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High School Sports

  • Wren ends LHS girls' run

    PIEDMONT – Wren’s Lady Hurricanes, with a fourth-quarter surge, swept away Lancaster High’s hopes of a repeat Class AAA girls basketball state championship Monday night in Piedmont.
    The Lady Canes, sparked by the play of senior guard Nakol Franks’ 38 points, rallied to post a 59-54 win to halt the LHS girls’ hopes of a second straight state title.
    Lancaster, in the seesaw battle, held a 40-38 lead going into the final period and quickly extended the edge to 45-38 on an Amirah Steward trey and a Malia Rivers’ steal and score.

  • Vols like diamond chances

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson has plenty of optimism as the Volunteers’ baseball team heads into the 2016 season.
    AJHS, which has won a Class AA Upstate district crown twice in the last three years, has a solid cast back from the 2015 team which went 16-11 and won the district crown and advanced to the Class AA Upstate final four.
    The Vols qualified for the Class AA Upstate playoffs as the Region IV-AA runner-up with an 8-4 mark after starting 1-3 in league play.

  • Falcons soar by Bruins, 70-54

    COLUMBIA – The high-flying A.C. Flora Falcons are bidding to make their third straight Class AAA state title game appearance with the 2015-16 season.
    If their playoff play is a hoops indication, the 23-2 Falcons may return.
    Flora, which has won its first two playoff games by a combined 37 points, advanced to third-round play at Berea with a 70-54 win over Lancaster at the Falcons’ Nest on Friday night.
    Flora bolted to a 13-2 first period lead and held a 29-10 edge at the half.

  • Lady Vols charge for victory over Woodruff


    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers rallied to keep alive their Class AA Upper State basketball playoff hopes with a 45-40 win over Woodruff on Friday night.
    The Lady Vols, down at the half, picked up the pace to post the second-round playoff win.
    The fifth-ranked Lady Vols jumped to a quick 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but star junior center Alexxus Sowell got tagged for two early fouls and headed to the AJ bench.

  • Lady Bruins edge Diamonds

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster High School girls basketball team followed the postseason mantra – survive and advance – to a V, as in victory, Thursday night.
    The 19-3 Lady Bruins, in a hardwood battle with upset-minded Lower Richland, held on to notch a tough 42-39 win over the visiting Lady Diamonds.
    Lancaster, No. 2 in Class AAA girls, took a 30-28 lead into the final period and was able to do what was needed to keep their playoffs hopes alive in defense of the Lady Bruins’ Class AAA state crown.

  • Wrestlers set for Upstate tourneys

    Lancaster County Class AA wrestling teams will have a strong contingent in the Class AA Upper State individual tournament at Liberty High School this weekend.
    Indian Land, Buford and Andrew Jackson will each have wrestlers in the Class AA Upstate mat field.
    Buford, which finished 17-10 on the season, has nine wrestlers set to compete. The Jackets are led by senior top seeds Scotti Moser and Nick Jones, who have also been tabbed for the annual North-South All-Star wrestling tournament next month in Myrtle Beach.

  • Home wins advance LHS

    The Lancaster Bruins, in different ways, opened the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs with wins in the LHS gym on Tuesday night.
    The second-ranked Lady Bruins cruised to a 71-48 win and the LHS boys, in comeback fashion, forged a 61-56 win over Wren.
    The Lancaster girls, 17-3, were slated to open defense of their Class AAA state title on Monday night at home, but a winter storm stalled those plans to Tuesday night.
    Lancaster, once on the floor, rolled to the 23-point win behind senior guard Malia Rivers’ 29 points.

  • Vols rally, top Capitols to move on

    The Andrew Jackson High boys launched their Class AA Upper State playoff hopes with a 56-42 comeback home win over stubborn Columbia High on Wednesday.
    The CHS Capitols team proved to be a challenge as they had some good height on the inside and a couple quick aggressive guards.
    CHS, in a low scoring first quarter, took an 8-6 edge.
    Columbia managed to get AJ’s leading scorer, sophomore ace Dontarius James in foul trouble midway of the second quarter and the Caps claimed a 20-19 halftime lead.

  • Lady Vols roll in postseason opener

    The Andrew Jackson girls got off to a good start in the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs, rolling to a 56-35 home win over Mid-Carolina.
    The Lady Vols did so without top scorer, senior Elizabeth Scott, who was injured in AJ’s final regular-season game.
    Scott, in pursuit of a rebound, dislocated her shoulder and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
    The Lady Vols jumped to an 11-0 edge early in the first quarter and led 17-9 at the end of the quarter.
    Mid Carolina closed the gap to 25-19 at halftime.

  • Jackets’ baseball hopes high for 2016

    Buford High School baseball hopes are high as the Jackets enter the 2016 season.
    The Jackets, 25-2 last spring, return a strong cast from the 2015 team which went unbeaten during regular-season play and finished as the Region IV-AA champion.
    BHS coach Eric Funderburk, in his seventh season at his prep alma mater, returns a strong cast, which includes a returning starter at every position but two.