High School Sports

  • Truesdale falls short in state tourney

    Indian Land High junior wrestler Rondreas Truesdale’s quest for a Class A-AA 160-pound state title fell short in a tough loss on Saturday at Anderson Convention Center.
    Truesdale, who won the 160-pound Upper State title the previous weekend at Crescent High School in Iva, dropped a tough 3-2 overtime loss to Marion’s Dondre Ethridge.
    Ethridge snapped a 2-all tie late in the overtime period with a crucial escape for the one-point win and the state title.

  • Warriors falter in Upper State game

    As dusk fell outside the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville late Saturday afternoon, inside the massive arena Indian Land High School Warriors’ bright basketball season flickered to a tough close.
    Defending Class AA state basketball champion Keenan High School, bidding for another shining March moment, was brilliant in a 65-36 win over IL.
    The Raiders’ glowing 29-point win gave the Columbia area team a second straight Upper State championship and a bid for the Class AA state title game opposite Lower State champion Mullins High School on Saturday.

  • Warriors slip by Shamrocks to win Upper State berth

    By Eric Rowell and Robert Howey

    For Indian Land High School sophomore Marty Cauthen, practice makes perfect.
    Cauthen was flawless in the clutch for his only points of the Warriors’ thrilling 61-58 win over Eau Claire High School in the Class AA Upper State semifinals at the rocking ILHS gym Wednesday night.
    “I just let it flow, just like in practice,” said Cauthen of his pressure-packed pair of points.
    “I make them in practice and I just imagined it was practice.”

  • Truesdale wins Upper State mat title

    A year ago, an Indian Land high school wrestler captured an individual state championship at the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament.
    Chances are favorable for a repeat performance this winter. A year after IL’s Trevor Jones won a state title, the Warriors’ Rondreas Truesdale is in line for a repeat mat feat.
    Truesdale captured a Class A-AA Upper State individual title in the 160-pound weight class Saturday at Crescent High School.
    Truesdale, 34-6 for the season, went 5-0 with a first-period pin to cap his Upstate crown.

  • Warriors rout Wolverines, 81-67

    Home’s been nothing but net – hardwood  success – for the Indian Land High School Warriors this season.
    The Warriors hope to keep it going one more time this season as they host Eau Claire in the third round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 23.
    A third straight postseason home victory will move the Warriors to a coveted bid to play for the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Saturday.

  • Warriors clip Capitols in first Upper State playoff

    After falling to Lee Central High School in a special one-game playoff to decide the Region IV-AA boys champion a week ago, Indian Land High School coach Nate Smith said the Warriors had something to prove.
    The Warriors, 15-8. proved they belong as IL finished strong in a 93-77 win over Columbia High School in the opening round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs Wednesday, Feb. 16.
    Columbia, the III-AA third-place team, battled the Warriors to a 53-47 game after three periods with IL on top.

  • Eau Claire ousts IL girls from hoops playoffs

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors had an early exit from the 2011 Class AA Upper State playoffs, falling to Eau Claire in Columbia on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
    The IL girls trailed 14-6 after the opening period and were down 29-19 at the half.
    The EC Lady Shamrocks turned up the defensive pressure in the second half, when they outscored IL, 25-11, to post the 54-30 victory.
    EC outscored the Lady Warriors 11-4 in the third period to forge a 40-23 lead.

  • Williams to play for Presbyterian College

    Indian Land High School football standout Breyon Williams came all the way back to take his game to the next level.
    Williams rebounded from an injury-plagued junior season to produce a stellar senior campaign in leading the Warriors to a 9-2 mark, a Class AA Upper State playoff berth and a No. 6 ranking in the Max Preps S.C. Class AA state rankings.
    Williams’ play earned him recognition and the chance to play college football, signing with Presbyterian College.

  • Stallions dash IL hoops hopes

    By Dylan Knight/for Carolina Gateway
    Lee Central High School was able to gain the early edge and stay on top to clinch the Region IV-AA boys basketball championship with a 67-63 win over Indian Land High School in a special play-off game Friday, Feb. 11, at North Central High School.
    The Warriors, who finished as the region runner-up, battled the Stallions to the wire, but couldn’t gain the lead.
    Lee Central owned a 56-54 edge with a minute to go and held on with key foul shots.

  • Warriors swat Jackets in hoops twin set

    Indian Land High School's basketball teams were impressive in a sweep of Conference IV-AA and county rival Buford High School on Thursday night, Feb. 10, at home.
    The Lady Warriors rolled to a 58-33 win over the Lady Jackets and the IL boys cruised to an 82-55 victory over the Jackets.
    Indian Land held a 22-14 lead at the end of one period and extended the IL edge to 39-26 at the break.
    The Warriors forged a 64-42 lead on a 25-16 run.