LHS girls qualify for state swim meet

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Fall Sports Roundup

By Robert Howey


Three members of the Lancaster High School swim team qualified for the Class AAAA state meet with their performances at the region meet held Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

Hannah Jacobs qualified in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle. Gracie Scott advanced in the 100 breaststroke and Lauren Spencer qualified in the 200 freestyle.

LHS also have two girls relay teams going to the state.

The girls 400 free relay team placed second in the region meet with a time of 4:02.50.

The foursome includes Hannah Jacobs, Baileigh Sizemore, Gracie Scott and Lauren Spencer.

The alternates are Alaina Houghtaling and Jazmyn Santos.

The Lady Bruins 200 medley relay is also going to the state. The team includes Catherine Abbott, Gracie Scott, Hannah Jacobs and Lauren Spencer.

The region meet was not scored, but held so the swimmers could possibly improve their times for the state meet.

The top three finishers for each event were recognized.

Each team’s seniors were also recognized.

The LHS seniors are Amanda Mobley, Hannah Jacobs, Emma DeVenny, Adam Augeson, Bryce Blanton, Johnathon Catoe, Bardin Davis, Tyreek McCullough and Nathan Spencer.

The state meet is Saturday, Oct. 5 at 4:15 p.m. at the USC Natatorium. Admission is $6.

BHS powder puff game

The annual Buford High School powder puff game, which was originally set for last Wednesday, will be play tonight – Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at BHS’s Jackets Stadium.

Admission is $6 at the gate and $5 in advance. Advance tickets can be purchased at Buford High School today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Concessions will be sold.

Proceeds benefit the Buford High School chapter of the Future Educators Association.

Funds raised will be used for the chapter’s annual trip to the national convention to be held in April at Minneapolis, Minn.

The game opens with the freshmen facing the juniors and the sophomores battling the seniors. The two winners will play in the third game.

LHS volleyball drops 2

The Lancaster High School volleyball team dropped two region matches last week.

LHS fell to Rock Hill and Clover.

LHS fell to Rock Hill on Thursday, Sept. 26.

“We struggled to get a defensive going and therefore reduced any offensive opportunities that could have happened,” LHS coach Betsi O’Shields said. “We came out flat and consistently stayed there. Our hats go off to Rock Hill who is ranked in the top 10 of the Class AAAA ratings.

“We knew they were going to be tough as they always are. Coach Elder runs a program in Rock Hill that is top notch and we learned from them on Thursday,” she said.

LHS fell 25-12, 25-11 and 25-13.

Kill leaders were Elizabeth Gaston with six, Hayden Thorne with four, Keyotta Garris with three and Amirah Steward with one.

Tara Brooks had seven assists and Hayden Thorne and Morgan Cope led the team with six digs apiece.

u LHS dropped a 3-1 loss to Clover – 28-26, 25-17, 15-25 and 25-23

“The girls played together well and with the attacking forces of our middles we had a great offensive night,” she said.

The LHS attacking leaders were Alexis Williams with 12 kills and Keyotta Garris with 11.

Also contributing to the kills were Hayden Thorne with eight, Elizabeth Gaston with five, and Leah Blackmon with two. Amirah Steward and Morgan Cope each had one.

Williams and Garris had four blocks each.

Tara Brooks had 20 assists and Morgan Cope led the team in digs with 11.

“It was truly a team effort and we look forward to facing them again on our court at the end of October,” O’Shields said.

LHS visited Fort Mill to face Nation Ford on Monday and then faced South Pointe on Thursday.

LHS will play in the annual Best in the Nest tournament at Buford High on Saturday.

South meets Rucker

Lancaster area middle school football rivals, South and A.R. Rucker, will meet today at Memorial Stadium in the first of two regular-season clashes at 5:30.

South, 3-0, is coming off an 18-16 win over Andrew Jackson Middle School last week. AJ Middle, 1-1, faces unbeaten Buford, 3-0.

Rucker, 1-2, blanked Lewisville Middle, 34-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Memorial Stadium.

South is the home team for the Oct. 2 game, with Rucker serving as the host team for the Oct. 27 game.

Rucker fell to Buford Middle and New Heights in 8-6 losses before defeating Lewisville. South also defeated Indian Land Middle, 28-26 in OT and Great Falls, 26-16.