High School Sports

  • BHS Jackets jolt Braves, 81-76

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – The Buford Yellow Jackets highlighted a Region IV-AA split, taking an 81-76 win over Cheraw on Tuesday night at BHS.

    Buford, bolstered by a balanced attack, rallied from a 34-29 halftime deficit to take the five-point win over the Braves.

    The Jackets’ comeback win snapped a two-game CHS win streak.

    In the girls game, Cheraw posted a 46-37 win, giving the Braves a split.

  • Lady Vols rout Eagles in region split

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers continued their winning streak, dominating the Central Lady Eagles 67-22 in their Tuesday night home game.

    The Vols, in the boys game, fought hard, but came up three points short in their game against the Eagles, 76-73.

  • Lady Vols capture win over NC girls

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lady Vols continued their winning streak as they defeated the North Central Lady Knights 53-48 in overtime on Friday night.

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers lost a close game to the rival Knights in a 59-53 loss.

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols kept up the pressure to win in overtime against the North Central Lady Knights 53-48.

    The Lady Vols came out strong with a 4-point lead 13-9. They continued to push forward to the halftime score 22-11.

  • Stallions dash in sweep of Jackets

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central took two from visiting Buford in Region IV-AA basketball on Friday night.

    The fourth-ranked Stallions took an early lead and cruised to a 78-39 win over the Jackets to complete the sweep.

    The LC boys opened an 11-3 lead after a period of play and then used a 22-8 second period surge to take a 33-11 advantage on the Jackets.

    The Stallions led 61-28 after three quarters on the way to the 39-point win.

  • Warriors fall twice at Camden High

    CAMDEN – Indian Land had a rocky road trip to Camden for a pair of Region IV-AAA  games with Camden High School on Friday night.

    The Warriors dropped both ends of the varsity twin bill, with the winless Lady Warriors falling 51-20, and the ILHS boys losing, 58-52.

    A slow start hampered the Warriors in their six-point loss to the Bulldogs in the nightcap.

    Camden bolted to a 17-6 lead after one quarter and stayed on top for the six-point win.

  • New card lets senior citizens attend sports events for free

    If you’re 65 or older and enjoy Lancaster County sports, you’re in luck.

    Lancaster County School District is now offering a sporting event pass called a Gold Card that will allow all senior citizens to attend school athletic events for free.

    “We’re excited to begin this program this year,” said LCSD Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. “We believe it’s a great way to thank our seniors for all they do for our students and a great tool for increasing senior citizen support for our schools.”

  • Vols, Jackets notch wrestling wins

    The Andrew Jackson High School wrestling team, ranked fourth in the latest Class A-AA state poll by SCMAT, upped its mat record to 17-5 with a 40-35 win over Cheraw at AJ on Tuesday night.

    Columbia High School, a Region IV-AAA member, was also slated to wrestle at AJ on Tuesday, but the Capitals didn’t compete due to illness and injuries with the CHS grapplers.

    The Vols, 6-0 in Region IV-AA wrestling, had four pins on the night – one fall each from Kyle Lesso (126), Hunter Haven (152), Kalab Haven (170) and Ryan Hunter (182).

  • Crenco honors Jackets’ Vincent

    BUFORD – The high school football spotlight was once again on Buford High School star Noah Vincent on Tuesday night.

    Vincent, an ace linebacker and tight end on the Jackets’ football team, was honored with the second annual Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year.

    Vincent was presented the award, which honors the best football player in York, Chester and Lancaster counties, between the girls and boys varsity basketball games at BHS where the Jackets battled county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.

  • Sports Talk: Plyler beams with a touch of mat class

    Buford High School wrestling coach Garrett Plyler had quite a surprise Wednesday morning.

    No, it wasn’t the snow, and that’s hard to beat.

    It was even better.

    Plyler received a special email from Orangeburg Prep wrestling coach Justin Ray.

    The night before in a three-way match at Camden Military Academy in Camden, Ray’s OP Indians mat squad had taken a lopsided loss from the BHS Jackets.

    For the record, BHS posted a 66-6 win.

  • Bruins rally, net region win

    The Lancaster Bruins got off the snide in a big way Tuesday night at home.

    The LHS boys, who went winless in region play last season and had not posted a region win in 15 games dating back to a 58-52 region road win over Union County on Feb. 5, 2016, ended the skein in its game with Richland Northeast at home on Tuesday.

    The Bruins, with a fourth-quarter surge, finished strong for a 52-48 win over Richland Northeast.