High School Sports

  • Juniors top Rock Hill in 3-0 start

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball team opened its first week with a strong showing.
    The 3-0 P-31 juniors capped the first week in League III with a 4-1 win over Rock Hill Post 34 at Rock Hill High School on Thursday night.
    Bry Neal, the Andrew Jackson High School standout, hurled the win, tossing a four-hitter. The right-hander struck out five and allowed a run in five frames. He walked two and hit a batter.

  • Phillips, Vazqeuz lead LHS baseball awards

    Two senior standouts led the 2019 Lancaster High School baseball awards.
    Logan Phillips, a pitcher-third baseman, earned the Bruins Offensive Award, while senior catcher Sergio Vazquez was presented the LHS baseball Defensive Award.
    Phillips, an all-region pick, batted .339 with a .355 slugging average and a .408 on-base percentage.
    Phillips had 21 hits, 10 runs batted in, eight walks and scored nine runs.
    Vazquez posted a .990 fielding average with one error on the season, which included 109 innings. He threw out 13 base runners.

  • Rock Hill rallies to edge P-31

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster Post 31 built an early 2-0 lead, but couldn’t hold it, falling to 0-2 on the American Legion baseball season.
    Host Rock Hill Post 34, which opened the season with a 6-2 win over Lancaster at Eggleton Field on Wednesday night, rallied to take a 4-2 comeback win over Lancaster at Rock Hill High School on Friday night.
    “We have to get over the hump,” Lancaster Post 31 coach Jimmy Jackson said.
    Lancaster, snapping a scoreless draw, broke on top in the second inning.

  • P-31 junior team optimistic about season

    The 2019 Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball program features the return of the junior team.
    The Lancaster junior team, which began play in 2004, but hasn’t competed in five  years, will be led by head coach Dickie Howard, who led the Lancaster Dixie Boys 14U all-stars to a state title and a World Series berth last season.
    Howard will be assisted by Jamie Hudson, Josh Lowe, Brian Vespe and Andy Williams.
    Howard said his 2019 junior team includes players from three Lancaster County high schools – Andrew Jackson, Buford and Lancaster.

  • Jones leads BHS girls soccer honors

    Buford High School junior midfielder Isabella Jones earned the maroon and gold girls soccer spotlight at the annual BHS girls soccer awards night May 20 at Seagull’s Restaurant in Lancaster.
    Jones took home her share of honors in celebration of the BHS girls soccer season, a 13-4 record and the 2019 Region IV-AA championship.
    Jones, one of six Buford High players named to the all-region girls soccer team, was selected as the Region IV-AA Player of the Year.

  • Polk, Thompson lead LHS track awards

    Seniors Kendrick Thompson and Rekia Polk led the Lancaster High School track awards for the Bruins’ 2019 season.
    Thompson and Polk are the LHS track Most Valuable Award winners, receiving the honors at the team awards Monday night.
    The LHS team MVP awards were based on points, academics, leadership, sportsmanship and extracurricular activities.
    Polk, a six-year letterman, was captain of the Lady Bruins team, while Thompson, a five-year LHS track letterman, was captain of the boys’ team.

  • Vols wrestlers ring in state titles

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School’s wrestling program celebrated the Volunteers’ coveted mat gold this week.
    The Vols’ three Class AA individual state wrestling champions were recognized with the presentation of their state title rings in the school’s media center.
    The AJ state mat champs included junior Tyleik Elder (152) along with sophomores Daniel Barfield (106) and Luke Phillips (132).
    They captured the state titles Feb. 24 at the Anderson Civic Center.

  • BHS Jackets golfers sixth in Class AA state field

    The Buford High School golf team finished sixth in the Class AA state tournament at the Mt. Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta last week.
    The Yellow Jackets, who finished as the Region IV-AA runner-up to Central High School of Pageland to qualify for the state field, shot a 348 on day one and followed with a tough 369 for a 717.
    BHS senior Caleb Henson led the Jackets with a 151, 77-74.
    Henson’s effort put him fourth in the state field to reap Class AA all-state golf honors for the second straight season.

  • ILHS dancer McCleod signs with Limestone

    For the second time in two years, Indian Land High School has a senior who will attend Limestone College on a dance scholarship.
    Courtney McCleod will follow in Jessica Crook’s footsteps when she attends the Gaffney-based college this fall.
    Both were members of the Indian Land High School dance team under the direction of Laurel Kaufman.
    McCleod celebrated her signing day Thursday, May 9, joined by family members James McLeod and Angel Mackey, along with siblings Destiney and Markese and cousin Joshua Jacobs.

  • Surratt: Bruins making strides

    Lancaster High School interim head football coach Marcus Surratt said he knows the Bruins have plenty of work ahead, but he’s pleased with the progress the team has made.
    “We made it through the spring,” said Surratt, who led the team through the workouts, which included Monday-Thursday practices over the last two weeks. “We got through it with few injuries, so that’s a plus.”
    The Bruins capped their drills with a filmed practice in Memorial Stadium on Thursday afternoon.