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High School Sports

  • IL’s Rodman dashes to AAA 1600 state title

    Indian Land High School star distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman paced the Warriors’ banner track effort in the Class AAA state meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on Saturday.

    Rodman, a freshman, highlighted her stellar day, winning the Class AAA girls 1600-meter run with an ILHS school record 5:16.90.

    Rodman said she prayed before the race.

  • BHS faces must-win situation after Latta rallies for 6-5 victory

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.

  • BHS faces must-win situation after Latta rallies for 6-5 victory

    Buford will have to bounce back in order to claim its second straight Class AA softball state championship.

    The Lady Jackets, in their final home game of the 2017 season, dropped the best-of-three series opener as Latta ignited for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat BHS, 6-5 Monday at the BHS field.

    Game two is 6 p.m. today at Latta where 23-5 Buford must win to force a rubber game Friday at a neutral site.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ for AA Upstate title

    Buford earned its way back to defend its Class AA state softball championship.

    The Lady Yellow Jackets, facing rival Andrew Jackson for the fourth time this season, notched their third and most important win over the scrappy Lady Vols with a 3-0 victory at the BHS field on Friday night.

    Buford, 23-4, scored the only run it needed in the first inning and stayed in control behind senior right-hander Sydney Sullivan, who hurled a four-hitter and struck out five with three walks.

  • STATE CHAMPS!

    IRMO – In an electrifying penalty-kick finish, Indian Land High School won its first state soccer championship Saturday, as the Lady Warriors outlasted Brookland-Cayce to take the Class AAA title.
    Moments after Indian Land goalkeeper Emma Thompson blocked a Brookland-Cayce penalty kick, her teammate Emily Gerdes blasted the ball into the net on the decisive play, igniting a rousing on-field celebration.
    “It was nerve-wracking,” said Gerdes of her championship-clinching penalty kick.

  • Knights end Jackets soccer season

    The Buford High boys soccer team saw its stellar season end with a 5-0 loss to St. Joseph’s Catholic School of Greenville on Saturday.

    The fifth-ranked BHS team made its first road trip of the Class AA Upper State playoffs to face the second-rated SJCS Knights.

    Buford, as the host team in the first two rounds, had defeated Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia, 2-0, and Saluda 1-0.

    St. Joseph's, with its higher ranking, hosted the third-round match.

  • Upstate runner-up LHS golfers look to Class AAAA state field

    The Lancaster High School golf team qualified for the Class AAAA state golf tournament as the Class AAAA Upper State runner-up with a 315 at the Woodside Plantation Cupp Course on Monday.

    Wren High School of Piedmont topped the Class AAAA Upstate field with a 309.

    LHS junior golfer Brady Hinkle, fifth in the medalist running, shot a 76 to lead the Bruins.

  • Lady Warriors capture Class AAA girls state soccer championship

    IRMO – As they say, practice makes perfect.

    Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said the Lady Warriors’ first-ever Class AAA state championship was all bout preparation and execution.

    As it turned out, the marathon match – regulation, two 10 overtimes and two five-minute sudden death periods, came down to penalty kicks and the 19-5-1 Lady Warriors converted on all five to give ILHS a 2-1 win over Class AAA Lower State champion Brookland-Cayce High School in W.C. Hawkins Stadium at Irmo High School on Saturday afternoon.

  • Buford wins Class AA Upper State softball crown

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets softball team is returning to the Class AA state championship series to defend its crown.

    Buford, continuing its splendid postseason softball run, advanced to the Class AA softball state title series for the second straight season with a 3-0 win over rival Andrew Jackson High School on Friday at the Lady Jackets' field.

    Buford scratched for a run in the first inning and added two more in the bottom of the fifth to build its three-run edge on the Lady Volunteers.

  • Lady Vols stay alive to battle BHS

    LANDRUM – Determined Andrew Jackson used the long ball to return to rival Buford to play for the Class AA Upper State softball championship tonight.

    AJ, which fell to Buford, 3-2 to open the double-elimination Class AA Upstate championship series a week ago, has captured two straight elimination game wins, including a 6-3 victory over host Landrum High School on Wednesday, to stay alive in the postseason.