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High School Sports

  • Bruins fifth in state golf tourney

    The Lancaster High School golf team earned a fifth-place finish in the Class AAAA state golf tournament at the Barony Course at Hilton Head on Tuesday.

    Lancaster, the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up, shot a 614 (303-311) over two days to finish in the top five.

    A.C. Flora of Columbia posted a 592 to take the Falcons’ eighth straight links crown.

    Flora was followed by Myrtle Beach 602, Wren 604, Hilton Head 611 and LHS at 614.

  • Buford falters, but celebrates 2 years at top of S.C. softball

    LATTA – Buford High School fell short in its Class AA softball state title defense Wednesday night, but the Lady Jackets fans are still high on the BHS girls after another terrific season.
    The Lady Jackets, bidding to repeat and wear the Class AA state softball crown another year, were denied by a scrappy Latta High School team in an 8-1 defeat.
    Latta, which finished 20-4 and won its second state softball title in three years after taking the Class A crown in 2015, opened the best-of-three state championship series with a 6-5 win Monday at Buford.

  • Lady Warriors strike state gold

    IRMO – As they say, practice makes perfect, and defense wins championships.

    Those old, familiar lines played big in the Indian Land High School Lady Warriors’ new soccer day Saturday afternoon at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.

    ILHS girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors’ first-ever Class AAA soccer state championship was all about preparation and execution.

  • IL’s Rodman dashes to AAA 1600 state title

    Indian Land High School star distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman paced the Warriors’ banner track effort in the Class AAA state meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on Saturday.

    Rodman, a freshman, highlighted her stellar day, winning the Class AAA girls 1600-meter run with an ILHS school record 5:16.90.

    Rodman said she prayed before the race.

  • BHS faces must-win situation after Latta rallies for 6-5 victory

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.

  • BHS faces must-win situation after Latta rallies for 6-5 victory

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ for AA Upstate title

    Buford earned its way back to defend its Class AA state softball championship.

    The Lady Yellow Jackets, facing rival Andrew Jackson for the fourth time this season, notched their third and most important win over the scrappy Lady Vols with a 3-0 victory at the BHS field on Friday night.

    Buford, 23-4, scored the only run it needed in the first inning and stayed in control behind senior right-hander Sydney Sullivan, who hurled a four-hitter and struck out five with three walks.

  • STATE CHAMPS!

    IRMO – In an electrifying penalty-kick finish, Indian Land High School won its first state soccer championship Saturday, as the Lady Warriors outlasted Brookland-Cayce to take the Class AAA title.
    Moments after Indian Land goalkeeper Emma Thompson blocked a Brookland-Cayce penalty kick, her teammate Emily Gerdes blasted the ball into the net on the decisive play, igniting a rousing on-field celebration.
    “It was nerve-wracking,” said Gerdes of her championship-clinching penalty kick.

  • Knights end Jackets soccer season

    The Buford High boys soccer team saw its stellar season end with a 5-0 loss to St. Joseph’s Catholic School of Greenville on Saturday.

    The fifth-ranked BHS team made its first road trip of the Class AA Upper State playoffs to face the second-rated SJCS Knights.

    Buford, as the host team in the first two rounds, had defeated Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia, 2-0, and Saluda 1-0.

    St. Joseph's, with its higher ranking, hosted the third-round match.

  • Upstate runner-up LHS golfers look to Class AAAA state field

    The Lancaster High School golf team qualified for the Class AAAA state golf tournament as the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up with a 315 at the Woodside Plantation Cupp Course on Monday.

    Wren High School of Piedmont topped the Class AAAA Upstate field with a 309.

    LHS junior golfer Brady Hinkle, fifth in the medalist running, shot a 76 to lead the Bruins.