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High School Sports

  • Fast start fuels Lady Jackets’ win

    Staff Reports

    For The Lancaster News

    The unbeaten Buford High girls pushed their basketball record to 2-0 with a 59-23 win over North Central to give the Jackets a split of their 2011-12 home opener Friday night.

    North Central avoided the sweep with a 46-45 win in the nightcap.

    The Buford girls, who rolled to a 53-38 road win over Lewisville in their opener on Wednesday, came out strong against the Lady Knights to notch the 36-point win.

  • Wright earns first Vols’ victory

    By Kevin Sims

    For The Lancaster News 

    McBEE – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers used a team effort to present first-year AJ boys basketball coach Danny Wright his first win in a 55-50 victory over McBee on Thursday night.

    The five-point AJ win gave the Vols a split of the non-region twin bill.

    In the opener, McBee notched a 51-43 win over the AJ girls.

    Wright, named AJ’s boys coach earlier this fall, saw his team lead from start to finish for the road win.

  • LHS drops wrestling opener at Chester

    Staff Reports

    Chester shot to a 30-6 lead and stayed in control for a 53-27 win over Lancaster on Thursday night in the CHS gym.

    The Bruins rallied to slice the gap to 29-18, but Chester, the No. 2 team in Class AAA, posted four wins in the final six matches to gain the 26-point win.

    “I saw a lot of good things in this match,” LHS coach Leon Boulware said. “We were facing the No. 2 team in Class AAA and it shows where we are.

  • Northern Guilford repeats as state champion

    Staff Reports

    This time it didn’t come down to a crucial extra point.

    Northern Guilford, which defeated Crest High of Shelby 21-20 in the waning seconds of the Class 3-AA state championship game last season in Raleigh, didn’t have the same excitement.

    The 2011 Northern Guilford team, which is coached by former Lancaster High coach Johnny Roscoe, rolled to a resounding 31-7 win over Crest High School at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium.

  • Rams net sweep of rival Mustangs

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    Rucker Middle School swept a basketball twin bill from rival South Middle at the Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night.

    The Lady Rams, in an impressive start, posted a 48-4 win over the Lady Mustangs

    The Rucker boys, in a much tighter game, completed the sweep with a 35-33 overtime victory over the Mustangs.

    The Rams' Ty Foster hit a clutch jumper to give the Rams a 35-33 lead and Rucker held on for the narrow win.

  • Lancaster splits in opener

    Ernie Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Bruins protected their unbeaten mark with a 57-49 win over Blythewood in the LHS regular-season home opener Tuesday night.

    Lancaster, 4-0, was coming off the championship in the fourth annual Jackets Invitational at Buford High School last week.

    The Bruins’ eight-point win gave Lancaster a split of the non-region twin bill.

    In the opener, the Lady Bruins dropped a 57-48 loss in overtime to the Lady Bengals.

  • Lady Jackets open with solid win

    Buford High Lady Jackets’ coach T.J. Armbrust is confident about his BHS girls and the team’s opening night play reflected that solid maroon and gold hope.

    The Lady Jackets used a fast start to take control early on the way to a 53-38 win over Lewisville High in Richburg on Wednesday night.

    The Buford girls’ win in the BHS regular-season opener gave the Jackets a split.

    Lewisville captured the nightcap with a last-second 48-45 win.

  • First Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tourney Saturday at Indian Land High

    Staff Reports

    The first Mike Kersey Memorial Invitational will be held Saturday at Indian Land High School.

    The high school wrestling tournament, formerly known as the Warrior Invitational, is named in honor of the late Warriors’ wrestling coach.

    Kersey, who also taught physical education at Indian Land Elementary School, started the tournament which annually is held the first Saturday in December.

    He died this fall from injuries in an ATV accident.

  • BHS wrestlers confident about season

     

       

    Buford High School wrestling coach John Mahaffey, with the return of seven wrestlers, is confident the Jackets can have their share of mat success this season.

  • BHS cheerleaders sixth in state field

    The Buford High School cheerleaders didn’t garner any gold or silver in the Class AA state competition Saturday in Greenville, but BHS cheer coach Julie Thompson said she was proud of the Jackets’ effort.

    Buford placed sixth in the elite state field with 227 points.