High School Sports

  • Lady Jackets top AJ in region volleyball

    The Buford Lady Yellow Jackets stayed unbeaten in Region IV-AA volleyball  play this week, posting a road win over Andrew Jackson.
    The Lady Jackets, with their second win over rival AJ, were coming off a runner-up finish in the 12-team Carolina Challenge at North Central High School on Saturday, Sept. 19.
    Buford, seeking to stay unbeaten in league play, hosted North Central in Region IV-AA volleyball play on Thursday, Sept. 24.
    AJ, 4-3, has dropped losses to Buford and North Central in league play this season.

  • Knight enjoys grid jousts

    Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts and his Jackets’ staff know they have a veteran player in three-year performer Lane Knight.
    A closer look at the BHS two-way starter and tri-captain might reveal more, much more.
    Knight’s 71-year-old grandfather Huey Knight, a legend at Lancaster Super Speedway and a recent inductee in the LSS Hall of Fame, also plays into young Knight’s persona.

  • Lady Bruins netters bidding to rebound from losses

    The 2015 Lancaster High girls tennis season is a challenging one as the Lady Bruins lost nearly three-fourths of the LHS girls team from the previous year.
    The fall tennis season is so short that it’s difficult to overcome the learning curve for new players in time for the region schedule to begin.
    The trio of Clinton, Broome and Union County are always tough opponents and make the region a challenging one again this season.
    Chester and South Pointe round out the region and the top four finishers will advance to the playoffs.

  • Lady Bruins capture Challenge title

    The Lancaster High School Lady Bruins were up to the challenge to win the Carolina Challenge high school volleyball tournament at North Central High School on Saturday, Sept. 19.
    The LHS girls, 14-1 overall, posted a 6-0 record for the day and earned a bid to the gold bracket after winning their pool. The tourney field featured 12 teams.
    The Lady Bruins, on the way to the title, defeated North Central twice, Gilbert, Westminster Catawba, Robert E. Lee and Buford to win the championship.

  • Streaks on the line Friday

    Streaks are the focus of prep football teams in week five play Friday.
    Lancaster and Indian Land seek to stay unbeaten, while Buford hopes to remain undefeated in region play.
    Andrew Jackson will be shooting to get on track in league action.
    Lancaster, off to its best start since 2009, will be seeking to add another win this week as the ninth-ranked Bruins host Class A foe Lewisville.
    Indian Land, in the second week of region play, hopes to extend its win streak as the Warriors venture to Chesterfield to battle the 4-1 Rams.

  • County duo earns Tri-County honors

    Two Lancaster County prep football players earned recognition at the week four meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
    Lancaster High School’s Tyreese McCree and Indian Land High’s Chris Blakeney were saluted for their play in games played Friday, Sept. 18.
    LHS, rated ninth this week, topped Camden, 21-7 and Indian Land  downed Cheraw High School, 26-21 in its Region IV-AA opener.

  • LHS swimmers roll in senior night victory

    The Lancaster High School swim team highlighted LHS senior swim night with a sweep at the Lancaster County pool on Thursday, Sept. 27.
    The Bruins rolled over Hartsville, 251-32; Governor’s School, 239-57; and Ridge View 257-57.
    In the breakdown, the LHS girls topped Ridge View, 127-26; Hartsville, 127-6; and the Governor’s School, 120-30.
    The Bruins roared over Ridge View, 130-31; Hartsville, 124-26; and the Governor’s School, 119-27.

  • Warriors edge Braves, 26-21

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – If Friday night’s Region IV-AA game between Cheraw and Indian Land was a movie, then the Braves and Warriors definitely saved the biggest drama for the third act.
    Indian Land’s 26-21 win was proof that region play really is the start of a new season.

  • Jackets hold off Vols, 24-20

    Kim Roberts
    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Buford opened Class AA Region IV-AA football play with a hard-fought 24-20 donnybrook over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday, Sept. 18 at BHS.
    Jackets’ second-year coach Tripp Watts was relieved after the win.
    “This was a dogfight that rivalry games should be like,” said Watts. “Give Coach Frye and his AJ team credit as they kept coming and fighting. They really battle.”

  • Bruins deck Dogs, 21-7

    Lancaster High’s ground and air forces along with a ball-hawking defense got it done again as the Bruins, with their best start in six seasons, downed Camden, 21-7 at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 18.
    LHS, 4-0 for the first time since 2009, had key contributions on the way to the 14-point win over the 1-3 Bulldogs.
    A year ago, Camden halted a 3-0 LHS start with a 14-0 home win, with scores on both sides of the ball.
    In the 2015 rematch, Lancaster, rated 12th in the latest Class AAA state poll, made sure it wasn’t a road repeat.