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High School Sports

  • Funderburk confident about BHS hopes

    Buford High School baseball coach Eric Funderburk, with the departure of nine seniors last season, has some big cleats to fill, but he’s confident the Jackets will step up this spring.
    Buford, which went 16-12 and advanced to the Class AA Upper State playoffs, has unproven players at nearly every position, and Funderburk is confident they will come around.

  • Lady Jackets to host preseason softball tourney

    The Buford High School softball team, the defending Class AA state champion, hosts its annual preseason tournament Feb. 27-March 4 at the Buford High varsity field (field 1) and the recreation field (field 2) below the BHS student parking lot.
    Teams competing include host Buford, Andrew Jackson, Lancaster, Chester and Central of Pageland. Chester will compete in pool play, but is unable to play in the single-elimination tournament March 4.

  • Lady Vols lose in Upstate finals

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols ended their season Friday with a 63-25 loss to the Christ Church Lady Cavaliers in the Class AA Upper State girls basketball championship game.
    The 25-2 Lady Cavs built an early lead and rolled to the overwhelming win Friday afternoon at Bon Secours Arena in Greenville.
    The Lady Cavs were sparked by a tough inside game and a sticky press. CC was led by Bailey Breazeale’s 19 points, nine in the first half when the Lady Cavs built a 33-6 lead.

  • IL’s Pressley selected for North-South All-Star March 18 basketball game

    Indian Land High School senior basketball star Nia Pressley will be among the state’s hoops elite March 18.
    Pressley, a three-year star player for the Lady Warriors, has been named to the 2017 North-South All-Star girls basketball game.
    Pressley is the first ILHS girls player to be selected for the game, which features the state’s top senior basketball players, since former Lady Warriors star Mariah Williams played in the 2011 North-South All-Star contest.
    The 2017 North-South game will be played at Lexington High School on March 18.

  • Lewisville set to ‘Lionize’ another HOF class

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – As is always the case, finding former coaches and athletes worthy of hall of fame induction at Lewisville isn’t the problem, it’s deciding which worthy candidates are going in each year.

    The Chester County Class A school has unveiled its fourth class and will honor the inductees with a banquet and ceremony Saturday.

  • Comporium tourney opens play

    The 2017 Comporium Preseason Baseball Invitational opens play Saturday at the Buford High School baseball field.

    The weeklong tournament has two divisions, one at BHS and another at Andrew Jackson High School.

    The teams competing at Buford include Central, South Pointe and the Carolina Royals, a Charlotte area showcase team.

  • Young Vols look to make impact

    The 2017 Andrew Jackson High School baseball team sports its share of youth, but Volunteers coach Mike Lucas is confident about his AJ squad.

    “We are young, but we’re talented and I think we can come around,” said Lucas, in his eighth season guiding the Vols. “We have our share of depth and I like the way this team has been working and making strides to get better.”

  • Lady Vols seek stellar effort in Upstate title game with Cavs

    Andrew Jackson High girls basketball coach Sha’Ron Robertson said the Lady Volunteers will need a top-notch effort to keep their postseason hopes alive today in Greenville.

    The Lady Vols, 18-7, battle 25-2 Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville at 4 p.m. for the Class AA Upper State girls basketball championship at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

  • Jackets honor top basketball standouts

    The Buford Yellow Jackets honored their top players at the annual BHS boys awards night Feb. 14.

    The Jackets, who went 3-16, 2-10, saluted guard Tanner Wallace as the team’s Best Offensive Player for the 2016-17 season.

    Wallace, a junior, averaged 10.2 points a game in earning All-Region IV-AA honors.

    Freshman Joe Barrino was selected as the team’s Best Defensive Player.

  • War Eagles soar by Vols

    COLUMBIA – The high-flying Gray Collegiate Academy War Eagles continue to soar in the Class AA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.

    Gray Collegiate, 16-7, ignited in the first period on a pivotal 17-0 surge and cruised to a 93-41 win over Andrew Jackson High School at the John Hurst Adams gym at Allen University in Columbia on Saturday night.