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High School Sports

  • Panthers halt Jackets’ playoff run

    Buford’s banner run in the Class AA baseball Lower State championship playoffs ended with a tough 5-4 loss to host Batesburg-Leesville on Monday night.

    The Panthers, up 5-2 going to the top of the seventh, held off the Jackets’ valiant charge to take the narrow win to stay alive in postseason play.

    BLHS rallied from a 2-1 deficit to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the 5-2 edge.

  • Lady Jackets win, advance to Upstate championship game

    Buford won a nail-biter to hold the upper hand in the Class AA softball Upper State championship series.

    The Lady Jackets, with a 7-6 comeback win over Landrum in extra innings, are the lone unbeaten team in the Class AA Upstate softball playoffs.

    BHS, down 6-5, rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to notch the one-run comeback win.

  • Lady Warriors Upstate champs

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors, with their deft feet, wrote some ILHS girls soccer history on Monday at the Reservation.

    The Indian Land girls, in their first season in Class AAA soccer, made it memorable with a 5-0 win over Pendleton to earn a first-ever state title match bid.

  • Jackets booters blank Tigers, advance

    The Buford High School boys soccer team posted its second straight home playoff win, taking a 1-0 win over Saluda High School in the second round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs at rain-soaked Jackets Stadium on Thursday night.

    Fourth-seeded BHS, the Region IV-AA champion, scored late in the match to edge the fifth-seeded SHS Tigers.

    Buford opened the playoffs with a 2-0 win over Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia on Tuesday night.

  • Jackets have to battle

    Buford, en route to the Class AA District VII baseball crown, battled back through the loser’s bracket, and it appears the Jackets will have to do the same in the Class AA Lower State championship series.

    Buford, 12-16-1 on the season, opened the double-elimination Class AA Lower State titles series with a tough 2-1 loss to Latta High School on Thursday night.

  • Lady Bruins edge MV for district crown

    Lancaster High School softball coach Kim Perry was quite a site after the Lady Bruins captured the Class AAAA District III championship on Wednesday night at home.

    Perry, a result of the post-game celebration, was adorned with silly string, glitter and wearing a big smile after the LHS girls topped Midland Valley, 2-1 to win the district and advance to the Class AAAA Upper State championship series.

  • Jackets bag Wolverines, district title

    Buford, with its back to the wall, came out on top to win the Class AA District VII baseball championship with a 4-3 win over Woodland High School at the Wolverines’ field on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets, battling through the losers bracket after a 10-0 road loss to Johnsonville to open the playoffs April 25, rebounded with four straight wins to advance to the Class AA Lower State title series.

  • Buford blanks Saluda to capture the district

    BUFORD – Lady Jackets’ diamond ditto, ditto, ditto.

    The Buford Lady Jackets rolled to the Class AA District IV softball championship in the same way they started their postseason run.

    BHS, the Class AA defending state champion, notched its third straight 10-0 win to advance to the Class AA Upper State title round tonight when Buford faces Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson.

  • Lady Vols top GCA for district softball title

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High softball coach Wesley Kidd said the Vols have picked up their hitting, which stands as a key reason they captured the Class AA District III championship on Wednesday.

    The 18-9 Lady Volunteers drilled 11 hits on the way to a 7-1 win over Gray Collegiate Academy at the AJHS softball field.

  • Buford blanks Gray Collegiate to open soccer playoffs Tuesday

    Region IV-AA soccer champion Buford High School, rated fifth in the Class AA state poll, advanced in the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs, taking a 2-0 win over Gray Collegiate on Tuesday night.

    BHS junior midfielder Blaine Gossman scored a first-half goal for a 1-0 halftime lead.

    In the second half, the Jackets struggled to find the target with their shots, until sophomore Jesse Black scored off a corner kick and the Gossman assist.