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High School Sports

  • IL hoops teams hopeful

    Indian Land High School basketball teams are looking to return to the playoffs this season, but each faces a challenge on the court to accomplish the feat.
    The Lady Warriors, who earned a playoff bid as the runner-up team in region play, are searching for the right combination after losing five seniors off the 2016-17 squad.
    The Warriors, led by veteran coach Nate Smith, have a solid cast, but Smith is looking to find the right mix to reverse Indian Land’s 6-17 mark last season.

  • Warriors top pile at wrestling tournament

    MONROE – The fourth-ranked Indian Land High School wrestling team captured top honors at the Red Hawk Invitational at Monroe High School (N.C.) on Nov. 25.
    The Warriors, with six first-place finishes, topped the 13-team field with 212.5 points.
    Indian Land was led by weight class winners Solomon Cortez (113), Austin Ross (120), Juan Alejandro (132), Kyle Daley (160), Wesley Johnson (170) and Erick Neil (220).

  • Erwin signs with Newberry Wolves
  • ILHS 2-1 in preseason hoops tournament

    Indian Land High School closed out play in the Buford High School Preseason Tournament, posting a 59-49 hoops win over McBee High School on Nov. 20 at BHS.
    The Warriors, who went 2-1 in the tourney, opened the final round, taking the 10-point win over the Panthers.
    Indian Land was 2-0 in the final two sessions, including the victory over McBee.
    Indian Land, up 15-11 after one period, used a 22-14 second-quarter surge to build a 37-25 spread at the break.

  • Loughry makes most of his return

    Indian Land High School senior quarterback David Loughry defied the odds this season.
    Loughry, a three-year starter for the Warriors, wasn’t a lock to be back under center for 2017.
    Loughry suffered a tough injury last season, breaking his femur, the longest and strongest bone in the body.
    Loughry broke the thigh bone in the Warriors’ fifth game last season, and his return time to be back with the Warriors was estimated at 12 months.
    But the determined Loughry made it back in little more than half that time, coming back in seven months.

  • IL’s Makowski played hard

    Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio Blades could count on Warriors senior defensive lineman William Makowski because, as Blades said, he’s accountable.
    “William is one of the best kids I’ve ever been around,” Blades said. “He’s the epitome of a team player and doesn’t make excuses.
    “William has a lot of ‘want to’ in his play,” Blades said.
    Makowski, a four-year member of the ILHS varsity, is in his second season as a starter in the Warriors’ defensive trenches.

  • Sawyer runner-up in state meet

    Indian Land High School sophomore Hannah Sawyer finished second in the girls AAA cross country state meet Saturday, Nov. 4.
    “This is the highest finish ever for a girl in school history for cross country,” IL coach Christopher Cuviello said. “Hannah also made all-state for finishing in the top 15 overall.”
    The ILHS girls team placed fourth in the SCHSL State Championship meet at the Clemson Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.

  • Vikings rush by Warriors, 48-23

    GREENWOOD – Coaches often say the way to win games is to run the ball and stop the run. It was mission accomplished for the Emerald Vikings on Friday, Nov. 3. They held the Indian Land Warriors to -12 yards net rushing, had 49-484 rushing themselves, and between their two best backs – Keshawn Settles and Treshawn Chamberlain – averaged 12.4 yards a carry, and had six touchdowns.
    It all added up to an impressive 48-23 win over Indian Land High School in the opening round of the Class AAA Upper State football playoffs at Emerald High School in Greenwood.

  • Hasty plays in state golf tourney

    Indian Land High School junior golfer Cara Hasty shot a 100 in the Class AAA state tournament Oct. 23-24 at River Falls Golf Club in Duncan. She was 49th out of 108 golfers in the state tourney.
    She qualified at the Upper State AAA tournament Oct. 16 at Greenwood Country Club, shooting a 100 there.
    “Cara has improved her game tremendously and we look forward to her doing well in the state competition and even better next year,” ILHS golf coach Dennis Bivins said.

  • Tri-county coaches honor three ILHS players

    FORT MILL – Indian Land High School’s Jacob Carroll and Jessie Mace earned accolades at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Oct. 17.
    Carroll and Mace aided Indian Land’s 14-6 win over Columbia, which earned the Warriors a Class AAA Upper State playoff bid.
    Carroll ran for 150 yards on 17 carries, an 8.8-yard-per-carry average, and a touchdown to garner the Class A-AA-AAA offensive player of the week.