Today's News

  • Breakers down Piranhas swimmers

    The Lancaster County Piranhas capped their 2019 regular-season schedule, dropping a 365-82 loss to the Tega Cay Breakers on Monday.
    Lancaster, which finished 1-3 on the season, was led by Hadlee Stroud with two firsts in the meet.
    Ella Grace Hines, Andrew Bell, Alex Trimnal, Tamra Tipton, Brayden Kennington and Brooke Carter each had one first.
    Lancaster will compete in the Metrolina League Finale today at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.
    The 10-under swimmers meet begins at 8:30 a.m., and the 11-up swimmers meet starts at 1 p.m.

  • A League stars open state play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball A League 6U all-stars, ages 4-6, will defend the program’s state championship this weekend.
    The A League stars, who won the first-ever A League all-stars state title last summer, are going for their second straight state crown.
    The Lancaster A League stars will play their state tournament opener Saturday at 11 a.m. when they face Gilbert. Opening ceremonies for the state tournament were Friday at the Midland Complex in West Columbia of Lexington County.

  • Sports Talk: Dixie Baseball 6U stars deliver (must)ard win

    The words of former Clemson football coaching legend Danny Ford crossed my mind as Lancaster Dixie Baseball 6U all-stars assistant coach Jeff Snipes spoke late last Friday morning.
    Ford, who guided the Tigers to the 1981 national championship, once said it’s one feat to reach the top of the hill, and then another to stay “king of the hill.”
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 6U stars, you might recall, won the first-ever state title for that age group last summer.

  • Ultimate Super Late Model Series at LMS July 6

    One of the Southeast’s most popular Super Late Model Series is on track for Lancaster Motor Speedway to open the oval’s July racing schedule.
    The Ultimate Super Late Model Series will be at LMS, paying $4,000 to the winner.
    This race is expected to draw a crowd of Super Late Model Drivers from the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and other Southeastern states.
    Many drivers will be here chasing the $4,000 payday.

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  • Angels, Ponytails stars win district crowns

    First it was the Lancaster County Darlings all-stars as a district diamond dandy and then the Lancaster County Dixie Softball Angels and Ponytails stars followed suit in splendid fashion.
    The LC Dixie Softball Angels and Ponytails are district champions and state tournament bound, following the lead of the Darlings stars.
    Lancaster County, host of the Dixie Softball all-star District 2 tournament at Springdale Park this week, captured three straight crowns – Darlings, Angels and Ponytails.

  • Cauthen to lead LHS basketball

    Coach Jerron Cauthen didn’t mind the dousing one bit.
    In fact, he embraced the soaking and hopes there will be more winning wet moments to follow with his team.
    Cauthen, just after entering the Lancaster High School weight room in the Rice Athletic Complex on Wednesday morning to greet his 2019-20 Bruins team for a workout, was splashed with water bottles amid hearty cheers.
    The team was celebrating Cauthen’s selection as the new boys basketball coach at Lancaster High School, his prep alma mater.

  • City council cuts more funding for performing arts, OKs budget

    After eliminating the performing-arts position, Lancaster City Council adopted its $25.8 million budget for fiscal 2019-20 during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.
    The performing arts department already took a big hit in the proposed budget, with its annual series of large events greatly reduced. The city has created a nonprofit that it hopes will be able to raise money for public concerts and other cultural events.

  • Schools OK $121 million budget with tax increase

    The Lancaster County school board unanimously approved a $121.4 million budget for fiscal 2019-20 Tuesday night, including pay raises for school staff and a slight tax hike.
    With expenditures budgeted to exceed revenues by $5.4 million, the board decided to balance the budget with money from its general fund, which holds $23.9 million.
    School Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said the district predicts an overage in expenditures each year, but it hasn’t actually had to dip into its savings in the past half decade.

  • Ag+Art Tour attracts thousands

    Bailey Milhorn
    The Lancaster News

    More than 5,000 people toured 11 farms throughout Lancaster County last weekend during the county’s seventh-annual Ag+Art Tour.
    The South Carolina Ag+Art Tour is a self-guided, free tour where people tour farms, hear local musicians, watch local artisans work and shop at vendor booths at each stop.