High School Sports

  • Pigskin Picks back for new season

    Staff Reports

    They’re back.

    Football season returns and so do The Lancaster News’ Pigskin Picks.

    Each week, a star panel of fearless pickers will be calling winners in high school, college and pro games.

    The first couple of weeks, with only the high school season in play, the panel will be picking some 20 prep games.

    As the college and NFL seasons open, the panel will be calling those games as well.

  • Council honors Dixie Baseball A-League stars

    Players and coaches from the state-title winning Lancaster Dixie Baseball A-League (6U) all-stars had the attention of everyone in council chambers as they were honored at Monday night’s meeting on Lancaster County Council.

    In early July, the 6U stars defeated Greer 23-8 to win the  first-ever A-League Coach Pitch/Tee Ball State Championship.

    Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper presented a proclamation on behalf of the body acknowledging the state title.

  • Bufford’s double trouble for BHS foes

    BUFORD – Dwayne Bufford, the Buford High School Yellow Jackets ace two-way player, gets it done on both sides of the ball.

    Bufford is the leader in the BHS secondary and the Jackets’ star wide receiver.

    “He can get good separation and he catches the ball well,” BHS head football coach Tripp Watts said. “He’s also our best defensive back.”

    Bufford can do it all on the field and away from the game.

    In addition to football, he works a steady job at the Sonic Drive-In.

  • Bruins fall to West Meck

    CHESTER – Lancaster dropped a 14-7 loss to West Mecklenburg High School of Charlotte in the Chester County Jamboree on Friday night at Chester High School.

    The Hawks, with the big play, struck for a 14-0 lead and held on for the seven-point win.

    A LHS fumble led to the Hawks’ first score.

    A snap after the turnover, West Meck quarterback Preston Brown heaved a 55-yard pass to Khafre Brown at the Bruins’ 10.

    Four plays later, Jamari Taylor scored on a two-yard run.

  • Jackets, Vols fall in Camden jamboree

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CAMDEN – The Buford Yellow dropped a 19-0 loss to Class AAAA foe Westwood High School of Blythewood in the Camden Shrine Jamboree on Friday night. The Redhawks took an early lead with a touchdown and a recovered fumble for a touchdown. The teams were balanced in choices of plays, splitting equally between runs and passes.

  • North take Classic win

    The North forces – four North Carolina high schools – prevailed in the 12th annual North-South Kickoff Classic at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.

    Buford, in the scrimmage, opened with a 14-7 win over Northwest Cabarrus and Weck Mecklenburg evened the score at 21-all with a 14-7 win over Andrew Jackson.

    Ardrey Kell topped Indian Land in a 14-7 win to give the North a 35-28 win.

    Lancaster and South Mecklenburg battled to a scoreless draw to cap the action.

  • Teams focusing on jamboree play

    Lancaster County high schools’ football focus will center on jamboree play tonight and Saturday.

    Three Lancaster County prep teams will be in action at two different sites tonight.

    Lancaster will play in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School, where the Bruins will battle West Mecklenburg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

    Play opens with Lewisville battling Great Falls High School at 6 p.m. The 8 p.m. nightcap has the host Cyclones meeting Hough High School of Cornelius, N.C.

  • Teams picking up pace with scrimmages

    Lancaster County high school football teams are learning more about their squads as they compete in scrimmages this week.

    Teams have completed two scrimmages, or are working toward a second clash this week.

    Host Lancaster and Buford tangled in a controlled scrimmage Monday at Memorial Stadium.

    “I thought it went well,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said. “At the start, we were sluggish, but picked up the pace.

  • Scott pleased with Lady Jackets camp play

    New Buford High School girls basketball coach Susan Scott is encouraged with her team.

    The Lady Yellow Jackets participated in the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) camp held June 29-30 at Lander University in Greenwood.

    On the court, the Lady Jackets went 3-2, with wins over Laurens Academy, Easley High School and Chapman High School.

    Scott said the Lady Jackets fell to Westside High School of Anderson and Woodruff.

  • Collins likes LHS scrimmage start

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High School fifth-year head coach Bobby Collins said he was pleased with the Bruins following their opening scrimmage at District Three Stadium in Rock Hill on Thursday morning.

    The two-hour session opened with the Bruins meeting host Northwestern High School of Rock Hill.

    LHS, coming off a 3-7 finish last season, also battled Blythewood High School and Woodmont High School of Piedmont.