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High School Sports

  • Vols look for playoff return; AJ girls bid for more success

    The Andrew Jackson High School boys basketball team will be looking to return to the Class AA Upper State playoffs this season, while the AJ Lady Volunteers, under new leadership, is seeking to continue their hardwood success.
    The Lady Volunteers are led by first-year head coach Olivia Gaines, a former University of South Carolina women’s basketball player under Dawn Staley who came to AJ from Class AAAAA Fort Dorchester High School in Berkeley County.

  • Bruins fall twice to cap York Prep tourney play

    Lancaster dropped a pair of losses in the final day of play in the York Prep Tip-Off Classic at York Prep Academy in Rock Hill on Tuesday night.
    The Bruins, in the nightcap, lost to host York Prep, 75-74, and the Lady Bruins fell to the York Prep Lady Patriots, 70-49.
    In the boys game, Lancaster led at the half, 32-30, but the Patriots rallied for the close comeback win over the Bruins.
    O’mazeon Tinsley led LHS with 25, 14 in the second half. He drilled four treys on the night.

  • Warrior hoop teams working for new season

    The Indian Land High School varsity basketball teams have opposite agendas for the 2018-19 season.
    The Lady Warriors, winless last season at 0-20, are shooting for a better season, while the ILHS boys are bidding to continue their rise in Class AAA play.
    Two years ago in the Warriors’ first season in Class AAA hoops, the ILHS boys earned a first-round playoff bid and advanced to round two last season.

  • Bruins seek return to playoffs

    The goal is simple for the Lancaster High School basketball teams – make the postseason.
    Lancaster, which missed the playoffs last season for the boys and girls teams, plays in a tough region, which includes the talent laden Class AAAA boys state champion Ridge View.
    Nonetheless, the Bruins are focused on giving it their best shot on the hardwood to extend their season past region play in February.

  • Early surge keys Union County win

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News
    UNION – The Class AAA second-round playoff game between Indian Land and Union County looked to be a match-up of strength versus strength Friday night at Union County Stadium.
    Indian Land's defense, particularly against the run, had been strong, giving up just over nine points a game, nine points in region play.
    Union County's offense is led by its stellar running game, and the Yellow Jackets averaged 46 points a game in their last five tilts.

  • Tigers claw back, end Jackets’ run

    Saluda High School coach Stewart Young calls his offensive team “a big-play” unit and the Tigers proved it Friday night.
    SHS, 8-4, struck with the big play in key situations on the way to a 38-14 win over Region IV-AA champion Buford in the second round of the Class AA Upper State football playoffs.
    The biggest play came just before the half when the Tigers, who rolled up 482 yards total offense – 321 through the air, struck for a key score.

  • Darnell signs to play for Spartans

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School softball star Peyton Darnell is taking her game to the college level with impressive stats and plenty of respect from ILHS coach Monica Barfield.
    Darnell, a three-year starter for the Lady Warriors, signed with the University of South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday in the ILHS media center.
    Upstate, located in Spartanburg, is a NCAA Div. I school, a member of the Big South Conference.

  • Henson signs with Anderson golf

    Raymon Chisom said he has seen Buford High School star senior golfer Caleb Henson come a long way in his golf career.
    So far, that his game is hitting the next gear at the next level.
    Henson, a two-time Class AA all-state golfer for the Jackets, will be playing the next four years at Anderson University in Anderson after signing with the Trojans on Thursday in the BHS conference room.
    “Caleb has earned this chance to play college golf,” said Chisom, who led the Lancaster chapter of the SCJGA when Henson began playing golf and developing his game.

  • Vols’ Hudson signs with Winthrop

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball standout Will Hudson noted Wednesday, Nov. 14 as a special day for him and his future, a “garnet and gold day.”
    “This is a dream come true,” said Hudson, who plays second base, shortstop and pitches for the Volunteers. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

  • James relishes role with Jackets

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Buford High School senior football player David James, the Jackets’ backup quarterback and cornerback, has been a part of the BHS football program for a long time.
    Two seasons as a junior varsity player and the last two years on the BHS varsity, but it goes beyond that.
    You could say James, a 5-7, 135-pounder who for his size is tough as a lighter knot, has earned his maroon and gold stripes.