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High School Sports

  • Teams fall in mat playoffs

    Indian Land High wrestling coach Leon Boulware, despite seeing his Warriors’ team fall short in its quest to advance in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs, was still proud of his squad’s effort.
    “All of our wrestlers laid it on the line,” said Boulware. “I felt we competed real well.”
    The Warriors, who finished 22-6 for the dual match season, opened the playoffs at Emerald High in Greenwood with an 84-0 forfeit win over Mid-Carolina High School of Prosperity.
    Indian Land then faced host Emerald and dropped a 38-30 loss.

  • Westwood foils Bruins in sweep

    Westwood played the spoiler on Lancaster High School Senior Night, taking two wins over the host Bruins on Friday night.
    The Lady Red Hawks opened with a 53-38 win and the WHS boys followed with a tough 59-51 victory for the region sweep.
    The nightcap was a battle, with the Red Hawks rallying for the eight-point win over the Bruins.
    Westwood led for the better part of the game, but the determined Bruins stayed close to make it a game to the final whistle.
    WHS, up 25-23 at the half, owned a 40-34 lead after three periods, but Lancaster charged.

  • AJ Vols top Rams twice

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured both Region IV-AA home games with the Chesterfield Rams on Friday night.
    The AJ boys, ranked sixth in Class AA, posted a 68-45 win.
    The Lady Vols won a nail-biting game, 54-44.
    The sixth-ranked AJ girls fought hard against the Rams throughout the game.
    The lead exchanged back and forth throughout the first three quarters.
    Each team answered points for points. The Lady Vols pulled ahead in the fourth and held on for the tough victory.

  • Pressley nets milestone in IL win

    The Indian Land High girls continued their stellar play, rolling to a 72-45 win over Camden on Warriors Senior Night on Friday.
    The ILHS girls’ 27-point win gave them a Region III-AAA split after the Warriors dropped a 71-58 loss to the Bulldogs.  The Lady Warriors, with their seventh straight win, are 10-7, 6-1 in region play atop the league standings.
    The Lady Warriors, up 12-10 after one period, ignited in the second quarter with a 20-9 surge to take a 32-19 halftime lead.

  • LHS honors top swimmers

    The Lancaster High School swim team recently honored its top performers for the Bruins’ 2016 season.

    LHS swim coach Charles Henry honored a top male and female swimmer in each award during the presentations.

    Lauren Spencer was the LHS girls swim MVP and Samuel Page was the LHS boys swim MVP.

    The team’s rookie of the year awards were presented to Taylor Teague (girls) and Andres Cuella (boys).

  • IL’s Howie signs with Concord

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School media center abounded with smiles Wednesday afternoon.

    The biggest grin belonged to a ILHS Warriors football standout, senior linebacker Dillon Howie, who signed with Concord University in Athens, W.Va.

  • Spencer signs with Greensboro College

    Lancaster High School standout swimmer Lauren Spencer is headed to Greensboro College with her sport and future in mind.

    Spencer, who was a LHS swim team member for seven seasons including one as a team manager, said GC offered what she sought in her college future.

  • Coaches pick Pats in ‘good game’

    Lancaster County high school football coaches give the edge to the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LI tonight in Houston.

    The AFC champion Patriots, 14-2, will battle the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, 11-5, in the NFL championship game, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at NRG Stadium.

    FOX Sports (Charlotte channel 46) will carry the game, with the Patriots a three-point pick to win their fifth Super Bowl title in nine appearances.

  • 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.