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Cougars sign AJ’s Sowell

KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School ace golfer Logan Sowell has made it official – he’s Charleston-bound to play for the College of Charleston Cougars.
Last spring, Sowell gave the College of Charleston a verbal pledge to play at the NCAA Div. I school, a Colonial Athletic Association member.
“I’ve made a few visits to Charleston and each time, it was a good trip,” Sowell said. “I like Charleston and felt it was the place for me. I enjoy playing the coastal golf courses and the Cougars have a good golf program.”


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Cougars go 11-0 to win state title

CCA boys have perfect encore for state crown

By The Staff

The Carolina Christian Academy boys volleyball team produced an excellent encore for the 2015 season.
The Cougars, as they did last season, repeated the court feat with a perfect season in winning the state title for the second straight season.
The 2014 CCA boys went 14-0 on the way to the state crown.
The 2015 Cougars fashioned an 11-0 mark and won the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) Division IA state volleyball championship to highlight the school’s 19th year of play.


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BE Bishops too strong in record state title victory

Lady Jackets fall short

By Robert Howey

LEXINGTON –  Bishop England, in historic fashion, garnered a national record 16th straight state volleyball championship, but with more effort than it had needed before.
The 35-9 Lady Bishops did post their familiar sweep – 3-0 – but Upstate upstart Buford High School made the BEHS girls earn another court crown jewel.
The Lady Bishops, who have a national record 26 state titles, earned another national mark with their 16th straight state volleyball crown.


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Bishop England’s record court streak goes on

Bishops too strong for Jackets

By Robert Howey


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BE wins title in 3-0 sweep

Bishops too strong for Jackets

By Robert Howey

Bishop England’s stellar court streak goes on.

The Lady Bishops, 40-9-4, swept Class AA Upper State champion Buford, 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to again forge its name among the national volleyball elite.

The Lady Bishops’ sweep of the game BHS Lady Jackets gave the Charleston-based team its national record 16th straight state volleyball crown.

BEHS also owns the national mark of 26 state titles.


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AJ lefty hurler inks with Crusaders

Lucas signs to play at NGU

By Robert Howey

KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball standout Gunnar Lucas is taking his game to the next level in the Upstate.
Lucas, a Volunteers lefty pitcher-first baseman, is headed to North Greenville University in Tigerville to play for the Crusaders.
“When I went there, it seemed like the place for me,” Lucas said. “I like the school, academics and baseball program, and it’s in a beautiful setting north of Greenville.
“I had a good feeling about North Greenville.”


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Game Night Spotlight

Adjustment key in IL’s Mackey’s senior play

By Robert Howey

INDIAN LAND – Football is about making key adjustments at any time, and no player knows that fact better than Indian Land High School senior receiver Dillon Mackey.
A year ago, Mackey was the IL quarterback, but in his senior season, the 6-1, 180-pounder was in a battle to again lead the Warriors’ offense.
During the preseason, Mackey lost the job as the Warriors’ top QB. When he received the news from IL head coach Mike Mayer, Mackey quickly looked for another way to contribute.


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Lady Jackets sweep into state match with Bishops

Buford’s Upstate champ

By Robert Howey

Buford High School volleyball coach Taylor Roberts had an early inkling about the Lady Jackets’ Class AA Upper State championship volleyball win over Landrum.
BHS, 21-2, launched the 3-0 victory – its fourth consecutive playoff court sweep – with a business-like 25-20 victory over the LHS Lady Cardinals, and Roberts was confident what the Buford girls could achieve Tuesday night, Nov. 10.
“That first set was vital,” Roberts said. “We came in and got up. They proved to themselves they could do it.


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Lady Warriors 4th in Class AA field

IL’s Sizemore third in AA state field

By Robert Howey

The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors cross country team posted a landmark effort at the S.C. High School League state championship meet in Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 7.
The Lady Warriors recorded their highest finish ever – fourth overall – for the IL girls team at the Class AA girls state meet.
Seventh-grader Lauren Sizemore led the Indian Land High girls with a third-place overall effort in a time of 20:08.
Sizemore’s effort, with a 6:29 pace, earned her Class AA all-state honors.


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Bruins, Jackets, Warriors launch playoff hopes

Trio focusing on Friday

By Robert Howey

Three Lancaster County high school football teams are looking to the “second season.”
Lancaster, Buford and Indian Land are focusing on the high school football playoffs, which open Friday, Nov. 13.
All games kick off at 7:30 p.m.
Lancaster, the lone county team in the host role, will face 6-4 Wren High of Piedmont in Memorial Stadium.
Buford and Indian Land will be on the road for opening round play.  BHS treks to Abbeville for a first-round game in the Class AA Upper State Div. II playoffs.


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