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High School Sports

  • Cheerleaders have fond memories of Blue Devils’ state title season

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    To get the cheerleaders’ perspective of the 1967 Heath Springs High School Class C state championship football season, I interviewed Helen Truesdale Hayes, the Blue Devils’ head cheerleader selected by the student body.

    Helen was more than a cheerleader for all the athletic teams. She was a cheerleader in everything she did at HSHS.

  • Jackets 5 earn all-region

    Region IV-AA has honored five members of the Buford High School football team as all-region selections for the 2017 season.

    Buford High, under fourth-year head coach Tripp Watts, went 7-3, 3-3 in region play, to earn a bid to the Class AA state playoffs.

    Senior quarterback Ryan Moore leads the Jackets ace quintet.

    Moore ran for 466 yards on 132 attempts and scored six touchdowns. He also threw for 1,322 yards, hitting 92-168 passes and 17 touchdowns.

  • Trojans hold off Jackets

     

    BEAUFORT – Buford’s last-ditch drive to deliver a stirring comeback win fell short at Whale Branch on Friday night.

    The Jackets, who held an early 21-3 lead, came up short in a tough 30-27 loss to the host WBHS Trojans in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs in Beaufort.

    BHS, down three, mounted a game-ending drive which ended at the Trojans’ 24 as senior quarterback Ryan Moore’s pass to the end zone fell incomplete on the game’s final play.

  • Vikings rush by Warriors, 48-23

     

    GREENWOOD – Coaches have often said that the way to win games is to run

    the ball and stop the run. It was mission accomplished for the Emerald

    Vikings on Friday night as they held Indian Land to -12 yards net rushing,

    had 49-484 rushing themselves, and between their two best backs,

    Keshawn Settles and Treshawn Chamberlain, averaged 12.4 yards a carry, and had six touchdowns.

  • Loughry makes most of his return

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior quarterback David Loughry has defied the odds this season.

    Loughry, a three-year starter for the Warriors, wasn’t a lock to be back under center for 2017.

    Loughry suffered a tough injury last season, breaking his femur, the thigh bone which is the longest and strongest bone in the body.

    Loughry broke the bone in the Warriors’ fifth game last season at Chesterfield, and his return to be back with the Warriors was 12 months. 

  • Picks winding down, race close at the top

    The Pigskin Picks remain tight as the season winds into its final weeks.

    Mandy Catoe is on top, holding a slight one-game edge on Lori Sistare “Bright.”

    “Bright” and Eric “The Red” Rowell each posted a 16-4 week last week in the Picks.

    “Yeah, I’m getting pretty good at this,” Eric Rowell said. “I said on Thursday the Astros would win the World Series.”

    Brother Ern “Big E” Rowell got a laugh.

    “OK, really?” pondered Ern.

  • Sawyer paces Warriors in AAA state qualifier

    Indian Land High School sophomore runner Hannah Sawyer won the girls meet at the Class AAA Lower State cross country meet Oct. 28, placing first with a time of 19:49.

    Sawyer and the Indian Land High School cross country teams will be running in the state championship meet this weekend. The teams competed in the AAA Lower State meet at Darlington Middle School. The meet was a qualifier for the state championship, with the top 10 teams advancing to the state meet.  

  • Tri-County coaches honor three county prep players

    FORT MILL – A trio of Lancaster County high school football standouts was honored during the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    The county trio included Andrew Jackson’s Hunter Brown along with Indian Land’s Jake Locklear and Brandon Dickerson.

    Brown, in the Volunteers’ season-ending 45-42 triple overtime loss to rival Buford, earned the Class A-AA-AAA Defensive Player of the Week with 13 tackles, 10 solo hits and three tackles for loss.

  • Black boots Buford to victory

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford finished a marathon game in the Black for a thrilling 45-42 triple overtime win over rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at Volunteer Stadium.

    Buford junior kicker Jesse Black’s 27-yard field goal in the third overtime sealed the Jackets’ tough win, and a place in the Class AA playoffs.

    BHS’s three-point victory ended the Volunteer season at 3-7.

    The rivals fought hard and tied the game at 28-28 at the end of regulation.

  • Warriors fall to Griffins, 14-13 in OT

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    WINNSBORO – The Indian Land Warriors fought hard against the Fairfield Central Griffins in Winnsboro on Friday night, but the story remained the same for Indian Land: too many mistakes and turnovers led to a tough 14-13 defeat in overtime.