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High School Sports

  • Bruins drop home pair to Bearcats

    Lancaster capped its pre-holiday home hoops slate, dropping a twin bill to Class AAAA foe Rock Hill High on Dec. 8.
    The Bearcats, who swept the Bruins Dec. 1 at the RHHS gym, did the same on their visit to LHS.
    The Rock Hill girls rallied for a 54-51 win and the Bearcats held on to top the Bruins, 39-37.
    u In the boys tilt, Rock Hill, on top 19-13 at the half, used a 10-7 run in the third period to forge a 29-20 lead on Lancaster with a quarter to go.

  • Bruins honor fall stars

    Lancaster High School blue and gold stars of Bruins’ fall sports shone bright one final time Dec. 9 in the LHS auditorium.
    LHS stars in football, cross country, girls tennis, girls golf, swimming and volleyball drew the spotlight at the annual event.
    The LHS fall awards night was sponsored by the Bruins Booster Club.
    Scott Michaw, a former Bruins athlete who is now director of the LHS Culinary Arts Department, provided refreshments following the awards.

  • Camden grapplers capture annual Kersey tourney title

    Camden compiled 168 points to capture the annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament at Indian Land High School on Dec. 5.
    The CHS Bulldogs, who had four grapplers in the finals, captured one individual title and had three finish second and three others notch a third-place showing.
    Sun Valley of Union County, N.C., which had four firsts, was a close second with 164 points.
    Cheraw was third with 152.5 points, followed by Northwestern 142.5, White Knoll 133.5 and host Indian Land with 99 points.

  • Strong finish sparks Jackets in mat victory over Bruins

    Buford rebounded from an early deficit to take a 49-30 win over Class AAA mat rival Lancaster on Dec. 7 in the LHS gym.
    Lancaster, which dropped a 48-27 loss to BHS last week in the Jackets’ gym, built a 30-10 lead, but BHS used a 39-0 surge to take the win.
    Matthew Wallace posted a decision to go with pins from Chase Taylor, Phillip Bryson, Scotti Moser and Dakota Barton to boost the Jackets, who improved to 2-1.

  • Volunteers pin Bruins in mat victory

    Andrew Jackson used eight pins to post a 60-18 wrestling win over county rival Lancaster High School at the LHS gym on Dec. 3.
    The Volunteers opened a 36-6 lead and cruised to the 42-point win.
    AJ pin winners included Christian Valcourt, Xzavier Woodard, Dalton Mackey, Talon Carter, Hunter Haven, Dale MacCue, Dalton Allen and Austin Henderson.

  • Warriors drop two at home to Marvin Ridge

    Indian Land dropped a pair of non-region hoops losses in the Warriors’ home opener Dec. 3.
    Marvin Ridge posted a pair of close wins to sweep the IL Warriors.
    The Mavericks, in the boys game, dropped IL to 0-2 with a 65-63 comeback win.
    Mark Morton, who paced IL with 24 points, hit a bucket to give IL a 63-62 lead with 1:10 to play in overtime.
    MV’s Josh Cardell drilled a trey to put the Mavericks up, 65-63 and seal the win.
    “A lack of experience and a lack of execution cost us the game,” IL coach Nate Smith said.

  • Jackets sting Devils for OT victory

    Buford returned home Dec. 4 to post a sweep of Great Falls after a pair of losses to host Chester High School on Thursday night in the Cyclones gym.
    The Jackets capped the hoops broom job with an exciting 48-45 comeback win over Great Falls in the nightcap Friday.
    The Lady Jackets launched the varsity twin bill, rolling to a 56-10 win over GFHS.
    The boys’ game was much closer, with Christian Joplin scoring the decisive bucket in the extra period for the three-point play.

  • Bruins sweep Vols at home

    Lancaster swept on the hardwood, taking two from county rival Andrew Jackson on Dec. 4.
    The Lady Bruins opened the twin bill with a 71-48 win and the Bruins followed with a 58-52 win over the Volunteers.
    The LHS boys, 2-1, steadily built their lead and then held off a late Vols’ charge for the six-point win.
    Lancaster held a 54-36 lead with 6:44 to play, but the Vols rallied with a 16-4 surge before LHS took the win.
    A Taron Heath bucket put the Bruins up 58-44, but the Vols responded with the final eight points of the game.

  • Jackets top Bruins for split in home tri-match

    Buford High posted a split in its 2015-16 wrestling opener Dec. 1 at BHS.
    The Jackets, led by first-year coach Garrett Plyler, downed Lancaster, 48-27.
    LHS led 15-12 after a Jacob Campo decision, but the Jackets reeled off a 36-0 surge to take the 21-point victory.
    The tri-match also included CATA, the Central Academy of Technology and Arts in Monroe, N.C.
    CATA defeated BHS, 48-27, and downed Lancaster, 55-24.
    Scotti Moser had a decision and Dakota Barton posted a pin for BHS in the loss to CATA.

  • Vols top Falcons twice

    FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson opened its 2015-16 hoops season in impressive style with a road sweep of Class AAAA foe Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Nov. 30.
    The Lady Volunteers, fresh off winning the title in the Lady Lions Invitational at Lewisville High School last week, posted a 38-30 win over the Lady Falcons.
    The AJ boys, ranked fourth in the Class AA boys preseason poll, posted a 63-52 win over the Nation Ford boys in the nightcap.