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High School Sports

  • County duo reaps Tri-County honors

    FORT MILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players reaped top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting at Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    Lancaster High School offensive lineman Fred Reid and Indian Land High’s Alex Murphy led the county honorees for week three play.

    Reid, in the Bruins’ home loss to Chester, graded 93 percent with two pancake blocks and no sacks allowed to earn the Class AAAAA-AAAA offensive lineman of the week.

  • Buford High Lady Jackets volleyball going strong

    The Buford High Lady Jackets are on a roll, holding an unbeaten record on the season to date.

    BHS, under the leadership of fourth-year head coach Taylor Roberts, was 9-0 at midweek, with a 5-0 Region IV-AA mark.

    “The key to our season so far has been playing smart, but also aggressive,” Roberts said.

    Buford, which went 17-5 last season and finished third in the region, is led by senior captains Kristin Wemes and Bailey Dingler.

    Wemes, as a junior, reaped all-region honors and was named the Lady Jackets MVP.

  • Brown Vols vocal leader

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior linebacker Hunter Brown relishes his role as the Volunteers’ vocal leader.

    “Hunter is the spirit of the team,” AJ coach Todd Shigley said. “He likes to get the guys fired up.”

    Brown, a four-year starter in the AJ defense, takes his role seriously.

    “I like talking a little bit,” he said.

    More than a little bit, Brown has taken on another speaking role.

  • Cycs ignite to bury Bruins

    Chester High football coach Victor Floyd said it was a matter of the Cyclones finding their rhythm, and when they did, they rolled.

    The 3-1 Cycs ignited for 36 second-half points on the way to a 43-22 win over Lancaster in the 50th anniversary home opener at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

    The Bruins, 1-2, rallied from a 7-0 halftime deficit to tie the game on quarterback Kemarkio Cloud’s 12-yard scoring dash with 10:38 to play in the third period.

    Cloud, for the night, ran for 116 yards on 12 carries.

  • Jackets hold off Rebels, 27-24

    MONROE, N.C. – Buford remained perfect on the season, outlasting the Parkwood Rebels of Union County, N.C., 27-24 for the Jackets’ third win of the season, first on the road.

    Buford held off a determined Parkwood team and sealed the win by recovering an onside kick with 1:39 left.

    Buford, who led the whole game, relied on its defense in the second half to secure the win.  

  • Centurions rally, down Warriors

    The song remains the same in the early season for the Indian Land Warriors.

    Friday night, Indian Land went toe to toe with the host Broome Centurions, but ultimately succumbed, 27-16, thanks to their own mistakes, Broome’s running game, and the Centurion defense.

    Broome went three-and-out on their first drive, and things went from bad to worse for the Centurions. 

  • Warriors fall short to Broome, 27-16

    The song remains the same in the early season for the Indian Land Warriors.

    Friday night, Indian Land went toe to toe with the host Broome Centurions, but

    ultimately succumbed, 27-16, thanks to their own mistakes, Broome’s running game, and the Centurion defense.

    Broome went three-and-out on their first drive, and things went

    from bad to worse for the Centurions.

  • AJ Vols’ McKittrick, Hinson earn Tri-County Football Coaches honors

    Two Andrew Jackson High School football players were saluted for their play in week two at the meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern Restaurant in Fort Mill.
    The Volunteers’ Jamie Hinson and Dalton McKittrick were honored for their play in AJ’s 19-14 home loss to Providence Day of Charlotte last Thursday.
    McKittrick was selected as the Class AAA-AA-A defensive lineman of the week with 10 tackles, including seven solos, and a sack.

  • LHS duo is trench tough

    Lancaster High senior defensive linemen Blake Payne and Rodrick Johnson are in the “step-up” mode at this point in the Bruins’ season.
    Payne, a two-year starter at defensive end, and Johnson, a four-year starter at tackle, had their roles enhanced with the loss of senior star Markees Watts with a season-ending ACL injury early in the Bruins’ opener with Indian Land.
    Lancaster won the game, but lost the star defender, a two-time Region III-AAAA and Tri-County Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Pettits hold 50-year football connection

    The Lancaster Memorial Stadium golden anniversary marks something new, the debut of new grass on the field – the newly installed FieldTurf.
    For a Lancaster High father-son, it goes a little deeper – something old and something much younger.
    The newly installed FieldTurf, replacing the 49-year natural surface on the Memorial Stadium field, takes center stage, but for father Adrian Pettit and son, Drew Pettit, it goes a little deeper than the surface.