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High School Sports

  • Jackets’ Lambert signs with The Citadel

    Buford High School senior kicker Wade Lambert will be getting his future kicks at The Citadel.
    Lambert, a football, soccer and basketball letterman for the Jackets, made it official Wednesday morning, signing with the Bulldogs of the Southern Conference in the BHS media center.
    Lambert signed his national letter of intent in front of family, friends and BHS coaches.
    He has a special link to the Charleston military school since his grandfather, the late Dr. Fred Lambert, graduated at The Citadel.

  • Catledge joins strong BHS link to Newberry College

    Buford High School’s football connection to Newberry College has been solid over recent seasons and that won’t change with the latest Jackets to Wolves link.
    Jackets’ senior defensive back Christian Catledge joined the maroon and gold ranks to Newberry on Wednesday morning in the BHS conference room.
    Catledge, as friends, family and Jackets’ coaches watched, signed with the Wolves, who are led by Buford High alums, head coach Todd Knight and defensive coordinator Stephen Flynn.

  • Jackets jolt Vols, 62-60

    KERSHAW – On Wednesday night it was county rival Buford playing at region leader Andrew Jackson.
    The upset-minded Yellow Jackets served notice early they were ready to play and compete to the end.
    The Vols led 16-13 at the end of the quarter, but Buford took a 33-32 halftime lead, and continued to lead 47-45 at the end of the third quarter.
    In the fourth quarter, AJ appeared to take command and led by as many as five points at times.

  • County quintet signs

    Five Lancaster County athletes signed athletic scholarships on national signing day.

    Two Buford High School football players are taking their games to the next level.

    Jackets' senior kicker-punter Wade Lambert is headed to The Citadel in Charleston, while Lambert's BHS teammate, ace defensive back Christian Catledge, has signed to play football at Newberry College. Catledge played in the North-South All-Star game.

  • Region IV-AA honors 10 county wrestlers

    Ten Lancaster County high school wrestlers who compete in Region IV-AA have earned all-region honors. Buford and Indian Land each had four wrestlers honored by the region, while Andrew Jackson had two Vols’ grapplers to reap all-region laurels.
    Indian Land, which placed third in the final regular-season region standings, was led by Will Van Hoose at 195, Richie Wilkinson at 152, Kyle Daley at 132 and Austin Ross, a 106 pounder.

  • LHS player signs with Flying Fleet

    The Lancaster High School media center had a late morning buzz Monday.
    It wasn’t about a book fair, but rather a “pretty fair country ballplayer.”
    The ace player creating the stir was Bruins’ outfielder and pitcher Neil Taylor.
    Taylor, as he is often on the Bruins’ diamond, was the center of attention as a host of family, friends and baseball coaches were on hand for Taylor’s big moment.
    Taylor, looking dapper in his suit with bowtie, was the draw as he signed to play baseball at Erskine College in Due West.

  • Brown-Washington leads LHS in region mat tourney

    Lancaster High School senior 138-pound wrestler Tyree Brown-Washington led the way for the LHS wrestlers in the Region III-AAA mat tournament at Chester High School on Saturday.
    Brown-Washington, who has come on strong in the second half of the LHS mat season, won the region crown at 138.
    “Tyree did well and wrestled hard for us,” LHS coach Rob Hill said. “He’s had a solid season and improved with each match. The region title was his goal.”

  • Porcelly signs to play at Surry

    Indian Land baseball coach Joey Robinson said Warriors’ senior pitcher-first baseman James Porcelly is intense when it comes to the diamond.
    Porcelly’s baseball focus is fine for his future.
    Porcelly, a four-year IL baseball player and three-year starter, is headed to the next level to play at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.
    Surry is a Region X member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

  • Braves post two region road wins over Jackets

    Cheraw was the hardwood spoiler, taking two games from host Buford in the Jackets’ gym on Friday night.
    The Lady Braves took an early lead and stayed on top for a 39-28 win over the Lady Jackets.
    In the nightcap, Cheraw, ranked eighth in Class AA boys, rolled to an 86-63 win over the Jackets.
    The opener saw the Lady Jackets get off to a slow start and Cheraw steadily built its lead in the late stages for the 11-point win over the Buford girls.
    The Lady Jackets stayed close, but Cheraw was able to hold on to take the victory.

  • Warriors post two wins in tri-match at CHS

    The Indian Land High wrestling team posted two wins in a three-way  match at Chesterfield on Thursday.
    The Warriors, 17-8 overall, 6-2 in Region IV-AA, downed Chesterfield, 42-35. IL also posted a 54-18 win over Union Academy in the tri-match.
    On Wednesday at Buford, the Warriors posted two wins, downing the Jackets, 39-30 and AJ, 40-39.
    Buford also edged the Vols, 40-39 in the match.
    The match was slated to be held Jan. 22, but was moved to Jan. 27 due to the winter storm.