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High School Sports

  • Warriors capture two state titles

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School captured two individual state wrestling championships, with Warriors junior grappler Austin Ross making ILHS mat history.

    Ross, who won the 106-pound state title as a sophomore, became the first Warriors’ wrestler to repeat the state title feat with the Class AAA 113-pound state championship Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.

    Warriors’ freshman wrestler Solomon Cortez won the Class AAA 106-pound state championship to give ILHS two on the blue and gold’s memorable day.

  • Kalab Haven state champ in first mat try

    ANDERSON – Andrew Jackson High School freshman wrestler Kalab Haven had his brothers on his mind when the Volunteers’ 160-pounder took the mat in the Class A-AA state individual tournament Saturday night in the Anderson Civic Center.

    Haven had his family name to live up to since his brothers, Dalton “Tex” Haven and Hunter Haven, had won state individual titles in their respective weight classes, but there was greater motivation to earn the coveted gold.

  • Dylan Jenkins leads Jackets in A-AA state tournament

    Buford High School had three Jackets wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament, with BHS freshman Dylan Jenkins leading the way in Anderson on Saturday.

    Jenkins finished as the 106-pound state runner-up with a 2-1 effort on the day.

    Jenkins went 33-12 on the season at 106.

    Blake Bailey, at 138-pounds, was 3-1 on the day to give him a 39-5 record for the season.

    Bailey, a sophomore, finished third in the 138-pound class.

    Webber Moore, a sophomore, placed third at 160.

  • Volunteers rebound, win over Cycs

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson rebounded from a one-run loss to Lancaster to take a 6-1 win over Chester in round two of the Comporium Preseason Baseball tournament at the Volunteers’ field on Monday night.

    The Vols scored four runs in the first inning, highlighted by Connor Killough’s two-run triple.

    Chandler Hinson and Will Hudson each had a hit for AJ in the game.

    Colby Jackson aided the Vols, scoring two runs. Dillon Kirk, Brett Percival, Isaiah Parker and Hudson each tallied a run.

  • Mulvaney to play baseball at McGill

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior baseball catcher James Mulvaney is taking his game to the “Great White North.”

    Mulvaney is headed to McGill University in Montreal, where baseball is quite popular in the land of Canucks.

    The McGill Redmen have won four straight Canadian College Baseball Association national championships.

    “The McGill team has great camaraderie, it’s like a brotherhood,” Mulvaney said.

  • Vols banking on solid 2018 season

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers baseball team returns a solid nucleus this season after finishing fourth in Region IV-AA and qualifying for the Class AA Upper State playoffs in 2017.

    The Vols, led by veteran coach Mike Lucas, are looking to back up their No. 7 preseason Class AA ranking by Diamond Prospects.

    “We play in a tough region and you have to bring your ‘A’ game each night,” Lucas said.

  • Bruins, Jackets take jamboree wins

    Lancaster and Buford captured wins in the annual Doomsday Jamboree at the Lancaster High School baseball jamboree at Doomsday Corner on Saturday.

    A bases-loaded, infield single by the Bruins’ Buddy Howard drove home the winning run in Lancaster High School’s 2-1 win over Andrew Jackson High School. 

    The game capped jamboree play and marked the debut of first-year LHS head coach Trevor Hammond. 

    A former Bruins player and assistant coach, Hammond was promoted to head coach last spring, replacing former coach Toby Taylor.

  • Vols lead county state qualifiers

    Andrew Jackson High School led the way among county wrestlers as the Volunteers are sending eight grapplers to the Class A-AA state individual tournament at the Anderson Civic Center this weekend in Anderson.

    The Vols, the Class A-AA Upper State runners-up and Region IV-AA champions this dual season, are led by two Upper State champions in Tyleik Elder (145) and Kalab Haven (160).

  • Lady Cats scratch Lady Vols from playoffs

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers’ valiant rally fell short in a 53-52 loss to Blacksburg in the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs at AJ on Friday night.

    The seventh-ranked Lady Vols, who trailed by as many as 15 – 41-26 – early in the final period, rallied only to fall shy in the one-point loss.

  • Razorbacks hold off IL Warriors

    WALHALLA – Indian Land High School’s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks’ gym on Friday night.

    The Warriors, who started slow, charged in the second half, but fell short in a 63-52 loss to WHS in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    “We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn’t complete the job,” said ILHS coach Nate Smith. “Walhalla is a good basketball, but we battled them to the end.