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High School Sports

  • Lancaster downs ILHS in opener

    Lancaster High School ignited in the third period to take control on the way to a 35-7 win over the Warriors at the Indian Land High School Reservation on Friday, Aug. 17.
    The Bruins, up 14-7 at the half with a late second-period touchdown, roared for two pivotal third-quarter scores for a 28-7 spread in the victory.
    “That early sequence in the third quarter is big,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said. “We told our players at the half to go out and play hard and finish.”

  • JV Warriors spear 2 jamboree wins

    Indian Land High School came away the lone double winner in the seventh annual Bear Hug Brawl at Buford High School’s Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 16.
    The annual junior varsity football jamboree, sponsored by Seth’s Giving Tree, is played in memory of the late Buford High School junior varsity football player Seth Muennich.
    It was played on a Thursday night for the first time. In previous years, the game has been played on a Saturday.

  • North teams win Kickoff Classic win

    The North forces – four North Carolina high schools – prevailed in the 12th annual North-South Kickoff Classic at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, Aug. 11.
    Buford High School opened the preseason jamboree with a 14-7 win over Northwest Cabarrus High School.
    West Mecklenburg High School evened the score at 21-all with a 14-7 win over Andrew Jackson High School.
    Ardrey Kell High School topped Indian Land High School in a 14-7 win to give the North a 35-28 win.

  • 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.