High School Sports

  • Volunteers No. 1 in Class AA boys state poll

    Andrew Jackson is atop the Class AA boys state basketball rankings.

    The Volunteers, of coach Danny Wright, are 13-2, including a 7-0 record in Region IV-AA basketball play.

    The latest state rankings, handled by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association, were released Monday.

    AJ, in the previous state poll, which came out Jan. 11, was ranked sixth in the Class AA boys state top 10.

    The Vols were fourth in the Class AA preseason state poll, which was released in late November.

  • Buford’s Bowen bound for Winthrop hall

    Buford High School girls soccer coach Bob Bowen is due a special honor.
    Bowen, an outstanding goalie during his college soccer career at Winthrop University, will be inducted into the Winthrop University Athletics Hall of Fame.
    The ceremony is set for Jan. 29 in the Richardson Ballroom of the DiGiorgio Campus Center at 6 p.m.

  • Warriors rebound, sweep

    In a make-up game, the Indian Land Warriors came out looking good.
    IL, in a Region IV-AA game reset from Friday night to Jan. 25 due to the winter weather, swept the host Cheraw Braves in the CHS gym.
    The Lady Warriors opened with a 43-39 win and the IL boys capped the hoops broom job with an exciting 67-66 victory.
    Shamon Alston’s trey in the closing seconds gave the Warriors a one-point lead and they held on for the narrow win.

  • Panthers looking to wear Super Bow1 50 crown

    The NFC Champion and Super Bowl 50-bound Carolina Panthers insist they will follow the same game plan, which has been a fine formula for their success this season.
    The Cats say they will use the two-week preparation plan they followed at the end of the regular season to the divisional playoff game with Seattle. Following the Carolina Blue-print for success has set the Panthers as the “cat’s meow,” with a distinct roar across the NFL.
    One tweak for the Panthers is their attire for Super Bowl L.

  • Indian Land’s Dickerson to get his kicks in U16 International Bowl

    Indian Land High School freshman kicker Brandon Dickerson is taking his game to the international level to play in an elite football setting.
    Dickerson, the Junior Warriors Special Teams Award winner last season, will play in the International Bowl on Feb. 5 at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
    Dickerson, at 5-8, 150 pounds, will leave Jan. 31 for a week of preparation for the game, which will pit his U16 USA football team against an U16 Canadian team. The game will air on ESPN at 1 p.m. Feb. 5.

  • Bruins' games moved to Wednesday

    Lancaster High School's home basketball games with Broome, set for Jan. 26 in the LHS gym, have been moved to Jan. 27.
    The girls' game tips off at 6:15, with the boys' game at 7:30 Wednesday. The move was due to the impact of the winter storm in the Spartanburg area over the weekend.

    The junior varsity basketball games with Broome, set for Jan. 25, will be played Jan. 27 at Broome.

    The Bruins' home wrestling match with Chester, set for the LHS gym Jan. 25, was moved to Tuesday in Chester.

  • Bruins top Keenan to post first mat win this season

    The Lancaster Bruins went 1-2 in a quad wrestling match at North Central, posting their first mat win of the 2015-16 season Jan. 21.
    The Bruins notched a 42-36 win over W.J. Keenan High School of Columbia in the Knights gym.
    The Bruins’ winners against Keenan included Tyree Brown-Washington, Jamari Hubbard, Matt Duffell-Hoffman, Chris Gonzalez, Martin Alexander, Anthony Stephens and Brysaan Jowers.
    LHS wrestling coach Rob Hill noted Alexander, at 126, posted a second-period pin against the KHS Raiders to seal the six-point win in the match.

  • Winter weather freezes prep hoops play

    The winter storm, which closed Lancaster County schools on Jan. 22, also put a freeze on the prep high school basketball schedules.
    Hoops games scheduled for Friday night were postponed to a future date.
    Lancaster High School was slated to visit South Pointe of Rock Hill for a Region III-AAA varsity basketball doubleheader on Friday night, but the game was reset to Feb. 11, a Thursday.
    The girls’ game will tip off at 6 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30.

  • Hudson keeps marking

    For the Carolina Panthers, it’s “keep pounding.”
    For Lancaster resident Ken Hudson, a veteran member of the Panthers’ game day chain crew, it’s keep marking.
    Hudson, who has handled the down box in the chain crew at Carolina home games since the Panthers’ inception 21 years ago, said the sideline work is a labor of love.

  • Sweep keeps Bruins unbeaten in region play

    Lancaster was a tough host as the Bruins’ teams stayed undefeated in Region III-AAA play with a home hoops sweep of Union County on Jan. 19.
    The Lady Bruins, in the first of two varsity routs, swatted the Lady Yellow Jackets, 63-28.
    The LHS boys followed suit, shelling Union County, 62-37.
    In the nightcap, the Bruins, 9-5, 4-0, actually trailed 9-7 after one, but Lancaster took control in a pivotal second period to build a 30-17 lead at the half on the way to the 25-point win.