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High School Sports

  • County teams set to kick off football practice

    All four Lancaster County high school football teams will start practice Friday in preparation for their 2019 season openers on Aug. 23.
    S.C. High School League rules restrict player contact on the first two days of practice, with drills limited to helmets, cleats, shorts and shirts.
    Teams add shoulder pads to practice sessions beginning Aug. 5, with full contact drills set for Aug. 7. The first preseason scrimmages are Aug. 8.
    Lancaster

  • Annual Bear Hug Brawl set for Aug. 22

    The eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl, the annual junior varsity football jamboree, is Aug. 22 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.
    Teams competing include junior varsity football squads from Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools.
    Tickets are $5 prior to the day of the jamboree, or $6 at the gate. Students age 12 and under get in free.

  • Vols to host Kickoff Classic

    The 13th annual Founders Kickoff Classic will take center stage at Andrew Jackson High School on Aug. 17 – a Saturday.
    The annual prep football jamboree, which features all four county high schools against teams from outside the county, will launch play at 6 p.m.
    Each team will play an hour.
    Indian Land will begin play as the Warriors face Monroe (N.C.) High School in the opening quarter at 6 p.m.
    Lancaster, which hosted the 2018 jamboree, will follow with a clash with West Mecklenburg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

  • IL’s Boulware S.C. Wrestling Coach of Year

    Indian Land High School state champion wrestling coach Leon Boulware will be honored among the state prep coaching elite Sunday night, July 29.
    Boulware, who guided the ILHS Warriors to the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling championship, will be honored as the 2018-19 Wrestling Coach of the Year by the S.C. Coaches Association.

  • Hunter to head Warriors athletics

    INDIAN LAND – Vernon Hunter is the new Indian Land High School athletics chief.
    Hunter, who has been approved by the Lancaster County School District Board of Trustees as the ILHS athletics director, comes to the Lancaster County Class AAA high school from West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.
    Hunter, 38, has spent the past five years as the Hawks athletics director.

  • LHS netters have solid season

    The 2019 Lancaster High School tennis team posted another solid season on the court.
    The Bruins tennis team at 5-1, finished second in region play, with its lone league loss to conference champion York.
    Lancaster, in all its matches – region and non-region, went 8-5.
    Isaac Thomas went undefeated on the season and was named the Bruins MVP.
    Brevon McKinney was awarded the team’s Most Improved Player Award, moving from No. 2 doubles to No. 2 singles player.

  • Lady Bruins salute top softball players

    Lancaster High School honored a host of players during the Lady Bruins’ 2019 softball season.
    Riley Burton, a first-year varsity player, won the LHS girls’ Offensive Award.
    Burton, who earned a varsity spot at catcher as an eighth grader out of A.R. Rucker Middle School, batted .422.
    She was one of four Lancaster players named to the All-Region III-AAAA team.
    Freshman outfielder Amarie Gist, another first-year player, earned the team’s Defensive Award. Gist posted an .800 fielding percentage on the season.

  • Roberson shines bright in summer volleyball play

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    For Alexis Roberson, summer is a commitment to be better than yesterday.
    Two days a week, she, and her family make a 144-mile round trip to Lexington to be part of the Intense Volleyball team.
    As part of that training and team participation, she tried out for the 15 Intense Adidas Elite Jerry team and was selected.
    This summer is Robertson’s third year on the Elite team.

  • Cauthen to lead LHS basketball

    Coach Jerron Cauthen didn’t mind the dousing one bit.
    In fact, he embraced the soaking and hopes there will be more winning wet moments to follow with his team.
    Cauthen, just after entering the Lancaster High School weight room in the Rice Athletic Complex on Wednesday morning to greet his 2019-20 Bruins team for a workout, was splashed with water bottles amid hearty cheers.
    The team was celebrating Cauthen’s selection as the new boys basketball coach at Lancaster High School, his prep alma mater.

  • Darlings stars win district title

    The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings are headed to the state tournament after capturing the District 2 tournament in Lancaster.
    The Darlings stars, who went 3-1 in the double-elimination district field, wrapped up the crown with a 10-5 win over Jefferson on Monday night at Springdale Park.
    Lancaster opened play with a 13-3 win over Blythewood on Saturday at Springdale Park.
    The LC Darlings followed with a 5-4 win over Jefferson.