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High School Sports

  • Warriors top Griffins for first region win

    WINNSBORO – The Indian Land Warriors, winless in Region IV-AAA hoops and seeing their Class AAA Upper State postseason hopes possibly slipping away, took court action Friday night at Fairfield Central High School in Winnsboro.
    The Warriors snapped a three-game region skid, taking a 63-57 win over the FCHS Griffins.
    “Going into region play and at 0-3, nobody really gave us a chance, so our guys responded the way we needed to take the win,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said. “We know we are a better team than our record shows.

  • Stallions top Lancaster Bruins twice

    South Pointe, in different ways, pulled the hardwood broom job in the Lancaster High School gym on Friday night.
    The Stallions took two from the host LHS Bruins in Region III-AAAA play.
    The second-ranked Lady Stallions dashed to an 81-22 win over the Lady Bruins and the SPHS boys held on for a 75-70 win.
    The boys game was tight early, but later featured a pair of spurts by both teams.
    The Bruins, down 26-25 at the half, came out in the second half to take charge and build a 43-32 lead on a Kemarkio Cloud bucket midway through the third period.

  • Lady Jackets win for region split

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    The Buford High School girls finished strong to take a 39-26 win over Chesterfield High School for a split of a Region IV-AA basketball doubleheader at BHS on Friday night.
    The Buford boys, in the nightcap, dropped a 66-60 to the Rams.
    In the opener, the Lady Jackets, up 18-15 at the half, picked up the pace on the way to the 13-point win.
    The game was tied at 7-all after one period before the Lady Jackets began to build their lead.

  • Bruins drop 2 on mat

    The Lancaster High School wrestling team had a tough night on the mat with a three-way match at Westwood High School in Blythewood on Wednesday night.
    Lancaster, which had earlier defeated Westwood High, 42-21, at LHS on Jan. 7, dropped Region III-AAAA matches to York and South Pointe High School of Rock Hill.
    South Pointe is ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA wrestling by SCMAT, the S.C. high school wrestling website, and York is rated a slot below at No. 3.
    Lancaster fell to York, 48-21, and South Pointe, 65-12.

  • Warriors star kicker Dickerson in International Bowl

    Area fans can follow the play of Indian Land High School standout senior kicker Brandon Dickerson in the annual International Bowl on ESPNU at 10 a.m. today.
    Dickerson, who played in his fourth straight International Bowl, held at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and the national semifinal Cotton Bowl, is a member of the U19 National Team, which played Friday night.
    The team, which included elite players from across the United States, faced Tamaulipas of Mexico, a team of college sophomores and juniors.

  • Bulldogs bite Warriors twice

    Indian Land dropped two at home to Camden High School in Region IV-AA play on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Warriors opened the twin bill, falling to the Lady Bulldogs, 59-34 and the ILHS boys fell, 61-41.
    In the varsity opener, the Indian Land girls took an early 8-6 lead, but Camden answered with an 11-3 surge to gain a 17-11 lead at the half.
    Camden, steadily building its margin, forged a 40-27 spread after three periods before taking the 25-point win.

  • Lady Jackets down Knights

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    BOONETOWN – The once-beaten Buford High School girls basketball team, which dropped out of the Class AA state girls top 10 after a season’s best No. 4 ranking, still continued its winning ways with a tough win at North Central High School in Boonetown on Tuesday night.
    BHS, 12-1, topped host North Central, 31-26 to give the Jackets a split in the Region IV-AA basketball twin bill.

  • Stallions edge Volunteers twice

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams fell in both games to Lee Central in Kershaw on Tuesday evening.
    The AJ boys fell, 61-57 in overtime, and the girls lost by one, 47-46.
    The Lee Central Stallions and Lady Stallions present a fast-paced and high pressure defense, which the Volunteers had difficulty with managing.
    The Volunteers trailed throughout the game, working diligently to keep the score within a basket or two.

  • Bruins blitz Cavaliers

    The Lancaster Bruins, coming off a road loss to top-rated Westwood High School, were on top of their game Tuesday night at Richland Northeast.
    The Bruins, 7-8, 2-2, rolled to a 66-45 win over host RNE to give LHS a split in the Region III-AAAA twin bill.
    Janyle Pittman led the Bruins with 21 points and Omazeon Tinsley tallied 20 to spark the Bruins.
    “We had a total team effort,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “Our defense gave us key stops which led to transition baskets.

  • Volunteers net wins at Central High

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    PAGELAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteer teams notched wins in a pair of road games at Central High School in Pageland on Friday night.
    The AJ boys, ranked ninth in Class AA hoops, won 54-43. The Lady Vols, rated second in Class AA girls, took a 59-23 victory.
    The Vols took a 10-point lead early in the game, ending the first quarter up 17-7. The Eagles fought back, narrowing the gap to three, 28-25, at the half.