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High School Sports

  • Bear Hug Brawl gets ‘Thursday Night Lights’

    For the past six years, junior varsity football teams from the county’s four high school have played a preseason jamboree under a scorching Saturday afternoon sun.
    But no longer.
    The seventh annual Bear Hug Brawl is moving to Thursday night. This year’s jamboree begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at Buford High School Stadium on Tabernacle Road.

  • Mixed results in Warriors’ first football outing

    Indian Land High School football coach Horatio Blades said he had mixed feelings about the Warriors’ opening scrimmage Saturday morning at the ILHS Reservation. The Warriors faced Class AA foe North Central High School of Boonetown in a two-hour session Aug. 4.
    “Overall, I thought it went well,” Blades said. “It was a typical first scrimmage. We executed some things well, but we also made some mistakes.

  • Mixed results in Warriors’ first football outing

    Indian Land High School football coach Horatio Blades said he had mixed feelings about the Warriors’ opening scrimmage Saturday morning at the ILHS Reservation. The Warriors faced Class AA foe North Central High School of Boonetown in a two-hour session Aug. 4.
    “Overall, I thought it went well,” Blades said. “It was a typical first scrimmage. We executed some things well, but we also made some mistakes.

  • Warriors kick off football practice

    Second-year Indian Land High School head football coach Horatio “HB” Blades said he’s pleased with the Warriors’ early practices,  which opened Friday afternoon, July 27.
    ILHS worked again Saturday at the Lancaster County Class AAA school.
    “Practice has gone well,” he said. “I’ve been pleased and don’t have any complaints.
    “The players have come back ready to work.”
    Blades said the ILHS varsity will likely be a 48-man roster.

  • ILHS football team kicks off practice

    Indian Land High School opens its preseason football camp with a two-hour practice at 6 p.m. Friday, July 27, as preseason practice drills open around the state for the 2018 season.
    The Warriors, coming off a 2-8 season, which included a Class AAA Upper State playoff bid, are guided by second-year head coach Horatio “HB” Blades.
    Blades said the Warriors will also practice Saturday, hitting the field at 8 a.m. for a two-hour session.
    Indian Land opens its scrimmage schedule at 6 p.m. Aug. 6, when it hosts North Central.

  • Davis, Henry pace ILHS track awards

    Class AAA individual state track champions Marlin Davis and Leah Henry led the 2018 Indian Land High School track awards.
    Davis, a junior sprinter who garnered the ILHS boys track Most Valuable Player, captured the 200 meters state crown in 21.64 at the Class AAA boys meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac on May 12.
    Davis had a stellar day at the state meet. In the 100 meters, he dashed a 10.70 effort to place second for a silver medal.

  • Richardson to lead Lady Warriors

    Paul Richardson is a coach who has been around the block, and is looking to put the Indian Land Lady Warriors back on main street.
    Richardson, who came to ILHS as the new girls basketball coach, has extensive coaching experience in high school sports.
    Prior to his selection as the Lady Warriors hoops coach, Richardson coached at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, where he was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator in football and a wrestling coach.

  • Edwards to lead Warriors athletics

    For the third time in two years, Indian Land High School has a new athletics director.
    Mike Edwards, who has extensive prep coaching experience in the Charlotte Mecklenburg (N.C.) schools, is the new Warriors’ athletics director.

  • Warriors salute diamond stars

    The Indian Land High School baseball team celebrated its record-breaking season, honoring a host of people who contributed to the Warriors’ 22-9 team this spring.
    The Warriors had four players selected to the All-Region IV-AAA baseball team, led by ace pitcher Nolan Bolt, named the Region IV-AAA Player of the Year for the 2018 season.
    Bolt hit .389 with 27 RBIs and 14 doubles. On the mound, the right-hander was 8-1 with a 0.89 earned-run average.

  • Warriors honor wrestling stars

    Indian Land High School’s Solomon Cortez and Austin Ross earned top honors at the annual Warriors wrestling awards banquet this spring.
    The Warriors, who posted a school-record 27-4 mark, won the Region IV-AAA championship and finished as the Class AAA Upstate runner-up, honored a host of wrestlers.
    Ross, a junior, captured the Class AAA 113-pound state championship after winning the 106-pound weight class as a sophomore.