • P-31 posts first win

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior baseball team, back in action following the graduation break, notched its first win of the season, taking a 2-1 victory over Chapin/Newberry on Monday night at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, 1-3 on the season, snapped a 1-all tie in the bottom of the second inning as Chas DeBruhl reached on a bunt single and Jarron Taylor was hit by a pitch.
    DeBruhl dashed home on Brett Sistare’s two-out single for a 2-1 lead.
    Chapin/Newberry struck for its only run in the top of the first inning.

  • Buddy Crook Memorial set Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway is set to host one of the largest paying MMSA 4-Cylinder Series races for the 2019 racing season Saturday night.
    The Monster Mini Stock Association 4-Cylinder Series visits Lancaster Motor Speedway this week for the Buddy Crook Memorial.
    The race is held in memory of Lancaster Speedway racing legend Buddy Crook.
    The race has $3,000 to win, $1,200 for second, $800 for third, $600 for fourth and $525 for the fifth-place finisher.
    The race also has $500 up on the wheel bonus, and a $100 fast time award.

  • With 3 sons to lead, mom goes back to get diploma

    Ten years after she had planned to graduate from high school, Lancaster resident Jasmine Johnson has finally received her Lancaster High School diploma.
    Instead of walking across the stage with her fellow Lancaster Adult Education grads, Johnson joined her son, Zi’Onn, who was graduating from 4K at Clinton Elementary School the same day.
    “I was very happy,” Johnson said this week. “That was the happiest day of my life.”

  • BES student passionate about pets

    A local animal-advocacy group has gotten some much-needed pet supplies because a second grader read a library book.
    The book, “Strays Like Us” by Cecilia Galante, convinced Buford Elementary School’s Ally Brasington to lead a recent school-wide pet supply donation drive for Lancaster’s SPCA chapter.
    “Pets should be taken better care of than they are, and if you watch their expressions, they’ll tell you exactly what they need,” said Ally, a rising third grader.

  • Andrew Jackson Volunteers youth basketball camp