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High School Sports

  • Vols looking to finish strong

    Nathan Lowery

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – So far, the Andrew Jackson High School boys’ soccer team is 13-2 on the year, undefeated in conference play, and making a push for a region crown, as well as the Class AA soccer playoffs.

    It’s night and day from last year’s nightmarish 2-16 campaign.

     “Last year was tough. We were playing hard, but still losing.” said Vols soccer coach Alex Tarque, who is in his third year guiding the AJ booters.

  • Determined Warriors look to continue soccer success

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School soccer team missed a state championship match for the first time in five years last spring, but the Warriors are bidding to make it back into the fray for state gold.

  • KLS county track meet Saturday

    Lancaster County high school track bragging rights will be at stake April 21 for the 12th annual KLS Running for Ryan track meet at the Lancaster High School track.

    Running for Ryan also serves to promote a greater awareness of KLS – Klein Levin Syndrome.

    The meet is held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former Lancaster High School track athlete who died in 2006 of cardiac arrhythmia. 

    McKinney, at age 19, died two years following his graduation at Lancaster High School.

  • Yellow Jackets’ Norcia signs with Newberry

    Buford High School track star Peyton Norcia will be running with the Wolves.

    Norcia will take the next step in his track career at Newberry College.

    The Wolves’ track program has been rejuvenated for the first time since 1940.

    “Newberry is getting an outstanding person, student and athlete,” said BHS athletics director Eric Funderburk.

    Norcia made his move to compete at the next level, signing with Newberry on April 6 in the BHS conference room.

  • Lady Vols focused on soccer run

    Nathan Lowery

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson High girls’ soccer team has four seniors, a seasoned coach and solid hope for the season.

    “We have a great group of girls on this team,” said AJ girls soccer coach Lee Hanna. “We have a very versatile group of players.”

    So far, the Lady Vols are 4-7 this spring, including a 2-0 mark in Region IV-AA play.

  • Vols split in beach play

    MYRTLE BEACH – Andrew Jackson High School split a pair of baseball games at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The Volunteers, 10-6, 6-4, defeated Millburn (N.J.) High School, 4-3 on Tuesday, but dropped an 11-4 loss to the Millers on Wednesday.

    Millburn High is the defending Class AAAA state baseball champion in New Jersey and ranked 10th in Class AAAA for the 2018 season.

    In the Vols’ one-run win over Millburn, AJ scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to take the comeback win.

  • Raynor signs to play for USCL volleyball

    INDIAN LAND – The University of South Carolina Lancaster volleyball program is adding another key link from the Indian Land High School volleyball team.

    Kailey Raynor will join Lady Warriors’ teammate Olivia Falk, an ace middle blocker/hitter, on the Lancers volleyball team next fall.

    Falk signed with USCL two weeks ago. Raynor joined the Lancers volleyball team April 5, signing a scholarship offer in the ILHS media center.

  • Rain cancels USCS Sprint Cars race

    Rain put the brakes on racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    The USCS Sprint Cars were scheduled to be in action at LMS, but were canceled due to rain.

    With it raining throughout Friday night, and off and on most of the day Saturday, the LMS management was forced with a tough decision to cancel the race.

    Lancaster Motor Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night with the Faith Funderburke Super Stock Shootout headlining the night of racing action.

  • LHS golfers second in tourney

    The Lancaster High School golf team placed second in the 22-team field at the Aynor Blue Jackets Invitational at the Diamondback Golf Club in Loris on Sunday.

    The Bruins shot a 315 to finish three shots behind tournament winner Myrtle Beach, which carded a team total of 312.

    Austin Mosher of Wando High School was the medalist with a 72.

    Two Lancaster High golfers, Brady Hinkle and Trey Crenshaw, each shot a 77 to place in a tie for fifth with five other golfers.

  • Jackets top Bruins in shootout win

    Buford made it two soccer wins over county rival Lancaster High School this season, taking a 5-4 shootout victory over the Bruins at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    The match was scoreless through regulation and two five-minute overtime periods with the contest decided in the shootout.

    The Jackets’ Ethan Funderburk, Jim Small, William Ingram, Zayn Sutton and Blaine Gossman each converted on shots in the shootout.

    Lancaster, in the shootout, had scores from Ernest Nunez, Christian Diaz, Jonathan Baker and Aydan Saldana.