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High School Sports

  • Panthers’ early surge key win over Vols

    ABBEVILLE – Abbeville High School’s No. 1 Panthers, decked in all-back uniforms, struck in cat-quick fashion to fuel a 54-13 win over scrappy Andrew Jackson High School Thursday night in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State football playoffs.
    The game was originally set for Friday night, but moved a day ahead with expected heavy rain to the already soggy field at AHS’s Hite Stadium.
    The 10-0 Panthers, led by quarterback J.D. Moore, ignited for four touchdowns in the opening quarter to take a 27-0 lead on the Volunteers.

  • Warriors surge, trounce Tigers

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School “Reservation” was aroused come the second half of the Warriors’ Class AAA Upper State first-round home game with Crescent High School of Iva on Thursday night.
    The game was actually scheduled to be played Friday, but moved ahead with expected heavy rain in the area.
    In the second half, the Warriors, down 7-6 to upset-minded Crescent, went on the warpath to take control on the way to a 29-14 win over the Tigers at the ILHS “Reservation.”

  • IL’s Ressalam makes pivotal move to center

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior offensive lineman Christian Ressalam is the transition within the Warriors’ 2018 transformation.
    Ressalam, who has played tackle and guard on the offensive line during his three-year ILHS football career, has made the move to center for his senior season.
    Ressalam’s move was necessary after Michael Csuhta was injured and lost for the season.
    Ressalam then made the pivotal switch to center.

  • Bruins’ Cloud earns Tri-County honor

    FORT MILL – Lancaster High School senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud was among the honorees for Tri-County Football Coaches Association postseason awards on Wednesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Cloud, a two-year starter at quarterback for the Bruins, was named the Class A-AAAA Offensive Player of the Year.
    The TCFCA, which includes schools from Chester, Lancaster and York counties, honored a offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for their 2018 awards.

  • Warriors teams 11th in state cross country meet

    The Indian Land High School boys cross country team finished 11th in the Class AAA 20-team field on Saturday.
    The Warriors, with 311 points, were led by junior Austin Reeves, who was 33rd in 17:32.91.
    Reeves was followed by junior Ben Elson, 17:58.48; freshman Maddox Yegge, 18:01; junior Noah Kiger, 18:36.79; and eigth-grader Jaxon Barringer, 19:25.04.
    The Warriors were the top finishers from Region IV-AAA.

  • Vols reset to Thursday

    Andrew Jackson High School’s first-round playoff game in the Class AA Upper State football playoffs has been moved to Thursday at 6 p.m.
    The Vols, 6-4 and an at-large entry in the Class AA Upstate playoffs, will battle an Abbeville team which is ranked No. 1 in Class AA with a 9-0 record.

  • Rams roll to unbeaten season

    The A.R. Rucker Rams made school history in their football regular-season finale with the rival South Middle School Mustangs on Thursday afternoon.
    The 7-0 Ram, with their second win over South Middle this season, wrapped up their first regular-season undefeated campaign.
    The Rams rolled to a 36-8 win over the Mustangs.
    The 28-point Rucker win gave the Rams the Lancaster County School District middle school football title.

  • Lancaster County trio honored by TCFCA

    RICHBURG – Three Lancaster County prep football standouts were honored at the week 10 meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday.
    The country trio included Andrew Jackson High School’s Ty Elder and Eli Mackey along with Jacob Cato of Lancaster High School.

  • Junior Vols rally for 30-20 win over NCHS

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High School Junior Volunteers, locked in a 20-all tie at halftime, ignited in the second half to post a 30-20 win over rival North Central on Thursday night.
    The game was canceled earlier this season due to weather-related concerns and reset to cap the 2018 AJ junior varsity football campaign.

  • Jackets, Vols garner all-region football honors

    Region IV-AA football champion Buford High School earned its share of awards as the Class AA Upper State league honored its all-region team for the 2018 regular season.
    BHS fifth-year head coach Tripp Watts, who guided the Yellow Jackets to an unbeaten mark in Region IV-AA play at 6-0, was named the Region IV-AA Coach of the Year.
    He guided BHS to the region title for the first time since the 1997 season and first as a Class AA school.
    Two county athletes, one from Buford and one from Andrew Jackson, were honored as the Region IV-AA Players of the Year.