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High School Sports

  • Jackets' Bufford to play at Newberry

    The Buford High School conference room was crowded with a positive buzz for a Yellow Jackets football ace Friday afternoon.
    There was good reason as BHS star receiver-defensive back Dwayne Bufford, also a stellar student, set his future as family, friends, coaches and school administrators watched with interest.
    Most donned red Newberry College T-shirts in support of Bufford’s choice of the Wolves.

  • Jackets sting Bruins for 7-2 win

    Buford built a 4-0 lead on the way to a 7-2 win over county rival Lancaster High School on Monday night at Doomsday Corner.
    LHS rallied to make it 4-1 after five innings, but the Jackets answered with a pivotal three-run sixth inning to seal the five-run win.
    Jonathan Belk, in five innings of work, was the winner, yielding two hits, three walks and a run. He struck out five LHS batters.
    Logan Deese went two-thirds of an inning and yielded a hit, run and two walks. He fanned two.

  • LHS netters blank Blazers

    Lancaster High School Bruins boys tennis blanked Region III-AAAA opponent Ridge View High School, 7-0 on Thursday.
    The win over the Blazers kept the LHS boys unbeaten on the 2019 tennis season.
    Singles
    • Isaac Thomas (L) defeated Kaleb Phelps (RV), 6-0, 6-0
    • Brevon McKinney (L) defeated Riley Snell (RV), 6-0, 6-1
    • Connor Parman (L) defeated Hari Kumar (RV), 6-0, 6-0
    • Jakob Sapp (L) defeated Ethan Lewis (RV), 6-0, 6-0

  • Simmons to play baseball at Peace

    Jalen Simmons, a Buford High School senior, is excited to continue his journey as a baseball player at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C.
    Simmons was discovered by the William Peace University Pacers coaching staff at an Impact Baseball Camp in January. After attending recruit day at the university and seeing what the university offered academically, Simmons said he decided the school was the place for him in his future.
    The Division III University plays its home games at the USA Baseball Stadium in
    Cary, N.C.

  • BHS’s Blackmon signs with Erskine

    Buford High School senior Alexis Blackmon is set to make her mark as a freshman at Erskine College next spring.
    Blackmon, a veteran member with the BHS cheer squad, is going to be part of a new team at the Due West school.
    Blackmon has signed a scholarship to be part of the Flying Fleet’s first acrobatics and tumbling team.
    She made it official Friday, March 8, signing with the Fleet in the Lancaster County Class AA school’s media center.

  • Lady Bruins look to improve with season

    The 2019 Lancaster High School Lady Bruins softball team has a challenge this season.
    The LHS girls, with a few returnees from the 2018 team, are looking at a building season.
    Lancaster, 17-5 last season, featured a nine-player senior group led by then first-year head coach Erin Walker.
    The Lady Bruins will feature a host of new faces this season following the departure of the senior-laden squad.

  • Jackets ignite, wing Eagles

    Buford ignited for four runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 5-2 comeback road win over previously unbeaten Central of Pageland on Thursday night.
    BHS, down 2-1 in the seventh, tallied four runs to spark the win.
    Dylan Montgomery drilled a two-run double and Jonathan Belk and Brett Sistare rapped RBI hits in the pivotal frame.
    “We had clutch hits to spark the rally,” BHS coach Michael Adams said.
    “This was a big win for our team. I’m proud of our guys.”

  • Rucker salutes Rams unbeaten trio

    Perfection is tough to achieve, but the A.R. Rucker Rams horned in on it not once, not twice, but three times.
    The Rucker Rams sounded the celebration horn on three unbeaten sports teams Wednesday night in the Lancaster middle school’s cafeteria to highlight its ARRMS sports awards for 2018-19.
    The Rams football team posted its first-ever unbeaten season – 7-0 last fall, and the Rucker hoops teams were winter wonders as each went 14-0 this season.

  • LHS golf places 19th

    The Lancaster High School golf team placed 19th in the Bengal Invitational in Blythewood on Tuesday.
    Mason Tucker, ninth overall, led the Bruins with a two-day 143 (71-72).
    Trey Crenshaw shot a 148 (74-74) to finish 24th in the field.
    Simon Wright carded a 149 (73-76) for 26th overall.
    Caleb Griffin had a 218 (117-107) for the Bruins.
    Bishop England of Charleston topped the field with a 596 and Rock Hill was second with a 597 over two days.
    Lancaster opens Region III-AAAA play with a road match with Westwood and Ridge View today.

  • LHS netters top York

    The Lancaster High School Bruins tennis team opened Region III-AAAA play with a tough 4-3 win over the York Cougars on Tuesday.
    “York is always a very tough opponent and it really comes down to just one or two games as to who comes out on top in the match,” LHS coach Ray Sapp said. “The match was tough all the way.”
    Singles
    Isaac Thomas (L) defeated  Blake Williams (Y), 6-3, 6-2
    Brevon McKinney (L) defeated Daniel Good (Y), 6-1, 7-5