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High School Sports

  • Veterans key in softball hopes for Yellow Jackets

    The Buford Lady Jackets softball team returns a strong cast from the 2017 team, which finished as the Class AA state runner-up last spring.
    BHS, 23-6, returns seven starters on the team, which fell to Latta for the Class AA state title after winning the Class AA state crown in 2016.
    Veteran coach Lael Allen has a solid group of players back for the new season.
    Senior Kristin Wemes, a team veteran, is back at catcher where Hannah Boone will also see playing time.

  • Red Hawks edge Bruins 1-0

    The Lancaster Bruins opened Region III-AAAA, dropping a tough 1-0 loss to Westwood High School at the Red Hawks’ field in Blythewood on Thursday night.
    The game was originally set for Tuesday, but reset due to rain and wet playing conditions.
    Lancaster High pitcher Raul Garcia-Mora, who worked six innings, took the loss.
    He posted seven strikeouts and allowed no earned runs and two walks.
    The Bruins, 3-2 on the season, had four hits on the night – singles from Austin Catoe, Logan Phillips, Buddy Howard and Jarren Taylor.

  • Lady Bruins belt Buford, 21-3

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins softball team, fresh off winning the title in the annual Buford Preseason Softball tournament with a 4-0 run, rolled to a 21-3 win over the Buford Lady Jackets on Wednesday night at the BHS softball field.

    Lancaster High senior pitcher Summer Clinton hurled the win, notching two strikeouts in the victory.

    Clinton aided her cause with three hits and drove in a run.

    Ashley Abbott supplied three hits and drove in three runs.

  • Jackets blank Bruins, 3-0

    The Buford High School men’s varsity soccer team won its first home match of the season, taking a 3-0 win over Lancaster on Wednesday night.

    The match was the first contest on the new artificial turf, installed last summer.

    In the first half, BHS senior midfielder Blaine Gossman scored a goal around the 20th minute off an assist from fellow senior Bryton Davis, who had just returned from a serious toe injury suffered in the pre-season Capital City Cup Tournament in Columbia.

  • Jackets sweep Stallions

    The Buford Yellow Jackets opened Region IV-AA baseball play, taking a sweep of host Lee Central High School of Bishopville on Monday.

    The Jackets prevailed 8-2 in five innings, and 11-1 in three innings.

    The region doubleheader was set for two five-inning games.

    Noah Vincent led the Buford attack in the six-run win with a double, single and a RBI. Andrew Wright had a hit and two RBIs.

    Andrew Allen belted a two-run home run and drew a walk.

  • Veterans play key role in Lady Bruins hopes

    Lancaster High School first-year softball head coach Erin Walker sports a solid cast of players for the 2018 season and high hopes.

    LHS, 20-4 last season when it went 19-2 in regular-season play, features a strong host of returning starters to the blue and gold fold.

    “I am truly looking forward to this season and I am excited as a first year coach to be with this group of girls. I think we have a great road ahead of us and I am glad I get to be a part of this with them,” Walker said.

  • Warriors hopes high for baseball

    Diamond hopes are high for the 2018 Indian Land High School Warriors baseball team.

    After finishing the 2017 season with a 14-11 record as the Region IV-AAA runner-up and losing the first two games of the Class AAA Upper State district playoffs, the Warriors have something to prove in 2018.

  • Lady Warriors top York in 4-1 win

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors upped their record to 3-2-1, taking a 4-1 win over Class AAAA foe York High School on Wednesday at the Lady Cougars’ field.

    Summer Bishop netted three goals and Emily Gerdes added a goal for the Lady Warriors.

    Brianna Bishop posted three assists, while Samantha Ammann added an assist.

    Indian Land outshot York, 22-6.

    ILHS’s Emma Thompson tallied four saves and Shelby Ryberg added five saves.

    The York girls fell to 2-1 with the loss.

  • Lady Bruins win BHS tourney

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins captured the championship in the annual Buford Preseason Softball tournament at BHS on Saturday.

    The LHS girls, who went unbeaten at 4-0 in the tournament, took the title with a 4-0 win over the host Buford High School Lady Jackets.

    Lady Bruins’ senior pitcher Summer Clinton, who posted four wins in the tournament, hurled the win in the title game.

    Clinton struck out two, walked none and allowed 11 hits.

  • Lions rally, win Comporium tourney title

    BUFORD – Lewisville completed a 4-0 run to take the title in the annual Comporium Preseason Baseball tournament on Saturday night at Buford Park.

    The Lions, down 7-4, scored four runs in the seventh inning to notch the 8-7 comeback win over the Carolina Royals of Charlotte and take the tournament title.

    The Lions’ Russell Noland singled home two runs with an out to lift Lewisville to the victory.

    Noland and Jack Jordan each had two hits to lead the Lions offense.