High School Sports

  • Juniors roll in annual Buford powder puff game

    The Buford High juniors team rolled to the title in the annual BHS powder puff football game at Jackets Stadium during the school’s homecoming week, Oct. 12-16.
    The BHS juniors team, led by assistant football coach Jareth Bailey, wrapped up the title with a 41-6 win over the seniors.
    The seniors opened the scoring as Cassidy Solomon scored on a touchdown run.
    The juniors answered in a big way.
    Victoria Hinson reeled off a long touchdown run and Tory Knight added the extra point for a 7-6 junior’s lead.

  • BHS duo likes team’s bond

    Buford High School senior teammates Christian Catledge and LaDarius Parker play on opposite sides of the ball, but they say the Jackets’ 2015 football success is about bonding.
    BHS, 2-8 a year ago, has come on strong this season to post a 5-3 record, including a 3-1 mark in Region IV-AA.
    “This summer we came together and it drew us closer,” said Catledge, a 5-8, 150-pound senior safety on the BHS defense. “I feel we’re closer. We spent a lot of time together, nearly every day in the summer.”

  • IL’s Gordon garners 2 Tri-County awards

    RICHBURG – Indian Land High School senior Austin Gordon captured two awards at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Gordon, for his effort on both sides of the football, reaped the Div. II Offensive Player of the Week as the Defensive Lineman of the Week.
    Gordon, in IL’s 28-21 overtime win, ran for 150 yards in 32 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Warriors, who trailed by 14 points twice before rallying for the win.

  • Swimmers have strong showing in state meet

    The Region III-AAA champion Lancaster High School swim team posted a strong effort at the Class AAA swim meet at the University of South Carolina Natatorium on Saturday, Oct. 17.
    The LHS girls, 15-0 on the season, tallied 153.5 points to place ninth out of 24 teams.
    The Bruins boys, 14-1 on the campaign, tallied 101 points to place 12th out of 32 teams in the state swim meet.

  • Teams face key clashes

    County teams face key region games to highlight week nine.
    Teams need wins to boost their hopes for possible region titles and the upcoming playoffs.
    Lancaster, for its annual homecoming game, will host Union County.
    Buford ventures to the county panhandle to battle the rival Indian Land  Warriors and Andrew Jackson hits the road to battle Chesterfield High School.
    All gmes are slated to begin at 7:30.
    Lancaster coach Bobby Collins said the Bruins, 7-1, face a talented Union County team.

  • Buford tops NCHS for region crown

    Buford prevailed in a play-off tiebreaker to capture the Region IV-AA volleyball championship with a 3-1 win over North Central on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Central of Pageland.
    The Lady Jackets and North Central, the defending region champion, were tied for first-place in the region after regular-season play.
    BHS, 17-2, 12-1, defeated NCHS at the Knights’ gym, but North Central won at Buford during regular-season play.
    In the rubber match, Buford opened with two wins before North Central won, but Buford bounced back to take the match and the title.

  • Eagles ground Jackets with running game

    Buford’s four-game winning streak and undefeated region mark came to a halt Friday, Oct. 16 at Jackets Stadium,
    The visiting Central Eagles, 4-4, 3-1, shut out Buford’s offense in the second half and ran away with a 35-14 Region IV-AA victory.
    It was homecoming night for Buford, but the “crowning” jewel belonged to the CHS wishbone.
    Behind the wishbone set, the Eagles amassed 305 yards of offense on the ground, and the Central defense frustrated Buford’s offensive attack.

  • Warriors rebound, rally for win

    BOONETOWN –  Indian Land’s month-long road trip ended Friday night at North Central on a good note.
    As they did the first three weeks, the Warriors started slowly, falling behind by 14 twice.  Unlike the last three, the Warriors rallied for an exciting 28-21 win in overtime.
    On the second series for the Knights, they substituted their running quarterback, Delmarcus Wood. The decision proved to be a good one as Wood took the shotgun snap and on the second play of the drive and raced straight up the middle 76 yards to make it 6-0.

  • Braves spear Volunteers for first win

    KERSHAW – Cheraw combined a balanced offense with a stingy defense to stymie Andrew Jackson, 33-12 at Volunteer Stadium on Friday night.
    With the 21-point win, the Braves snapped the Vols’ two-game winning streak.
    Cheraw quarterback Tristen Campbell racked up 273 yards total offense, 117 yards rushing and 166 yards passing, including three TDs passing.
    Andrew Jackson continually shot itself in the foot with 11 penalties for 75 yards and three turnovers.

  • Stallions corral Bruins

    ROCK HILL – The skein is still a pain.
    In eight football clashes with Lancaster High School, South Pointe has posted wins in each game, including a 16-7 comeback victory at the SPHS Corral on Friday, Oct. 16.
    Much like the previous meeting last season at Lancaster Memorial in a 14-7 Bruins’ loss, LHS had its chances, but couldn’t convert.
    Ditto 2015.
    The Stallions, the defending Class AAA state champions, snapped a 7-all halftime draw, taking the ball in on their opening drive of the second half to gain the lead.