High School Sports

  • Warriors rally, down Bruins on diamond


    Indian Land High School’s baseball team rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to post a 9-5 comeback win over Lancaster at Doomsday Corner on Wednesday night.

  • Warriors face diamond challenge

    The Indian Land Warriors, coming off one of the most successful baseball seasons in school history with a 22-9 record, are not rebuilding or reloading this spring.
    The Warriors of fifth-year coach Joey Robinson, who were undefeated region champions and finished in the Class AAA final four last spring, will be redefining their own standards as they continue to add value to the Warriors baseball legacy.
    Despite losing eight seniors, ILHS returns six starters from the Warriors’ 2018 banner season.

  • Andrews signs with Patriots track team

    Artiana Andrews is on the move, heading to the next level.
    Andrews, a standout member of the two-time Region IV-AAA champion Indian Land High School girls track team, will continue her education and track career at Francis Marion University in Florence next fall.
    She made it official, signing with the FMU Patriots on Feb. 13 in the ILHS media center.
    “I chose Francis Marion because it is an amazing school with so many opportunities for me with academics and athletics,” Andrews said.

  • Best of 2018: Warriors’ Ross, Davis, Henry top athletes

    Three outstanding Indian Land High School athletes are among The Lancaster News’ Athletes of the Year for 2018.
    ILHS wrestler Austin Ross and fellow ILHS track star Marlin Davis shared The Lancaster News Male Athlete of the Year Award.
    Ross made Warriors wrestling history last season when he became the first Indian Land wrestler to repeat as a state champion.
    Ross, who won the 106-pound state title as a sophomore, won the Class AAA 113-pound state championship at the Anderson Civic Center on Feb. 24, 2018.

  • Best of 2018: Bonda again top coach

    The top honorees for The Lancaster News Coach of the Year are familiar names. A year ago, Mark Bonda and Joe Adams were honored as TLN’s 2017 Coaches of the Year.
    After piloting the Indian Land High girls soccer team to a state title in 2017, Bonda came close to duplicating the state championship, but fell short as the Class AAA state runner-up to girls soccer state power Bishop England. The Lady Bishops captured the girls Class AAA state title with a 3-0 win over the Lady Warriors at Irmo High School on May 12.

  • Best of 2018: ILHS girls soccer top team

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors soccer team and the Lancaster High School Bruins golf team were The Lancaster News’ Most Outstanding Teams for 2018.
    Coach Mark Bonda led Indian Land High School to a return trip to the Class AAA girls state championship soccer match to defend the Lady Warriors Class AAA girls soccer title, but fell short in its quest for repeat state gold at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.

  • Best of 2018: Wilson named scholar-athlete

    Indian Land High School’s Daniella Wilson was one of three county athletes who earned The Lancaster News’ scholar-athlete awards for 2018.
    Wilson, No. 2 in the ILHS class of 2019 with a 4.9 grade point average, is an outstanding softball player. She is a five-time all-region selection and two-time all-state honoree.
    Wilson, the Lady Warriors 2018 Offensive Player of the Year, hit .548, with 35 runs batted in, 21 singles, 22 doubles, six triples and a home run. She has helped the Lady Warriors to consecutive region softball championships.

  • STATE CHAMP: Drakeford wins state mat title

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School junior 160-pounder Markeith Drakeford followed the mat plan all the way to the state championship podium.
    Drakeford, in his first trip to the Class AAA individual state championship tournament, captured the gold with a 6-4 decision over Chester High School’s Ly’ Terrence Mills on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Anderson Civic Center.

  • 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.