High School Sports

  • Jackets swarm Knights

    Buford had its bats booming on BHS baseball Military       Appreciation Night at Buford Park.
    Buford, 10-6, 7-1, routed North Central, 10-2 in Region IV-AA play during its annual game to salute the military.
    Pior to the game, former Jackets tri-sport athlete Scott Flynn, who served as a U.S. Navy Seaman, threw out the opening pitch and then the Jackets broke out the bats for 12 hits in the eight-run win.

  • Bruins trip Jackets, 3-0

    Lancaster improved to 7-4 overall in prep soccer, taking a 3-0 win over Buford High at Jackets Stadium on Tuesday.
    The two county foes battled to a scoreless draw at the half.
    “We wasted plenty of chances in the first half to take the lead,” LHS coach Adam Nelson said. “Buford did pose an offensive threat through counter attacks and very dangerous long throw-ins.”
    LHS took the lead early in the second half on a Tyler Deese breakaway goal assisted by senior defender Trevor Latham.

  • Bruins halt Vols golfers’ streak

    The Lancaster Bruins golf team handed Andrew Jackson its first links loss of the season as LHS took a four-shot win over the Vols on Wednesday.
    Lancaster carded a 153, while Andrew Jackson notched a 157.
    Brady Hinkle led the Bruins with a two-under 34. Mason Tucker tallied a 38. Baylee Evans posted a 40, while Mike Williams and Nick Mangano each carded a 41 for LHS.
    Trey Crenshaw had a 42 for the Bruins.
    “It was a tough match,” LHS coach Scott Beatty said. “It was truly a great team effort for the Bruins.”

  • Lady Bruins rally to top Lady Jackets

    Lancaster edged county foe Buford, 6-5 for a tight softball win at BHS on Wednesday night.
    Buford tied the game at 5-all in the bottom of the sixth on a Jensen Shelby home run.
    In the top of the seventh, LHS’s Jada Ames led off with a solid hit to shortstop and reached first on an errant throw. Summer Clinton moved Ames to second on a sacrifice bunt.
    Ari Ealy then hit a tough blooper to the second baseman, making her turn her back to the field.

  • Warriors ignite, belt Vols

    Indian Land used an eight-run explosion in the second inning to spark the host Warriors to an 11-3 Region IV-AA win over Andrew Jackson High School on Wednesday.
    Seth Bevans ripped a two-run single, Hunter Laney drilled a two-run double and Reed Lilly had a RBI-single to key the IL rally.
    Daniel Gueldner racked up three RBIs on two hits for the  Warriors. He singled in the second inning and tripled in the fifth inning.
    Jay Hildreth supplied three hits and scored twice.

  • Jackets’ Elliott wheeling to history

    Buford High School senior track team member John Elliott takes a backseat to none.
    In fact as far as S.C. high school track goes, Elliott is first and that will never change.
    Elliott, born with spina bifida, is a handicapped athlete, but he has found a way to compete this season.
    He is the first Palmetto State high school athlete to compete in the wheel chair 100-meter dash.
    To date, he has competed in five meets, including his debut at Lancaster High School on March 10 where he posted a 50.68 time.

  • Lady Warriors bidding to make diamond strides

    The Indian Land High Lady Warriors’ softball team is off to a slow start, but hopes to pick up its play as the season moves on this spring.
    The IL girls, who went 17-8 last season, are 2-10, 2-3 at the Easter break point in their season.
    The Lady Warriors sport a young squad with no seniors and only a pair of juniors.
    Coach Nicole Ritter has eighth-grader Chelsi Mackey and Danyelle McCorkle, a sophomore, handling the pitching duties.

  • Jackets split in tourney

    Buford split two baseball games to open play in the Cheraw Diamond Challenge at Cheraw High School on Monday.
    The Jackets rallied to post a 4-3 comeback win over Darlington, but dropped a 9-0 loss to Latta at CHS.
    The Jackets, in the one-run win over the DHS Falcons, trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, but rallied for a run to tie the game to force extra innings and BHS scored the winning run in the sixth inning.  The tournament games are regulation five innings as opposed to seven innings for regular-season games.

  • AJ soccer making strides with new system

    First-year Andrew Jackson High School boys’ soccer coach Alex Tarque said his team is making strides as the Vols learn a new system.
    “Our players are adjusting really well to the new system,” Tarque said. “I am pleased with them.
    “I like the attitude  of our players and they want to learn and improve,” Tarque said.
    The AJ offense has key players in senior striker John Ware, freshman center midfielder Jared Truesdale and sophomore Bryce Phillips.

  • Lady Bruins lace Lady Warriors in home win

    Host Lancaster rolled to a 15-5 win over Class AA foe Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    DeAsia Fisher led the Lady Bruins’ offense with three hits, scored three runs and drove in three runs. Jada Ames drilled two hits, drove in four runs, scored three runs and drew a walk.
    Ariana Ealy had two hits, three RBIs and tallied a run. Gracie Revels drilled a hit, scored four runs and drove in a run.
    Alexus Lowery and Sydney Cauthen each had a hit, drove in a run and scored a run. Jordan Pomnitz had a hit.