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Vols hope to continue their success

By Robert Howey

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KERSHAW – Diamond hopes are high for the Andrew Jackson Volunteers as head baseball coach Mike Lucas enters his fifth season at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.

The Vols, 17-13 last season, return a solid cast of players from the team which captured the Class AA Upper District III championship and placed third in the Class AA Upstate championship tournament.


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March Madness caps racing at Cherokee Speedway

By Robert Howey

 Staff reports

The second day March Madness at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney is slated to run today.

Track gates open at 11 a.m., with the draw from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 12:30 p.m.

Following is the March 2 schedule:

Young Guns RWD – Full program

Crate Sportsman – Main event

Stock 4 – Main event

Vintage Cars – Main event


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Lady Vols charge advance to round 3

By Robert Howey

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KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson, in comeback fashion, earned a measure of postseason basketball revenge Saturday, Feb. 22.

The host Lady Volunteers, with a stirring fourth-quarter rally, avenged a 2013 Class AA Upper State first-round playoff loss with a 50-45 win over Columbia High School at the AJ gym.

A year ago, the CHS Lady Capitols halted the AJ girls’ postseason hopes with a 45-43 road win.


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Upstate champion Evans bids for state title

LAURENS – Lancaster High School senior wrestler Quinshun “Bubba” Evans continued his dominance on the wrestling mat, improving his record to 44-0 on his way to the Class AAAA 182-pound Upper State championship on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Laurens High School.


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Curtsinger, Byerley, Komorous lead Warriors

IL nets 3 upstate crowns

By Robert Howey

The Indian Land Warriors posted an impressive mat showing in the Class A-AA Upper State tournament at Liberty High School over the weekend, Feb. 21-22.

The Warriors, who took eight wrestlers to the Upstate tourney, captured three weight classes in the two-day event.

IL advanced six wrestlers, with the trio of Dalen Byerley, Devin Curtsinger and Eric Komorous leading the way with each capturing an individual Class A-AA Upstate crown.


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Volunteers upbeat about soccer season

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The Andrew Jackson men’s soccer team looks to build upon a solid 2013 campaign that ended in the third round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs last spring.

The AJ team, which went 16-6 last spring,  will be a mixture of new and old faces on the pitch as the Volunteers begin their 2014 season.

Gone are the likes of Matthew Woods anchoring the Volunteer defense, Trevor Hammond who was a standout in the midfield, and Luke Kennington, who led the team in scoring and was a standout in the goal as a keeper.


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Lancers go 3-1 in Pepsi Invitational

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The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team had plenty of pop in the Pepsi Invitational in Florence over the weekend, Feb. 22-23.

The Lancers, 9-7, went 3-1 in the round-robin tourney hosted by NJCAA Region X member Florence Darlington Tech.

USCL capped play with a 7-6 win over Muskegon College (Mich.) on Sunday afternoon.

Bryan Dye paced a seven-hit Lancers’ attack with a single, double and three RBIs.


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Buford focused on baseball rebound

By Robert Howey

A strong returning cast has Buford High School baseball coach Eric Funderburk upbeat about the Jackets’ diamond hopes this spring.

Funderburk, in his sixth season at BHS, is determined to reverse a 4-18 finish in 2013.

“We have a lot of returning experience,” Funderburk said. “We will rely on our returning starters and we have the most pitching depth we’ve had since I’ve been here.


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Warriors blitz Griffins, face Keenan High

By Eric Rowell

A strong returning cast has Buford High School baseball coach Eric Funderburk upbeat about the Jackets’ diamond hopes this spring.

Funderburk, in his sixth season at BHS, is determined to reverse a 4-18 finish in 2013.

“We have a lot of returning experience,” Funderburk said. “We will rely on our returning starters and we have the most pitching depth we’ve had since I’ve been here.


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Lancaster High School swats Buford in prep wrestling

By The Staff

The Lancaster Bruins posted their second wrestling win over Buford in as many days, taking a 57-15 victory over the Jackets at the BHS gym on Thursday, Dec. 12.


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