High School Sports

  • Bruins, Vols stay unbeaten

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson each improved to 4-0 with wins Friday night.

    Lancaster topped Nation Ford, 24-13, and AJ rolled to 47-2 home win over Great Falls.

    In other action, Rock Hill ripped Indian Land, 34-7 and Buford fell in Parkwood, 30-22

  • Williams leads on for Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land’s early-season success might be raising eyebrows and turning heads toward the Lancaster County Panhandle high school, but Warriors senior defensive back Dorian Williams isn’t surprised.

    The Warriors are 2-1, including a notable 14-9 comeback road win over Class AAAA York High School last week.

    “I love being part of this football team,” said Williams, a three-year starter in the Warriors’ secondary. “We have 20-something seniors, a senior team with good leadership.

  • Bruins duo reaps Tri-County honors

    RICHBURG – The 3-0 Lancaster Bruins had a pair of players to earn Tri-County Football Coaches Association honors for week two at the weekly meeting held at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday afternoon.

    Lancaster High School senior lineman Fred Reid was named  the Class A-AAAA Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play in the Bruins 42-14 win over Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill High School. Reid graded 92 percent with three pancake blocks in LHS’s 28-point win.

  • Lady Vols blank Bruins

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers volleyball team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 3-0 win over the host Lancaster High School Lady Bruins on Tuesday night.

    The AJ girls prevailed, 25-15, 25-9, 25-15.

    “We generated some good momentum in training last week and were able to bring that energy to the game against Lancaster,” AJ coach John Verdugo said.

    Offensively, Lexi Roberson, an AJ freshman middle blocker, and junior outside hitter Madie Catoe combined for eight attack kills.

  • Howey still clinging to Picks lead

    Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals,” is clinging hard to his large, lucky horseshoe.

    He has to be because he still holds a slim lead in The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks.

    “Yeah, he must have got that thing off a Clydesdale, but whatever it’s making him look like a stallion,” said Eric “The Red” Rowell.

    Howey, the panel rascal, was a game up on Rowell last week, and the same is true this week, Picks week four.

  • Warriors clip Cougars for 14-9 win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    YORK – Belief is powerful, and gutsy Indian Land clearly proved so in the Warriors’ stunning 14-9 comeback road win over Class AAAA York High School on Friday night.

    The 2-1 Warriors definitely should believe in their defense which had a huge goal-line stand, four interceptions, and forced two huge turnover on downs in the second half of Indian Land's emotional five-point win over the Cougars.

  • Unbeaten Vols whip Wildcats

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    GAFFNEY – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers rolled to their third victory in a 37-8 road win over the Blacksburg Wildcats on Friday night in Gaffney.

    The game, played at Gaffney Middle School, was in Gaffney due to stadium renovation at the Blacksburg High School field.

    AJ quarterback Chas DeBruhl led the Vols with an overwhelming passing game against BHS quarterback Trayshon Peeler and the Wildcats’ running game.

  • Lady Vols rally, edge Jackets

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers evened their Region IV-AA volleyball record at 1-1 with a 3-2 comeback win over county rival Buford High School on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, with a fast start, bolted to a 2-0 lead, winning 25-18 and 25-9.
    “We struggled to get into a rhythm and lost the first two sets,” AJ coach John Verdugo said. “After the two losses, we placed our focus on short-term goals – good passes, good talk among the team, one point at a time – and tried to get some energy going.”

  • Bruins belt Jackets in 42-14 win

    The Lancaster Bruins have been bruising and cruising this season, and Thursday was no different.
    LHS, 3-0 for the first time since the 2014 football season, started strong on the way to the 42-14 win over the Class AAAAA Fort Mill Yellow Jackets on Thursday night in Memorial Stadium.
    Lancaster, starting fast, struck on all five first-half possessions to forge a 35-7 halftime lead on the way to the 28-point victory over the 0-3 Jackets.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county duo

    ROCK HILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players were honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Town Tavern in Rock Hill on Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior kicker Avery Funderburk and Indian Land High Schoo’s Taj Knight were saluted for their play.

    Funderburk, in AJ’s 37-24 win over St. John’s of Johns Island in the Charleston area, was the Class A-AAAA Division Special Teams Player of the Week.