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Today's News

  • LMS returns to racing action May 25

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be roaring back into racing May 25.
    The LMS track was off May 18 due to numerous drivers and fans on vacation to the Myrtle Beach area for Bike Week.
    All the details for the May 25 race are still to be announced, but the race many fans are talking about is set for June 1 at the half-mile dirt oval.
    That is when the big dogs of the Super Late Model racing scene invade Lancaster Motor Speedway for the first time ever.
    The World Of Outlaws Super Late Model Series is the top notch Super Late Model Series in the country.

  • Jackets’ Henson in All-Star golf matches

    Buford High School senior golfer Caleb Henson is playing among the senior elite prep linksters this weekend.
    Henson is one of two Class AA golfers selected to play in the North-South All-Star golf matches this weekend at the Litchfield Country Club in Litchfield.
    Henson and Colin Trahan of Fox Creek High School are the only Class AA golfers on the North team.

  • Sutton signs to play at Anderson University

    The Buford High School golf team has a solid connection to the Anderson University golf program.
    Last fall, Jackets’ star golfer Caleb Henson joined the AU Trojans’ golf program.
    “T” Sutton, a Jackets juggernaut on the links, is following to give Anderson University a solid pair of golfers from the BHS team.
    Sutton, a six-time all-region golf selection for the Jackets and the 2019 Region IV-AA medalist, has signed to play golf at the NCAA Div. II school in Anderson and South Atlantic Conference member.

  • Foursome’s 48 tops Blackwell tourney field

    Storm-threatening skies greeted supporters of the 18th-annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday.
    But the skies parted and everyone was treated to a wonderful day at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    As always on this day, scores were close, amazing shots were made, and, most importantly, smiles, laughter, and even a few tears were shared as the life of a very special young man, Matt Blackwell, was remembered.

  • Lady Warriors honor soccer stars

    Carleigh Werner was honored as the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors Player of the Year at the annual ILHS girls soccer awards night Tuesday.
    Werner and all-region pick Isabel Winert were also honored as Coaches Award recipients.
    Werner, for the 23-game ILHS girls’ season, tallied eight goals and had three assists.

  • Bruins have tough showing in state field

    The Lancaster High School golf team, bidding to defend its state championship, didn’t fare as well in the 2019 Class AAAA state golf tournament at the Barony Course in Hilton Head.
    The Bruins, in what coach Joe Adams called a “disappointing showing,” tailed the 16-team field with a 677.
    Hilton Head High School topped the field with a 607. A.C. Flora of Columbia followed with a 610 and Myrtle Beach had a 613, followed by Eastside of Taylors with a 617.
    Lancaster, for the two-day tournament Monday and Tuesday, carded a 345-332.

  • Vols trio in all-star games

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers have three senior players selected to play in elite S.C. postseason prep all-star baseball games.
    The Vols’ ace trio includes Brett Percival, Griffin Gardner and Will Hudson.
    “This is a great honor, the greatest high school honor you can receive in South Carolina baseball,” AJ High School baseball coach Mike Lucas said. “These players are very deserving of this top accomplishment, and they will represent their school and community well.”

  • Local high school rankings vary widely in new report

    Lancaster County schools ranged widely on a recent report released by U.S. News and World Report ranking high schools across the nation.
    More than 17,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well students were prepared for college, according to U.S. News.
    Indian Land High School ranked highest in Lancaster County, coming in at 3,741 in national rankings and 39th among South Carolina’s 221 high schools.

  • First Steps builds playgrounds at 3 child-development centers

    Until recently, Greater New Hope Childcare Development Center didn’t have anywhere for children to run and play outside – only an empty, dirt parking lot.
    Now that parking lot has been transformed into a playground, with paths, plants and play areas where children can exercise and explore every day.
    Greater New Hope is one of three childcare centers in Lancaster to get $100,000 upgrades to their outdoor areas after Lancaster County First Steps secured a $330,000 federal grant last year.

  • Cops called as parents fight at kids’ rec-softball game

    A group of unruly parents will be issued a lifetime ban from all Lancaster County recreation fields and complexes and could be facing criminal charges after an altercation during a kids’ softball game Wednesday night.
    According to Hal Hiott, director of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation, and Mickey Taylor, athletic program director, the players were very well behaved, but a spat broke out among some of the parents in the stands and got out of hand very fast.