High School Sports

  • Veterans key in Buford volleyball hopes

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets volleyball team has an upbeat outlook for the 2015 fall campaign.
    Coach Taylor Roberts’ BHS team has its share of experience for the new season after posting a Region IV-AA runner-up finish and earning a Class AA Upper State playoff bid in 2014.
    BHS, 15-5 last fall, advanced to the second round before falling to Liberty High School in the Class AA Upstate volleyball tournament.

  • Returnees give LHS strong hope for volleyball season

    Hopes are high for the Lancaster Lady Bruins volleyball team this season.
    LHS, 15-8 overall last fall, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State third round. The Lady Bruins were 9-1 in winning the region title, their first league title in 25 seasons.
    “All of our varsity players from last year returned,” LHS coach Betsy O’Shields said. “We lost zero seniors last season and have everyone back.  We also have two additions to the team this year that have been in our program at the junior varsity level.

  • Teams host Friday night

    Lancaster County teams will have the home-field edge Friday night, Sept. 4 for week two in the high school football season.
    All county teams will be in the host role Friday.
    Lancaster and Indian Land, each coming off opening night road wins, will have their home openers.
    Lancaster will host Richland Northeast, while Indian Land will have the welcome mat out for Blacksburg High of Cherokee County.
    Buford will be home to face 0-2 Great Falls and AJ will be in Volunteer Stadium for the second straight week as the Vols host McBee.

  • Lady Jackets win over Vols

    The Buford High School volleyball team moved its record to 2-0 on the season with a 3-1 win over county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, Aug. 27.
    AJ opened with a 25-23 win, but Buford answered with three straight wins – 25-15, 25-22 and 25-19.
    “I can not brag enough on my girls last night (Thursday),” BHS coach Taylor Roberts said. “We made some major changes and the girls were able to implement and adjust effectively.

  • Warriors rally late to edge Jackets

    The first football game of the year for Buford and Indian Land may very well be the game of the year.
    Both teams battling toe to toe all the way to the wire. In dramatic fashion, Indian Land’s Matthew Medlock hit a 22-yard field goal to end the game and give the visiting Warriors a 39-38 win on Friday, Aug. 28 at BHS’s Jackets Stadium.
    It was almost déjà vu for the Jackets. In the team’s second meeting last season, Buford’s Wade Lambert kicked the game-winning 32-yard field goal that gave Buford a 23-21 home win.

  • Bruins blitz Vols 48-0

    KERSHAW – Lancaster started fast to fuel a 48-0 football win over Class AA county rival Andrew Jackson High School at Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 28.
    The Bruins’ first-half blitz sparked a 34-0 halftime lead on the way to the shutout win.

  • Lancaster High swimmers look to continue pool success

    The Lancaster High School swim team has produced a tradition of pool success and the Bruins hope to continue the run this season.
    The LHS team has produced 17 straight seasons, with the 2014 campaign a stellar one.
    The Bruins won the region crown, with the girls going 13-1 and the boys 12-1.
    The LHS squad returns 11 girls and 14 boys this fall.
    Bruins coach Midenna Anderson said the season is looking strong.

  • Swimmers open with pool sweep

    The Lancaster High School swim team opened the 2015 season with a sweep of Mid-Carolina and Newberry on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
     The LHS girls downed Mid-Carolina, 113-49 and Newberry, 110-45, while the LHS boys topped Newberry, 99-54 and Mid-Carolina, 103-60.
    In the results, the LHS girls are first and boys second.
    200 medley relay – 1. LHS girls, 2. LHS boys
    200 freestyle – 1. Gracie Scott, 2. Samantha Ihm, 3.Morgan Ledford; 2. Jacques Caravaca, 3. Braydon Powers, 5. Noah Phillips

  • BHS’s Carnes ready for role

    Buford High School senior center Brandon Carnes said he wants to be “that guy” this season.
    “That guy” is the Jackets’ offensive line leader, following in the solid footsteps of past BHS ace linemen like Griggs Griffin, Kyle Norcia and Autry Blackmon.
    Now, as Carnes sees it, his time is here.
    “I’ve been on the line since the 10th grade and I have to be that person this season,” said Carnes, a three-year starter for the Jackets. “I have to keep their heads high and be a leader and role model.”

  • Tight play highlights Bear Hug Brawl

    Tight play highlighted action in the fourth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 22.
    The annual junior varsity football showcase, which spotlights county jayvee football and cheer squads, is held in memory of Buford High junior varsity football player Seth Muennich, who died in an auto accident near the school in 2011.
    Funds benefit the Seth Muennich Foundation, Seth’s Giving Tree.
    The jamboree’s name comes from the physical embraces, which Seth Muennich was known for during his lifetime.