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The Andrew Jackson High School golfers improved to 6-1 on the season, taking a 170-171 win over Lancaster at the Lancaster Golf Club on Monday, March 18.
AJ, which had recently won its region preseason tournament, was led by Logan Sowell, who posted a 41 over nine holes.
Lancaster High School’s Brady Hinkle was the match medalist with a 38.
Andrew Jackson coach Champ Williams noted Tyler Bowers’ eagle on No. 2, his final hole, as a key.
“Tyler was coming off a double-bogey on his eighth hole of play and came back real strong with that four on the par five,” Williams said. “Both teams are young and it was reflected in their play, but it was a close match which I feel will help both teams.
“I was proud of our guys and the way they stepped up in the late stages,” Williams said.
Caleb Brown followed Sowell’s 41 with a 42 and Bowers shot a 43. Chandler Norville notched a 44.
Hinkle led Lancaster High with a 38.
Evan Faile and Mark Lathan each had a 43. Scottie Walker finished with a 47.
Lancaster traveled to the Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill on Tuesday, March 19 to face Region IV-AAAA foe Northwestern High School.
Junior Lady Bruins second at York
The Lancaster Junior Lady Bruins placed second in the Cougar Classic, a junior varsity girls softball tournament at York High School, on Saturday, March 16.
Lancaster fell to Clover, 4-2 in the tournament opener, but then reeled off three straight wins to finish as the runner-up.
The Junior Lady Bruins capped play with a 4-2 win over tourney host York.
Summer Clinton, Makala Jones and Gracie Revels each had a hit. Clinton batted .400 in the tournament.
Tomeshiona Jackson and Jonita Jones each drew a walk.
Clinton was the winner, allowing four hits and two walks. She fanned two.
Lancaster coach Robert Belk saluted Ny’Jirya Haile and Amiya McKinney for their play in the tournament.
Kadaja Cunningham led the offense, hitting .430.
The LHS Junior Lady Bruins rolled to a 10-0 win over Calhoun Falls in game three.
Tomeshiona Jackson led the offense with a hit and a walk. Kylie Carpenter, Summer Clinton and Gracie Revels each had a hit. Jonita Jones drew two walks and Makala Jones had a walk.
Sydney Cauthen was the winner, fanning five and allowing a hit.
The Junior Lady Bruins blanked South Pointe, 3-0.
Kadaja Cunningham had two hits and a walk. Summer Clinton supplied two hits. Deasia Fisher had a hit. Tomeshiona Jackson and Gracie Revels each had a pair of hits.
Sydney Cauthen was the winner as she combined with Summer Clinton to hurl a one-hitter. Cauthen fanned five and allowed a walk. Clinton whiffed three and yielded a hit.
Lancaster’s lone loss came to Clover in a 4-2 defeat.
Sydney Cauthen, Kadaja Cunningham, Jonita Jones, Gracie Revels and Kylie Carpenter each had a hit.
Makala Jones and Tomeshiona Jackson each drew a walk.
Pitcher Sydney Cauthen allowed three walks.
AJ booters win, 4-0
The Andrew Jackson Volunteers soccer team blanked Class AAA foe Chester 4-0 at AJ stadium on Friday, March 15.
AJ’s first goal was scored by Trevor Hammond, who was assisted by Luke Kennington, who recently signed to further his soccer career at Erskine.
Kennington then provided another assist for Zach Arioli’s first goal.
Arioli’s second goal came with an assist from Hammond. Finally, Kennington got a goal with the assist coming from freshman Luke Sowell.
Ryan Burgess notched the shutout in goal and registered three saves in the AJ win.
Cheraw tops AJ Vols
Cheraw handed Andrew Jackson its first region baseball loss, a 10-5 defeat, at the AJ field on Friday, March 15.
The Braves took control of the game with a seven-run rally with two out in the CHS fifth.
Chandler Neal, who worked 4.2 innings, took the loss, allowing four runs, four walks and three hits. He fanned five.
Corley Faulkenberry led AJ with three hits and drove in a run. Kipp Rollings slugged a two-run home run. Tripp Rollings, Seth Graves and Eric Miles each had a hit for AJ.
The Vols hosted Chesterfield in region play on Tuesday night.
AJ visits county foe Lancaster on Wednesday and faces Indian Land on Friday.