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Lady Bruins second in region cross country

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Fall Sports Roundup

By The Staff

The Lancaster High School girls cross country team finished second in the region meet held last week at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill.

JeNae Jones finished eighth overall to make the all-region team for the second year in a row.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment when you look at how tough this region is in cross country,” Lancaster High School cross country coach Josh Pauling said. “With a region with perennial cross country powerhouses like Northwestern, Rock Hill and Spartanburg, this is something these girls should be very proud of.”

Eden Christopher was 11th overall in 21:33.

JeNae Jones has two sisters running with the LHS team.

Jennell Jones, was 13th in 21:48 and Jazmyne Jones was 14th in 21:51. Reagan Latham ran a 22:35 to place 17th.

The Lancaster High School girls varsity team includes JeNae Jones, Eden Christopher, Jennell Jones, Jazmyne Jones, Reagam Latham, Brooke Penegar and Tyson Blanton.

Spartanburg topped the field with 35 points, followed by Lancaster’s 63 points.

The Lady Bruins were followed by  Rock Hill 68, Northwestern 98, Gaffney 103 and  Clover 122.

The Lancaster junior varsity girls won the jayvee region meet.

The top male finisher in the region meet was Jonathan Reid with a time of 19:50 to place 35th overall. Cole Bailey was 37th overall with a 20:26. Tyler Thompson ran a 20:46 for 38th, Herbert Jones III posted a 20:47 for 39th and Jonah Crenshaw ran a 20:59 to place 40th.

The Lancaster High varsity girls placed seventh overall in a field of over 20 teams from across the state at the Sandhills Invitational in Columbia on Oct. 8.

LHS finishers in the top 30 were JeNae Jones 20th overall and Eden Christopher 27th overall. Personal records were set by 17 of our runners at Sandhills Invitational.

Lady Vols, Lady Warriors play in region tie-breaker

Lancaster County prep volleyball foes Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will meet at Lancaster High School today to decide the Region IV-AA title and the top seed for the upcoming Class AA Upper State playoffs.

The match is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS gym.

AJ and Indian Land split a pair of regular-season matches during the season.

The winner is the regular-season champion and the losing squad is the region runner-up.

The Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs open Monday.

A year ago, AJ and Indian Land played for the region title, with the Lady Vols taking the crown in a special play-off at the Lancaster High School gym.

Buford High School has also qualified for the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs.

LHS netters fall

After several weeks of waiting, the Lancaster High School girls tennis team played Rock Hill.

The LHS girls tennis lost to Rock Hill High School, 4-2.

“Sara Hicks tried her best, it was a tough game for her,” said LHS girls coach Emelyn Plaza. “It was a great match for Carley Adams and McKenzie Blanton. Ivy Plaza almost had it the first set. Erica Moses also tried her best.

“For No. 2 doubles, Kadedra Brown and Leeann Jewell almost had it in the second set,” Plaza said.

Singles

Catherine White (RH) def. Sara Hicks (L), 6-0, 6-0.

Carley Adams (L) def. Helen Revel  (RH), 6-2, 6-1.

McKenzie Blanton (L) def. Meredith Smith (RH),  6-2  6-4.

Sarah Hicklin (RH) def. Ivy Plaza (L), 6-4, 6-3.

Katie Ledford (RH) def. Erica Moses (L), 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles

Ashley Wise and Haley Benfield (RH) def. Kadedra Brown and Leeann Jewell (L), 6-1, 6-4.

Buford Middle wins

Buford Middle School rolled to a 28-0 football win over Andrew Jackson Middle on Oct. 6.

BMS, 3-2, was led by Isaah Nesbit, who scored on a 10-yard run. Ladarius Parker added the two-point conversion. Parker later had a 45-yard touchdown run.

Scotti Moser connected with Davis Teague on the two-point conversion for a 16-0 lead. Parker later added a 20-yard run for a 22-0 halftime edge. 

In the third period, Nick Jones intercepted a pass to set up Moser’s 25-yard scoring run for a 28-0 lead.

 Buford Middle School coach Greg Caskey saluted the play of J.D. Gautreau, Parker and Moser along with Austin Sistare, who led the Buford Middle special team’s play.