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High School Sports

  • Bruins fall twice to FM Yellow Jackets

    Lancaster opened the 2017 portion of its basketball schedule and it wasn’t a good start to the second half of the LHS hoops season.
    The Bruins, at home to Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill High School, dropped both ends of the varsity twin bill on Tuesday night.
    The LHS girls took a 40-37 loss and the Bruins followed with a 56-42 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets.
    In the boys game, Lancaster zipped to an early 9-2 edge, but the Yellow Jackets rallied back.

  • IL second in Rams mat tourney

    The Indian Land Warriors placed second in the Chesterfield High Rams dual wrestling  tournament at CHS on Saturday.
    The Warriors, 13-5 on the season, posted a 4-1 record in the tournament.
    Indian Land wrestlers posted wins over Chesterfield (69-12). Scott’s Branch (84-0), Marlboro County (72-9) and North Central (51-19).
     Indian Land’s lone loss came to Cheraw, which won the tournament. CHS edged the Warriors, 38-36.

  • Jackets fall to Lions to cap York tourney

    YORK – Lewisville held off Buford, 72-62 to capture seventh place in the Cougar Holiday Classic at York Comprehensive High School on Friday afternoon.
    The Lions, who went 1-2 in the three-day tournament, used key runs during the game Friday to take the 10-point win over the Jackets, who dropped three games in the York field.
    Lewisville held a 16-13 lead at the end of the first quarter, and the Lions had a 10-3 surge to build their lead.
    Lewisville forged a 28-16 lead midway the second period and owned a 36-25 lead at the half.

  • Vols fall short in Comporium tourney championship games

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams battled, but came up short in their title quests in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational on Friday night in the Volunteers’ gym.
    The AJ boys, facing a talented Lower Richland team, dropped a 64-45 loss to the Diamonds of coach Caleb Gaither, a Lancaster native.
    The Lady Vols made a hard charge only to fall short in the girls’ title game, losing to Cuthbertson of Waxhaw, N.C., 58-48.

  • East Mecklenberg downs Jackets

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    YORK – Buford, for the second straight day, had a tough time on the hardwood in the Cougar Holiday Classic at York Comprehensive High School on Thursday afternoon.

    The Jackets, coming off a 65-44 loss to Class AAAAA Rock Hill High School, dropped a 66-38 loss to East Mecklenberg High School of Charlotte.

  • Vols roll in opening round wins

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson hosted several basketball teams in the Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational in first-round holiday hoops play Thursday night.

    Host Andrew Jackson won both of its games with York Prep to highlight the evening session.

  • Knights’ Louis Clyburn yields coaching duties

    BOONETOWN –  North Central High School is looking for a new head football coach to guide the Knights program.

    Louis Clyburn, who has led the Knights football team for eight seasons, has resigned as the NCHS head coach.

  • News’ best of 2016

    The Lancaster News, in a salute to the year’s best, presents its annual awards highlighting top athletes, coaches and teams for 2016.

    The Lancaster News 2016 honors for the athlete of the year are shared by four state champion performers – Buford High School wrestler Dakota Barton, Buford High track athlete John Elliott, Indian Land High Lady Warriors’ distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman and Andrew Jackson High golfer Emily Cox.

  • Crenco honors AJ’s Gandy

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior football standout Heath Gandy is the first recipient of the Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year Award for high school football.
    Gandy played a key role for the Volunteers who posted an 8-3 record, their first winning season since the 1997 campaign.
    Gandy, an all-region pick, had 26 catches for 543 yards and two scores. He ran for 804 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. He also was 15-33 passing for 144 yards.

  • Rock Hill tops Buford in York holiday tourney

    YORK – Buford’s opening night in the Cougars Holiday Classic was rocky against Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill.
    The Bearcats, in the three-day tournament at York Comprehensive High School, took a 65-44 win over the BHS Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night.
    Rock Hill opened a 13-3 lead after one period and extended its edge to 30-13 at the half.
    The Cats led 51-34 after three periods before taking the 21-point win over the Yellow Jackets.