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High School Sports

  • Bruins senior duo versatile

    Lancaster High School senior football players Kendrick Shropshire and Ben Rivers aren’t household names among LHS football fans, but they have their place.

    “I call them blue-collar Bruins,” LHS fourth-year head football coach Bobby Collins said. “They don’t grab all the headlines and accolades, but what they do and the way they play are vital for us.

  • Howze sparks seniors in LHS powder puff game win

    Keiana Howze scored three touchdowns to spark the seniors to a 35-14 win over the juniors in the eighth annual Lancaster High School junior-senior powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

    Howze’s three touchdowns all came on scoring runs for the seniors.

    Ashley Abbott had a touchdown run to aid the seniors and Gracie Revels caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Abbott.

    Madison Carter sparked the senior defense, picking off a pass.

  • ‘Big E’ leads pickers on the rebound

    After the week that wasn’t, The Lancaster News pigskin pickers, those fearless football forecasters, rebounded for a strong week of calling games.

    The week prior saw 76 misses of a total of 140 games, a less-than-stellar showing.

    Week seven was better, led by defending champ Ernie “Big E” Rowell’s 17-3 effort.

  • Three county players saluted

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lancaster County high school football players drew top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Lancaster High School junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, Indian Land junior Dorian Williams and Andrew Jackson High senior Dalton McKittrick were among the weekly winners at the meeting.

  • Cycs’ late score nets narrow win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors opened region play against Class AAA’s fifth-ranked team, the Chester Cyclones.

    The Warriors gave Chester all they could handle and more, losing in the final seconds to the talented Cyclones, 35-34.

    Chester, 6-1, scored the clincher with 13.3 seconds to take the narrow win.

    Neither team could do anything on their first drive.

  • Potent Braves down Vols, 47-14

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers ran into the tough defensive wall of the Cheraw Braves on Friday night and kept struggling to find any gap to get through.

    The Vols’ effort gained them two touchdowns in the 47-14 loss to the third-ranked Braves.

    The Vols were able to slow the Braves offense in the first half, but the Braves stormed back in the second half to put the game away.

  • Hawks hold off Lancaster

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins liked the Bruins’ fight, but not the final result.

    In a game, which hinged on the final snap, Westwood held on to hold off LHS, 36-29 in the Region III-AAAA football opener at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    “Our guys played hard for four quarters and battled to the end, but we didn’t finish in a tough loss,” Collins said. “I hurt for our players because they put it on the line.”

  • Jackets rebound, sting Cavs

    BUFORD - Buford got back on the winning track, defeating the Franklin Christian Cavaliers 26-6 at Jackets Stadium on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-1 and ranked ninth in Class AA, survived the Cavaliers’ charge and fought through sluggish play to secure the 20-point win.

    The enthusiasm of homecoming night helped fuel the Yellow Jackets’ fast start.  The Cavaliers received the opening kickoff, but on their third play from scrimmage Cavs quarterback Dee Hardin was intercepted by Buford’s Dwayne Bufford at FC’s 39.

  • LHS swimmers cap home slate with sweep

    The unbeaten Lancaster High swim team capped its home schedule with a sweep of Richland Northeast, Hartsville and the Governor’s School on Thursday at the Lancaster County pool.

    The LHS swimmers, men and women, combined to down RNE, 237-91, Hartsville, 252-25 and the Governor’s School, 233-57.

    In the women’s meet, the LHS swimmers topped RNE, 128-38, Hartsville, 128-20 and the Governor’s School, 109-46.

    The LHS men downed RNE, 109-53, Hartsville, 124-5, and the Governor’s School, 124-11.

  • League’s realignment to impact county schools

    The S.C. High School League’s realignment, which begins with the 2018-19 school year, will impact Lancaster County’s four high schools.

    The new biannual realignment, based on school enrollment, will again feature five classifications.

    All county schools will continue in their present regions set by the SCHSL, the state’s governing body of interscholastic competition.