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High School Sports

  • Lady Jackets looking for stellar season

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets made a strong run in the Class AA Upper State softball playoffs last spring and they look to do the same this season.
    BHS, led by sixth-year head coach Lael Allen, has her share of experienced players and key returnees from the 17-10 team of 2018 to make a strong postseason run.
    Buford has started well, sporting a 5-1 mark entering the week.
    Pitching plays a key role, and Buford will look to sophomore hurler Yancey Dingler to do well in the circle.

  • Warriors face challenge in repeating diamond success

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors, coming off one of the most successful baseball seasons in school history with a 22-9 record, are not rebuilding or reloading this spring.
    The Warriors of fifth-year coach Joey Robinson, who were undefeated region champions and finished in the Class AAA final four last spring, will be redefining their own standards as they continue to add value to the Warriors baseball legacy.
    ILHS, despite losing eight seniors, return six everyday players from the Warriors’ 2018 banner season.

  • Moore to play volleyball at USC Salkehatchie

    INDIAN LAND – From Warrior to Indian, Indian Land High School volleyball ace Sarah Moore is liking and making the transition to college volleyball.
    Moore, the 2018 Lady Warriors volleyball co-captain and MVP, is headed to the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie to play for the Indians.
    Moore visited USCS in mid-January and the trip south was all it took.

  • LHS golfers open with win

    The Lancaster High School golf team, the defending Class AAAA state champion, opened its 2019 season with a three-shot win over CATA – Central Academy of Technology & Arts in Union County, N.C., on Thursday at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    Lancaster, led by coach Joe Adams, shot a 163 to the CATA Cougars’ 166.
    Mason Tucker led the Bruins with a 35. Simon Wright and Troy Crenshaw each carded a 36 for LHS. Caleb Griffin shot a 56.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ

    The Buford High School Lady Jackets improved to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in Region IV-AA girls soccer with a 3-0 road win over defending region girls soccer champion Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday night.
    The Lady Jackets took a 1-0 halftime lead as center midfielder Isabella Jones, on the first of two goals, tallied.
    In the second half, Buford High first-year soccer player Sophie Ribelin, off a Chaney Smith assist, scored her first career goal for the Lady Jackets.
    Jones, on a six-yard shot, put BHS up 3-0 with her second goal of the night.

  • Vols jolt Jackets in home win

    KERSHAW – The third-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers exploded for 11 runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 17-3 baseball win over Region IV-AA rival Buford High School at the AJ field on Thursday night.
    The game was originally slated for Friday night at AJ, but moved ahead a day due to expected rain in the area Friday.
    The Vols, 2-0 in region play, rapped 11 hits in the 14-run win, which was halted in the top of the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
    AJ ripped North Central, 12-0 to open region play earlier in the week.

  • Lady Jackets booters beat Lewisville

    The Buford High School girls soccer team opened Region IV-AA play  play Tuesday night when the Lady Jackets topped Lewisville, 5-1 at the Lions’ field in Chester County.
    BHS’s Kalyn Stroud scored the first goal four minutes into the match. Lewisville tied the match in the 14th minute.
    Peyton Deese scored in the 23rd minute to put Buford ahead. In the second half, Marisa King scored two goals and Emma Larson added one to give the Jackets the 5-1 win.
    Buford played at AJ on Thursday night.
    Lady Warriors win

  • Sports Talk: AJ’s body of work was all about Vols pride

    The body of work is a term often heard this time of year, March Madness.
    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers basketball team experienced the hoops postseason wonderment, making a landmark run to the Class AA state title game.
    The Vols’ drive didn’t end the way they wanted, falling to a talented and top-rated Gray Collegiate Academy team in the state championship basketball game, 79-38 last Saturday at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.

  • Vols open region play routing Knights

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened Region IV-AA play, rolling to a 12-0 win over North Central High School at home Tuesday night.
    Brett Percival and Colby Jackson combined on a one-hitter in the AJ win.
    Percival, the winner, went three innings and fanned eight Knights.
    Percival allowed no hits and two walks.
    Percival aided his cause with a three-run homer and a walk.
    Jackson, in an inning of work, whiffed three and allowed the lone Knights hit.

  • Green signs with Lancers

    Outside the rain poured and the day was gray, but on the inside in the Lancaster High School conference room, the mood was much brighter.
    Most of those in attendance donned special T-shirts in celebration of LHS senior soccer player Mason Green’s big moment – his signing day – March 1, 2019.
    Green, a four-year member of the Lancaster High School boys soccer team, was sporting a smile as he signed the scholarship to set the course of his future.
    Green signed with the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.