High School Sports

  • Buford, AJ Vols advance

    Region IV-AA champion Buford High School posted its second straight sweep to advance to third-round play in the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs Monday, Nov. 2.
    BHS prevailed, 25-22, 25-20 and 25-22.
    In game three, Buford fell behind early 11-4 and Liberty extended its lead to 19-9 on the Lady Jackets.
    BHS senior Gabby Davis served eight straight points to give Buford a 21-20 lead on the way to cap the sweep.
    In game two, Buford opened with a 4-0 lead, but Liberty rallied to forge a 12-5 edge on BHS.

  • Jackets rally to top Pride

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Buford got back in the win column with a 28-21 win over Carolina Pride of Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, Oct. 30.

    The win halted a two-game skid and gave Buford a 6-4 overall record on the season. Carolina Pride, a faith-based team of home school and private school players, battled the Yellow Jackets in Buford’s final game of the regular season.

    Buford’s defense, a big part of the Jacket’s successful season, stood tall again.

  • Massey-led Warriors deck Vols

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – It was senior night for the Indian Land Warriors and they hosted their second straight county rival, the Andrew Jackson Volunteers.

    Thanks to the running of Lee Massey and three defensive scores the Warriors were able to hold off a game Volunteer team late for a 48-27 win.

    Early on Andrew Jackson used the running of Heath Gandy, and Indian Land mistakes, to take a 13-6 lead.

  • Lancaster girls rally to advance

    Staff Reports

    Region III-AAA champion Lancaster rallied to notch a 3-2 comeback win over Wren in the opening round of the Class AAA Upper State volleyball playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the LHS gym.

    The Lady Bruins prevailed in a seesaw match in opening round play.

    Lancaster, down 2-1, rallied to take the match in a decisive fifth game with a convincing 15-7 game five win.

    The teams split the opening two games before Wren won a marathon game three, 34-32.

  • Three in N-S all-star game Dec. 12

    Lancaster County will have its share of representation at the 68th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 12.
    Two athletes and a coach will be part of the North all-star team as it competes in the elite game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach. The county trio includes LHS senior offensive lineman Lewis Johnson and LHS assistant coach Ricky Brown along with Buford star senior defensive back Christian Catledge.

  • Lady Jackets roll in playoff opener

    The Region IV-AA champion Buford Lady Yellow Jackets made quick work of Fairfield Central to open the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
    BHS swept the Lady Griffins, 3-0 – 25-7,25-7,25-10.
    “The girls played well and are steadily working toward the match on Monday,” BHS coach Taylor Roberts said. “Communication and leadership are always keys to success.”
    Buford advances to host Liberty High School on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the BHS gym.

  • LHS trio has special role

    A trio of Lancaster High School spring sports athletes is making a special contribution to the 2015 Bruins’ football team.
    The three includes team veteran Trevor Latham along with first-year players Cooper Ledbetter and Corey Lucas who play a major role in the LHS special teams.
    Ledbetter, a baseball player, handles the long snapping, while three-year soccer players Latham and Lucas do the kicking. Latham is the place-kicker, while Lucas does the punting.

  • Bruins' Johnson, Jackets' Catledge in North-South game

    A pair of Lancaster County high school football standouts have been selected for the 68th annual North-South All-Star football game in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Dec. 12.

    The North team includes Lancaster High School offensive lineman Lewis Johnson and Buford High School's Chris Catledge.

    In addition to football, Johnson also plays basketball for the Bruins, while Catledge plays on the Jackets' baseball team.

    The game will be played at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

    The South won the 2014 game, rallying for a 23-18 win.

  • Playoffs, pride Friday stakes

    Week 10 of the 2015 high school football season is about playoffs and pride.
    Some teams will be playing for postseason seeding, while others will have their focus on team pride as regular-season play winds to a close.
    Lancaster and Indian Land will be seeking to aid their postseason hopes, while AJ and Buford will be seeking to boost their pride and records.
    Lancaster, coming off a 33-22 Region III-AAA homecoming comeback win over Union County, will be at home to face Broome, 3-6, 1-3.

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets host playoff openers

    Three county high school volleyball teams will open their playoff hopes this week, including a pair of region champions.
    Buford, the Region IV-AA champion, will launch its postseason hopes at home as the Lady Jackets will host Fairfield Central today at 6.
    Andrew Jackson, the third-place team in Region IV-AA, will visit Region runner-up Mid-Carolina of Prosperity to open its Class AA Upstate playoff hopes.
    Lancaster, the Region III-AAA champion for the second straight season, will be at home to face Wren High on Thursday, Oct. 29.