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Today's News

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models head LMS’s second race of 2019

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model cars will make their first appearance at Lancaster Motor Speedway on the 2019 racing season Saturday night.
    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series is one of the highest growing Late Model Series not just in the Carolinas, but across the country.
    The Jason Smoot series has taken off and is averaging one of the top car counts in any series in the country.

  • Simmons to play baseball at Peace

    Jalen Simmons, a Buford High School senior, is excited to continue his journey as a baseball player at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C.
    Simmons was discovered by the William Peace University Pacers coaching staff at an Impact Baseball Camp in January. After attending recruit day at the university and seeing what the university offered academically, Simmons said he decided the school was the place for him in his future.
    The Division III University plays its home games at the USA Baseball Stadium in
    Cary, N.C.

  • BHS’s Blackmon signs with Erskine

    Buford High School senior Alexis Blackmon is set to make her mark as a freshman at Erskine College next spring.
    Blackmon, a veteran member with the BHS cheer squad, is going to be part of a new team at the Due West school.
    Blackmon has signed a scholarship to be part of the Flying Fleet’s first acrobatics and tumbling team.
    She made it official Friday, March 8, signing with the Fleet in the Lancaster County Class AA school’s media center.

  • Lady Bruins look to improve with season

    The 2019 Lancaster High School Lady Bruins softball team has a challenge this season.
    The LHS girls, with a few returnees from the 2018 team, are looking at a building season.
    Lancaster, 17-5 last season, featured a nine-player senior group led by then first-year head coach Erin Walker.
    The Lady Bruins will feature a host of new faces this season following the departure of the senior-laden squad.

  • Jackets ignite, wing Eagles

    Buford ignited for four runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-2 comeback road win over previously unbeaten Central of Pageland on Thursday night.
    BHS, down 2-1 in the seventh, tallied four runs to spark the win.
    Dylan Montgomery drilled a two-run double and Jonathan Belk and Brett Sistare rapped RBI hits in the pivotal frame.
    “We had clutch hits to spark the rally,” BHS coach Michael Adams said.
    “This was a big win for our team. I’m proud of our guys.”

  • Rucker salutes Rams unbeaten trio

    Perfection is tough to achieve, but the A.R. Rucker Rams horned in on it not once, not twice, but three times.
    The Rucker Rams sounded the celebration horn on three unbeaten sports teams Wednesday night in the Lancaster middle school’s cafeteria to highlight its ARRMS sports awards for 2018-19.
    The Rams football team posted its first-ever unbeaten season – 7-0 last fall, and the Rucker hoops teams were winter wonders as each went 14-0 this season.

  • Column: An eclipse of our state’s sunshine laws

    Remember the August 2017 solar eclipse that carved a path through South Carolina? Bright daylight gave way to shadows, which then gave way to darkness. Within minutes, of course, a summer day was again put into the sun’s bright light.

  • 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.