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High School Sports

  • All-county defense ‘brings the wood’

    The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county defense sports big hitters on a strong stop unit.

    A crackerjack linebacker corps features players, in football terms, who “bring the wood” with their signature big hits.

  • Big-play performers key offense

    Big-play performers, including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, head The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county offense.

    Senior standouts Farrika Grier and Isaah Nesbit lead the all-county backfield.

    Grier, the Lancaster Bruins’ top rusher in his senior campaign, produced a stellar season with 1,090 yards on 175 carries and 13 touchdowns to earn all-region honors.

  • County football’s finest

    KERSHAW – Few expected the kind of season the 2016 Andrew Jackson Volunteers produced, but by late fall, AJ had earned a ton of respect for its resurging football program.

    The Vols, coming off a 3-7 season, turned heads toward AJ’s “Big Orange Country” with an 8-3 showing for second-year coach C.J. Frye.

  • Bruins rebound for win in Winborn tourney

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster rebounded from a tough loss in the opening round of the annual Y.C. Winborn boys basketball tournament with a 66-58 win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Rock Hill High School on Thursday afternoon.
    The Bruins, bolstered by balanced scoring, built a 53-39 lead after three periods and held on for the eight-point win over the OWHS Bruins.
    LHS opened tourney play, dropping a 48-47 loss to Marvin Ridge on Wednesday, while Orangeburg-Wilkinson fell to two-time defending tournament champion Butler High of Charlotte, 55-31.

  • BHS Jackets honor fall sports standouts

    BUFORD –  Fall stars of the Buford High School maroon and gold took a final bow Tuesday night in the school’s cafeteria during the annual BHS fall sports awards.
    Buford High athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and cheer were saluted for their stellar effort during the Jackets’ fall sports season.
    The BHS football team, which finished 3-8 and earned a second straight Class AA playoff bid, honored a host of players.

  • Vols, Warriors split pair

    KERSHAW – The host Andrew Jackson basketball teams split on the hardwood in a non-conference match with county rival Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    The eighth-ranked Lady Vols, 5-2, dropped a close 56-53 loss to the IL girls, and the No. 2 AJ boys posted a 60-46 win over the Warriors.
    Both games were fast-paced and action-packed contests.
    Danielle Ussery sparked the Lady Vols, scoring 24 points on 2 two-point goals, 6 three-point goals and 2-2 on free throws.

  • Rucker rolls in sweep of South

    The A.R. Rucker Rams rolled to a pair of basketball wins over Lancaster area middle school rival South at the Lancaster High School gym on Monday night.
    The Rucker Lady Rams ripped the SMS Lady Mustangs in a 34-13 win and the unbeaten Rams downed the Mustangs in a 65-29 victory.
    The Lady Rams, 5-1, rebounded from their first loss, taking the 21-point win over the South girls.
    Rucker led 10-4 after one period, but took control in the second quarter when the Lady Rams outscored the Lady Mustangs, 18-4 to take a 28-8 halftime lead.

  • Warriors fifth in Fort Mill tourney

    The Indian Land Warriors placed fifth in the 10-team Mill Town Duals at Fort Mill High School on Saturday.
    The Warriors, after falling to Class AAAAA schools Lexington and Dorman high schools, rebounded to defeat Broome and Ridge View.
    ILHS fell to Lexington, 48-30 and Dorman, 46-23.
    Dorman is the defending Class AAAA champion. The Cavaliers are ranked second in the Class AAAAA state poll. Lexington is rated sixth in Class AAAAA.

  • Cavs net overtime win in sweep of BHS Jackets

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Cuthbertson swept host Buford in basketball Monday night, but the Cavaliers had to work extra to top the Jackets, 56-54 in overtime to complete the hardwood broom job.
    The Cavs, locked in a 51-all draw at the end of regulation, outscored the Jackets, 5-3 in the OT to take the tight win.
    Chris Grovanz, who led CHS with 20 points, scored 16 in the second half, with four coming in overtime.

  • Vols clip Eagles in home sweep

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News