http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sports/rss.xml en Ross wins Upstate mat title http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/ross-wins-upstate-mat-title <img src="http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ross_a18y9797color_0.jpg" alt="Indian Land High’s Austin Ross, top, won the Class AAA Upper State wrestling title in the 113-pound class. Ross and six other ILHS grapplers will compete in the state individual finals this weekend in Anderson." title="Indian Land High’s Austin Ross, top, won the Class AAA Upper State wrestling title in the 113-pound class. Ross and six other ILHS grapplers will compete in the state individual finals this weekend in Anderson." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> &ldquo;Austin did a wonderful job on the mat,&rdquo; ILHS coach Leon Boulware said. &ldquo;I was proud of him and all of our guys who moved on.<br /> Razorbacks hold off Warriors http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/razorbacks-hold-warriors <p> WALHALLA &ndash; Indian Land High School&rsquo;s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks&rsquo; gym on Friday, Feb. 16.<br /> 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.<br /> &ldquo;We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn&rsquo;t complete the job,&rdquo; ILHS coach Nate Smith said. &ldquo;Walhalla is a good basketball team, but we battled them to the end.<br /> Warriors sport 4 top seeds for individual Upstate field http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/warriors-sport-4-top-seeds-individual-upstate-field <p> 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.<br /> The Warriors&rsquo; top seeds are Solomon Cortez (106), Austin Ross (113), Xavier Dreese (145) and Kyle Daley (152).<br /> Ross is a defending state champion.<br /> Juan Alejandro, at 126, is a third seed.<br /> The Warriors have two wrestlers seeded fifth &ndash; Weston Nguyen (120) and Alfred Cortez (182).<br /> Warriors win, face Walhalla in second hoops playoff http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/warriors-win-face-walhalla-second-hoops-playoff <p> GREENVILLE &ndash; 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.<br /> 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.<br /> &ldquo;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,&rdquo; ILHS coach Nate Smith said.<br /> Warriors post win, look to playoffs http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/warriors-post-win-look-playoffs <p> The Indian Land Warriors, fine-tuning their focus for what&rsquo;s next, treated their regular-season basketball finale as a playoff game Thursday, Feb. 8, at Fairfield Central.<br /> The approach worked as the Warriors won 69-57 over Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro for a Region IV-AAA hoops split.<br /> &ldquo;We felt the game had a playoff atmosphere and we needed to have a complete game, four quarters of solid basketball,&rdquo; ILHS coach Nate Smith said.<br /> Fairfield Central girls defeat ILHS, 50-27 http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/fairfield-central-girls-defeat-ilhs-50-27 <p> 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.<br /> The Lady Griffins&rsquo; win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.<br /> The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.<br /> The Fairfield Central girls bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.<br /> Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.<br /> The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.<br /> Warriors vs. Warriors http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/warriors-vs-warriors <img src="http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/a18y0297cortez_color.jpg" alt="Indian Land High School wrestler Solomon Cortez pins West Oak’s Guy Mobley in the 106-pound weight class during the Class AAA Upper State championship match at West Oak High on Feb. 7. Cortez made the Warriors’ only pin that night." title="Indian Land High School wrestler Solomon Cortez pins West Oak’s Guy Mobley in the 106-pound weight class during the Class AAA Upper State championship match at West Oak High on Feb. 7. Cortez made the Warriors’ only pin that night." align="left" hspace="6" width="162" height="85" /><p> 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.<br /> The ILHS Warriors, who finished a school-record 27-4, saw their state title run end with the loss.<br /> 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.<br /> Camden spoils ILHS hoops senior night http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/camden-spoils-ilhs-hoops-senior-night <img src="http://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/destin_clark_8712color.jpg" alt="Destin Clark (5) led Indian Land High School&#039;s balanced attack with 14 points on senior night Tuesday, Feb. 6. The Camden High School Bulldogs spoiled the night, though, notching a 60-53 victory. " title="Destin Clark (5) led Indian Land High School&#039;s balanced attack with 14 points on senior night Tuesday, Feb. 6. The Camden High School Bulldogs spoiled the night, though, notching a 60-53 victory. " align="left" hspace="6" width="41" height="85" /><p> Camden High School played the spoiler on Indian Land High School basketball senior night Tuesday, Feb. 6.<br /> The visiting CHS Bulldogs took two from the Warriors in Region IV-AAA hoops play.<br /> The Lady Warriors had a strong finish, but it wasn&rsquo;t enough in a 51-33 loss.<br /> The boys game was tight, but the Bulldogs notched the 60-53 victory.<br /> 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.<br />