Today's News

  • Pro-Am Royal Cup contest Saturday

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    Bundy Auditorium at USC Lancaster will be the venue for the National Gymnastic Association’s second-annual Pro-Am Royal Cup Classic on Saturday.
    The 2018 field featured 24 men and women who took to the stage to show their progress in body building and physique categories.
    Promoted by Kennett Washington, the event brings together amateurs to compete for the chance to earn pro cards.

  • Piranhas fall in home meet

    The Lancaster County Piranhas recreation swim team fell in its home opener to the River Hills Country Club, 391-196, on Thursday at the county pool.
    Lancaster was coming off a win over Lake Wylie.

  • Davis, Fitzgerald lead IL High track honors

    Indian Land High School senior sprinter Marlin Davis and freshman Empress Fitzgerald led the 2019 ILHS Warriors track awards.
    Davis, who has signed to run track at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., is the ILHS boys MVP.

  • Chapin/Newberry blanks Post 31

    Chapin/Newberry turned the diamond tables on Lancaster Post 31 in American Legion baseball play Tuesday night at Newberry College.
    Lancaster, which posted a 2-1 comeback win over the 2018 S.C. Legion baseball state champion Chapin/Newberry at Eggleton Field on Monday night in a rain-shortened game, wasn’t able to notch its second straight win in League III play.
    Chapin/Newberry blanked Post 31, 9-0, as hurler Trent Polly, in six frames of mound work, struck out five and allowed three hits, no runs and no walks for the win.

  • Sports Talk: Recalling the bike, special times with Daddy

    No matter the occasion or season, when I’m at the Rice Athletic Complex at Lancaster High School, especially out front on those old walkways in front of the building, my mind drifts back to that September day in the early 1960s.
    As I step across the familiar walkways, I can close my eyes and reflect back some 55-plus years.
    I can hear my late father’s voice, “Robert, keep your balance, balance your weight, stay up, stay straight” as he followed close behind me.

  • Two county girls soccer standouts set for Southern Regional Championships

    Two Lancaster County soccer standouts are headed to the Bayou State to compete for some elite regional honors.
    Kinsey Bishop, who plays at Indian Land High School, and Peyton Kennington, who plays for Andrew Jackson High School, are teammates on the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club.
    The Charlotte Independence is the former Discoveries Soccer Club, following a merger earlier this spring.

  • County quartet in all-star games

    Lancaster County will have strong representation for the annual CAWS (Coaches Association of Women’s Sports) North-South All-Star softball games next week.
    The elite tournament, featuring all-star teams from the North and South in all classes of S.C. high school softball play, is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at USC Aiken.

  • Take the downtown-revitalization survey

    The city of Lancaster is asking for your input on its downtown revitalization project.
    MKSK, an urban-design company the city hired for the project, recently launched an online survey tool to assess the community’s desires for downtown.
    “The purpose of the survey is to help the city and the consultant team understand our community’s current relationship with downtown, as well as our hopes and dreams for the future of downtown Lancaster,” City Administrator Flip Hutfles said.

  • Lancaster music publisher shares secret of success

    LANCASTER – Music made in downtown Lancaster has played in TV shows such as “America’s Next Top Model,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” thanks to Fi-Water Music Group.
    Business owner Michael Brooks said the best title to describe his work is music publisher.

  • Carolinas Chili Championship in IL Sept. 28-29

    The “Best Week of Fall” is going to feature a brand new event this year – the Carolinas Chili Championship.
    Organizers are calling “chiliheads” from all over the country to participate in the competition, which will send winners of multiple categories to the International Chili Society World Championship Chili Cook-off in 2020.
    McClancy Seasoning, based in Indian Land, will host the inaugural event, which will kick off the weeklong Indian Land Fall Festival.