High School Sports

  • Lady Vols win Preseason tourney

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers capped a comeback run to win the Preseason Softball tournament at Buford High School on Saturday afternoon.
    The Lady Vols, who dropped a 6-2 loss to Lancaster to open the tournament Feb. 29, rebounded to post four straight wins, including a 2-0 victory over tourney host Buford High School in the title game.
    Morgan Hendrix, who won three tourney games, hurled the shutout with nine strikeouts. She allowed four hits and three walks.
    Rylee Sims sparked the AJ offense with a RBI-double.

  • County trio set for North-South All-Star wrestling

    A trio of Lancaster County ace high school wrestlers are set to compete in the annual North-South All-Star wrestling tournament this weekend at North Myrtle Beach High School.
    The three star grapplers include Buford High School senior mat standouts Nick Jones and Scotti Moser along with Indian Land High School’s  Will Van Hoose.
    Each wrestler is coming off a stellar showing in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson last weekend.

  • Lady Bruins booters top Buford

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins’ soccer team evened its record at 2-2 with a 5-0 win over county rival Buford at BHS’s Jackets Stadium on Wednesday.
    The Lady Bruins’ Peyton Patterson posted the hat trick with assists from Gracie Scott, Heather McCain and Michaela Burton.
    Burton scored the other two goals on assists from Peyton Patterson and Kayla Bailey.
    The Lancaster defense was led by team captain Kayla Bailey, starters Gracie Scott, Mary DeVenny, Rebekah Sapp, and keeper Lydia Plyler.

  • Buford unbeaten in field

    The Buford Lady Jackets softball team earned the top spot in the Preseason softball tournament at BHS, rolling to an 11-0 win over Lancaster at the Lady Jackets’ field on Wednesday night.
    Buford and Lancaster entered pool play with each at 1-0 following opening round wins.
    Lancaster topped Andrew Jackson and Buford downed Northwestern, 9-2.
    Sydney Sullivan, 2-0, hurled the win, notching 10 strikeouts. She allowed three hits and a walk. Sullivan, in the Lady Jackets’ win over Northwestern, struck out 12 and allowed three hits.

  • IL girls capture L-E tourney title

    Indian Land posted a second straight 2-0 win over Lugoff-Elgin to win the Lugoff-Elgin Kickoff Classic on Monday night.
    Regan Hunter and Emily Gerdes each scored a goal for the Lady Warriors. Nia Pressley had an assist.
    Indian Land, rated fourth in Class AA girls soccer, outshot the Lady Demons, 21-3.
    Abby Chamberlain had two saves and Emma Thompson added a save in the Lady Warriors’ shutout.
    The Lady Warriors had four straight shutouts in winning the crown.
    Indian Land scored 16 goals in the tournament.

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets win in softball tourney

    Host Buford and Lancaster launched play with wins in the Preseason Softball tournament on Monday.
    The Lancaster Lady Bruins posted a 6-2 win over Andrew Jackson.
    Summer Clinton led LHS with a hit, two RBIs and a walk. Alexus Lowery and Ashley Abbott each had a hit, RBI and scored a run
    Gracie Revels and Sydney Cauthen each had a hit and scored a run. DeAsia Fisher drove in two runs.
    Kadaja Cunningham supplied a hit. Ana Watts and Jada Ames each scored a run.

  • Van Hoose leads Warriors in state mat field

    Indian Land High School wrestling coach Kevin Mager said the Warriors’ performance in their final Class A-AA state mat tournament will be vital in IL’s future.
    “We’re transitioning to Class AAA with realignment next season, so our state tournament showing is going to be big for us as we head to next year,” Mager said.
    The Warriors had three wrestlers capture all-state honors, with two third-place finishers and a fourth.

  • BHS's Barton state champ

    Buford capped a banner day on the mat with a golden moment – a coveted state wrestling championship.
    Jackets junior 220-pound grappler Dakota Barton captured a 4-1 win over Crescent’s Hunter Brucke to notch the Class A-AA state title Saturday at the Anderson Civic Center.
    Barton, the 220-pound Upstate runner-up last week, highlighted a 3-0 showing on the weekend with his decision for the gold medal.
    Barton, snapping a scoreless tie after the first period, reeled off a key 4-0 surge to open the second period to gain the upper hand.

  • 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.