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High School Sports

  • Warriors hold off Griffins, earn host playoff bid

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – On a chilly Thursday night, a cold, hard fact hit Region IV-AAA – the Indian Land High School Warriors are in the playoffs as a host team.
    The struggling Fairfield Central Griffins battled Indian Land, who was coming off a big big 20-14 overtime win against No. 6 Camden last week.
    The 5-5 Warriors survived in the end, 13-7, but not before getting all it could handle from the feisty Griffins of Winnsboro.

  • Blazers charge back, belt Bruins

    It wasn’t Lancaster High School’s night.
    The Bruins, in hopes of nailing down a third-place finish in Region III-AAAA play, had the opportunity thwarted in a 45-20 road loss to host Ridge View High School on Thursday night.
    The game was originally set for Friday night, but moved to Thursday with heavy rain in the forecast across the state.
    The reigning Thursday was done by the unbridled Blazers, who rebounded from an early 7-0 deficit to take the 25-point win.

  • DeBruhl returns to lift Vols to win, playoff bid

    Alan Sims
    For The Lancaster News
    BISHOPVILLE – The Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers welcomed the return of junior quarterback Chas DeBruhl, who by coincidence returned to help the Vols return to the Class AA Upper State football playoffs.
    DeBruhl, who had been a spark in AJ’s 4-0 early-season start, came back Thursday night to toss two touchdown passes to help the Vols to a 14-6, Region IV-AA road win over the Lee Central High School Stallions.

  • Jackets jolt Knights, win region crown

    An old football maxim rang true in a new day for the Buford High School football program Thursday night.
    Defense wins championships, and the old line was as strong as the Jackets’ stop unit in a solid 21-0 win over North Central High School at Jackets Stadium.
    The Yellow Jackets’ shutout sealed the Region IV-AA football championship, Buford’s first since the 1997 season and first in Class AA football.

  • Seniors top juniors in LHS powder puff game

    The seniors captured the win in the 10th annual Lancaster High School powder puff game at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 18.
    The seniors topped the juniors, 35-21 after leading 14-7 at the half.
    The LHS seniors struck first as Re’Kia Polk scored on a seven-yard run with 7:50 left in first half for a 7-0 lead.
    The juniors tied the game at 7-all on a 15-yard run by Kiara Roberts with 2:45 in the opening half.
    The seniors responded as Lydia Plyler scored as time expired on a 56-yard run to put seniors up 14-7 at the half.

  • Lady Jackets dash to cross country crown

    The Buford High School girls cross country team is making quite a name for itself.
    The Lady Jackets captured the Region IV-AA championship at Central High School in Pageland on Oct. 16, giving BHS its second region crown in the last three seasons.
    Buford took the 2016 region title.
    Junior Catherine Snuffer placed second in the meet with a time of 25:04.
    Autumn Rollings, a junior, was third in 25:55. Freshman runner Lillian Campbell finished seventh in 26:50.
    Snuffer, Rollings and Campbell were all-region selections.

  • County trio advance in volleyball playoffs

    Three Lancaster County high school teams advanced in the opening round of the state volleyball playoffs on Wednesday.
    Indian Land and Buford, as host teams, moved to second-round play, while AJ, on the road to launch postseason play, advanced.
    The Lady Volunteers, the third-place team in Region IV-AA, rolled to a 3-0 win over host Abbleville. The Lady Vols prevailed 25-14, 25-17 and 25-20 over the Lady Tigers.
    AJ, 10-3, hosts Greer Middle College on Monday at 6 p.m.

  • Tatah goes all out for Bruins

    Much of the success of the 2018 Lancaster High School football season could well be linked to the Bruins’ offensive line.
    Lancaster, 6-3 and playoff-bound, is averaging 29 points a game. The Bruins’ three losses have been to Region IV-AAA champion Chester High School, and York and South Pointe who will battle for the Region III-AAAA title game tonight.

  • County trio opens volleyball playoffs

    Three Lancaster County high school volleyball teams will launch their playoff hopes today as the postseason tournament opens around the state.
    Region III-AAA champion Indian Land, which went unbeaten in region play this season, will host Pendleton in an opening round game today at ILHS at 6 p.m.
    The winner moves on to play the Mid-Carolina vs. Broome winner Monday.
    Buford and Andrew Jackson will also be involved in the Class AA Upper State playoffs today.

  • Eagles soar by Volunteers

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    PAGELAND – The Pageland Central Eagles hosted the Andrew Jackson Volunteers and cruised to a 45-14 win Friday night.
    The Volunteers came into the game needing a win in the final two games to have a chance to play in the playoffs.
    The Eagles got off to a quick start with a Ron Benjamin pick six on the Vols’ pass on the first play of the game.