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High School Sports

  • BHS’s Carnes ready for role

    Buford High School senior center Brandon Carnes said he wants to be “that guy” this season.
    “That guy” is the Jackets’ offensive line leader, following in the solid footsteps of past BHS ace linemen like Griggs Griffin, Kyle Norcia and Autry Blackmon.
    Now, as Carnes sees it, his time is here.
    “I’ve been on the line since the 10th grade and I have to be that person this season,” said Carnes, a three-year starter for the Jackets. “I have to keep their heads high and be a leader and role model.”

  • Tight play highlights Bear Hug Brawl

    Tight play highlighted action in the fourth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 22.
    The annual junior varsity football showcase, which spotlights county jayvee football and cheer squads, is held in memory of Buford High junior varsity football player Seth Muennich, who died in an auto accident near the school in 2011.
    Funds benefit the Seth Muennich Foundation, Seth’s Giving Tree.
    The jamboree’s name comes from the physical embraces, which Seth Muennich was known for during his lifetime.

  • Rivals battle in openers

    The 2015 Lancaster County high school football season kicks off with a big kick as rivalry clashes highlight opening night only several miles part.
    Andrew Jackson, launching a new era in Volunteers football with new head coach C.J. Frye, will host rival Lancaster, while 15 miles up the road and to the east, Buford battles old foe Indian Land.
    The games kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28.
    Lancaster and AJ will be meeting for the 46th time dating back to the first clash in 1970.
    Frye said the Bruins are a “tough team.”

  • Gilreath commits to play baseball for USC Gamecocks

    John Gilreath, a high school baseball standout and former Lancaster resident, has committed to play baseball at the University of South Carolina.
    Gilreath, 15 and a sophomore at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, gave the Gamecocks a verbal pledge last week.
    The 5-10, 160-pounder is regarded as one of the top pitchers in the state for the class of 2018.
    He is rated by Diamond Prospects, a state baseball scouting service, as the state’s No. 2 prospect for the Class of 2018.

  • Bear Hug Brawl spotlights jayvee play

    The Lancaster County high school football spotlight will be on the county’s four junior varsity football teams at the fourth annual Bear Hug Brawl Junior Varsity Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium.
    The jayvee football jamboree is played in memory of Seth Muennich, the late Buford High School junior varsity football player who died in an auto accident near the school four years ago.

  • Teams battle tonight at AJ

    Lancaster County high school football fans will have a final preseason look at teams as Andrew Jackson High School hosts the 12th annual Founders Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium tonight, Aug. 21.
    All four county teams will be on display in the action which opens with host AJ meeting Indian Land at 6 p.m.
    Volunteers’ fans will have added interest as they will get their first home view of new AJ coach C.J. Frye’s squad as the Vols battle the Warriors.

  • Mayer encouraged with IL’s play

    Indian Land High continued its scrimmage schedule against some larger schools, and Warriors’ head coach Mike Mayer said he felt IL held its own in a pair of road sessions.
    Indian Land worked against three teams in a scrimmage at High Point, N.C., and IL did well, Mayer said.
    The Warriors faced T.W. Andrews High of High Point, N.C., along with Bassett County, Va. and George Washington High (Va.) on Saturday.
    That scrimmage came after the Warriors worked against Airport High School of Columbia on Thursday, Aug. 13.

  • Bruins top Huskies, 14-7

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the second straight night, Lancaster rallied from behind, but this time the result was a jamboree victory.
    Lancaster, playing in the SC vs. NC Jamboree at West Mecklenburg High School, charged back to take a 14-7 win over Hough High School of Cornelius, N.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14.
    The night prior, Lancaster spotted Class AAAA foe Rock Hill High School a 14-0 lead before rallying for a 14-all tie in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School.

  • Stallions edge Vols for 6-0 win in Camden Jamboree

    CAMDEN – Andrew Jackson opened the 40th annual Camden Shrine Jamboree against Class AA foe Lee Central of Bishopville.
    The Stallions scored on their initial possession to edge the Volunteers, 6-0.
    The two quarters of play were marred by 14 penalties between the squads.
    AJ first-year coach C.J. Frye lamented the penalties committed by the Vols at crucial times in the clash with the LC Stallions.
    “We have to continue to work on technique and not put ourselves behind the chain,” Frye said,

  • Jackets top Knights in Camden Jamboree

    CAMDEN – The Buford Yellow Jackets defense stopped North Central’s JJ Stevens on a two-point conversion try with just over three minutes left in the game to preserve a 7-6 win in the second “mini-game” of the 40th annual Camden Shrine Club Jamboree.
    “We played with a lot of heart tonight on both sides of the ball,” said Buford High head coach Tripp Watts. “We played 100 percent better than we played on Tuesday (scrimmage) at Whitmire.”