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High School Sports

  • County trio launches volleyball title hopes

    Three Lancaster County high school volleyball teams will launch their state championship hopes today.

    Region IV-AA champion Buford, fresh off a league title tie-breaker win over North Central High at Andrew Jackson High School last Thursday, will open the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs with a home match with Eau Claire of Columbia at 6 p.m. today.

    Andrew Jackson, which finished third in the region behind champion BHS and North Central, will visit Fox Creek today in a first-round match at 6 p.m.

    North Central hosts Keenan High of Columbia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Talented Stallions dash by Bruins

     

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Battlin’ Bruins, living up to their nickname as much as anytime on the 2017 football season, gave it a good shot, but top-rated South Pointe had too much firepower in a 45-10 win on Friday night.

    The Stallions, ranked No. 5 nationally with an 8-0, 3-0 mark, celebrated their homecoming win later than expected due to the Bruins’ game effort.

    SPHS, up 31-10 and in control, sealed the game with two quick touchdowns in the final period.

  • McKittrick double winner in Tri-County awards

    Andrew Jackson High School senior lineman Dalton McKittrick was a double winner at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    McKittrick was honored twice in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.

    McKittrick was named the offensive lineman of the week with a 91 percent grade, four pancake blocks and zero sacks allowed in the Vols’ 48-0 win over Great Falls.

  • Fall Sports Roundup: Buford Lady Jackets down AJ

    The Buford Lady Jackets rebounded from an opening game loss to notch three straight wins in defeating county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson for the second time in region volleyball play this season.

    Buford, 14-1, 11-1 in region play, used the 3-1 win over AJ to force a special tie-breaker match at AJ on Thursday when BHS faced North Central for the region title.

    The Lady Jackets and Lady Knights split during regular-season region play this season.

  • Nelson is full bore for Vols

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior player Lamont Nelson is hailed by Volunteers head coach Todd Shigley as “most dependable.”

    “Whatever we need from Lamont, he’s going to give it to us,” Shigley said. “He’s going to step up and give you his best shot.”

    Nelson, a three-year varsity member, has been a key contributor for the Volunteers this season.

    He’s scored five touchdowns, two a week ago when the Vols blanked Class A foe Great Falls High School, 48-0 at home.

  • Rams’ late charge decks Yellow Jackets

    BUFORD – The No. 11 Chesterfield Rams out-paced ninth-ranked Buford at Jackets Stadium, handing BHS its second consecutive Region IV-AA loss, 31-14 on Friday night.

    Buford, 5-2, led early, but let the game slip away late in the final period.

    All knotted at 14 to start the final quarter, Chesterfield took the early fourth-quarter lead when Travis Bowen scored on a four-yard run.

    Bowen’s touchdown capped a 79-yard, 14-play drive. Chesterfield’s Will Douglas added the extra point for a 21-14 lead with 11:54 left.