High School Sports

As high school baseball playoffs continue, soccer postseason commences Monday

The high school soccer postseason begins play Monday in South Carolina.

Clover, South Pointe and Indian Land earned No. 1 seeds in boys’ soccer, while Fort Mill garnered one on the girls’ side after winning Region 3-4A. The Yellow Jackets are 26-0 in region play the last two years.

Adam Cole’s Indian Land boys begin the 2A postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Upper State portion of the bracket. The Warriors have played in the last three 2A state finals, but have yet to win one.

Boys (playing Tuesday)

4A: (4) Wade Hampton at (1) Clover; (3) Dorman at (2) Nation Ford; (3) Fort Mill at (2) Mauldin; (4) Northwestern at (1) J.L. Mann.

3A: (4) Emerald at (1) South Pointe; (3) Blue Ridge at (2) Lancaster; (4) Chester at (1) Eastside.

2A: (16) Buford at (1) Indian Land.

1A: (7) Lewisville at (1) Christ Church.

Girls (playing Monday)

4A: (3) Clover at (2) Dorman; (3) Mauldin at (2) Nation Ford; (4) Riverside at (1) Fort Mill; (4) Northwestern at (1) J.L. Mann.

3A: (3) Chapman at (2) South Pointe; (3) Lancaster at (2) Blue Ridge; (4) Chester at (1) Eastside.

2A: (15) Mid-Carolina at (2) Indian Land.

Baseball/softball playoffs move into second week

Chester baseball will host Camden Monday night after both teams won their playoff openers in the 3A District Three bracket. The loser faces the winner of Walhalla-Blue Ridge in an elimination game, while the winner advances to the district championship game.

Rock Hill baseball beat Greenville 5-1 Saturday night and will play the winner of the Greenville-Blythewood elimination game in Wednesday’s district championship game.

Northwestern baseball beat Hillcrest 4-1 on Saturday to move to 2-0 in district play. The Trojans will face the winner of Hillcrest-Dutch Fork in the district final on Wednesday. The Trojans reached the final by beating both of those teams in previous contests.

York and Nation Ford saw their baseball seasons end with elimination game losses Saturday.

Lewisville softball smashed Tamassee-Salem 12-2, while the Lions baseball team dropped Ware Shoals 7-1. Both Lewisville squads will host district championship games at home on Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m.

Northwestern and Clover both await opponents in their respective district championships on Wednesday. The Trojans beat Spring Valley Saturday and will play the winner of Spring Valley-J.L. Mann in the District Three championship game. Northwestern has beaten both teams already.

And Clover is in the District Two final after a win over Lugoff-Elgin on the road Saturday. The Blue Eagles will play the winner of Lugoff-Elgin-Dorman in the district championship.

Fort Mill hopes to keep its season alive with a District One elimination game Monday night against Byrnes. The Yellow Jackets got an unusual pass into the game when Mauldin forfeited the two teams’ Friday game because of several combined circumstances. The winner of Fort Mill-Byrnes faces Laurens in the district final on Wednesday.

Softball playoffs at the 3A level are a little bit behind. South Pointe and Chester both play in elimination games Monday, with the Stallions facing Dreher; the winner advances to play the loser of Seneca-Blue Ridge in another elimination contest. And Chester is in the same situation, battling Richland Northeast Monday night, with the winner advancing to play the loser of Wren-Chapman.

Indian Land is also in a softball elimination game. The Warriors host Ninety-Six Monday night at 6 p.m., in a 2A elimination game, with the winner advancing to the district title game.

Bret McCormick •  803-329-4032; Twitter: @BretJust1T