High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Comporium Preseason tourney opens play Saturday at AJ field

    Buford will be seeking to defend its title as the sixth annual Comporium Preseason Invitational opens at Andrew Jackson High School on Saturday.
    The tournament features all four county high school baseball teams.
    The BHS Jackets, who edged Class AAA foe South Pointe High School of Rock Hill, 3-2, last March for the title on Brady Horton’s sixth inning RBI-single to snap a 2-all draw, will open play as they face Central of Pageland at 10 a.m.
    Indian Land will battle 2015 runner-up South Pointe at 12:30 p.m, in game two at the AJ field.

  • Keenan knocks out AJ

    KERSHAW – In a game to the wire, the Keenan Raiders’ late run kept them in stride to net a second straight Class AA boys basketball state championship.
    Top-ranked Keenan, in a hardwood battle with game Andrew Jackson, used a pivotal 5-0 flurry in the final 1:01 to take a tough 52-45 win over the Vols and earn a bid to the Class AA Upper State championship game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville on Saturday.

  • Blacksburg's late flurry foils Warriors' hopes

    Indian Land High School’s final game as a Class AA hoops competitor was a bummer in Blacksburg on Saturday night.
    The Warriors, bidding to continue their postseason run in their final season of Class AA basketball, saw it end with a 77-72 loss to the host BHS Wildcats.
    Indian Land, with the S.C. High School League’s realignment for 2016-17, will move into the Class AAA ranks next season.

  • Volunteers finish strong, advance

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson took a while to get on track, but once the Volunteers did, they rolled.
    The Vols, hindered by a slow start, picked up the pace on the way to a 69-40 win over Ninety Six in the second round of the Class AA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.
    AJ’s 29-point win sends the Vols to a third-round home clash with Keenan to decide which team will advance to the AA Upper State title round in Greenville on Saturday.
    Tipoff tonight in the AJ gym is at 7 p.m.

  • Wren ends LHS girls' run

    PIEDMONT – Wren’s Lady Hurricanes, with a fourth-quarter surge, swept away Lancaster High’s hopes of a repeat Class AAA girls basketball state championship Monday night in Piedmont.
    The Lady Canes, sparked by the play of senior guard Nakol Franks’ 38 points, rallied to post a 59-54 win to halt the LHS girls’ hopes of a second straight state title.
    Lancaster, in the seesaw battle, held a 40-38 lead going into the final period and quickly extended the edge to 45-38 on an Amirah Steward trey and a Malia Rivers’ steal and score.