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High School Sports

  • Barton IV-AA Wrestler of the Year

    Buford High School senior 220-pound wrestler Dakota Barton is the Region IV-AA Wrestler of the Year.

    Barton, the defending 220-pound Class A-AA state champion, was selected for the honor during the region wrestling coaches meeting held Thursday night at the Buford Sports Bar, a central location for the region coaches.

  • Jackets snap skid with win over Rams

    Buford led from start to finish to net a 52-47 win over Chesterfield for a Region IV-AA split with the Rams on Tuesday night at BHS.
    The Lady Jackets dropped a 38-31 loss to the CHS girls.
    In the nightcap, the Jackets, 2-15, 1-8, took the early lead, holding a 13-6 edge after the opening period.
    Buford pushed the lead to six, 25-19 at the half.
    The Jackets owned a 39-33 lead after three before posting the five-point win to snap a 12-game losing skid.
    BHS coach Raheem Waller was pleased with the win.

  • Bruins drop pair at Ridge View

    Lancaster High School had a rough night at Ridge View High School where the Bruins dropped a pair of Region III-AAAA basketball losses to the host Blazers.
    The LHS boys, 0-7, 7-14, fell in a 65-52 loss and the Lady Bruins fell to the Lady Blazers, 68-24.
    The LHS boys were tied at 7-all after one period, but the Blazers took control in the second period with a 20-8 surge to take a 27-15 halftime lead.
    RVHS held a 47-34 lead and took the 65-52 win.

  • Warriors net road wins over Caps

    Indian Land made the most of a Region III-AAA road trip to Columbia High School on Tuesday night when the Warriors notched a sweep of the host Capitals.
    The Indian Land girls avenged their lone loss of the Region III-AAA season, taking a 50-41 win over Columbia High.
    The IL boys capped the sweep with a 62-61 win over CHS.
    In the opener, the CHS Lady Caps led 12-7 after one period, but Indian Land began to launch its comeback in the second period when it outscored Columbia, 10-4 to take a 17-16 halftime lead.

  • County wrestling teams set for playoffs

    Lancaster County prep wrestling teams will compete in the state playoffs which are scheduled to open Saturday.
    Lancaster High School,  in the Class AAAA Upstate playoffs, is slated to visit Belton-Honea Path.
    Lancaster is seeded fourth from its region, while BHP is a top seed.
    In the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, Indian Land, the second seed from its region, is scheduled to visit Emerald High School of Greenwood to face Mid-Carolina High of Prosperity.
    Indian Land, 21-5, is seeded second in the bracket, while Mid-Carolina is a third seed.

  • Bruins bound for next level

    Five Lancaster High School football players booked their college futures in the packed LHS media center Wednesday morning, national signing day for college football prospects.
    The Bruins’ quality quintet included running back Farrika Grier (S.C. State), Desmond Ricks (Hampton University), Ant Foster (Newberry College), Cordarius “Tee” Tinsley (Limestone College) and Houston Brantley (Wingate University).
    u Grier said his SCSU official visit sold him on the Bulldogs.

  • Milasauskas leads IL Upstate mat qualifiers

    The Indian Land Warriors wrestling team qualified 14 wrestlers for the Class AAA Upper State tournament, led by five ILHS grapplers who won region championships Saturday.
    ILHS Chad Milasauskas, 32-0, won the 126-pound class and was also named the Region IV-AAA Wrestler of the Year as voted on by the region coaches.
    In addition to Milasauskas, the region champions were Austin Ross (106), Juan Alejandro (113), Kyle Daley (145) and Wesley Johnson (152).

  • Cheraw wins Region IV-AA wrestling title

    Cheraw went unbeaten at 4-0 to capture the Region IV-AA wrestling championship at Andrew Jackson High School on Saturday.
    The Braves posted wins over North Central, Andrew Jackson. Buford and Chesterfield to capture the team title.
    North Central, which went 3-1, was second followed by AJ, which posted a 2-2 mark, Buford, 1-3, and Chesterfield, which was 0-4 for the day.
    Host AJ highlighted its day with a 42-36 win over Buford, avenging an earlier loss to the Jackets.

  • Lady Bruins rally for win over York

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins rallied late to net a road win and an eventual split with Region III-AAAA foe York on Friday night.
    The LHS girls, 6-8, 3-3, trailed for most of the game, but came on strong in the final quarter to take the 44-35 road win.
    Lancaster, down 33-32 going to the final period, picked up the pace to outscore the Lady Cougars for the nine-point win.

  • Volunteers hold on for split

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers split a pair of Region IV-AA basketball games with the Cheraw High School Braves in Cheraw on Friday night.
    The AJ boys won a hard-fought game, 67-63. The Lady Vols dropped a close 48-45 loss.
    The Volunteers, in the nightcap, hit the floor running against the Cheraw Braves. The fast-paced game saw the teams trade the lead several times.
    AJ Dontarius James and Kadarius Kirkland broke the ball down court several times for points.