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High School Sports

  • Fast starts fuel IL sweep

    INDIAN LAND –  Indian Land used fast starts to notch a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of county rival Buford on Jan. 15 in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL teams started strong in each game on the way to double-digit wins in the region twin bill.
    The Lady Warriors, 9-2, 5-0, stayed unbeaten in region play with a 48-33 win and the IL boys, 8-8, kept their region mark clean at 5-0 with an 88-59 win.
    The Lady Warriors were on the mark from the outside, drilling seven treys to forge a 27-13 lead at the break.

  • Schofield steps down as Red Devils’ coach

    The winningest coach in Great Falls High School football history is leaving the program.
    Kenneth Schofield, who has been at the Red Devils’ helm since 2000, has announced his resignation. He informed school administration late last week.
    Schofield won 119 games with the Red Devils, made the playoffs in each of his 16 seasons and guided the team to an Upper State championship in 2007.

  • Jackets wing Eagles twice

    Buford swept Central of Pageland at the Jackets’ gym on Jan. 12.
    The Buford boys, 8-7, 3-2, led from start to finish on the way to the 60-42 win over Central.
    The Jackets owned a 14-11 lead after one period and used a 17-10 second-quarter charge to gain a 31-21 edge at the break.
    Buford continued to surge in the second half to take a 51-33 lead with a period to play on the way to the 60-42 victory.

  • 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.