Bruins sweep Volunteers in prep soccer

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KERSHAW –  The 15th ranked Lancaster High School girls soccer team stayed unbeaten on the season at 8-0, posting a 10-0 road win over Andrew Jackson at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.
The Lady Bruins’ win, their seventh shutout in eighth matches, gave Lancaster a sweep after the LHS boys edged the Vols, 2-1.
In the opener, Lancaster forged a 5-0 halftime lead and cruised to the win.
Mary Beth White, Tyson Blanton, Sedona Smith each tallied two goals. Lauren White, Hannah Knight, and Ashley Cauthen added one goal apiece.
Mary Beth White had two assists and Whitesides had two assists each. Cauthen, Brittany Aycock, and Haley Kee each had an assistant.
Effie Spears notched the shutout at the net.
In the boys game, Justin Knight scored a pair of goals to lift the Bruins to the win.
Knights’ first goal gave LHS a 1-0 lead.
Cody Ussery tied the match on a goal off an indirect kick by AJ’s Brandon Neal.
Knight, assisted by Jaden Driggers, scored for a 2-1 edge which LHS protected the rest of the way.
On the winning goal, Anselmo Zamora headed the ball off the crossbar on a Driggers’ corner kick and an alert Knight tallied on the carom.
“This was a tough match and it shows we’re coming around,” LHS coach Bo Sylvia said. “We kept attacking on the offensive side and it paid off for us.”

The Lancaster Bruins improved to 6-3, 2-1 in Region III-AAAA baseball play, with a 4-2 region home win over Clover on Friday night.
The LHS pitching staff pieced together a solid mound effort as Doopy Cloud posted the win in three innings of work, allowing a hit. C.D. Pelham, in two frames, earned his third save. He whiffed three, walked two and allowed a hit.
Starter Gabe Glover, in two innings, yielded two hits and hit two batters.
T.J. Cauthen drilled two hits, a single and a double, and drove in a run. Khory Phillips doubled and scored a run. Grayson Snipes had a hit, two RBIs and scored a run.
Michael Cooper tallied a run and Andrew Ferguson was hit by a pitch and later scored.
LHS senior manager Scott Bryant played the national anthem on his trumpet prior to the opening pitch.
Bryant will attend Winthrop in the fall.
Lancaster hosts Northwestern on Tuesday at 7. The Bruins visit Rock Hill on Friday at 7 and travel to York on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game.

Andrew Jackson’s Tripp Rollings drilled a bases-loaded single to lift the Volunteers to a 2-1 Region IV-AA home baseball win over rival Buford in eight innings on Friday night.
Rollings, who was 2-4, drove home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.
Dustin Eddins, who worked 1.1 innings, was the winner, He allowed a hit, no walks and struck out four. Chandler Neal went 6.2 frames and yielded six hits and no walks. He fanned seven.
Buford broke on top with a single run in the third inning as Jay Chambers reached on an error.
AJ tied the game the game in the bottom of the third inning as Rollings’ RBI-double scored Delly.
The game stayed tied until the AJ eighth when Rollings, with the bases loaded, singled home Delly from third for the win.
Seth Graves walked, Delly reached on a bunt single and Corley Faulkenberry walked to load the bases for Rollings.
Sidney Watson, Garrett Coates, Delly, Neal, Eddins each had a hit for the Vols.
Buford was led by Cody Gordon and Kholby Pate who had two hits apiece. Kendall Knight, Zach Wright and Tripp Wright each added a hit.
Pate hurled five frames before giving way to Gordon, who went the final three innings and took the loss.

The Andrew Jackson High softball team improved to 10-1 on the season, rallying for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to top Lancaster, 6-5 at AJ on Thursday night.
T.G. McCowan’s RBI-hit tallied Hannah Cobb to lift the AJ girls to the comeback win.
Cobb’s double delivered Kori Ballard who opened the rally with a double.
Ballard led the AJ offense with three hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Cobb rapped two doubles and drove in a run.
Jamee Blackmon rapped two hits and drove in two runs. McCowan had two hits and drove in the winning run. Angela Sims supplied a hit, drove in a run and scored a run.
Ashley Williams and Claire McManus each had a hit.
Summer Truesdale had two sacrifices.
Cobb, in two innings of work, was the winner. She walked one and struck out a batter. Lauren Rowell hurled five innings and allowed eight hits and four walks. She fanned one.
Erin Walker took the loss, striking out nine and allowing no walks. She gave up 12 hits.
Walker aided the LHS cause with two hits.
Katy Ghent generated two hits, including a triple, scored three runs and drove in two runs.
Pagan Glenn had a hit, RBI and a sacrifice. Kaela Robinson had a hit and drove in a run. Porter Sistare, Morgan Cope, T’Aria Ingram and Claire Brown each had a hit.

Andrew Jackson launched play in the Lexington Lady Wildcats Invitational with a 10-0 win over Class AAA foe Fort Mill.
T.G. McCowan had three hits and drove home two runs. Summer Truesdale had two doubles, a single and four runs batted in.
Kori Ballard laced a double, single and drew a walk. Haley Faulkenberry and Angela Sims each had a hit. Hannah Cobb chipped in a double and two RBIs.
Cobb was the winner, tossing a two-hitter.

The LHS boys tennis team won a hard-fought, three-hour match against Gaffney at Limestone College on Wednesday.
The Bruins won 4-3, winning the tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles.
The LHS duo of Adam Whetstone and Peyton Brumfield defeated Gaffney’s Aaron Warren and Mark Lovingood, 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 (tiebreaker).
Lancaster is 3-2, 1-1 in regiion play.
Adam Whetstone (L) def. Aaron Warren (G) 6-1, 6-2
Mark Lovingood (G) def. Ellison Hagins (L) 6-3, 6-1
Milan Shah (G) def. Peyton Brumfield (L) 6-4, 6-3
Tyler Ferguson (L) def. Greyson McCraw (G) 6-2, 6-2
Gettys Brannon (G) def. Matt Barnes (L) 6-2, 6-4
Logan Plyler/Chris Lloyd (L) def. Hasten Mullinax/Phillip George (G) 6-2, 7-5
Adam Whetstone/Peyton Brumfield (L) def. Aaron Warren/Mark Lovingood (G) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4

The Buford High soccer team posted a 5-1 win over Lewisville on Tuesday.
Jackets’ sophomore striker Andrew “Red” Ellis had a huge night, posting a “hat trick,” with three goals.
BHS senior co-captain Tyler Jenkins, in his best match of the season, had a goal and two assists.
Mikeem McKinney had an assist, with a solid game offensively and defensively from his center mid position.
Senior striker Josh Roach had a goal and several shots just off the mark.
BHS senior keeper and co-captain Matt Ellis was solid at the net with nine saves.
The Junior Jackets fell in the jayvee match, 2-1.
Jesse Stacks had the goal for Buford, with the assist coming from Victoria Hinson.
Keeper Matt Griffin posted five saves.


Clover edged Lancaster in a Region III-AAAA golf match, taking a 170-176 win over the Bruins at the Lancaster Golf Club.
Dalton Bradley led LHS with a 39 and Evan Faile shot a 42. Michael Williams had a 45 and David Jacobs followed with a 46.
Harrison Parrish carded a 38 to claim medalist honors.

The Buford High School golf team split a three-way match with Weddington and Cuthbertson at the Stonebridge Country Club on Thursday.
Weddington topped the field with a 160, with Buford second at 177. Cuthbertson finished with a 183.
The Jackets were paced by the trio of Garrett Crenshaw, Griggs Griffin and Hunter McCowan who each posted a 44. Matt Crenshaw shot a 45.
Gregg Henion was the medalist with a 35.
The Buford junior varsity golf team fell to Chesterfield, 200-226 at the Green River Country Club.
Kris Self led the Junior Jackets with a 53. Kyle Cato shot a 54 and Josh Vincent posted a 59.
Tucker Griffin had a 60.
Max White’s 47 earned medalist honors.
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