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Today's News

  • ‘You will not be forgotten’

    Hundreds honored fallen Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy James Kirk Jr. on Monday during an upbeat celebration of his life at Second Baptist Church.
    In many ways, it was like other law-enforcement memorial services, with a mass of uniformed men and women solemnly marching in and saluting his casket, then filling a third of the large sanctuary. Politicians by the dozen, shaking hands. Repeated thanks for a lifetime of service.

  • Jackets post 2 wins to cap regular season soccer

    The Buford varsity boys soccer team capped regular season play last week with a 7-0 win at Lewisville on Wednesday, and a 9-1 home win on “Senior Night” on Thursday.

    In the win at Lewisville, the halftime score was 6-0 with goals scored by seniors Zayn Sutton, Blaine Gossman, Nate Purser, Jim Small, and junior Jesse Black.

  • LHS wins tennis playoffs opener

    Nathan Lowery

    For The Lancaster News

    The Region III-AAAA champion Lancaster High School boys tennis defeated Airport High School of Region IV-AAAA, 5-1 at the USC-Lancaster tennis courts in the first round of Class AAAA Upper State playoffs on Thursday.

    The Bruins, who are region champions for the second straight season, advance to round two Tuesday.

    LHS 5 AHS 1

    Singles:

    Isaac Thomas (L) defeated Caleb Caulder (A), 6-4, 6-2

  • IL cruises to lopsided win

    INDIAN LAND – Class AAA defending girls state soccer champion Indian Land rolled to a 14-0 win over Southside of Greenville to open the Lady Warriors’ 2018 playoffs on Monday at the ILHS Reservation.

    Kelsey Long scored four goals, while Summer Bishop had three scores.

    Emily Gerdes and Carleigh Werner each had two goals.

    Samantha Ammann, Shelby Ryberg and Leah Lockman each had a goal.

    Tatiana Ramirez, Brianna Bishop and Kiley Waterbury each had an assist.

  • Chris Baker wins M&M Garage Muffler and Tire Extreme 4 Shootout

    Veteran driver Chris Baker is going to remember April 28 for a long time.

    Baker captured his biggest win yet, earning $1,400 on the night and some bonus money Saturday, April 28 in the M&M Garage Muffler and Tire Extreme 4 Shootout.

    Track officials announced the Extreme 4 Shootout had the field inverted.

    This left some of the top dogs in the middle, or rear to have to work their way to the front.

    On the race’s first start, the field didn’t make it out of turn two with a caution, the big pile-up in turn two.

  • Lady Bruins win, host Travelers Rest

    Lancaster stayed unbeaten and advanced to the Class AAAA Upper State District III softball championship game with a 5-2 win over Daniel High School of Clemson on Saturday afternoon.

    LHS senior hurler Summer Clinton tossed a five-hitter and struck out one. Clinton, 12-3, had a shutout to the seventh when DHS scratched for two runs. She walked three.

    Clinton had a pair of hits and scored twice to boost the LHS offense.

    Gracie Revels supplied a triple, single and drove in two runs.

  • Warriors rally to win district crown

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School baseball coach Joey Robinson’s jersey was soaked and he couldn’t have been happier.

    He and the Warriors were all wet, not in a bad way, and soaking in their latest diamond success.

    “I’ll take it every time,” Robinson said.

    Robinson’s top was doused in a post-game celebration after the Warriors rallied for an exciting 6-5 win over Chapman High School to give ILHS the Class AAA District IV baseball crown and a berth in the Class AAA Upstate title series.

  • Jackets capture region golf title

    The Buford Yellow Jackets have produced a banner golf season, and they added another jewel Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The Yellow Jackets, 11-1-1, claimed the Region IV-AA championship with a 27-shot win over their nearest foe.

    Buford topped the field with a 346, followed by Chesterfield with a 373.

    Anthony Sutton and Caleb Henson each shot a two-over 74 lead BHS.

    Chandler King posted an 87.

    Michael McCowan had a 111, followed by Ian McGaughy with a 112. Jacob Tillman had a 118.

  • Survivors celebrate

    Jeremy and Janet Larson walked hand-in-hand through the pathway of white paper bags, each one listing the name of someone who has lost a battle with cancer.
    They stopped to read the name of Janet’s grandmother, Janie Montgomery, who died nearly two years ago.
    While Montgomery fought her disease, Jeremy Larson battled his own cancer.
    “He has been cancer-free for three years now,” Janet said about her husband of 18 years. “I was so proud of him. He fought and, in my eyes, he really is a survivor.”

  • Conductor for royal wedding holding Q&A in Lancaster

    People in the Lancaster area, like most Americans, are captivated by the British royal family, especially with a royal wedding coming soon.
    But think about all the details. Who handles the planning? Are royal family members directly involved, or do they leave the planning to someone else? What is it like to direct the music for a royal ceremony?