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Today's News

  • Vols deck Bruins 57-51

    KERSHAW The unbeaten Andrew Jackson boys bounced back in a hurry to snap a long hoops skid against county rival Lancaster with a 57-51 comeback win on Friday night.

    The Vols posted their first basketball win over the Bruins going back to the 1998 season when AJ downed the Bruins 62-60 in its holiday tournament.

    AJ’s six-point win gave the Vols a hoops split after the Lady Bruins took a 57-38 win in the varsity opener.

  • IL advances in playoffs

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – A fast start helped the Indian Land Lady Warriors make quick work of C.A. Johnson in the opening round of the Class A Upper State girls basketball playoffs Monday night.

    The host Lady Warriors bolted to a 6-2 lead, but C.A. Johnson charged back to grab a 7-6 edge. Indian Land had a quick answer, using a 10-2 run to gain a 16-9 lead after one period.

    C.A. Johnson, the fourth-place team in conference IV-A, never recovered and fell 68-33 to the Lady Warriors.

  • Trojans foil Bruins’ quest

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Bruins ran into a purple storm in Rock Hill on Wednesday night. Lancaster, making its first playoff appearance under head coach Ricardo Priester, suffered a 76-63 setback to the Trojans of Northwestern.

    The Bruins scored the first bucket of the night just to see Northwestern outscore them 19 to 4 to end the first quarter. Northwestern took a 32-19 lead into the half. The Trojans extended its lead 55-38 after three periods.

  • Vols hold off Stallions in split

    KERSHAW – The annual Andrew Jackson High School basketball court warming saw the Vols finish in a blaze of glory.

    The AJ boys capped a Conference IV-AA split with Lee Central with a 52-45 win over the Stallions.

    The seven-point win gave the Vols a season's sweep of LC and also gave AJ a 13-7 mark, the most victories in a season since the 2001 AJ hoops campaign.

    The night wasn't as good for the Lady Vols, who dropped a 69-29 loss to the Lady Stallions.

    The AJ Vols, 6-4 in region play, started strong and finished fast for the victory.

  • Lady Warriors ousted

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors went toe-to-toe with Landrum, but couldn’t make enough plays at the end. The Lady Cardinals defeated the Lady Warriors, 64-58, in the second round of Class A Upper State girls basketball playoffs Thursday night.

    The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 20-15 lead after one period behind the play of Jelissa Gordon and Hannah Harris as they combined for 13 points.

  • Bruins drop pair at Spring Valley

    Lancaster battled back from an early deficit only to fall shy in its regular-season Region IV-AAAA basketball finale on Friday night in Pontiac.

    Spring Valley built a 43-25 halftime lead, but the Bruins battled to the end before dropping a 93-86 loss.

    The Vikes’ seven-point win gave them a sweep of the region twin bill as the LHS girls dropped a 61-27 setback.

    The nightcap appeared to have the makings of a runaway, but the determined Bruins clawed back to slice the margin to 61-52 after three. LHS, 12-12, 4-6, rallied to within six, but could get no closer.

  • Warriors sweep rival Jackets in two tough wins

    BUFORD – Indian Land prevailed in a pair of thrillers to cap regular-season Conference III-A basketball play in a sweep of county rival Buford on Thursday night.

    The Conference III-A champion Indian Land girls put the finishing touches on a perfect league mark, but not without a battle in a 46-43 win over the upset-minded the Lady Jackets.

    In the nightcap, the IL boys rallied to notch a 48-41 win over Buford.

    The opener was a battle to the wire, with Buford looking to pull the upset.

    The Lady Warriors held off Buford for the three-point win.

  • Lancaster wins, nets playoff berth

    The Lancaster High School Bruins secured a Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoff berth with a thrilling 45-42 home win over Blythewood on Tuesday night.

    In fitting fashion on Bruins senior night, LHS senior Michael Catoe hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left to lift Lancaster to the three-point win.

    “Catoe stepped up big for us tonight,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “I'm happy for our seniors because they've been there for us all season.”

  • Lady Warriors rally for crown

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors rallied late to wrap up the Conference III-A girls basketball championship on Tuesday night with a 63-60 win over Chesterfield.

    IL, 11-0 in conference play, saw the Lady Rams rally from an early deficit to take the lead midway the final period, but the Lady Warriors responded in the clutch to earn the win.

    Victoria McVicker hit a layup with 5:41 to play to put CHS up 51-50.

    Later in the period in a pivotal sequence, the Lady Warriors, down 56-54, reeled off six straight points to forge a 60-56 lead.

  • Lancers start strong

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster baseball team launched a new era in Lancers’ athletics in sweeping fashion Friday afternoon.

    USC-L took a doubleheader from Prince’s George Community College at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The sweep featured a thrilling 3-2 comeback win in the opener and a six-inning shutout rout in the nightcap.