High School Sports

  • Liberty edges AJ for Upstate mat title

    Liberty High School senior grappler Jacob Rogers delivered a clutch pin to propel the Red Devils to a tough 40-35 win over Andrew Jackson for the Class A-AA Upper State wrestling championship on Wednesday night in Liberty.

    AJ, bidding for its first berth to the Class A-AA state championship round, held a 35-34 lead going to the final match, and Rogers came through with the pivotal fall at the 126-pound weight class to lift the Red Devils to the five-point win and a bid to the state title round Saturday at Airport High School in Columbia.

  • McKittrick to play for Crusaders

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football coach Todd Shigley said Volunteers star Dalton McKittrick’s work in the off-season led to his share of honors for the 2017 season.

    McKittrick said he plans to use that similar work ethic as he heads to the next level at North Greenville University in Tigerville.

    McKittrick, a two-way trenches ace and Volunteers’ team captain, signed with the NGU Crusaders in the AJ High media center on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Bruins rally, net split at RNE

    The Lancaster Bruins, who trailed most of the game, came on strong in the final period to take a 53-46 comeback win over host Richland Northeast on Tuesday night.

    The Bruins’ seven-point victory gave LHS a split in the Region III-AAAA doubleheader at RNE.

    The Lady Cavaliers opened the night, taking a 63-30 win over the Lady Bruins.

    The Bruins deftly dodged the Cavs’ hoops sweep with a strong finish in the nightcap.

  • Lady Jackets blitz Eagles for split

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    PAGELAND – The Buford Lady Jackets used a blazing start for a 70-18 win to give BHS a Region IV-AA basketball split at Central of Pageland on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets, in the boys game, dropped a 70-57 loss to the Eagles.

    In the opener, the Lady Jackets were in command all the way for their 52-point win.

    BHS sophomore forward Paige Davis sparked the win, hitting 27 points, 17 in the second half. She was 3-5 at the foul line.

  • Camden spoils ILHS hoops senior night

    INDIAN LAND – Camden High School played the spoiler on Indian Land High School basketball senior night Tuesday.

    The visiting CHS Bulldogs took two from the Warriors in Region IV-AAA hoops play.

    The Lady Warriors had a strong finish, but it wasn’t enough in a 51-33 loss.

    The boys game was tight, but the Bulldogs notched the 60-53 victory.

    The Warriors, 9-13, 3-4, rallied from a 12-10 first-period deficit to take a 20-18 lead, but the Bulldogs roared back with three straight treys to forge a 27-20 edge.

  • Bruins drop two to Red Hawks

    The Lancaster Bruins had a tough night getting shots to fall in dropping two games in Region III-AAAA hoops play at Westwood High School on Friday night.

    The host Lady Red Hawks opened with a 78-47 win and the WHS boys followed with a 77-34 win over the Bruins.

    In the girls game, the Westwood girls opened an early lead and stayed on top for the 31-point win.

    WHS, up 18-8 after one quarter, held a 34-15 lead at the half.

    The Lady Red Hawks were on top 54-27 lead after three periods on the way to the victory.

  • Warriors rally for road split

    The Indian Land Warriors stormed back in the second half to take a 64-61 win over host Columbia to give ILHS a Region IV-AAA basketball split on Friday night.

    Columbia won the girls game, taking a 44-23 win, but the Warriors rallied in the nightcap to notch the three-point victory.

    Columbia, down 19-15 after one period, came back for a 38-28 lead at the half.

    The Warriors erased the edge with a strong defensive effort to outscore the Caps, 24-9 for a 52-47 lead going into the final period.

  • Lady Jackets win in senior night split

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Buford had mixed results for the Jackets’ annual senior night basketball games Friday.

    The Lady Jackets notched a 50-45 win over the North Central Lady Knights, while the BHS boys dropped a tough two-point loss.

    In the varsity opener, Buford built a 16-7 lead in the first period and used a 15-11 surge in the second quarter to gain a 31-18 edge at the half.

  • Vols capture two wins over Rams

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers swept the Chesterfield Rams in their Region IV-AA road basketball twin bill on Friday night.

    The AJ boys broke their losing streak with a 68-63 win, and the Lady Vols continued their march to the Class AA Upper State playoffs with a 70-37 win over the Lady Rams.

    The Lady Vols dominated scoring in all four quarters of their game. AJ, with a 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter, held a 22-8 lead.

  • AJ to tangle with Liberty

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers wrestling team is continuing its school-record run.

    The Region IV-AA champion Volunteers are headed to the Class A-AA Upper State championship match after posting two wins Saturday afternoon in the opening three rounds of the tournament at AJ.

    The Vols received a first-round bye before facing Ninety Six and Cheraw, the defending Class A-AA state champion.