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High School Sports

  • AJ’s Sowell signs to play at Erskine

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior guard Dareisha Sowell returned to her prep alma mater for one final shining moment Friday, Aug. 8.

    Sowell, a five-year starter for the Lady Volunteers, was back in Big Orange Country to secure her future, signing with Erskine College to play basketball for the Flying Fleet.

  • Coaches reviews mixed

     

    Reviews were mixed for two high school head football coaches following the first scrimmages of the season for teams Friday, Aug. 8.

    Indian Land High coach Mike Mayer said he was pleased with the Warriors’ overall effort in a rain-shortened 90-minute session at C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia.

  • Teams prep for scrimmages

     

    A trio of county coaches will have a better idea about their respective teams as they engage in scrimmages today.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land will compete in scrimmages today, with Lancaster’s first scrimmage set Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Ardrey Kell high School in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

  • Coaches see early progress

     

    Early prep football practices have Lancaster County coaches with an upbeat feeling.

    Preseason workouts opened Friday, Aug. 1 and teams have progressed to the point they are ready to begin full contact and open their scrimmage schedules.

  • Hood selected for Big 22 honor

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Jay Hood is one of three South Carolina prep football standouts named to WSOC-TV Channel 9 Charlotte’s Big 22 preseason football team. The teams include N.C. and S.C. players from the Charlotte area.

    Hood, who received the Bruins’ Offensive Award last season, was joined by Palmetto State stars Dupree Hart of Northwestern and Lewisville High of Richburg’s Cody Montgomery.

  • Founding Leadership provides guidance

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    A host of young coaches and business leaders were afforded various opportunities to learn from those at the top of their profession at the recent Founding Leadership seminar held at the Founders Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster on Monday, July 21.

    The day-long seminar, coordinated by former Lancaster High School football coach Johnny Roscoe, who is now the head coach at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C., provided keen advice to future head coaches and business leaders.

  • Practice kicks off today

    Andrew Jackson High School got the jump on its prep football counterparts as high school preseason practice opens today around the state.
    The Volunteers didn’t waste any time in getting started. Just after midnight, AJ hit the field for its opening practice of the season – Volunteer Midnight Madness.
    “This is something we do to give our players a boost as they open practice,” AJ coach David Moore said. “I think it creates excitement in the community.”

  • Taylor to lead LHS baseball

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    A diamond fixture in area baseball levels has been summoned to guide the Lancaster High School baseball program.

    Toby Taylor, who has produced success as a player and coach from youth baseball to college play, has been named the Bruins’ baseball coach.

  • Juniors net state bid with win over Inman

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    INMAN – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, in a do-or-die situation, kept alive its playoff hopes with a 6-4 win over Inman at Chapman High School on Thursday, July 17.

    The Post 31 juniors’ two-run win earned Lancaster a bid to the S.C. American Legion Junior Baseball state tournament in Florence where play opened Saturday.

  • Taylor to lead LHS baseball

     

    A diamond fixture in area baseball levels has been summoned to guide the Lancaster High School baseball program.

    Toby Taylor, who has produced success as a player and coach from youth baseball to college play, has been named the Bruins’ baseball coach.