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High School Sports

  • Warriors win Upstate wrestling title

    Word to the wrestling wise, if you’re going to get the Indian Land Warriors wrestling team – which only a handful of teams have done this season – better get them up top, in the upper weight classes.

  • Warriors in Upstate mat final

    WESTMINISTER – The Indian Land Warriors returned to West Oak High School and earned a measure of mat revenge Feb. 4.
    The ILHS Warriors, who fell, 49-15, to top-rated West Oak High School in the Class AAA Upper State wrestling playoffs last season, turned the mats on the host WOHS Warriors when they posted a 34-30 win.
    “Our guys did their job,” ILHS coach Leon Boulware said. “Since losing that match last season, we’ve been working for this.

  • Creech wins JV state mat title

    Indian Land High School wrestler Clint Creech, who has wrestled some with the Warriors varsity team this season, won the 106-pound junior varsity state title at the Carolina Invitational at Lexington High School on Jan. 19.
    Creech posted a technical fall – 17-2 – over ILHS teammate Drew Endres.
    “I’m proud of both of them and having two wrestlers to compete in the state title round reflects the quality and depth of our wrestling program,” ILHS coach Leon Boulware said.

  • Warriors advance in Upstate tourney

    The Indian Land Warriors advanced to the Class AAA Upper State wrestling semifinals, taking a 41-9 win over the Woodruff Wolverines on Saturday, Feb. 2, at ILHS.
    The win advanced the Warriors to face West Oak of Westminster in the Class AAA Upper State semifinals on Monday, Feb. 4, at WOHS.
    “We had a good effort today,” Indian Land High School wrestling coach Leon Boulware said Saturday. “We got the win and we’re moving on.
    “That’s the key at this stage of the game,” he said.

  • Keenan Raiders sweep up hoops wins over ILHS teams

    The Keenan High School Raiders swept into the Indian Land High School gym and took  a pair of Region IV-AAA basketball wins on Friday night, Feb. 1.
    The Raiders, 24-1, 7-0, rolled to a 98-62 win over ILHS after the Lady Raiders posted a 53-37 win over the ILHS girls, 3-18, 2-4.
    The Raiders took the early lead and cruised to a 36-point win over the Warriors in the nightcap.
    In the girls game, the Lady Warriors battled all the way, but couldn’t overcome the Lady Raiders’ fast start.

  • Indian Land wrestlers win region title

    For the third straight season, the Indian Land High School wrestling team captured a piece of the coveted Region IV-AAA crown.
    Two years ago, ILHS, led by then first-year head coach Leon Boulware, was the region co-champion with Chester.
    On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Warriors won the region tournament outright for the second straight season.
    The Warriors went 4-0 with wins over Chester, 36-33; Camden, 67-12; Fairfield Central, 84-0; and Keenan, 78-6.

  • Warriors third in Patriot Duals

    Indian Land High School, the top-ranked team in Class AAA wrestling by SCMAT, placed third at the Jan. 18 Patriot Duals at J.L. Mann High School in Greenville.
    The Warriors went 5-2 with wins over Ashley Ridge, 40-25; Mauldin, 44-21; Byrnes, 60-6; J.L. Mann, 38-22; and York, 48-24.
    ILHS fell to Rock Hill, 38-23; and Eastside, 57-11. Eastside is ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA, while Rock Hill is rated No. 4 in Class AAAAA wrestling.
    Warriors wrestlers Max Yegge (106) and Weston Nguyen (126) were selected to the all-tournament team.

  • Warriors hoops teams look to postseason

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors, at 3-17, have had a tough season, but they are likely headed to the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs.
    The Lady Warriors, with a second win over Chester High School on Friday, Jan. 25, have put themselves in position to garner a postseason bid with a 55-47 victory.
    The top four teams advance to the playoffs, and the ILHS girls, with their win, are in line to go to the postseason tournament as a fourth seed.
    The Lady Warriors’ win gave ILHS a split after Chester won the boys game, 90-81.

  • Lady Warriors win for hoops split

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors had plenty to celebrate Jan. 23, but for the ILHS boys it was a tough night at the hoop.
    The Warriors, hosting Parkwood High School of Union County, N.C., split with the Rebels.
    The Lady Warriors notched their first home hoops win of the season, taking a 38-31 win over the Lady Rebels.
    The ILHS boys dropped a last-second loss to the PHS boys.
    The Lady Warriors took the early lead and steadily built their margin for the seven-point win.
    IL, up 5-4 after one quarter, owned a 17-15 lead at the half.

  • Warriors top Griffins for first 
region hoops win

    WINNSBORO – The Indian Land Warriors, winless in Region IV-AAA hoops and seeing their Class AAA Upper State postseason hopes possibly slipping away, took court action Jan. 18 at Fairfield Central High School in Winnsboro.
    The Warriors snapped a three-game region skid, taking a 63-57 win over the FCHS Griffins.
    “Going into region play and at 0-3, nobody really gave us a chance, so our guys responded the way we needed to take the win,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said. “We know we are a better team than our record shows.