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High School Sports

  • Fall sports roundup: Lady Jackets sweep AJ

    The Buford High Lady Jackets volleyball stayed unbeaten on the season, sweeping rival Andrew Jackson, 3-0 at the Volunteers gym on Thursday.

    BHS, 10-0, 6-0, topped the Lady Vols in tight matches – 25-21, 28-26 and 25-23.

    “We battled against a scrappy AJ team, and playing as a team was big for us,” Buford coach Taylor Roberts said. “I’m proud of our girls.”

    “They played as a unit and it was a team effort all the way,” Roberts said.

    AJ coach John Verdugo saluted the Lady Jackets.

  • Falcons edge Bruins, 14-7

     

    The game wasn’t a thing of football beauty, but Nation Ford coach Michael Allen was all for the taking.

    He had to be.

    The Falcons, at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night, were in quest of their first win on the season and they went home victors with a tough 14-7 non-region win.

    “It’s a ‘W,’ ” said Allen after addressing his Falcons’ team.

    All the scoring came in the first half as the Falcons built their seven-point edge.

  • Vols blank Knights, 28-0

     

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play in a big way, rolling to a 28-0 home win over the rival North Central Knights on Friday night.

    The 2-2 Vols, with a strong running game – 283 yards, posted four rushing touchdowns on the way to the shutout win.

    O.J. White placed the first points on the board at 10:46 of the second quarter with a two-yard rushing touchdown. Avery Funderburk kicked the extra point to put the Vols up, 7-0.

  • Big-play Rams blast Warriors

     

     

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors were back at home Friday night

    to face a familiar foe, the unbeaten Chesterfield Rams.

    The Warriors and Rams were in the same Class AA region just two years ago. The No. 7 Rams still looked the same, using their speed and Indian Land's mistakes, to bolt to a 20-0 lead seven minutes into the game.

    The Rams used big plays to pull away for a 48-25 win Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.

  • Buford game canceled

     

    Buford High School’s Region IV-AA football game with Lee Central High

    School wasn’t played Saturday, despite attempts to play the contest.

    The game, originally set for Friday, Sept. 15 at Lee Central High in

    Bishopville, was moved to Saturday, Sept. 16 after Lee Central was out

    of school Monday and Tuesday due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.

    The game Saturday, with a noon kickoff, was canceled when game

    officials deemed the field unsafe for play due to a heavy infestation

  • Rams top Warriors for win

    Warriors fall to Rams, 48-25 in home loss.

  • LHS boys fifth, girls seventh in Invitational swim meet

    The Lancaster High School boys swim team placed fifth and the LHS girls were seventh in the 15-team Invitational Meet held Saturday in Rock Hill.

    Points were awarded for the top eight finishers in the event.

    200 IM – 5. Makenzy Mills

    50 freestyle – 6. Alaina Houghtaling; 4. Samuel Page

    100 butterfly – 6. Taylor Teague

    100 backstroke – 3. Makenzy Mills; 2. Samuel Page

    100 breaststroke – 8. Alaina Houghtaling

  • County duo reaps Tri-County honors

    FORT MILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players reaped top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    Lancaster High School offensive lineman Fred Reid and Indian Land High’s Alex Murphy led the county honorees for week three play.

    Reid, in the Bruins’ home loss to Chester, graded 93 percent with two pancake blocks and no sacks allowed to earn the Class AAAAA-AAAA offensive lineman of the week.

  • Buford High Lady Jackets volleyball going strong

    The Buford High Lady Jackets are on a roll, holding an unbeaten record on the season to date.

    BHS, under the leadership of fourth-year head coach Taylor Roberts, was 9-0 at midweek, with a 5-0 Region IV-AA mark.

    “The key to our season so far has been playing smart, but also aggressive,” Roberts said.

    Buford, which went 17-5 last season and finished third in the region, is led by senior captains Kristin Wemes and Bailey Dingler.

    Wemes, as a junior, reaped all-region honors and was named the Lady Jackets MVP.

  • Brown Vols vocal leader

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior linebacker Hunter Brown relishes his role as the Volunteers’ vocal leader.

    “Hunter is the spirit of the team,” AJ coach Todd Shigley said. “He likes to get the guys fired up.”

    Brown, a four-year starter in the AJ defense, takes his role seriously.

    “I like talking a little bit,” he said.

    More than a little bit, Brown has taken on another speaking role.