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High School Sports

  • Bruins host FM in return

    Lancaster opens its home schedule, with the hope for better results going back to its last two games at Memorial Stadium.
    The Bruins, who dropped losses to Broome and Wren to cap the 2015 season, are looking to get off on the right foot as Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill visits Friday night.
    The Bruins-Yellow Jackets clash is one of four games involving county teams.
    Andrew Jackson, coming off a road win over Aynor, is home to face University Christian of Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Vols cruise in road win over Aynor

    AYNOR – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers got on track, rolling to a solid 25-8 road win over Aynor High School on Friday night.
    AJ, 1-1, was sparked by senior standout Heath Gandy, who led the Vols’ 17-point win over the AHS Blue Jackets.
    The Volunteers, coming off a home loss to Lewisville, rebounded to spoil the AHS Blue Jackets’ 2016 home opener.

  • Warriors top Jackets, 41-35

    INDIAN LAND – Rivalry games can often take strange turns, given the major stakes and bragging rights. Friday night, when Buford battled old rival Indian Land, was a perfect example.
    Indian Land seemingly had control of the game, ended up blowing a 22-point lead and allowed the never-say-die Yellow Jackets to come all the way back, before IL scored on its first play of overtime in an emotional 41-35 win.

  • Albino’s clutch catch snags IL win

    INDIAN LAND – Call it the catch, which snagged a sweet Warriors’ win.
    For all the 76 points scored in Indian Land’s 41-35 overtime win over old rival Buford, the tight game came down to one play.
    A play that wasn’t even supposed to be run.
    Host Indian Land, which held a 35-13 lead at one point, found itself at regulation’s end in a 35-all stalemate with the late-surging Jackets.

  • Veterans, newcomers vital in LHS volleyball hopes this fall

    The Lancaster High School volleyball team is in a new season with its share of new faces.
    Veteran LHS coach Betsi O’Shields does return two veteran players in senior captain Kailee Glover and junior captain Ashley Abbott.
    “These two young ladies are two huge assets for this season,” O’Shields said. “They have naturally stepped into the leadership role of captain and are more vocal and focused than ever.

  • Junior golfers shine in all-star field

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association didn’t disappoint in the annual Thomas D. Todd All-Star tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six over the weekend.
    The Lancaster chapter director Raymon Chisom said he expected a stellar effort and the juniors delivered.
    “Those guys were steady and consistent in their play on a tough golf course,” Chisom said. “Our juniors took on the challenge and handled it well.”

  • Haven's Vols hard hitter

    KERSHAW – After a disappointing season-opening 36-6 loss to Lewisville, the Andrew Jackson High School player named “Tex” might be the one to give the Volunteers a much-needed shot.
    Dalton “Tex” Haven, a 6-1, 205-pounder, is regarded by AJ coach C.J. Frye as the team’s “most physical player.”
    “He leads our defense with his toughness and strength,” Frye said.
    “I try to give it all I got and push my teammates to give our best effort,” said Haven, a three-year AJ starter.

  • Old rivals to battle at IL

    County bragging rights are on the line again this week at Indian Land’s Reservation.
    The host Warriors will battle Buford in the county’s oldest rivalry.  IL is coming off a 47-10 home loss to Lancaster, while Buford rolled to a 35-6 win over Franklin Christian.
    In other games, AJ takes a long road trip to Aynor in hopes of rebounding from a 36-6 loss to Lewisville.
    Lancaster is idle this week with an open date.
    Buford High coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets face a battle at ILHS.

  • Bear Hug Brawl ‘fit to be tied’

    The fifth annual Bear Hug Brawl was a tight defensive battle Saturday afternoon at Buford High’s Jacket Stadium.
    The junior varsity football jamboree, featuring all four county schools, saw only one game produce points.
    The Brawl’s final clash saw the host Buford Junior Jackets and Andrew Jackson battle to an 8-all tie at the wire.
    The Junior Jackets tallied on a 70-yard drive, with quarterback Webber Moore scoring on a nine-yard run.
    On the conversion, Ja’Tavis Crockett tallied for an 8-0 BHS lead on the Junior Volunteers.

  • Lions down Vols in 36-6 win

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson opened its 2016 season, dropping a 36-6 home loss to Class A opponent Lewisville High School on Friday night at Volunteer Stadium.
    For most of the game, the contest was played under a threat of rain, but the visiting Lions stormed to an early lead and stayed in control for the 30-point win.
    “We showed up on the battlefield, but we did not win this battle,” AJ second-year head coach C.J. Frye said. “We need to work on many aspects of our game.”