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Kenneth Truesdale

Vols cruise in sweep of Eagles

PAGELAND – Andrew Jackson took a Region IV-AA road trip to Pageland and it resulted in a big night for the orange-clad visitors at Central High School.
AJ posted a league sweep of the Eagles to stay unbeaten in region play for the boys and girls teams.
u In the girls’ game, the Lady Eagles were not able to score at all and trailed AJ, 15-0 at the end of the first quarter.  The Lady Vols did most of their scoring off steals, unforced turnovers and easy lay-ins.


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LHS downs Broome twice

LHS Bruins claw Centurions twice

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster Bruins, between the Region III-AAA varsity twin bill with Broome High School, presented banners in recognition of the recent LHS region champions – volleyball, girls basketball and boys and girls swimming.
The Bruins, in both ends of the home doubleheader Wednesday night, boosted their hopes of adding future banners for possible league titles for the 2015-16 basketball season.
The Lancaster High teams, with a sweep of Broome, stayed unbeaten in region play with two wins over the visiting Centurions.


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Wright said hardwood hard work key in AJ boys’ rise

Vols No. 1 in AA poll

By Robert Howey

Andrew Jackson is atop the Class AA boys state basketball rankings.
The Volunteers, of coach Danny Wright, are 13-2, including a 7-0 record in Region IV-AA. The latest state rankings, handled by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association, were released Monday.
Wright said he’s elated with the Vols’ top ranking.


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AJ earns top spot

Volunteers No. 1 in Class AA boys state poll

By Robert Howey

Andrew Jackson is atop the Class AA boys state basketball rankings.

The Volunteers, of coach Danny Wright, are 13-2, including a 7-0 record in Region IV-AA basketball play.

The latest state rankings, handled by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association, were released Monday.

AJ, in the previous state poll, which came out Jan. 11, was ranked sixth in the Class AA boys state top 10.

The Vols were fourth in the Class AA preseason state poll, which was released in late November.


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Junior Warriors ace kicker in elite game

Indian Land’s Dickerson to get his kicks in U16 International Bowl

By Robert Howey

Indian Land High School freshman kicker Brandon Dickerson is taking his game to the international level to play in an elite football setting.
Dickerson, the Junior Warriors Special Teams Award winner last season, will play in the International Bowl on Feb. 5 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Dickerson, at 5-8, 150 pounds, will leave Jan. 31 for a week of preparation for the game, which will pit his U16 USA football team against an U16 Canadian team. The game will air on ESPN at 1 p.m. Feb. 5.


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Jackets' girls soccer coach to be honored

Buford’s Bowen bound for Winthrop hall

By Robert Howey

Buford High School girls soccer coach Bob Bowen is due a special honor.
Bowen, an outstanding goalie during his college soccer career at Winthrop University, will be inducted into the Winthrop University Athletics Hall of Fame.
The ceremony is set for Jan. 29 in the Richardson Ballroom of the DiGiorgio Campus Center at 6 p.m.


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Indian Land take two wins at Cheraw in reset games

Warriors rebound, sweep

By Robert Howey

In a make-up game, the Indian Land Warriors came out looking good.
IL, in a Region IV-AA game reset from Friday night to Jan. 25 due to the winter weather, swept the host Cheraw Braves in the CHS gym.
The Lady Warriors opened with a 43-39 win and the IL boys capped the hoops broom job with an exciting 67-66 victory.
Shamon Alston’s trey in the closing seconds gave the Warriors a one-point lead and they held on for the narrow win.


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Sports Talk

Panthers looking to wear Super Bow1 50 crown

By Robert Howey

The NFC Champion and Super Bowl 50-bound Carolina Panthers insist they will follow the same game plan, which has been a fine formula for their success this season.
The Cats say they will use the two-week preparation plan they followed at the end of the regular season to the divisional playoff game with Seattle. Following the Carolina Blue-print for success has set the Panthers as the “cat’s meow,” with a distinct roar across the NFL.
One tweak for the Panthers is their attire for Super Bowl L.


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LHS games with Broome

Bruins' games moved to Wednesday

By The Staff

Lancaster High School's home basketball games with Broome, set for Jan. 26 in the LHS gym, have been moved to Jan. 27.
The girls' game tips off at 6:15, with the boys' game at 7:30 Wednesday. The move was due to the impact of the winter storm in the Spartanburg area over the weekend.

The junior varsity basketball games with Broome, set for Jan. 25, will be played Jan. 27 at Broome.

The Bruins' home wrestling match with Chester, set for the LHS gym Jan. 25, was moved to Tuesday in Chester.


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Wrestling Roundup

Bruins top Keenan to post first mat win this season

By The Staff

The Lancaster Bruins went 1-2 in a quad wrestling match at North Central, posting their first mat win of the 2015-16 season Jan. 21.
The Bruins notched a 42-36 win over W.J. Keenan High School of Columbia in the Knights gym.
The Bruins’ winners against Keenan included Tyree Brown-Washington, Jamari Hubbard, Matt Duffell-Hoffman, Chris Gonzalez, Martin Alexander, Anthony Stephens and Brysaan Jowers.
LHS wrestling coach Rob Hill noted Alexander, at 126, posted a second-period pin against the KHS Raiders to seal the six-point win in the match.


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