High School Sports

  • ILHS teams to run in state meet Saturday

    The Indian Land High School boys cross country team qualified for state at the Class AA Upper State meet at Heritage Park in Simpsonville on Saturday, Oct. 29.
    The Indian Land team came in 10th with 257 points.  
    Two Indian Land boys qualified as individuals – junior James Gregory and senior Colton Helms. Gregory came in eighth at 17:20 in the field of 103 runners. Helms was 41st at 18:51.

  • Warriors hold off Jackets to snap losing streak

    Lancaster County’s oldest high school football rivalry ended much the same way many others have in the past – down to the wire.
    Indian Land High School’s Michael Rodriguez recovered a Buford onside kick to help the Warriors edge old foe Buford, 23-21, at IL’s Reservation on Friday night.
    The Warriors, 7-3, 2-3, were able to hold on and post the two-point win over the scrappy Jackets, who dropped a 23-13 loss at BHS to open the season.

  • Lady Warriors rolling through v-ball playoffs

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors blanked Pendleton High School to advance to a Class AA Upper State semifinal volleyball clash with Gilbert High School on Monday night, Oct. 31.
    Results from the Monday game were not available at press time.
    The 17-4 Lady Warriors rolled over the PHS Lady Bulldogs, 3-0 – 25-15, 25-14 and 25-18  – at the ILHS gym Oct. 26.
    “Our blocking was the key in the match,” IL coach Tamara Jacobus said. “We did a good job of controlling the net play.”

  • Girls tennis team falls in first round

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors tennis team lost 4-3 to Bateburg-Leesville High School in the first round of the Upper State AA playoffs Thursday, Oct. 27.
    The team played without its coach, Doug Young, who was absent due to his father’s death.  
    Indian Land’s loss ends its playoff hopes in the team’s second straight trip to the playoffs.
     The Lady Warriors, Region IV-AA champions, won a playoff berth when they beat the Cheraw Lady Braves, 4-3, on Oct. 17.

  • Warriors fall in Battle of the Border

    The most dominating force at the annual Battle of the Border Jamboree at Fort Mill High School’s Bob Jones Stadium was a female – Mother Nature.
    A powerful evening thunderstorm with lightning and heavy rain forced jamboree officials to cancel the majority of the action pitting South Carolina prep teams against their North Carolina counterparts Saturday.
    Only one game was completed, when Harding University High School rallied for a 16-7 win over Indian Land High School.

  • ILHS will see little change in reclassification

    Indian Land High School will see a little change in its region with the latest reclassification plan proposed by the S.C. High School League.
    The plan for Region IV-AA has the Warriors in the region with county foes Buford and Andrew Jackson, along with Central High of Pageland and Cheraw.
    Lee Central High School in Bishopville is slated to move to Class AA Lower State Region 7, which includes Andrews of Georgetown, Kingstree, Lake City, Lake Marion and Timberland.

  • Warriors prep for new season

    County high school football practice is in full swing as the preseason camps, in preparation for the 2011 season, are open with plenty of activity.
    Lancaster and Buford kicked off drills July 29, while Indian Land and Andrew Jackson launched their opening practices Aug. 1.
    Warriors head coach Mike Mayer was pleased with the Indian Land turnout, as IL is working with 60 varsity and junior varsity players in camp.

  • ILHS football practice kicks off

    Indian Land High School kicked off its fall 2011 football practice season Monday, Aug. 1.

    The junior varsity and varsity teams are practicing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 5. Players should report to the field house in the stadium by 7:45 a.m. 
    The Warriors’ opening scrimmage will be Tuesday, Aug. 9, when IL faces Lewisville at 6 p.m.

    Indian Land plays in the annual Battle of the Border at Fort Mill High School on Aug. 13, when ILHS faces the Harding Rams of Charlotte at 5 p.m.

  • Class AA will crown two state football champs at new game site

    Class AA will play its state championship in a new location and have two state football champions instead of one this fall.
    Class AA, which includes three Lancaster County high schools – Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land – will play its state title game at Charlie W. Johnson Memorial Stadium, home of Benedict College in Columbia.
    Previously the Class AA state title game has been held at the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

  • ILHS boys soccer team third in state

    The Indian Land High School soccer teams each earned a final Class AA state ranking for the 2011 season.
    The Warriors, coached by Adam Cole, were rated third in the final Class AA boys soccer poll release May 28 by Kyle Heise of Eurosportscoreboard.com.
    The Lady Warriors, coached by Mark Bonda, earned a No. 8 ranking in the final Class AA girls poll.
    Warriors Upper State runner-up
    The Warriors, who finished 20-5, were the Class AA Upper State runner-up to Gilbert, which edged IL, 3-2, in the Upstate title match at Gilbert High School on May 18.