High School Sports

  • Barnes signs at Fort Valley State

    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes has a dream to play in the National Football League.

    His vision to possibly reach pro football took a key step Wednesday morning in the LHS media center.

    Barnes, a 6-2, 320-pounder, signed a scholarship to play at Fort Valley State University (Ga.) as family, teammates and coaches witnessed.

    “Since I was about 9 years old, I’ve had a dream to play college football,” Barnes said. “This feels good and I’m very excited about it.

  • Warriors’ Daley in North-South Classic

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior wrestler Kyle Daley will be among the state mat elite this weekend.

    Daley, the Warriors’ 152-pound ace, will compete in the 30th annual North-South Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School in North Myrtle Beach. He will wrestle with the Class AAA-AAAA North All-Star team.

    Daley, a state runner-up in the 2018 Class AAA individual state championship tournament last weekend in Anderson, posted a 51-8 record this season with 30 pins.

  • Flynn, Jackets look to continue success

    The Buford Yellow Jackets have a new look for the 2018 baseball season, but they’re hoping to continue their successful ways of past diamond campaigns.

    The Jackets, 13-17-1 last season, finished third in the Class AA Lower State and captured the District VII baseball crown.

    A host of players are back in the maroon and gold fold under the guidance of first-year head coach Gavin Flynn, a key part of Buford’s success in seasons gone by.

  • Comporium baseball tourney continues today

    Play in the annual Comporium Preseason Baseball Invtiational will be completed over the next two days – today and Saturday.

    Rain washed out action at the Andrew Jackson and Buford high school baseball fields on Thursday.

    Third-round bracket play at Andrew Jackson High School has two games today, Lancaster facing Chester at 4:30 p.m., with host AJ meeting Lewisville at 7.

    Games today at Buford feature Central of Pageland meeting the Carolina Royals at 4:30 p.m., with South Pointe facing Buford at 7.

  • Warriors capture two state titles

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School captured two individual state wrestling championships, with Warriors junior grappler Austin Ross making ILHS mat history.

    Ross, who won the 106-pound state title as a sophomore, became the first Warriors’ wrestler to repeat the state title feat with the Class AAA 113-pound state championship Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.

    Warriors’ freshman wrestler Solomon Cortez won the Class AAA 106-pound state championship to give ILHS two on the blue and gold’s memorable day.

  • Kalab Haven state champ in first mat try

    ANDERSON – Andrew Jackson High School freshman wrestler Kalab Haven had his brothers on his mind when the Volunteers’ 160-pounder took the mat in the Class A-AA state individual tournament Saturday night in the Anderson Civic Center.

    Haven had his family name to live up to since his brothers, Dalton “Tex” Haven and Hunter Haven, had won state individual titles in their respective weight classes, but there was greater motivation to earn the coveted gold.

  • Dylan Jenkins leads Jackets in A-AA state tournament

    Buford High School had three Jackets wrestlers place in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament, with BHS freshman Dylan Jenkins leading the way in Anderson on Saturday.

    Jenkins finished as the 106-pound state runner-up with a 2-1 effort on the day.

    Jenkins went 33-12 on the season at 106.

    Blake Bailey, at 138-pounds, was 3-1 on the day to give him a 39-5 record for the season.

    Bailey, a sophomore, finished third in the 138-pound class.

    Webber Moore, a sophomore, placed third at 160.

  • Volunteers rebound, win over Cycs

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson rebounded from a one-run loss to Lancaster to take a 6-1 win over Chester in round two of the Comporium Preseason Baseball tournament at the Volunteers’ field on Monday night.

    The Vols scored four runs in the first inning, highlighted by Connor Killough’s two-run triple.

    Chandler Hinson and Will Hudson each had a hit for AJ in the game.

    Colby Jackson aided the Vols, scoring two runs. Dillon Kirk, Brett Percival, Isaiah Parker and Hudson each tallied a run.

  • Mulvaney to play at baseball McGill

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior baseball catcher James Mulvaney is taking his game to the “Great White North.”

    Mulvaney is headed to McGill University in Montreal, where baseball is quite popular in the land of Canucks.

    The McGill Redmen have won four straight Canadian College Baseball Association national championships.

    “The McGill team has great camaraderie, it’s like a brotherhood,” Mulvaney said.

  • Vols banking on solid 2018 season

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers baseball team returns a solid nucleus this season after finishing fourth in Region IV-AA and qualifying for the Class AA Upper State playoffs in 2017.

    The Vols, led by veteran coach Mike Lucas, are looking to back up their No. 7 preseason Class AA ranking by Diamond Prospects.

    “We play in a tough region and you have to bring your ‘A’ game each night,” Lucas said.