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High School Sports

  • CPTC shines in Charlotte meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) participated in the Charlotte Flights Invitational on May 5 at UNC Charlotte.

    The CPTC took 37 of the 42 athletes for 2018 and they competed against 1,000 athletes.

    This event was a developmental meet with AAU and USAT&F members competing together.

    The meet is a good indication of the talent we have on the team when the athletes do well at this track meet.

    Athletes had to place in the top six to receive an award and below are the winners.

  • Warriors honor wrestling stars

    Indian Land High School’s Solomon Cortez and Austin Ross earned top honors at the annual Warriors wrestling awards banquet earlier this spring.

    Cortez and Ross won the Warrior Wrestler of the Year Award.

    The Warriors, who posted a school-record 27-4 mark and won the Region IV-AAA championship and finished as the Class AAA Upstate runner-up, honored a host of wrestlers.

    Ross, a junior, captured the Class AAA 113-pound state championship after winning the 106-pound weight class as a sophomore.

  • Piranhas pound Gators

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team opened their season rolling to a 374-130 win over the Lake Wylie Gators on Monday.

    The Piranhas will swim at the Kershaw Pool, facing Camden in a non-region meet.

    The Kershaw Pool is located at 200 Close Circle in Kershaw, 29067.

    The Piranhas, who have combined with the Kershaw swim team this season, will swim at the Rock Hill Country Club on June 11 at 5:45 p.m.

    The Piranhas are led by head coach second-year head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who is assisted by Denise Walker and Cami Armbrust.

  • Faile named Class AAAAA baseball player of the year

    A star high school baseball player with a connection to Lancaster has produced a stellar season to cap his prep baseball career.

    John Michael Faile, who graduated this week at Boiling Springs High School in the Spartanburg area, finished his final season of high school baseball with his share of diamond honors for the 2018 season.

    Faile, the son of Lancaster natives Michael and Julie Faile, is the 2018 Class AAAAA Player of the Year as selected by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Sports Talk: Cannon’s death rekindles memories of ‘Sugar Blues’

    The recent death of the legendary Billy Cannon rekindled a few memories from that era, the late 1950s to late 1960s.

    Cannon, who died May 20, was quite a player, an ace running back and kick returner at LSU.

    He won the 1959 Heisman Trophy among a host of other honors, which later earned him a place in the LSU Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, not to mention a brilliant pro football career.

  • Rain-plagued Piranhas to open Metrolina League season Monday

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team, plagued by inclement weather over the last week, will look to open its 2018 summer recreation league season Monday with a home meet with Lake Wylie.

    The Piranhas, led by head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, were scheduled to have a practice meet Tuesday, but the meet was canceled due to inclement weather that evening.

    Lancaster traveled to Fort Mill for a non-region meet Thursday afternoon, but only a few relays were completed before a storm canceled the meet.

  • Warriors’ Wilson to play at Queens

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School softball standout Adriana Wilson is going “up the road” to play at the next level.

    Wilson, who played for the ILHS Lady Warriors six years, has signed to play softball at Queens University in neighboring Charlotte.

    “I’m super excited about going to Queens to continue my education and softball career,” Wilson said. “I really like the campus. It’s beautiful, really pretty.

  • Jackets have new hoops coaches

    Buford High School basketball will have two new leaders when the BHS 2018-19 hoops seasons open late next fall.

    The Buford Lady Jackets will have new leadership in Susan Scott, the former Buford Middle School girls basketball coach.

    The BHS boys will have a new court leader in coach Jamaal Brown.

    Scott replaces T.J. Armbrust, who led the Lady Jackets for 10 seasons, but yielded his coaching duties to devote more time to his family.

  • Jackets honor ace golfers

    The Region IV-AA champion Buford High School golf team honored a pair of BHS veteran golfers with the Jackets top awards for the 2018 season.

    Caleb Henson and “T” Sutton were named the BHS golf MVPs for the 2018 season.

    Henson, an all-state selection, carded a 73 to finish fourth in the individual medalist competition at the Class AA state golf tournament at the Mount Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta earlier this month.

    Sutton, an all-region golfer, followed with a 79 during the Class AA state tournament.

  • P-31 splits to cap Union series

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball team split in its final two games in the season-opening series with Union Post 22 on Saturday at Eggleton Field.

    Lancaster, in the opener Saturday, dropped a 4-3 loss, but rebounded in game two for the split in a 4-3 win in 11 innings.

    The first game was a completion of a game, which was halted in the top of the fifth inning Thursday when a late afternoon thunderstorm washed out the game.