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High School Sports

  • Gray Collegiate rally foils AJ hopes

    Gray Collegiate Academy rallied to take a 3-2 win over Andrew Jackson High School in the second round of the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs on Monday.
    AJ started strong and forged a 2-0 edge in the best-of-five match, winning 25-23 and 25-18.
    Then, the Lady War Eagles rallied to win three straight – 29-27, 25-19 and 15-12.
    Andrew Jackson High volleyball coach John Verdugo said the loss was disappointing.

  • Bruins quest for berth

    For the Lancaster Bruins, it comes down to one game to decide where their 2016 football season goes this week.
    LHS, 4-5, 1-3, ventures to the Midlands on Thursday to battle Richland Northeast for the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA.
    The winner moves on in the playoffs and the loser goes home for the 2016 season.
    “It is as simple as that,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said. “A win and you’re in, and a loss, well, the season is over. Basically, it’s a one-game season and winner takes all.”

  • Seniors win Buford High School powder puff game

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    The seniors captured the win to highlight the annual Buford High School powder puff football game Oct. 19 at Jackets Stadium.

    The game is an annual feature of Buford High homecoming week and the BHS seniors won in comeback fashion, 20-14.

    Sydney Sullivan, who was crowned the 2016 BHS homecoming queen at the Jackets’ football game on Oct. 21, sparked the seniors’ win.

  • Lady Vols face War Eagles

    Staff Reports

    AJ faces Gray Collegiate

    AJ continues its postseason hopes in Class AA Upper State volleyball tournament as the Lady Vols venture to Gray Collegiate of Columbia on Monday.

    AJ, the Region IV-AA runner-up to North Central, opened the playoffs with a 3-2 win over Liberty at home on Wednesday.

    The Gray Collegiate War Eagles, 26-9-1, advanced with a 3-1 home win over Christ Church of Greenville.

  • Griffins roll to win over Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – It was senior night for the Indian Land Warriors, and they faced a very tough opponent in the region-leading Fairfield Central Griffins.

    The third-ranked Griffins, 7-2, 3-0, proved how tough they can be, rushing for 388 yards and didn’t punt until the start of the fourth quarter in their 39-8 win Friday night.

  • Blazers charge back, down Bruins

    Lancaster had the early points, but as it turned out sixth-ranked Ridge View scored the final points in a 29-26 Region III-AAAA win over the Bruins on Friday night.

    The 8-1 Blazers’ comeback win foiled Lancaster’s fast start on LHS Senior Night at Memorial Stadium. The Bruins, 4-2 at one point this season, dropped their third straight loss.

  • Haven-led Vols jolt Jackets

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – The 10th-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers concluded their regular season in impressive fashion Friday night, posting their third straight win and seventh of the year, ripping rival Buford 33-7 at Jackets Stadium.

     AJ, behind the running and passing of Dalton Haven, cruised to the 26-point win on BHS Senior night.

  • AJ’s Dalton Haven reaps double honors in Tri-County awards

    FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson High School senior football stalwart Dalton “Tex” Haven was a rare double winner at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Haven, for his play in AJ’s 35-12 win over seventh-ranked Lee Central of Bishopville, was selected the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A) Offensive Player of the Week as well as the Defensive Lineman of the Week for the Vols ranked 10th in the Class AA state poll this week.

  • Lady Vols rally to advance in AA volleyball playoffs

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers’ volleyball earned a little postseason court revenge Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs in the AJ gym.
    Two seasons ago, Liberty knocked Andrew Jackson out of the playoffs, so for the Lady Vols, it was payback time.
    “We knew it was going to be a battle as Liberty consistently produces strong teams,” AJ coach John Verdugo said. “Liberty’s coach Carla Simpson always has her teams ready to play good volleyball.”

  • LHS secondary trio looks to make lasting impact

    For three senior members of the Lancaster High secondary – Keenan Barnes, C.D. Catoe and Nigel McCollum – last takes on significant meaning tonight at Memorial Stadium.
    The Bruins’ senior trio represents the last line of defense on what will likely be their last game at the LHS field.
    The Lancaster playoff hopes, which hinge on this game and the road contest next Thursday with Richland Northeast, will likely have the Bruins on the road.