High School Sports

  • Lady Jackets finish fifth in Winborn tourney

    Buford rallied from an opening round loss to post two wins and finish fifth in the annual Y.C. Winborn girls basketball tournament at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.
    The Lady Jackets, after a first-round 60-26 loss to host Rock Hill High, rebounded to down two Class AAAA schools, Lugoff-Elgin High School and Airport High School of Columbia.
    BHS wrapped up fifth place with a 34-30 win over the Airport Lady Eagles.
    Buford, up 14-13 at the half, used a 9-4 third-period surge to take a 23-17 lead going into the final eight minutes.

  • Gregory signs with Bobcats

    INDIAN LAND – High school football has a familiar drill – key work in the summer likely reaps an award come fall.
    For Indian Land High senior football star John Gregory, it worked into a bright future for the Warriors’ two-way ace performer.
    Last summer, Gregory attended a University of Pittsburgh football prospect camp and drew the interest of the Ohio University football coaches. The 6-2, 190-pounder made the OU coaches take notice with a 4.5 40-yard dash and a 4.2 shuttle run.

  • All-county football team ‘O’ generates big stats

    The Lancaster News’ 2017 all-county offense sports its share of big-play performers.
    Buford High School senior quarterback Ryan Moore heads the team.
    Moore, an all-region selection, was named the Jackets’ Best Back for the 2017 season.
    Moore accounted for 2,000 total yards, with 1,400 yards passing. He hit 95-179 passes with 17 touchdowns. Moore ran for 600 yards in 148 carries with eight touchdowns. In his career, Moore accounted for over 4,300 yards and 57 touchdowns.

  • All-county football team defense sports big hitters

    The Lancaster News’ all-county football defense has a rock-solid reputation for big hitters.
    The 2017 TLN defensive unit holds true to form, with the squad loaded with impact players.
    Indian Land High junior Robbie Csuhta, an all-region selection who had more than 100 tackles for the second straight season, racked up 127 total tackles, 84 solos,12 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

  • An elite football trio: Watts, Vincent and McKittrick lead the way

    The story of the 2017 Lancaster County high school football season was the Buford High School Yellow Jackets.
    Buford, coming off a 3-8 season in 2016, reversed the turnover margin and in doing so, flipped its record with a 7-4 finish.
    The Jackets, on their way to their third straight Class AA playoff bid, handed Region IV-AA football champion Lee Central its lone league loss, 28-27.

  • Jackets honor fall sports stars

    BUFORD – Fall’s finest took the maroon and gold spotlight at the annual Buford High School fall sports awards in the BHS cafeteria Monday night.

    Ace athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and competitive cheer were honored for their performances.

    The Buford High football team, which finished 7-4 and earned a third-straight playoff bid, honored senior linebacker Noah Vincent as the Jackets football MVP and Best Linebacker.

  • Watts signs with 49ers

    Markees Watts’ anticipation for a special day ended Wednesday morning in the Lancaster High School media center.

    Watts, a four-year starter for the Bruins, took advantage of the NCAA’s early signing period to sign with the Charlotte 49ers, who had received an oral pledge from him earlier this month.

    “I’m excited,” said Watts as he smiled with his parents, coaches and teachers watching. “I’ve been looking forward to this since my ninth-grade year.”

    Watts has been with the Bruins since his freshman year.

  • Vols wrestlers sweep region quad meet

    The Andrew Jackson High wrestlers, rated third in the latest Class A-AA state poll by SCMAT, swept on the mat, taking a Region IV-AA quad match victory Friday night at rival North Central.

    The Vols, 12-4 on the season, topped the host Knights, 41-31, Cheraw, 49-24 and Chesterfield, 60-18.

    AJ was led by five wrestlers who each posted three wins on the night, including Daniel Barfield (106), Matthew Kirk (113), Dalton Mackey (120), Hunter Haven (160) and Kalab Haven (170).

    Aiden Hinson (132) registered a 2-0 effort.

  • Lady Jackets rebound with win at Great Falls

    GREAT FALLS – The Buford High School girls basketball team, coming off a pair of tough Region IV-AA losses, returned to the hardwood and posted a solid non-region road win over Class A foe Great Falls High School on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets’ 47-21 win gave Buford a split with the Red Devils.

    In the boys game, Great Falls, with a strong finish, took a 63-41 win over the Jackets.

    Buford, in the varsity opener, took an early lead on the Lady Red Devils and steadily stretched the margin to the final 26-point verdict.

  • Watts to play at Charlotte

    Lancaster High School defensive star Markees Watts signs to play with UNC Charlotte on Wednesday morning in the LHS media center. See more details in the Friday edition of The Lancaster News.