High School Sports

  • 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.

  • State champion LHS golfers, ILHS girls state runner-up soccer are top teams for 2018

    The Lancaster High School Bruins golf team and the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors soccer team are The Lancaster News’ Most Outstanding Teams for 2018.
    The Bruins, of coach Joe Adams, captured their first-ever state golf championship at the Hackler Course at Coastal in Conway on May 14.
    LHS, which won its fourth straight Region III-AAAA golf title, carded a state-tournament-low 296 and won the state crown by 10 shots over state runner-up Myrtle Beach on the Seahawks’ home course.
    LHS shot 600 (304-296) to win the state title.

  • Adams, Bonda repeat as top coaches

    Top honors as The Lancaster News Coach of the Year are familiar names.
    A year ago, the duo of Joe Adams and Mark Bonda were honored as TLN’s 2017 Coach of the Year.
    Adams, in his first season leading the LHS golf team in 2017, guided the Bruins to a 15-0 regular-season mark, a Class AAAA Upper State runner-up and an elite fifth-place finish in the Class AAAA state golf tournament.
    Adams produced quite an encore, leading the 17-1 LHS golfers to their first-ever state championship last spring.

  • 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.