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High School Sports

  • 2 Warriors sign to play college football

    Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio Blades said the Warriors’ senior duo of JaQuan Snellings and Jiquese Tinsley each have their best football ahead of them.
    Snellings and Tinsley will have more football ahead of them after signing to play in college on Feb. 6 in the ILHS media center.
    Snellings will be playing at Erskine College in Due West, where the Flying Fleet is returning to football after discontinuing  the program in 1951.

  • Drakeford wins Upstate mat title

    Class AAA state team champion Indian Land High School has six wrestlers qualified for the state tournament next weekend at the Anderson Civic Center.
    Markeith Drakeford (40-6, 160) led the Warriors with a first-place finish after going 4-0 on the day at the Upstate tourney at Powdersville High School.
    Drakeford, in the Warriors’ 44-12 state title match to cap the 32-point win over Gilbert High School the week before, posted a 10-0 major decision.
    Weston Nguyen, 41-5, was the runner-up at 126 with a 3-1 showing for the two-day event.

  • Lambert signs with USCL soccer team

    Logan Lambert has played his share of sports at Indian Land High School, but it’s soccer taking him to the next level.
    Lambert, who has competed in cross country, wrestling and football at ILHS, is heading to college to play soccer.
    Lambert, a star student as well, won’t be doing it that far from home after signing with the University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers soccer team.

  • Seneca halts IL hoops hopes

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors had a short stay in the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs, falling to host Seneca High School, 59-21, on Feb. 11.
    The Lady Bobcats, up 15-3 after one period, extended their lead to 33-10 at the break.
    SHS held a 47-11 lead after three periods before taking the 38-point win.
    Junior forward Kristen Falk led the Lady Warriors with nine points. Payton Leiser, Crystal Strother, Allie Floyd, Daniella Wilson and Kayla Senter each scored two points for the Lady Warriors. Gabbi Wilson added one point for ILHS.

  • 14 ILHS wrestlers seek individual state title bids

    Seeds for the individual state wrestling tournaments are on the line this weekend, Feb. 15-16.
    Indian Land High School, fresh off its first Class AAA team state crown last Saturday at Airport High School, will compete in the Class AAA Upper State tournament at Powdersville High School.
    The top four finishes in the state qualifier advance to the state tournament in Anderson next weekend, Feb. 22-23, at the Anderson Civic Center.
    The 35-5 Warriors have 14 wrestlers set for the Class AAA Upstate individual tournament in Greenville.

  • ILHS drops senior night hoops games

    The Warriors’ basketball senior night wasn’t much to celebrate.
    Indian Land High School dropped both ends of their Region IV-AAA varsity doubleheader, falling to Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro on Thursday, Feb. 7.
    The Lady Griffins rolled to a 63-21 win over the Lady Warriors, while the ILHS boys dropped a 92-69 loss to the Griffins.
    In the girls’ game, Fairfield Central started strong, taking a 19-4 lead after one quarter and leading 33-6 at the break.
    The Lady Griffins led 48-12 with a period to play.

  • Warriors win historic state crown

    CAYCE – Indian Land High School’s big wrestling day didn’t start well, but it ended great, so grand it made school history.
    The 35-5 Warriors fell behind early, but finished with a stirring mat flurry to deck Gilbert High School, 44-12, for the Class AAA wrestling state championship at Airport High School in Cayce on Saturday afternoon.
    The No. 2 Warriors’ resounding 32-point win gave ILHS its first-ever boys team state championship in the 92-year history of the Lancaster County high school.

  • State mat champ!

    CAYCE – Hard work yielded coveted hardware for the Indian Land Warriors wrestling team Saturday afternoon at Airport High School in Columbia.
    Indian Land, the Class AAA Upper State champion, captured the state crown with a dominating 44-12 win over Class AAA Lower State champion Gilbert High School.
    The No. 4 Gilbert Indians opened the match with a pin for a 6-0 lead, but the Warriors responded with a resounding 44-6 charge for the 32-point victory with 11 wins in the next 13 weight classes.

  • Warriors win state wrestling championship

    CAYCE – Fittingly at Airport High School in Cayce, the Indian Land High School wrestling team reached its zenith for ILHS male sports.
    Feb. 9, 2019, will go down in Warriors sports annals as a glorious royal blue and gold day as the Warriors rolled to a 44-12 win over Lower State champion Gilbert High School for the Class AAA wrestling state championship.
    Gilbert, which finished 35-9, opened the match with a Grayson Keisler pin at 182, but the determined Warriors won eight straight to take command at 31-6.

  • Warriors win state title over Gilbert 44-12

    CAYCE- Fittingly at Airport High School in Cayce, the Indian Land High

    School wrestling team reached its zenith for ILHS male sports.

    Feb. 9, 2019 will go down in Warriors sports annals as a glorious royal blue and gold day as the Warriors rolled to a 44-12 win over Lower State champion Gilbert High School for the Class AAA wrestling state championship.

    Gilbert, which finished 35-9, opened the match with a Grayson Keisler pin at 182, but the determined Warriors won eight straight to take command at 31-6.