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Indian Land senior handles battles in games, life

Melton likes, takes hits

By Robert Howey

INDIAN LAND – The 2016 Indian Land High School football season hasn’t been what the Warriors’ envisioned as their first season in Class AAA football.
ILHS senior Drew Melton knows first hand.
The six-foot, 182-pound senior, who plays defensive back and wide receiver, sees past the 2-8 record.
The team, the fourth seed in five-team Region IV-AAA, is headed for the Class AAA Upper playoffs.


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Former LHS standout to guide LR basketball

Gaither to lead Diamonds hoops

By The Staff

Caleb Gaither’s first job as a high school boys basketball head coach comes at one of state’s tradition-rich hoops programs.
Gaither, 30, is the new boys head basketball coach at Lower Richland High School in the Hopkins area  of Columbia.
“I’m excited,” said Gaither, a former Lancaster Bruins three-sport performer at LHS where he played football, basketball and baseball. “Lower Richland is one of those dream jobs.
“They have a great tradition and LR is very passionate about basketball,” he said.


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Lady Warriors post region title tennis season

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Lady Knights to face St. Joseph’s for volleyball title

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Buford cheer squad wins region

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LHS holds on to top RNE for playoff berth

Bruins survive Cavs, advance

PONTIAC – The Lancaster Bruins, by the skin of their claws, are in the Class AAAA Upper State football playoffs.
LHS, 5-5, 2-3, held off hard-charging Richland Northeast to edge the Cavaliers, 28-26 on Thursday night at Harry Parone Stadium in Pontiac.
The Bruins’ two-point win sends LHS, the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, to Belton-Honea Path to battle the 9-1 Bears on Nov. 18.
Lancaster earned its bid to the postseason, surviving a frantic finish to end the tight game.


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IL teams strong in AAA Upstate field

Warriors set for state cross country field

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The Indian Land High School cross country teams finished in the top 10 at the Class AAA Upper State meet held Oct. 29, qualifying them for the state championship meet.
The IL girls cross country team finished third out of 13 teams at the Upper State qualifier at Woodmont High School in Piedmont.
The IL Warriors’ boys team finished  seventh out of 18 teams at the Upstate meet.
The top 10  teams qualified for the state championship meet Saturday  at the Sandhills Clemson Research Center in Columbia.


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Bruins cross country

LHS set for state meet

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The Lancaster High School girls and boys cross country teams have qualified for the Class AAAA state meet Saturday at Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
LHS coach Josh Pauling said the last few weeks have been exciting for Bruins’ cross country program.
In the Region III-AAAA championship cross country meet, Alex Quevedo and Sydney Cauthen made the all-region team finishing third and and fifth, respectively Oct. 20.
For both runners, this feat marks the third straight year earning  the distinction.


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Parents group demanded his ouster

Mayer resigns as ILHS football coach

By Robert Howey

Days after a group of parents demanded that he be fired, citing his losing record and his treatment of players, Mike Mayer has resigned as Indian Land High School's head football coach.
"After 16 years of spending more time with other people's children than with my own, I have decided to resign as head football coach...," Mayer wrote in a Wednesday letter to ILHS Principal David Shamble. "I feel stepping down is in the best interest of the student athletes, myself and my family.


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Vols star honored again

AJ’s Haven leads Tri-County honors

By Robert Howey

FORT MILL –  Three Lancaster County high school football players were honored for their week 10 play at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill on Tuesday.
Andrew Jackson’s Dalton “Tex” Haven was selected as the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A teams) Offensive Player of the Week for his play in AJ’s 33-7 road win over county rival Buford.
Lancaster High School’s Fred Reid, a junior, was named the Division I (Class AAAA-AAAAA schools) Offensive Lineman of the Week.


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