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Today's News

  • Lancaster Motor Speedway off Saturday night

    Michael Knight
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be taking off Saturday at the half-mile dirt oval.
    The off-week is due to numerous drivers and fans going on vacation to Myrtle Beach for the annual bike week.
    The following Saturday night, May 25, is still to be announced, but with all the rainouts for the 2019 racing season so far, LMS co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will reschedule one of the rainout races for May 25.
    The June 1 race has been discussed for a while.

  • LHS working to name boys basketball coach

    Lancaster High School officials are hoping to have a new boys basketball coach in the next month.
    “We’re shooting for no later than the first week of June,” LHS Principal Rosalyn Mood said.
    The deadline to receive applications for the post was Friday, May 3.
    “We’ve received a lot of interest about the job,” Mood said. “We’re pleased we can find the best candidate for the job.”
    Mood said applications will be screened and interviews will follow.

  • Lancers go 1-2 in region tourney

    USC Lancaster Lancers went 1-2 in the double-eliminaton NJCAA Region X baseball tournament held in Lexington over the weekend.
    The Lancers, who went 30-16 for the season including a 12-10 region mark, opened with a 12-4 loss to USC Sumter, then defeated Louisburg College (N.C.) 16-10 and fell to USC Sumter, 11-9 to cap their season.
    In the second USC Sumter game, the Lancers trailed 10-0 at one point, but ignited for a nine-run rally in the eighth inning before dropping the 11-9 loss to the Fire Ants.

  • Team’s 17-under tops Fore The Kids tourney

    From release
    The winning foursome in the ninth-annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament was the team of Scotty Stevenson, Charles Fennel, Greg Pounds and Ricky Stevenson who carded a 17-under at Edgewater Golf Club.
    Second place, with 16 under, went to Laron Crockett, Henry Pelham, Marshall Benson and LaRon Stevenson.
    Third place, in a scorecard playoff, was Dave Godfrey, Jerry Payne, Jay Sylvan and Garrett Gaylord.
    Closest to the pin winners were Spencer Bensch, Robert Bradley, Garrett Gaylord, and Steve (LB) Williams.

  • Vols, Jackets advance to AA state meet

    Two Andrew Jackson High School track athletes have qualified to the Class AA state track meet.
    Sophomore sprinter LaKyle McIlwain and Oksana Lathan, a sophomore, are headed to the state meet.
    McIlwain ran a 15.56 to win the Class AA Upper State 110 high hurdles at the Upstate meet at Keenan High School in Columbia. McIlwain has the fastest time in Class AA 110 high hurdles, according to AJ coach Corey McIlwain.
    Lathan, in the 100 meters, ran a 12.95 to place eighth in the event and advance to the state meet.

  • Jackets eliminate IL in Upstate title series

    INDIAN LAND – Union County returned to Indian Land High School, but this time the Lady Yellow Jackets were on the attack on the way to a 15-5 win over the Lady Warriors.
    UCHS’s 10-run win eliminated the host Lady Warriors in the Class AAA Upper State softball championship series Wednesday night at ILHS.
    The Lady Warriors, in their series opener, pounded the Lady Yellow Jackets, 10-3 on Friday night, but UCHS turned the tables Wednesday night in the elimination game rematch.

  • Buford golfers earn bid to Class AA state field

    Buford High School senior “T” Sutton captured the Region IV-AA medalist with a 139 to help the Jackets earn a bid to the Class AA state tournament May 13-14.
    Sutton’s effort – 71-68 – helped the Jackets to a second-place finish in the six-team region field.
    Two teams from the region advance to the state tournament.
    Central won the Region IV-AA golf tournament with a 646 – 327-319, with David Oliver, the runner-up medalist, leading the Eagles with a 140, 72-68.
    Buford was second with a 664 – 340-324.

  • Belk leads LHS in Class AAAA meet

    Lancaster High School has several qualifiers for the Class AAAA state meet, including Tierra Belk in two events.
    The Class AAAA state qualifying meet, hosted by Dreher High School in Columbia, was held at Columbia International University.
    Belk was fourth in the triple jump with a 35-06 effort. She placed seventh in the girls’ 200-meter dash in 25.63.
    Belk placed 10th in the 100-meter dash.
    The girls 4 x 100 relay was eighth, including Belk, Ya’dynasty Douglas, Mahongany Perry and Rekia Polk in a time of 49.84.

  • Cards rebound, eliminate AJ in AA Upstate title series

    Landrum High School, forced to a do-or-die game by scrappy Andrew Jackson, bounced back in a big way for an 8-1 win over the Volunteers to win the Class AA Upper State baseball championship Wednesday night at the Cardinals’ field.
    AJ, needing two wins to advance to the Class AA state title series, opened with a resounding 13-7 victory to force the second game.
    In the nightcap, Landrum struck for three first-inning runs and added two runs in the third inning to build a 5-0 lead after two frames.

  • Warriors earn state title berth

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School boys soccer team earned a bid to the Class AAA state title match, and in doing so, made Warriors soccer history.
    ILHS, a five-time participant in the Class AA state soccer finals, earned its first-ever berth to the Class AAA state championship match Tuesday night when the Warriors pounded Pendleton High School, 6-2 to win the Class AAA Upper State crown at Warrior Stadium.
    The Warriors were led by freshman John Fosu who scored three goals – a hat trick – to pace ILHS to the solid win.