High School Sports

  • Williams puts it on the line

    Indian Land High senior offensive lineman Jacob Williams is the perfect blend of brains and brawn.
    Williams, as Warriors’ head coach Mike Mayer says, gets it done in class and on the grass.
    “Jacob is a very smart football player, one of the smartest I’ve ever had at Indian Land,” said Mayer, who is in his 15th season in the Lancaster County Panhandle school.
    Williams, a three-year IL varsity veteran and three-year starter, holds his own in studies and in the line at center.

  • Tarque, Crawford new coaches for AJ soccer, softball

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers will have two new head coaches for the 2016 spring sports season.
    The new AJ softball coach is Jason Crawford, while Alex Tarque will guide the Vols soccer squad.
    Crawford, who teaches English at AJ High, comes to the AJ sports program from Independence High School in Mint Hill, N.C.
    Crawford replaces Lady Vols’ softball coach Steve Middleton, who retired with the 2015 season after coaching 32 years, including the last 19 at AJ.

  • Tri-County coaches honor four county football players

    RICHBURG – Four county prep football players – one from Lancaster and three Indian Land players – reaped top honors at the week two meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
    Lancaster High School junior running back Ant Foster along with Indian Land High’s Ethan Burdette, Jacob Williams and Mason Mullis were honored during the meeting.

  • Lady Warriors open with two volleyball wins

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors varsity volleyball team had a strong opening week. The season began the last week of August with two wins, one in region play and one non-region win.
    On Aug. 24, the Lady Warriors defeated Lewisville High School, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-17).
    On Aug. 27, the ILHS girls defeated Region IV-AA rival Cheraw High School, 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17).
    The ILHS team is competing in Region IV-AA  again this season, along with Andrew  Jackson, Buford, Central, Cheraw, Chesterfield and North Central high schools.

  • Teams on the road Friday

    A week ago, it was the host role, but the cleat is on the other foot this week – week three in the Lancaster County high school football season.  All four county teams will have the road map as part of the scouting report this week.
    All teams travel, but not too far for the 7:30 p.m. kickoffs.
    Lancaster, for the second time in three weeks, will travel to a Class AA foe, this week Central High School of Pageland.
    AJ, seeking its first win, travels to Great Falls, which also stands 0-2 on the season.

  • Panthers pound Volunteers in road win

    KERSHAW – Top-rated McBee scored early and often en route to a new scoring record at Andrew Jackson, handily defeating the Volunteers, 84-14 on Friday, Sept. 4.
    The Panthers eclipsed the 73 points the Vols scored against Bethune in 1997.
    Dashonnell Wright, who does everything for McBee except sell peanuts in the stands, started the scoring deluge with a 78-yard kickoff return for the opening score. Zach Middleton added the first of nine extra points for a quick 7-0 lead.

  • Warriors spear Wildcats, 38-7

    INDIAN LAND – Playing an option offense team is a difficult task for any defense.
    Many times, with all the fakes and misdirection, it’s difficult to know who has the ball.
    Indian Land coach Michael Mayer admitted as much, saying “a team like Blacksburg is tricky, especially in the first couple of drives. You can’t replicate what they do in practice.”

  • Jackets jolt Red Devils, 42-0

    Opportunistic Buford High took advantage of a mistake-filled Great Falls team, blanking the winless Red Devils 42-0 to give Jackets’ coach Tripp Watts his first shutout as a coach Friday, Sept. 4.
    Both teams had trouble holding on to the football with a combined 13 turnovers on the night.
    Buford’s first four possessions resulted in one touchdown and three turnovers.
    “We didn’t do a good job of taking care of the football,” Watts said.

  • Bruins clip Cavs, 35-14

    The Lancaster Bruins’ 2015 home opener – a 35-14 win over Richland Northeast – resulted in a rush in the 48th season for Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 4.
    The 2-0 Bruins used their vaunted rushing attack to ground out the 21-point win over the Cavaliers, who fell to 0-2 with the road loss.
    Lancaster, boosted by its stellar rushing attack, ignited in the third period to take control.
    LHS, up 7-6 at the break, showed off the bat in the second half it was coming out swinging, uh, rushing.

  • AJ has solid hope for volleyball

    The Andrew Jackson High School volleyball team sports a solid cast and strong hope for the 2015 prep volleyball season.
    AJ High coach John Verdugo has 10 players back from the 2014 Class AA playoff team, including four seniors.
    AJ senior players are middle blocker Brantley Ussery, defensive specialist Brooke Brewer, setter Elizabeth Scott and defensive specialist Rylee Sims.
    Ussery, an all-region pick, earned the Offensive Player of the Year last season for the 10-5 Lady Vols.