High School Sports

  • Butler boosts Rebs over Jackets, 49-28

    ROUGHEDGE, N.C. –  Buford went on the road for the first time in the early 2015 football season and it was a tough night.
    The Jacket’s traveled across the state line to battle Parkwood High of Union County, N.C.,  on Friday, Sept. 11.
    Parkwood laid out the welcome mat for Buford, but the Rebels weren’t very hospitable for the Jackets.

  • Warriors cage Lions, 27-14

    RICHBURG – There are some games where a coach can sense a team is not at its best. Coaches note wins not having to be pretty, but having to “grind it out.”
    Indian Land’s 27-14 over Lewisville Friday night was a perfect example of grinding out a road win. The Warriors capitalized on enough Lions’ mistakes to stay perfect on the season so far 3-0.
    The Warriors didn’t have a single first down in the opening period, but as they did all night long, the Warriors bent, but did not break.

  • AJ Vols rip Red Devils, snap skid

    GREAT FALLS – Andrew Jackson snapped a 13-game losing skid, dating back to 2013, throttling host Great Falls, 35-13 at Pride Valley on Friday night.
    The 22-point win marked Volunteers’ first-year coach C.J. Frye initial victory at AJ.
    “This win was great for our team, but we’ll start getting ready for Buford tomorrow,” said Frye. “We didn’t stop fighting and our players showed their determination and passion for the game tonight.”

  • Bruins claw Eagles, 35-21

    PAGELAND – Lancaster High School second-year head coach Bobby Collins will be the first to say the Bruins’ bread-and-butter is their  vaunted running game.
    Then, there’s the LHS passing attack.
    Friday night in the Bruins’ road trip to Pageland, LHS took flight with success on its way to a 35-21 win over stubborn Central of Pageland.
    Lancaster, in a battle with the Eagles, ignited for big plays for the bulk of the night on the way to the 14-point win.

  • Williams puts it on the line

    Indian Land High senior offensive lineman Jacob Williams is the perfect blend of brains and brawn.
    Williams, as Warriors’ head coach Mike Mayer says, gets it done in class and on the grass.
    “Jacob is a very smart football player, one of the smartest I’ve ever had at Indian Land,” said Mayer, who is in his 15th season in the Lancaster County Panhandle school.
    Williams, a three-year IL varsity veteran and three-year starter, holds his own in studies and in the line at center.

  • Tarque, Crawford new coaches for AJ soccer, softball

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers will have two new head coaches for the 2016 spring sports season.
    The new AJ softball coach is Jason Crawford, while Alex Tarque will guide the Vols soccer squad.
    Crawford, who teaches English at AJ High, comes to the AJ sports program from Independence High School in Mint Hill, N.C.
    Crawford replaces Lady Vols’ softball coach Steve Middleton, who retired with the 2015 season after coaching 32 years, including the last 19 at AJ.

  • Tri-County coaches honor four county football players

    RICHBURG – Four county prep football players – one from Lancaster and three Indian Land players – reaped top honors at the week two meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
    Lancaster High School junior running back Ant Foster along with Indian Land High’s Ethan Burdette, Jacob Williams and Mason Mullis were honored during the meeting.

  • Lady Warriors open with two volleyball wins

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors varsity volleyball team had a strong opening week. The season began the last week of August with two wins, one in region play and one non-region win.
    On Aug. 24, the Lady Warriors defeated Lewisville High School, 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-17).
    On Aug. 27, the ILHS girls defeated Region IV-AA rival Cheraw High School, 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17).
    The ILHS team is competing in Region IV-AA  again this season, along with Andrew  Jackson, Buford, Central, Cheraw, Chesterfield and North Central high schools.

  • Teams on the road Friday

    A week ago, it was the host role, but the cleat is on the other foot this week – week three in the Lancaster County high school football season.  All four county teams will have the road map as part of the scouting report this week.
    All teams travel, but not too far for the 7:30 p.m. kickoffs.
    Lancaster, for the second time in three weeks, will travel to a Class AA foe, this week Central High School of Pageland.
    AJ, seeking its first win, travels to Great Falls, which also stands 0-2 on the season.

  • Panthers pound Volunteers in road win

    KERSHAW – Top-rated McBee scored early and often en route to a new scoring record at Andrew Jackson, handily defeating the Volunteers, 84-14 on Friday, Sept. 4.
    The Panthers eclipsed the 73 points the Vols scored against Bethune in 1997.
    Dashonnell Wright, who does everything for McBee except sell peanuts in the stands, started the scoring deluge with a 78-yard kickoff return for the opening score. Zach Middleton added the first of nine extra points for a quick 7-0 lead.