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High School Sports

  • Vols capture four Tri-County Awards

    INDIAN LAND – Unbeaten Andrew Jackson High School, No. 10 in latest Class AA state poll, won four of five awards at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon at the Towne Tavern.
    The Volunteers, who have opened the season with three straight shutouts and outscored their foes 145-0, earned the offensive back of the week, defensive player of the week, offensive lineman of the week and special teams player of the week for Div. II, Class AAA, AA and A high schools.

  • Boyd’s on the line full time

    When Miles Boyd puts it on the line this season, it’s on both sides of the football.
    Boyd, a Lancaster High School senior lineman, is a starter in the Bruins’ trenches on offense and defense.
    In the past, Boyd, a two-year Offensive-Line starter, drew all his playing time with the offense at left guard.
    This season, it’s both, and Boyd has taken on the dual role.
    He said even though he has more experience in the offensive interior, he now favors defense.

  • Cougars claw Warriors in 28-8 win

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – The York Cougars hit the road, looking for their first win of the season, the first win for Dean Boyd as York head coach, and revenge.
    The Class AAAA Cougars dropped a 14-9 home loss to the upstart Warriors last season, but York used a strong running game and tough defense to deny an ILHS repeat Friday night at Warrior Stadium.

  • Fort Mill foils Bruins, 24-14

    FORT MILL – Lancaster, at 0-3, hasn’t had the ball bounce its way much this season.
    Friday night at Fort Mill High School’s Bob Jones Stadium, it didn’t get better.
    “We had a little bit of luck, and we capitalized on it,” Fort Mill head coach Rob McNeely said after his Yellow Jackets notched a 24-14 win over Lancaster.
    Both teams entered at 0-2, but Fort Mill, making the most of its breaks, emerged the victor, and LHS the tough-luck victim.

  • Jackets swarm Hornets for first win

    DUE WEST – Buford took to the road and found victory lane in a big way Friday night.
    The Jackets, coming off two double-digit home losses to open their football season, swarmed the Dixie High School Hornets in a 48-0 rout at Due West.
    Buford took control early and cruised to a 34-0 halftime lead for its first win of the 2019 season.

  • Unbeaten Vols sack Cats

    Alan Sims
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The ninth-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers continued their stellar early-season play, cruising to a 39-0 win over 11th-ranked Blacksburg High School on Friday night at the AJ Battlefield.
    AJ, 3-0, entered the game having not allowed a point, and that trend continued with a third consecutive shutout, two straight at home.
    The Vols faced a Blacksburg team, which also came in unbeaten after a 41-21 road win over Buford and a 39-14 rout of Crescent of Iva.

  • Vols vault to No. 9 in AA state listings

    Andrew Jackson High School’s lopsided win over St. John’s helped the 2-0 Volunteers advance a spot in the SC Media Class AA state football poll.
    The Vols, who blitzed the Islanders 69-0 in their home opener Aug. 30, are rated No. 9 this week in the AA state listings.
    AJ, after its 37-0 road win over McBee High School to open the season, debuted in the poll in a tie for 10th with Whale Branch High School of Beaufort County last week.

  • LHS cross country off to solid start

    The Lancaster High School cross country program is off to a good start with two meets and solid performances in each event.
    The Bruins competed at Camden on Aug. 24 in “The Battle of Camden” invitational. Out of 14 teams, the LHS girls were seventh and the boys fifth.
    The Lady Bruins’ top finishers were Destinee Goshorn (24:41), Veronica Kail (25:56) and Sara Ava Shrum (26:56).
    The LHS boys were led by Matt Prete (19:05), Dylan Sutton (20:20) and Dexter Goshorn (20:56).
    LHS went to Great Falls on Sept. 3 for a 10-team meet.

  • Jayvee Football Roundup: Junior Vols skin Cats

    The Andrew Jackson High School Junior Volunteers made the most of their long road trip to Cherokee County on Thursday night.
    The Junior Vols evened their football mark at 1-1 with a 33-0 win over the Blacksburg Junior Wildcats.
    AJ built a 14-0 halftime lead and added three second-half scores on the way to the lopsided win.
    The Junior Vols opened the season last week with a 14-7 home loss to the Class AAAAA Clover Junior Blue Eagles.
    AJ, keyed by two Ely Sowell first-half scores, opened strong.

  • LHS swimmers roll to wins

    The Lancaster High School swim team rolled to a win over the Governor’s School of Science and Math of Hartsville, 217-44 on Sept. 4. The LHS girls prevailed 108-25 and the Bruins took a 109-19 win.
    Camden was slated to compete, but didn’t attend.
    The LHS girls were led by Tamra Tipton and Makenzy Mills with two wins each. Isabella Thorpe, Isabella Ihm and Taylor Teague each had one first.
    Nathan Powell paced the LHS boys with two firsts. Tyler Tipton, Jacob Stadler, Matt Prete and Diego Caravaca each had one win.