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High School Sports

  • Cycs ignite to bury Bruins

    Chester High football coach Victor Floyd said it was a matter of the Cyclones finding their rhythm, and when they did, they rolled.

    The 3-1 Cycs ignited for 36 second-half points on the way to a 43-22 win over Lancaster in the 50th anniversary home opener at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    The Bruins, 1-2, rallied from a 7-0 halftime deficit to tie the game on quarterback Kemarkio Cloud’s 12-yard scoring dash with 10:38 to play in the third period.

    Cloud, for the night, ran for 116 yards on 12 carries.

  • Jackets hold off Rebels, 27-24

    MONROE, N.C. – Buford remained perfect on the season, outlasting the Parkwood Rebels of Union County, N.C., 27-24 for the Jackets’ third win of the season, first on the road.

    Buford held off a determined Parkwood team and sealed the win by recovering an onside kick with 1:39 left.

    Buford, who led the whole game, relied on its defense in the second half to secure the win.  

  • Centurions rally, down Warriors

    The song remains the same in the early season for the Indian Land Warriors.

    Friday night, Indian Land went toe to toe with the host Broome Centurions, but ultimately succumbed, 27-16, thanks to their own mistakes, Broome’s running game, and the Centurion defense.

    Broome went three-and-out on their first drive, and things went from bad to worse for the Centurions. 

  • Warriors fall short to Broome, 27-16

    The song remains the same in the early season for the Indian Land Warriors.

    Friday night, Indian Land went toe to toe with the host Broome Centurions, but

    ultimately succumbed, 27-16, thanks to their own mistakes, Broome’s running game, and the Centurion defense.

    Broome went three-and-out on their first drive, and things went

    from bad to worse for the Centurions.

  • AJ Vols’ McKittrick, Hinson earn Tri-County Football Coaches honors

    Two Andrew Jackson High School football players were saluted for their play in week two at the meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern Restaurant in Fort Mill.
    The Volunteers’ Jamie Hinson and Dalton McKittrick were honored for their play in AJ’s 19-14 home loss to Providence Day of Charlotte last Thursday.
    McKittrick was selected as the Class AAA-AA-A defensive lineman of the week with 10 tackles, including seven solos, and a sack.

  • LHS duo is trench tough

    Lancaster High senior defensive linemen Blake Payne and Rodrick Johnson are in the “step-up” mode at this point in the Bruins’ season.
    Payne, a two-year starter at defensive end, and Johnson, a four-year starter at tackle, had their roles enhanced with the loss of senior star Markees Watts with a season-ending ACL injury early in the Bruins’ opener with Indian Land.
    Lancaster won the game, but lost the star defender, a two-time Region III-AAAA and Tri-County Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Pettits hold 50-year football connection

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium golden anniversary marks something new, the debut of new grass on the field – the newly installed FieldTurf.
    For a Lancaster High father-son, it goes a little deeper – something old and something much younger.
    The newly installed FieldTurf, replacing the 49-year natural surface on the Memorial Stadium field, takes center stage, but for father Adrian Pettit and son, Drew Pettit, it goes a little deeper than the surface.

  • White recalls stadium opener as game of missed chances

    Floyd White recalled the first game at Memorial Stadium as “the one that got away.”
    White, an assistant coach to Barr Street High School head football coach W.C. Bill “Pap” Lewis, said he remembered the game on Aug. 31, 1967 for its squandered chances.
    Barr Street, the then all-black high school in Lancaster prior to total integration, battled old rival Granard High School of Gaffney to a 12-all tie.

  • Jackets’ win over Lions earns votes in AA poll

    Buford High’s 38-20 win over Lewisville had an impact on the Class A and Class AA state rankings for week three.
    The Jackets forged a 25-6 halftime lead on the Lions last Wednesday night at home on the way to the 18-point win.
    Buford, 2-0 on the season, received votes in balloting this week for the Class AA state poll.

  • Lady Volunteers return solid cast for volleyball campaign

    The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers return six players from their 2016 Class AA Upper State playoff team this fall.
    Veteran AJ Lady Vols volleyball coach John Verdugo has five seniors among the returnees, including middle and outside hitter Makaylen Crosby, setter Hannah Vincent, middle hitter Lyndsay Taylor, outside hitter Savannah Small and defensive specialist Raegen Brewer.
    Crosby, the team’s block-kills team leader last season, is a returning all-region player, while Vincent was the AJ assists team leader last fall.