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High School Sports

  • Bulldogs end Warriors’ run, 35-6

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    NEWBERRY – The state football playoffs can be both a beginning and ending, and it was an ending in more ways than one for the Indian Land Warriors on Friday night.

  • LHS Bruins trio earns Tri-County Coaches honors

    FORT MILL – Three Lancaster High School football standouts were honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.
    Bruins’ stars Markees Watts, C.D. Catoe and Kevius Barnes were honored for their play in LHS’s 28-26 playoff-clinching win over Richland Northeast on Nov. 3.
    Watts reaped the Class AAAA-AAAAA Defensive Lineman of the Week with eight tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and two batted down passes.

  • Moore’s plenty dependable

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson head football coach C.J. Frye, pushed to the brink, can find only one problem with Volunteers’ senior defensive back Tay Moore.
    “We need more players like him,” Frye said. “If we could clone him, that might be an option, but we will take what we have. Tay is a high-caliber kid.”
    Frye, the Vols’ second-year head coach, can reel off a bunch of adjectives to describe the 5-10, 160-pounder, but said Moore’s dependability ranks as his highest asset.

  • Jackets’ diamond ace Sullivan signs to play at Limestone

    Limestone College softball is getting a diamond ace out of the Buford High School softball program.
    BHS Lady Jackets ace hurler Sydney Sullivan, who guided Buford to the 2016 Class AA state softball championship, solidified her verbal commitment signing with the Saints after giving them an oral pledge last fall.
    “I love the atmosphere at Limestone,” said Sullivan, who signed with the Saints on Nov. 10. “The school isn’t huge, but it is not small. It is what I was looking for in a college.

  • Teams eye playoff openers

    Lancaster County high school football teams are focused on the “second season” as they look to make a playoff run.
    All four county teams are in the playoffs which open Friday night at 7:30, with three teams on the road.
    Lancaster, 5-5 and the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, travels to face 9-1 Belton-Honea Path.
    Andrew Jackson, 7-2 and the Region IV-AA runner-up, is at home to face Ninety Six, 2-8 as the Volunteers host their first playoff game since the 2013 season.

  • McGriff signs to play at Limestone

    The 2016-17 Lancaster High School basketball season has yet to tip off, but Bruins’ senior forward Nehemiah McGriff knows where he will play next season.
    McGriff, a 6-5, 177-pounder, made his college choice official Friday morning when he signed with Limestone College to play for the Saints.
    McGriff, who chose Limestone over Wingate, Catawba and Johnson C. Smith University, said selecting the Saints was an easy choice.

  • Bruins’ Watts, AJ’s Frye reap Tri-County honors

    FORT MILL – A Lancaster County star football layer and coach were among the honorees at the Tri-County Coaches Association season awards luncheon Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Lancaster High School junior defensive end Markees Watts was named the Division I, Class AAAA-AAAAA schools, Defensive Player of the Year.
    Andrew Jackson High School second-year head football coach C.J. Frye was named as the co-winner for the Division II, Class AAA-AA-A, Coach of the Year award.

  • LHS runners finish strong

    Staff Reports

    The 2016 Lancaster High School cross country season concluded at the Class AAAA state championship meet at the Sandhills in Columbia on Nov. 5.

    The LHS boys and girls teams performed well in the state qualifier meet to advance to the state and the Bruins finished their season well at the state meet with a host of runners hitting new personal records and/or season-best times.

  • Jackets sack Knights, 46-21

    BOONETOWN – The Buford Yellow Jackets, with a strong rush, are playoff-bound.

    Buford, bolstered by a productive ground attack, sealed a Class AA playoff bid with a 46-21 win over North Central on Friday night at the Knights’ field.

    Buford, needing a playoff-clinching win over the host Knights, ignited in the second half and cruised to the 25-point rout.

  • Cato glad he returned for Jackets

    Buford High School senior right guard Cannon Cato was hoping for a better record in his final football season, but he’s still glad to be with the Jackets’ squad.
    Cato, who didn’t play last season, is pleased he returned to the maroon and gold fold.
    “I’m glad to be out there and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” said Cato, who played as a sophomore.
    “This was my last year to play and I wanted to be out there,” he said.
    Cato said he enjoys being with his teammates.