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High School Sports

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets improved to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in Region IV-AA girls soccer with a 3-0 road win over defending region girls soccer champion Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday night.
    The Lady Jackets took a 1-0 halftime lead as center midfielder Isabella Jones, on the first of two goals, tallied.
    In the second half, Buford High first-year soccer player Sophie Ribelin, off a Chaney Smith assist, scored her first career goal for the Lady Jackets.
    Jones, on a six-yard shot, put BHS up 3-0 with her second goal of the night.

  • Vols jolt Jackets in home win

    KERSHAW – The third-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers exploded for 11 runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 17-3 baseball win over Region IV-AA rival Buford High School at the AJ field on Thursday night.
    The game was originally slated for Friday night at AJ, but moved ahead a day due to expected rain in the area Friday.
    The Vols, 2-0 in region play, rapped 11 hits in the 14-run win, which was halted in the top of the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    AJ ripped North Central, 12-0 to open region play earlier in the week.

  • Lady Jackets booters beat Lewisville

    The Buford High School girls soccer team opened Region IV-AA play  play Tuesday night when the Lady Jackets topped Lewisville, 5-1 at the Lions’ field in Chester County.
    BHS’s Kalyn Stroud scored the first goal four minutes into the match. Lewisville tied the match in the 14th minute.
    Peyton Deese scored in the 23rd minute to put Buford ahead. In the second half, Marisa King scored two goals and Emma Larson added one to give the Jackets the 5-1 win.
    Buford played at AJ on Thursday night.
    Lady Warriors win

  • Sports Talk: AJ’s body of work was all about Vols pride

    The body of work is a term often heard this time of year, March Madness.
    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers basketball team experienced the hoops postseason wonderment, making a landmark run to the Class AA state title game.
    The Vols’ drive didn’t end the way they wanted, falling to a talented and top-rated Gray Collegiate Academy team in the state championship basketball game, 79-38 last Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

  • Vols open region play routing Knights

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play, rolling to a 12-0 win over North Central High School at home Tuesday night.
    Brett Percival and Colby Jackson combined on a one-hitter in the AJ win.
    Percival, the winner, went three innings and fanned eight Knights.
    Percival allowed no hits and two walks.
    Percival aided his cause with a three-run homer and a walk.
    Jackson, in an inning of work, whiffed three and allowed the lone Knights hit.

  • Green signs with Lancers

    Outside the rain poured and the day was gray, but on the inside in the Lancaster High School conference room, the mood was much brighter.
    Most of those in attendance donned special T-shirts in celebration of LHS senior soccer player Mason Green’s big moment – his signing day – March 1, 2019.
    Green, a four-year member of the Lancaster High School boys soccer team, was sporting a smile as he signed the scholarship to set the course of his future.
    Green signed with the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.

  • ‘Sea of orange’ buoys AJHS as title run comes up short

    COLUMBIA – Andrew Jackson High fell short in its first state championship basketball game in 39 years, but its horde of orange-clad fans said the Volunteers can hold their heads high.
    The Vols lost to Gray Collegiate Academy of West Columbia 79-38 in the Class AA boys title game at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. They ended their season with a 17-5 record.

  • Numbers reflect AJ’s loss in AA state title game

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    COLUMBIA – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fell to Gray Collegiate Academy, 79-38 at the 2019 SCHSL Class AA boys state championship in Columbia on Saturday.
    The 17-5 Volunteers finished runner-up as Gary Collegiate won back-to-back state championships.

  • Title Notes: AJ Volunteers’ special season

    The 2018-19 Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers produced a banner campaign.
    AJ, led by veteran coach Danny Wright, posted a 17-5 finish.
    The Vols, en route to the Class AA state runner-up finish, produced their share of hoops hoopla.
    AJ won its annual holiday tournament, the Comporium Christmas Classic, downing Eau Claire of Columbia, 83-59 and Chester, 79-70 at the Vols’ gym.
    Wright noted the Vols’ win over Chester, which finished as the Class AAA Upstate runner-up to Class AAA state champion Keenan, was a spark in the splendid season.

  • War Eagles soar late to net win over Volunteers, AA state crown

    COLUMBIA – Gray Collegiate coach Dion Bethea said his players told him they were going to take it to another level – they did, a second straight Class AA state basketball championship.
    The War Eagles, in a hardwood battle with the valiant Andrew Jackson Volunteers, took flight late with a furious flurry to defeat AJ, 79-38 for the AA state title at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Saturday afternoon.
    Grace Collegiate, 21-10, bolted to a 10-0 lead off the jump, but the determined Vols fought back to make it interesting.