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High School Sports

  • Warriors’ relay team earns state gold

    PONTIAC – The Indian Land High School boys 4 x 400 relay team produced its best effort for the biggest stage.
    The ILHS’s relay team highlighted the Lancaster County high school effort at the state track meet at Spring Valley High School over the weekend.
    The Warriors’ 4 x 400 relay team of  Marlin Davis, Deshon Harris, Brian Adams and Devonte Harris ran a school record 3:20.49 to win the state championship at the Class AAA state meet Saturday at SVHS.

  • Sharks charge, defeat IL for AAA soccer title

    IRMO – May River High School boys soccer coach Misael Garzan said it was a matter of his Shark players finding their focus and flow.
    The Class AAA Lower State champion Sharks, 20-3-1, did so in the second half to post a 6-2 win over Indian Land High School to capture their first Class AAA state soccer championship in W.C. Hawkins Stadium at Irmo High School on a warm Saturday afternoon.

  • Jackets’ Funderburk signs with USC Sumter

    Buford High School ace keeper Ethan Funderburk called his special signing day “a dream come true.”
    Funderburk, a four-year member of the BHS Jackets varsity soccer team, signed to play with the University of South Carolina Sumter soccer program on Friday in the BHS conference room.
    “Since the seventh grade, I’ve dreamed of going to the next level,” said Funderburk, a three-time All-Region IV-AA selection. “It took a lot of hard work, and it pays off when you work hard. I’m very happy.”

  • Bruins’ Baker signs with Lancers

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster men’s soccer program is steadily building a solid soccer link from the Lancaster High School soccer team.
    Jonathan Baker makes three Bruins who have signed to attend USCL and play soccer for the Lancers in NJCAA Region X next fall.
    First, it was Mason Green, followed by Jacob Cato and now Baker is in the royal blue and gold fold.

  • IL falls to May River in Class AAA state championship

    IRMO - May River High School coach Misael Garzan said it was a matter of his players finding their focus.
    The Lower State champion Sharks, 20-3-1, did to post a 6-2 win over Indian Land to capture their first Class AAA state soccer championship on Saturday afternoon at WC Hawkins Stadium at Irmo High School.
    "Being in our first state championship match, I think we had some jitters and butterflies early, but I told our guys at the half to stay focused and play our game."
    May River, located in Bluffton, is a third-Year school.

  • LHS working to name boys basketball coach

    Lancaster High School officials are hoping to have a new boys basketball coach in the next month.
    “We’re shooting for no later than the first week of June,” LHS Principal Rosalyn Mood said.
    The deadline to receive applications for the post was Friday, May 3.
    “We’ve received a lot of interest about the job,” Mood said. “We’re pleased we can find the best candidate for the job.”
    Mood said applications will be screened and interviews will follow.

  • Lancers go 1-2 in region tourney

    USC Lancaster Lancers went 1-2 in the double-eliminaton NJCAA Region X baseball tournament held in Lexington over the weekend.
    The Lancers, who went 30-16 for the season including a 12-10 region mark, opened with a 12-4 loss to USC Sumter, then defeated Louisburg College (N.C.) 16-10 and fell to USC Sumter, 11-9 to cap their season.
    In the second USC Sumter game, the Lancers trailed 10-0 at one point, but ignited for a nine-run rally in the eighth inning before dropping the 11-9 loss to the Fire Ants.

  • Vols, Jackets advance to AA state meet

    Two Andrew Jackson High School track athletes have qualified to the Class AA state track meet.
    Sophomore sprinter LaKyle McIlwain and Oksana Lathan, a sophomore, are headed to the state meet.
    McIlwain ran a 15.56 to win the Class AA Upper State 110 high hurdles at the Upstate meet at Keenan High School in Columbia. McIlwain has the fastest time in Class AA 110 high hurdles, according to AJ coach Corey McIlwain.
    Lathan, in the 100 meters, ran a 12.95 to place eighth in the event and advance to the state meet.

  • Jackets eliminate IL in Upstate title series

    INDIAN LAND – Union County returned to Indian Land High School, but this time the Lady Yellow Jackets were on the attack on the way to a 15-5 win over the Lady Warriors.
    UCHS’s 10-run win eliminated the host Lady Warriors in the Class AAA Upper State softball championship series Wednesday night at ILHS.
    The Lady Warriors, in their series opener, pounded the Lady Yellow Jackets, 10-3 on Friday night, but UCHS turned the tables Wednesday night in the elimination game rematch.

  • Buford golfers earn bid to Class AA state field

    Buford High School senior “T” Sutton captured the Region IV-AA medalist with a 139 to help the Jackets earn a bid to the Class AA state tournament May 13-14.
    Sutton’s effort – 71-68 – helped the Jackets to a second-place finish in the six-team region field.
    Two teams from the region advance to the state tournament.
    Central won the Region IV-AA golf tournament with a 646 – 327-319, with David Oliver, the runner-up medalist, leading the Eagles with a 140, 72-68.
    Buford was second with a 664 – 340-324.