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High School Sports

  • Vols sweep BHS Jackets

    Andrew Jackson capped a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of county rival Buford with a 75-54 win in the packed Jackets’ gym on Dec. 15.
    The Lady Volunteers opened the hardwood action, posting a tough 39-31 victory over the Lady Jackets.
    The nightcap was all AJ as the No. 4 Vols, 4-1, took control in the second period on the way to the 21-point road win.
    AJ held a 14-11 edge after one period, and began to build its lead in the second period when the Vols outscored the Jackets, 26-10 for a 40-21 halftime edge.

  • Roscoe notes key factors fuel his success

    MYRTLE BEACH – Coach Johnny Roscoe has compiled over 300 wins and won five state championships while coaching at five different Carolinas high schools, including Lancaster High School.
    Friday night – high school football’s game night – Roscoe, a 47-year coaching veteran, provided his game plan for success over all those seasons.
    That success earned him his latest honor – induction into the second class of the S.C. High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 11 at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach.

  • Cycs notch road sweep of Jackets

    Chester pulled away in the second half to post a 60-45 win over Buford for a non-region sweep at the BHS gym on Dec. 8.
    The Class AAA Cyclones, up 16-14 after one period, held a 26-25 lead at the break.
    CHS used a 19-11 run in the third period to gain a 45-36 lead on the way to the 15-point win.
    Malik Williams, who led Chester with 19, scored 10 in the third period when the Cycs began to build their lead.
    Christian Joplin led BHS with 13, seven in the second half. Druw Rollings scored 11, making 5-6 free throws.

  • Volunteers repeat sweep of Falcons

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson, in a hardwood rematch with Nation Ford, repeated the sweep of the visiting Falcons on Dec. 8
    The AJ girls, who won the season’s opener at Nation Ford, 38-30 Nov. 30, completed the season’s sweep with a 39-32 win Tuesday night.
    In the boys game, AJ rolled to a 73-44 win on Tuesday. The Vols posted a 63-52 win at NFHS.
    u In the girls game Tuesday night, the first quarter was low scoring, with the Lady Vols leading 8-3.

  • 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.