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High School Sports

  • LHS’s Priester to coach in inaugural Junior Showcase

    Lancaster High School boys basketball coach Ricardo Priester will be part of the inaugural Junior Showcase this weekend at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia.
    The Showcase is part of the inaugural S.C. High School Hoops Festival.
    Priester will serve as a coach on the boys West junior all-star team, which will also include Thomas Ryan of Westside High School in Anderson.

  • AJ golfers sweep in tri-match

    The Andrew Jackson High School golf team moved its mark to 12-0 on the season, shooting a 156 to win a three-way match with region foes Buford and Indian Land.
    Buford posted a 171 and Indian Land finished with a 192.
    The Vols were led by senior standout Logan Sowell with a 38, with Emily Cox second at 39.
    Chandler Norville, Mason Sowell and Caleb Brown each had a 40.
    Dakota Roberts shot a 42 for the Volunteers.
    The Vols were coming off a win 10-shot win in the second annual Keenan Classic at the Lancaster Golf Club on March 5.

  • NC Wolves sign Carnes

    Buford High School has added another strong link to Newberry College football.
    Jackets’ star offensive and defensive lineman Brandon Carnes is joining the scarlet and grey line to the South Atlantic Conference school,  a member of NCAA Div. II.
    He made it official Monday in the school’s conference room, signing with the Wolves.
    Earlier this year, Carnes’ senior teammate, ace defensive back Christian Catledge, signed to play at Newberry.

  • Jackets top Vols to open region play

    Buford launched its regular-season baseball season with a 9-5 Region IV-AA win over Andrew Jackson on Tuesday night.
    Andrew Caskey hurled the win, going four innings and allowing no runs, three hits and a walk. He fanned three.
    Andrew Jennings yielded four runs, a hit, hit a batter and walked two.
    Nick Bowers went 1.2 frames and gave up a run, three hits and fanned two. Christian Joplin pitched 1.1 innings and yielded a hit.

  • Vols Keenan Classic champs

    The Andrew Jackson High School golf team reached one of its season’s goal to open the 2016 campaign.
    The Volunteers shot a 306 to win the second annual Keenan Classic at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday afternoon.
    The Vols were led by senior Logan Sowell, who posted a 68 (33-35) to earn medalist honors. Sowell has signed to play golf at the College of Charleston. Sowell, in the first Keenan Classic last March, shot a 74 to earn medalist honors.

  • Bruins runners-up in field

    Lancaster finished as the runner-up in the Comporium Preseason Invitational, rallying for a 5-4 win over host Buford in eighth innings Saturday night at Buford Park.
    Lancaster, down 4-1 in the top of the seventh, rallied to tie the game at 4-all and then added a go-ahead run in the eighth to take the one-run win.
    Jamias Shropshire, who opened the inning with a walk, scored on an error after the Bruins loaded the bases in the eighth.

  • Lady Vols win Preseason tourney

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers capped a comeback run to win the Preseason Softball tournament at Buford High School on Saturday afternoon.
    The Lady Vols, who dropped a 6-2 loss to Lancaster to open the tournament Feb. 29, rebounded to post four straight wins, including a 2-0 victory over tourney host Buford High School in the title game.
    Morgan Hendrix, who won three tourney games, hurled the shutout with nine strikeouts. She allowed four hits and three walks.
    Rylee Sims sparked the AJ offense with a RBI-double.

  • County trio set for North-South All-Star wrestling

    A trio of Lancaster County ace high school wrestlers are set to compete in the annual North-South All-Star wrestling tournament this weekend at North Myrtle Beach High School.
    The three star grapplers include Buford High School senior mat standouts Nick Jones and Scotti Moser along with Indian Land High School’s  Will Van Hoose.
    Each wrestler is coming off a stellar showing in the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson last weekend.

  • Lady Bruins booters top Buford

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins’ soccer team evened its record at 2-2 with a 5-0 win over county rival Buford at BHS’s Jackets Stadium on Wednesday.
    The Lady Bruins’ Peyton Patterson posted the hat trick with assists from Gracie Scott, Heather McCain and Michaela Burton.
    Burton scored the other two goals on assists from Peyton Patterson and Kayla Bailey.
    The Lancaster defense was led by team captain Kayla Bailey, starters Gracie Scott, Mary DeVenny, Rebekah Sapp, and keeper Lydia Plyler.

  • Buford unbeaten in field

    The Buford Lady Jackets softball team earned the top spot in the Preseason softball tournament at BHS, rolling to an 11-0 win over Lancaster at the Lady Jackets’ field on Wednesday night.
    Buford and Lancaster entered pool play with each at 1-0 following opening round wins.
    Lancaster topped Andrew Jackson and Buford downed Northwestern, 9-2.
    Sydney Sullivan, 2-0, hurled the win, notching 10 strikeouts. She allowed three hits and a walk. Sullivan, in the Lady Jackets’ win over Northwestern, struck out 12 and allowed three hits.