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Today's News

  • Column: Property tax deadline is this Monday

    An important deadline is approaching this week for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2018 tax books, which takes place on 5 p.m. this Monday, March 18.
    This is the deadline for paying property taxes on homes, business properties, boats and motors. (The deadline does not apply to cars.)

  • Cubs to host baseball tourney

    The Lancaster Cubs baseball team will host a tournament this weekend and next.
    The tournament opens March 16-17 and continues March 23-24 at the Lancaster Post 31 field, Eggleton Field.
    Play is set to begin at 1 p.m. each day.
    The CASBL Preseason Shootout is a nine-team tournament with a single-elimination format.
    The winning team earns $400 and the team trophy. A MVP trophy will be presented.
    Play opens Saturday at 1 p.m. when the Union Cardinals face the Augusta Nationals.

  • LMS set for action-packed weekend

    Lancaster Motor Speedway features a two-night show to open the 2019 dirt track racing season at the half-mile dirt oval.
    Racing is set tonight and Saturday.
    Action tonight has the SECA Crate Late Models $1,000 to win, Super Stock $600, Extreme 4 $400, Pure Stock V8 $300.
    Heat races are set in the SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade. The Super Late Models will host three rounds of practice. The Thunder Bomber Division practices for two rounds.
    Admission tonight is $25 for the pits and $13 for the grandstands.

  • LHS golf places 19th

    The Lancaster High School golf team placed 19th in the Bengal Invitational in Blythewood on Tuesday.
    Mason Tucker, ninth overall, led the Bruins with a two-day 143 (71-72).
    Trey Crenshaw shot a 148 (74-74) to finish 24th in the field.
    Simon Wright carded a 149 (73-76) for 26th overall.
    Caleb Griffin had a 218 (117-107) for the Bruins.
    Bishop England of Charleston topped the field with a 596 and Rock Hill was second with a 597 over two days.
    Lancaster opens Region III-AAAA play with a road match with Westwood and Ridge View today.

  • LHS netters top York

    The Lancaster High School Bruins tennis team opened Region III-AAAA play with a tough 4-3 win over the York Cougars on Tuesday.
    “York is always a very tough opponent and it really comes down to just one or two games as to who comes out on top in the match,” LHS coach Ray Sapp said. “The match was tough all the way.”
    Singles
    Isaac Thomas (L) defeated  Blake Williams (Y), 6-3, 6-2
    Brevon McKinney (L) defeated Daniel Good (Y), 6-1, 7-5

  • Lady Jackets blank NCHS Knights

    The Buford High School girls soccer team blanked North Central, 9-0 at the NCHS pitch on Tuesday night.
    Marisa King led all scorers with 4 goals. Isabella Jones had two goals. Peyton Deese, Kalyn Stroud and Autumn Nivens each had one. Madison Funderburk and Karen Chappell combined for the shutout in goal.
    The Lady Jackets booters improved to 4-1 with the region win. The BHS girls are 3-0 in region play.
    Buford played at Camden on Thursday night.
    Lady Warriors fall

  • Lady Jackets swarm Lions

    Buford rolled to a 15-0 win over Lewisville in Region IV-AA softball play on Wednesday.
    The Lady Jackets took the win in five frames due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    BHS hurler Yancey Dingler earned the win in two innings, giving up no hits, a walk and fanned two.
    Dingler aided the BHS offense with two hits, including a grand slam, and five RBIs. Buford had nine hits on the day.
    Olivia Vincent notched a save in three frames. She allowed a hit, walk and fanned one.

  • Volunteers deck Jackets in soccer

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers notched a sweep of county and Region IV-AA soccer rival Buford on Tuesday night at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.
    The Volunteers, the defending region champions, topped the Jackets, 6-1.
    AJ, 4-1, was led by Jared Truesdale with four goals. Mason McKittrick tallied two goals for the Vols.
    Truesdale also had three assists, while Cam Vincent netted two. Luke Faulkenberry added an assist.
    Tyler Williams, in goal, notched 11 saves.
    The Vols had 17 shots on goal in the win.

  • Lady Vols looking to improve

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson third-year head coach Wesley Kidd said the Lady Volunteers are likely in for some growing pains, but they hope to improve as the season moves on this spring.
    The Lady Volunteers, who won the 2018 region crown and a Class AA Upper State district title, have only one senior and a handful of juniors on the team.
    The AJ squad also features six sophomores and a freshman.

  • Warriors rally, down Bruins

    Indian Land rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to post a 9-5 comeback win over Lancaster at Doomsday Corner on Wednesday night.
    LHS led 3-0 after three innings, but the Warriors went on the runs warpath to tally eight runs for an 8-3 edge.
    Indian Land stayed on top for the four-run win over the Bruins, who fell to 1-4 on the season.
    Kyle Raynor led the Warriors with two hits, including a double, two RBIs, scored a run and a stolen base.
    Winning hurler Tanner Chassereau keyed the Warriors with two hits, scored a run and drove in a run.