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High School Sports

  • Vols, Jackets rebound in Class AA playoffs

    Andrew Jackson and Buford stayed alive in the Class AA baseball playoffs, posting wins in district elimination games Thursday night.

    AJ, which dropped a 4-1 road loss to Abbeville on Tuesday, rebounded with a 7-3 victory over host Saluda to end the Tigers’ season.

    Buford, which fell to Johnsonville 10-0 on Wednesday, came back to notch a 10-8 win over the Andrews High Yellow Jackets on Thursday at AHS.

  • Lady Bruins open playoffs with win

    The Region III-AAAA softball champion Lancaster High Lady Bruins opened the Class AAAA Upper State playoffs, taking a 6-1 home win over Greer on Thursday.

    The Lady Bruins, 16-0, rode the pitching of junior southpaw Summer Clinton, who in facing 22 batters, allowed no hits, three walks and struck out five GHS batters.

    Clinton aided her cause with a hit, sacrifice fly RBI and scored a run.

  • Jackets claim region golf title

    The Buford Yellow Jackets golf team shot a 339 to win the 18-hole Region IV-AA golf tournament at the Green River Golf Club in Chesterfield on Wednesday.

    The 10-2 Jackets, who went unbeaten in region play, were led by tournament medalist Caleb Henson, who shot a 76.

    The Jackets’ “T” Sutton, an all-region pick with medalist Henson, posted a 79.

    Cannon Cato had an 86 and Chandler King posted a 98 to boost the Jackets’ links effort.

  • Lady Vols win region track crown

    The Andrew Jackson High School girls compiled 111 points, highlighted by three firsts, to win the Region IV-AA girls track title at Buford High School on Tuesday.

    The Lady Vols were followed by host BHS with 95 points.

    Paris Clyburn, who won the discus crown for the third straight season, aided the AJ cause along with Niyana Jones, who won the long jump and placed second in the high jump.

  • Bruins capture region title

    The Lancaster High golf team was a little off its game, but had what it needed to capture the Region III-AAAA golf title for the second straight season at the Lancaster Golf Club on Wednesday afternoon.

    The match was originally set for Monday, but reset due to heavy rain in the area earlier in the week.

  • Blue Ridge tops Bruins

    Fourth-ranked Blue Ridge foiled Lancaster in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State baseball playoffs, taking a 5-2 win over the Bruins on Tuesday night.

    Elijah Henderson led the Tigers with three hits. Zach Waddell had two hits and two RBIs.

    Waddell went 5.2 innings and posted six strikeouts for the win. Jackson Morris went 1.1 innings to cap the BRHS win.

  • Bruins tennis team wins region title

    The Lancaster High School boys tennis team earned a landmark triumph on the Bruins visit to South Pointe High School of Rock Hill on Thursday.

    The Bruins captured the Region III-AAAA tennis title with a 4-3 win over the Stallions.

    The match was tied at 3-all, but the Bruins No. 1 doubles team of Isaac Thomas and Connor Palmeri defeated Matt Mullis and Martin Jackson for the win.

  • Buford blanks AJ for region softball title

    The Buford Lady Jackets used a clutch pitching effort to notch a 2-0 win over county rival Andrew Jackson High School to win the Region IV-AA softball title for the second straight season.

    BHS senior right-hander Sydney Sullivan, who has signed to play at Limestone College, struck out 18 AJ batters and allowed a walk and a hit to key the 17-4 Lady Jackets to the region title win at the Lady Vols’ field on Friday night.

    AJ had only three batters reach in the game.

  • Vols edge Jackets for playoff bid

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers edged county rival Buford, 2-1 to capture fourth-place and a Class AA Upper State baseball playoff bid on Friday night at the Vols’ field.

    The Vols’ win came on AJ baseball senior night when Heath Gandy and John Cauthen were honored.

    Gandy was the man of the hour in the game, hurling the complete-game win and going 2-3 with the game-winning RBI to score teammate Will Hudson who had doubled in the AJ fifth.

  • Bruins sweep KLS county meet

    Host Lancaster High School captured both titles in the 11th annual Kleine Levin Syndrome Running for Ryan Lancaster County track meet at the LHS track Saturday afternoon.

    The Bruins, with nine firsts in 16 events, compiled 120 points, while the Lady Bruins, who also won nine events in the meet, tallied 98.5 points.