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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • P-31 junior team optimistic about season

    The 2019 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball program features the return of the junior team.
    The Lancaster junior team, which began play in 2004, but hasn’t competed in five  years, will be led by head coach Dickie Howard, who led the Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars to a state title and a World Series berth last season.
    Howard will be assisted by Jamie Hudson, Josh Lowe, Brian Vespe and Andy Williams.
    Howard said his 2019 junior team includes players from three Lancaster County high schools – Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster.

  • Jones leads BHS girls soccer honors

    Buford High School junior midfielder Isabella Jones earned the maroon and gold girls soccer spotlight at the annual BHS girls soccer awards night May 20 at Seagull’s Restaurant in Lancaster.
    Jones took home her share of honors in celebration of the BHS girls soccer season, a 13-4 record and the 2019 Region IV-AA championship.
    Jones, one of six Buford High players named to the all-region girls soccer team, was selected as the Region IV-AA Player of the Year.

  • Polk, Thompson lead LHS track awards

    Seniors Kendrick Thompson and Rekia Polk led the Lancaster High School track awards for the Bruins’ 2019 season.
    Thompson and Polk are the LHS track Most Valuable Award winners, receiving the honors at the team awards Monday night.
    The LHS team MVP awards were based on points, academics, leadership, sportsmanship and extracurricular activities.
    Polk, a six-year letterman, was captain of the Lady Bruins team, while Thompson, a five-year LHS track letterman, was captain of the boys’ team.