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High School Sports

  • Jackets split pair with Lions

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford’s girls opened regular-season play, posting a 60-36 road win over Lewisville High School of Richburg on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets, 3-1, opened an early lead and cruised to the 24-point win over the Lady Lions.

    The Buford girls’ win gave BHS a split with Lewisville as the BHS boys dropped a 54-35 loss to the Lions.

    BHS senior Payton Howell netted a game-high 28 points, 17 in the first half. She drilled two treys.

  • Mandy’s dandy as Picks champ

    During the course of the 2017 Pigskin Picks season, dandy has been used to describe second-year panelist Mandy Catoe.

    The tag fits to a “T” today since Mandy is in the dandy spot of The Lancaster News’ Pigskin Picks champion.

    Mandy said early on she felt it was her year. An avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, Mandy said she felt KC and she were on their way to the top.

    The Chiefs, at 6-5, have a ways to go, but Mandy is at the top with a 217-82 record for the season.

  • Lady Bruins win for split at Northwestern High School

    The Lancaster Bruins opened their regular-season basketball schedule, posting a split with host Northwestern of Rock Hill on Wednesday night.

    The Lady Bruins, 1-2, took a 53-43 win in the opener, but the Bruins dropped a 72-61 loss to the Trojans in the nightcap.

    The LHS girls, who dropped a pair of losses in a preseason tournament at Marvin Ridge High School in Union County, N.C., last week, rebounded to take the 10-point win over the Lady Trojans.

    Lancaster, up 6-5 after one period, pushed its lead to 23-16 at the half.

  • Warriors split with Rebels

    Indian Land had mixed results in its 2017-28 home hoops opener Tuesday night.

    The host Warriors split a varsity twin bill with the Parkwood Rebels of Union County, N.C.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 68-20 loss in the opener, but the ILHS boys rallied to rebound for the hardwood split with a 65-59 win.

    The Warriors, down 13 at the half – 36-23, rallied in the pivotal third period, outscoring the Rebels, 21-5 to take a 44-41 lead.

  • Jackets open wrestling season with mat wins over Bruins, Spartans

    BUFORD – Buford opened its wrestling season, taking a pair of convincing mat wins Wednesday night in the Jackets gym.

    BHS opened with a 63-12 win over Camden Military and then downed county rival Lancaster, 63-18.

    The Jackets swarmed the Bruins, taking 11 wins – four pins, a decision and six forfeits.

    BHS pin winners included Devin Jenkins (113), Blake Bailey (145), Kenneth Barrett (152) and Avery Mahaffey (220). Webber Moore, at 170, posted a decision.

  • IL Warriors face challenging season

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School basketball teams are looking to return to the playoffs this season, but each faces a challenge on the court to accomplish the feat.
    The Warriors, led by veteran coach Nate Smith, have a solid cast, but Smith is looking to find the right mix to reverse ILHS’s 6-17 mark of last season.
    The Lady Warriors, who earned a playoff bid as the runner-up team in region play, will also search for the right combination after losing five seniors off the 2016-17 squad.

  • Warriors top of pile at wrestling tourney

    MONROE – The fourth-ranked Indian Land High School wrestling team captured top honors at the Red Hawk Invitational at Monroe High School (N.C.) on Saturday.
    The Warriors, with six first-place finishes, topped the 13-team field with 212.5 points.
    Indian Land was led by weight class winners Solomon Cortez (113), Austin Ross (120), Juan Alejandro (132), Kyle Daley (160), Wesley Johnson (170) and Erick Neil (220).

  • Lady Vols win Tip-off tourney

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers were impressive in capturing the title in the Lewisville Tip-off girls basketball tournament at Lewisville High School in Richburg on Nov. 21.
    The Lady Vols, led by tournament MVP Danielle Ussery, defeated tournament host Lewisville, 54-31 to take the crown at the Chester County Class A school.
    AJ, 18-8, was the Class AA Upper State runner-up after winning the Region IV-AA regular-season championship last season.

  • Jackets buzzing about season’s prospects

    BUFORD – Buford High School basketball, with its share of returnees on both varsity squads, has solid hoops hopes this season.
    Veteran coach T.J. Armbrust, in his 10th season leading the Lady Jackets, returns six players on the BHS 10-player roster, including a pair of seniors in Payton Howell and Kristin Wemes.
    Howell, a guard, hit 6.9 points and had 4.2 boards a game last season. The versatile Wemes, who grabbed four rebounds a game last season, will work at forward and guard.

  • Vols upbeat about 2017-18 hoops hopes

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School teams garnered Class AA Upper State playoff bids last season and the Volunteers teams are looking to do the same again.

    The AJ Lady Vols, led by second-year head coach Sha’Ron Robertson, returns a solid cast from the Region IV-AA championship team, which also finished as the Class AA Upstate runner-up.

    Coach Danny Wright has a good nucleus of returnees to go with a strong group of newcomers for the AJ boys.