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High School Sports

  • Ross wins Upstate mat title

    The Region IV-AAA wrestling champion Indian Land High School Warriors are taking seven wrestlers to the Class AAA individual state mat finals at the Anderson Civic Center this weekend.
    The Warriors, who had 10 ILHS grapplers qualify for the Class AAA Upper State field, were led by 113-pounder Austin Ross, who won the Class AAA Upstate title.
    “Austin did a wonderful job on the mat,” ILHS coach Leon Boulware said. “I was proud of him and all of our guys who moved on.

  • Razorbacks hold off Warriors

    WALHALLA – Indian Land High School’s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks’ gym on Friday, Feb. 16.
    The Warriors, who started slowly, charged in the second half, but fell short in a 63-52 loss to WHS in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.
    “We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn’t complete the job,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said. “Walhalla is a good basketball team, but we battled them to the end.

  • Warriors sport 4 top seeds for individual Upstate field

    Indian Land High School, the Region IV-AAA champion, has four No. 1 seeds heading into the Class AAA Upper State individual wrestling tournament this weekend (Feb. 17-18) at Powdersville High School in Greenville.
    The Warriors’ top seeds are Solomon Cortez (106), Austin Ross (113), Xavier Dreese (145) and Kyle Daley (152).
    Ross is a defending state champion.
    Juan Alejandro, at 126, is a third seed.
    The Warriors have two wrestlers seeded fifth – Weston Nguyen (120) and Alfred Cortez (182).

  • Warriors win, face Walhalla in second hoops playoff

    GREENVILLE – Indian Land went on the road and came home an upset winner to open the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs Tuesday, Feb. 13.
    The third-seeded Warriors, 11-13, used a strong start to take a 62-49 win over Berea, a second seed in the Class AAA Upstate playoffs.
    “In our final regular season game at Fairfield Central, we said it was like a playoff game because it was on the road and we knew we were going to be on the road for the playoffs,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Warriors post win, look to playoffs

    The Indian Land Warriors, fine-tuning their focus for what’s next, treated their regular-season basketball finale as a playoff game Thursday, Feb. 8, at Fairfield Central.
    The approach worked as the Warriors won 69-57 over Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro for a Region IV-AAA hoops split.
    “We felt the game had a playoff atmosphere and we needed to have a complete game, four quarters of solid basketball,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Fairfield Central girls defeat ILHS, 50-27

    Fairfield Central High School started strong on the way to a 50-27 win over the Indian Land High School girls basketball team on Thursday night.
    The Lady Griffins’ win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.
    The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.
    The Fairfield Central girls bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.
    Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.
    The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.

  • Warriors vs. Warriors

    The unbeaten West Oak High School Warriors, 26-0, won the battle of the Warriors in defeating Region IV-AAA champion Indian Land, 49-15, for the Class AAA Upper State championship on Feb. 7 at West Oak.
    The ILHS Warriors, who finished a school-record 27-4, saw their state title run end with the loss.
    West Oak, in the Class AAA state finals for the third time in four years, forged an early lead and stayed in control for the 34-point win.

  • Camden spoils ILHS hoops senior night

    Camden High School played the spoiler on Indian Land High School basketball senior night Tuesday, Feb. 6.
    The visiting CHS Bulldogs took two from the Warriors in Region IV-AAA hoops play.
    The Lady Warriors had a strong finish, but it wasn’t enough in a 51-33 loss.
    The boys game was tight, but the Bulldogs notched the 60-53 victory.
    The Warriors, 9-13, 3-4, rallied from a 12-10 first-period deficit to take a 20-18 lead, but the Bulldogs roared back with three straight treys to forge a 27-20 edge.

  • Warriors in Upstate wrestling final

    Indian Land High School’s wrestlers are Upstate-title round bound.
    The Warriors, 27-3, earned a first-ever bid to the Class AAA Upper State wrestling championship round with a tough 41-24 home win over Crescent High School of Iva on Monday, Feb. 5.
    The Warriors led the entire match, but Crescent kept it close.
    Indian Land, which led by as much as 19 twice during the match, saw its lead shaved to seven, 31-24, but Warriors’ senior heavyweight Dominic Pestano earned a pivotal major decision to give ILHS an insurmountable 35-24 lead and the match.

  • ILHS wins first Upstate mat playoffs

    Indian Land High School launched the Class AAA Upper State wrestling playoffs with a pair of impressive wins. The Warriors, 25-3, rolled over Berea High School of Greenville, 66-15 and Woodruff High School, 64-9.
    Indian Land, as one of the four top seeds in the Class AAA Upper State dual wrestling tournament, hosted the first two rounds Saturday, Feb. 3.
    “We wrestled well and we’re off to a real good start,” said ILHS coach Leon Boulware. “We have to stay consistent.”