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High School Sports

  • Bruins top RNE Cavaliers 6-4

    The Lancaster Bruins avenged an earlier season Region III-AAAA loss, downing Richland Northeast, 6-4 on Tuesday at the Cavaliers field in Columbia.

    Hunter Thomas hurled the win in seven innings, allowing six hits, four walks and an earned run.

    Thomas struck out one.

    Logan Phillips paced the Bruins offense with three hits and three RBIs.

    Gillis Robinson supplied two hits and a RBI.

    Raul Garcia-Mora had two hits and a walk. Anson Taylor drilled two hits and had a sacrifice bunt.

  • Lady Vols win region crown

    The Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers, in impressive fashion, wrapped up the Region IV-AA softball title with an 8-1 win over Cheraw High School at AJ on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Volunteers bolted to a 5-0 lead and cruised to the seven-run win behind hurler Rebecca Price, who tossed a three-hitter at the Lady Braves.

    Price struck out three and allowed no walks.

    Price had two hits and drove in a run for the Lady Vols, who improved to 14-7 overall, 9-2 in region play.

    Morgan Eason and Carley Sims each had two hits.

  • Vols blank Cyclones in soccer

    The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers soccer team upped its record to 13-2, posting a 2-0 home win over Class AAA foe Chester High School on Monday night.

    Bryce Phillips gave the Volunteers the only goal they would need, scoring on an assist from Jared Truesdale in the first half.

    AJ’s second goal came from Mason McKittrick on a steal from the Chester High center back.

    Vols keeper Tyler Williams notched the shutout with four saves in the match.

    Phillips was selected the AJ player of the game in the Vols’ win over Chester.

  • 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.