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High School Sports

  • Unbeaten Warriors smash Jackets

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News
    For the second straight week, Indian Land was on the road against a county rival – the Buford Yellow Jackets, and the Warriors returned home happy.
    The Warriors, much as they did in an 18-3 road win over Class AAAA Lancaster, brought a strong defense, holding Buford to 110 total yards and six first downs, and Indian Land quarterback Blake Goode was impressive in his second varsity start.

  • LHS swimmers split meet

    The Lancaster High School swim team split a tri-meet in its opener Aug. 22.
    Host Nation Ford posted 206 points, followed by Lancaster with 72 and South Pointe with 15.
    In the girls meet, Nation Ford had 98, with Lancaster 49 and SPHS eight.
    The NAFO boys had 108 to 23 for LHS and seven for South Pointe.
    The meet was cut short due to weather.
    Makenzy Mills led LHS with three firsts. Tamra Tipton had a first, and Nathan Powell had a first for the LHS boys.

    Swim meet results

  • Junior Vols drop opener, 14-7

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School junior varsity football team opened its season with a 14-7 home loss to Clover’s Junior Blue Eagles on Thursday night.
    Clover, a Class AAAAA school, held a 14-7 lead at the half and stayed on top for the win at AJ’s Volunteer Stadium.
    The Junior Vols’ score came on a 12-yard scramble by quarterback Hammond Wrenn. Tyson Funderburk added the conversion.

  • Red Devils, Lions earn TCFCA awards

    FORT MILL – Lewisville and Great Falls each earned honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    The Lions, fresh off a 50-6 win over Eau Claire, had Taylor Smith honored as the Division II Offensive Lineman of the Week. Smith graded 93 percent with three pancake blocks.

  • Vols rated 10th in Class A state poll

    Andrew Jackson High School’s resounding win over McBee High School to open the 2019 Volunteers’ football season drew notice across the state.
    The Vols, who blanked Class A’s 10th-ranked McBee to launch the season at the Panthers’ field on Aug. 23, earned a No. 10 ranking with Whale Branch High School of Beaufort County in the S.C. Media Association’s first regular-season Class AA state poll.
    The Vols bolted to a 20-0 halftime lead and cruised to the win.

  • IL’s Boulware garners another mat honor

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School state champion wrestling coach Leon Boulware has garnered another elite mat honor.
    Boulware, who guided the ILHS Warriors to the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling championship, was honored as the 2018-19 Wrestling Coach of the Year by the S.C. Athletic Coaches Association during the SCACA’s 27th annual awards banquet at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston last month.

  • Miles honored as CPL’s top hurler

    Eric Miles, the former Buford High School and Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball star, has been selected as the 2019 Coastal Plain League Pitcher of the Year.
    The Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer league, features teams in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia.
    Miles, a 6-2, 205-pounder, is a senior at Presbyterian College in Clinton.
    Miles, in his first season in the Coastal Plain League, helped the Morehead City (N.C.) Marlins to the 2019 CPL championship, Petitt Cup.

  • Bloxhams boost Warriors twofold

    INDIAN LAND – When Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio Blades works with the Warriors linebackers, he’s likely to do a double take.
    The Warriors’ 2019 defense features twin brothers Caden and Kyler Bloxham, a pair of senior linebackers.
    “They’re awesome kids,” said Blades. “They are always going at each other. You can see that sibling rivalry.”

  • Vols take Bear Hug Brawl wins

    Andrew Jackson notched a pair of wins to highlight action in the eighth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday.
    The Vols, in the second quarter, blanked the Indian Land Junior Warriors, 9-0, and wrapped up play with a 7-6 comeback win over host Buford.
    In the opener, Buford and Lancaster battled to an 0-0 tie and Lancaster and Indian Land also ended play in a scoreless draw.
    The Junior Vols, down 6-0, charged back late in the jamboree to post their one-point win over BHS.

  • Big plays boost Wildcats in 41-21 win over Jackets

    Finally, the 2019 Buford High School football season got underway Friday night, with the start later than expected.
    The defending Region IV-AA champion Buford Yellow Jackets were slated to begin their opening game with a 7:30 kickoff against the Blacksburg Wildcats of Cherokee County. A severe weather threat evacuated Buford Stadium and an anxious two-hour wait began.
    Finally at 9:38 p.m., pads were popping after Blacksburg's Christian Nix delivered the opening kickoff.