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  • Vespe sparks Junior Jackets to victory

    The Buford High Junior Jackets, sparked by Tyler Vespe, posted their first win, a 28-22 victory over host North Central on Thursday night.

    BHS, 1-4, broke on top as Evan Teague scored on a 25-yard run and added the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.

    NCHS tied the game at 8-all, but Teague hooked up with Vespe on an 80-yard scoring pass to give Buford a 14-8 edge.

    Vespe put the Junior Jackets up, 22-14 with a 24-yard touchdown run. Vespe scored on the conversion.

  • Blue Devils won Upper State title in convincing win over Norway

    (Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series about the 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils’ run to the Class C state football championship.)


    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    The conference champion Heath Springs Blue Devils launched their postseason run, facing Norway High for the Upper State title.

    Norway, 15 miles from Orangeburg, was undefeated and unscored on during the 1967 high school football season.

  • Warriors’ defense delivers 14-6 win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    COLUMBIA – The Indian Land Warriors were well rested, having the week off, coming into their Thursday night Region IV-AAA game against the Columbia High School Capitals at Memorial Stadium.

    The Warriors would need every bit of it, particularly the defense, in ILHS’s hard-fought 14-6 win over the Capitals.

    ILHS, 2-6, 1-2, snapped a four-game losing skid with the win over CHS.

  • Lady Jackets region volleyball champs

    KERSHAW – The Buford High School Lady Jackets’ volleyball team, for the second time in three seasons, is the queen of the Region IV-AA court.

    Buford, in a tough, tense tie-breaker match for the region volleyball title at Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, defeated defending Region IV-AA volleyball champion North Central High School, 3-2.

  • Editor's Column: Obey the law or grab the cash? Choices, choices

    It has been a whiplashing few weeks in the drama of Linda Blackmon’s return to the Lancaster City Council.
    Just before she took the oath Oct. 1, a house that she owns burned, and she postulated that it was an assassination attempt to keep her out of office.
    “I believe someone tried to kill me,” said Blackmon, angry and in tears on the sidewalk as SLED agents combed the fire scene. “You want to run for office, you want to have a dream, you know? But people are against it.”

  • AJ band grand champs at 9-school competition

    Andrew Jackson High’s band received several honors in this year’s River Bluff Swamp Classic competition on Sept. 30.

    Competing in the AA Class against eight other schools, the Volunteers were awarded first place in the music, visual, percussion and overall general effect categories. The band also walked away finishing first in their class and were named grand champions.

    AJH band director Marshall Woody said he couldn’t ask for a better group of students.

  • AME Zion youth oratory winners

    From release

    Seventeen young people, ages 12-18, participated in the annual Oratorical Expose held during September’s 98th Session of the Lancaster District AME Zion Church Conference.

    Before a standing-room only congregation at Mt. Tabor AME Zion Church, students spoke on topics such as the pros and cons of social media, reasons young people are leaving the church and suggestions to encourage them to stay, and what “#blacklivesmatter” means to them.

  • Rams charge by Vols, 47-15

     

    CHESTERFIELD – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers’ running game came directly into the passing game of the Chesterfield Rams, and the Vols came up short in a 47-15 road loss.

    The fast-starting Rams, ranked 10th in the latest Class AA state football poll, grabbed the lead early and never yielded on the way to the 32-point Region IV-AA win. The game was closest at the end of the first quarter when the Vols trailed 9-8.

  • Buford holds off Knights for Senior Night win

     

    BUFORD – Buford held off a hard-charging North Central Knights team that took the Yellow Jackets to the wire Friday night at Buford Stadium.

    Buford recovered a clutch onside kick with 1:14 left to seal the 41-36 win for the Jackets’ sixth victory of the season on BHS Senior Night.

    The Knights outscored 11th-ranked Buford 24-13 in the second half behind the passing of quarterback Bubba Williamson. Williamson threw four TD passes in the final half, but ran out of time.