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High School Sports

  • AJ’s Funderburk earns Tri-County Coaches honor

    FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson High School junor kicker Avery Funderburk was the lone Lancaster County player to reap honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Funderburk earned the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A) special teams player of the week for his play in the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over Class AAA foe Aynor in the AJ home opener last week.

  • Picks girls still going strong

    The girls of the Picks continue to have fun, big fun as they build their leads.

    Mandy Catoe, the News correspondent, was dandy last week with a shining 19-1 showing in week two.

    Close behind was Lori Sistare “Bright,” glowing with a stellar 18-2 effort.

    “The gals are blowing us away,” said Ernie “Big E” Rowell, the defending Picks champ. “They got it going. Oh boy, it’s time for us to shine.”

    Catoe has a game up in the lead, with Sistare ahead by four on her nearest challenger.

  • Wright versatile for Jackets

    BUFORD – Looking for a senior superlative to describe Buford High School veteran player Shylyn Wright and versatile would fit him to a maroon and gold T.

    Wright, in his fourth season playing for the Jackets and third year as a BHS starter, is all over the field.

    About the only time, you will find Wright on the BHS sidelines is when the Jackets’ kickoff team is on the field.

  • Bufford-led Buford stuns Lions

    BUFORD – Buford High football coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets needed big plays to boost their win hopes over Class A’s second-ranked Lewisville High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS junior receiver-defensive back Dwayne Bufford heeded those words and came up big in a resounding 38-20 win over the stunned Lions at Jackets Stadium.

    The game was played Wednesday, two days earlier than scheduled, due to the forecast of heavy rain and storms from Hurricane Harvey this weekend.

  • Vols fall to Chargers

    Andrew Jackson dips to 1-2 with 19-14 home loss to the Providence Day Chargers of Charlotte.

  • Hinson’s late pick seals AJ win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

  • Buford turns back Warriors

    BUFORD – Buford High fourth-year football coach Tripp Watts has been focused on seeing the Jackets turnaround their turnover troubles from last season.

    Watts, looking back over the 2016 season, said the BHS giveaways played a major role in the Jackets’ 3-8 finish.

    So in the Jackets’ opener with rival Indian Land, Watts saw BHS once again lose the turnover battle, but not the game.

  • Jackets charge back, top Warriors, 34-31

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – If it was not clear before Friday night, Buford versus Indian Land is Lancaster County's best football rivalry.

    The latest game was typical of the series: intense, with a number of emotional and momentum swings, and thanks to the turnovers and penalties, it felt longer than a “Lord of the Rings” movie.

  • Junior Warriors spear Jackets

    The Indian Land High School junior varsity football team opened its season in a big way, cruising to a 32-12 win over rival Buford at the ILHS Reservation on Thursday night.

    Junior Warriors quarterback Brandon Britton scored four touchdowns on runs of 40, 30, 15 and 30 yards in the 20-point win.

    T.J. Thomas scored on a 10-yard run. Thomas and Britton each had over 100 yards rushing on the night.

    Troy Thibodeau scored on a two-point conversion.

  • Hinson's late pick seals AJ win

     

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson’s Jamie Hinson intercepted a fourth-down end zone pass in the final seconds to secure the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over the Aynor Blue Jackets on Friday night in the AJ home opener.

    The game was a battle, with Aynor building an early lead before AJ rallied for the comeback win over the Blue Jackets.

    Aynor, 1-1, began the game with a score on a 44-yard pass to Nathan Williamson. The Blue Jackets tallied the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.