High School Sports

  • Sweep keeps Bruins unbeaten in region play

    Lancaster was a tough host as the Bruins’ teams stayed undefeated in Region III-AAA play with a home hoops sweep of Union County on Jan. 19.
    The Lady Bruins, in the first of two varsity routs, swatted the Lady Yellow Jackets, 63-28.
    The LHS boys followed suit, shelling Union County, 62-37.
    In the nightcap, the Bruins, 9-5, 4-0, actually trailed 9-7 after one, but Lancaster took control in a pivotal second period to build a 30-17 lead at the half on the way to the 25-point win.

  • Vols top Warriors twice

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson, in much the same fashion in both games, used clutch play against rival Indian Land to keep the Vols squads unbeaten in region play with a sweep of the Warriors Jan. 19.
    In both games, the Vols held the edge for the most part, and saw their leads sliced to four late in the games, but AJ stayed in control for the wins.
    In the boys game, the host Warriors rallied late and sliced the margin to four, 58-54, on a Mark Morton bucket, but the Vols finished on a 9-4 run to take the 67-58 win.

  • Warriors notch two mat wins

    The Indian Land High School wrestling team improved its record to 13-7, 3-1 in Region IV-AA mat action, with a pair of mat wins in Columbia on Jan. 20.
    The Warriors topped Columbia, 48-12 and posted a 54-18 victory over Brookland-Cayce.  Dyllon McCord and Will Van Hoose each posted two pins in the Warriors’ sweep at Columbia High School.
    The Warriors went 1-2 in the Battery Creek Duals on Jan. 15-16, posting a 39-36 win over Bluffton.
    IL fell to Battery Creek, 57-21 and West Oak, 57-15.

  • Vols drop tough OT loss in Classic

    The Andrew Jackson High boys basketball team had a tough loss in the Music City Classic, but Volunteers coach Danny Wright said the overall experience in Nashville, Tenn., was positive.
    AJ played in the Music City Classic, a three-day basketball showcase over the MLK weekend in Nashville, which spotlights the nation’s top high school basketball talent.
    Montgomery Bell Academy of Nashville edged the Vols, 64-63 in overtime on Jan. 16 at Hillsborough High School in Nashville.

  • Lady Bruins top Dorman

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ hardwood success in the Columbia area continued Jan. 16.
    A year ago, the LHS girls of coach Ronnie Robinson captured the school’s first state title since 1959 at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.
    On Saturday afternoon, the LHS Lady Bruins returned to the Midlands to play in the MLK Classic at Lower Richland High School and responded with a 46-39 win over Class AAAA foe Dorman High School of Spartanburg.

  • Jackets honor fall sports stars

    Maroon and gold marvels of Buford High School fall sports were in the spotlight Jan. 13.
    Yellow Jackets’ fall sports standouts were honored during the Class AA school’s annual awards night in the school’s cafeteria.
    The 6-5 Jackets’ football team, which posted BHS’s first winning season since 2009, honored a host of players.
    Senior quarterback Scotti Moser, an all-region pick who engineered the Buford offense, was named the Jackets football MVP.

  • Vols notch two win over Rams

    CHESTERFIELD – Since the AJ boys were scheduled to play in the Music City MLK Roundball Classic in Nashville over the weekend, host Chesterfield agreed to play the scheduled Region IV-AA game a day early at Chesterfield on Jan. 14.
    Last year when AJ traveled over to CHS, the Lady Rams scored a big upset over the AJ girls.
    AJ coach Dennis Farmer and the Lady Vols were hoping to avoid an upset this season. The Lady Vols had a fast start and led 17-8 after one period.

  • Bruins take two from Red Devils

    Lancaster, in its final Friday night regular-season home game for the 2015-16 campaign, was on point in a Region III-AAA sweep of Clinton in the Bruins’ Den on Jan. 15.
    The third-ranked Lady Bruins rolled and the LHS boys, like the girls unbeaten in region play, cruised to complete the league sweep.
    The Lady Bruins, 10-2, 3-0, set the tone early, forging a 20-0 first-period lead on the Lady Red Devils.
    Lancaster held a 34-8 spread at the half and rolled to the 62-21 victory.

  • Fast starts fuel IL sweep

    INDIAN LAND –  Indian Land used fast starts to notch a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of county rival Buford on Jan. 15 in the Warriors’ gym.
    The IL teams started strong in each game on the way to double-digit wins in the region twin bill.
    The Lady Warriors, 9-2, 5-0, stayed unbeaten in region play with a 48-33 win and the IL boys, 8-8, kept their region mark clean at 5-0 with an 88-59 win.
    The Lady Warriors were on the mark from the outside, drilling seven treys to forge a 27-13 lead at the break.

  • Schofield steps down as Red Devils’ coach

    The winningest coach in Great Falls High School football history is leaving the program.
    Kenneth Schofield, who has been at the Red Devils’ helm since 2000, has announced his resignation. He informed school administration late last week.
    Schofield won 119 games with the Red Devils, made the playoffs in each of his 16 seasons and guided the team to an Upper State championship in 2007.