Today's News

  • Silver by default

    Jenny Hartley and Jesef Williams


    Even though Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford didn’t bring home the gold, family members and other local supporters are prouder than ever of his 2008 Olympic performance.

    Crawford was awarded the silver medal in the men’s 200 meter final on Wednesday at the National Stadium in Beijing after two of his competitors were disqualified.

  • Classic caps jamboree play

    Tonight’s the last night it doesn’t count.Well, at least on the scoreboard.County teams will be in their final tune-ups as the 2008 prep football season draws near.The focus will be on Indian Land’s Warrior Stadium where the annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic will be played tonight.Andrew Jackson opens play as the Vols battle Class AAAA foe Fort Mill in the jamboree opener at 6:30 p.m.Buford follows as the Jackets tackle Class AA opponent Central of Pageland at 7:30.The night’s a

  • Crawford takes silver in 200m final results

    Jenny Hartley


    After missteps by two competitors, Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford took silver in the men’s 200-meter final on Wednesday.

    Crawford, 30, was originally out of the medals at the end of the race. But U.S. teammate Wallace Spearmon and Churundy Martina of Netherlands Antilles stepped on lane lines, leading to disqualifications.

    That elevated Crawford, who entered as the defending Olympic champion, to silver and teammate Walter Dix to bronze.

  • Reynolds' charge nets title

    Jeff Reynolds’ return to the Lancaster Golf Club throne had a familiar, dramatic flare Sunday afternoon.A year ago, Reynolds, facing long odds – down four shots in the final six holes, rallied to win in sudden death for his first-ever club championship.Ditto Sunday.Reynolds, down five shots entering the final nine holes, charged late to repeat as the LGC champion with a second straight sudden-death victory.“Jeff just seems to find another gear when it gets real competitive,” Lancaster Golf Club pro Phil Small said.

  • Bruins, Red Devils tie; Falcons blank Warriors

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High’s defense has been the Bruins’ bright spot in the preseason.On Saturday, the LHS defense delivered late to give the Bruins a scoreless tie with Class A foe Great Falls in the Herald Jamboree at District Three Stadium.GFHS, the Class A Division II state runner-up last season, mounted a last-ditch drive to the Bruins’ 12 where the drive stalled.On fourth-down, Red Devils’ quarterback Gaither Bumgardner, who had engineered the drive, came on to try a 29-yard field goal, but the line-drive attempt was

  • Blackwood claims young guns victory

    An exciting night of racing opened with the young guns main event Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.An early caution came out when leader Austin Baker and Brandon Blackmon, who was second, were racing hard for the lead and made contact with each other in turn two. Baker pitted and Blackmon was carried off on the wrecker. Baker later returned.When the green flag dropped again, it was Andrew Blackwood leading. Blackwood held on strong and took the win.

  • Constitution gives us all right to state our opinion

    I would like to respond to Bobby Payne’s column, “Do your research before choosing next president,” in the Aug. 15 edition of The Lancaster News.

    She was understandably proud of her son. I can appreciate that. She has every right to be.

    I am somewhat confused by her anger at Sen. Barack Obama.

    She said she thought it was ironic that at the same time her son was leaving to defend America a prospective presidential candidate felt he had to travel halfway around the world to gain support of Germans to become our president.

  • Warrior Stadium in spotlight tonight

    Indian Land High School’s Warrior Stadium takes center stage tonight.

    The IL arena will serve as host for the annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic.

    In addition to Founders, The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway serve as media sponsors for the game.

    All four county teams will be involved in the jamboree, which likely will draw the largest crowd to ever see an athletic event at the county’s smallest high school.

  • School bells ring Thursday

    It’s hard to believe that summer is over for county schoolchildren. While autumn doesn’t officially arrive until next month, tomorrow morning thousands of Lancaster County students will say goodbye to the carefree days of summer and return to the classrooms.

    Last week, teachers began getting their rooms ready for their new students. Their planning and preparation will pay off as they welcome the students back. Many students will be sporting new clothes and shoes and carrying new lunch boxes and backpacks full of new school supplies.

  • Teachers getting ready for students to return to school

    Colorful posters and display boards have been hung along the first-grade hall at Erwin Elementary School.

    Sharon Minors, who teachers on that hall, said decorations are just a small part of the preparation for the first day of school.

    Lesson plans and classroom schedules are also coming together.