High School Sports

  • Pivotal games Friday night

    Week eight of the 2015 Lancaster County football season features a host of pivotal clashes Friday, Oct. 16.
    Lancaster and Buford will be in quest of wins to boost their region title and playoff chances.
    Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will be seeking victories to aid their postseason hopes.
    Lancaster ventures to Rock Hill to battle defending Region III-AAA champion South Pointe, while Buford, in its annual homecoming game, will face Central as the Jackets seek to stay unbeaten in Region IV-AA play.

  • Fast start fuels Rebs' win over Warriors

    PROSPERITY – The month-long odyssey for the Indian Land Warriors continued on Friday night, Oct. 9 against the Mid-Carolina Rebels, and once again the Warriors had trouble getting started.
    The host Rebels, led by Terrence Long, bolted to a 28-0 lead en route to 54-30 non-region win over the visiting Warriors, who dropped their third straight loss.
    Long’s first rush, the opening play from scrimmage, went 75 yards for a touchdown.

  • Vols’ homecoming happy in win

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson parlayed a strong defense and a balanced offense to give first-year Volunteers’ coach C.J. Frye his first home victory against Region IV-AA rival North Central, 35-15.
     “I am so proud of the effort this team gave tonight, “ Frye said. “Every time we needed a big play, our defense responded. Plus, we were pretty balanced on offense.
    “This group is exciting to watch when we play with this kind of desire,” added Frye. “ We still have to work on penalties.”

  • Juggernaut Jackets jolt Rams, 31-23

    CHESTERFIELD – The saying goes, a good defense will beat a good offense and the Buford Yellow Jackets proved that to be true Friday night when they handed the 10th-ranked Chesterfield Rams their second loss of the season, 31-23.
    With the win Buford, 5-2, 4-0, sits atop Region IV AA after the surging Jackets’ fourth straight region win.
    The pass-happy Chesterfield offense was stymied throughout the game by the stingy Buford defense. The Rams didn’t have an offensive score until five minutes left to play.

  • Bruins clip Clinton, 24-16

    CLINTON – With the game on the line, Lancaster put it on the line and delivered with a tough 24-16 win over Clinton in a Region III-AAA football game Friday night, Oct. 9 at Wilder Stadium in Clinton.
    LHS, ranked No. 8 in the Class AAA state poll, was locked in a battle with the Red Devils, who trailed 17-16 in the final period.
    The Bruins, 7-0, 2-0, then turned to its potent ground attack to grind out a decisive 13-play, 78-yard drive.

  • Lady Jackets continue stellar play

    The Buford Lady Jackets’ volleyball team improved its record to 16-3, 10-1 in Region IV-AA play, sweeping Central High School of Pageland in its latest court victory.
    The BHS girls topped the CHS Lady Eagles, 25-12, 25-8 and 25-15 on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in Pageland.
    “Our communication has been outstanding and we must continue to play as a team,” BHS volleyball coach Taylor Roberts said.
    Roberts said the BHS squad has been sparked by the play of Lady Jackets’ seniors Autumn Rabon, Gabby Davis and Hanna Robinson.

  • Allen plays big for Vols

    KERSHAW – Dalton Allen plays big for the Andrew Jackson High School football team.
    Allen, at 5-10, 130, doesn’t have the size, but that matters little to the Vols’ senior captain.
    “I’ve always been a smaller player, but I try to make the best of it,” he said.
    A quick look at his AJ athletic resume speaks volumes about his play, not just on the football field.

  • Teams focus on streaks

    It’s the week of streaks in Lancaster County high school football.
    Lancaster and Buford will seek to keep unbeaten region streaks intact this week.
    Andrew Jackson will look to continue its new win streak.
    Indian Land is bidding to halt its losing skid.
    Lancaster, in its first region road game this season, visits Clinton, while Buford travels to Chesterfield.
    AJ is back home to face rival North Central and Indian Land steps out of region play with a visit to Prosperity to face Mid-Carolina.

  • Five county players reap Tri-County grid honors

    RICHBURG – Five football players – three from Lancaster and a pair of Andrew Jackson High School performers – were honored at the week six meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
    Lancaster, 6-0 and off to its best start since the 1963 football season, was led by the trio of Houston Brantley, Charlie Ellis and Trevor Latham.
    The AJ Vols honorees included junior running back Heath Gandy and senior linebacker Dalton “Tex” Haven.

  • IL Warriors fall to Eagles, 20-0

    PAGELAND – With South Carolina football teams facing a Friday night forecast of torrential rains from Hurricane Joaquin, Central High, along with many other schools, made the decision to play its scheduled game with Indian Land a night early.
    It didn’t take the Eagles long to tally.
    CHS, on the opening series, scored as Dedric Robinson dashed 70 yards down the water-logged field for the TD with only 29 seconds gone. The extra-point was no good and CHS led, 6-0.