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High School Sports

  • Wildcats surge early in win over Buford

    GAFFNEY – Buford High School started the 2018 football season on the road Friday night and had a tough go, taking a 45-22 thumping by the Blacksburg Wildcats.

    Buford, playing at the old Reservation in Gaffney, former home of the perennial state football powerhouse Gaffney Indians, couldn’t keep pace with the bruising Wildcats’ offensive attack.

    The Cats pounded out 300 yards on the ground against the Buford defense, and Cats quarterback Trayshon Peeler added another 100 yards through the air.

  • Volunteers roll in win over McBee

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    KERSHAW  – Andrew Jackson High School took to the field to win, and in the Friday night season opener against the McBee High School Panthers, the host Volunteers did just that.

    The Vols dominated the game for the 45-3 win over the Class A Panthers.

  • Bruins ignite, down Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster, locked in a tight battle with rival Indian Land, ignited in the third period to take control on the way to a 35-7 win over the Warriors at the ILHS Reservation on Friday night.

    The Bruins, up 14-7 at the half with a late second-period touchdown, roared for two pivotal third-quarter scores for a 28-7 spread on the way to the victory.

  • Shamrocks roll to 44-18 win over Lions

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – Lewisville’s opening game of the season literally could not have gotten off to a better start, or worst ending.

    The Lions scored a touchdown on the first play of 2018, but miscues, a number of players on the shelf with injuries and big plays by Eau Claire led to a 44-18 LHS home loss Thursday night.

  • Bear Hug Brawl: Junior Warriors spear two wins

    Indian Land came away the lone double winner in the seventh annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Stadium on Thursday night.

    The annual junior varsity football jamboree, sponsored by Seth’s Giving Tree is played in memory of the late Buford High School junior varsity football player Seth Muennich. It was played on a Thursday night for the first time.

    In previous years, the game has been played on a Saturday.

  • Bruins ignite, down Warriors

    Lancaster, up 14-7 at the half, ignited in the second half on the way to a 35-7 win over county rival Indian Land on Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.

  • Vols pound Panthers

    Andrew Jackson opened its season in a big way, rolling to a 45-3 home win over Class A foe McBee on Friday night.

  • 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.