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High School Sports

  • AJ golfers improve to 28-1

    Andrew Jackson upped its golf record to 28-1 with wins over McBee and Manning at the Cheraw State Park course on Wednesday.
    AJ topped the field with a 150. McBee followed with a 161 and Manning finished with a 168.
    Logan Sowell shot a 34 to pace the Vols. Caleb Brown posted a 35, with Emily Cox carding a 38. Chandler Norville and Mason Sowell each had a 43. Nick Dorman carded a 49.
    AJ faces Blythewood at the Columbia Country Club on Monday and plays a four-way match with host Lugoff-Elgin, Cheraw and North Central on Wednesday.

  • Lady Jackets region champs

    The Buford High Lady Jackets neatly wrapped up the Region IV-AA softball crown with a 10-0 home win over county rival Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, 12-0 in region play, are 15-3 on the season.
    Buford hurler Sydney Sullivan hurled a two-hitter and struck out nine in posting the complete-game win. She had no walks and hit a batter.
    Senior Jensen Shelby sparked the BHS girls with a home run, triple and drove in two runs.
    Senior Cassidy Solomon also had a big night with a double, two RBIs, a walk and was hit by a pitch.

  • Warriors, Bruins earn playoff bids

    Indian Land played the spoiler on Buford baseball senior night, taking a 6-1 win over the host Jackets on Wednesday.
    Buford, coming off an 8-0 road win over Central of Pageland on Monday, was hoping to wrap up the region baseball title with a win, but the Warriors foiled the occasion with their five-run win.
    The Warriors’ win also gave IL a bid to the Class AA Upstate playoffs.

  • IL soccer tops in AA state poll

    Indian Land High girls soccer coach Mark Bonda, in 10 years with the Lady Warriors program, has seen it grow, with an all-time high this week.
    The Lady Warriors, 18-1, are No. 1 in Class AA girls soccer for the first time in school history.
    “We want to play the best teams in the state and make a name for ourselves,” said Bonda, who is in his ninth season as head coach with a 122-52-6 record. “We are starting to get some recognition for some of our success.

  • Jackets’ Moser to wrestle at Coker

    One couldn’t blame Buford High School wrestling coach Garrett Plyler for having some mixed emotions Monday afternoon in the BHS conference room.
    Plyler, with star senior grappler Scotti Moser signing with Coker College in Hartsville to wrestle for the Cobras, is losing a little more than an ace athlete.
    “The biggest attribute the Coker College wrestling program is getting in Scotti is an outstanding leader,” Plyler said. “Scotti was a great leader for us on and off the mat.

  • Bundy hopeful of BHS strong finish

    The Buford High boys soccer team is 5-10 on the season, but BHS veteran coach John Bundy is confident the Jackets can have a solid finish.
    BHS, 2-2 in region play, went 1-3 in the Bryan Ostrower Soccer Showcase, which counts on the regular-season record, to open the 2016 season.
    “Our losses were to Class AAAA powerhouses J.L. Mann and Nation Ford and Class AAA South Pointe,” Bundy said. “Our win was against Governor’s School.”

  • AJ’s Ussery signs with Limestone

    KERSHAW – Brantley Ussery is leaping into college track, landing solidly at Limestone College.
    The Andrew Jackson High School ace senior high jumper is taking her track skills to LC after signing with the Saints in the AJ High media center on Monday.
    Ussery said after her visit to the Gaffney school, she was high on spending her college career at the NCAA Div. II school which competes in the Conference Carolinas.

  • LHS girls win track meet

    The Lancaster High girls prevailed in a seven-team meet, topping the field with 159 points at Buford High School on April 5.

    The Lady Bruins were followed by host Buford and Cheraw, who tied for second with 89 points each.

    Metrolina Christian Academy was third with 87 points. Central, with 54.5 points, was fifth and followed by McBee (32.5) and Great Falls (18).

    In the boys meet, Central led the way with 127 points and was followed by Lancaster with 124.

  • Cauthen’s homer lifts AJ Volunteers

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured a non-region baseball win in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night at AJ.

    The Vols’ John Cauthen opened the AJ seventh inning, smashing a first-pitch home run to lift AJ to a 6-5 win over Class A Lewisville High School.

    Lewisville entered the game as the sixth-ranked team in Class A baseball.

  • Running for Ryan is Saturday

    A highlight of the Lancaster County high school track season – the annual Running for Ryan – is Saturday at the Lancaster High School track.

    The 2016 Running for Ryan, in its 10th year, includes a county track meet featuring all four county high schools at 10 a.m.