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Buford High senior 2-way starter loves to compete

Knight enjoys grid jousts

By Robert Howey

Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts and his Jackets’ staff know they have a veteran player in three-year performer Lane Knight.
A closer look at the BHS two-way starter and tri-captain might reveal more, much more.
Knight’s 71-year-old grandfather Huey Knight, a legend at Lancaster Super Speedway and a recent inductee in the LSS Hall of Fame, also plays into young Knight’s persona.


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prep volleyball

Lady Bruins capture Challenge title

By The Staff

The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins were up to the challenge to win the Carolina Challenge high school volleyball tournament at North Central High School on Saturday, Sept. 19.
The LHS girls, 14-1 overall, posted a 6-0 record for the day and earned a bid to the gold bracket after winning their pool. The tourney field featured 12 teams.
The Lady Bruins, on the way to the title, defeated North Central twice, Gilbert, Westminster Catawba, Robert E. Lee and Buford to win the championship.


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Prep football

Streaks on the line Friday

By Robert Howey

Streaks are the focus of prep football teams in week five play Friday.
Lancaster and Indian Land seek to stay unbeaten, while Buford hopes to remain undefeated in region play.
Andrew Jackson will be shooting to get on track in league action.
Lancaster, off to its best start since 2009, will be seeking to add another win this week as the ninth-ranked Bruins host Class A foe Lewisville.
Indian Land, in the second week of region play, hopes to extend its win streak as the Warriors venture to Chesterfield to battle the 4-1 Rams.


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IL, LHS players

County duo earns Tri-County honors

By Robert Howey

Two Lancaster County prep football players earned recognition at the week four meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Lancaster High School’s Tyreese McCree and Indian Land High’s Chris Blakeney were saluted for their play in games played Friday, Sept. 18.
LHS, rated ninth this week, topped Camden, 21-7 and Indian Land  downed Cheraw High School, 26-21 in its Region IV-AA opener.


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LHS swimmers roll in senior night victory

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The Lancaster High School swim team highlighted LHS senior swim night with a sweep at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday, Sept. 27.
The Bruins rolled over Hartsville, 251-32; Governor’s School, 239-57; and Ridge View 257-57.
In the breakdown, the LHS girls topped Ridge View, 127-26; Hartsville, 127-6; and the Governor’s School, 120-30.
The Bruins roared over Ridge View, 130-31; Hartsville, 124-26; and the Governor’s School, 119-27.


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Warriors edge Braves, 26-21

Lee McManus
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INDIAN LAND – If Friday night’s Region IV-AA game between Cheraw and Indian Land was a movie, then the Braves and Warriors definitely saved the biggest drama for the third act.
Indian Land’s 26-21 win was proof that region play really is the start of a new season.


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Jackets hold off Vols, 24-20

Kim Roberts
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BUFORD – Buford opened Class AA Region IV-AA football play with a hard-fought 24-20 donnybrook over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday, Sept. 18 at BHS.
Jackets’ second-year coach Tripp Watts was relieved after the win.
“This was a dogfight that rivalry games should be like,” said Watts. “Give Coach Frye and his AJ team credit as they kept coming and fighting. They really battle.”


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LHS off to 4-0 start with home win over Camden

Bruins deck Dogs, 21-7

By Robert Howey

Lancaster High’s ground and air forces along with a ball-hawking defense got it done again as the Bruins, with their best start in six seasons, downed Camden, 21-7 at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 18.
LHS, 4-0 for the first time since 2009, had key contributions on the way to the 14-point win over the 1-3 Bulldogs.
A year ago, Camden halted a 3-0 LHS start with a 14-0 home win, with scores on both sides of the ball.
In the 2015 rematch, Lancaster, rated 12th in the latest Class AAA state poll, made sure it wasn’t a road repeat.


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Fall sports report

BHS Lady Jackets unbeaten in region

The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ volleyball team is unbeaten in Region IV-AA play after winning in a 3-0 victory over Indian Land on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
The Lady Jackets of coach Taylor Roberts topped the Lady Warriors, 3-0 – 25-6, 25-11 and 25-15.
Buford, in recent action, has also downed Central of Pageland, Chesterfield and North Central.
BHS topped Central, 25-5, 25-15 and 25-0. The Lady Jackets jolted Chesterfield, 25-12, 25-23 and 25-15.
In the win over North Central, the Lady Jackets won, 3-2.


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AJ two-way players gives max effort for Volunteers

Vols' Lucas goes all-out

By Robert Howey

KERSHAW – Last spring after the Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ stellar baseball season for a Class AA Upper State final four finish, veteran AJ catcher Logan Lucas received the team’s Iron Man Award.
Football season is here, and Lucas, who also reaped all-region honors on the diamond, might be in line for a similar award for the grid campaign.  Lucas, who sees action on both sides of the ball, rarely sees the AJ sideline.


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