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High School Sports

  • Warriors capture Kersey crown

    Indian Land High School earned some Warriors wrestling history, winning the seventh annual Mike Kersey Memorial Invitational on Saturday afternoon at ILHS.

    The Warriors captured their first Kersey tournament crown, topping the field with 219.5 points and five individual championships.

    “We wrestled well and I was proud of our effort,” ILHS coach Leon Boulware said. “It was an awesome showing by our team.”

    The Warriors’ tournament title gave ILHS its second tournament crown this season.

  • IL wrestlers top AJ, fall to RHHS

    For a coach who saw his team split a road match, Indian Land High School wrestling coach Leon Boulware was pretty pleased.

    Boulware, the second-year ILHS wrestling coach, saw his fourth-ranked Warriors wrestling team post a win over Lancaster County rival Andrew Jackson High School, 63-12, and fall to Class AAAAA wrestling power Rock Hill High School, 41-33.

    The RHHS Bearcats are ranked No. 2 in the Class AAAAA mat poll.

  • Small to play softball at NGU

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School softball standout Savannah Small is going to the next level in the Upstate.

    Small, the Lady Volunteers’ third baseman, has signed to play softball at North Greenville University in Tigerville.

    “Savannah is a great young player with an exceptional work ethic,” AJ Lady Volunteers softball coach Roy Kidd said. “She pays close attention to details and is very coachable.

  • Bruins down FM Jackets

    Lancaster took different routes, but the result was the same – two LHS trips to victory lane Tuesday night in the Bruins gym.

    The Bruins, in a home twin bill with Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill High School, took two from the Yellow Jackets.

    The Lady Bruins, 3-2, rolled to a 49-32 win over the FM Lady Jackets, and the LHS boys completed the sweep with a close 33-31 win.

    In the nightcap, Fort Mill, which trailed for most of the game, had the final shot to tie, or possibly take the win on a trey, but Lancaster held on for the two-point win.

  • Vols sweep host Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson, in its second straight county rivalry clash, rebounded for a sweep of host Indian Land on Tuesday night in the Warriors gym.

    AJ, which dropped a pair of road games to Lancaster on Friday night, got back on track with a pair of wins over host ILHS.

    The Lady Volunteers came on strong to take a 49-23 win over the Lady Warriors in the opener.

    The AJ boys, 1-1, capped the sweep, winning a nail-biter, 36-35.

  • Kersey Memorial tourney sports strong wrestling field

    Indian Land High School wrestling coach Leon Boulware is expecting an elite field for the seventh annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament Saturday in the Warriors’ gym.

    The field includes 16 teams from across the Carolinas.

    “This is going to be one of our most competitive tournaments in the history of this event,” Boulware said. “We’re going to have multiple state champions as well as state qualifiers for the tournament.”

    A year ago, ILHS was second, the runner-up to Goose Creek High School.

  • County pair set for all-star clash

    A pair of Lancaster County football standouts are set to battle in the 70th annual North-South All-Star football game Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

    Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m.

    Lancaster High School star offensive lineman Keavius Barnes and Andrew Jackson High ace two-way lineman Dalton McKittrick are set to play in the annual game which features the state’s top high school senior football players.

    McKittrick, an all-region selection for the Vols this past season, is expecting to play in the North defensive line.

  • Third-period runs spur Bruins in sweep of Vols

    Lancaster launched its 2017-18 home basketball schedule, scoring a pair of wins over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night.

    The Bruins teams, in front of a packed house, used third-period surges to post their wins over the Volunteers.

    The Lady Bruins, 2-2, notched a 63-38 win and the boys completed the sweep with a 72-62 victory.

    The LHS boys, 3-2, were in a battle with the scrappy Vols, but gained the upper hand with a strong third-period finish.

  • Vols roll to mat win over Bruins

    Andrew Jackson bolted to a 34-0 start on the way to a 58-12 win over rival Lancaster High School in prep wrestling Monday night in the LHS gym.

    The Volunteers, 6-2, rolled to the 46-point win on the strength of seven pins.

    AJ pin winners included Daniel Barfield (113), Gabe Rollings (138), Nick Burgess (145), Ty Elder (152), Hunter Haven (160), Kalab Haven (170) and Eli Mackey (220).

    Kyle Lesso had a major decision at 132 and AJ forfeit winners were Dalton Mackey and Patrick Burgess.

  • Jackets rally to down Rebels

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford rallied in the second half to take a 77-69 win over Parkwood High School on Monday night to give the Jackets a split at the Union County, N.C., school.

    In the opener, the Buford girls dropped a 62-23 loss.

    In the nightcap, Buford, down 41-37 at the half, rallied to take a 54-53 lead after three periods.

    The 3-5 Jackets then used a 23-16 run in the final period to post the eight-point win over the Rebels.