High School Sports

  • Buford cheerleaders 4th in state

    The Buford High School varsity cheerleaders have built a tradition of competing in the state cheer field and their latest effort was a top five showing.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA cheer champion, posted a fourth-place effort in the state competition at the University of South Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Nov. 21.
    BHS, in the state field for the 10th time in the last 11 years, posted 248 points to finish fourth overall in the top 12 field.

  • Teams launch hoops play

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins, the defending Class AAA girls state basketball champions, opened defense of their state title with a 56-38 win over Class AAA foe Wren of Piedmont in the Dorman Lady Cavalier Invitational at Dorman High in Spartanburg on Nov. 23.
    The Lady Bruins, the preseason Class AAA girls No. 1, closed strong to post the 18-point win and earn a bid to the title game Nov. 24 at DHS.
    LHS senior guard Malia Rivers, regarded as one of the top senior players in Class AAA girls, paced the Lady Bruins with 22 points, 16 in the first half.

  • Miles signs with PC Blue Hose

    Presbyterian College was in need of quality pitching and tabbed Buford High School right-hander Eric Miles to fill the mound bill.
    Miles, a two-time All-Region IV-AA pick and a Class AA all-state selection last spring, officially joined the Blue Hose fold, signing with PC on Nov. 12 at the Lancaster County Class AA school.
    “No doubt, Presbyterian is the place for me,” Miles said. “They have a great campus and when I visited there, it felt like home. They have a top-notch coaching staff and they play the game the right way.”

  • Verdugo leaving as AJ volleyball coach

    Andrew Jackson High School volleyball coach John Verdugo is yielding his duties as the Lady Volunteers’ volleyball coach.
     “After six years, I have stepped down as the head volleyball coach at Andrew Jackson High School,” Verdugo said. “It has been a privilege to work with these athletes. With the help of my assistants, coach Tammy Twitty and coach Danielle Payne, we were able to revitalize the AJ volleyball program at all levels.
    “We feel very confident the program is postured for future success,” he said.

  • LHS girls No. 1 in Class AAA

    Lancaster County, led by the defending Class AAA girls state champions Lancaster Lady Bruins, earned its share of hoops recognition as the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association released its preseason rankings along with the state’s top boys and girls players for the 2015-16 season.
    Lancaster, which finished 27-0 last season under veteran coach Ronnie Robinson, was named the top team in Class AAA.

  • CCA boys have perfect encore for state crown

    The Carolina Christian Academy boys volleyball team produced an excellent encore for the 2015 season.
    The Cougars, as they did last season, repeated the court feat with a perfect season in winning the state title for the second straight season.
    The 2014 CCA boys went 14-0 on the way to the state crown.
    The 2015 Cougars fashioned an 11-0 mark and won the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) Division IA state volleyball championship to highlight the school’s 19th year of play.

  • Lady Jackets fall short

    LEXINGTON –  Bishop England, in historic fashion, garnered a national record 16th straight state volleyball championship, but with more effort than it had needed before.
    The 35-9 Lady Bishops did post their familiar sweep – 3-0 – but Upstate upstart Buford High School made the BEHS girls earn another court crown jewel.
    The Lady Bishops, who have a national record 26 state titles, earned another national mark with their 16th straight state volleyball crown.

  • Bishops too strong for Jackets

    By Robert Howey

    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Updated: November 15, 1:00 pm)

  • Bishops too strong for Jackets

    Bishop England’s stellar court streak goes on.

    The Lady Bishops, 40-9-4, swept Class AA Upper State champion Buford, 3-0 on Saturday afternoon to again forge its name among the national volleyball elite.

    The Lady Bishops’ sweep of the game BHS Lady Jackets gave the Charleston-based team its national record 16th straight state volleyball crown.

    BEHS also owns the national mark of 26 state titles.

  • Lucas signs to play at NGU

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School baseball standout Gunnar Lucas is taking his game to the next level in the Upstate.
    Lucas, a Volunteers lefty pitcher-first baseman, is headed to North Greenville University in Tigerville to play for the Crusaders.
    “When I went there, it seemed like the place for me,” Lucas said. “I like the school, academics and baseball program, and it’s in a beautiful setting north of Greenville.
    “I had a good feeling about North Greenville.”