High School Sports

  • Vols drop tough OT loss in Classic

    The Andrew Jackson High boys basketball team had a tough loss in the Music City Classic, but Volunteers coach Danny Wright said the overall experience in Nashville, Tenn., was positive.
    AJ played in the Music City Classic, a three-day basketball showcase over the MLK weekend in Nashville, which spotlights the nation’s top high school basketball talent.
    Montgomery Bell Academy of Nashville edged the Vols, 64-63 in overtime on Jan. 16 at Hillsborough High School in Nashville.

  • Lady Bruins top Dorman

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ hardwood success in the Columbia area continued Jan. 16.
    A year ago, the LHS girls of coach Ronnie Robinson captured the school’s first state title since 1959 at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.
    On Saturday afternoon, the LHS Lady Bruins returned to the Midlands to play in the MLK Classic at Lower Richland High School and responded with a 46-39 win over Class AAAA foe Dorman High School of Spartanburg.

  • Jackets honor fall sports stars

    Maroon and gold marvels of Buford High School fall sports were in the spotlight Jan. 13.
    Yellow Jackets’ fall sports standouts were honored during the Class AA school’s annual awards night in the school’s cafeteria.
    The 6-5 Jackets’ football team, which posted BHS’s first winning season since 2009, honored a host of players.
    Senior quarterback Scotti Moser, an all-region pick who engineered the Buford offense, was named the Jackets football MVP.

  • Vols notch two win over Rams

    CHESTERFIELD – Since the AJ boys were scheduled to play in the Music City MLK Roundball Classic in Nashville over the weekend, host Chesterfield agreed to play the scheduled Region IV-AA game a day early at Chesterfield on Jan. 14.
    Last year when AJ traveled over to CHS, the Lady Rams scored a big upset over the AJ girls.
    AJ coach Dennis Farmer and the Lady Vols were hoping to avoid an upset this season. The Lady Vols had a fast start and led 17-8 after one period.

  • Bruins take two from Red Devils

    Lancaster, in its final Friday night regular-season home game for the 2015-16 campaign, was on point in a Region III-AAA sweep of Clinton in the Bruins’ Den on Jan. 15.
    The third-ranked Lady Bruins rolled and the LHS boys, like the girls unbeaten in region play, cruised to complete the league sweep.
    The Lady Bruins, 10-2, 3-0, set the tone early, forging a 20-0 first-period lead on the Lady Red Devils.
    Lancaster held a 34-8 spread at the half and rolled to the 62-21 victory.

  • Fast starts fuel IL sweep

    INDIAN LAND –  Indian Land used fast starts to notch a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of county rival Buford on Jan. 15 in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL teams started strong in each game on the way to double-digit wins in the region twin bill.
    The Lady Warriors, 9-2, 5-0, stayed unbeaten in region play with a 48-33 win and the IL boys, 8-8, kept their region mark clean at 5-0 with an 88-59 win.
    The Lady Warriors were on the mark from the outside, drilling seven treys to forge a 27-13 lead at the break.

  • Schofield steps down as Red Devils’ coach

    The winningest coach in Great Falls High School football history is leaving the program.
    Kenneth Schofield, who has been at the Red Devils’ helm since 2000, has announced his resignation. He informed school administration late last week.
    Schofield won 119 games with the Red Devils, made the playoffs in each of his 16 seasons and guided the team to an Upper State championship in 2007.

  • Jackets wing Eagles twice

    Buford swept Central of Pageland at the Jackets’ gym on Jan. 12.
    The Buford boys, 8-7, 3-2, led from start to finish on the way to the 60-42 win over Central.
    The Jackets owned a 14-11 lead after one period and used a 17-10 second-quarter charge to gain a 31-21 edge at the break.
    Buford continued to surge in the second half to take a 51-33 lead with a period to play on the way to the 60-42 victory.

  • Warriors divide two with Patriots

    Indian Land split a non-region home hoops doubleheader with York Prep on Jan. 13.
    The Lady Warriors opened with a 64-53 win and the IL boys dropped a 76-68 loss to the Patriots in the nightcap.
    The No, 10 Lady Warriors, 8-2, 4-0, built an early lead and stayed in control for the 11-point win.
    IL led 19-9 after one period and held a 35-24 lead at the break.
    The Lady Warriors owned a 50-38 edge after three before posting the 64-53 win.

  • Bruins take region pair from Cycs

    Lancaster continued its solid hoops play in Region III-AAA action with a sweep of Chester High School in the LHS gym Jan. 12.
    The third-ranked Lady Bruins rolled to a 69-50 win and the Bruins posted a 48-41 victory over the Cyclones to cap the home wins.
    The Bruins, 7-5, 2-0, prevailed in a tough hardwood battle with Chester, taking the seven-point win.