High School Sports

  • Roscoe retires for second time at NGHS

    Former Lancaster High School football coach Johnny Roscoe is retiring from coaching for a second time at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, and this departutre appears to be for good.
    Roscoe, according to reports, is retiring from coaching to his farm in eastern Lancaster County.
    A Hartsville native, Roscoe announced his retirement  Dec. 18 as the Nighthawks head football coach, building the football program from its inception to a football power in the Tar Heel State.

  • IL drops opener in Cox Mill tourney

    Indian Land High opened play in the Service Plumbing Holiday Classic, dropping a 60-40 loss to Xaverian of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 28.
    The Clippers took control in the second half as they outscored the Warriors, 33-16 for the 20-point win.
    IL, 3-7, led 15-10 after one period, but the Clippers used a 17-9 second-period charge to take a 27-24 lead at the break.
    Xaverian ignited in the third period to take control for a 42-29 spread.
    The Clippers sealed the issue with an 18-11 surge in the final period to wrap up the victory.

  • BHS girls split in holiday play

    The Buford Lady Jackets capped play in the Sweet 16 tournament in Orangeburg with a 53-44 win over Hunter Kinard Tyler on Dec. 27.  The game was tied at 38-all after three periods, but Buford used a decisive 15-6 run in the final period to take the nine-point win over the Lady Trojans.
    Lady Jackets’ senior standout Gabby Davis, who reached the 1,000-point career mark in the two-day tournament, paced the winners with 31 points.  Davis hit 18 points in the second half, 11 in the final period, to aid the Buford victory.

  • Parkwood girls edge AJ for crown

    Kenneth Truesdale
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Parkwood Lady Rebels won their third straight Comporium Christmas Classic girls crown, but it was not an easy victory for the PHS girls.
    The Lady Rebels edged tourney host Andrew Jackson, 51-49 to notch the girls title in the holiday tourney Dec. 28.
    Parkwood led 14-12 at the end of the first quarter, but the game was deadlocked 26-all at the half.
    Parkwood held a 42-38 lead at the end of the third quarter.

  • Patriots net AJ holiday title

    Kenneth Truesdale
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – York Prep came on strong in the final half to post a 68-56 win over host Andrew Jackson in the boys title game of the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ High on Dec. 28.
    York Prep trailed 21-19 at the half, but ignited in the third period to gain the upper hand.
    The Patriots, with some hot shooting, scored 24 points in the third period to take a 43-37 lead at the end of the quarter.

  • Lewisville seeks hall nominations

    RICHBURG – Lewisville High School isn’t just looking for its next batch of Athletic Hall of Fame nominees, they are looking for information. The nomination period is now open and will remain so until January 10.

  • Warriors salute football standouts

    Indian Land High School celebrated its 2015 football season – a 7-4 finish and a Class AA Upper State playoff bid – as the Warriors saluted a host of players at the team’s awards Dec. 17 in the school’s commons area.
    Junior running back Lee Massey, an all-region pick, was named Best Offensive Back,
    Massey ran for 957 yards and 13 touchdowns and had 11 catches for 168 yards and a score.
    Jacob Williams, a three-time all-region selection, had a major hand in opening holes for Massey and garnered the Coach Gary Moore Offensive Line Award.

  • Jackets deck Rams in consolation game

    The Buford boys, with a strong finish, downed Region IV-AA foe Chesterfield to capture consolation honors in the Anson County Invitational holiday basketball tournament at Anson County (N.C.) High School on Dec. 22.
    The Jackets, who split in the two-day tournament, had a solid fourth quarter to seal the 65-56 win over the Rams. Buford, on top 45-41 after three periods, ignited on a pivotal 20-15 run to take the nine-point victory.

  • Defense has state, regional honorees

    Ace defensive players who earned state and regional football honors this season lead The Lancaster News’ 2015 all-county defense.
    Buford High School senior defensive back Christian Catledge and Lancaster High School sophomore defensive end Markees Watts pace the  stop unit.
    Catledge, a North-South All-Star game pick, leads the secondary with 193 tackling points on 56 first hits, 58 assists, seven interceptions, three pass break-ups, and a blocked kick.

  • Offense sports big-play performers

    The Lancaster News 2015 all-county offense sports its share of big-play performers, including an 1,000-yard rusher and a pair of ace runners who were just shy of the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
    Andrew Jackson High School’s Heath Gandy topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark with 1,014 yards and 15 touchdowns to go with 20 catches for 422 yards and three touchdowns.
    The versatile all-region pick, Gandy also completed nine of 19 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.