High School Sports

  • Home wins advance LHS

    The Lancaster Bruins, in different ways, opened the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs with wins in the LHS gym on Tuesday night.
    The second-ranked Lady Bruins cruised to a 71-48 win and the LHS boys, in comeback fashion, forged a 61-56 win over Wren.
    The Lancaster girls, 17-3, were slated to open defense of their Class AAA state title on Monday night at home, but a winter storm stalled those plans to Tuesday night.
    Lancaster, once on the floor, rolled to the 23-point win behind senior guard Malia Rivers’ 29 points.

  • Vols rally, top Capitols to move on

    The Andrew Jackson High boys launched their Class AA Upper State playoff hopes with a 56-42 comeback home win over stubborn Columbia High on Wednesday.
    The CHS Capitols team proved to be a challenge as they had some good height on the inside and a couple quick aggressive guards.
    CHS, in a low scoring first quarter, took an 8-6 edge.
    Columbia managed to get AJ’s leading scorer, sophomore ace Dontarius James in foul trouble midway of the second quarter and the Caps claimed a 20-19 halftime lead.

  • Lady Vols roll in postseason opener

    The Andrew Jackson girls got off to a good start in the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs, rolling to a 56-35 home win over Mid-Carolina.
    The Lady Vols did so without top scorer, senior Elizabeth Scott, who was injured in AJ’s final regular-season game.
    Scott, in pursuit of a rebound, dislocated her shoulder and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
    The Lady Vols jumped to an 11-0 edge early in the first quarter and led 17-9 at the end of the quarter.
    Mid Carolina closed the gap to 25-19 at halftime.

  • Jackets’ baseball hopes high for 2016

    Buford High School baseball hopes are high as the Jackets enter the 2016 season.
    The Jackets, 25-2 last spring, return a strong cast from the 2015 team which went unbeaten during regular-season play and finished as the Region IV-AA champion.
    BHS coach Eric Funderburk, in his seventh season at his prep alma mater, returns a strong cast, which includes a returning starter at every position but two.

  • Parker signs with Indians

    Buford High School senior football star LaDarius “LP” Parker quite likely won’t forget Valentine’s Day, 2016.
    Parker devoted a small, but significant part of the day, ensuring he will continue doing something he loves in the coming years.
    Parker, on Sunday afternoon, signed to play college football at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.
    Parker made his choice official, signing with the Indians in the BHS conference room at the Lancaster County Class AA school as family, friends and coaches watched.

  • Vols head county trio in AA boys playoffs

    Boys Class AA Upper State playoff action opens tonight with three county teams launching their postseason quests for state hoops crowns.
    The Andrew Jackson boys of coach Danny Wright will be at home to face Columbia in a 7 p.m. tip-off.
    The Volunteers are fresh off winning the Region IV-AA regular-season title with a 70-54 victory over Lancaster County rival Indian Land.
    The Vols, 16-4, went 10-2 in region play, and earned the league crown with two regular-season wins over the Warriors, who finished as the region runners-up.

  • AJ’s Brown signs with Pioneers

    Andrew Jackson High School golf standout Caleb Brown is taking his game to the next level.
    Brown, entering his fifth season playing prep golf for the Volunteers, will be competing on the collegiate level after signing with Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg.
    Brown signed with the Pioneers, a NJCAA Region 10 member, on Feb. 3 in the AJ High media center.
    “I think Spartanburg Methodist is a good college golf program and I think I will continue to do well there.

  • Stallions’ charge foils Lady Bruins in OT

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Lady Bruins won the regular-season Region III-AAA war, but fell in the final battle before heading to the Class AAA girls basketball playoffs.
    The LHS girls, the defending Class AAA state champions, will enter the postseason off a regular-season road loss – a 71-67 overtime defeat at the hands of region rival South Pointe.
    The Lady Stallions, shelled by the host LHS Lady Bruins, 64-48 on Tuesday night, rallied for the four-point comeback win in OT Friday night at SPHS.

  • Vols net region crowns

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson used a strong finish to capture the Region IV-AA boys basketball championship in a 70-54 win over Indian Land on Friday night at the packed Volunteers’ gym.
    The AJ boys, rated fifth in the latest Class AA boys state poll, earned the region crown with a fast finish.
    AJ, down 44-42 in a hoops battle with the Warriors, ignited on a 28-10 surge in the final eight minutes to seal the 70-54 comeback win over the IL boys.
    The game was a seesaw contest early on, with AJ leading 20-13 at the end of the first quarter.

  • AJ girls prevail in 54-47 win over IL for region title

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Lady Volunteers wrapped up the Region IV-AA girls championship with an unbeaten record, but the Indian Land Lady Warriors made them earn the court jewel.
    The Lady Vols, in a battle of state-ranked Class AA teams, prevailed in a 54-47 win over the IL girls before a packed AJ gym Friday night.
    The AJ girls, 19-3, 12-0, posted a 70-61 road win over the Lady Warriors on Jan. 19.
    AJ entered as the state’s third-ranked team in Class AA girls, while Indian Land was ninth and the result was a hardwood battle to the wire.