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High School Sports

  • Vols’ first state titles comes in threes

    The Andrew Jackson High School wrestling team had an “orange-letter day” in the Class A-AA individual state tournament at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday night.

    The Volunteers, in only their fifth year of wrestling, captured three state titles in the tourney.

    The Vols’ first state mat champions are sophomores Dalton Mackey (113), Hunter Haven (138) and senior Dalton “Tex” Haven (195).

  • Warriors duo earns gold, makes history

    The Indian Land High School wrestling team achieved gold and some Warriors’ wrestling history at the Class AAA state wrestling tournament at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday.

    Indian Land High wrestlers Chad Milasauskas and Austin Ross each captured state crowns in their respective weight classes at the individual state tournament.

  • Lady Cavs roll by AJ for Upstate crown

    GREENVILLE – The Christ Church Lady Cavaliers have the last two Class A girls state basketball crowns in their trophy case, with another in Class AA in their grasp.

    CC, 26-2, looked quite capable of taking the AA girls hoops gold after rolling to a 63-25 win over Andrew Jackson High School in the Class AA Upper State title game Friday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

  • Vols hold off Bruins in Comporium tourney

    Andrew Jackson sent 11 batters to the plate in the fifth inning and scored five runs on the way to a 9-8 win over rival Lancaster in the AJ bracket of the Comporium Preseason Invitational baseball tournament at the Volunteers’ field on Monday night.

    Heath Gandy’s two-run double gave AJ what proved to be the winning run.

    Gavin Phillips also had a hit and drove in a pair of runs in the Vols’ winning rally.

  • Funderburk confident about BHS hopes

    Buford High School baseball coach Eric Funderburk, with the departure of nine seniors last season, has some big cleats to fill, but he’s confident the Jackets will step up this spring.
    Buford, which went 16-12 and advanced to the Class AA Upper State playoffs, has unproven players at nearly every position, and Funderburk is confident they will come around.

  • Lady Jackets to host preseason softball tourney

    The Buford High School softball team, the defending Class AA state champion, hosts its annual preseason tournament Feb. 27-March 4 at the Buford High varsity field (field 1) and the recreation field (field 2) below the BHS student parking lot.
    Teams competing include host Buford, Andrew Jackson, Lancaster, Chester and Central of Pageland. Chester will compete in pool play, but is unable to play in the single-elimination tournament March 4.

  • Lady Vols lose in Upstate finals

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols ended their season Friday with a 63-25 loss to the Christ Church Lady Cavaliers in the Class AA Upper State girls basketball championship game.
    The 25-2 Lady Cavs built an early lead and rolled to the overwhelming win Friday afternoon at Bon Secours Arena in Greenville.
    The Lady Cavs were sparked by a tough inside game and a sticky press. CC was led by Bailey Breazeale’s 19 points, nine in the first half when the Lady Cavs built a 33-6 lead.

  • IL’s Pressley selected for North-South All-Star March 18 basketball game

    Indian Land High School senior basketball star Nia Pressley will be among the state’s hoops elite March 18.
    Pressley, a three-year star player for the Lady Warriors, has been named to the 2017 North-South All-Star girls basketball game.
    Pressley is the first ILHS girls player to be selected for the game, which features the state’s top senior basketball players, since former Lady Warriors star Mariah Williams played in the 2011 North-South All-Star contest.
    The 2017 North-South game will be played at Lexington High School on March 18.

  • Lewisville set to ‘Lionize’ another HOF class

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – As is always the case, finding former coaches and athletes worthy of hall of fame induction at Lewisville isn’t the problem, it’s deciding which worthy candidates are going in each year.

    The Chester County Class A school has unveiled its fourth class and will honor the inductees with a banquet and ceremony Saturday.

  • Comporium tourney opens play

    The 2017 Comporium Preseason Baseball Invitational opens play Saturday at the Buford High School baseball field.

    The weeklong tournament has two divisions, one at BHS and another at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The teams competing at Buford include Central, South Pointe and the Carolina Royals, a Charlotte area showcase team.