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High School Sports

  • Buford and IL face playoff foes

     Staff Reports

    Buford downed North Central 9-5 to open the Class AA Upper State District III baseball playoffs on Thursday, May 1 at Buford Park.

    The Jackets ignited for 10 hits, with senior Kholby Pate pacing the

    winners with two hits, a RBI and two runs scored. Evan Flynn had two hits and scored a run.

  • Jackets, Warriors post playoff wins

    Buford stayed unbeaten in postseason baseball play, while Indian Land stayed alive in the playoffs.

    Buford earned a Class AA Upper State district tournament title game bid with a 9-4 road win over Region III-AA champion Pelion on Saturday, May 3.

    BHS, which defeated North Central, 9-5 to open the playoffs on Thursday, May 1, will be at home to face the IL vs. Pelion winner for the district crown. Buford will need one win Wednesday, May 7. If the Jackets fall in game one, they will play a second game Wednesday at Buford Park.

  • Warriors booters edge LHS Bruins, 3-2

     

    Second-ranked Indian Land improved to 15-3 on the season with a 3-2 win over Class AAAA county rival Lancaster at Warrior Stadium on Wednesday, April 30.

    IL’s Zac Patterson, Garrett Gerdes and Joseph Parsons each tallied a goal to lift the Warriors to the win over the Bruins.

  • Franceschelli signs with IC Blueboys

     

    Lancaster High School senior football player Austin Franceschelli has used a stellar combination of brains and brawn to take his game to the next level.

  • Davis signs with SMC Pioneers

     

    It didn’t take long for Lancaster High School Lady Bruins’ senior basketball player Aliyah Davis to realize Spartanburg Methodist and the Pioneers’ women’s basketball program was in her future.

  • Lady Bruins, Lady Vols to host second round playoff games

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson Jackson softball teams will be in the host role for second round playoff games.

    The LHS girls, rebounding from a 3-0 road loss to Mauldin, will be at home Friday, May 2 to face Dorman in a 6 p.m. elimination game.

    Dorman dropped a 4-2 loss to Easley on Thursday, May 1 in the first round of the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs.

    Andrew Jackson, the Region IV-AA regular-season champion, will host the Buford-North Central winner on Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m.

  • Baseball, softball playoffs set

     

    Buford capped its regular-season baseball play with a home sweep of future playoff opponent North Central on Friday, April 25 at Buford Park.

    The Jackets, 12-7, 6-4, won 7-4, 7-6 for the sweep of the Knights.

  • Cunningham signs with Newberry

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County to Newberry College football connection added a solid maroon and gold link Thursday, April 24 in the Buford High School conference room.

    Yellow Jackets’ football standout Troy Cunningham joined the Wolves, signing with Newberry which is led by a pair of BHS graduates, head coach Todd Knight and defensive coordinator Stephen Flynn.

  • Lady Vols blank Eagles, win region title

     Staff Reports

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers blanked Central of Pageland, 9-0 to wrap up the Region IV-AA softball championship on Friday, April 25 in Pageland.

    Lady Vols pitcher Hannah Cobb, 13-3, hurled a four-hitter and struck out nine to notch the win. She walked two.

    AJ, 17-6, 8-2, scored three runs in the first inning as Kinsley Adams drilled a RBI-double and Lauren Rowell singled home Angela Sims.

  • Cunningham signs with Newberry

     

    The Lancaster County to Newberry College football connection added a solid maroon and gold link Thursday, April 24 in the Buford High School conference room.