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High School Sports

  • Bruins golfers 5th in Upstate, net state bid

    The Lancaster Bruins, paced by junior links standout Brady Hinkle, are headed to the Class AAA state golf tournament.
    The Bruins, the back-to-back Region III-AAA champions, placed fifth in the Class AAA Upper State tournament at Seneca’s Cross Creek Plantation on Monday. The Bruins, led by Hinkle’s 72, shot a 328 as a team.
    Hinkle was second overall, while Chapman’s Jacob Bridgeman was the Class AAA Upstate medalist with a 67.

  • Warriors Upstate champs

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High’s comeback soccer ways have the Warriors going for the Class AA state title for the fifth consecutive season.
    The Warriors, who rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit against scrappy Powdersville, charged back for two second-half goals to win the Class AA Upper State soccer crown for the fifth straight season at IL’s Reservation on Tuesday night.
    The Warriors, 17-5, face Lower State champion Bishop England, 22-2, for the Class AA state soccer title tonight at 7 at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.

  • Buford hosts Crescent on Thursday

    Buford will be at home Thursday, seeking to wrap up the Class AA Upper State softball title and a bid to the Class AA state title series.

    The Lady Jackets, unbeaten in the Class AA Upstate playoffs with five straight shutouts, host Crescent on Thursday at 5 p.m. A BHS win over the CHS Lady Tigers will give Buford the Upstate title and a bid to the state title round. A loss will force a second game to follow the first game at Buford.

  • LHS Lady Bruins host Daniel on Thursday

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins will host Daniel High of Clemson on Thursday at 6 p.m. in an elimination game

    in the Class AAA Upstate softball playoffs.

    Lancaster, which fell to Chapin on Monday, was scheduled to host Daniel on Wednesday, but the game was rained out and reset for Thursday night at the LHS softball field.
    The winner of the Lancaster vs. Daniel game will venture to Union County on Friday for an elimination game in the Class AAA Upstate playoffs.

  • County track trio tops in AA Upstate meet

    A trio of county athletes posted Class AA Upper State track crowns at the meet at Keenan High School in Columbia.
    Buford had two athletes to capture Upstate crowns, with senior Autumn Rabon winning the high jump with a 5-2 effort.
    Jackets’ 100-meter wheel chair athlete John Elliott, in his first season of competition, topped the Upstate field with a personal-best 31.02 effort.
    Andrew Jackson also had a first with the AJ girls winning the 4 x 400-meter run in 4:11.16.

  • IL Warriors rally to earn AA Upstate title shot

    Indian Land had a fine finish to fuel its state soccer playoff hopes with a 6-3 comeback win over Mid-Carolina High School of Prosperity on Saturday at IL’s Reservation.
    The match, tied 2-2 at the break, saw the Warriors pick up the pace in the second half on the way to the three-goal win.
    The Rebels actually took a 3-2 lead on a Miguel Gonzales goal, but the fast-finishing Warriors rallied for the win.
    Henry Suvillaga tied the match at 3-all to ignite the Warriors’ late charge.

  • LHS seeks to rebound in Upstate series

    The Lancaster High Lady Bruins’ softball team will have to battle back in the Class AAA Upper State softball playoffs.
    Lancaster, in its Class AAA Upstate title series opener, dropped a 6-2 road loss to Chapin High on Monday.
    Lancaster, 20-7, will host Daniel of Clemson in an elimination game today at 6.
    Ariana Ealy, who went three frames, took the loss, allowing four runs, six hits and struck out one. Summer Clinton, in the final three frames, gave up two runs and two hits.

  • Lady Jackets blank Tigers

    The diamond beat goes on for the surging Buford High Lady Jackets’ softball team.
    The 21-4 BHS girls remained the lone unbeaten in the Class AA Upper State tournament, taking a solid 2-0 home win over Crescent of Iva on Monday at the BHS softball field.
    The win, Buford’s fifth straight postseason shutout victory, puts the Lady Jackets in the Upstate title game at BHS on Friday.
    The Buford girls will host the Crescent vs. Chesnee winner on Friday at 5 p.m., needing a win to move on to the Class AA state title series.

  • Warriors in state title match

    Indian Land is on its way to the Class AA boys state title match for the fifth straight season.

    Indian Land, 17-5, posted its fifth straight Class AA Upstate soccer title with a 2-1 win over Powdersville at the Warriors' Reservation on Tuesday night.

    The PHS Patroits struck first with a goal on a penalty kick, but IL responded with a clutch goal from Garrett Gerdes off a Brandon Jacob assist. The Warriors' decisive goal came on Mason Huebsch's goal off a header.

    Indian Land outshot the Patriots, 18-5.

  • Walters signs with NGU Crusaders

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School boys’ basketball sharpshooter Corey Walters has hit a bull’s eye with the North Greenville University men’s basketball program.
    Walters, a three-year starter at AJ and two-time All-Region IV-AA pick and All-Lancaster County hoops selection by The Lancaster News, is taking his game to Tigerville.
    Walters, with family, friends, coaches and teammates watching, made it official Wednesday in the AJ media center where he signed with the NGU Crusaders.