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High School Sports

  • Warriors divide two with Patriots

    Indian Land split a non-region home hoops doubleheader with York Prep on Jan. 13.
    The Lady Warriors opened with a 64-53 win and the IL boys dropped a 76-68 loss to the Patriots in the nightcap.
    The No, 10 Lady Warriors, 8-2, 4-0, built an early lead and stayed in control for the 11-point win.
    IL led 19-9 after one period and held a 35-24 lead at the break.
    The Lady Warriors owned a 50-38 edge after three before posting the 64-53 win.

  • Bruins take region pair from Cycs

    Lancaster continued its solid hoops play in Region III-AAA action with a sweep of Chester High School in the LHS gym Jan. 12.
    The third-ranked Lady Bruins rolled to a 69-50 win and the Bruins posted a 48-41 victory over the Cyclones to cap the home wins.
    The Bruins, 7-5, 2-0, prevailed in a tough hardwood battle with Chester, taking the seven-point win.

  • Vols rally, spear Braves

    KERSHAW – Cheraw visited Andrew Jackson to face the Vols on Jan. 12, and as expected, the boys’ game was a donnybrook.
    The AJ boys are sixth in the latest S.C. Coaches poll, while Cheraw is eighth.
    Fans expected an outstanding, close game and that’s what they got.

  • Bruins solid in sweep of Broome

    The Lancaster Bruins launched Region III-AAA play in fine fashion with a hoops sweep of Broome on Jan. 8 at the Centurions’ gym.
    The defending region champion Lady Bruins, 8-2, 1-0, rolled to a 51-26 win over the BHS girls.
    The Lancaster boys pushed their mark to 6-5, 1-0 in region play, with a 58-37 win over the Centurions.
    “We played Bruin basketball tonight, a good, solid four quarters,” LHS assistant coach Jerron Cauthen said. “We were active and never allowed them to get in their sets.

  • BHS Jackets jolt Rams

    The Buford girls ignited in the second half to open a Region IV-AA sweep with a 46-35 comeback win over Chesterfield in the BHS gym on Jan. 8.
    The Lady Jackets’ 11-point victory netted BHS a hoops broom job as the Buford boys rolled to a 74-57 win in the nightcap.
    The opener was a battle, with the Lady Jackets, led by senior star Gabby Davis, making a late push for the league victory.
    Davis, who topped the 1,000 career rebound mark in the game, led the Buford girls with 26 points.

  • Jackets stellar in wrestling weekend

    The Buford High wrestling team had a stellar weekend on the mat.
    The 10-5 Jackets, in the 16-team dual tournament at North Central High School, went 3-2 in five matches Jan. 9.
    BHS defeated Marlboro County, 57-16; North Central house team, 63-6 and Spring Valley, 54-24. The Jackets fell to Battery Creek, 55-13 and Cardinal Newman, 39-37.
    Buford had four wrestlers go 5-0.
    Nick Jones, at 126, was 5-0, with three pins. He also had a decision of Battery Creek’s Omar Daniels, a top seed in the state Class A-AA rankings.

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Bruins’ Robinson saluted

    A speaking engagement by coach Ronnie Robinson turned out to be words of high praise for the Lancaster High School girls basketball coach.
    Robinson, thinking he was to address a group of youngsters, was lured to the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Jan. 10.
    Robinson, who guided the LHS girls to the 2014-15 Class AAA state crown and an unbeaten 27-0 season, was the one who drew the special recognition for the Lady Bruins landmark season among family, friends, coaching associates, fellow workers and admirers.

  • Jackets, Warriors split in matches

    Buford split a pair of Region IV-AA wrestling matches in recent mat action.
    The Jackets downed Chesterfield, 45-30, but dropped a 62-18 loss to Cheraw.
    BHS was paced by the veteran cast of Scotti Moser, Dakota Barton, Devin Craig and Nick Jones with each posting two wins.
    Barton had two pins
    “Our veterans gave us a good effort in these matches,” BHS coach Garrett Plyler said. “We were hurt again by forfeits. We gave up too many points in the loss to Cheraw.”