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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Warriors finish strong for playoff win

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors finished strong to advance to round two in the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs with a 54-38 win over Mid-Carolina of Prosperity on Monday night in the Lady Warriors’ gym.
    The IL girls, co-champions of Region IV-AAA, closed out the win over the Lady Rebels with a key 18-9 final period run to seal the 16-point win.
    Indian Land, 11-8, was sparked by all-region selection Tianah Miller, who scored nine of her 13 points in the final period.

  • Volunteers defense delivers victory over Jackets

    BUFORD – Andrew Jackson High boys basketball coach Danny Wright expected a tough night, and got it and also got a win.
    The seventh-ranked Volunteers, with their share of tough defense, proved too strong in taking a 53-42 win over the scrappy Buford Yellow Jackets on Friday night.
    “I was happy to get this rivalry win,” Wright said. “I was proud of my guys for playing hard because we knew that is what it would take.”

  • Barrett resigns as Red Devils coach

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – For the second time in a year, Great Falls High School is looking for a football coach.

    Red Devils Athletics Director Jimmy Duncan said John Barrett, hired to replace long-time coach Ken Schofield last April, is stepping down for personal and family reasons.

  • Former Knights star Drakeford returns to NCHS as head coach

    Former  North Central High Knights football star Tyronne Drakeford is returning to his prep roots as the new NCHS head football coach and athletics director.

    Drakeford, 45, is a 1989 North Central graduate, who also played one season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.

  • WCU’s Hough honored

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s basketball junior guard Kyia Hough is the College Sports Madness Southern Conference Player of the Week.