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Today's News

  • Piranhas set to open swim season

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team, sponsored by the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation, opens their season in the Metrolina League on Monday at Lake Wylie.
    The meet will begin at 5:45 p.m.
    Katie Knox is the Piranhas head coach and she is assisted by Cami Armbrust, the Kershaw Pool coach.
    Assistant coaches include Morgan Ledford and Alaina Houghtaling, who work with the 10-under swimmers.
    The coaches for the 11-up swimmers are Abbi Denyer and Samuel Page.

  • LDB honors top players, coaches, teams

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball has honored top players, coaches and teams for the 2019 youth baseball season.
    In the A League, ages 4-6, Founders Federal Credit Union, managed by Scott Barrett, won the league championship and city championship.
    Barrett will manage the A League All-Stars, which will represent Lancaster Dixie Baseball in the district tournament in Lewisville where the tournament is held June 15-19.

  • Springdale Complex closed with upcoming tournament

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Dixie Softball District 2 all-star tournament June 22-26 at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 South Plantation Road in Lancaster.
    Admission will be charged as you enter the parking lot. 
    Due to the high volume and limited parking,, LCPRC officials will close the Springdale Recreation Complex, including the walking track, playground, open fields, etc.) to the public for the duration of the tournament.
    The closing days and times are listed below:
    - Saturday, June 22, closed all day.

  • Juniors score late, edge Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team walked off a win Thursday night at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, locked in a 1-all tie with Rock Hill Post 34, scratched out a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to seal a 2-1 win.
    Bry Neal, in the Lancaster seventh inning, opened the frame with a double and Landon Deese followed with an intentional walk.
    Ashton Hudson, with an out, hit a grounder to the RH shortstop, who made an error and wildly threw back to third base in an attempt to nab Neal. But the throw got away and Neal scored the winning run.

  • Seattle selects Kipp Rollings

    Former Andrew Jackson High School baseball star Kipp Rollings has been thinking about a possible future in pro baseball for some five years.
    Wednesday afternoon, Rollings’ dream took a key turn to reality with a coveted phone call.
    Rollings, a standout pitcher at North Greenville University, received the call a serious diamond prospect would want.
    The Seattle Mariners called to tell him he had been drafted in the 24th round of the annual Major League Baseball Draft.

  • Hwy 55’s cruise-ins show off cool rides

    For the past year, a group of classic-car buffs has been swapping stories and tips once a month in the Hwy 55 parking lot on Lancaster’s bypass.
    These Classic Car Cruise-ins are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Anyone can bring an old car out to show off during the events.
    One of the group’s founders, Ron Faile, said the original idea was to revive the old Memory Lane Cruisers group, but now they see anywhere from five to 20 classic cars set up outside the restaurant.

  • Hospital locked down after report of man with firearm

    MUSC Health-Lancaster was on lockdown for more than an hour late Wednesday after someone reported seeing a man with a gun there.
    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said a woman reported seeing a man walking around with a gun in his back pocket, but a search of the area turned up nothing.

  • Discovery School learns gardening

    Twenty excited students ran around six raised garden beds in the courtyard at Discovery School on May 22. One stopped to look at a tender new plant and shouted, “I planted that.”
    The young gardeners were delighted to see the fruits of their labor that began in early March.

  • Standing up to bullying

    When Tina Watts’ autistic grandson came home from the third grade and told her he had been bullied at school, she decided to take action.
    She reached out via Facebook to create an anti-bullying campaign and was shocked by the response.
    “I had a lot of young ladies tell me their stories,” Watts said. “It’s shocking how many people get bullied. It’s worse than what I thought it would be.”

  • ILHS football player injured in car wreck

    An Indian Land High football player was seriously injured Wednesday in a head-on collision on U.S. 521 near Possum Hollow Road.
    Ethan Wayne Swanner, a lineman for the Warriors, was headed east on Possum Hollow Road in a 1965 Ford Mustang shortly before 8 a.m., according to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    The 17-year-old disregarded a stop sign, striking another vehicle driven by Jessica Maegan Pepper, 18, of Charlotte, Miller said.