High School Sports

  • Jackets booters blank Tigers, advance

    The Buford High School boys soccer team posted its second straight home playoff win, taking a 1-0 win over Saluda High School in the second round of the Class AA Upper State playoffs at rain-soaked Jackets Stadium on Thursday night.

    Fourth-seeded BHS, the Region IV-AA champion, scored late in the match to edge the fifth-seeded SHS Tigers.

    Buford opened the playoffs with a 2-0 win over Gray Collegiate Academy of Columbia on Tuesday night.

  • Jackets have to battle

    Buford, en route to the Class AA District VII baseball crown, battled back through the loser’s bracket, and it appears the Jackets will have to do the same in the Class AA Lower State championship series.

    Buford, 12-16-1 on the season, opened the double-elimination Class AA Lower State titles series with a tough 2-1 loss to Latta High School on Thursday night.

  • Lady Bruins edge MV for district crown

    Lancaster High School softball coach Kim Perry was quite a site after the Lady Bruins captured the Class AAAA District III championship on Wednesday night at home.

    Perry, a result of the post-game celebration, was adorned with silly string, glitter and wearing a big smile after the LHS girls topped Midland Valley, 2-1 to win the district and advance to the Class AAAA Upper State championship series.

  • Jackets bag Wolverines, district title

    Buford, with its back to the wall, came out on top to win the Class AA District VII baseball championship with a 4-3 win over Woodland High School at the Wolverines’ field on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets, battling through the losers bracket after a 10-0 road loss to Johnsonville to open the playoffs April 25, rebounded with four straight wins to advance to the Class AA Lower State title series.

  • Buford blanks Saluda to capture the district

    BUFORD – Lady Jackets’ diamond ditto, ditto, ditto.

    The Buford Lady Jackets rolled to the Class AA District IV softball championship in the same way they started their postseason run.

    BHS, the Class AA defending state champion, notched its third straight 10-0 win to advance to the Class AA Upper State title round tonight when Buford faces Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson.

  • Lady Vols top GCA for district softball title

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High softball coach Wesley Kidd said the Vols have picked up their hitting, which stands as a key reason they captured the Class AA District III championship on Wednesday.

    The 18-9 Lady Volunteers drilled 11 hits on the way to a 7-1 win over Gray Collegiate Academy at the AJHS softball field.

  • Buford blanks Gray Collegiate to open soccer playoffs Tuesday

    Region IV-AA soccer champion Buford High School, rated fifth in the Class AA state poll, advanced in the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs, taking a 2-0 win over Gray Collegiate on Tuesday night.

    BHS junior midfielder Blaine Gossman scored a first-half goal for a 1-0 halftime lead.

    In the second half, the Jackets struggled to find the target with their shots, until sophomore Jesse Black scored off a corner kick and the Gossman assist.

  • Jackets eye district crown

    Buford is a win away from the Class AA District VII baseball crown after taking a 5-2 win over Woodland High School of Dorchester on Monday.

    The Jackets faced Woodland in a second game Monday, but the contest was called due to lightning and rain in the top of the fourth inning with Buford on top 3-2.

    BHS returned to Woodland on Tuesday to complete the game in hopes of winning to advance to the Class AA Lower State title round.

  • LHS Bruins advance in AAAA tennis playoffs

    The Lancaster High tennis team opened the Class AAAA playoffs, taking a 4-3 win over Belton Honea-Path High School on Thursday.

    The Bruins’ No. 1 doubles team of Isaac Thomas and Connor Palmeri prevailed 6-1, 6-4 in straight sets sending the Region III-AAAA champion Bruins to the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.


    Isaac Thomas (L) defeated Jacob Wurst (BHP), 6-2, 6-3.

  • Lady Warriors post playoff win

    Indian Land rolled in its Class AAA playoff opener, taking a 10-0 win over Mid-Carolina High School on Monday night.

    Summer Bishop scored three goals and added an assist to spark the Lady Warriors’ win.

    Kelsey Long netted two goals. Reagan Hunter scored two goals, while Emily Gerdes and C.C. Thompson each tallied a goal and had an assist. Kailee Erwin added a goal for ILHS.

    Emma Thompson posted the shutout.