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High School Sports

  • Rock Hill tops Buford in York holiday tourney

    YORK – Buford’s opening night in the Cougars Holiday Classic was rocky against Class AAAAA foe Rock Hill.
    The Bearcats, in the three-day tournament at York Comprehensive High School, took a 65-44 win over the BHS Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night.
    Rock Hill opened a 13-3 lead after one period and extended its edge to 30-13 at the half.
    The Cats led 51-34 after three periods before taking the 21-point win over the Yellow Jackets.

  • Bruins finish with two wins in Y.C. Winborn tournament

    The Lancaster Bruins, after a tough start to their play in the W.C. Winborn boys basketball tournament in Rock Hill, rebounded to finish on a high note.
    Lancaster capped its three-day holiday hoops tournament play with a 47-33 win over Class AAAA Chapin High School at Rock Hill High School.
    The LHS boys, 7-6 on the season, opened play with a tough 48-47 loss to Marvin Ridge High School of Union County, N.C., on Wednesday, but rebounded for a 66-58 win over Class AAAA Orangeburg-Wilkinson and then wrapped up its tourney play with a 14-point win over Chapin.

  • Jackets, Vols in holiday hardwood play

    The calendar says it’s the yule holiday season, but a host of county hoops teams will be in action during holiday tournament basketball play.
    Andrew Jackson will host two days of holiday tourney action on the hardwood with its annual Comporium Christmas Classic Invitational at the Vols gym where action is set for Thursday and Friday.
    The Buford boys basketball team will also be involved in holiday basketball play as the Yellow Jackets venture to York Comprehensive High School to play in the Cougar Holiday Tournament.

  • Buford has tough mat night

    Buford High had a tough time on the wrestling mat in a quad match at Class AAA Chester High School on Wednesday night.

    The Jackets dropped three losses in the matches, which included Class AAAAA Northwestern High of Rock Hill, Class AAAA Union County and Chester.

    Northwestern topped the Jackets, 53-27, Chester topped BHS, 58-21 and Union County posted a 49-21 win over Buford.

  • All-county defense ‘brings the wood’

    The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county defense sports big hitters on a strong stop unit.

    A crackerjack linebacker corps features players, in football terms, who “bring the wood” with their signature big hits.

  • Big-play performers key offense

    Big-play performers, including a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, head The Lancaster News’ 2016 all-county offense.

    Senior standouts Farrika Grier and Isaah Nesbit lead the all-county backfield.

    Grier, the Lancaster Bruins’ top rusher in his senior campaign, produced a stellar season with 1,090 yards on 175 carries and 13 touchdowns to earn all-region honors.

  • County football’s finest

    KERSHAW – Few expected the kind of season the 2016 Andrew Jackson Volunteers produced, but by late fall, AJ had earned a ton of respect for its resurging football program.

    The Vols, coming off a 3-7 season, turned heads toward AJ’s “Big Orange Country” with an 8-3 showing for second-year coach C.J. Frye.

  • Bruins rebound for win in Winborn tourney

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster rebounded from a tough loss in the opening round of the annual Y.C. Winborn boys basketball tournament with a 66-58 win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Rock Hill High School on Thursday afternoon.
    The Bruins, bolstered by balanced scoring, built a 53-39 lead after three periods and held on for the eight-point win over the OWHS Bruins.
    LHS opened tourney play, dropping a 48-47 loss to Marvin Ridge on Wednesday, while Orangeburg-Wilkinson fell to two-time defending tournament champion Butler High of Charlotte, 55-31.

  • BHS Jackets honor fall sports standouts

    BUFORD –  Fall stars of the Buford High School maroon and gold took a final bow Tuesday night in the school’s cafeteria during the annual BHS fall sports awards.
    Buford High athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and cheer were saluted for their stellar effort during the Jackets’ fall sports season.
    The BHS football team, which finished 3-8 and earned a second straight Class AA playoff bid, honored a host of players.

  • Vols, Warriors split pair

    KERSHAW – The host Andrew Jackson basketball teams split on the hardwood in a non-conference match with county rival Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    The eighth-ranked Lady Vols, 5-2, dropped a close 56-53 loss to the IL girls, and the No. 2 AJ boys posted a 60-46 win over the Warriors.
    Both games were fast-paced and action-packed contests.
    Danielle Ussery sparked the Lady Vols, scoring 24 points on 2 two-point goals, 6 three-point goals and 2-2 on free throws.