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Catoe, Watts and Barnes reap awards

LHS Bruins trio earns Tri-County Coaches honors

By Robert Howey

FORT MILL – Three Lancaster High School football standouts were honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Bruins’ stars Markees Watts, C.D. Catoe and Kevius Barnes were honored for their play in LHS’s 28-26 playoff-clinching win over Richland Northeast on Nov. 3.
Watts reaped the Class AAAA-AAAAA Defensive Lineman of the Week with eight tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and two batted down passes.


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Vols rely on senior’s play, leadership in AJ secondary

Moore’s plenty dependable

By Robert Howey

KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson head football coach C.J. Frye, pushed to the brink, can find only one problem with Volunteers’ senior defensive back Tay Moore.
“We need more players like him,” Frye said. “If we could clone him, that might be an option, but we will take what we have. Tay is a high-caliber kid.”
Frye, the Vols’ second-year head coach, can reel off a bunch of adjectives to describe the 5-10, 160-pounder, but said Moore’s dependability ranks as his highest asset.


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Buford pitcher to play for Saints

Jackets’ diamond ace Sullivan signs to play at Limestone

By Robert Howey

Limestone College softball is getting a diamond ace out of the Buford High School softball program.
BHS Lady Jackets ace hurler Sydney Sullivan, who guided Buford to the 2016 Class AA state softball championship, solidified her verbal commitment signing with the Saints after giving them an oral pledge last fall.
“I love the atmosphere at Limestone,” said Sullivan, who signed with the Saints on Nov. 10. “The school isn’t huge, but it is not small. It is what I was looking for in a college.


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Four county schools in postseason play Friday

Teams eye playoff openers

By Robert Howey

Lancaster County high school football teams are focused on the “second season” as they look to make a playoff run.
All four county teams are in the playoffs which open Friday night at 7:30, with three teams on the road.
Lancaster, 5-5 and the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, travels to face 9-1 Belton-Honea Path.
Andrew Jackson, 7-2 and the Region IV-AA runner-up, is at home to face Ninety Six, 2-8 as the Volunteers host their first playoff game since the 2013 season.


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Bruins hoops standout

McGriff signs to play at Limestone

By Robert Howey

The 2016-17 Lancaster High School basketball season has yet to tip off, but Bruins’ senior forward Nehemiah McGriff knows where he will play next season.
McGriff, a 6-5, 177-pounder, made his college choice official Friday morning when he signed with Limestone College to play for the Saints.
McGriff, who chose Limestone over Wingate, Catawba and Johnson C. Smith University, said selecting the Saints was an easy choice.


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LHS defensive ace, Vols coach saluted

Bruins’ Watts, AJ’s Frye reap Tri-County honors

By Robert Howey

FORT MILL – A Lancaster County star football layer and coach were among the honorees at the Tri-County Coaches Association season awards luncheon Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
Lancaster High School junior defensive end Markees Watts was named the Division I, Class AAAA-AAAAA schools, Defensive Player of the Year.
Andrew Jackson High School second-year head football coach C.J. Frye was named as the co-winner for the Division II, Class AAA-AA-A, Coach of the Year award.


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LHS runners finish strong

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Jackets rip Knights, gain playoff bid

Jackets sack Knights, 46-21

BOONETOWN – The Buford Yellow Jackets, with a strong rush, are playoff-bound.


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BHS senior offensive lineman

Cato glad he returned for Jackets

By Robert Howey

Buford High School senior right guard Cannon Cato was hoping for a better record in his final football season, but he’s still glad to be with the Jackets’ squad.
Cato, who didn’t play last season, is pleased he returned to the maroon and gold fold.
“I’m glad to be out there and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” said Cato, who played as a sophomore.
“This was my last year to play and I wanted to be out there,” he said.
Cato said he enjoys being with his teammates.


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State cross country meet

IL girls cross country team sixth in Class AAA field

By The Staff

The Indian Land High School girls cross country team placed sixth out of 20 teams at the Class AAA state championship meet Saturday at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
The Lady Warriors of coach Chris Cuviello scored 181 points for their top 10 finish in the Class AAA girls field.
The boy’s team, with 207 points, placed 13th out of 20 teams.
Indian Land junior runner Juan Alejandro and freshman Kaitlyn Rodman each placed 10th in their races. Alejandro posted a time of 17:23 and Rodman had a time of 20:25.


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