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High School Sports

  • Juniors net state bid with win over Inman

    Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    INMAN – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team, in a do-or-die situation, kept alive its playoff hopes with a 6-4 win over Inman at Chapman High School on Thursday, July 17.

    The Post 31 juniors’ two-run win earned Lancaster a bid to the S.C. American Legion Junior Baseball state tournament in Florence where play opened Saturday.

  • Taylor to lead LHS baseball

     

    A diamond fixture in area baseball levels has been summoned to guide the Lancaster High School baseball program.

    Toby Taylor, who has produced success as a player and coach from youth baseball to college play, has been named the Bruins’ baseball coach.

  • Passing summertime away

     Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster High School football coach Bobby Collins would be the first to admit that 7-on-7 football isn’t the real thing.

    After all, it’s shirts, shorts, cleats and helmets. Tackling isn’t allowed and plays stop with one or two-hand contact.

  • Warriors, Vols top 10 Director’s Cup finish

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County high schools Indian Land and Andrew Jackson have been recognized for a strong athletic season for the 2013-14 school term.

    ILHS, for the 10th time in the last 13 years, has garnered a top 10 finish in the annual S.C. Athletic Administrators Association Director’s Cup top 10 standings in Class AA.

  • Hammond to guide BHS Jackets

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    Buford High School has gone within its hoops ranks for new leadership in the Yellow Jackets’ varsity basketball program.

    Garrett Hammond, who has coached in the Buford High hoops feeder program, is the new Jackets’ boys basketball coach.

    Hammond, 30, will take the BHS hoops reigns after former Jackets’ coach Neil Couch left Buford for a position with an area business.

  • Slayton playing key role in FM Knicks’ run

     Staff Reports

    An Andrew Jackson High School basketball player is spending his summer, honing his hoops skills and earning hardwood honors.

    Michael Slayton, an AJHS junior, is a member of the Fort Mill Knicks who have earned a bid to the 16U AAU national tournament in Orlando, Fla., July 16-20.

    The team qualified for the nationals after winning the state tournament in Columbia.

    The FM Knicks will also play in the USBA Nationals in Myrtle Beach, July 8-12.

  • Hammond to guide BHS Jackets

     

    Buford High School has gone within its hoops ranks for new leadership in the Yellow Jackets’ varsity basketball program.

    Garrett Hammond, who has coached in the Buford High hoops feeder program, is the new Jackets’ boys basketball coach.

  • Bruins' Meadows earns award at Blue Chip Camp

     

    Lancaster High School senior linebacker Cameron Meadows led a group of four Bruins players at the ninth annual Blue Chip Football Camp at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, N.C.

    Meadows received the top linebacker award for his skills performance at the camp held June 21-23.

  • Play’s tight in LJGA 10-12

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    The boys 10-12 age group is shaping up to be a highly competitive group in the 2014 Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association.

    The boys 10-12, which sports the largest group of junior golfers with 16 in the Lancaster chapter, saw a tie at the top for the second straight week.

  • County trio competes in CAWS all-star games

     

    A talented trio of Lancaster County high school softball stars competed in the annual CAWS North-South All-Star games at USC Aiken on June 18-19.

    The group included Lancaster High School’s Elizabeth Gaston, Andrew Jackson’s Haley Faulkenberry and Buford’s Courtney Ackerman.