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High School Sports

  • County wrestlers focused on tournaments

    Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA champion, has four No. 1 seeds heading into the Class AAA Upper State individual wrestling tournament this weekend at Powdersville High School in Greenville.

    The Warriors’ top seeds are Solomon Cortez (106), Austin Ross (113), Xavier Dreese (145) and Kyle Daley (152).

    Ross is a defending state champion.

    Juan Alejandro, at 126, is a third seed.

    The Warriors have two wrestlers seeded fifth, including Weston Nguyen (120) and Alfred Cortez (182).

  • Warriors win, face Walhalla

    GREENVILLE – Indian Land went on the road and came home an upset winner to open the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs Tuesday night.

    The third-seeded Warriors, 11-13, used a strong start to take a 62-49 win over Berea, a second seed in the Class AAA Upstate playoffs.

    “In our final regular season game at Fairfield Central, we said it was like a playoff game because it was on the road and we knew we were going to be on the road for the playoffs,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Lady Vols top Shamrocks

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols advanced to the next round of the Class AA Upper State girls basketball playoffs with a 53-33 win over Eau Claire High School of Columbia on Tuesday evening.

    The Lady Volunteers, the Region IV-AA regular-season champions and ranked seventh in the latest Class AA state poll, face Blacksburg tonight at 6.

  • LHS mat trio in Class AAAA Upstate field

    A trio of Lancaster High School wrestlers, led by Bruins sophomore heavyweight Immanuel Bush, have qualified for the Class AAAA Upper State individual tournament.

    The LHS wrestlers qualified during the Region III-AAAA tournament at Westwood High School earlier this month.

    Bush, unbeaten on the season at 17-0 with 17 pins, is the Region III-AAAA heavyweight champion and ranked sixth in the Class AAAA state individual heavyweight class, according to SCMAT, the South Carolina high school wrestling website.

  • IL’s Jake Locklear signs to play at PC

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Warriors’ senior lineman Jake Locklear recalls attending a football camp nearly three years ago, which has made a recent impact.

    “It was at the end of my ninth grade year and I was at a camp at Clemson,” Locklear said. “I remember Coach Caldwell (Robbie, Tigers’ offensive line coach) told me at the camp, if I kept working hard, I would have a chance to play in college.”

  • South Pointe spoils Bruins senior hoops night

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was a double downer in the packed LHS gym on Friday night.

    The Bruins dropped both ends of their regular-season home finale, falling to visiting South Pointe High School of Rock Hill in the Region III-AAAA twin bill.

    SPHS rallied for a pair of wins as the Lady Stallions took a 69-66 victory and the Stallions prevailed 67-62 to earn a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.

    The SPHS boys, 11-13, 4-6, capped the sweep, holding off the Bruins’ late hard charge.

  • Lady Vols win region title

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers captured the Region IV-AA girls’ basketball championship with a tough 47-40 win over the rival Buford Lady Jackets on Friday night at AJ High.

    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols took the seven-point win to cap regular-season play with their 10th straight win.

    In the boys game, Buford gained a measure of revenge with an overtime win to earn a Class AA playoff bid.

  • Warriors post win, look to playoffs

    The Indian Land Warriors, fine-tuning their focus for what’s next, treated their regular-season basketball finale as a playoff game Thursday night at Fairfield Central.

    The approach worked as the Warriors won 69-57 over Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro for a Region IV-AAA hoops split.

    “We felt the game had a playoff atmosphere and we needed to have a complete game, four quarters of solid basketball,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Buford High jayvees win, 38-28

    The Buford High School Junior Jackets basketball team captured a 38-28 win over Central Pageland on Tuesday night.

    During the first period, Buford and Central were back and forth in a sloppy quarter with turnovers on each side.

    During the second quarter, both teams turned up the offense, with Buford up 18-17 at the half.

    Tyson Miller, at the break, had a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds.

  • Fairfield Central girls defeat ILHS, 50-27

    Fairfield Central High School started strong on the way to a 50-27 win over the Indian Land High School girls basketball team on Thursday night.

    The Lady Griffins’ win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.

    The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.

    Fairfield Central, in the opener, bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.

    Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.

    The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.