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High School Sports

  • Eagles top Vols in 28-7 win

     

    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to Region IV-AA rival Central High School of Pageland, 28-7 on Friday night.

    The strong Eagles’ defense blocked the visiting Volunteers, and turnovers sealed the 21-point AJ loss.

    AJ running back OJ White led the Volunteers in the first quarter.

    On the Eagles’ first possession, they fumbled and AJ recovered. On fourth down in the drive, AJ kicker Avery Funderburk attempted a field goal from the 25, but it was wide to leave the game scoreless.

  • Cheraw hands BHS first loss

     

    BUFORD – The Buford Yellow Jackets, after playing a conference game against Lee Central just four days earlier, had no answers for the third-ranked team in the state, falling to the explosive Cheraw Braves, 62-0 on Friday night.

    The loss was Buford’s first of the season.

    Cheraw, 5-1, only held a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter, but you could sense it was only a matter of time before the Braves’ athleticism took over.

  • Bruins claw out 27-24 win

     

    LUGOFF – The Lancaster Bruins had to hold on by the skin of their claws, but they hung tough in a 27-24 road win over Class AAAA non-region foe Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night at LEHS.

    The 3-3 Demons, who trailed the bulk of the intense, physical contest, rallied to slice the gap to the final three-point margin with a 20-yard Ty House leaping touchdown catch with 2:24 to play.

    Lancaster then came up with an onside kick recovery to seal the narrow win.

  • Bruins edge Demons, 27-24

     

  • Coaches salute Lions trio

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lewisville High School football players reaped top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    The Lions honorees for the Class AAA-AA-A awards included offensive lineman Qay Simpson, defensive lineman Josh Belk and special teams player Tyrus McCullough.

    Simpson, in the Lions’ 40-26 win over Eau Claire High School, graded 88 percent, with 16 highlight blocks and two knockouts.

  • IL’s Starcher big on defense

    INDIAN LAND – Nico Starcher is an old new face on the Indian Land High School football team and the ILHS coaches are glad he’s around, if only for a season.

    Starcher, a transfer from Cuthbertson High School in neighboring Union County, N.C., has found a home with the Warriors.

    “I’m glad to be here,” said Starcher, a senior linebacker. “It’s a brotherhood among my teammates and I love our coaches.

  • ‘Big E’ making his move in picks

    Just when you thought it was time to dismiss defending Picks champ Ernie Rowell from 2017 contention, he deals a winning hand.

    Rowell, the “Big E,” was singing a victory song last week with a stellar 17-3 effort in the Picks.

    He still has ground to make up, but he said he’s making headway.

    “Yep, I’m picking with my head now, not my heart and I’m moving north instead of south in the Picks,” Ern said. “Going south in the picks is getting way to close to Eddie Land.”

  • O’Shields has hopes for LHS volleyball

    Lancaster High School veteran volleyball coach Betsi O’Shields is confident the Lady Bruins will come around this season.

    LHS, 3-7, 1-1 in the region, returns a solid veteran cast to lead the 2017 campaign.

    The returning players include senior libero Ashley Abbott, senior setter Keiana Howze and junior Lydia Plyler, a middle hitter.

    Those three players are the LHS captains for the 2017 season.

  • Charges dismissed against USC’s Felder

    Charges against University of South Carolina basketball player Rakym Felder, stemming for a June 30 incident in Columbia, have been dismissed.

    Felder, a former Indian Land High School basketball star, was arrested July 13 by Columbia police and charged with third-degree assault and battery, Richland County court records indicated at the time.

    The charges stemmed from a Five Points fight in the early hours of June 30, according to a Columbia Police Department incident report.

  • Big-play Rams blast Warriors

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors were back at home Friday night to face a familiar foe, the unbeaten Chesterfield Rams.

    The Warriors and Rams were in the same Class AA region just two years ago. The No. 7 Rams still looked the same, using their speed and Indian Land's mistakes, to bolt to a 20-0 lead seven minutes into the game.

    The Rams used big plays to pull away for a 48-25 win Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.