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High School Sports

  • Vols’ Hudson signs with Winthrop

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball standout Will Hudson noted Wednesday, Nov. 14 as a special day for him and his future, a “garnet and gold day.”
    “This is a dream come true,” said Hudson, who plays second base, shortstop and pitches for the Volunteers. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

  • James relishes role with Jackets

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Buford High School senior football player David James, the Jackets’ backup quarterback and cornerback, has been a part of the BHS football program for a long time.
    Two seasons as a junior varsity player and the last two years on the BHS varsity, but it goes beyond that.
    You could say James, a 5-7, 135-pounder who for his size is tough as a lighter knot, has earned his maroon and gold stripes.

  • Percival Clemson baseball-bound

    KERSHAW – The colors won’t change much for Andrew Jackson High School ace right-hander Brett Percival as he goes to the next level.
    His AJ Volunteer orange will be similar to the Clemson Tigers’ burnt orange he will don as a CU freshman next fall.
    Percival, a three-year player for the AJ Vols, is headed to the elite of college baseball after signing with the Atlantic Coast Conference Tigers on Wednesday afternoon in the Lancaster County Class AA school’s media center.

  • Falcons soar to playoff win over Bruins

    COLUMBIA – A.C. Flora’s high-flying Falcons once in flight Friday night, soared to a 44-21 Class AAAA Upper State football playoff win over Lancaster High School at Memorial Stadium in Columbia.
    The Falcons, who have won nine straight after an 0-2 start, were winged early, but were able to surge in the Midlands cool air.
    The key sequence came late in the second period with the game tied at 14-all.
    A Buddy Howard interception at the Flora eight appeared to put the visiting Bruins in prime position for points before the half ended.

  • Buford swarms Hornets in 40-6 playoff win

    The Buford High School Yellow Jackets added to their stellar season Friday night, crushing C.A. Johnson High School of Columbia, 40-6 in the foggy opening round of the state high school football playoffs.
    The win was BHS Coach Tripp Watts’ first playoff victory and Buford’s first postseason win since 2001.
    Buford, on a fast start, took control early and easily punched their ticket to a second round home playoff game against Saluda High School.

  • LHS’s Clark looking to Down Under Games

    Lancaster High School track standout Janard Clark thought it was a joke.
    When he realized it wasn’t, he was so excited he nearly was moved to tears.
    “I really was excited,” Clark said.
    Clark was recently notified he has been selected to compete in the Down Under Sports track competition for the 19th annual International Games in July in Gold Coast, Australia.
    The Down Under Sports program features competition in football, cross country, golf, track and field, basketball and volleyball.

  • 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.