Lady Vols closing in on region crown

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Fall Sports Roundup

By The Staff

The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers volleyball stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA volleyball play, taking a 3-1 home win over Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

The Andrew Jackson High  girls, with the win over the Lady Rams, improved to 8-0 in region play and 14-8 overall.

The Lady Vols, ranked sixth in the latest Class AA state volleyball poll, looked to wrap up the region title, their second in three seasons, as they hosted region foe Cheraw on Thursday night.

The AJ girls cap their regular-season region schedule with a road game at Indian Land on Tuesday night.

AA state volleyball poll

1. North Central

2. Chesnee

3. Bishop England

4. Landrum

5. Battery Creek

6. Andrew Jackson

7. Dillon

8. Crescent

9. Columbia

10. Abbeville

10. Aynor

SPHS Best in Nest

South Pointe of Rock Hill captured the volleyball title at the annual Best in the Nest volleyball tournament at Buford High School on Saturday.

The Lady Stallions defeated Class AA power North Central High School to take the title.

Earlier this fall, the Andrew Jackson Junior Lady Vols captured the junior varsity tournament, the jayvee Best in the Nest, at Buford High School.

Bruins claw Bearcats

The Lancaster Lady Bruins tennis team locked up at least a third-place region finish with their 4-2 victory over Rock Hill on Wednesday night at the USCL Courts in Lancaster.

Ivey Plaza and Carley Adams led the way with impressive victories at No. 4 and No. 3 singles. The No. 2 doubles team of Almudena Torralbo and Erica Moses, playing their second tiebreaker in as many nights, hung on to win in what turned out to be the clincher for the Lady Bruins.

“In what was a tough battle for the Lady Bruins at the top of the lineup, the rest of the team came through huge tonight.” LHS coach Phil Dewalt said. “We knew before the match it wasn’t going to be easy, and I was impressed at our ability to put the match away without going to a deciding No. 1 doubles match.”

The Lady Bruins now stand at 11-2 on the year with a 10-2 region record.

LHS 4 RH 2

Katherine White (RH) def. Lyndsey Hegler (L), 6-1, 6-0

Anna Sharp (RH) def. Sara Hicks (L) 6-3, 7-5

Carley Adams (L) def. Haley Benfield (RH) 6-3, 6-0

Ivy Plaza (L) def. Ashley Wise (RH) 6-1, 6-2

Kadedra Brown (L) def. Erica Strickland (RH) 6-4, 6-2

Almudena Torralbo /Erica Moses (L) def. Addison Timmons/Logan Eckman (RH) 6-1, 4-6, 10-7.

LHS blanks FM

The LHS tennis team posted another region win, defeating Fort Mill, 6-0 on Tuesday night at Fort Mill High School.

Lyndsey Hegler cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory and extended her unbeaten streak to 12 matches. Sara Hicks followed up with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles.

Two additional matches came down to third-set tiebreakers, but Kadedra Brown (No. 5 singles) and Almudena Torralbo/Erica Moses (No. 2 doubles) were able to bring home the wins for the Lady Bruins.


Lyndsey Hegler (L) def. Reagan Paff (FM) 6-0, 6-1

Sara Hicks (L) def. Ellie Prain (FM) 6-2, 6-2

Carley Adams (L) def. Jessica Zahn (FM) 6-3, 6-1

Ivy Plaza (L) def. Preja Desai (FM) 6-3, 6-4

Kadedra Brown (L) def. Jamie Davis (FM) 6-3, 1-6, 10-8

Almudena Torralbo /Erica Moses (L) def. Caroline Bitter Sarah McDonald (FM) 5-7, 6-2, 10-3

Leanne Jewell (L) def Maria Reyes (FM) 6-4 (JV match).

LHS downs York

The LHS Lady Bruins tennis team blanked York on Thursday, Oct. 5 when it defeated the Lady Cougars 6-0 in region play.

For the second straight night, the top four singles players picked up wins in convincing fashion. Lyndsey Hegler upped her unbeaten streak to 11 matches.

LHS 6 York 0

Lyndsey Hegler (L) def. Heba Abdin (Y) 6-0, 6-2

Sara Hicks (L) def. Heather Bomar (Y) 6-1, 6-0

Carley Adams (L) def. Kaitlin Pruitt (Y) 6-2, 6-0

Ivy Plaza (L) def. Hlaey Giles (Y) 6-1, 6-2

Almudena Torralbo def. Katherine Williams (Y) 6-3, 6-2

Kadedra Brown/Leanne Jewell (L) def. Mikayla Madden/Kathyrn Felke (Y) 6-4, 6-3

LHS cross country

The Lancaster High School boys and girls cross country teams each swept a seven-team field at York on Thursday, Oct.

The LHS boys and girls dominated the field at this meet.

“Both the boys and girls team continues to see improvements in their times,” LHS coach Josh Pauling said.

Boys: Lancaster 47, Highland Tech 60, South Point (N.C.) 80, Ashbrook 85, Indian Land 86, York 146 and Lake Pointe no score


Lancaster 18, Indian Land 72, South Point (N.C.) 86, Highland Tech 94, Ashbrook 130, Lake Pointe 131 and York 171


Run with the Bruins

The annual Run with the Bruins 5K race will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at Memorial Stadium.

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the Bruins cross country team Oct. 20  at 9 a.m. for a 5K run/walk, 5K team relay (3 runners per team, mile per person in the 5K) and a kids fun run.

The race will be on the official home course of the LHS Bruins, which begins and ends at Memorial Stadium.

The start time for the  half-mile kids fun run for ages 10-under is 9 a.m.

Kids will run one or two laps around the field. All participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive a LHS Bruins rubber wristband/bracelet.

The start time for the 5K Run/Walk and 5K Team Relay (3 person teams, 1 mile per person) is 9:15 a.m.

All participants in the 5K will receive a T-shirt and a bib race number.

All ages and abilities welcome. Runners are encouraged to arrive early in order to register and get your race materials.

The entry fee is $10 for adults, 18 and over and $5 for kids 18 and under.

Cash or check (make checks out to LHS Booster Club). register the day of, price is $20 for adults, $10 for kids.

 For more details, call coach Josh Pauling at LHS, (803) 283-2001.