High School Sports

  • IL’s Jake Locklear signs to play at PC

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Warriors’ senior lineman Jake Locklear recalls attending a football camp nearly three years ago, which has made a recent impact.

    “It was at the end of my ninth grade year and I was at a camp at Clemson,” Locklear said. “I remember Coach Caldwell (Robbie, Tigers’ offensive line coach) told me at the camp, if I kept working hard, I would have a chance to play in college.”

  • South Pointe spoils Bruins senior hoops night

    Lancaster High School basketball senior night was a double downer in the packed LHS gym on Friday night.

    The Bruins dropped both ends of their regular-season home finale, falling to visiting South Pointe High School of Rock Hill in the Region III-AAAA twin bill.

    SPHS rallied for a pair of wins as the Lady Stallions took a 69-66 victory and the Stallions prevailed 67-62 to earn a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.

    The SPHS boys, 11-13, 4-6, capped the sweep, holding off the Bruins’ late hard charge.

  • Lady Vols win region title

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers captured the Region IV-AA girls’ basketball championship with a tough 47-40 win over the rival Buford Lady Jackets on Friday night at AJ High.

    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols took the seven-point win to cap regular-season play with their 10th straight win.

    In the boys game, Buford gained a measure of revenge with an overtime win to earn a Class AA playoff bid.

  • Warriors post win, look to playoffs

    The Indian Land Warriors, fine-tuning their focus for what’s next, treated their regular-season basketball finale as a playoff game Thursday night at Fairfield Central.

    The approach worked as the Warriors won 69-57 over Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro for a Region IV-AAA hoops split.

    “We felt the game had a playoff atmosphere and we needed to have a complete game, four quarters of solid basketball,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Buford High jayvees win, 38-28

    The Buford High School Junior Jackets basketball team captured a 38-28 win over Central Pageland on Tuesday night.

    During the first period, Buford and Central were back and forth in a sloppy quarter with turnovers on each side.

    During the second quarter, both teams turned up the offense, with Buford up 18-17 at the half.

    Tyson Miller, at the break, had a double-double, 11 points and 12 rebounds.

  • Fairfield Central girls defeat ILHS, 50-27

    Fairfield Central High School started strong on the way to a 50-27 win over the Indian Land High School girls basketball team on Thursday night.

    The Lady Griffins’ win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.

    The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.

    Fairfield Central, in the opener, bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.

    Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.

    The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.

  • South edges Rucker for hoops crown

    The South Middle School Mustangs won a nail-biter, and the victory gave SMS the opportunity to hoist its index finger as the district champion.

    South capped a sweep of rival A.R. Rucker with a 36-35 win over the Rams on Wednesday night at the Lancaster High School gym.

    The Mustangs’ one-point win came after the South girls took a 27-20 win.

    The boys game was a battle to the wire.

    Rucker’s Tyler Trimnal tallied a trey with three seconds to play to slice the gap to one, 36-35.

  • Wingate a good fit for Payne

    Lancaster High School football standout Blake Payne said Wingate University is the right place for him.

    Wingate will be part of Payne’s football future after he signed to play with the Bulldogs in the LHS conference room on Wednesday morning.

    “When I visited there, I felt welcomed,” Payne said. “The campus is nice and the coaches are real nice.

    “Wingate is close to home, less than an hour away,” he said. “It felt like the right place for me.”

  • West Oak halts IL’s state wrestling title run

    West Oak will defend its Class AAA state wrestling championship Saturday afternoon.

    The unbeaten WOHS Warriors, 26-0, won a battle of Warriors teams in defeating Region IV-AAA champion Indian Land, 49-15 for the Class AAA Upper State championship on Wednesday night at West Oak High School.

    The ILHS Warriors, who finished a school-record 27-4, saw their state title run end with the loss.

    West Oak, in the Class AAA state finals for the third time in four years, forged an early lead and stayed in control for the 34-point win.

  • Ussery’s clutch bucket lifts Lady Vols

    David Kellin


    For The Lancaster News

    BISHOPVILLE – Danielle Ussery’s clutch layup with eight seconds left gave the determined Andrew Jackson High Lady Volunteers a thrilling 47-45 win over Lee Central in Bishopville on Tuesday night.

    The fourth-ranked Lady Vols’ two-point win gave AJ a Region IV-AA road split. The win put AJ in position to take the region title with a home win over rival Buford High School tonight.