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High School Sports

  • Yellow Jackets take two from Rams

    BUFORD – It was a swarm sweep for the host Buford Yellow Jackets on Saturday night.

    The Jackets, in their first home hoops game of 2018, stung the Chesterfield Rams for a pair of Region IV-AA wins.

    The game was originally set for Friday, but moved to Saturday because Chesterfield was out of school Friday due to a late week winter storm.

    The Buford Lady Jackets launched the sweep, taking a 55-40 win over the Lady Rams.

    The nightcap was closer, with the Jackets taking a 60-54 win over CHS.

  • County wrestlers back on mat

    Lancaster County high school wrestling teams are looking to gear up for the second half of the 2017-18 mat campaign.

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson were slated to return to action Wednesday night, but the matches were cancelled due to the forecast of winter weather and possible hazardous road conditions.

    The Bruins’ Region III-AAAA match with Westwood High School of Blythewood has been reset for Jan. 17 at Westwood.

    The contest will be a quad match, featuring region foes Richland Northeast, Ridge View, Lancaster and host Westwood.

  • Vincent earns FCA honor

    CHARLOTTE – Buford High School senior linebacker Noah Vincent racked up his share of tackles during the Jackets’ 2017 football season, and now he’s raking in the postseason awards.

    Vincent, a two-way starter for the Jackets, earned a prestigious regional award last week in Charlotte.

    Vincent was named the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Competitor of the Year for the Charlotte, N.C., metro region, some 15 schools.

  • Volunteers fall twice at Cheraw

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dropped both Region IV-AA road  games against the Cheraw Braves on Tuesday night.

    The Braves scored a 15-point victory, 70-55 against the AJ boys, and the Lady Vols fought to a nail-biting finish to lose by two to the Cheraw girls, 44-42.

  • Gregory leads Warriors awards

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School two-way star John Gregory led the Warriors’ 2017 honors at the annual ILHS football awards at Cross Ridge in Indian Land on Wednesday night.

    Gregory, college-bound to play at the next level for Miami of Ohio, was honored as the ILHS football MVP to highlight the ceremonies.

    Gregory, an ace wide receiver and defensive back, reaped all-region and all-county honors by The Lancaster News.

  • Cuthbertson, Marlboro County capture Comporium Classic titles

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers finished as the runner-up to Cuthbertson High School in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational.

    Play in the holiday field opened Friday and concluded Saturday night at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The Lady Vols secured a runner-up finish with one win and one loss in the two-day tournament.

    The Volunteer boys dropped both of their games in the holiday tourney.

  • IL’s Daley, Ross place in Holy Angels tourney

    Indian Land High School had two wrestlers place in the ninth annual Holy Angels Wrestling Invitational at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte over the weekend, Dec. 29-30.

    The Warriors grapplers, who placed included Austin Ross and Kyle Daley.

    Daley placed fifth in the 152-pound weight class and Ross was eighth in the 113-pound weight class.

  • Warriors fall to Cougars, 70-48, to cap holiday tournament play

    The Indian Land High School boys basketball team capped play in the annual Wing Bonz Holiday basketball tournament, dropping a 70-48 loss to tournament host York on Friday night.

    York, which trailed 4-0 to open the game, rallied and held a 15-10 lead after one period and pushed its edge to 31-22 at the break.

    The Cougars held a 49-34 advantage after three periods and outscored the Warriors, 21-14 in the final period to take the 22-point victory for third place in the three-day tournament.

  • Irmo’s second period surge dooms ILHS

    YORK – The second time around didn’t go as well for the Indian Land Warriors on Thursday night in the Wing Bonz Holiday basketball tournament at York High School.
    ILHS, which opened the tournament with a 68-53 win over Heathwood Hall of Columbia to snap a five-game skid, couldn’t keep its new streak going.
    Irmo High School took charge in the second period on the way to an 82-53 win over the Warriors.
    Indian Land, 4-7 on the season, started strong, taking a 14-13 lead on the Yellow Jackets after the opening period.

  • News salutes top athletes, coaches and teams

    Jackets’ Barton, ILHS’s Rodman top athletes
    Two Lancaster County athletes who earned statewide recognition as state champions are The Lancaster News’ Athletes of the Year.
    Buford High School state champion wrestler Dakota Barton and Indian Land High track and cross country star Kaitlyn Rodman are TLN’s top athletes for 2017.
    Barton, the Class A-AA Wrestler of the Year, capped his senior season, repeating as the Class AA-A 220-pound state champion after a tough 2-1 win over Ninety Six High’s Cody Fleming.