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High School Sports

  • Lady Jackets seek to continue court success

    The Buford High School volleyball team posted a banner season last fall and hopes are high for another strong Lady Jackets’ court campaign.
    BHS, 22-3 last season, captured the Class AA Upper State volleyball crown and finished as the state runner-up under coach Taylor Roberts.
    Roberts, entering her third season as the BHS head volleyball coach, guided the Lady Jackets to a 15-5 record, a region runner-up and playoff bid in her first season two years ago.

  • Lady Volunteers volleyball banking on solid start

    The Andrew Jackson High volleyball team is off to a solid start and the Lady Volunteers hope to continue their court success this season.
    AJ, 10-5 last season and a Class AA Upper State playoff team, opened the 2016 season winning the Pelion Invitational.
    AJ defeated host Pelion, Mid-Carolina, Irmo and Gray Collegiate to capture the Gold Bracket at the PHS tourney.
    AJ, led by seventh-year coach John Verdugo, has eight returning players, including seniors Kinsley Adams, Cassidy McKittrick, Ansley Lucas, Haley Vincent and Kaitlyn Holden.

  • LHS trio is triple threat

    The success of the Lancaster Bruins offense will fall on the shoulders of the LHS senior backfield trio – seasoned running backs Ant Foster and Farrika Grier along with ever-improving quarterback Jamias Shropshire.
    The LHS trio can get it done with their arms and legs.
    “They can be among the best trio to ever come through here,” Lancaster High third-year head coach Bobby Collins said. “They’re a big key to the offense.”
    Shropshire likes the confidence.

  • Cato boots LHS to win

    Lancaster High School sophomore kicker Jacob Cato drilled a 25-yard field goal with 12.7 seconds left to lift the No. 6 Bruins to a 16-14 win over Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill High School at Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

    Cato's game-winning kick, his first-ever varsity football field goal, was set up by a clutch 55-yard return by Bruins' senior defensive back C.D. Catoe.

    LHS, 2-0, visits Chester on Friday night.

  • Buford-Lewisville game reset

    The Buford vs. Lewisville varsity football game, set for Friday, has been moved to Thursday at 7 p.m. The game was moved to Thursday night at 7 with the forecast of heavy rain in the Lancaster area.

  • LHS swimmers rout York

    The Lancaster High swim team evened its record at 1-1 with a region home win over York, 287-37.
    The LHS boys prevailed 147-15 and the Lady Bruins won, 140-22.
    Meet results:
    200 meter relay – 1. Lancaster (Mills, Houghtaling, Spencer, Henry), 2. (McDow, Walker, Denyer, Ihm); 1. Lancaster (Page, Caravaca, Cuella, Cunningham) 2. (Wright, Rogers, Reid, Bravo) 3. Lancaster (Russell, Tipton, Palmeri, Wilson)
    200 freestyle – 1. Mallory McDow, 2. Morgan Ledford, 4. Jadah Twitty; 1. Braydon Powers, 2. Will Funderburk, 3. Jonathan Wade

  • County trio reaps honors at first Tri-County meeting

    FORT MILL – Three Lancaster County high school football players were honored for their play during week one at the kickoff meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.
    Indian Land High School players Jake Locklear and Brandon Dickerson were saluted along with Andrew Jackson’s Isaiah Parker.
    Dickerson, in IL’s 41-35 overtime win over Buford, was 5-5 on extra points and had a touchback on a kickoff to earn the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week.

  • Bruins host FM in return

    Lancaster opens its home schedule, with the hope for better results going back to its last two games at Memorial Stadium.
    The Bruins, who dropped losses to Broome and Wren to cap the 2015 season, are looking to get off on the right foot as Class AAAAA foe Fort Mill visits Friday night.
    The Bruins-Yellow Jackets clash is one of four games involving county teams.
    Andrew Jackson, coming off a road win over Aynor, is home to face University Christian of Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Vols cruise in road win over Aynor

    AYNOR – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers got on track, rolling to a solid 25-8 road win over Aynor High School on Friday night.
    AJ, 1-1, was sparked by senior standout Heath Gandy, who led the Vols’ 17-point win over the AHS Blue Jackets.
    The Volunteers, coming off a home loss to Lewisville, rebounded to spoil the AHS Blue Jackets’ 2016 home opener.

  • Warriors top Jackets, 41-35

    INDIAN LAND – Rivalry games can often take strange turns, given the major stakes and bragging rights. Friday night, when Buford battled old rival Indian Land, was a perfect example.
    Indian Land seemingly had control of the game, ended up blowing a 22-point lead and allowed the never-say-die Yellow Jackets to come all the way back, before IL scored on its first play of overtime in an emotional 41-35 win.