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High School Sports

  • Warriors top of pile at wrestling tourney

    MONROE – The fourth-ranked Indian Land High School wrestling team captured top honors at the Red Hawk Invitational at Monroe High School (N.C.) on Saturday.
    The Warriors, with six first-place finishes, topped the 13-team field with 212.5 points.
    Indian Land was led by weight class winners Solomon Cortez (113), Austin Ross (120), Juan Alejandro (132), Kyle Daley (160), Wesley Johnson (170) and Erick Neil (220).

  • Lady Vols win Tip-off tourney

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers were impressive in capturing the title in the Lewisville Tip-off girls basketball tournament at Lewisville High School in Richburg on Nov. 21.
    The Lady Vols, led by tournament MVP Danielle Ussery, defeated tournament host Lewisville, 54-31 to take the crown at the Chester County Class A school.
    AJ, 18-8, was the Class AA Upper State runner-up after winning the Region IV-AA regular-season championship last season.

  • Jackets buzzing about season’s prospects

    BUFORD – Buford High School basketball, with its share of returnees on both varsity squads, has solid hoops hopes this season.
    Veteran coach T.J. Armbrust, in his 10th season leading the Lady Jackets, returns six players on the BHS 10-player roster, including a pair of seniors in Payton Howell and Kristin Wemes.
    Howell, a guard, hit 6.9 points and had 4.2 boards a game last season. The versatile Wemes, who grabbed four rebounds a game last season, will work at forward and guard.

  • Vols upbeat about 2017-18 hoops hopes

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams garnered Class AA Upper State playoff bids last season and the Volunteers teams are looking to do the same again.

    The AJ Lady Vols, led by second-year head coach Sha’Ron Robertson, returns a solid cast from the Region IV-AA championship team, which also finished as the Class AA Upstate runner-up.

    Coach Danny Wright has a good nucleus of returnees to go with a strong group of newcomers for the AJ boys.

  • Lady Jackets second in Fort Mill tourney

    Buford rebounded nicely to finish second in the Fort Mill Invitational girls basketball tournament at Fort Mill High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS fell to Fort Mill, 58-32 in its tournament opener on Monday night, but came back for a pair of wins in Fort Mill.

    Buford, after falling to the FMHS girls, came back to beat Chester, 55-52 in overtime on Tuesday night, and Covenant Day of Matthews, N.C., 36-30 to cap play Wednesday.

    The six-point win over Covenant Day gave the Lady Jackets the runner-up finish in the three-day field.

  • Bruins honor football aces

    The Lancaster High School football team saluted top performers for solid play during the Bruins’ 2017 season at the annual LHS awards night Tuesday in the school’s auditorium.

    Lancaster, 3-7 under fourth-year head coach Bobby Collins, had four players reap All-Region III-AAAA grid honors.

    The Lancaster High all-league quartet included junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, sophomore defensive lineman Immanuel Bush, senior defensive end Blake Payne and senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes.

  • Jackets 16th in state cheer field

    COLUMBIA – Buford High School’s stellar run of top-five finishes in the state cheer competition ended Saturday, but Jackets cheer coach Julie Thompson found a silver living for the maroon and gold squad.
    BHS, 16th in the 16-team field, continued its run in state competition.

  • Sistare bids to finish up top

    Here it is, post-Thanksgiving and some real turkeys are still lurking.
    Yes, those fearless Pigskin Pickers are set for what will be the final week of The Lancaster News 2017 Pigskin Picks.
    Top bird, nesting at the crest, is Lori Sistare “Bright,” who with her late-season rally, is in the lead atop the flock.
    “Birds are suppose to fly south for the winter, but I’m ascending north in the Picks and it’s feeling fine,” Bright said. “Really like the perch up here and I want to stay.”

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets fall in tournament play Tuesday night

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins dropped a 53-47 loss to host Marvin Ridge High School of Union County, N.C., to open play in the two-day Border Battle 2017 on Tuesday night.
    The LHS girls were tied at the half –25-all, but the Lady Mavericks used a 13-7 third-period charge to take a 38-32 lead going into the final quarter.
    “We were sluggish to open the second half,” LHS girls coach Ronnie Robinson said. “We came out of the half slow and it hurt us.

  • Bruins looking for better hoops mark

    Lancaster High School basketball teams are looking for better hardwood results this season.
    The LHS teams each finished with losing records, so they are focusing on reversing those numbers in hoops play this season.
    The Lancaster High girls, who two seasons ago went unbeaten and captured the Class AAA state title, earned a playoff berth last season. However, their postseason was short and they are looking to return for more than a one-game stay.