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High School Sports

  • Vols rally, spear Braves

    KERSHAW – Cheraw visited Andrew Jackson to face the Vols on Jan. 12, and as expected, the boys’ game was a donnybrook.
    The AJ boys are sixth in the latest S.C. Coaches poll, while Cheraw is eighth.
    Fans expected an outstanding, close game and that’s what they got.

  • Bruins solid in sweep of Broome

    The Lancaster Bruins launched Region III-AAA play in fine fashion with a hoops sweep of Broome on Jan. 8 at the Centurions’ gym.
    The defending region champion Lady Bruins, 8-2, 1-0, rolled to a 51-26 win over the BHS girls.
    The Lancaster boys pushed their mark to 6-5, 1-0 in region play, with a 58-37 win over the Centurions.
    “We played Bruin basketball tonight, a good, solid four quarters,” LHS assistant coach Jerron Cauthen said. “We were active and never allowed them to get in their sets.

  • BHS Jackets jolt Rams

    The Buford girls ignited in the second half to open a Region IV-AA sweep with a 46-35 comeback win over Chesterfield in the BHS gym on Jan. 8.
    The Lady Jackets’ 11-point victory netted BHS a hoops broom job as the Buford boys rolled to a 74-57 win in the nightcap.
    The opener was a battle, with the Lady Jackets, led by senior star Gabby Davis, making a late push for the league victory.
    Davis, who topped the 1,000 career rebound mark in the game, led the Buford girls with 26 points.

  • Jackets stellar in wrestling weekend

    The Buford High wrestling team had a stellar weekend on the mat.
    The 10-5 Jackets, in the 16-team dual tournament at North Central High School, went 3-2 in five matches Jan. 9.
    BHS defeated Marlboro County, 57-16; North Central house team, 63-6 and Spring Valley, 54-24. The Jackets fell to Battery Creek, 55-13 and Cardinal Newman, 39-37.
    Buford had four wrestlers go 5-0.
    Nick Jones, at 126, was 5-0, with three pins. He also had a decision of Battery Creek’s Omar Daniels, a top seed in the state Class A-AA rankings.

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Bruins’ Robinson saluted

    A speaking engagement by coach Ronnie Robinson turned out to be words of high praise for the Lancaster High School girls basketball coach.
    Robinson, thinking he was to address a group of youngsters, was lured to the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Jan. 10.
    Robinson, who guided the LHS girls to the 2014-15 Class AAA state crown and an unbeaten 27-0 season, was the one who drew the special recognition for the Lady Bruins landmark season among family, friends, coaching associates, fellow workers and admirers.

  • Jackets, Warriors split in matches

    Buford split a pair of Region IV-AA wrestling matches in recent mat action.
    The Jackets downed Chesterfield, 45-30, but dropped a 62-18 loss to Cheraw.
    BHS was paced by the veteran cast of Scotti Moser, Dakota Barton, Devin Craig and Nick Jones with each posting two wins.
    Barton had two pins
    “Our veterans gave us a good effort in these matches,” BHS coach Garrett Plyler said. “We were hurt again by forfeits. We gave up too many points in the loss to Cheraw.”

  • Four county teams in latest state rankings

    Four Lancaster County high school basketball teams are ranked in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association top 10 basketball poll which was released earlier this week.
    The county teams ranked include three girls teams – Lancaster, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land.
    The AJ Volunteers are the lone ranked squad among county boys teams.
    The Lancaster High girls, 7-2, are rated third in the Class AAA girls state poll this week behind Myrtle Beach and Dreher of Columbia.

  • Warriors top Eagles twice

    Indian Land started strong and rolled to a Region IV-AA sweep of host Central of Pageland on Jan. 5.
    The Warriors, who opened the season at 0-5, downed the Eagles, 70-47 to push their record to 6-7 with their third straight win.
    IL’s 23-point win gave the Warriors a 3-0 region record.
    The Warriors bolted to a 16-7 lead after one period and extended their edge to 40-20 at the break.
    Indian Land led 63-40 at the half before posting the win to stay undefeated in region play.