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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Jackets eye district crown

    Buford is a win away from the Class AA District VII baseball crown after taking a 5-2 win over Woodland High School of Dorchester on Monday.

    The Jackets faced Woodland in a second game Monday, but the contest was called due to lightning and rain in the top of the fourth inning with Buford on top 3-2.

    BHS returned to Woodland on Tuesday to complete the game in hopes of winning to advance to the Class AA Lower State title round.

  • LHS Bruins advance in AAAA tennis playoffs

    The Lancaster High tennis team opened the Class AAAA playoffs, taking a 4-3 win over Belton Honea-Path High School on Thursday.

    The Bruins’ No. 1 doubles team of Isaac Thomas and Connor Palmeri prevailed 6-1, 6-4 in straight sets sending the Region III-AAAA champion Bruins to the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

    Singles

    Isaac Thomas (L) defeated Jacob Wurst (BHP), 6-2, 6-3.

  • Lady Warriors post playoff win

    Indian Land rolled in its Class AAA playoff opener, taking a 10-0 win over Mid-Carolina High School on Monday night.

    Summer Bishop scored three goals and added an assist to spark the Lady Warriors’ win.

    Kelsey Long netted two goals. Reagan Hunter scored two goals, while Emily Gerdes and C.C. Thompson each tallied a goal and had an assist. Kailee Erwin added a goal for ILHS.

    Emma Thompson posted the shutout.

  • Lady Warriors post playoff win

    Indian Land rolled in its Class AAA playoff opener, taking a 10-0 win over Mid-Carolina High School on Monday night.

    Summer Bishop scored three goals and added an assist to spark the Lady Warriors’ win.

    Kelsey Long netted two goals. Reagan Hunter scored two goals, while Emily Gerdes and C.C. Thompson each tallied a goal and had an assist. Kailee Erwin added a goal for ILHS.

    Emma Thompson posted the shutout.

  • Buford tops Cheraw to win region soccer crown

    The Buford High boys soccer team won the Region IV-AA championship with a 1-0 win over Cheraw at Andrew Jackson High School, a neutral site, on Thursday.

    The match was necessary because Buford and Cheraw, which split in regular-season play, were 3-1 in region play.

    Cheraw entered looking more intense, and putting a great deal of pressure on Buford’s back line and goalkeeper with several open looks, but just couldn’t convert.

  • LHS girls 5th in region meet

    The Lancaster High School girls placed fifth in the Region III-AAAA track meet with 65 points at York, while the LHS boys were sixth with 26 points on Thursday.

    Terricka Thompson and Zayla Stewart each led the Lady Bruins with a second.

    Stewart dashed to a second in the 100 meters, while Thompson was second in the discus.

    The LHS girls 4 x 800 relay was second.

  • County trio seeking district softball titles

    Lancaster, Buford and Andrew Jackson softball teams are seeking district titles today as they play host in hopes of staying unbeaten in postseason play.

    LHS wins

    Lancaster rolled to a 12-0 win over Midland Valley at home to stay unbeaten in the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs Friday.

    LHS junior southpaw Summer Clinton hurled the win, tossing a three-hitter and fanning two.

  • Buford soccer closes regular-season with wins

    The Region IV-AA champion Buford High soccer team capped its regular-season with three straight wins.

    BHS defeated rival Andrew Jackson, 4-2 on Jackets senior night April 18.

    The Jackets seniors are Matthew Hunter, Josh Parris, and Austin Gregory.

    BHS center midfielder Jim Small tied the score at 1-1 on an assist from Will Ingram. AJ was awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box, and converted for a 2-1 lead.

  • Lady Warriors roll in win over Lady Bruins

    The sixth-ranked Indian Land Lady Warriors built a 6-0 halftime lead on the way to a 10-1 win over host Lancaster High School at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.

    The Lady Warriors, 13-5-1, had plenty of contributors as Kelsey Long scored three goals in the ILHS girls’ victory.

    Reagan Hunter and Emily Gerdes each had two goals and an assist.

    Shelby Ryberg, Emily Jordan and Summer Bishop each tallied a goal for the Lady Warriors. Bishop added an assist.