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High School Sports

  • Vols roll in opening round wins

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson hosted several basketball teams in the Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational in first-round holiday hoops play Thursday night.

    Host Andrew Jackson won both of its games with York Prep to highlight the evening session.

  • Knights’ Louis Clyburn yields coaching duties

    BOONETOWN –  North Central High School is looking for a new head football coach to guide the Knights program.

    Louis Clyburn, who has led the Knights football team for eight seasons, has resigned as the NCHS head coach.

  • News’ best of 2016

    The Lancaster News, in a salute to the year’s best, presents its annual awards highlighting top athletes, coaches and teams for 2016.

    The Lancaster News 2016 honors for the athlete of the year are shared by four state champion performers – Buford High School wrestler Dakota Barton, Buford High track athlete John Elliott, Indian Land High Lady Warriors’ distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman and Andrew Jackson High golfer Emily Cox.

  • Crenco honors AJ’s Gandy

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior football standout Heath Gandy is the first recipient of the Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year Award for high school football.
    Gandy played a key role for the Volunteers who posted an 8-3 record, their first winning season since the 1997 campaign.
    Gandy, an all-region pick, had 26 catches for 543 yards and two scores. He ran for 804 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. He also was 15-33 passing for 144 yards.

  • Rock Hill tops Buford in York holiday tourney

    YORK – Buford’s opening night in the Cougars Holiday Classic was rocky against Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill.
    The Bearcats, in the three-day tournament at York Comprehensive High School, took a 65-44 win over the BHS Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night.
    Rock Hill opened a 13-3 lead after one period and extended its edge to 30-13 at the half.
    The Cats led 51-34 after three periods before taking the 21-point win over the Yellow Jackets.

  • Bruins finish with two wins in Y.C. Winborn tournament

    The Lancaster Bruins, after a tough start to their play in the W.C. Winborn boys basketball tournament in Rock Hill, rebounded to finish on a high note.
    Lancaster capped its three-day holiday hoops tournament play with a 47-33 win over Class AAAA Chapin High School at Rock Hill High School.
    The LHS boys, 7-6 on the season, opened play with a tough 48-47 loss to Marvin Ridge High School of Union County, N.C., on Wednesday, but rebounded for a 66-58 win over Class AAAA Orangeburg-Wilkinson and then wrapped up its tourney play with a 14-point win over Chapin.

  • Jackets, Vols in holiday hardwood play

    The calendar says it’s the yule holiday season, but a host of county hoops teams will be in action during holiday tournament basketball play.
    Andrew Jackson will host two days of holiday tourney action on the hardwood with its annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational at the Vols gym where action is set for Thursday and Friday.
    The Buford boys basketball team will also be involved in holiday basketball play as the Yellow Jackets venture to York Comprehensive High School to play in the Cougar Holiday Tournament.

  • Buford has tough mat night

    Buford High had a tough time on the wrestling mat in a quad match at Class AAA Chester High School on Wednesday night.

    The Jackets dropped three losses in the matches, which included Class AAAAA Northwestern High of Rock Hill, Class AAAA Union County and Chester.

    Northwestern topped the Jackets, 53-27, Chester topped BHS, 58-21 and Union County posted a 49-21 win over Buford.

  • All-county defense ‘brings the wood’

    The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county defense sports big hitters on a strong stop unit.

    A crackerjack linebacker corps features players, in football terms, who “bring the wood” with their signature big hits.

  • Big-play performers key offense

    Big-play performers, including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, head The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county offense.

    Senior standouts Farrika Grier and Isaah Nesbit lead the all-county backfield.

    Grier, the Lancaster Bruins’ top rusher in his senior campaign, produced a stellar season with 1,090 yards on 175 carries and 13 touchdowns to earn all-region honors.