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High School Sports

  • Vols swat Hornets to open playoffs

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson opened the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs, blanking the C.A. Johnson High School Green Hornets, 15-0 in four innings on Tuesday night.
    Bry Neal tossed a no-hitter, striking out six and walking one in four frames.
    Neal backed his cause with a hit and three runs batted in.
    Will Hudson led the AJ attack with two singles, a RBI, walk and scored three runs.
    Connor Killough had a solo homer, walk, RBI and scored two runs.

  • Vols edge Demons, 4-3

    The second-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured a hard-fought 4-3 win over host  Lugoff-Elgin High School, a Class AAAAA school, on Monday night.
    Mason McKittrick scored two goals, while Jared Truesdale and Rhett Bowers each netted a goal for the Vols, who are the Region IV-AA champions.
    Bowers added two assists and Avery Funderburk tallied an assist in the tight AJ win.
    Tyler Williams, in goal, notched 14 saves.
    In the junior varsity match, the Junior Vols blanked the LEHS jayvees, 7-0.

  • CPTC opens youth track season

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) opened its season March 23 by supporting alumni member Qua Cureton at Columbia International University.
    Cureton, a five-year CPTC member, is an indoor/outdoor sprinter for Allen University where he has a full scholarship and competes in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.
    Cureton serves as a CPTC volunteer coach during the summer.
    The youth enjoyed attending the track meet and observing a college-level track and field performance.

  • Cato signs with USCL soccer

    Lancaster High School senior soccer player Jacob Cato had a fulfilling day on Easter Monday.
    Cato, in late morning, did something for his future, signing to play for the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.
    That evening, Cato, who played football for the LHS Bruins, was honored as the 2018 Lancaster County Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Football Player of the Year.
    Cato, a four-year LHS soccer player, said he was “on the fence,” about his college choice, but opted for USCL with the offer to continue playing soccer.

  • Team’s 53 tops Kershaw field

    KERSHAW – The winning team shot a 19-under to capture the win in the Kershaw Golf Course Spring Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
    The foursome of Wade Floyd, Sherrill Munn, Randy Young and Sammy Hunter teamed for a 53 on a cold, brisk day at the KGC for the one-shot win.
    The winning team posted 15 birdies, two eagles and a par to top the 19-team field.
    “We birdied all four of the par threes,” Floyd said. “We made some long putts and that was the key for us in the tournament.”

  • Prep softball teams open playoffs

    Four Lancaster County high school softball teams will launch district playoff action with games Thursday.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion, and Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA champion, and Lancaster, the Region III-AAAA runner-up, will be at home to open play.
    The BHS girls will host the Region III fourth-place finisher on Thursday.
    Indian Land will be at home to face Liberty on Thursday.
    Lancaster will host Orangeburg-Wilkinson, the fourth-place team out of Region IV.

  • Dramatic homer lifts USCL to win

    The USC Lancaster Lancers capped their home season in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon at Doomsday Corner.
    Centerfielder Jackson Barrett smashed a walk-off, solo home run at the Lancaster High School baseball field to lift USCL to a 3-2 win over Spartanburg Methodist College.
    SMC is the Region X regular-season champion.
    “That was pretty awesome,” USCL baseball coach Nick Calhoun said of Barrett’s monster shot to dead center field.

  • Fritz to lead Bruin athletics

    Lancaster High School’s new athletics director will come from within the LHS ranks.
    Karl Fritz, a 15-year member of the Class AAAA school’s faculty as a chemistry teacher and former coach, will guide the Bruins athletic program.
    “I’m excited to take a new step in my career,” said Fritz, who coached girls’ junior varsity soccer for four seasons.

  • IL’s Hunter will get soccer kicks with Lander Bearcats

    INDIAN LAND – Reagan Hunter has beat the challenge and is going to play soccer at the next level.
    Hunter, who has endured two knee surgeries, is going to Lander University in Greenwood to play for the Bearcats.
    Those injuries have kept Hunter out of action since the 2017 ILHS girls season.
    “I would like to thank my future coach, Chris Ayer, for believing in my will to do whatever it takes to return to the sport I love and recruiting me during the midst of my extensive recovery from ACL reconstruction,” Hunter said.

  • Tough tourney preps Indian Land for playoffs

    Mac Banks
    Special to The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – Dropping three straight games to finish the regular season is not how any baseball team wants to end things, but that is exactly what the Indian Land High School Warriors will have to live with until the Class 3-A playoffs start.
    The Warriors lost all three games they played during the Queen City Invitational, a tournament in which they hosted.