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High School Sports

  • Bruins claw Centurions, 9-2

    Lancaster capped Region III-AAA baseball play, rolling to a 9-2 win over region runner-up Broome on Thursday night at Doomsday Corner.

    The Bruins’ seven-run win gave LHS, 10-7 overall record, a 5-5 region mark.

  • Wemes’ blast lifts the Lady Jackets

    Buford’s Kristin Wemes connected on a towering two-run home run to lift the Lady Jackets to an 8-6 win over Lancaster in nine innings at the LHS softball field on Thursday night.

    Wemes’ long home run came an inning after Lancaster had ignited for two runs to tie the game at 6-all and force a second extra inning.

  • Davis to play for Pioneers

    Gabby Davis, as a three-sport standout at Buford High School, has had her share of shining moments, but it’s volleyball that’s going to take her to the next level.

    Davis, a 5-11 star outside hitter for the Lady Jackets, is bound for Spartanburg Methodist College to play for the Pioneers.

    As family and friends witnessed Thursday afternoon, she made it official signing with the NJCAA Region X school in the BHS conference room.

  • No. I Lady Warriors keep rolling

    Class AA’s top-rated Indian Land Lady Warriors blanked rival Lancaster, taking a 3-0 girls soccer win over the No. 15 Lady Bruins on Wednesday night.
    Katherine Kilroy, Kelsey Long and Nia Pressley each scored a goal. Kilroy had an assist as did Reagan Hunter and Kate Komorous.
    IL had 33 shots to four for the LHS girls.
    Emma Thompson had four saves in the shutout.
    Lancaster freshman keeper Lydia Plyler had 19 saves on the night.
    The Lady Warriors improved to 18-1, while LHS fell to 11-5.

  • AJ golfers improve to 28-1

    Andrew Jackson upped its golf record to 28-1 with wins over McBee and Manning at the Cheraw State Park course on Wednesday.
    AJ topped the field with a 150. McBee followed with a 161 and Manning finished with a 168.
    Logan Sowell shot a 34 to pace the Vols. Caleb Brown posted a 35, with Emily Cox carding a 38. Chandler Norville and Mason Sowell each had a 43. Nick Dorman carded a 49.
    AJ faces Blythewood at the Columbia Country Club on Monday and plays a four-way match with host Lugoff-Elgin, Cheraw and North Central on Wednesday.

  • Lady Jackets region champs

    The Buford High Lady Jackets neatly wrapped up the Region IV-AA softball crown with a 10-0 home win over county rival Indian Land on Wednesday night.
    The Lady Jackets, 12-0 in region play, are 15-3 on the season.
    Buford hurler Sydney Sullivan hurled a two-hitter and struck out nine in posting the complete-game win. She had no walks and hit a batter.
    Senior Jensen Shelby sparked the BHS girls with a home run, triple and drove in two runs.
    Senior Cassidy Solomon also had a big night with a double, two RBIs, a walk and was hit by a pitch.

  • Warriors, Bruins earn playoff bids

    Indian Land played the spoiler on Buford baseball senior night, taking a 6-1 win over the host Jackets on Wednesday.
    Buford, coming off an 8-0 road win over Central of Pageland on Monday, was hoping to wrap up the region baseball title with a win, but the Warriors foiled the occasion with their five-run win.
    The Warriors’ win also gave IL a bid to the Class AA Upstate playoffs.

  • IL soccer tops in AA state poll

    Indian Land High girls soccer coach Mark Bonda, in 10 years with the Lady Warriors program, has seen it grow, with an all-time high this week.
    The Lady Warriors, 18-1, are No. 1 in Class AA girls soccer for the first time in school history.
    “We want to play the best teams in the state and make a name for ourselves,” said Bonda, who is in his ninth season as head coach with a 122-52-6 record. “We are starting to get some recognition for some of our success.

  • Jackets’ Moser to wrestle at Coker

    One couldn’t blame Buford High School wrestling coach Garrett Plyler for having some mixed emotions Monday afternoon in the BHS conference room.
    Plyler, with star senior grappler Scotti Moser signing with Coker College in Hartsville to wrestle for the Cobras, is losing a little more than an ace athlete.
    “The biggest attribute the Coker College wrestling program is getting in Scotti is an outstanding leader,” Plyler said. “Scotti was a great leader for us on and off the mat.

  • Bundy hopeful of BHS strong finish

    The Buford High boys soccer team is 5-10 on the season, but BHS veteran coach John Bundy is confident the Jackets can have a solid finish.
    BHS, 2-2 in region play, went 1-3 in the Bryan Ostrower Soccer Showcase, which counts on the regular-season record, to open the 2016 season.
    “Our losses were to Class AAAA powerhouses J.L. Mann and Nation Ford and Class AAA South Pointe,” Bundy said. “Our win was against Governor’s School.”