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High School Sports

  • Warriors fall to Bruins in opener

    BUFORD – If someone didn’t know differently, they might have doubted the final score after seeing the post-game reaction from opposing coaches in the Indian Land-Lancaster clash at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Friday, Aug. 18.
    The Class AAAA Lancaster High School Bruins, in their second meeting ever with their county rivals from Class AAA Indian Land High School, prevailed in a 21-7 victory over the Warriors.

  • South teams up for Classic win

    BUFORD – The South was once again superior in taking football bragging rights in the annual North-South Classic at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 12.
    The South Carolina football forces – all four Lancaster County squads – teamed for the triumph over the North Carolina schools in the annual prep football scrimmage.
    Indian Land, making the most of its kicking game, edged Parkwood High School, 6-3.

  • Bear Hug Brawl is Saturday

    The Lancaster County junior varsity football teams and cheerleaders take center stage for the sixth annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Jackets Stadium on Saturday, Aug.  19.
    The Bear Hug Brawl is held in memory of the late Seth Muennich, a former BHS Junior Jackets football player, who died in an auto accident near the school in 2011.
    Following a short ceremony, play opens at 10:10 a.m. when jamboree host Buford battles Lancaster High School. Andrew Jackson High School faces Indian Land High School in the second period at 11 a.m.

  • Let’s play some football

    Indian Land High School opened football drills under new Warriors coach Horatio Blades with a late afternoon workout July 28. ILHS followed with a second practice late the next day.
    “We working at 6 p.m. because that’s close to the time we play our games and we’re getting away from the heat of the day,” Blades said.
    Blades said he’s been pleased with the early Warriors sessions.

  • Rodman leads IL track awards

    Indian Land High School star distance runner Kaitlyn Rodman led the ILHS track awards for the 2017 season.
    Rodman, a freshman, paced the Lady Warriors’ honors, earning the girls team MVP.
    Rodman highlighted her season by winning the Class AAA girls 1600-meter state championship with an ILHS school record 5:16.90. In the Class AAA meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac. Rodman also smashed the school record with a third-place finish in the 3200-meter run with an 11:44.10 showing. She posted a sixth-place effort in the girls 800-meter run in 2:32.86.

  • Warriors kick off practice Friday

    Indian Land High School kicks off the Warriors 2017 preseason football practice Friday, July 28, when head coach Horatio Blades will greet his team.
    “We will be practicing at 6 p.m. to try to get away from the heat and get fully adjusted to the time of day we will be playing,” Blades said. “We’re pleased with our summer workouts and how our guys have responded.”

  • Warriors’ spring drills ‘building block’

    Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio “H.B.” Blades said the Warriors’ spring practice in May went well, capped by a scrimmage.
    “We had 10 days to work with our team and we were pleased,” said Blades, who was named the Warriors’ head coach in December, following the resignation of longtime ILHS coach Mike Mayer.
    Mayer, who also resigned as the Warriors’ athletics director, has moved to Class AAAAA Rock Hill High School, where he will coach the Bearcats’ defensive line.

  • New ILHS coach sets high goals

    Indian Land High School has hired a new head volleyball coach. Jim Seidel was recently named as the new coach after former coach Tillie Kerna resigned.
    Kerna resigned earlier this year to move back to Seattle, Wash., with her family. She was head coach at the high school for one year and coached at Indian Land Middle School for three years.

  • CrossRidge honors Lady Warriors soccer team

    INSP and CrossRidge Café hosted the 2017 Class AAA girls soccer state champions, the Lady Warriors, for a complimentary celebration lunch May 24.

    Coach Mark Bonda and Lady Warriors player Abby Curry presented café manager Hillary Collins with a team ball, from that final championship game, signed by all the players. 

    The girls took a break from final exams for the outing. 

    “It was a great time for all of us!” said Melissa Prince, INSP vice president of corporate communications.

  • County duo in all-star match

    Saturday, June 24, marked the final high school match for a pair of Lancaster County participants in the 21st North-South girls all-star soccer match at Anderson’s T.L. Hanna High School.
    Indian Land High School senior midfielder C.C. Thompson and Lancaster High School girls soccer coach Ed Humphrey capped their prep careers with the North team at the annual match, which features the state’s top senior soccer players.
    The North stars and their South counterparts battled to a 1-1 tie all-star match.