High School Sports

  • Bruins off to 2-0 start in Comporium tourney

    The Lancaster Bruins pushed their Comporium Invitational Preseason prep baseball tournament record to 2-0 with a 9-4 win over Lewisville, the No. 5 team in the Class A preseason baseball poll, on Monday night.
    Jamias Shropshire sparked a 15-hit Bruins’ attack with four hits, one RBI, scored two runs and had a stolen base.
    Darius Robinson drilled three hits, drove in a run and scored two runs.
    C.J. Brown supplied two hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three runs. Byron Haigler had two hits, including a two-run homer, and a stolen base.

  • Lady Raiders end Lady Vols’ drive

    KERSHAW – The Keenan Lady Raiders came to play at Andrew Jackson in the third round of the Class AA Upper State girls basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Raiders used a strong third period to take control of the game on the way to the 57-40 win over the Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteer.
    The first quarter was low scoring with both teams trying to get into an offensive rhythm, but Keenan did lead 11-6 by the end of the opening period.
    The Lady Raiders turned it up in the second quarter to take a 26-16 halftime edge.

  • Comporium Preseason tourney opens play Saturday at AJ field

    Buford will be seeking to defend its title as the sixth annual Comporium Preseason Invitational opens at Andrew Jackson High School on Saturday.
    The tournament features all four county high school baseball teams.
    The BHS Jackets, who edged Class AAA foe South Pointe High School of Rock Hill, 3-2, last March for the title on Brady Horton’s sixth inning RBI-single to snap a 2-all draw, will open play as they face Central of Pageland at 10 a.m.
    Indian Land will battle 2015 runner-up South Pointe at 12:30 p.m, in game two at the AJ field.

  • Keenan knocks out AJ

    KERSHAW – In a game to the wire, the Keenan Raiders’ late run kept them in stride to net a second straight Class AA boys basketball state championship.
    Top-ranked Keenan, in a hardwood battle with game Andrew Jackson, used a pivotal 5-0 flurry in the final 1:01 to take a tough 52-45 win over the Vols and earn a bid to the Class AA Upper State championship game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville on Saturday.

  • Blacksburg's late flurry foils Warriors' hopes

    Indian Land High School’s final game as a Class AA hoops competitor was a bummer in Blacksburg on Saturday night.
    The Warriors, bidding to continue their postseason run in their final season of Class AA basketball, saw it end with a 77-72 loss to the host BHS Wildcats.
    Indian Land, with the S.C. High School League’s realignment for 2016-17, will move into the Class AAA ranks next season.

  • Volunteers finish strong, advance

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson took a while to get on track, but once the Volunteers did, they rolled.
    The Vols, hindered by a slow start, picked up the pace on the way to a 69-40 win over Ninety Six in the second round of the Class AA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.
    AJ’s 29-point win sends the Vols to a third-round home clash with Keenan to decide which team will advance to the AA Upper State title round in Greenville on Saturday.
    Tipoff tonight in the AJ gym is at 7 p.m.

  • Wren ends LHS girls' run

    PIEDMONT – Wren’s Lady Hurricanes, with a fourth-quarter surge, swept away Lancaster High’s hopes of a repeat Class AAA girls basketball state championship Monday night in Piedmont.
    The Lady Canes, sparked by the play of senior guard Nakol Franks’ 38 points, rallied to post a 59-54 win to halt the LHS girls’ hopes of a second straight state title.
    Lancaster, in the seesaw battle, held a 40-38 lead going into the final period and quickly extended the edge to 45-38 on an Amirah Steward trey and a Malia Rivers’ steal and score.

  • Vols like diamond chances

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson has plenty of optimism as the Volunteers’ baseball team heads into the 2016 season.
    AJHS, which has won a Class AA Upstate district crown twice in the last three years, has a solid cast back from the 2015 team which went 16-11 and won the district crown and advanced to the Class AA Upstate final four.
    The Vols qualified for the Class AA Upstate playoffs as the Region IV-AA runner-up with an 8-4 mark after starting 1-3 in league play.

  • Falcons soar by Bruins, 70-54

    COLUMBIA – The high-flying A.C. Flora Falcons are bidding to make their third straight Class AAA state title game appearance with the 2015-16 season.
    If their playoff play is a hoops indication, the 23-2 Falcons may return.
    Flora, which has won its first two playoff games by a combined 37 points, advanced to third-round play at Berea with a 70-54 win over Lancaster at the Falcons’ Nest on Friday night.
    Flora bolted to a 13-2 first period lead and held a 29-10 edge at the half.

  • Lady Vols charge for victory over Woodruff

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers rallied to keep alive their Class AA Upper State basketball playoff hopes with a 45-40 win over Woodruff on Friday night.
    The Lady Vols, down at the half, picked up the pace to post the second-round playoff win.
    The fifth-ranked Lady Vols jumped to a quick 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but star junior center Alexxus Sowell got tagged for two early fouls and headed to the AJ bench.