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High School Sports

  • Lady Vols stay alive to battle BHS

    LANDRUM – Determined Andrew Jackson used the long ball to return to rival Buford to play for the Class AA Upper State softball championship tonight.

    AJ, which fell to Buford, 3-2 to open the double-elimination Class AA Upstate championship series a week ago, has captured two straight elimination game wins, including a 6-3 victory over host Landrum High School on Wednesday, to stay alive in the postseason.

  • Lady Warriors to battle Bearcats

    A late-season wake-up call is saying volumes about the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors’ soccer run to a first-ever Class AAA state title match Saturday.

    The ILHS girls, in their first season of Class AAA competition, are looking back to a 3-1 road loss to Region IV-AAA foe Camden High School as the key turnaround in their banner campaign.

    Since that loss to the Lady Bulldogs, Indian Land has reeled off seven straight wins and allowed only one goal.

  • AJ, LHS athletes qualify for state track meets

    The Andrew Jackson High School girls has a host of Lady Vols track athletes going to the Class AA state meet following the AA Upper State meet at Keenan High School in Columbia.

    Lady Volunteers’ sophomore athlete Niyana Jones led the AJ effort with a third in the girls high jump, 4-10, and a third in the long jump, 16-11.25.

  • County pool opens May 27

    The Lancaster County pool, at 106 South Wylie Street, opens for the 2017 season May 27.

    Vicki Robinson is the pool manger.

    Public swimming is Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. to 5, Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30.

  • Bruins’ Miller signs with Saints

    Past experience is playing a key role in Lancaster High School senior Krista Miller’s future.

    Miller, who cheered in her first two years at LHS and had past dance experience, tried out for the Limestone College dance team on an April visit to the Gaffney school and did well enough to earn a scholarship on the Saints dance team.

  • Robinson aids Claflin in SIAC crown

    A former Lancaster High School softball star played a key role in Claflin University winning its first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) softball championship.

    Kaela Robinson, a 2015 graduate of LHS where she played softball and basketball for the Lady Bruins, helped the Lady Panthers to the title with a 13-5 win over Miles College on Saturday at the Diamond Lakes Regional Park in Hephzibah, Ga.

  • Rain brakes racing action

    Rain put the brakes on racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    LSS was gearing up to start hot laps when the rain came. Mother Nature took the win with the race rained out.

    LSS will host Ladies Night and seven divisions Saturday night.

    Andrew Baker headlines the night as he will start in the rear of the field for the Renegade main event. Baker has captured three straight wins, and according to track rules, he will start in the back.

  • Wren ends LHS softball drive

    Wren ended the Lancaster Lady Bruins’ Class AAAA postseason softball run, taking a 4-1 win over the LHS girls on Monday at WHS.

    Lady Hurricanes’ Brianna McBride led WHS with a hit, two RBIs and scored a run.

    WHS pitchers Emma and Ashley Collins combined to hold LHS to four hits and struck out six.

    Sydney Cauthen led the Lady Bruins with a hit and a walk. Ashley Abbott had a hit and a sacrifice.

  • Panthers halt Jackets’ playoff run

    Buford’s banner run in the Class AA baseball Lower State championship playoffs ended with a tough 5-4 loss to host Batesburg-Leesville on Monday night.

    The Panthers, up 5-2 going to the top of the seventh, held off the Jackets’ valiant charge to take the narrow win to stay alive in postseason play.

    BLHS rallied from a 2-1 deficit to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the 5-2 edge.

  • Lady Jackets win, advance to Upstate championship game

    Buford won a nail-biter to hold the upper hand in the Class AA softball Upper State championship series.

    The Lady Jackets, with a 7-6 comeback win over Landrum in extra innings, are the lone unbeaten team in the Class AA Upstate softball playoffs.

    BHS, down 6-5, rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to notch the one-run comeback win.