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Today's Sports

  • Buford preseason tourney set to...

    High school hoops will be in the front court for a three-day run starting Monday at the Buford High School gym.

    Buford hosts its second annual Yellow Jacket Preseason Invitational with four games on tap each day.

    Play opens Monday with action starting at 4 p.m. Play tips off again Tuesday at 4 p.m.

    Wednesday has four games on tap starting at 11 a.m.

    Play Wednesday has an earlier starting time because the Lancaster County School District begins its annual Thanksgiving holiday break that day.

  • BHS cheer goes for gold

    The Buford High School cheer squad has been a pleasant surprise this fall in the Yellow Jackets’ competition.

    Buford, after missing the 2008 state finals, is headed back to state after placing in the top six at the Class AA Lower State competition last week at Airport High School in Columbia.

    “We have a young team, but they’ve absolutely been a big surprise this season,” Buford High School coach Julie Thompson said. “This group is quite the overachievers.”

  • Mite stars roll to 29-8 victory...

    The Lancaster County mite all-stars launched their football postseason hopes, rolling to a 29-8 win over Fairfield County at Fairfield Central High School on Monday night.

    Joseph Massey scored a touchdown and heaved a 50-yard touchdown pass to Evan Flynn to lift Lancaster County to the 21-point victory.

    Lewis Lindsay scored a pair of touchdowns in the win and Man Man Watts scored on three conversions for the winners.

  • Gators snap LHS hopes

    GOOSE CREEK, Revenge of the Gators was the Lancaster Bruins’ Friday 13th postseason nightmare.

    Goose Creek avenged a 28-20 Class AAAA Div. II football playoff loss to Lancaster with a 48-0 victory over LHS at John Fulmer Stadium on Friday night.

    One of the main Gators’ menaces was freshman fullback Mike Myers, who much like the character of the same name in Halloween horror flicks, was a demon to the Bruins.

  • Hoops takes center stage for...

    High school basketball takes the spotlight starting Monday afternoon in the Buford High School gym.

    Buford will host its second annual Yellow Jacket Preseason Invitational with four games on tap each day.

    “We felt real good about our first year with this tournament and we feel we have another solid field for this season,” said tournament director Neil Couch, who also coaches the Junior Jackets basketball team.

    Play opens Monday with action starting at 4 p.m. Play tips off Tuesday at 4 p.m.

    Wednesday has four games on tap starting at 11 a.m.

  • Duo seeks Friday wins

    It’s survival season for Buford and Lancaster Friday night.

    Lancaster and Buford each will be in quest of wins to extend their 2009 football seasons.

    BHS, in the Division I Class A Upper State football playoffs, hosts Ninety Six of Greenwood County, while Lancaster caps its regular-season with a visit from Region IV-AAAA foe Spring Valley.

    Lancaster needs a win to aid its playoff hopes.

    Buford needs a win to keep playing in the postseason.

    Lancaster, 6-4, 1-3, is hoping to celebrate Bruins’ Senior Night with a win.

  • Bruins clip Vikes, net bid

    Defense wins championships.

    Solid stop unit play will also get you in the playoffs.

    The Lancaster High School Bruins’ defense bent some, but held tight when it needed for a 7-6 Region IV-AAAA football win over Spring Valley High School on Friday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    The 2-9 Vikings, who repeatedly threatened, couldn’t produce the go-ahead points as LHS held on for the one-point win.

  • Jackets rally, stay alive in...

    BUFORD Determined Buford won a squeaker to keep alive its Div. I Class A Upper State football playoff hopes Friday night at Jackets Stadium.

    In the opening round of the Class A Upstate playoffs, the Ninety Six Wildcats came to Buford to battle the Yellow Jackets.

    The game site was decided by up to four tie-breakers, reflecting the closeness of the two teams. In the fourth tie-breaker, Buford took home field advantage on points allowed during the regular season.

  • Hegler to play in state singles...

    Lancaster High School freshman tennis player Lyndsey Hegler will compete in the Class  AAA/AAAA girls singles tournament this weekend.

    Play begins today and continues Saturday at the Lexington County Tennis Complex in Lexington.

    The state singles tournament includes the top 32 girls tennis players from Class AAA and Class AAAA, and each region receives two bids.

  • Rams ignite to blunt Jackets...

    CHESTERFIELD Potent Chesterfield was able to pull away in the second half on the way to a 30-0 win over Buford in the second round of the Class A Div. I Upper State football playoffs.

    Buford, which finished 7-5, faced a huge task in taking on a Rams team that defeated Lewisville 70-0 just a week ago to open their playoff run.

    Earlier in the season, CHS had defeated Buford 29-0 at BHS.