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High School Sports

  • 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.”

  • Four county teams in latest state rankings

    Four Lancaster County high school basketball teams are ranked in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association top 10 basketball poll which was released earlier this week.
    The county teams ranked include three girls teams – Lancaster, Andrew Jackson and Indian Land.
    The AJ Volunteers are the lone ranked squad among county boys teams.
    The Lancaster High girls, 7-2, are rated third in the Class AAA girls state poll this week behind Myrtle Beach and Dreher of Columbia.

  • Warriors top Eagles twice

    Indian Land started strong and rolled to a Region IV-AA sweep of host Central of Pageland on Jan. 5.
    The Warriors, who opened the season at 0-5, downed the Eagles, 70-47 to push their record to 6-7 with their third straight win.
    IL’s 23-point win gave the Warriors a 3-0 region record.
    The Warriors bolted to a 16-7 lead after one period and extended their edge to 40-20 at the break.
    Indian Land led 63-40 at the half before posting the win to stay undefeated in region play.

  • Jackets split in hoops twin bill at Cheraw

    Buford, in its return to the hardwood following the holiday break, split with Region IV-AA foe Cheraw at the CHS gym on Jan. 5.
    The Lady Jackets improved to 2-1 in the league with a 52-40 comeback win.
    The Jackets dropped an 87-66 loss to the Braves.
    Cheraw, in the opener, held a 12-9 edge, but BHS rallied with a 17-12 charge to take a 26-24 edge at the break.
    Buford was down 19-9 at one point, but ignited on a 17-5 spree to lead at the break.

  • Vols notch two wins over Lions

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson basketball teams returned to play after the holiday break and swept Class A foe Lewisville to conclude non-region play.
    The 9-3 Lady Vols, ranked fifth in the latest Class AA girls state poll, rolled to a 73-31 win and the AJ boys posted a 75-41 victory.
    The AJ girls used a fast start to notch their 42-point win.
    AJ senior Summer Vick sparked the Lady Vols early, netting 15 of her 17 points in the opening half.
    The Lady Vols, up 24-10 after one period, held a 40-16 lead at the half.

  • Bruins sweep Redhawks

    Lancaster rolled in its return to the hardwood Jan. 5 in the LHS gym.
    The Bruins, capping non-region play, ripped the Monroe Redhawks to open the 2016 portion of their schedule following the holiday break.
    The Lady Bruins topped the Lady Redhawks, 62-41 and the LHS boys rolled to a 50-30 win over the MHS boys.
    In both games, Lancaster started slow, but picked up the pace to post double-digit wins.
    In the girls game, Lancaster, ranked No. 3 in the latest Class AAA girls state poll, used a strong finish to post the 21-point victory.

  • Cougars’ Bethea signs with USCL

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster women’s volleyball program, which is entering its second year of play, has a special link to Carolina Christian Academy Cougars’ star volleyball player Mary Bethea.
    Bethea, a key member of the unbeaten 2015 CCA state champion volleyball team, has signed to play with the Lancers, and in doing so is the program’s first recruit signee.
    Bethea signed with the Lancers in December after going through the recruiting process.

  • Warriors cap play with win over Cavs

    Indian Land High School boys basketball coach Nate Smith likely had a happy New Year.
    The Warriors’ veteran hoops coach was tired after a busy holiday tournament season on the hardwood, but also pleased with his IL squad, which started the 2015-16 campaign at 0-5, but is now 5-7 after a 5-2 finish to the 2015 portion of the squad’s schedule.
    The Warriors put the finishing touches on their 2015 play with a 53-45 win over Cuthbertson High School for fifth place in the Service Plumbing Holiday Classic at Cox Mill High School in Concord, N.C., on Dec. 30.