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Today's News

  • Vols’ three spree boosts win

    KERSHAW – What’s that they say about the early stages of the second half in a basketball game?
    Andrew Jackson had the answer to the ageless hoops question about key hardwood momentum.
    The Volunteers, in the pivotal early minutes of the second half, opened strong and stayed in control for a 67-55 win over Abbeville in the Class AA Upper State semifinals on Tuesday night at the packed and rocking AJ gym.
    The Vols were sparked by a key three spree, which shot AJ, up 29-26 at the half, into a 38-26 spread on the stunned Panthers.

  • Vols top Panthers for Upstate title bid

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers finished strong to down the Abbeville Panthers, 67-55 in the third round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs on Tuesday night in the AJ gym.
    The Vols came out in a calm and determined manner and took control of the game by a well-defined passing game.
    By slowing the tempo, the Vols were able to use the clock to their advantage in the 12-point win.

  • Column: Agency favors bill that would up its revenues

    The S.C. Commerce Department has paid $2.9 million since fiscal 2015 to a state-created nonprofit that listed $69 million in net assets as of June 30 and now wants lawmakers to double its main funding source.
    Asked for specifics on the money paid to the Columbia-based S.C. Research Authority, Commerce spokeswoman Alex Clark said the department and SCRA have been “involved in a number of partnerships over the last several years,” including:

  • Column: This Saturday, learn how to make a difference in our neighborhoods

    You can make a difference.
    Back in 2008, Forbes Magazine published a list of the top ten most distressed towns in America, and Lancaster topped the list. The outcry from the community was loud and urgent. In fact, “We Are Lancaster” signs can still be found dangling from fence posts and buildings scattered about town.

  • Camping at the lake

    Campfires with s’mores, the great outdoors, fresh air and fun activities – for many kids, this is just a normal part of their childhood.
    But for other kids, camping trips are just something they read about in books.
    At Lake Wylie, YMCA Camp Thunderbird hosts hundreds of kids from all over the county each year. But students at Brooklyn Springs Elementary in Lancaster were missing out due to the Title 1 school’s lack of fundraising options to finance the trip.

  • Hanging Rock Kartway hosts Top Gun Championship

    The Top Gun Championship Series, presented by Browns Karts and Parts, will continue at Hanging Rock Kartway on Saturday.
    Racing will be the Clone Classes of Clone 325 paying $200 to win, Clone 350 $500 to win, Clone 375 Top Gun $500, Clone 425 Top Gun $500, Clone 425 $300, Amateur Clone 350 $100, Amateur Clone 350 Trophy.
    Predator Classes of Predator 325 $200, Predator 350 $500, Predator 375 Top Gun $500, Predator 425 Top Gun $300, Predator 425 $200, Amateur Predator 350 $100, Amateur Predator 350 Trophy.

  • Drakeford leads Warriors in state qualifying

    Class AAA state team champion Indian Land High School has six wrestlers qualified for the state tournament this weekend in Anderson.
    Markeith Drakeford (40-6, 160) led the Warriors with a first-place finish after going 4-0 on the day at Powdersville High School in Anderson County.
    Drakeford, in the Warriors’ 44-12 state title match to cap the 32-point win over Gilbert High School the week prior, posted a 10-0 major decision.
    Weston Nguyen, 41-5, was the runner-up at 126 with a 3-1 showing for the two-day event.

  • Comporium Preseason Tournament opens play this Saturday

    The annual Comporium Preseason Invitational, an area prep baseball tournament, will launch play Saturday at Buford High School.
    The field features eight teams, four in each division. The AJ Division includes the host Volunteers, Central of Pageland, Chester and Lancaster.
    The Buford Division has South Pointe High School of Rock Hill, Chesterfield, the Carolina Royals of Charlotte and the host BHS Jackets.
    All games Saturday will be played at the BHS field.

  • Lady Cavs halt Lady Jackets’ playoff run

    GREENVILLE – Host Christ Church, with a key third-period surge, halted the Buford High School girls’ basketball postseason run with a 57-36 win over the Lady Jackets on Monday night in Greenville.
    The Lady Cavaliers, 24-4, held a 28-21 lead at the half, but used a 14-7 third-period surge to take a 42-28 lead with a period to play.

  • Vols win, advance in playoffs

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    GREENVILLE – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers, in the Class AA Upper State playoffs, went 1-2 on the hardwood at Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville over the weekend.
    The one win was a big one as the AJ Vols topped Christ Church, 61-56 in the second round of the boys Class AA Upstate playoffs on Saturday night.
    The Lady Vols saw their season end with a 66-51 loss to the host Lady Cavaliers on Friday night.