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High School Sports

  • Lady Cardinals down Buford for Upstate crown

    Landrum didn’t waste time in wrapping up the Class AA Upper State softball championship on Friday at the Lady Cardinals’ field.
    Landrum rolled to a 15-0 win over the Lady Jackets in five innings to win the Class AA Upper State championship and a bid to the state title series this week.
    The Lady Cardinals scored five runs in the first inning and added two in the second, a pair in the third and six in the fourth to wrap up the Class AA Upstate softball crown.

  • Bishops foil IL girls’ state title hopes

    IRMO - Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda knew challenging 10-time state champion Bishop England for the state championship would be a task.
    ILHS, battling the Lower State champion Lady Bishops at less than full strength, would be that much tougher.
    The Lady Warriors gave it their all against one of the state’s traditional girls soccer powers, but played the bulk of the state title match without two of their top players.
    Senior striker Breanna Bishop was lost for the match in the first half with an ACL injury.

  • Henry, Davis pace Warriors in banner track effort

    The Indian Land High School track teams posted top 10 finishes, including two individual state champions, at the Class AAA state meet on Saturday, May 12, at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac.
    ILHS sophomore runner Leah Henry won the state title in the 400-meter dash.
    ILHS junior sprinter Marlin Davis highlighted a stellar day with the 200 meters state crown.

  • Sizzling round wins Bruins 1st AAAA state golf title

    Lancaster High School won its first-ever state golf championship Tuesday with a dazzling 10-shot comeback victory over Myrtle Beach High.
     “Winning as an individual is cool, but winning as a team is indescribable,” team captain Brady Hinkle said after the match. “I can’t put it into words how I feel.
    “It’s awesome. We couldn’t have done it with a better group of guys.”

  • Indian Land still proud of Lady Warriors

    IRMO – As Indian Land High School Principal David Shamble prepared for the Class AAA girls state championship post-game awards ceremonies, he clutched the state runner-up silver medals.
    He said he wished he was going to present gold medals, like the Lady Warriors won last spring, but he wasn’t disappointed in the ILHS girls soccer team.
    “The Upper State champion isn’t too bad,” Shamble said. “These girls had a fantastic season.

  • LHS second in Class AAAA Upstate golf field

    The Lancaster Bruins golf team shot a 294 to place second in the Class AAAA Upper State golf tournament at the Southern Oaks Golf Club in Easley on Monday.
    The Bruins, the Region III-AAAA golf champions, were led by senior Brady Hinkle and freshman Trey Crenshaw who each shot a 72.
    Mason Tucker carded a 73, while Simon Wright posted a 77.
    Nick Mangano finished with a 78 for the 18-hole round.
    Wren topped the field with a 291, with Brandon Masters leading the Hurricanes with a 69.

  • Lady Warriors fall to Irmo

    IRMO- Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda knew challenging 10-time state champion Bishop England for the state championship would be a task.
    ILHS, battling the Lower State champion Lady Bishops at less than full strength, would be that much tougher.
    The Lady Warriors gave it their all, but played the state title match without two of their top players.
    Senior striker Breanna Bishop was lost for the match in the first half with an ACL injury.
    Lady Warriors' senior midfielder Emily Gerdes was hampered as she battled the flu during the week.

  • Bruins set for state meet

    Lancaster High School has a host of athletes who have qualified for the Class AAAA state track meet.

    The Bruins qualified at the state qualifier held at Sumter High School last Satuday.

    The LHS girls are led by sophomore Tierra Belk, who ran a 12.45 to place eighth.

    Belk also ran a leg on the seventh-place 4 x 100 relay. Belk, Quanie Simmons, Rekia Polk and Ashanti Talford ran a 49.47. The alternate is Mohongany Perry.

    In the boys 400 dash, Frederick Thompson placed third in 49.75.

  • Vols, Jackets athletes in state track meet

    Andrew Jackson and Buford High School track athletes will compete in the Class AA state track meet this weekend.
    The AJ Lady Volunteers are led by Niyana Jones who is the top qualifier in the girls high jump at 5-02. Jones also qualified fourth in the long jump at 16 feet.
    Oshamiya Black placed eighth in the triple jump at 31-08.
    In the boys, AJ was led by Darrion Wright, third in the high jump with a 6-04 effrot.
    LaKyle McIlwain finished sixth in the 110 high hurldes in 16.31.

  • Jacket booters fall in second-round play

    The Buford High men’s varsity team opened the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs with a convincing 8-0 home win over Eau Claire on May 1.
    Senior Blaine Gossman had two goals, and added an assist. Junior Jesse Black also tallied twice for the Jackets. Seniors Jim Small, Nate Purser, and William Ingram each contributed a goal, and sophomore Logan Jaillette netted his first goal of his varsity career as he converted a penalty kick following an EC foul in the 18-yard box.
    Senior Bryton Davis also had a big hand in the scoring, adding four assists.