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High School Sports

  • Yellow Jackets sting Warriors twice

    by Lorie Sellers/For Carolina Gateway
    Host Buford High School notched a pair of basketball wins over county rival Indian Land High School on Dec. 17.
    The BHS Lady Jackets registered a 36-24 win over the Lady Warriors and the BHS boys capped the sweep with a 62-58 win over the Warriors.
    In the opener, the Buford girls took the early edge and stayed in control for the 12-point win.
    The Lady Jackets opened an 11-3 lead after one period and pushed their advantage to 11 at the break, 19-8.

  • IL volleyball ace signs with Erskine

    Indian Land High School senior volleyball player Emily Alanis is going to be part of a history-making sports event at Erskine College.
    Alanis, a star volleyball player for the Lady Warriors, has signed to play with the new Erskine College beach volleyball program.
    Erskine, located in Due West, will begin competing in beach volleyball in spring 2020. The Flying Fleet will compete as an independent member of the NCAA.
    Alanis said she is excited to be a part of Erskine’s start-up program.

  • ILHS basketball teams still looking for first wins

    Indian Land High School dropped a pair of non-region basketball losses at Class AAAAA Fort Mill High School on Friday, Dec. 14.
    The Lady Warriors posted a 48-26 loss to the FMHS Lady Jackets. Fort Mill completed the sweep with an 84-57 win in the boys game.
    Junior guard Destin Clark paced the 0-6 Warriors with a game-high 32 points in the nightcap. Tre Thompson scored 10 points and John Fuso had seven for ILHS.

  • Warriors mat team off to great start

    The Indian Land High School Warriors wrestling team is off to a banner start.
    The Warriors, 8-2 (5-0 against S.C. schools), were true road Warriors in a sweep of Class AAAAA teams on Dec. 5 at Rock Hill High School.
    The Warriors highlighted the sweep with a landmark win over Rock Hill High, a perennial state mat power and the No. 1 team in Class AAAAA.
    The Warriors notched a 38-34 win over the Bearcats, an 18-time state wrestling champion, including the 2018 state crown.

  • ILHS wins 2nd Kersey tourney mat crown

    The host Indian Land Warriors repeated as the champion in the eighth annual Mike Kersey Memorial wrestling tournament at ILHS on Saturday, Dec. 8.
    The Warriors had 16 wrestlers place in the top four or higher, with six ILHS grapplers winning their respective weight class.
    ILHS winner Solomon Cortez earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler Award.
    Drew Endres, Weston Nguyen, Teddy Yarborough, Markeith Drakeford and Raul Neil also won their respective weight classes.

  • Poor shooting plagues ILHS girls

    The Lady Warriors, plagued by poor shooting, dropped a 66-27 loss to Class AAAAA foe Clover High School on Nov. 28.
    “Poor shooting is haunting us,” ILHS coach Paul Richardson said. “In our first four games, the Lady Warriors have been plagued by poor shooting.
    “We have yet to shoot above 25 percent from the field,” he said.
    Richardson said the Lady Warriors are getting good shots.

  • ILHS hoops teams fall twice to AJ Volunteers

    by David Kellin/for Carolina Gateway
    In the second meeting of the Volunteers and Warriors this season, Andrew Jackson High School prevailed for a road sweep at Indian Land High School on Dec. 4.
    The Lady Volunteers scored a four-point win, 45-41 over the Lady Warriors, while the Vols fought hard for a tough 77-67 win.
    The Lady Warriors battled all the way. Defense was key to the fast-moving Indian Land team. The Lady Vols worked to slow down the pace of the game and make good shots.

  • Warriors fall twice to Cavaliers

    Cuthbertson High School cruised to a pair of wins over Indian Land on Friday night, Nov. 30, at CHS in Waxhaw, N.C.
    Cuthbertson posted a 60-34 win over the Lady Warriors in the varsity opener, and a 90-75 win over the Warriors in the nightcap.
    IL girls solid on defense
    The Lady Cavaliers led 22-15 at the half, but they picked up the pace in the second half for the 26-point win.

  • Lady Warriors fall in Battle of the Border tourney

    WAXHAW, N.C. – The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors lost two games in the Battle of the Border basketball tournament held at Marvin Ridge High School.
    The ILHS girls opened play on Nov. 20, falling 28-16 to Marvin Ridge.
    On Nov. 21, the Lady Warriors fell to Cuthbertson High School, 56-7.
    Lady Warriors first-year head coach Paul Richardson said he was encouraged by his team’s play in the first game.
    “It was a decent game until the end when Marvin Ridge pulled away,” Richardson said.

  • Football playoffs over for Warriors

    UNION – The Class AAA second-round playoff game between Indian Land and Union County looked to be a match-up of strength versus strength Nov. 16 at Union County Stadium.
    Indian Land’s defense, particularly against the run, had been strong, giving up just over nine points a game, nine points in region play.
    Union County’s offense is led by its stellar running game, and the Yellow Jackets averaged 46 points a game in their last five tilts.