High School Sports

  • AJ posts two wins against Central High

    PAGELAND – Andrew Jackson grabbed wins in both games against host Central High School of Pageland on Friday night.

    The AJ girls dominated the Lady Eagles for the entire game, walking off the court with a 55-32 victory.

    The Vols had a tougher time securing their 43-39 victory, having to trail the Eagles until 3.0 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

    The AJ boys fell behind early in the first quarter, 10-7, and trailed by seven at the half, 22-15.

    Fouls were a factor for both teams.

  • Cheraw takes two from BHS

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    The Buford Yellow Jackets dropped a pair of Region IV-AA basketball losses to host Cheraw High School on Friday night.

    The Lady Jackets, coming off a tough home loss to Lee Central, fell to the Lady Braves, 58-53.

    The BHS boys dropped an 86-57 loss to the Braves.

    The Buford girls battled in the opener before dropping the five-point defeat.

    The Lady Jackets started strong and held a 16-7 lead after one period.

  • Cavaliers clip Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land dropped two games to Cuthbertson of Union County, N.C. on Monday night at ILHS.

    The winless Lady Warriors dropped a 56-4 loss and the ILHS boys fell to the Cavaliers, 46-45.

    The boys game was close, with Jaylin Goode hitting two free throws with 2.7 seconds left to give CHS the one-point win.

    Goode actually missed a free throw, but a lane violation gave him a second attempt and he hit both to give the Cavs the narrow win.

  • McNeely to lead Fort Mill football

    Fort Mill High School will have new leadership in its football program for the 2018 season.

    Former Lake Norman High School, in Mooresville, N.C., football coach Rob McNeely is moving to Fort Mill High School to lead the Yellow Jackets’ football program.

    McNeely served as the LNHS Wildcats coach since 2010.

    Fort Mill, a Class AAAAA school, plays Lancaster High School as a non-region opponent in football.

  • Bruins’ Watts pledges to play for Charlotte 49ers

    Lancaster High School star defensive lineman Markees Watts, who missed his senior season due to injury, will continue his football career at the next level.

    Watts has given the Charlotte 49ers, the University of North Carolina Charlotte, a verbal commitment to play for the Conference USA school.

    Watts, a 6-1, 220-pounder, announced his oral pledge to the 49ers on his twitter account last week.

  • Bruins win two over Cycs

    The Lancaster Bruins finished fast to cap a hoops sweep of the Class AAA Chester Cyclones on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    The Bruins, with a key fourth-period surge, took the lead and held on for the 77-71 win over the Cyclones.

    The LHS boys’ six-point win gave the Bruins a sweep after the Lady Bruins cruised to a 76-29 win over the Lady Cycs.

    The boys game was tighter as the Bruins and Cyclones battled to the wire.

    Lancaster, 5-2, held a 39-35 lead at the break and the game was close to the end.

  • Bruins thump Trojans twice

    The Lancaster Bruins are finding their hoops home to their liking.

    The LHS teams, unbeaten as the host so far this season, kept the streak intact Wednesday night with a hardwood broom job of Class AAAAA foe Northwestern High School of Rock Hill.

    Lancaster took two from the Trojans, prevailing 62-58 in the boys game and 60-39 in the girls’ game.

    The nightcap was a battle to the wire, with the Bruins making clutch plays to seal their four-point  win and avenge their lone regular-season loss.

  • Jackets fall twice to Stallions

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford tipped off Region IV-AA play, dropping a pair of home games to Lee Central High School of Bishopville on Tuesday night.

    The LC girls posted a 31-21 win over the Lady Jackets and the Stallions stormed for the sweep with a 68-47 win over the Jackets.

    Lee Central, in the nightcap, took an early lead and steadily stretched its spread for the 21-point win over the BHS boys, 4-6, 0-1.

    Lee Central led 13-7 after one period and held a 23-13 edge at the break.

  • Vols split with Knights

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Fundamentals were key to North Central’s 65-58 win over host Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night at AJHS.

    While the Volunteer boys, 1-2, 0-1, tried to find the basket on long shots, the Knights worked the ball to the inside and made more of their shots

  • McMurray coached himself to S.C. Football Hall of Fame

    MYRTLE BEACH – Coach Bennie McMurray won 219 football games and three state championships as a 27-year high coach head football coach, but his best coaching job was internal.

    McMurray, one of eight inductees into the S.C. Football Coaches Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach on Friday night at the Landmark Inn, provided insight on his hall of fame journey.