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High School Sports

  • Comporium tourney opens play

    The 2017 Comporium Preseason Baseball Invitational opens play Saturday at the Buford High School baseball field.

    The weeklong tournament has two divisions, one at BHS and another at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The teams competing at Buford include Central, South Pointe and the Carolina Royals, a Charlotte area showcase team.

  • Young Vols look to make impact

    The 2017 Andrew Jackson High School baseball team sports its share of youth, but Volunteers coach Mike Lucas is confident about his AJ squad.

    “We are young, but we’re talented and I think we can come around,” said Lucas, in his eighth season guiding the Vols. “We have our share of depth and I like the way this team has been working and making strides to get better.”

  • Lady Vols seek stellar effort in Upstate title game with Cavs

    Andrew Jackson High girls basketball coach Sha’Ron Robertson said the Lady Volunteers will need a top-notch effort to keep their postseason hopes alive today in Greenville.

    The Lady Vols, 18-7, battle 25-2 Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville at 4 p.m. for the Class AA Upper State girls basketball championship at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

  • Jackets honor top basketball standouts

    The Buford Yellow Jackets honored their top players at the annual BHS boys awards night Feb. 14.

    The Jackets, who went 3-16, 2-10, saluted guard Tanner Wallace as the team’s Best Offensive Player for the 2016-17 season.

    Wallace, a junior, averaged 10.2 points a game in earning All-Region IV-AA honors.

    Freshman Joe Barrino was selected as the team’s Best Defensive Player.

  • War Eagles soar by Vols

    COLUMBIA – The high-flying Gray Collegiate Academy War Eagles continue to soar in the Class AA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    Gray Collegiate, 16-7, ignited in the first period on a pivotal 17-0 surge and cruised to a 93-41 win over Andrew Jackson High School at the John Hurst Adams gym at Allen University in Columbia on Saturday night.

  • Lancers win 2 of 3 games in Invitational

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers won two of three games in the Florence-Darlington Tech Invitational over the weekend.  The Lancers, 13-2, capped play Sunday with a split.  USCL fell to Potomac State, 7-6, but rebounded to top Cecil College of Maryland, 9-4.

    The Lancers ignited for six runs in the fifth inning to fuel their second win over Cecil.

    USCL beat Cecil College, 6-1 on Saturday.

  • County trio wins Upstate titles

    Three Lancaster County wrestlers captured Class AA Upper State titles over the weekend.

    Andrew Jackson High School’s Hunter and Dalton Haven each won Upstate crowns as did Buford High School senior 220-pounder Dakota Barton.

    Hunter Haven won at 138 and Dalton Haven prevailed at 195.

  • Lady Vols earn Upstate title bid

    KERSHAW – The fourth-ranked Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, sparked by senior center Alexxus Sowell, came on strong in the clutch to top a scrappy Landrum team, 55-42 in the Class AA Upper State girls basketball semifinals Monday night at AJ.

  • AJ girls wing War Eagles, advance

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols advanced to the third round of the Class AA girls Upper basketball playoffs, defeating Gray Collegiate Academy, 63-41 at AJ on Friday.

    The Lady Vols came out strong and built a 10-point lead early in the first quarter. AJ led 17-8 after one period.

  • Emerald ends Lady Warriors’ season

    Emerald High School ended Indian Land High’s Class AAA girls postseason basketball hopes with a 53-31 win over the Lady Warriors on Thursday night in Greenwood.

    Emerald started strong, taking an 18-9 lead after one period and stayed on top to lead 29-16 at the half.

    Emerald held a 38-17 edge after three quarters on the way to the 22-point win.

    The Lady Vikings, 19-1, advance to face Seneca High School in the Class AAA Upper State semifinals on Monday.