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High School Sports

  • Howey still clinging to Picks lead

    Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals,” is clinging hard to his large, lucky horseshoe.

    He has to be because he still holds a slim lead in The Lancaster News Pigskin Picks.

    “Yeah, he must have got that thing off a Clydesdale, but whatever it’s making him look like a stallion,” said Eric “The Red” Rowell.

    Howey, the panel rascal, was a game up on Rowell last week, and the same is true this week, Picks week four.

  • Warriors clip Cougars for 14-9 win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    YORK – Belief is powerful, and gutsy Indian Land clearly proved so in the Warriors’ stunning 14-9 comeback road win over Class AAAA York High School on Friday night.

    The 2-1 Warriors definitely should believe in their defense which had a huge goal-line stand, four interceptions, and forced two huge turnover on downs in the second half of Indian Land's emotional five-point win over the Cougars.

  • Unbeaten Vols whip Wildcats

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    GAFFNEY – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers rolled to their third victory in a 37-8 road win over the Blacksburg Wildcats on Friday night in Gaffney.

    The game, played at Gaffney Middle School, was in Gaffney due to stadium renovation at the Blacksburg High School field.

    AJ quarterback Chas DeBruhl led the Vols with an overwhelming passing game against BHS quarterback Trayshon Peeler and the Wildcats’ running game.

  • Lady Vols rally, edge Jackets

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers evened their Region IV-AA volleyball record at 1-1 with a 3-2 comeback win over county rival Buford High School on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, with a fast start, bolted to a 2-0 lead, winning 25-18 and 25-9.
    “We struggled to get into a rhythm and lost the first two sets,” AJ coach John Verdugo said. “After the two losses, we placed our focus on short-term goals – good passes, good talk among the team, one point at a time – and tried to get some energy going.”

  • Bruins belt Jackets in 42-14 win

    The Lancaster Bruins have been bruising and cruising this season, and Thursday was no different.
    LHS, 3-0 for the first time since the 2014 football season, started strong on the way to the 42-14 win over the Class AAAAA Fort Mill Yellow Jackets on Thursday night in Memorial Stadium.
    Lancaster, starting fast, struck on all five first-half possessions to forge a 35-7 halftime lead on the way to the 28-point victory over the 0-3 Jackets.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county duo

    ROCK HILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players were honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Town Tavern in Rock Hill on Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior kicker Avery Funderburk and Indian Land High Schoo’s Taj Knight were saluted for their play.

    Funderburk, in AJ’s 37-24 win over St. John’s of Johns Island in the Charleston area, was the Class A-AAAA Division Special Teams Player of the Week.

  • Adams steps up for AJ

    KERSHAW – Josh Adams has stepped up his role to make an impact with the unbeaten Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers.

    The 6-5, 205-pound senior, a starter at wide receiver last season, is now a two-way player for the 2-0 Vols, and also a team captain.

    “Josh is a smart kid and he knows this is his last go-round,” AJ head football coach Todd Shigley said. “He wants to make the most of it.That speaks to his maturity level.”

  • Vols charge back for 37-24 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    JOHNS ISLAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fought to a 37-24 victory over the host St. John’s Islanders in Friday’s game at SJHS.

    The Vols offense was strong and marched the field several times for scores. The AJ defense and special teams allowed several Islanders scores in the 13-point win.

  • Cloud sparks Bruins to 47-18 win

    Lancaster was down right offensive in its home opener.

    The Bruins, who amassed 562 yards offensive yards, rolled to a 47-18 win over Class AAA foe Fairfield Central of Winnsboro on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    LHS senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, continuing his stellar early-season play, provided the spark for the Bruins in their 51st home opener at Memorial Stadium.

    Cloud, via the run, triggered the Bruins to a 20-0 first-period lead and they stayed in control for the 29-point home win.

  • Warriors jolt Jackets in 34-7 win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The rivalry between Buford and Indian Land is intense, and this year ILHS earned football bragging rights with a solid home win over the Jackets.

    The Warriors, behind the passing of Grayson Barber and running of Brandon Britton, notched a 34-7 win over their Class AA county rival BHS.

    The balanced ILHS attack and a stout Warriors defense led to the 27-point victory over the Jackets on Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.