High School Sports

  • Jackets capture three titles in Palmetto Slam

    A trio of Buford High School wrestlers led the Jackets’ mat effort in the Palmetto Slam at Lugoff-Elgin High School in Kershaw County on Dec. 18-19.
    The BHS threesome of Scotti Moser, Nick Jones and Dakota Barton each posted a weight division title to lead the Jackets to a seventh overall finish in the 21-team field.
    Moser, unbeaten on the season, won the 170-pound division with three pins and a decision of Antwan Frazier of North Charleston in the championship round.

  • Vols post second mat victory over Bruins

    Andrew Jackson completed a season’s wrestling sweep of Class AAA county rival Lancaster High School, taking a 54-27 win over the Bruins on Dec. 15 in the Volunteers’ gym.
    AJ posted six pins in the 27-point victory over the Bruins on Dec. 15 at AJ.
    The Vols, 7-3 on the season, defeated Lancaster 60-18 at the Bruins’ gym on Dec. 3.
    Andrew Jackson used eight pins to post the win over Lancaster High at the LHS gym on Dec. 3. The Volunteers opened a 36-6 lead and cruised to the 42-point win.

  • Warriors split games in Challenge

    Cardinal Newman rallied in the second half to take a 59-49 win over Indian Land in the second round of the Chick-fil-A Carolina Challenge at Richland Northeast High School on Dec. 21.
    The Warriors opened play in the holiday tournament, taking a 54-53 win over Heathwood Hall of Columbia at RNE on Dec. 19.
    The Cardinals’ 10-point win snapped IL’s three-game win streak to leave the Warriors at 3-6 on the season.
    ILHS held a 28-25 halftime lead, but the Cardinals charged back in the second half for the comeback win.

  • Bearcats rally, top Bruins

    Lancaster capped play in the Y.C. Winborn Memorial basketball tournament with a tough loss to Class AAAA foe Rock Hill High School on Dec. 21.
    The Bruins opened strong, but couldn’t maintain their edge in dropping a 49-44 loss to the Bearcats, who defeated LHS for the third time this season.
    Rock Hill downed Lancaster 42-35 at home Dec. 1 and the Bearcats edged LHS, 39-37 on  Dec. 8 in the Bruins’ gym.

  • Jackets wrestlers earn mat sweep

    The Buford High School wrestling team improved to 8-3 on the season with a sweep of Ware Shoals and Whitmire at the WHS gym on Dec. 17.
    The Jackets downed Ware Shoals, 66-18 and Whitmire, 57-21.
    Buford was paced by Scotti Moser, Chase Taylor, Matthew Wallace and Malik Clyburn who each had two pins in the Jackets’ road sweep of the Hornets and Wolverines.

  • Warriors sweep Rams in region play

    The Indian Land High boys basketball team now has a streak going the way they want.
    The Warriors, after dropping their first five games of the 2015-16 season, notched their second straight victory, taking a Region IV-AA win over Chesterfield at the Rams’ gym on Dec. 18.
    IL, which topped Cheraw 66-61 on Dec. 15 at home, made it two straight in league play, posting a 68-42 win over the CHS Rams on Friday.
    The Warriors’ win gave IL a sweep of the Rams.

  • Vols sweep to wins over Eagles, Lions

    KERSHAW – After two away game earlier in the week, the Andrew Jackson boys and girls teams were glad to play at home against the rival Central Eagles.
    In the girls game, AJ jumped to a 16-10 first-quarter lead.
    The Lady Vols turned up their defense in the second quarter and built their lead to 30-12 after holding the Lady Eagles to only two points in the quarter.
    The third quarter was a great offensive quarter for AJ and they increased their lead to 54-18.

  • Jackets notch victories over Red Devils, Knights

    GREAT FALLS – Buford, with a thriller and a rout, notched a hoops sweep of Great Falls in the Red Devils’ gym on Dec. 18.
    The Lady Jackets opened with a lopsided 68-26 win and the BHS boys capped the hardwood broom job with an exciting 51-49 victory over the Great Falls boys.
    Buford, in the closing seconds, scored the winning bucket as D.J. Stradford, who finished with two points, hit his only points of the game on a layup to lift the Jackets to the two-point win.

  • 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.