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High School Sports

  • Jackets jolt Vols, 62-60

    KERSHAW – On Wednesday night it was county rival Buford playing at region leader Andrew Jackson.
    The upset-minded Yellow Jackets served notice early they were ready to play and compete to the end.
    The Vols led 16-13 at the end of the quarter, but Buford took a 33-32 halftime lead, and continued to lead 47-45 at the end of the third quarter.
    In the fourth quarter, AJ appeared to take command and led by as many as five points at times.

  • County quintet signs

    Five Lancaster County athletes signed athletic scholarships on national signing day.

    Two Buford High School football players are taking their games to the next level.

    Jackets' senior kicker-punter Wade Lambert is headed to The Citadel in Charleston, while Lambert's BHS teammate, ace defensive back Christian Catledge, has signed to play football at Newberry College. Catledge played in the North-South All-Star game.

  • Region IV-AA honors 10 county wrestlers

    Ten Lancaster County high school wrestlers who compete in Region IV-AA have earned all-region honors. Buford and Indian Land each had four wrestlers honored by the region, while Andrew Jackson had two Vols’ grapplers to reap all-region laurels.
    Indian Land, which placed third in the final regular-season region standings, was led by Will Van Hoose at 195, Richie Wilkinson at 152, Kyle Daley at 132 and Austin Ross, a 106 pounder.

  • LHS player signs with Flying Fleet

    The Lancaster High School media center had a late morning buzz Monday.
    It wasn’t about a book fair, but rather a “pretty fair country ballplayer.”
    The ace player creating the stir was Bruins’ outfielder and pitcher Neil Taylor.
    Taylor, as he is often on the Bruins’ diamond, was the center of attention as a host of family, friends and baseball coaches were on hand for Taylor’s big moment.
    Taylor, looking dapper in his suit with bowtie, was the draw as he signed to play baseball at Erskine College in Due West.

  • Brown-Washington leads LHS in region mat tourney

    Lancaster High School senior 138-pound wrestler Tyree Brown-Washington led the way for the LHS wrestlers in the Region III-AAA mat tournament at Chester High School on Saturday.
    Brown-Washington, who has come on strong in the second half of the LHS mat season, won the region crown at 138.
    “Tyree did well and wrestled hard for us,” LHS coach Rob Hill said. “He’s had a solid season and improved with each match. The region title was his goal.”

  • Porcelly signs to play at Surry

    Indian Land baseball coach Joey Robinson said Warriors’ senior pitcher-first baseman James Porcelly is intense when it comes to the diamond.
    Porcelly’s baseball focus is fine for his future.
    Porcelly, a four-year IL baseball player and three-year starter, is headed to the next level to play at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.
    Surry is a Region X member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

  • Braves post two region road wins over Jackets

    Cheraw was the hardwood spoiler, taking two games from host Buford in the Jackets’ gym on Friday night.
    The Lady Braves took an early lead and stayed on top for a 39-28 win over the Lady Jackets.
    In the nightcap, Cheraw, ranked eighth in Class AA boys, rolled to an 86-63 win over the Jackets.
    The opener saw the Lady Jackets get off to a slow start and Cheraw steadily built its lead in the late stages for the 11-point win over the Buford girls.
    The Lady Jackets stayed close, but Cheraw was able to hold on to take the victory.

  • Warriors post two wins in tri-match at CHS

    The Indian Land High wrestling team posted two wins in a three-way  match at Chesterfield on Thursday.
    The Warriors, 17-8 overall, 6-2 in Region IV-AA, downed Chesterfield, 42-35. IL also posted a 54-18 win over Union Academy in the tri-match.
    On Wednesday at Buford, the Warriors posted two wins, downing the Jackets, 39-30 and AJ, 40-39.
    Buford also edged the Vols, 40-39 in the match.
    The match was slated to be held Jan. 22, but was moved to Jan. 27 due to the winter storm.

  • Warriors net sweep of CHS Eagles

    INDIAN LAND – The host Indian Land Warriors kept pace in the Region IV-AA race, notching a hoops sweep of visiting Central High of Pageland on Friday night in the ILHS gym.
    The Lady Warriors, 12-3, 8-1, cruised to a 74-45 win and the Indian Land boys posted a 75-52 victory in the nightcap.
    The Lady Warriors built an early spread and coasted to the 29-point win over the Lady Eagles.
    The IL girls opened strong as they ignited on a 25-6 lead after the opening quarter.

  • Bruins split with Cycs

    CHESTER – The Lancaster Bruins’ Region III-AAA road trip to Chester had mixed reviews Friday night.
    The opener was smooth, but the nightcap was bumpy.
    The LHS teams split, with the second-ranked Lady Bruins taking a 67-46 win, but the boys dropped a 68-64 loss to the Cyclones.
    The Lancaster High girls, 14-2, 6-0, ignited in the second half to notch the 21-point win.
    Chester battled in the early going, with LHS holding a 16-14 lead after one period.