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High School Sports

  • Warriors looking for new AD following Edwards’ resignation

    INDIAN LAND – For the third time in two years, Indian Land High School is looking for a new athletics director.
    Mike Edwards, who has served as the Warriors athletics director since his hiring in June of 2018, has resigned.
    “I was relieved of my duties as athletic director by David Shamble (Indian Land High School principal) and asked to resign,” said Edwards in a statement on Friday, May 31.
    Edwards, 58, didn’t make any further comment, but noted he was hired for the job June 1, 2018.

  • Post 31 falls at home Thursday

    The winless Lancaster Post 31 senior baseball team, 0-3 on the season, will look to get on track when it returns to American Legion League III play June 11.
    The P-31 senior team dropped a 3-1 loss to Fort Mill Post 43 to cap the squad’s May schedule on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, which opened its season with losses to Rock Hill Post 34 last week, will look to rebound at home when the P-31 seniors will face League III newcomer Chapin-Newberry in a 7 p.m. game a week from Tuesday night.

  • Allen leads BHS girls hoops honors

    Buford High School senior guard Hunter Allen, a Class AA all-state and an all-region selection, led the Lady Jackets basketball awards for the 2018-19 season.
    Hunter and her BHS hoops teammates were honored at the team’s annual awards night May 19 at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant in Lancaster.
    Allen, who averaged 14.3 points and 3.9 rebounds to go with three assists and 4.7 steals a game, was honored as the BHS girls basketball MVP.

  • Indian Land girl gets early start on college

    Mac Banks
    For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – While getting money to play college athletics is pretty special, doing so when you are only 16 is extraordinary.
    Indian Land’s Shelby Ryberg will be playing college soccer at USC-Lancaster, but she  also graduated early at only 16-years-old. Ryberg finished her senior year at Indian Land High School as a member of the ILHS class of 2019.
    “I started doing my high school credits when I was in the eighth grade,” she said.

  • Gardner signs with Lancers

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior pitcher Griffin Gardner, in one of his final days at the Lancaster County Class AA school, did something for his future.
    Gardner, a two-year star for the Volunteers baseball team, is bound for the next level after signing with the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team on Tuesday, three days shy of his high school commencement.

  • Watts pleased with Jackets spring drills

    The annual Buford High School spring football game ended in a 7-all tie on May 23 at Jackets Stadium.
    “It was competitive and we worked in a lot of players,” BHS coach Tripp Watts said. “We just went out in helmets and this allowed us to let everybody get in on the action during the game, including rising ninth graders.
    “That’s what we wanted,” Watts said. “We wanted all our players to see action to give them some time in a game-like situation.”

  • Hinson leads AJ sports awards

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior athlete Jamie Hinson earned the Volunteers Athlete of the Year for the 2018-19 season and the annual AJ sports awards showed why he garnered the Volunteers’ top honor.
    Hinson, a three-sport athlete, earned All-Region IV-AA honors in football and basketball.
    He was presented the Vols Competitive Spirit Award for the 2018 AJ football season, a 6-5 finish and playoff bid.

  • Juniors top Rock Hill in 3-0 start

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team opened its first week with a strong showing.
    The 3-0 P-31 juniors capped the first week in League III with a 4-1 win over Rock Hill Post 34 at Rock Hill High School on Thursday night.
    Bry Neal, the Andrew Jackson High School standout, hurled the win, tossing a four-hitter. The right-hander struck out five and allowed a run in five frames. He walked two and hit a batter.

  • Phillips, Vazqeuz lead LHS baseball awards

    Two senior standouts led the 2019 Lancaster High School baseball awards.
    Logan Phillips, a pitcher-third baseman, earned the Bruins Offensive Award, while senior catcher Sergio Vazquez was presented the LHS baseball Defensive Award.
    Phillips, an all-region pick, batted .339 with a .355 slugging average and a .408 on-base percentage.
    Phillips had 21 hits, 10 runs batted in, eight walks and scored nine runs.
    Vazquez posted a .990 fielding average with one error on the season, which included 109 innings. He threw out 13 base runners.

  • Rock Hill rallies to edge P-31

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster Post 31 built an early 2-0 lead, but couldn’t hold it, falling to 0-2 on the American Legion baseball season.
    Host Rock Hill Post 34, which opened the season with a 6-2 win over Lancaster at Eggleton Field on Wednesday night, rallied to take a 4-2 comeback win over Lancaster at Rock Hill High School on Friday night.
    “We have to get over the hump,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Jimmy Jackson said.
    Lancaster, snapping a scoreless draw, broke on top in the second inning.