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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • IL girls cross country team sixth in Class AAA field

    The Indian Land High School girls cross country team placed sixth out of 20 teams at the Class AAA state championship meet Saturday at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
    The Lady Warriors of coach Chris Cuviello scored 181 points for their top 10 finish in the Class AAA girls field.
    The boy’s team, with 207 points, placed 13th out of 20 teams.
    Indian Land junior runner Juan Alejandro and freshman Kaitlyn Rodman each placed 10th in their races. Alejandro posted a time of 17:23 and Rodman had a time of 20:25.

  • Jackets battle Knights for AA bid

    Buford caps regular season play, seeking to extend its 2016 football campaign into the Class AA postseason.
    BHS, 2-7, ventures to Boonetown to battle North Central High School, questing for a win to earn a Class AA state playoff bid.
    The Buford-North Central winner advances to face Carvers Bay in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs on Nov. 18.

  • Hinson pledges to USC

    In May of 2015 when Buford High School baseball star Gage Hinson signed with Spartanburg Methodist College, BHS principal Rodney Miller said he hoped to hear “good things” from Hinson in his future.
    The latest word on Hinson is strong as the former BHS Yellow Jackets right-hander, a diamond standout in his BHS baseball career, is headed to the University of South Carolina after giving USC a verbal pledge to sign with the Gamecocks baseball program.

  • Melton likes, takes hits

    INDIAN LAND – The 2016 Indian Land High School football season hasn’t been what the Warriors’ envisioned as their first season in Class AAA football.
    ILHS senior Drew Melton knows first hand.
    The six-foot, 182-pound senior, who plays defensive back and wide receiver, sees past the 2-8 record.
    The team, the fourth seed in five-team Region IV-AAA, is headed for the Class AAA Upper playoffs.

  • Gaither to lead Diamonds hoops

    Caleb Gaither’s first job as a high school boys basketball head coach comes at one of state’s tradition-rich hoops programs.
    Gaither, 30, is the new boys head basketball coach at Lower Richland High School in the Hopkins area  of Columbia.
    “I’m excited,” said Gaither, a former Lancaster Bruins three-sport performer at LHS where he played football, basketball and baseball. “Lower Richland is one of those dream jobs.
    “They have a great tradition and LR is very passionate about basketball,” he said.

  • Lady Warriors post region title tennis season

    Staff Reports