High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Coaches honor five county players at weekly meeting

    Five Lancaster County football players were honored for their play in week nine during the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg,

  • Seniors notch win in LHS powder puff game

    The Lancaster High School seniors captured the title in the annual LHS powder puff football game at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
    Hayden Thorne, who plays volleyball, basketball and soccer for the LHS Lady Bruins, sparked the seniors’ 21-point victory.
    Thorne opened the scoring with a nine-yard scoring run. In the second period, the LHS seniors extended their lead to 14-0 as Thorne hit Peyton Patterson on a nine-yard touchdown pass.
    The seniors’ third touchdown was set up by a Kayla Bailey interception.

  • Rams roll by Vols, 48-21

    CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield converted three Andrew Jackson turnovers into touchdowns to pull away from the Volunteers,  48-21 on Rams’ senior night in Chesterfield on Friday, Oct. 23.
    “Chesterfield is really fast and makes it difficult to match up their speed,” AJ coach C.J. Frye said. “Of course, we did not help ourselves with turnovers and costly penalties at crucial times.

  • Fast start fuels Warriors over Jackets

    INDIAN LAND – Momentum can be a tricky thing in sports.
    Can a good performance one week, or a big comeback carry over to the next? In Indian Land High’s case it certainly appears as if it did.
    After twice rallying from 14 down last week in a 28-21 overtime road win over North Central, Indian Land took that momentum and ran out to a 21-0 lead against rival Buford on Friday, Oct. 25.
    The Warriors were able to keep it going thanks to an opportunistic defense  and the running of Lee Massey to defeat  the Yellow Jackets 48-21.  

  • Late surge sparks Bruins

    Lancaster came on late, and the fast-finishing Bruins proved to be the hit of LHS homecoming 2015 at Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 23.
    The ninth-ranked Bruins, 8-1, 3-1, struck for a pair of touchdowns in the final 1:08 to lift LHS to an exciting 33-22 win over Union County in a Region III-AAA thriller.
    Lancaster, down 16-0 at the half, steadily fought back to post the 11-point win with a touchdown from the defense and offense in the final 68 seconds.

  • Juniors roll in annual Buford powder puff game

    The Buford High juniors team rolled to the title in the annual BHS powder puff football game at Jackets Stadium during the school’s homecoming week, Oct. 12-16.
    The BHS juniors team, led by assistant football coach Jareth Bailey, wrapped up the title with a 41-6 win over the seniors.
    The seniors opened the scoring as Cassidy Solomon scored on a touchdown run.
    The juniors answered in a big way.
    Victoria Hinson reeled off a long touchdown run and Tory Knight added the extra point for a 7-6 junior’s lead.

  • BHS duo likes team’s bond

    Buford High School senior teammates Christian Catledge and LaDarius Parker play on opposite sides of the ball, but they say the Jackets’ 2015 football success is about bonding.
    BHS, 2-8 a year ago, has come on strong this season to post a 5-3 record, including a 3-1 mark in Region IV-AA.
    “This summer we came together and it drew us closer,” said Catledge, a 5-8, 150-pound senior safety on the BHS defense. “I feel we’re closer. We spent a lot of time together, nearly every day in the summer.”

  • IL’s Gordon garners 2 Tri-County awards

    RICHBURG – Indian Land High School senior Austin Gordon captured two awards at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Gordon, for his effort on both sides of the football, reaped the Div. II Offensive Player of the Week as the Defensive Lineman of the Week.
    Gordon, in IL’s 28-21 overtime win, ran for 150 yards in 32 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Warriors, who trailed by 14 points twice before rallying for the win.