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High School Sports

  • Ricks in for all-star game

    Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
    Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.

  • Ricks in for all-star game

    Lancaster High School senior running back Ant Foster is going to have familiar company for the 69th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
    Foster’s senior LHS teammate Desmond Ricks has been selected to the North-South game which is set for Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS team and a two-year starter at linebacker, was selected for the game Monday when alternates for the elite game were announced.

  • Lady Vols win Lewisville tourney

    Staff Reports

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers swept to a pair of wins to capture the Lewisville preseason girls basketball tournament crown Tuesday at the LHS gym.

    AJ, coming off a 17-4 season, wrapped up the title with a 56-31 win over Class A foe Great Falls.

    AJ opened the tournament with a 52-29 win over North Central on Monday.

  • Bruins have solid hoops hopes

    The Lancaster Bruins made playoff runs last season and LHS hoops hopes are solid to do it again for the 2016-17 season as they compete in Class AAAA.

    The LHS boys, who were the region runner-up and advanced to second-round play, have a solid core back for coach Ricardo Priester’s 12th season leading the Bruins.

    The Lady Bruins, who won the Class AAA state title two years ago, won the region last season, earned a playoff bid and advanced to third-round play last winter.

  • Tigers top Vols, 28-12

    SALUDA – Malik Brooks and the second-ranked Saluda Tigers just keep flowing in the Class AA Upper State football playoffs.

    The SHS Tigers, led by senior ace running back Brooks, were just a little too much for the visiting Andrew Jackson Volunteers in a 28-12 Class AA Upper State second-round win at Saluda’s Bettis Herlong Stadium on Friday night.

  • Buford cheerleaders fifth in state field

    The Buford High School cheerleaders continued their tradition of outstanding competition with a third straight top five finish in the state field.
    The Jackets, fourth in Class AA the last two seasons, had a challenge for the 2016 season when they competed in Class AAA.
    BHS, led by coach Julie Thompson, answered the challenge with a fifth overall finish in the Class AAA field at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Saturday.
    The Jackets scored 245 points, improving their state qualifying score 11 points.

  • Vols facing tough foe

    Andrew Jackson High second-year head coach C.J. Frye said the Volunteers will need a top effort to keep their season alive Friday night when they face Saluda in Class AA Upper State second-round football playoffs.
    AJ, 8-2, earned its shot at the 10-1 Saluda Tigers with a 42-21 win over Ninety Six on Friday night at home.
    AJ trailed 21-20 at the half, but roared back for the 21-point victory to keep its Class AA state title hopes alive.

  • AJ’s Sowell, IL’s Pressley ranked among state’s top senior players

    Two Lancaster County senior girls hoops stars and a county team are among the hardwood elite with the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association preseason state rankings recently released.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior center Alexxus Sowell along with Indian Land senior Nia Pressley were honored among the top five senior players in their respective classifications.

    Sowell, with a stellar junior season, is rated among the top five senior girls in Class AA play.

  • AJ’s Poston takes pride in play

    KERSHAW – The 2016 Andrew Jackson Volunteers, at 8-2 on the season, are regarded as one of the state’s most improved football teams this season.

    AJ senior offensive lineman Joseph Poston is elated with the Vols’ season, a marked improvement over last fall’s 3-7 record and no playoffs, but he’s not surprised.

  • Ricks commits to S.C. State

    Lancaster High School senior linebacker Desmond Ricks has given S.C. State University a commitment to sign with the Bulldogs.
    The NCAA national signing day for football is Feb. 1, 2017. Verbal pledges are non-binding to the school.
    Ricks, a three-year member of the LHS varsity, was a two-year starter for the Bruins.
    Ricks, for the Bruins’ 5-6 season under third-year head coach Bobby Collins, notched 88 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two blocked passes, a fumble recovery and blocked extra point.