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High School Sports

  • Hayden Jackets hoops MVP

    Justin Hayden, an all-region pick for the Buford Yellow Jackets basketball team, is the BHS boys basketball MVP.
    Hayden, a senior forward, averaged nine points and 3.8 rebounds during the Jackets season. He has signed to play football at Newberry College.
    Junior forward Jo Barrino, also an all-region pick, was named the team’s Best Defensive Award winner.
    Barrino, regarded as an ace shot blocker, netted 7.6 points and 5.1 rebounds a game for the Jackets.

  • Sistare honored as BHS MVP

    Versatile performer Brett Sistare, who played multiple positions for the Buford High School baseball team, led the Jackets baseball awards for the 2019 season.
    Sistare, who played pitcher, catcher and in the BHS infield, earned the Jackets baseball MVP.
    Sistare, an all-region pick, hit .403 with a .584 on-base percentage.
    He had 19 runs batted in with 13 walks, six stolen bases and scored 15 runs.
    Dylan Montgomery earned the team’s All-Heart Award.

  • Andrew Jackson Volunteers youth basketball camp
  • Juniors score late, edge Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team walked off a win Thursday night at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, locked in a 1-all tie with Rock Hill Post 34, scratched out a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to seal a 2-1 win.
    Bry Neal, in the Lancaster seventh inning, opened the frame with a double and Landon Deese followed with an intentional walk.
    Ashton Hudson, with an out, hit a grounder to the RH shortstop, who made an error and wildly threw back to third base in an attempt to nab Neal. But the throw got away and Neal scored the winning run.

  • Seattle selects Kipp Rollings

    Former Andrew Jackson High School baseball star Kipp Rollings has been thinking about a possible future in pro baseball for some five years.
    Wednesday afternoon, Rollings’ dream took a key turn to reality with a coveted phone call.
    Rollings, a standout pitcher at North Greenville University, received the call a serious diamond prospect would want.
    The Seattle Mariners called to tell him he had been drafted in the 24th round of the annual Major League Baseball Draft.

  • Shigley pleased with Vols spring play

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football coach Todd Shigley said the 2019 Volunteers spring practice was a plus.
    “I was happy that our numbers were good, an average of about 50 for each practice we had,” Shigley said. “I felt good about our turnout.
    “We continue to have good numbers for spring practice,” Shigley said.
    “We used to have a problem with that, but that has changed for us.

  • Warriors looking for new AD following Edwards’ resignation

    INDIAN LAND – For the third time in two years, Indian Land High School is looking for a new athletics director.
    Mike Edwards, who has served as the Warriors athletics director since his hiring in June of 2018, has resigned.
    “I was relieved of my duties as athletic director by David Shamble (Indian Land High School principal) and asked to resign,” said Edwards in a statement on Friday, May 31.
    Edwards, 58, didn’t make any further comment, but noted he was hired for the job June 1, 2018.

  • Post 31 falls at home Thursday

    The winless Lancaster Post 31 senior baseball team, 0-3 on the season, will look to get on track when it returns to American Legion League III play June 11.
    The P-31 senior team dropped a 3-1 loss to Fort Mill Post 43 to cap the squad’s May schedule on Thursday night at Eggleton Field.
    Lancaster, which opened its season with losses to Rock Hill Post 34 last week, will look to rebound at home when the P-31 seniors will face League III newcomer Chapin-Newberry in a 7 p.m. game a week from Tuesday night.

  • Allen leads BHS girls hoops honors

    Buford High School senior guard Hunter Allen, a Class AA all-state and an all-region selection, led the Lady Jackets basketball awards for the 2018-19 season.
    Hunter and her BHS hoops teammates were honored at the team’s annual awards night May 19 at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant in Lancaster.
    Allen, who averaged 14.3 points and 3.9 rebounds to go with three assists and 4.7 steals a game, was honored as the BHS girls basketball MVP.

  • 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.