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AJ’s Sowell tabbed for Classic

By Robert Howey

KERSHAW – Prior to the 2016-17 high school basketball season, Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers star Alexxus Sowell was tabbed as one of the top senior girls players in Class AA.


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Lorie Sellers

Jackets pad new streak with victory

The Buford High boys basketball team is on a new streak after taking a second straight Region IV-AA win to highlight a league road sweep of North Central on Friday night.
BHS, which snapped a 12-game losing skid in a home win over Chesterfield on Tuesday night, followed with a 52-45 comeback win over the Knights.  In the opener, the Lady Jackets also prevailed in a 56-47 win.
North Central’s boys opened a 17-10 lead after one period, but the Jackets rallied to make it 26-23 at the half.


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Lorie Sellers

Early surge keys Lady Jackets’ win

The Buford Lady Jackets took control early and rolled to a 54-37 win over Central at the BHS gym on Tuesday night.
The Lady Jackets’ 17-point win gave Buford a split of the Region IV-AA hoops twin bill after the CHS boys posted a 60-28 win over the Jackets.
The Lady Jackets built an early edge, taking an 11-6 lead after one period.
Buford’s girls, sparked by Sophie Ribelin’s solid first-half  play, led 25-14 at the half after outscoring the Lady Eagles, 14-8 in the second period for the 11-point halftime lead.


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David Kellin

Volunteers drop pair to LC Stallions

KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams lost their Region IV-AA games with the Lee Central Stallions on Tuesday night in their final home basketball game of the regular season.
Lee Central rallied to edge sixth-ranked AJ girls, 39-38 and the No. 4 Stallions topped the sixth-rated Vols, 80-72 in the Vols gym.
The Lady Vols came out with the lead at the end of the first quarter, 10-7. The Lady Vols scored five unanswered points to lead at the half, 27-19.


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Jackets beat Keenan, fall to Cheraw

BHS wrestlers split in Upstate playoff matches

By The Staff

The Buford High School wrestling team finished the 2016-17 season with a 10-15-1 record after splitting in the Class AA Upper State playoffs dual tournament at Cheraw on Feb. 4.
Buford opened with a 38-21 win over Keenan, but then fell to Region IV-AA champion and top seed Cheraw, 54-21.
Buford, in the playoff matches, was led by David James (two wins), A.J. George (two pins), Dakota Barton (two wins with a pin), and Matthew Wallace (two wins).
Blake Bailey, Webber Moore and Trey Bobbitt each had a win.


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LHS falls to RNE

Late rallies spark Cavs to sweep of Bruins

By Eric Rowell

Fourth-quarter charges sparked Richland Northeast to a Region III-AAAA sweep of Lancaster High School on Tuesday night.
The Cavaliers, in both games in the varsity twin bill, spurted late to notch wins over the host Bruins.
The RNE boys, in a battle with the Bruins, took a 53-47 win after the Lady Cavaliers posted a 56-44 victory.
The nightcap was tight throughout as LHS battled the Cavs to the wire.
Richland Northeast held a 35-33 lead going to the final period.


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prep wrestling

Teams fall in mat playoffs

By The Staff

Indian Land High wrestling coach Leon Boulware, despite seeing his Warriors’ team fall short in its quest to advance in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, was still proud of his squad’s effort.
“All of our wrestlers laid it on the line,” said Boulware. “I felt we competed real well.”
The Warriors, who finished 22-6 for the dual match season, opened the playoffs at Emerald High in Greenwood with an 84-0 forfeit win over Mid-Carolina High School of Prosperity.
Indian Land then faced host Emerald and dropped a 38-30 loss.


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LHS drops two to Red Hawks

Westwood foils Bruins in sweep

By Robert Howey

Westwood played the spoiler on Lancaster High School Senior Night, taking two wins over the host Bruins on Friday night.
The Lady Red Hawks opened with a 53-38 win and the WHS boys followed with a tough 59-51 victory for the region sweep.
The nightcap was a battle, with the Red Hawks rallying for the eight-point win over the Bruins.
Westwood led for the better part of the game, but the determined Bruins stayed close to make it a game to the final whistle.
WHS, up 25-23 at the half, owned a 40-34 lead after three periods, but Lancaster charged.


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David Kellin

AJ Vols top Rams twice

KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured both Region IV-AA home games with the Chesterfield Rams on Friday night.
The AJ boys, ranked sixth in Class AA, posted a 68-45 win.
The Lady Vols won a nail-biting game, 54-44.
The sixth-ranked AJ girls fought hard against the Rams throughout the game.
The lead exchanged back and forth throughout the first three quarters.
Each team answered points for points. The Lady Vols pulled ahead in the fourth and held on for the tough victory.


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Lady Warriors senior reaches 1,000 point plateau

Pressley nets milestone in IL win

By The Staff

The Indian Land High girls continued their stellar play, rolling to a 72-45 win over Camden on Warriors Senior Night on Friday.
The ILHS girls’ 27-point win gave them a Region III-AAA split after the Warriors dropped a 71-58 loss to the Bulldogs.  The Lady Warriors, with their seventh straight win, are 10-7, 6-1 in region play atop the league standings.
The Lady Warriors, up 12-10 after one period, ignited in the second quarter with a 20-9 surge to take a 32-19 halftime lead.


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