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Today's News

  • Bruins honor diamond stars

    The Lancaster High School baseball team has honored a host of players for the 2018 season under first-year head coach Trevor Hammond.
    The Bruins, 9-11, 3-7 in region play, saluted senior all-region shortstop Austin Catoe as the team MVP.
    Catoe, an all-region selection for the third time in his four-year career at LHS, hit .375 with six runs batted in, 11 runs scored and six stolen bases.

  • Lancers add LHS trio to baseball lineup

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball program pulled a triple play in the Lancaster High School media center on May 18.
    The USCL Lancers landed a trio of LHS baseball standouts to the fold, Austin Catoe, Anson Taylor and Hunter Thomas.
    Catoe, the Bruins’ veteran shortstop, earned the team’s MVP for the 2018 season.
    Thomas was the LHS Most Valuable Pitcher and Taylor, a versatile player who played five different positions during the season, was the LHS Bruins Pride Award winner.

  • P-31 home opener rained out, Wallace honored

    Rain prevailed in the Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball opener Thursday night at Eggleton Field.
    Union Post 22, which took a 10-2 win over Lancaster Post 31 on Monday night at the Timken Sports Complex in Union, built a 3-1 lead going to the top of the fifth inning.
    Then, as P-31 athletic officer Scott Cato noted, “the bottom fell out.”
    “It rained hard and the field was flooded,” he said.

  • These four guys were fabulous

    Over last weekend, I heard the familiar phrase, “We lost some good men out there.”
    In reflecting over the last few weeks, those words have resonated with me.
    Think about it, and consider the likes of Danny Crolley, Gene Wallace, Charles Mathis and Furman Hance.
    Lancaster, in relation to sports, wouldn’t be where it is without those selfless men, who, in baseball terms, stepped to the plate and delivered each time, even with a wicked curve tossed their way.

  • LHS tennis repeats region title

    The two-time Region III-AAAA champion Lancaster High School boys tennis team celebrated its banner season with its annual awards night May 16.
    The Bruins, led by second-year head coach Ray Sapp, went 11-3, including a 9-1 record in region play.
    Lancaster’s lone region loss came in a 4-2 defeat at York High School, but the Bruins, in the rematch, registered a 6-0 win over the Cougars.

  • Norrell’s greatest skill: Connecting

    Retired couple Carol Edens and Ed Epps chatted with Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Smith for a few minutes Wednesday at an Irish pub in Spartanburg.
    Then Edens asked about “that 15-year-old girl” who was campaigning with him for lieutenant governor.
    “Oh, she’s young,” Smith said. “But she’s a good egg, with an old soul.”
    Smith moved on, and Mandy Powers Norrell sat down at their table with a bright, wide smile, locking eyes individually with the man and then the woman.

  • USDA lends Upper Palmetto Y $296,000 for Indian Land facility

    Indian Land is one step closer to getting its own YMCA.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced May 16 that it is loaning Upper Palmetto YMCA nearly $300,000 to help pay for a 74,000-square-foot YMCA, with an outdoor sports and play area on more than 15 acres.
    The facility is expected to bring in more than 120 jobs, according to the USDA release.
    Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes says the USDA loan may be enough to get the project moving in the right direction, but just buying the land could cost at least $1.5 million.

  • USCL is reaching out to IL this fall

    USC Lancaster is expanding to a satellite location in Indian Land, offering several courses at Indian Land High School this fall.
    “Over the years we have really worked hard to reach out to the Indian Land community,” USCL Dean Walt Collins said Thursday. “We’re just excited, very excited, to be in Indian Land and have a presence here.
    “We want to help students be successful – whatever students that come our way.”

  • ‘It’s important to understand they risked everything for us’

    Thursday classes ended at 11:30 a.m. for Buford High, but the learning continued for seven of its JROTC cadets.
    They spent much of the midday under a baking sun placing American flags on the markers of military veterans buried at Lancaster’s Memorial Park in preparation for Sunday’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony. And they volunteered to do it.
    The significance of the task wasn’t lost on 16-year-old Dakota “Blaze” Hegler.

  • Hail to the grads!

    More than 850 graduates across Lancaster County took a big step into adulthood during high school commencements Friday.
    Graduates from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools flipped their tassels in front of loving family members, classmates and friends. Carolina Christian Academy held its commencement Thursday night.
    AJHS started off the graduation day with 158 graduates walking across the stage. They threw their caps in the air and had a silly-string fight, as Principal Alex Dabney made it official.