High School Sports

  • Mayer in Shrine Bowl

    Indian Land High School head football coach Mike Mayer will be among the Palmetto State football elite to cap the 2016 high school football season.
    Mayer, a 25-year coaching veteran including 15 leading the Warriors, will serve as a 2016 S.C. Shrine Bowl assistant coach on the Sandlappers’ staff.
    Mayer, 44, was notified earlier this month and was introduced with the 2016 S.C. staff when the coaching staffs were announced at halftime of the 2015 Shrine Bowl on Dec. 19 at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg.

  • IL Warriors halt slide in taking two from Braves

    The Indian Land Warriors picked the right time to halt their hoops skid.
    The IL boys, saddled with a five-game losing streak to open the season, rebounded to take a 66-61 win over Cheraw in the Warriors’ Region IV-AA basketball opener.
    Indian Land had a big night in its league opener as the Lady Warriors launched the sweep of the visiting Braves with a 56-41 victory.
    The IL boys, 1-5, snapped a five-game slide against a tough non-region slate.

  • Jackets jolt Spartans for home wrestling victory

    The Buford High wrestling team pushed its mark to 4-2 with a 59-24 win over Camden Military on Dec. 14.
    BHS bolted to a 29-0 lead, but the Spartans used an 18-6 surge to slice the Jackets’ lead.
    The Jackets answered with a 24-6 spree to seal the home win.
    Seniors Scotti Moser and Brandon Carnes sparked the run with each posting a pin.
    Buford visited Whitmire to face the host Wolverines and Ware Shoals on Dec. 17.
    The Jackets will also compete in a weekend tournament at Lugoff-Elgin on Dec. 18-19.

  • Bruins net two wins over Falcons

    The Lancaster Bruins made the most of a short road trip to Fort Mill on Dec. 15.
    The LHS teams posted a hardwood sweep of Class AAAA foe Nation Ford High School at the Falcons’ gym.
    The Lady Bruins, 6-2, notched a 51-45 win and the Bruins, rebounding from a two-point road loss to county rival Andrew Jackson, posted a 63-58 win.
    Lancaster, 3-3 on the season, took control of the game in the second period. LHS held a 13-12 edge after one period, but picked up the pace with a 19-6 surge to gain a 32-18 lead at the half.

  • 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.