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High School Sports

  • Lady Jackets second in Fort Mill tourney

    Buford rebounded nicely to finish second in the Fort Mill Invitational girls basketball tournament at Fort Mill High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS fell to Fort Mill, 58-32 in its tournament opener on Monday night, but came back for a pair of wins in Fort Mill.

    Buford, after falling to the FMHS girls, came back to beat Chester, 55-52 in overtime on Tuesday night, and Covenant Day of Matthews, N.C., 36-30 to cap play Wednesday.

    The six-point win over Covenant Day gave the Lady Jackets the runner-up finish in the three-day field.

  • Bruins honor football aces

    The Lancaster High School football team saluted top performers for solid play during the Bruins’ 2017 season at the annual LHS awards night Tuesday in the school’s auditorium.

    Lancaster, 3-7 under fourth-year head coach Bobby Collins, had four players reap All-Region III-AAAA grid honors.

    The Lancaster High all-league quartet included junior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, sophomore defensive lineman Immanuel Bush, senior defensive end Blake Payne and senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes.

  • Jackets 16th in state cheer field

    COLUMBIA – Buford High School’s stellar run of top-five finishes in the state cheer competition ended Saturday, but Jackets cheer coach Julie Thompson found a silver living for the maroon and gold squad.
    BHS, 16th in the 16-team field, continued its run in state competition.

  • Sistare bids to finish up top

    Here it is, post-Thanksgiving and some real turkeys are still lurking.
    Yes, those fearless Pigskin Pickers are set for what will be the final week of The Lancaster News 2017 Pigskin Picks.
    Top bird, nesting at the crest, is Lori Sistare “Bright,” who with her late-season rally, is in the lead atop the flock.
    “Birds are suppose to fly south for the winter, but I’m ascending north in the Picks and it’s feeling fine,” Bright said. “Really like the perch up here and I want to stay.”

  • Lady Bruins, Jackets fall in tournament play Tuesday night

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins dropped a 53-47 loss to host Marvin Ridge High School of Union County, N.C., to open play in the two-day Border Battle 2017 on Tuesday night.
    The LHS girls were tied at the half –25-all, but the Lady Mavericks used a 13-7 third-period charge to take a 38-32 lead going into the final quarter.
    “We were sluggish to open the second half,” LHS girls coach Ronnie Robinson said. “We came out of the half slow and it hurt us.

  • Bruins looking for better hoops mark

    Lancaster High School basketball teams are looking for better hardwood results this season.
    The LHS teams each finished with losing records, so they are focusing on reversing those numbers in hoops play this season.
    The Lancaster High girls, who two seasons ago went unbeaten and captured the Class AAA state title, earned a playoff berth last season. However, their postseason was short and they are looking to return for more than a one-game stay.

  • Bruins, Warriors capped Buford tourney with wins

    BUFORD – The Lancaster Bruins and Indian Land Warriors capped play in the Buford Preseason prep basketball tournament, posting wins Monday night at BHS.
    Lancaster, with a blazing start, rolled to a 65-35 win over the Jackets.
    Indian Land, which went 2-1 in the tourney, opened the final round, taking a 59-49 win over the McBee Panthers.
    Lancaster, rebounding from a 34-31 second-round loss to Class AAA foe Indian Land, used a strong start to fuel its win over the host Jackets.

  • Warriors top Bruins in Buford tourney

    BUFORD – Indian Land rebounded from an opening night loss to earn a hardwood win for county pride Saturday afternoon in the Buford Preseason Tournament at Buford High School.
    The Warriors, held scoreless in the opening period, rallied to take a 34-31comeback basketball win over rival Lancaster.
    LHS, up 6-0 after one period, saw Indian Land rally to tie the game at nine-all at the half.
    The Warriors, up 24-19 after three periods, held on for the three-point win over the Bruins.

  • Buford cheer team in state field

    The Buford High School cheer squad, a fixture in state finals competition, is going for the gold again Saturday in the Colonial Life Arena at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

    The Jackets, led by veteran cheer coach Julie Thompson, are bidding for a fourth straight top five finish in the state field.

    BHS placed fifth in the Class AAA state competition last fall after consecutive top four finishes in the Class AA state competition the previous two seasons. Class AAA includes Class AA and A schools in a combined field.

  • Lewisville Lions duo reaps awards

    FORT MILL – Two Lewisville High School players reaped top honors for the final week of awards on the 2017 season for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.
    The Lions’ Jaylen McFadden and Mikial Fourney garnered two honors in the Class A-AA-AAA awards.
    Lewisville opened the Class A Upper State playoffs, taking a 31-2 win over
    Wagener-Salley on Friday. Lewisville played at McCormick on Friday night.