High School Sports

  • Bruins honor hoops standouts

    The Lancaster High School Bruins took to the court of the LHS Multipurpose Building to honor a host of players at the LHS boys’ basketball banquet Thursday night.
    Standout members of the Bruins varsity and junior varsity basketball teams were saluted during the event.
    Lancaster High School sophomore sensations, guard Omazeon “Dude” Tinsley and forward Janyle Pittman, led the Bruins honorees.
    Tinsley and Pittman were named to the All-Region III-AAAA team as selected by the league coaches.

  • Vols fall to War Eagles in state final

    COLUMBIA – Gray Collegiate Academy's War Eagles soared late to capture their second straight Class AA boys basketball state championship.

    The 21-10 War Eagles, up 50-37 after three periods, finished on a pivotal 29-1 surge to seal the 79-38 win over Class AA Upper State champion Andrew Jackson on Saturday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. AJ's Jalen Robinson hit a free throw at 7:39 of the final quarter, but the Vols didn't score again and GCA rolled.

  • Lady Jackets jolt Lady Bruins

    The Buford High School girls’ soccer team opened its season, rolling to an 8-0 win over county rival Lancaster High School on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium.
    Chaney Smith scored her first of three goals at the 11:20 mark in the match.
    Isabella Jones led all scorers with four goals. Marisa King had one goal.
    The Jackets led at halftime 3-0. They added 5 more in the second half. Goalkeepers Madison Funderburk and Karen Chappell shared the shutout.
    The Lady Jackets travel to Hartsville on tonight.
    Lady Warriors fall to Nation Ford

  • Bruins booters open with win

    The Lancaster Bruins had a solid start to their 2019 prep soccer season with a 7-0 win over Class AAA foe Chester High School on Monday night at Memorial Stadium.
    Johan Deras tallied three goals, while Benjamin Guevara Salmoron netted two. Jacob Cato and Aydan Saldana scored one each.
    Saldana, Colby Faulkenberry, Mason Green, Jonathan Baker and Russ Baker each had an assist.
    Keeper Osiel Tello notched the LHS shutout.
    The Junior Bruins also notched a 7-0 win over Chester.

  • Bruins blast Cyclones in 11-4 tourney win

    The Lancaster Bruins rebounded from an 8-4 loss to Central of Pageland to take an 11-4 win over Chester High School on Tuesday night at AJ in the Comporium Preseason Invitational.
    The Bruins drilled 10 hits, with J.P. Cunningham clouting a grand slam in the seven-run LHS win.
    Logan Phillips, the winning pitcher, hurled five frames and struck out five, with no walks.
    He allowed three hits and two runs.
    Ashton Phillips went two innings and gave up a hit, two runs, one earned run and two walks. He fanned three.

  • Title Notes

    Game tickets on sale today
    Tickets to the Andrew Jackson vs. Gray Collegiate Class AA boys basketball state championship game are $12 each. Tickets are on sale at the AJ High School office, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through today. AJ school and athletic officials urge Volunteers fans to buy tickets today to avoid long lines Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena.
    For more details, call (803) 475-2381. Tickets are good for all games Saturday at the CLA.
    Directions to Colonial Life Arena

  • Vols battle War Eagles for Class AA state title

    COLUMBIA – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers missed the playoffs last season, but now they’re in the biggest postseason game for the program going back nearly 40 years.
    The year was 1980 when the AJ boys were in their last state title basketball game.
    “I wasn’t even born,” said AJ coach Danny Wright, 37, and a former Vols player.
    Wright, now in his eighth season guiding the Vols, can recall when AJ began to lay the foundation for their stellar 17-4 season.

  • Masters of the mat
  • AJ Vols win

    GREENVILLE - The upstart Andrew Jackson Volunteers took charge in a pivotal second period on the way to an impressive 66-47 win over Silver Bluff High School for the Class AA Upper State boys basketball championship.
    AJ, locked in a 13-all first period tie, ignited on a key 23-10 surge to take a 36-23 halftime lead on the way to the 19-point win at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Friday night in Greenville.
    "We played smart and controlled the game," AJ senior guard Joey Walters said.

  • Returnees key in LHS baseball hopes

    The Lancaster Bruins have eight returnees to their 16-player baseball roster this season as they look to make a run at the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs.
    LHS, which just missed out on the playoffs last spring, is hoping to land a bid to the postseason tournament.
    Lancaster High School, 9-11 last season under then first-year head coach Trevor Hammond, has its share of veterans on the mound.
    Senior right-hander Raul Garcia-Mora, a four-year member of the LHS squad, heads the pitching staff as a battle-tested performer.