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High School Sports

  • Warriors trounce Tigers, 29-14

    Indian Land High School’s Reservation was electrified in the second half of the Warriors’ Class AAA Upper State first-round home game with Crescent High School of Iva on Thursday, Nov. 8.
    The game had been scheduled for Friday, but was moved ahead due to expected heavy rain.
    In the second half, the Warriors, down 7-6 to upset-minded Crescent, went on the warpath to take control on the way to a 29-14 win over the Tigers.

  • Ressalam makes pivotal move to center

    Indian Land High School senior offensive lineman Christian Ressalam is the transition within the Warriors’ 2018 transformation.
    Ressalam, who has played tackle and guard on the offensive line during his three-year ILHS football career, made the move to center for his senior season.
    Ressalam’s move was necessary after Michael Csuhta was injured and lost for the season.
    That’s when Ressalam made the pivotal switch to center.

  • ILHS teams place 11th in state meet

    The Indian Land High School cross country teams both placed 11th out of 20 teams in the AAA state championship meet Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Clemson Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.

  • Lady Warriors fall in 2nd playoff match

    Defending Class AAA Upper State volleyball champion Powdersville survived a court battle with Upstate upstart Indian Land High School to advance to the Class AAA Upper State title match.
    Host Powdersville prevailed 3-1, 25-21, 25-20, 22-25 and 25-18 to move on to face Chapman High School on Nov. 5. Chapman advanced with a 3-0 win over Woodruff High School on Oct. 31.
    Chapman will host the Class AAA Upper State title match, with the winner advancing to face the winner of the Bishop England vs. Battery Creek match for the Class AAA Lower State title.

  • Warriors hold off Griffins, 13-7

    On a chilly Thursday night, a cold, hard fact hit Region IV-AAA – the Indian Land Warriors are in the playoffs as a host team.
    The struggling Fairfield Central High School Griffins battled Indian Land, which was coming off its big 20-14 overtime win against No. 6 Camden last week.
    The 5-5 Warriors survived in the end, 13-7, but not before getting all it could handle from the feisty Griffins of Winnsboro.
    The Warriors put together their best, longest drive of the season behind Jiquese Tinsley.

  • ILHS girls advance in volleyball playoffs

    Three Lancaster County high school teams advanced in the opening round of the state volleyball playoffs Oct. 24.
    Indian Land and Buford, as host teams, moved to second-round play, while AJ, on the road to launch postseason play, advanced.
    The Region IV-AAA champion Indian Land Lady Warriors advanced with a 3-0 home win over Pendleton High School last week, winning 25-17, 25-13 and 25-23.

  • League extends 2018 prep football regular season

    The 2018 South Carolina high school football regular season now has an additional week.

    The S.C. High School League Executive Committee voted 18-0 on Sept. 18 to extend the 2018 regular season high school football season to Nov. 2.

    Games postponed last week related to the impact of Hurricane Florence will now be played Nov. 2.

  • Warriors deck No. 6 Bulldogs

    CAMDEN – If you think of Friday night’s football game between Indian Land and Camden high schools as a boxing match, your scorecard would look something like this: sixth-ranked Camden won the early rounds, landing two huge punches, though Indian Land did counterpunch.
    In the middle rounds, Indian Land steadied itself, thanks to good defense, giving them a chance to rally and land the decisive blow in overtime, winning 20-14 over the Bulldogs.

  • ILHS runners win region titles

    by Christopher Cuviello/Special to Carolina Gateway
    Indian Land High School’s cross country teams won both the girls and boys Region IV AAA championships Oct. 17 at Camden Historic Park.
    The Lady Warriors placed first with a score of 15 points to win their third straight Region IV AAA championship title and eighth straight region title overall. Camden placed second with 45 points and Chester third with 85 points.

  • IL’s Yarborough a ‘team-first’ player

    To say Indian Land High School senior offensive lineman Nick Yarborough is a “good teammate,” is akin to an arrow in the bull’s eye.
    Warriors head coach Horatio Blades is on target as well.
    “No doubt about it, you would like to have more players like Nick,” Blades said. “Nick is all about the team and he will be there for his team.
    “Give me more Nick Yarboroughs,” Blades said.
    Yarborough said it’s a simple approach.