High School Sports

  • Lady Bruins stay alive in playoffs

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins rebounded to stay in the hunt for the Class AAAA District II softball title with a 4-1 home win over the Pickens Blue Flame on Monday.
    Taylor Ames-Alexander led the LHS girls with a double, triple, stolen base and scored a run.
    Jamaya Miller had two hits and a RBI. Amariya Thompson contributed two hits, a RBI, scored a run and had a stolen base.
    Amarie Gist had a double and tallied a run.
    Nykie Mingo contributed a hit. Ana Watts scored a run and drove in a run.

  • Vols roll to district crown

    The Andrew Jackson High School baseball team is on a roll and along the way the Volunteers are making history.
    AJ, 12-7, completed a sweep of the Class AA Upper District II championship – 3-0 – with a 13-7 home win over Batesburg-Leesville to give AJ a milestone – the first time the Vols have won the district and region crowns in one season going back to 1985 – 34 years.
    The Vols, starting fast, forged a 9-0 lead after two innings on the way to the six-run victory.

  • Junior Vols allow no goals in unbeaten season

    Andrew Jackson High School junior varsity soccer coach Brian Trimnal said he knew the Junior Volunteers were talented, but they took their game to another level this season.
    The Junior Vols fashioned a stellar 13-0 record, and in doing so didn’t yield a goal all season.
    The AJ jayvees, for their 13-match season, outscored their foes 63-0.
    “I’ve never been a part of a team which was unbeaten and didn’t allow a goal on the season,” Trimnal said. “It’s remarkable we had this success.

  • Lady Bruins blitz O-W in playoffs

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins launched their postseason softball hopes, rolling to a 23-0 home win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson in the Class AAAA District II playoffs on Thursday afternoon.
    Jamaya Miller, who worked two innings and struck out five, posted the win. Madison Morris worked three frames and fanned five.
    Miller aided the cause with an RBI. Morris had a hit and drove in a run.
    Mckenzie Whitener rapped a triple and Amariya Thompson had a double and an RBI.
    Riley Burton, Nykie Mingo and N’oniesti Witherspoon each had a hit and two RBIs.

  • Volunteers win, advance

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson powered into the driver’s seat in the Class AA District II baseball tournament Thursday night at the Volunteers’ field.
    AJ senior designated hitter Brett Percival blasted a clutch, two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Vols to a 6-4 win over Southside Christian School of Greenville.
    Percival’s two-run shot, which scored Dillon Kirk ahead of him, put AJ on top on the way to the win as the lone unbeaten team in the double-elimination tournament.

  • Volunteers edge Bruins in soccer

    The second-ranked Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers edged county rival Lancaster High School for the second time this season, posting a 2-1 win over the Bruins on Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium.
    AJ, which defeated the Bruins, 3-2 in the first meeting, had goals from Mason McKittrick and Adam Hudson.
    Tyler Williams, in goal, notched 13 saves.
    Benjamin Guevara Salmeron scored the Bruins’ goal on a header off an assist from Jacob Cato.
    Andrew Jackson hosted North Central in the Vols’ senior night match Thursday night.

  • Bruin golfers post victory

    The Lancaster High School golf team swept a four-way, nine-hole match at the Lancaster Golf Club on Wednesday.
    Trey Crenshaw shot a three-under 33 to lead the Bruins, who had a team total of 156 to win by 15 shots over York.
    Mason Tucker carded a 37 and Simon Wright followed with a 39.
    Caleb Griffin rounded out the LHS effort with a 47.

  • LHS’s Woodard signs with PC

    Lancaster High School football player Christian Woodard battled through a foot injury to get back on the field in his senior season, but it made a difference.
    Woodard, a three-sport performer for the Bruins in his senor year, returned and produced a solid senior football season to boost his plans to play at the next level.
    Woodard made it official Tuesday when he signed with Presbyterian College in the Lancaster High School conference room.

  • FCA honors Cato, Gates

    A veteran kicking specialist and first-year coach drew top honors at the Lancaster County Fellowship of Christian Athletes Football Awards banquet Monday night at Second Baptist Church.
    Lancaster High School senior kicker Jacob Cato and Andrew Jackson High School assistant volleyball coach Nikki Gates led the honorees.
    Cato, who has kicked three seasons for the Bruins, is the FCA Player of the Year.

  • AJ’s Walters signs with Erskine

    KERSHAW – The Erskine College men’s basketball team needed a point guard for the coming season, and filled the backcourt void with AJ hoops star Joey Walters.
    Walters, a six-foot, 160-pound guard, signed with the NCAA Div. II school and Conference Carolinas member on Wednesday in the AJHS media center.
    Walters joined the Flying Fleet after a visit last month to the Due West campus.