High School Sports

  • Warriors’ defense delivers win

    by Lee McManus/For Carolina Gateway
    COLUMBIA – The Indian Land Warriors were well-rested, having had a week off, coming into their Thursday, Oct. 12, Region IV-AAA game against the Columbia High School Capitals at Memorial Stadium.
    The Warriors would need every bit of it, particularly the defense, in their hard-fought 14-6 win over the Capitals.
    ILHS, 2-6, 1-2, snapped a four-game losing skid with the win over CHS.

  • County swimmers shine in region meet

    The Lancaster High School swim team posted an outstanding showing in the Region III-AAAA meet in Rock Hill on Oct. 7.
    LHS, which was unbeaten in the regular season, was led by Alaina Houghtaling, Makenzy Mills and Samuel Page, who posted two wins each in the individual competition.
    Single winners included Braydon Powers, Taylor Teague, Charlee Brooke Henry and Tamra Tipton.
    “Our swimmers had some of their best times of the season and that’s important because we’re at the peak of the season,” LHS coach Charles Henry said.

  • IL’s Starcher big on defense for IL

    Nico Starcher is an old new face on the Indian Land High School football team and the ILHS coaches are glad he’s around, if only for a season.
    Starcher, a transfer from Cuthbertson High School in neighboring Union County, N.C., has found a home with the Warriors.
    “I’m glad to be here,” said Starcher, a senior linebacker. “It’s a brotherhood among my teammates and I love our coaches.
    “When I came to Indian Land, I felt welcomed,” he said. “Indian Land is a big family and I love that family atmosphere.

  • Lady Warriors win region cross country meet

    The Lady Warriors won a seven-way cross country region meet Oct. 3 at Lancaster High School.
    The ILHS girls placed first with 27 points. York was second with 79 points, Buford third 82, Lancaster fourth 109, Darlington fifth 122, Great Falls sixth 145, and Lewisville seventh 161.
    ILHS sophomore Kaitlyn Rodman placed first in the meet with a time of 20:15. Lauren Sizemore placed third with a time of 21:53. Mattie-Baile Tripp was fifth at 22:17, Adriana Wilson eighth at 22:41 and Baileigh Sizemore 10th at 22:58.

  • Warriors lose close game to Cyclones

    Lee McManus
    For Carolina Gateway

    The Indian Land Warriors opened region play Friday, Sept. 29, against Class AAA’s fifth-ranked team, the Chester Cyclones.
    The Warriors gave Chester all they could handle and more, losing in the final seconds to the talented Cyclones, 35-34.
    Chester, 6-1, scored the clincher with 13.3 seconds to take the narrow win.

  • Swim team sweeps last home meet

    Staff Reports

    The unbeaten Lancaster High swim team capped its home schedule with a sweep of Richland Northeast, Hartsville and the Governor’s School on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Lancaster County pool.
    The LHS boys and girls teams combined to down RNE, 237-91, Hartsville, 252-25 and the Governor’s School, 233-57.
    In the girls meet, the LHS swimmers topped RNE, 128-38, Hartsville, 128-20, and the Governor’s School, 109-46.
    The LHS boys downed RNE, 109-53, Hartsville, 124-5, and the Governor’s School, 124-11.

  • Falcons soar over Warriors, 31-7

    by Lee McManus/For Carolina Gateway
    On homecoming night, the Indian Land High School Warriors faced a team as desperate for a win as they were, the 1-3 Nation Ford High School Falcons.
    After a scoreless first quarter, the Falcons scored 31 straight points en route to a 31-7 win Friday, Sept. 22.
    The Falcons had a chance to score in the first period, but Ben Tuipolotu was stopped on fourth and one at the 18, ending a 64-yard drive.

  • Big-play Chesterfield Rams blast ILHS, 48-25

    by Lee McManus/for Carolina Gateway
    The Indian Land Warriors were back at home Sept. 15 to face a familiar foe, the unbeaten Chesterfield Rams.
    The Warriors and Rams were in the same Class AA region just two years ago. The No. 7 Rams still looked the same, using their speed and Indian Land’s mistakes, to bolt to a 20-0 lead seven minutes into the game.
    The Rams used big plays to pull away for a 48-25 win at the ILHS Reservation.

  • ILHS girls fourth in cross country opener

    The Indian Land High School girls cross country team started the season strong at the Providence Invitational at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte. 
    The girls team finished fourth out of 23 teams in the girls open race Aug. 26. North Lincoln placed first with 78 points, James Island 98, Marvin Ridge 105, Indian Land 157 and Piedmont 169.
    ILHS sophomore Kaitlyn Rodman led the IL girls team, placing fifth with a time of 20:18.56.

  • Centurions down Warriors

    by Lee McManus/for Carolina Gateway
    The Indian Land High School Warriors keep singing the same song this season.
    The Warriors went toe-to-toe Sept. 8 with host Broome High School, but ultimately succumbed, 27-16, thanks to their own mistakes, Broome’s running game and the Centurions’ defense.
    Broome went three-and-out on their first drive, and things went from bad to worse for the Centurions.