High School Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.