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High School Sports

  • Bruins fall in playoff openers

    COLUMBIA – The Lancaster Bruins were right there with the host A.C. Flora Falcons, and then came the pivotal fourth quarter.
    The Falcons, up 42-31 after three periods, outscored the Bruins 25-5 in the closing period to take a 66-37 win over LHS in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoffs on Wednesday night.
    “We were in the game going to the fourth quarter, and then the turnover bug bit and big us hard,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said.

  • Lady Jackets swarm Panthers for playoff win

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    BATESBURG – The Buford Lady Jackets battled to the end and came home a winner in the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.
    Buford, the third seed out of Region IV-AA on the road to face second-seeded Batesburg-Leesville in the opening round of the playoffs, rallied for a 50-48 win over the Lady Panthers.
    Buford, down by two with 87 seconds to play, kept plugging.
    Paige Davis netted two free throws with 58 seconds to play.

  • Vols sweep in playoff openers

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers and Lady Volunteers advanced to the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs with their home victories over Ninety-Six High School on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Vols defeated the Ninety-Six girls 46-32.
    The Vols, in the nightcap, won a close contest in a 56-52 victory.
    In the nightcap, AJ senior Jamie Hinson sealed the win with last-second free throws which gave the Vols the four-point win.

  • STATE CHAMPS!

    CAYCE – Indian Land High School demolished its opponent in the state wrestling championship Saturday, winning the 92-year-old school’s first state title in a boys’ team sport.The Warriors, the Class AAA Upper State champion and ranked No. 2 in the final regular-season AAA state poll by SCMAT, captured the state crown with a 44-12 win over Lower State champ Gilbert High School.

  • Warriors charge for state gold

    CAYCE – Indian Land High School’s big wrestling day didn’t start well, but ended great, so grand it made school history.
    The 35-5 Warrior fell behind early, but finished with a stirring mat flurry to deck Gilbert High School, 44-12 for the Class AAA wrestling state championship at Airport High School in Cayce on Saturday afternoon.
    The No. 2 Warriors resounding 32-point win gave ILHS its first-ever male team state championship in the 92-year history of the Lancaster County Class AAA high school.

  • Title Notes: Warriors had solid run to state crown

    Indian Land High School’s first-ever boys team state championship charge for the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling title featured a 4-0 playoff run.
    The Warriors, as a first round host of the Class AAA Upper State playoffs in the ILHS gym, opened the playoffs with a bye.
    Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA titlist, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State semifinals with a 41-19 home win over Woodruff High School.

  • Seneca halts Indian Land’s playoff hopes

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors had a short stay in the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs, falling to host Seneca High School, 59-21 on Monday night.
    The Lady Bobcats, up 15-3 after one period, extended their lead to 33-10 at the break.
    SHS held a 47-11 lead after three periods before taking the 38-point win.
    Junior forward Kristen Falk led the Lady Warriors with nine points.
    Payton Leiser, Crystal Strother, Allie Floyd, Daniella Wilson and Kayla Senter each scored two points for the Lady Warriors.

  • Bruins get forfeits, look to playoffs

    The Lancaster Bruins basketball team took two wins the easy way Friday to wrap up their 2018-19 regular season schedule.
    Lancaster was slated to visit South Pointe to cap Region III-AAAA play, but the games weren’t played.
    LHS was notified Friday that South Pointe had played its limit of 26 regular-season games, so the Bruins received forfeits – 20-0 – for each game. The 26 games include jamborees, preseason and in-season tournaments.

  • Vols fall twice to Lee Central Friday night

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    BISHOPVILLE – The Volunteers and Lady Vols each lost games to the host Lee Central basketball teams Friday night.
    The Lady Vols could have captured the regional title with a win, but they finished in second place in the region as did the Vols.
    The Lady Vols lost 57-30 to the Lee Central girls. The Vols dropped their game, 52-42 to the Lee Central Boys.

  • Jackets used clutch play to net sweep

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    The Buford Yellow Jackets came through late on BHS Senior Night for a sweep of North Central High School in Region IV-AA basketball play on Friday night.
    The BHS boys, in a 53-50 win over North Central, earned a bid to the Class AA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.
    BHS, which trailed by six going to the final period, came through at the foul line in the clutch.
    Jo Barrino, who led BHS with 19 points, netted two free throws to tie the game at 50-all with 16.7 seconds to play.