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High School Sports

  • Patriots net AJ holiday title

    Kenneth Truesdale
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – York Prep came on strong in the final half to post a 68-56 win over host Andrew Jackson in the boys title game of the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ High on Dec. 28.
    York Prep trailed 21-19 at the half, but ignited in the third period to gain the upper hand.
    The Patriots, with some hot shooting, scored 24 points in the third period to take a 43-37 lead at the end of the quarter.

  • Lewisville seeks hall nominations

    RICHBURG – Lewisville High School isn’t just looking for its next batch of Athletic Hall of Fame nominees, they are looking for information. The nomination period is now open and will remain so until January 10.

  • Warriors salute football standouts

    Indian Land High School celebrated its 2015 football season – a 7-4 finish and a Class AA Upper State playoff bid – as the Warriors saluted a host of players at the team’s awards Dec. 17 in the school’s commons area.
    Junior running back Lee Massey, an all-region pick, was named Best Offensive Back,
    Massey ran for 957 yards and 13 touchdowns and had 11 catches for 168 yards and a score.
    Jacob Williams, a three-time all-region selection, had a major hand in opening holes for Massey and garnered the Coach Gary Moore Offensive Line Award.

  • Jackets deck Rams in consolation game

    The Buford boys, with a strong finish, downed Region IV-AA foe Chesterfield to capture consolation honors in the Anson County Invitational holiday basketball tournament at Anson County (N.C.) High School on Dec. 22.
    The Jackets, who split in the two-day tournament, had a solid fourth quarter to seal the 65-56 win over the Rams. Buford, on top 45-41 after three periods, ignited on a pivotal 20-15 run to take the nine-point victory.

  • Defense has state, regional honorees

    Ace defensive players who earned state and regional football honors this season lead The Lancaster News’ 2015 all-county defense.
    Buford High School senior defensive back Christian Catledge and Lancaster High School sophomore defensive end Markees Watts pace the  stop unit.
    Catledge, a North-South All-Star game pick, leads the secondary with 193 tackling points on 56 first hits, 58 assists, seven interceptions, three pass break-ups, and a blocked kick.

  • Offense sports big-play performers

    The Lancaster News 2015 all-county offense sports its share of big-play performers, including an 1,000-yard rusher and a pair of ace runners who were just shy of the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
    Andrew Jackson High School’s Heath Gandy topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark with 1,014 yards and 15 touchdowns to go with 20 catches for 422 yards and three touchdowns.
    The versatile all-region pick, Gandy also completed nine of 19 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.

  • TLN honors Bruins' duo

    The Lancaster Bruins’ 2015 football season didn’t last as long as second-year LHS coach Bobby Collins hoped, but it was a step in the right direction.
    The Bruins, coming off an 8-4 mark in Collins’ first season at LHS, again posted eight wins and a runner-up finish in Region III-AAA.
    LHS, 8-3, once again was the runner-up to South Pointe High School of Rock Hill, which won the Class AAA state championship for the third time in five seasons.

  • Anson County rallies, tops BHS

    Host Anson County High School (N.C.) roared in the final period to post a 70-56 win over Buford High School in the Anson County Invitational basketball tournament Dec. 21.
    Anson County held a narrow 52-50 lead after three periods and then ignited in the final quarter on an 18-6 surge to take the 14-point win.

  • Jackets capture three titles in Palmetto Slam

    A trio of Buford High School wrestlers led the Jackets’ mat effort in the Palmetto Slam at Lugoff-Elgin High School in Kershaw County on Dec. 18-19.
    The BHS threesome of Scotti Moser, Nick Jones and Dakota Barton each posted a weight division title to lead the Jackets to a seventh overall finish in the 21-team field.
    Moser, unbeaten on the season, won the 170-pound division with three pins and a decision of Antwan Frazier of North Charleston in the championship round.

  • Vols post second mat victory over Bruins

    Andrew Jackson completed a season’s wrestling sweep of Class AAA county rival Lancaster High School, taking a 54-27 win over the Bruins on Dec. 15 in the Volunteers’ gym.
    AJ posted six pins in the 27-point victory over the Bruins on Dec. 15 at AJ.
    The Vols, 7-3 on the season, defeated Lancaster 60-18 at the Bruins’ gym on Dec. 3.
    Andrew Jackson used eight pins to post the win over Lancaster High at the LHS gym on Dec. 3. The Volunteers opened a 36-6 lead and cruised to the 42-point win.