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High School Sports

  • Bruins fall to West Meck

    CHESTER – Lancaster dropped a 14-7 loss to West Mecklenburg High School of Charlotte in the Chester County Jamboree on Friday night at Chester High School.

    The Hawks, with the big play, struck for a 14-0 lead and held on for the seven-point win.

    A LHS fumble led to the Hawks’ first score.

    A snap after the turnover, West Meck quarterback Preston Brown heaved a 55-yard pass to Khafre Brown at the Bruins’ 10.

    Four plays later, Jamari Taylor scored on a two-yard run.

  • Jackets, Vols fall in Camden jamboree

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CAMDEN – The Buford Yellow dropped a 19-0 loss to Class AAAA foe Westwood High School of Blythewood in the Camden Shrine Jamboree on Friday night. The Redhawks took an early lead with a touchdown and a recovered fumble for a touchdown. The teams were balanced in choices of plays, splitting equally between runs and passes.

  • North take Classic win

    The North forces – four North Carolina high schools – prevailed in the 12th annual North-South Kickoff Classic at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.

    Buford, in the scrimmage, opened with a 14-7 win over Northwest Cabarrus and Weck Mecklenburg evened the score at 21-all with a 14-7 win over Andrew Jackson.

    Ardrey Kell topped Indian Land in a 14-7 win to give the North a 35-28 win.

    Lancaster and South Mecklenburg battled to a scoreless draw to cap the action.

  • Teams focusing on jamboree play

    Lancaster County high schools’ football focus will center on jamboree play tonight and Saturday.

    Three Lancaster County prep teams will be in action at two different sites tonight.

    Lancaster will play in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School, where the Bruins will battle West Mecklenburg High School of Charlotte at 7 p.m.

    Play opens with Lewisville battling Great Falls High School at 6 p.m. The 8 p.m. nightcap has the host Cyclones meeting Hough High School of Cornelius, N.C.

  • Teams picking up pace with scrimmages

    Lancaster County high school football teams are learning more about their squads as they compete in scrimmages this week.

    Teams have completed two scrimmages, or are working toward a second clash this week.

    Host Lancaster and Buford tangled in a controlled scrimmage Monday at Memorial Stadium.

    “I thought it went well,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said. “At the start, we were sluggish, but picked up the pace.

  • Scott pleased with Lady Jackets camp play

    New Buford High School girls basketball coach Susan Scott is encouraged with her team.

    The Lady Yellow Jackets participated in the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) camp held June 29-30 at Lander University in Greenwood.

    On the court, the Lady Jackets went 3-2, with wins over Laurens Academy, Easley High School and Chapman High School.

    Scott said the Lady Jackets fell to Westside High School of Anderson and Woodruff.

  • Collins likes LHS scrimmage start

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High School fifth-year head coach Bobby Collins said he was pleased with the Bruins following their opening scrimmage at District Three Stadium in Rock Hill on Thursday morning.

    The two-hour session opened with the Bruins meeting host Northwestern High School of Rock Hill.

    LHS, coming off a 3-7 finish last season, also battled Blythewood High School and Woodmont High School of Piedmont.

  • Teams gearing for new season

    County high school football teams will be getting physical as they don full pads for the first time in the preseason today.

    Teams opened drills Friday and have been working since to prepare for the season openers Aug. 17. Teams added shoulder pads and helmets to open the week before going into full gear today.

    • Lancaster High School has 75-80 players in camp.

    “That is a good number, but we would like to have more,” LHS fifth-year head coach Bobby Collins said. “Our practices have gone well and our players have responded well.

  • Howell leads Lady Jackets hoops honors

    Senior guard Payton Howell headed the Buford High School Lady Yellow Jackets’ basketball awards for the 2017-18 season.

    Howell, who averaged 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds a game for the BHS girls, was named the team’s MVP. 

    Howell also averaged 4.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game for the 12-11 Lady Jackets. Buford, 6-6 in region play, earned a Class AA Upper State playoff bid.

    She was selected to play in the annual North-South All-Star game in Lexington. Howell was a Class AA all-state pick and named to the all-region team.

  • Davis, Henry pace ILHS track awards

    Class AAA individual state track champions Marlin Davis and Leah Henry led the 2018 Indian Land High School track awards.
    Davis, a junior sprinter who garnered the ILHS boys track MVP, captured the 200 meters state crown in 21.64 at the Class AAA boys meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on May 12.
    Davis had a stellar day at the state meet. In the 100 meters, he dashed a 10.70 effort to place second for a silver medal.
    Davis was also fourth in the 400-meter dash, posting a 49.46, followed by teammate Coby Hall in fifth with a 50.99 finish.