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High School Sports

  • IL Wrestling Club wins five rookie state titles

    Five Indian Land area wrestlers won rookie state titles in a youth championship tournament Feb. 11 at White Knoll High School in Lexington.

    The Indian Land Wrestling Club team placed second overall in the tourney.

    All nine of the local wrestlers who competed placed in the top four in their youth weight classes.

    Jackson D'Ettore, Ryan Stuckitz, Lowden Kersey, Laurel Hutto and Lily Hutto won rookie state championships.

  • Central tops AJ golfers

    The Andrew Jackson High School golf team fell to 2-2 in Region IV-AA play, dropping a road loss to Central High School of Pageland on Thursday at White Plains Country Club.

    The Eagles shot a 183 to the Volunteers’ 194.

    Mason Sowell led the AJ effort, carding an even-par 36.

    Tad McCowan finished with a 52.

    Reagan Brewer, Luke Benfield and Brian Greene each had a 53 in the nine-hole match.

  • Bruins blank Cavs, 6-0

    The Lancaster High School boys tennis team continued its stellar play, blanking Region III-AAAA foe Richland Northeast, 6-0 on Thursday night.

    The Bruins were coming off a 4-3 win over Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High School earlier in the week.

    Singles

    • Isaac Thomas (L) defeated  Alex Winslow (RNE), 6-4, 6-1.

    • Connor Palmeri (L) defeated Garrett Ellis (RNE), 6-0, 6-0.

    • Jacob Hudson (L) defeated  Brandon Dennis (RNE), 6-2, 6-2.

  • Bruins blank Cavs, 6-0

    The Lancaster High School boys tennis team continued its stellar play, blanking Region III-AAAA foe Richland Northeast, 6-0 on Thursday night.

    The Bruins were coming off a 4-3 win over Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill High School earlier in the week.

    Singles

    • Isaac Thomas (L) defeated  Alex Winslow (RNE), 6-4, 6-1.

    • Connor Palmeri (L) defeated Garrett Ellis (RNE), 6-0, 6-0.

    • Jacob Hudson (L) defeated  Brandon Dennis (RNE), 6-2, 6-2.

  • Lady Jackets look to younger players to boost soccer success

    The Buford High School girls soccer team, coming off a banner season, is looking to younger players to help the Lady Jackets have more success this season.

    Coach Bob Bowen, in his fourth season leading the BHS girls soccer program, has only three senior starters for the 2018 season.

    A year ago, BHS went 16-1, with nine returning players, including five starters.

    The senior trio includes halfback Payton Howell, defender Cassie Bailey and captain Jadon Vick, a defender.

  • Warriors salute this season’s hoops stars

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School head basketball coach Nate Smith has presented a host of hoops honors to salute the 2017-18 Warriors.

    Indian Land, which finished 11-14 overall and 4-4 in Region IV-AAA, was third in region play and earned a Class AAA Upper State playoff berth for the second straight season.

    A year ago, ILHS was fourth in region play in its first season in Class AAA basketball.

    Senior guard Jerrick Palmer, one of two all-region picks this season, was saluted as the ILHS Offensive Player of the Year.

  • Lady Cycs clip AJ girls

    Chester High School prevailed in penalty kicks to take a 2-1 girls soccer win over Andrew Jackson High School at Volunteer Stadium on Thursday night.

    AJ’s Taylor Lundy scored the Lady Vols’ lone goal in regulation.

    The two teams battled through the overtime periods, but were unable to score.

    The hard-fought match went to penalty kicks and the Lady Cyclones outshot the AJ girls.

    In the shootout, the Lady Cyclones converted on five shots to four for AJ.

  • Vols booters top Cheraw, 4-1

    The Andrew Jackson High School boys soccer team upper its record to 7-1 on the season with a 4-1 win over Cheraw on Tuesday night at Volunteer Stadium.

    Mason McKittrick scored two goals to spark AJ to the Region IV-AA win over the Braves.

    Jared Truesdale, off a Rhett Bowers’ assist, scored the Vols’ first goal.

    Bryce Phillips, who had two assists, assisted McKittrick on AJ’s second goal.

    McKittrick was assisted by Luke Faulkenberry on McKittrick’s second tally.

  • Red Hawks edge Bruins in extra innings

    The Lancaster Bruins dropped a 5-3 home baseball loss in nine innings to Westwood High School of Blythewood in Region III-AAAA play at the LHS field on Tuesday night.

    Westwood defeated the Bruins, 1-0 earlier this month.

    Anson Taylor, who worked 2.2 innings in relief, took the loss. He allowed four hits, two walks and a pair of runs. Taylor struck out one.

    Logan Phillips pitched 6.1 innings, yielding eight hits, two walks and three runs. He fanned three.

  • Veterans key in IL softball season

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors softball team has a strong returning cast back from the 2017 team, which finished 18-7 and captured the Region IV-AAA title.

    The Lady Warriors are led by head coach Monica Barfield, who is in her second season leading ILHS softball.

    Barfield, a former ILHS star softball player, returned to the team last season after guiding the Lady Warriors to Class A state softball titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006.