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High School Sports

  • Buford blanks Griffins, faces Pendleton

    Buford opened the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs with a 4-0 win over Fairfield Central.
    The 13-4 Jackets, the No. 5 seed in the Upstate, held a 2-0 lead at the half.
    Junior Andrew “Red” Ellis scored first in the 15th minute on an assist from senior Trey Starnes. Senior James Shehane scored his first career goal in the 29th minute on an unassisted shot from the edge of the 18-yard box. Keeper Corey Bracey had 3 saves in the first half.

  • Rams down Vols to end playoff run

    Chesterfield halted the Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ postseason baseball hopes with a 10-2 win in the Class AA Upper State championship tournament on Wednesday, May 8 at AJ.
    The Vols took an early 1-0 lead, but the Rams rallied for eight runs to forge an 8-1 advantage after four innings.
    Taylor King led the Rams with three hits, two doubles, a two-run homer, and four RBIs.
    Dylan Woodward, a southpaw, went seven frames for the win.
    Chandler Neal, Kipp Rollings and Austin Wrape each pitched for the Vols.

  • County athletes look to state meets this weekend

    A host of county athletes will be seeking state titles at the state track meets at Lower Richland High School on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.
    Indian Land has several athletes who will be competing for state crowns in the Class AA state meet.
    Destiny Todd, who won the 800-meter run in the Class AA Upstate meet, will run in that event and with the 4 x 800 team which includes Imani Jernegan, Morgan Engstrom and Tianah Miller.
    Senior James Gregory, who finished fourth in the Class AA Upstate meet, will be running in that event at the state meet.

  • Vols net region golf title

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers golf team is “fore real.”
    The Vols, who went unbeaten in regular-season Region IV-AA play, kept it going in the region tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Wednesday, May 8.
    AJ, 25-4, posted a 657 team score to top the six-team field for its first region golf championship since 1982.
    Freshman Logan Sowell led the Vols’ effort, shooting a 149 (73-76) to earn medalist honors for the one-day, 36-hole tournament.
    “I hit the ball well and putted well,’ Sowell said.

  • BHS softball bids to stay alive in field

    Buford, seeking to stay alive in the Class AA Upper State softball playoffs, hit the road Tuesday night to face Pendleton in an elimination game.
    The Lady Jackets were slated to face Pendleton on Monday, but heavy rain washed out the game and it was reset for Tuesday.
    Pendleton fell to Crescent, 12-3 in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Saturday, May 4.
    Crescent then defeated Chesterfield, 10-0 in five innings on Monday, May 6.
    Chesterfield will host the winner of the Buford vs. Pendleton game on Wednesday, May 8.

  • Lady Warriors, Vols post opening-round victories

    County foes Indian Land and Andrew Jackson will battle in the second round of the girls Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs tonight at IL’s Reservation.
    Indian Land and Andrew Jackson each posted solid shutout wins in opening round play Monday, May 6.
    Andrew Jackson, 15-3, blanked Mid Carolina of Prosperity, 2-0 at home, and host Indian Land rolled to an 8-0 victory over the Governors School.
    Taylor Blackmon scored both the Lady Vols’ goals, the first coming in the opening half on a direct kick.

  • Brunson signs with Bob Jones

    Sha’Ron Brunson is taking her game to the next level, but she will still be playing for the Bruins.
    Brunson, a three-year starter for the Lancaster High Lady Bruins, is taking her game to Bob Jones University in Greenville, which is also known as the Bruins.
    “That’s pretty cool,” Brunson said. “We get to keep the same name.”
    But Brunson’s decision to join the BJU Bruins was more than a name.

  • Vols to battle Rams again

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson will be battling a familiar foe in its hopes of staying in the race for the Class AA Upper State championship series.
    The 17-12 Volunteers, after a tough 5-4 loss to Chesnee, will be at home Wednesday, May 8 to face Chesterfield High School in an elimination game at 6 p.m.
    The Vols, who split a pair of regular-season region games with the CHS Rams, will face Chesterfield, which fell to AJ, 2-0 in the opening game of the double-elimination Class AA Upstate championship series.

  • Davis leaves Lions to guide Trojans

    RICHBURG – Larry Davis achieved one goal in March, now he’s leaving to pursue another one.
    Davis, who rebuilt the Lewisville boys basketball team and guided it to its first state title in 37 years, announced on Monday, May 1 he was leaving the Lions to become the new head coach at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.
    As the former prep and college standout raised the fortunes of Lewisville’s program, his own star began to rise.

  • Vols golfers cap unbeaten region season

    The Andrew Jackson Golf team capped regular-season play with an undefeated region season with wins over Buford and Indian Land at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday, May 2.
    AJ, 19-4, 17-0, shot a 168, while IL had a 173 and Buford finished with a 175.
    Buford High’s Garrett Crenshaw was match medalist with an even par round of 36.
    Logan Sowell led AJ with a 37. Dylan Robinson carded a 43 and Caleb Brown and Chandler Norville each had a 44. Tyler Bowers and Emily Cox each had a 46.