High School Sports

  • Warriors rebound, net split

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors got back on track, rolling to an 80-56 home win over county rival Buford on Monday night in the ILHS gym.
    The Warriors’ 24-point win gave ILHS a split of the non-region twin bill, with the BHS Lady Jackets taking a 49-33 victory in the varsity opener.
    “We were happy to get a win coming off the region loss at Chester on Friday night,” Indian Land boys coach Nate Smith said. “It was a battle as is always the case when we play Buford.

  • Bruins open region, sweep York

    Lancaster launched its Region III-AAAA hoops schedule with double delight on Friday night in York.
    The Bruins took two from the host Cougars, with the girls winning 43-37 and the LHS boys rolling to a 70-48 victory.
    The LHS boys, who have won three of their last four games – all away from home, started strong on the way to the 22-point win.
    Lancaster, 6-7, 1-0, opened a 23-13 lead after one period and pushed their advantage to 40-26 at the break.

  • Vols jolt Jackets in mat split

    Andrew Jackson, ranked fourth in Class A-AA wrestling, split a pair of matches at county rival Buford High School on Thursday night.
    The Vols, 9-5 on the season with a 3-2 region record, topped match host Buford, but fell to CATA, Central Academy of Technology and Arts of Union County, N.C.
    CATA also topped Buford to go 2-0 on the night.
    AJ, in the match with the host Jackets, posted a 57-21 win over Buford.

  • LCPRC stars state runner-up

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission 9-10 soccer all-stars gave a valiant effort and fell just short in their quest for a state championship last month in Walhalla.
    The Lancaster County stars, who represented the district that included Lancaster, Buford, Heath Springs and Kershaw, dropped a tough loss on penalty kicks to finish as the state runner-up to Bluffton, the Southern District champion.
    The Lancaster County 9-10 stars, who won the Central District title to qualify for the state tournament, opened play in the tourney facing host Walhalla.

  • Warriors place four in Penn tourney

    The Indian Land Warriors wrestling team placed four grapplers in the annual Southmoreland High School (Pa.) Excela Holiday Tournament in Alverton, Pa., on Dec. 27-28.
    Three Warriors were fifth in their respective divisions, including Max Yegge (106), Xavier Dreese (152) and Markeith Drakeford (160).
    Raul Neil, ILHS’s 220-pounder, was seventh in his weight class.
    The Warriors, out of 32 teams, placed in the top third of the field, finishing 11th overall.

  • Warriors launch region play

    Indian Land returns to the hardwood tonight to launch Region IV-AAA play with a visit to Chester High School to battle the Cyclones.
    The Warriors, who dropped their first eight games, finished the 2018 portion of their hoops schedule in impressive fashion, winning two of three games in the Chesterfield Christmas Classic last week at Chesterfield High School.
    The Warriors rebounded from an opening night loss to Class AAA foe Cheraw High School to defeat Conway Christian and Camden High School.

  • Vols down Cycs for win

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The host Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured the Comporium Christmas Classic boys championship on Saturday night.
    The Vols topped Class AAA Chester High School, 79-70 for the boys crown.
    Marlboro County High School, in the consolation game, downed the  Eau Claire Shamrocks, 56-44 earlier in the day.
    AJ, in the nightcap, posted the nine-point win in a defensive battle.
    The Cyclones utilized a fast-moving press the Vols fought hard against.

  • Lady Vols capture Comporium crown

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers, who finished as the Comporium Christmas Classic girls tournament runner-up last season, returned to the AJ hoops throne Saturday night.
    AJ, in a tight battle with Class AAAA Marlboro County, captured the Comporium girls tournament title with an exciting 47-45 win over the MCHS Lady Bulldogs.
    The game was close, with both teams keeping the other from scoring. The Lady Vols, up 8-7 after one period, were tied at the half, 16-all.

  • County trio earns scholar-athlete honor

    A trio of county athletes earned The Lancaster News’ scholar-athlete award for 2018.
    The trio includes Indian Land’s Daniella Wilson and Buford High School’s Hunter Allen for the girls and Buford High School soccer player Jim Small, now a Clemson University freshman, for the boys honor.
    Small, an all-region soccer player, was the 2018 Buford High School valedictorian with the highest GPA of any Lancaster County 2018 senior, 5.246.

  • Andrew Jackson soccer teams most improved

    The Andrew Jackson High School soccer squads are The Lancaster News’ Most Improved Teams for 2018.
    The AJ teams captured the Region IV-AA titles on the same night, each taking a 3-1 win over county and region rival Buford High School on April 19.
    AJ topped Buford, the defending region champion for boys and girls soccer, to capture the crowns.
    The Lady Vols, who fashioned a 7-10 record in 2017, went 6-10 last spring. AJ started the 2018 season 2-7, but went 4-3 the rest of the way, including a 4-0 region record.