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High School Sports

  • Buford sweeps AJ in volleyball play

    Buford, with a sweep, earned some Region IV-AA volleyball revenge on Thursday in the Jackets gym.

    Buford, which fell to county and region rival Andrew Jackson High School, 3-2 earlier in the prep volleyball season, notched a 3-0 win over the Lady Volunteers on Thursday night.

    Buford prevailed 25-23, 25-8 and 25-20 for the 3-0 victory.

    In the decisive third set of the match, AJ held the early lead before the Lady Jackets rallied for the five-point comeback win to take the victory.

  • South Pointe pounds Indian Land

    Second-ranked South Pointe pounds Indian Land, 52-0. 

  • Jackets ignite, top Vols

    Buford rallied from a 7-all halftime tie to take a 28-7 win over county and region rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at AJHS.

  • York, Chester county players lead Tri-County awards

    RICHBURG – York and Chester county high school football players dominated the weekly awards for the Tri-County Football Coaches Association in week four.

    The Class AAAAA players of the week included three players from Fort Mill High School after the Yellow Jackets defeated Lugoff-Elgin High School, 41-21 to post their first win this season.

    Yellow Jackets running back Sebastian Lach was the offensive player of the week with 211 yards rushing and four touchdowns against the Demons.

  • Jackets’ Varnadore puts it on the line

    Timothy Varnadore loves playing football.

    As one would expect, Varnadore dislikes being away from the action.

    Varnadore, the Jackets’ senior right guard, doesn’t have to worry about being inactive.

    A two-year starter in the Jackets’ offensive line, the 6-2, 210-pounder is in the thick of the action on game night.

    He’s also a part of a defensive line rotation, seeing 15-20 plays a game at end, or tackle.

    Varnadore also plays on three BHS special teams.

  • Pigskin Picks still a tight race for the top

    The Pigskin Picks continues to be a tight race with Sports Editor Robert “How We Luv The Little Rascals” holding a game lead on Eric “The Red” Rowell.

    “Yep, it’s been like that for a few weeks, so something has to give,” Rowell said. “I’m hoping for a change because change is good.”

    Nope Hurricane Florence didn’t blow away the panel as all survived and ready to pick up the pieces and pick on.

  • League extends 2018 prep football regular season

    The 2018 South Carolina high school football regular season now has an additional week.

    The S.C. High School League Executive Committee voted 18-0 on Tuesday to extend the 2018 regular season high school football season to Nov. 2.

    Games postponed last week related to the impact of Hurricane Florence will now be played Nov. 2.

    The S.C. High School League playoffs are now scheduled to begin Nov. 9, instead of Nov. 2 as originally scheduled. The 2018 S.C. high school regular season was scheduled to end Oct. 26 before the changes Tuesday.

  • Jackets battle Vols to highlight prep play

    County bragging rights and position in Region IV-AA play are the stakes as Andrew Jackson and Buford battle to highlight prep football action Friday night.

    The 4-1 Volunteers, coming off their first loss of the season, will be at home to face the rival BHS Yellow Jackets in AJ’s annual homecoming game.

    Buford, fresh off its first win, will be looking to stay unbeaten in region play after taking a 52-27 home win over Chesterfield High School last Wednesday night.

    AJ dropped a 28-17 loss to North Central in Boonetown on Wednesday night.

  • LHS swimmers eighth in Upstate Invitational

    The Lancaster High School swim team placed eighth overall in the Upstate Invitational swim meet held Sept. 8 at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

    The Bruins, in the 16-team field, were eighth overall with 80 points.

    The LHS girls were sixth place in the women’s field with 56 points and the LHS boys placed ninth with 24 points.

    Makenzy Mills led the Lancaster High School girls with a second in the 50 freestyle and she placed third in the 100 backstroke,

  • AJ Volunteers trio saluted

    FORT MILL – A talented trio of Andrew Jackson High School football players earned top honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.

    The Volunteers’ ace threesome included Gavin Phillips, Ryan Hunter and Luke Faulkenberry.

    Phillips was tabbed as the Class A-AAAA Defensive Player of the Week.