High School Sports

  • Early strikes spark Eagles in win over Vols

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – Central of Pageland continued its mastery of Region IV-AA foe Andrew Jackson, thumping the Volunteers, 35-0 at soggy Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Nov. 1.
    Central has defeated Andrew Jackson in 18 consecutive games.
    In a rain-soaked first half, Central scored four  times to put the Volunteers down, 28-0.
    Midway through the first quarter, Central employed its tried-and-true wishbone offense to cover 65 yards in eight plays, with Mitch Meadows scampering 11 yards for the score.

  • Cats claw Bruins in 27-7 victory

    Robert Howey
    ROCK HILL – The word frustrating was a part of Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray’s post-game comments and likely so.
    The Bruins dropped a 27-7 Region III-AAAA road loss to Rock Hill on Friday, Nov. 1 in what has become a frustrating season.
    “For the most part, it’s been like this,” said McMurray, who saw the Bruins drop their seventh straight loss.

  • Warriors hold off Jackets

    Heath Joplin
    For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – The regular-season finale between county rivals Buford and Indian Land brought out all the emotions one might not expect.
    In the end, IL had the victory smile with a 23-19 win.
    The Jackets and Warriors have struggled this season, going a combined 4-14 overall with neither team having a region win entering the clash.
    By game’s end, there were tears of joy and sadness alike.
    There were hugs of celebration and comfort, and there was shared concern for a fallen player.

  • Lady Vols down Keenan to advance in AA playoffs

     The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers earned a bid to round three in the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs, posting a 3-1 win over Keenan High School of Columbia on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

  • Franceschelli catches on


    Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Austin Franceschelli is making the most of his senior season.

    At the same time, the 5-9, 160-pounder will tell you he wishes the Bruins’ record – 2-7, 0-5 – was better.

  • IL’s McCord in N/S game on Dec. 14


    Indian Land High School will have its share of representation in the annual North-South All-Star football game next month in Myrtle Beach.

    IL head coach Mike Mayer, a North assistant coach, will be joined by Warriors’ senior wide receiver Manny McCord.

  • Vols trio leads tri-county high school football honors


    Four Lancaster County high school football standouts – three from Andrew Jackson – reaped top honors at the week nine meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    The Volunteers’ ace trio included quarterback Kolby Whitley, defensive lineman Mason Kirkley and kicker McKenzie Denkins.

  • AA teams eye games, bids


    Playoff seedings will be on the line for Class AA teams as week 10 in the 2013 Lancaster County football season unfolds.

    For the second straight year, all Class AA teams qualify for postseason play as AA will again crown two state football champions.

  • Lady Vols, Jackets roll in playoff openers


    Andrew Jackson and Buford opened the Class AA Upper State playoffs in impressive style on Monday with each posting 3-0 postseason wins.

    The Lady Vols, 17-3 and a top seed as the Region IV-AA volleyball champion for the third time in four seasons, rolled to a 3-0 victory over Pelion – 25-19, 25-9, 25-7.

  • Rams' early strikes spark 35-14 victory over Jackets



    CHESTERFIELD – The Buford Yellow Jackets ventured to Chesterfield on Friday night looking to snap their three-game losing streak.