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High School Sports

  • Lady Warriors poised for title run

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors are the defending Class AAA state soccer champions and the ILHS girls appear poised to make another run for state gold this spring.

    The Lady Warriors of veteran head coach Mark Bonda are 11-3-1, with 16 players back from the 2017 Class AAA state title squad.

    “The key to our season has been our consistent level of play, focus and striving to compete,” Bonda said. “We have the talent and the ability. It’s about putting all the pieces of the puzzle together.

  • Lady Volunteers trip Buford

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson improved to 8-2 in Region IV-AA softball with a 12-2 home win over county rival Buford High School on Thursday night.

    The Lady Vols, 13-7, bolted to a 7-0 lead after two frames on the way to the 10-run win in six innings.

    “This was a big win for us,” AJ softball coach Wesley Kidd said. “It’s nice to go into our spring break with a win, but we have to come back off spring break and play well.”

    Carley Sims sparked the Lady Vols’ 12-hit attack with three hits and a RBI.

  • Jackets’ Ingram signs to play at USC Union

    BUFORD – The soccer pipeline from Buford High School to the University of South Carolina Union has added another solid link.

    Buford High School senior William Ingram will join Jackets teammates Zayn Sutton and Blaine Gossman in the USCU Bantams soccer program next fall.

    The 2018 season marks USC Union’s first year in National Junior College Athletic Association Region X men’s soccer.

  • Lundy’s 3 goals propel AJ to win over Bruins

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers got off to a fast start, but had to hold on to post a 3-2 girls soccer win over county rival Lancaster High School at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium on Thursday night.

    Taylor Lundy, an AJ High sophomore striker who scored all of her team’s goals, tallied the Lady Vols’ opening two goals in the first 15 minutes of the match.

    Lancaster, sparked by Michaela Burton, charged back to tie the match with 10 minutes to play as Burton scored the second of her two goals in the match.

  • Bolt, Warriors stun Trojans

    ROCK HILL – The Indian Land Warriors turned heads with their win in the second day of the Wheels Invitational baseball tournament in Rock Hill.

    The Warriors, behind the stellar mound work of ace senior hurler Nolan Bolt, knocked off Northwestern High School 6-0 on Thursday night.

    The Trojans, the top-ranked team in Class AAAAA baseball, are the Class AAAAA defending state baseball champions.

  • Volunteers down Bruins

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson, for the second time in three days, posted a win over Class AAAA county rival Lancaster on Wednesday night.

    The Volunteers, who defeated the Bruins, 7-3 on Monday at LHS, notched a 5-1 home win over the Bruins.

    Griffin Gardner, who worked five innings, was the winner. He struck out five and allowed two walks, two hits and a run.

    Colby Jackson worked the final two innings and fanned one with two hits and no walks.

  • Vols hold on, top Buford

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA boys soccer, taking a tough 2-1 win over the Buford Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night.

    The Vols built a 1-0 lead at the half.

    AJ struck first as Rhett Bowers shot the ball and his well-placed kick landed in the lower right side of the net for a 1-0 Vols lead.

    Bowers was assisted by Jared Truesdale on the goal, which came late in the first half.

    In the second half, the match was even with the Vols holding their 1-0 lead.

  • Lady Bruins defeat Vols

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster Lady Bruins avenged an 8-7 loss to county rival Andrew Jackson, taking a 6-2 win over the Lady Volunteers on Tuesday night.

    LHS senior hurler Summer Clinton pitched a complete game and aided her cause with two hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs in the four-run LHS win.

    Ashley Abbott led the Lancaster offense with three hits.

    Gracie Revels, Alexus Lowery and Ana Watts each had two hits.

    Madison Morris had a hit and drove in three runs.

  • Jackets top AJ golfers

    Buford High School shot a 171 to defeat rival Andrew Jackson High School in golf at the Lancaster Golf Club on Tuesday.

    The Jackets’ “T” Sutton shot a two-under 34, followed by Caleb Henson with a 39 and Chandler King had a 47. Michael McCowan followed with a 51 for Buford.

    Mason Sowell led AJ, which had a 195, with a 37 and Luke Benfield carded a 47.

    Parker Deese had a 55 and Tad McCowan carded a 56.

    Other scores for AJ were Jordan Collins with a 57, followed Raegen Brewer with a 59.

  • USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Winged Sprint Car Series invades LMS

    The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour, presented by K&N Filters Winged Sprint Car Series, headlines racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    This will be one of the biggest races on the 2018 LMS schedule as the USCS Sprint Cars only come twice a year to the half-mile dirt oval.

    The Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars are popular when they come to LMS because of the speeds they reach around the track.

    The Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars will be reaching speeds over 140 mph roaring around LMS, which makes them one of the fan favorites each season.