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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Warriors fall to Griffins Thursday night

    The Indian Land Warriors had a tough night on the hardwood at Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro on Thursday night.

    The Warriors dropped both ends of the Region IV-AAA hoops doubleheader with the Griffins.

    The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday, but moved to Thursday after Fairfield Central High School officials asked the games to be reset due to illness on the team.

    The Griffins, in the boys game, took a 79-55 win over the Warriors.

  • AJ’s Sowell tabbed for Classic

    KERSHAW – Prior to the 2016-17 high school basketball season, Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers star Alexxus Sowell was tabbed as one of the top senior girls players in Class AA.

    Sowell’s play over the season has earned her recognition as one of the Carolinas’ top girls players.

  • Jackets pad new streak with victory

    The Buford High boys basketball team is on a new streak after taking a second straight Region IV-AA win to highlight a league road sweep of North Central on Friday night.
    BHS, which snapped a 12-game losing skid in a home win over Chesterfield on Tuesday night, followed with a 52-45 comeback win over the Knights.  In the opener, the Lady Jackets also prevailed in a 56-47 win.
    North Central’s boys opened a 17-10 lead after one period, but the Jackets rallied to make it 26-23 at the half.

  • Early surge keys Lady Jackets’ win

    The Buford Lady Jackets took control early and rolled to a 54-37 win over Central at the BHS gym on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Jackets’ 17-point win gave Buford a split of the Region IV-AA hoops twin bill after the CHS boys posted a 60-28 win over the Jackets.
    The Lady Jackets built an early edge, taking an 11-6 lead after one period.
    Buford’s girls, sparked by Sophie Ribelin’s solid first-half  play, led 25-14 at the half after outscoring the Lady Eagles, 14-8 in the second period for the 11-point halftime lead.

  • Volunteers drop pair to LC Stallions

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams lost their Region IV-AA games with the Lee Central Stallions on Tuesday night in their final home basketball game of the regular season.
    Lee Central rallied to edge sixth-ranked AJ girls, 39-38 and the No. 4 Stallions topped the sixth-rated Vols, 80-72 in the Vols gym.
    The Lady Vols came out with the lead at the end of the first quarter, 10-7. The Lady Vols scored five unanswered points to lead at the half, 27-19.