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AJ senior golfer’s eagle putt wins playoff, title

Cox captures state crown

By Robert Howey

Emily Cox’s clutch eagle putt soared her to a lofty perch she had long sought Tuesday afternoon.
Cox, an Andrew Jackson High School girls senior golfer competing as an individual in the Class AAA golf tournament at the Carolina Springs Golf Club in Fountain Inn, earned the coveted state medalist.
Cox, a prep golf competitor for six years, saved her best for last.
In her final hole of her final round as a prep golfer, Cox sank a clutch 15-foot eagle putt to give her the Class AAA individual state championship.


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Vols senior ace saluted

AJ’s Dalton Haven reaps double honors in Tri-County awards

By Robert Howey

FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson High School senior football stalwart Dalton “Tex” Haven was a rare double winner at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
Haven, for his play in AJ’s 35-12 win over seventh-ranked Lee Central of Bishopville, was selected the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A) Offensive Player of the Week as well as the Defensive Lineman of the Week for the Vols ranked 10th in the Class AA state poll this week.


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Prep volleyball roundup

Lady Vols rally to advance in AA volleyball playoffs

By The Staff

The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ volleyball earned a little postseason court revenge Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs in the AJ gym.
Two seasons ago, Liberty knocked Andrew Jackson out of the playoffs, so for the Lady Vols, it was payback time.
“We knew it was going to be a battle as Liberty consistently produces strong teams,” AJ coach John Verdugo said. “Liberty’s coach Carla Simpson always has her teams ready to play good volleyball.”


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Barnes, Catoe, McCollum are LLOD

LHS secondary trio looks to make lasting impact

By Robert Howey

For three senior members of the Lancaster High secondary – Keenan Barnes, C.D. Catoe and Nigel McCollum – last takes on significant meaning tonight at Memorial Stadium.
The Bruins’ senior trio represents the last line of defense on what will likely be their last game at the LHS field.
The Lancaster playoff hopes, which hinge on this game and the road contest next Thursday with Richland Northeast, will likely have the Bruins on the road.


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Barnes, Catoe, McCollum are LLOD

LHS secondary trio looks to make lasting impact

By Robert Howey

For three senior members of the Lancaster High secondary – Keenan Barnes, C.D. Catoe and Nigel McCollum – last takes on significant meaning tonight at Memorial Stadium.
The Bruins’ senior trio represents the last line of defense on what will likely be their last game at the LHS field.
The Lancaster playoff hopes, which hinge on this game and the road contest next Thursday with Richland Northeast, will likely have the Bruins on the road.


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Prep volleyball

Volleyball teams to launch state play

By The Staff

Three Lancaster County high school volleyball teams will launch their state title hopes in the state playoffs today.
Teams from Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will be at home after placing in the top two in regular-season play which ended last week.
AJ, which fell to North Central, 3-0 in a special playoff for the region volleyball title last Thursday at Buford, will be at home to face Liberty.
The AJ-Liberty winner advances to face the Gray Collegiate vs. Christ Church winner on Monday.


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Victors post 28-21 win

Juniors net win in LHS powder puff football game

By The Staff

The juniors posted a 28-21 win in the annual Lancaster High School powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.
The game is an annual event of LHS homecoming week.
The juniors opened the scoring as Kiana Howze, who ran for 100 yards, dashed 65 yards for a touchdown.
Sidney Cauthen and Ashley Abbott also scored in the first half to boost the juniors’ effort in their seven-point win.
In the second half, Michaela Burton tallied to complete the juniors’ scoring.


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LHS senior running back in beach all-star game

Foster in North-South

By Robert Howey

Three area players, led by Lancaster High School hard-charging running back Ant Foster, have been selected to play in the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach.
Foster, the 2015 Lancaster County Player of the Year by The Lancaster News, will be joined by North Central High School’s Cedric Cunningham and Lewisville’s Mike Hill.


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Bruins, Jackets, Warriors to play host Friday night

Final full week for regular-season play

By Robert Howey

The final full week of play in the 2016 Lancaster County high school football season features all games in the county Friday night.
Lancaster, 4-4 and capping its regular-season home schedule, hosts 7-1 Ridge View at Memorial Stadium.
Buford, in its final regular-season home game, battles region and county rival Andrew Jackson, 6-2 after an impressive 35-12 comeback win over seventh-ranked Lee Central in Bishopville last week.
Indian Land, closing its regular-season home schedule, will face Fairfield Central of Winnsboro.


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AJ's Cox Class AAA-AA-A state medalist

By Robert Howey

Andrew Jackson High School senior golfer Emily Cox won the combined Class A-AA-AAA girls individual state golf championship at the Carolina Springs Golf Club in Fountain Inn on Tuesday.
Cox, a Class AA all-state golfer as a junior, defeated Peyton Gillespie from Christ Church School of Greenville with an eagle on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.


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