High School Sports

  • Warriors cap play with win over Cavs

    Indian Land High School boys basketball coach Nate Smith likely had a happy New Year.
    The Warriors’ veteran hoops coach was tired after a busy holiday tournament season on the hardwood, but also pleased with his IL squad, which started the 2015-16 campaign at 0-5, but is now 5-7 after a 5-2 finish to the 2015 portion of the squad’s schedule.
    The Warriors put the finishing touches on their 2015 play with a 53-45 win over Cuthbertson High School for fifth place in the Service Plumbing Holiday Classic at Cox Mill High School in Concord, N.C., on Dec. 30.

  • News honors 2015’s best

    Two star athletes, who rank among the state’s best in their respective sports, are The Lancaster News’ 2015 Athletes of the Year.
    Andrew Jackson High senior star golfer Logan Sowell earned the honor for male sports, while Lancaster High School senior basketball ace Malia Rivers reaped the honor for female sports.
    Rivers led the Lancaster High girls to a 27-0 record and the Class AAA state championship and along the way reaped her share of hardwood laurels.

  • Sowell second in Wallace field

    Andrew Jackson High School standout senior golfer Logan Sowell led a solid group of Lancaster County golfers who competed in the 38th annual Phil Wallace Holiday Classic at the YMCA golf course in Shelby, N.C., on Dec. 28.
    Reed Bentley, a Wellford golfer, carded a one-under 71 to edge Sowell, who shot an even-par 72 in the tourney.

  • Warriors rebound for win

    The Indian Land Warriors got back on track in a big way Dec. 29 in the Service Plumbing Holiday Classic at Cox Mill High School in Concord, N.C.
    The Warriors, coming off a 60-40 opening round loss to Xaverian of Brooklyn, N.Y., rebounded in impressive fashion with a 66-47 win over Porter Ridge High School of Indian Trail, N.C.
    The Warriors, 4-7, opened strong and cruised to the 19-point win over the Pirates, who were coming off a 76-38 first-round loss to the Hough Huskies of Cornelius, N.C.

  • Roscoe retires for second time at NGHS

    Former Lancaster High School football coach Johnny Roscoe is retiring from coaching for a second time at Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, and this departutre appears to be for good.
    Roscoe, according to reports, is retiring from coaching to his farm in eastern Lancaster County.
    A Hartsville native, Roscoe announced his retirement  Dec. 18 as the Nighthawks head football coach, building the football program from its inception to a football power in the Tar Heel State.

  • IL drops opener in Cox Mill tourney

    Indian Land High opened play in the Service Plumbing Holiday Classic, dropping a 60-40 loss to Xaverian of Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 28.
    The Clippers took control in the second half as they outscored the Warriors, 33-16 for the 20-point win.
    IL, 3-7, led 15-10 after one period, but the Clippers used a 17-9 second-period charge to take a 27-24 lead at the break.
    Xaverian ignited in the third period to take control for a 42-29 spread.
    The Clippers sealed the issue with an 18-11 surge in the final period to wrap up the victory.

  • BHS girls split in holiday play

    The Buford Lady Jackets capped play in the Sweet 16 tournament in Orangeburg with a 53-44 win over Hunter Kinard Tyler on Dec. 27.  The game was tied at 38-all after three periods, but Buford used a decisive 15-6 run in the final period to take the nine-point win over the Lady Trojans.
    Lady Jackets’ senior standout Gabby Davis, who reached the 1,000-point career mark in the two-day tournament, paced the winners with 31 points.  Davis hit 18 points in the second half, 11 in the final period, to aid the Buford victory.

  • Parkwood girls edge AJ for crown

    Kenneth Truesdale
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Parkwood Lady Rebels won their third straight Comporium Christmas Classic girls crown, but it was not an easy victory for the PHS girls.
    The Lady Rebels edged tourney host Andrew Jackson, 51-49 to notch the girls title in the holiday tourney Dec. 28.
    Parkwood led 14-12 at the end of the first quarter, but the game was deadlocked 26-all at the half.
    Parkwood held a 42-38 lead at the end of the third quarter.

  • Patriots net AJ holiday title

    Kenneth Truesdale
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – York Prep came on strong in the final half to post a 68-56 win over host Andrew Jackson in the boys title game of the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at AJ High on Dec. 28.
    York Prep trailed 21-19 at the half, but ignited in the third period to gain the upper hand.
    The Patriots, with some hot shooting, scored 24 points in the third period to take a 43-37 lead at the end of the quarter.

  • Lewisville seeks hall nominations

    RICHBURG – Lewisville High School isn’t just looking for its next batch of Athletic Hall of Fame nominees, they are looking for information. The nomination period is now open and will remain so until January 10.