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AJ, IL divide twin bill

Vols hold on, split with Warriors

By Eric Rowell

INDIAN LAND – County rivals Andrew Jackson and Indian Land swapped a pair of tight basketball wins Tuesday night to open the 2016-17 basketball season in the Warriors’ gym.
The IL girls opened with a 46-43 win, but the AJ boys gained a measure of hardwood revenge with a 73-70 victory over the Warriors.
The Vols, ranked fourth in the latest Class AA state poll, finished strong behind Kendrick Cunningham, who hit 12 of his 17 points in the final period to pace AJ.


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Wrestling Roundup

Kersey mat tournament Saturday

By Robert Howey

The sixth annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament will feature a field of 14 teams and 210 wrestlers from across the Carolinas on Saturday.
The tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., features 10 South Carolina mat squads and four teams from neighboring North Carolina.


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ILHS begins process of hiring coach

By Robert Howey

Indian Land High School officials are looking to have a new head football coach in place by the end of January.
“We want to give the new coach ample time to have an off-season conditioning period and make preparations for the upcoming season, including spring practice,” ILHS principal David Shamble said.
Shamble said since the job came open with the resignation of Warriors’ coach Mike Mayer, he has received 30-plus applications.


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LHS linebacker joins teammate Foster in elite beach clash

Ricks in for all-star game

By Robert Howey

Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.


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LHS linebacker joins teammate Foster in elite beach clash

Ricks in for all-star game

By Robert Howey

Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.


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Lady Vols win Lewisville tourney

Staff Reports


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Bruins have solid hoops hopes

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster Bruins made playoff runs last season and LHS hoops hopes are solid to do it again for the 2016-17 season as they compete in Class AAAA.


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AJ season ends in 2nd round loss at Saluda

Tigers top Vols, 28-12

SALUDA – Malik Brooks and the second-ranked Saluda Tigers just keep flowing in the Class AA Upper State football playoffs.


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AJ shows progress with improvement over qualifier

Buford cheerleaders fifth in state field

By Robert Howey

The Buford High School cheerleaders continued their tradition of outstanding competition with a third straight top five finish in the state field.
The Jackets, fourth in Class AA the last two seasons, had a challenge for the 2016 season when they competed in Class AAA.
BHS, led by coach Julie Thompson, answered the challenge with a fifth overall finish in the Class AAA field at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Saturday.
The Jackets scored 245 points, improving their state qualifying score 11 points.


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Coaches look for physical clash in 2nd round play

Vols facing tough foe

By Robert Howey

Andrew Jackson High second-year head coach C.J. Frye said the Volunteers will need a top effort to keep their season alive Friday night when they face Saluda in Class AA Upper State second-round football playoffs.
AJ, 8-2, earned its shot at the 10-1 Saluda Tigers with a 42-21 win over Ninety Six on Friday night at home.
AJ trailed 21-20 at the half, but roared back for the 21-point victory to keep its Class AA state title hopes alive.


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