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High School Sports

  • Warriors’ Ross, Davis, Henry and LHS’s Mills top athletes

    Four outstanding athletes are The Lancaster News’ Athletes of the Year for 2018.
    Indian Land High School junior wrestler Austin Ross and fellow ILHS track star Marlin Davis shared The Lancaster News Male Athlete of the Year Award.

  • Warriors deck Eagles, net first win

    CHESTERFIELD – The Indian Land Warriors halted their hoops skid in a big way during day two of the Chesterfield Christmas Classic on Thursday at Chesterfield High School.
    The Warriors, with five players in double figures, rolled to a 99-58 win over Conway Christian School, which fell to 6-10.
    The Warriors, 1-8, surged to a 25-12 lead after one period and owned a 46-35 lead at the half.
    ILHS outscored CCS, 53-23 in the second half to notch the victory.

  • Polk excited for second chance for Down Under Sports track

    Lancaster High School senior track team member Rekia Polk is grateful for a second chance.
    A year ago, Polk was extended an invitation to compete in the Down Under Sports track competition for the annual International Games in July in Gold Coast, Australia.
    Polk, who will be joined this summer by Bruins’ track teammate Janard Clark, was invited last year, but couldn’t attend.

  • Vols defeat Jackets in region quad match

    BOONETOWN – Andrew Jackson captured a wrestling win over county rival Buford High School to hightlight the Volunteers’ effort in a Region IV-AA quad match at North Central High School in Boonetown on Dec. 21.
    The Vols, ranked fourth in Class AA wrestling, posted a 46-30 win over the Jackets, who are rated fifth.
    The AJ winners in the 16-point win included Dalton Mackey (126) and Nick Burgess (138) on pins. Matthew Kirk, at 120, won on a major decision.

  • Comporium tourney tips off

    Play in the annual Comporium Christmas Classic, a two-day girls and boys basketball tournament hosted by Andrew Jackson high School, tips off today at 3 p.m.
    Marlboro County High School of Bennettsville opens play in the girls first-round game, facing Monroe High School (N.C.) in the tourney opener.
    Following the first of four games at AJ High today, the boys opening round game is at 4:30 when the Marlboro County, the defending tourney champion, battles Chester High School.

  • Jackets rally to give Buford High School sweep

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    PAGELAND – The Buford boys completed a sweep of host Central High School of Pageland, taking a 54-49 win over the Eagles on Friday night in Pageland.
    The Jackets’ five-point comeback win came after the Lady Jackets clipped the Lady Eagles, 50-26.
    The Jackets, down 40-36 heading into the final period, ignited on a pivotal 18-9 surge to close the game for the victory.

  • Bruins lasso Stallions for third place in Winborn tournament

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Bruins rallied from an early deficit to notch a 56-53 win over South Pointe High School of Rock Hill to finish third in the annual Y.C. Winborn basketball tournament at Rock Hill High School on Saturday night.
    The Bruins, who went 2-1 in the eight-team field, also defeated North Charleston, the No. 2 team in Class AA, and fell to host Rock Hill High.

  • Ace trio lead all-county defense

    Three crackerjack defensive players, who were honored as their region’s defensive players of the year this season, lead The Lancaster News’ 2018 all-county defense.
    The trio – Indian Land’s Dorian Williams, Lancaster High School’s Immanuel Bush and Andrew Jackson’s Ben Hinson head the elite stop unit.
    Williams, a senior and two-time all-region selection, was honored as the 2018 Region IV-AAA Defensive Player of the Year and earned the Warriors MVP.

  • Jackets duo heads all-county offense

    Buford High School’s dynamic backfield duo of junior quarterback Brayden Phillips and senior running back Tyheim Miller, who played a large role in the Jackets’ Region IV-AA championship run, headline The Lancaster News’ 2018 all-county offense.
    Phillips, who threw for over 1,500 yards this season, reaped all-region honors. He was 76-160 passing and 18 touchdowns. He ran 50 times for 213 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Cloud shines, Watts leads BHS to electric season

    The 2018 Lancaster County high school football season was quite a campaign with all four county schools making the playoffs.
    A closer look at the 2018 campaign revealed a brilliant individual season and some regional honors and a solid coaching effort to turn a slow start into a blazing Buford High School football finish.
    Lancaster High School senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, coming off a solid junior campaign, stepped up his game in a big way this season to earn The Lancaster News Player of the Year for the 2018 prep football season.