Today's News

  • Extreme 4 features $1,000 prize

    After taking off last Saturday night, Lancaster Motor Speedway roars back into action Saturday night.
    The LMS headline race will be the M&M Garage Muffler & Tire Extreme 4 Shootout paying $1,000 to win.
    This is the second straight race the Extreme 4 Division will be paying $1,000 to win because the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial paid $1,000 to win Aug. 10.
    The Extreme 4 Division is one of the most highly competitive divisions at Lancaster Motor Speedway with about 8-10 cars that can win on any Saturday night.

  • Picks return for a new season, day, sponsorship

    They’re back, and a little earlier than in the past.
    The Pigskin Picks, those not-so-always-on-the-money football forecasters, are back for another big season of picking football games.
    In the past, the Picks have been featured in the Friday paper, but now, with no Friday edition, the Picks will be showcased on Wednesday. We’re coming at you earlier each week now. Can you stand it?
    Picks fans might also notice we have sponsorship, so a big tip of the coaches cap goes to H&H Chevrolet of Kershaw.

  • Indian Land nets Good Samaritan Foundation volleyball crown

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors captured top honors among varsity teams in the first Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship varsity volleyball championship tournament Saturday at Buford High School.
    The ILHS girls shared the spotlight with the Buford High School junior varsity volleyball team which won the jayvee title.
    Lancaster High School won the teachers tournament as part of the second annual Good Samaritan Foundation Scholarship tournament.

  • Extreme 4 has $1,000 purse Aug. 24

    The Extreme 4 Division at Lancaster Motor Speedway will be racing for $1,000 to win Aug. 24.
    This race marks the second time the Extreme 4 Division will be racing for $1,000 to win, because the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial race, held Aug. 10, was also a $1,000 to win.
    Chris Baker posted his second straight Phillip Knight Memorial race win and the $1,000 payday last Saturday night at LMS.
    Baker said he’s hoping the win will provide key momentum as he seeks his second straight win for another big payday at the half-mile dirt track.

  • Buford High set to host second annual Good Samaritan Scholarship volleyball

    Buford High School will be the setting for the second annual Lancaster County Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation volleyball tournament today at BHS, 4290 Tabernacle Road.
    The volleyball fundraiser, which begins in the BHS gym, is 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The fundraiser features scrimmages between the four county junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams, and a friendly afternoon competition among teachers’ teams from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools.

  • Gamecocks hope to profit from challenging schedule

    The 2019 edition of the University of South Carolina football team might be Coach Will Muschamp’s best team in his four seasons, but it might not be reflected in USC’s final record.
    Wes Mitchell, of Gamecock Central and the guest speaker at the Lancaster County Gamecock Club’s football kickoff cookout at the Lancaster Moose Lodge on Monday night, said he feels Muschamp might be fielding his best overall team, but the challenging schedule might play in USC’s final record.

  • Teams set for Classic clashes

    After tonight, it all counts on the scoreboard, so the 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic is the final tune-up heading into regular-season high school football play.
    Andrew Jackson High School hosts the annual jamboree, which features all four Lancaster County teams against different squads.
    Play opens with Indian Land High School battling Monroe High School (N.C.) at 6 p.m.
    Lancaster follows as the Bruins battle West Mecklenberg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

  • Sports Talk: Loss of Kellin leaves a void

    There’s a void as the 2019 Lancaster County high school football season nears.
    With each season and each team, there’s always holes to fill, but the gap I’m thinking about is the loss of a fixture on the Andrew Jackson High School football sidelines.
    That’s David Kellin, who died last month at his Kershaw home.
    When I say a void, I truly mean it.
    A few seasons back, we lost our AJ Vols sports correspondent just before the season began.
    We were in a bind as the season was quickly drawing close.

  • Vespe named Buford High’s valedictorian

    After graduating as salutatorian from Buford High School at the end of the school year, Kaitlyn Vespe was surprised to see that one of the grades on her school transcript was wrong.
    That grade, when corrected, makes Vespe her school’s valedictorian instead.
    “I was still happy to graduate as salutatorian,” Vespe said this week, but noted that she is relieved that the mistake has now been corrected and she has an updated transcript and a valedictorian medal.

  • Guest Column: Critique of my name-calling ignores facts that back it up

    As I read Wednesday’s column regarding opinions versus facts by Dianne Evans, I had to somewhat agree.
    However, when I read the following – and I quote – I was a bit perplexed: “When one has no facts to contradict intelligent disclosure, one easily gives way to name-calling. Name-calling – such as “deplorables,” “racists,” “homophobic,” etc. – should be recognized often as an easy way to respond to an argument when one knows no logical way to refute its claims.”