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High School Sports

  • Lady Vols earn Upstate title bid

    KERSHAW – The fourth-ranked Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, sparked by senior center Alexxus Sowell, came on strong in the clutch to top a scrappy Landrum team, 55-42 in the Class AA Upper State girls basketball semifinals Monday night at AJ.

  • AJ girls wing War Eagles, advance

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols advanced to the third round of the Class AA girls Upper basketball playoffs, defeating Gray Collegiate Academy, 63-41 at AJ on Friday.

    The Lady Vols came out strong and built a 10-point lead early in the first quarter. AJ led 17-8 after one period.

  • Emerald ends Lady Warriors’ season

    Emerald High School ended Indian Land High’s Class AAA girls postseason basketball hopes with a 53-31 win over the Lady Warriors on Thursday night in Greenwood.

    Emerald started strong, taking an 18-9 lead after one period and stayed on top to lead 29-16 at the half.

    Emerald held a 38-17 edge after three quarters on the way to the 22-point win.

    The Lady Vikings, 19-1, advance to face Seneca High School in the Class AAA Upper State semifinals on Monday.

  • Steen named head coach at Great Falls

    By Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – Great Falls High School didn’t have to look very long for a new football coach, because they didn’t have to look very far.

  • County trio nets all-state honors

    A trio of Lancaster County high school basketball standouts has been selected for all-state honors.

    The talented threesome includes a pair of Andrew Jackson High School hoops aces – Lady Volunteers’ center Alexxus Sowell and Vols’ junior star Dontarius James.

    Indian Land High School’s Nia Pressley, a senior standout, has been selected for the Class AAA girls all-state basketball team.

  • Greenville halts Lady Bruins’ hopes

    Lancaster High was bidding to be the spoiler in the Class AAAA Upper State girls basketball playoffs, but Greenville was able to hold on for a 63-50 win over the Lady Bruins on Tuesday night at GHS’s Slick Moore gym.
    Lancaster, recovering from a slow start, rallied to close the gap to four, 40-36, with a period to play.
    Greenville opened with a 16-8 edge and pushed the lead to 28-16 at the half.

  • AJ rolls in playoff openers

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dominated each of their first Class AA Upper State playoff games in the AJ gym on Tuesday night.
    The Volunteers faced off against the Abbeville Panthers teams during the first round of playoffs.
    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols, 16-7, beat the Abbeville girls 56-29.
    The Volunteers won their game with the Panthers, posting a 61-36 victory.
    The Lady Vols dominated the first half of the game, outscoring the Panthers by 21, 27-6 at the break.

  • County wrestlers in individual tourneys

    Lancaster County high school wrestling teams will launch their hopes for individual state wrestling championships this weekend at different locations throughout the state. Following is a breakdown for each school.
    ILHS has 14 in   Upstate field
    Indian Land, 22-6 on the season, has 14 wrestlers who have qualified for the Class AAA Upper State tournament in Camden on Friday.
    Chad Milasauskas, 34-0, leads the Warriors as the top seed in the 126-pound class.
    Indian Land has a pair of second seeds in Kyle Daley (145) and Wesley Johnson (152).

  • Lady Vols region champs

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson High girls basketball coach Sha’Ron Robertson flashed a victory grin, as bright as Lady Volunteers orange, Friday night.
    As it turned out, there were plenty of smiles to go around among the Vols faithful Friday night in the packed BHS gym.
    AJ, on a visit to county rival Buford, came away with a tough win over the scrappy Lady Jackets to complete regular-season play.
    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols, with their 46-34 win, captured the Region IV-AA championship.

  • Lady Bruins win, look to postseason

    Lancaster High School girls basketball coach Ronnie Robinson said the Lady Bruins created a little momentum for the Class AAAA Upstate playoffs with a tough win over region rival South Pointe in Rock Hill on Friday night.
    The Lady Bruins, 7-11, 4-6, notched a 49-42 win over the Lady Stallions to earn a split with SPHS.
    The Stallions, in the nightcap, edged the Bruins, 62-56.