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High School Sports

  • Vols hold off Blacksburg

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson junior pitcher Chas DeBruhl has been tough out of the Volunteers’ bullpen in AJ’s stellar playoff run in the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs.
    DeBruhl got a little big help from his infield friends to post his latest save in the Vols’ 5-3 elimination game save against Blacksburg High School on Monday night at AJ.
    The Vols, up 5-1, saw the scrappy Wildcats rally for two runs in the seventh to slice the gap to two, 5-3.

  • Broome downs ILHS in softball playoffs

    Broome High School ignited for three first inning runs and added single runs in the fifth and sixth-innings to take a 5-1 win over host Indian Land in the winner’s bracket round of the Class AAA Upper State title softball playoffs Monday.
    The ILHS loss sends the Lady Warriors to an elimination game home contest with Union County High School on Wednesday.
    A win over UCHS today wil send the Warriors, 19-5, to the Class AAA Upper State title game against Broome.

  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School blanks Buford

    St. Joseph’s Catholic School built a 2-0 halftime lead and added two second-half goals on the way to a 4-0 win over Buford at the SJCS field on Friday night.
    “We played well the entire match,” BHS coach Bob Bowen said. “We played as well as we could, but we were just outnumbered.”
    BHS, which has fielded girls soccer for five seasons, made its deepest playoff run this season, going to the third round.
    BHS, the Region IV-AA champion with a 6-0 mark, finished 13-4.

  • Bruins 6th in Class AAAA Upstate golf tourney

    The Lancaster Bruins are headed back to the Class AAAA state golf tournament to defend their state crown.
    The Bruins placed sixth overall in the Class AAAA Upper State golf tournament at the Furman University golf course on Monday.
    LHS, the five-time region champion, shot a 317 to place sixth overall in a tie with Greenville High School as one of the eight teams to qualify for the state field.
    Trey Crenshaw, the runner-up Class AAAA Upstate medalist, shot a 68 to lead the Bruins.
    Mason Tucker was second with a 70 with Simon Wright shooting a 74.

  • Bonda leaving as Lady Warriors soccer coach

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda, who has built the Lady Warriors into a Class AAA state power, is leaving his post after 12 seasons leading the ILHS girls soccer program.
    Bonda, 36, has announced his retirement as the Lady Warriors’ soccer coach.
    Bonda, and his wife Lisa had a daughter, Harlow, earlier this year, and he wants to devote more time to his family.

  • Warriors edge Seneca for Class AAA Upstate title bid

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The Indian Land Warriors made the most of a lone goal to edge Seneca High School, 1-0 on Saturday and advance to the Class AAA Upper State title soccer match with Pendleton High School on Tuesday night.
    ILHS’s Brandon Sanchez tallied in the 26th minute and the Warriors made it stand in their 1-0 win over the host SHS Bobcats.
    Addison Guild had an assist on the Sanchez goal.
    ILHS keeper Gabe Burris had four saves in the Warriors’ shutout.

  • Rotary Club 5K race set May 18

    Lancaster Rotary Club is partnering with Lancaster Runs to host a 5k Race for Charity on May 18.
    Net proceeds from the race fund service projects in the Lancaster community. While the specific recipients of this year's funds have not yet been determined, Lancaster Rotary Club's board of directors has elected to support the most vulnerable members of our community through youth and seniors-related projects.
    The Tot Trot is at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K run and walk at 8.

  • Warriors advance six to Class AAA state track field

    Six Indian Land High School track athletes – two girls and four boys – have qualified for the Class AAA state meet after competing in the Class AAA Upper State meet at Seneca High School.
    In the girls meet, Leah Henry and London Johnson each finished second in their events.
    Henry had a 16-11.5 in the long jump, while Johnson heaved the shot 34-0.50.
    The Warriors are sending four athletes to the Class AAA state field.

  • Coats to lead LHS swim team

    Jordan Coats will lead the Lancaster High School swim team.
    Coats, a Kershaw native, has been named as the coach, replacing coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who is moving from the area. Sanchez-Gelpke led the LHS swim team for one season.
    Coats, 26, will be assisted by veteran aide Denise Walker.
    “This is a very good program and we want to keep that going,” Coats said. “I’m looking forward to working with the swimmers and parents.”
    Coats is 2011 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School.

  • Vols top Cavaliers in soccer playoffs

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers soccer team built a 3-1 halftime lead on the way to a 4-2 win over Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville on Thursday night at Volunteer Stadium.
    The Vols, 18-3-1, were led by Mason McKittrick and Jared Truesdale, who scored two goals each in the AJ victory.