Lady Bruins top York in tennis

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Fall Sports Roundup

By The Staff


The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins tennis team picked up a 4-2 region win on Tuesday night in York.

Leading the Bruins over the Cougars with nearly flawless efforts were Erica Moses at No. 1 singles and Ivy Plaza at No. 3 singles.

Plaza has arguably been the most consistent player over the first seven matches for Lancaster. Lyric Drakeford and the No. 2 doubles team of Abbi Plyler and Avery Faile picked up the other two wins for Lancaster.

Plyler and Faile had their best match of the season, winning 11 of their last 12 games Tuesday night.

Kadedra Brown narrowly missed the win, losing in a 10-point tiebreaker to York’s Kaitlin Pruitt. The teams meet again on Oct. 10 in Lancaster. Lancaster is 4-3,  2-3 in region play.

In jayvee action, Kathryn Wooldridge took an 8-2 victory over Leanna Moser.

LHS 4 York 2

Erica Moses (L) def. Heather Bomar (Y) 6-2, 6-0

Ivy Plaza (L) def. Kaitlyn Felske (Y) 6-0, 6-0

Kaitlin Pruitt (Y) def. Kadedra Brown (L) 3-6, 6-1, 10-8

Katherine Wilkins (Y) def. LeLe Blackmon (L) 6-3, withdrew from second set due to injury

Lyric Drakeford (L) def. MiKayla Madden (Y) 6-4, 6-3

Abbi Plyler-Avery Faile (L) def. Shelby Bailey-Brook Lester (Y) 6-4, 6-1

Kathryn Wooldridge (L) def. Leanna Moser, 8-2

LHS volleyball wins

The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ volleyball team posted their first region win of the season, downing York on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Lancaster won 25-8, 17-25, 25-20 and 25-15.

“We came out in the first set on fire,” LHS coach Betsi O’Shields said. “We played well and were able to win the first set with an outstanding score of 25-8.

“We fell victim to our success during the second set. York came out with a vengeance and beat us, 25-17. We were able to come back and win the third and fourth sets with scores of 25-20 and 25-15,” she said.

As a team, Lancaster compiled 33 kills, with Leah Blackmon two, Elizabeth Gaston five, Hayden Thorne and Keyotta Garris with eight apiece and Alexis Williams with 10.

Leah Blackmon, Morgan Cope, and Tara Brooks had one ace apiece, while Hayden Thorne had three and Elizabeth Gaston had four aces.

Morgan Cope led the defense with 11 of the team’s 23 digs.

“Winning against York has given us momentum to head to Fort Mill on Thursday and continue on with region play next week,” O’Shields said. “Every win is important. We are playing each set with higher expectations than the last.”

Buford Middle wins

The Buford Middle School football team upped its record to 2-0 with an 8-6 win over Fairfield Middle School on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

BMS rallied from a 6-0 halftime deficit.

Ryan Moore hit Noah Vincent on a 20-yard pass to set up the Jackets’ touchdown.

Shylyn Wright tallied on a three-yard run and Moore added the conversion run for an 8-6 Buford Middle lead.

Buford Middle coach Greg Caskey saluted the defense with an outstanding effort.

Wright had an interception, while Jakub “Nails” Acrey and Ryan Bailey each had a sack. Caskey also lauded the play of Tanner Muennich, Peyton Norcia and Dalton Small.

Buford Middle, which defeated A.R. Rucker Middle, 8-6 in its opener, visits Great Falls on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Rucker volleyball wins

The A.R. Rucker Lady Rams volleyball team defeated Andrew Jackson Middle School, 3-0 earlier this week.

The Lady Rams prevailed, 25-23, 25-21 and 25-6.

Zaria Woods led Rucker with five kills and a block. Ashley Abbott posted four kills and 11 serving points in the match.

Swimmers at NFHS

The Lancaster High School swim team competed with Nation Ford at the Leroy Springs Pool in Fort Mill on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and had mixed results.

The Lancaster girls and NFHS girls tied at 85-all, while the Nation Ford boys defeated Lancaster, 103-67.

Lauren Spencer led Lancaster with two firsts. Hannah Jacobs, Emma DeVenny and Gracie Scott each had a win. The boys 200 medley relay team posted a first as did the girls 400 free relay.

Meet results

200 medley relay – Girls, 2, 3; Boys, 1, 3

200 free – 1. Lauren Spencer, 5. Jazmyn Santos; 3. Kyle Smith, 4. Noah Phillips, 5. Matthew Martin

200 IM – 4. MaKenzie Henry, 5. Gracie Ivester; 2. Juan Oller, 3. Joshua Wallace, 5. Nathan Spencer

50 free – 3. Alaina Houghtaling, 5. Anna Funderburk; 3. Adam Augeson, 4. Tyreek McCullough, 5. Jonah Page

100 fly – 1. Hannah Jacobs, 3. Gracie Ivester, 5. Samantha Ihm; 3. Juan Oller, 5. Johnathon Catoe

100 free – 2. Gracie Scott, 3. Hannah Jacobs; 3. Luke Sowell, 4. Tyreek McCullough

500 free – 1. Lauren Spencer, 2. Baileigh Sizemore, 5. MaKenzie Henry; 3. Adam Augeson, 4. Noah Phillips, 5. Jacques Caravaca

200 free relay – Girls, 3; Boys, 2, 3

100 back – 1. Emma DeVenny, 2. Baileigh Sizemore, 3. Catherine Abbott; 2. Bryce Blanton, 4. Samuel Page, 5. Coulter Jackson

100 breast – 1. Gracie Scott, 2. Jazmyn Santos, 4. Alaina Houghtaling; 3. Luke Sowell, 4. Jonah Page

400 free relay – Girls, 1, 3; Boys, 2

The region meet is  Sept. 28 in Rock Hill.