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High School Sports

  • Warriors salute diamond stars

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School baseball celebrated its record-breaking season, honoring a host of people who contributed to the Warriors’ 22-9 team this spring.

    The Warriors had four players selected to the All-Region IV-AAA baseball team, led by ace pitcher Nolan Bolt, named the Region IV-AAA Player of the Year for the 2018 season.

    Bolt hit .389 with 27 RBIs and 14 doubles. On the mound, the right-hander was 8-1 with an 0.89 earned run average.

  • Piranhas prevail over Camden

    The Lancaster County Piranhas swim team upped its record to 2-0 on the season, taking a 376-167 win over Camden at the Kershaw Pool in Stevens Park on Thursday.

    The Piranhas opened the 2018 season with a home win over Lake Wylie on Monday at the Lancaster County Pool.

    The LC girls outscored Camden, 188-87 and the LC boys outscored the Camden boys, 188-80.

    The Piranhas were paced by a host of swimmers in the 209-point win over the Kershaw County team.

  • CPTC shines in Charlotte meet

    The Columbus Parker Track Club (CPTC) participated in the Charlotte Flights Invitational on May 5 at UNC Charlotte.

    The CPTC took 37 of the 42 athletes for 2018 and they competed against 1,000 athletes.

    This event was a developmental meet with AAU and USAT&F members competing together.

    The meet is a good indication of the talent we have on the team when the athletes do well at this track meet.

    Athletes had to place in the top six to receive an award and below are the winners.

  • Warriors honor wrestling stars

    Indian Land High School’s Solomon Cortez and Austin Ross earned top honors at the annual Warriors wrestling awards banquet earlier this spring.

    Cortez and Ross won the Warrior Wrestler of the Year Award.

    The Warriors, who posted a school-record 27-4 mark and won the Region IV-AAA championship and finished as the Class AAA Upstate runner-up, honored a host of wrestlers.

    Ross, a junior, captured the Class AAA 113-pound state championship after winning the 106-pound weight class as a sophomore.

  • Piranhas pound Gators

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team opened their season rolling to a 374-130 win over the Lake Wylie Gators on Monday.

    The Piranhas will swim at the Kershaw Pool, facing Camden in a non-region meet.

    The Kershaw Pool is located at 200 Close Circle in Kershaw, 29067.

    The Piranhas, who have combined with the Kershaw swim team this season, will swim at the Rock Hill Country Club on June 11 at 5:45 p.m.

    The Piranhas are led by head coach second-year head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who is assisted by Denise Walker and Cami Armbrust.

  • Faile named Class AAAAA baseball player of the year

    A star high school baseball player with a connection to Lancaster has produced a stellar season to cap his prep baseball career.

    John Michael Faile, who graduated this week at Boiling Springs High School in the Spartanburg area, finished his final season of high school baseball with his share of diamond honors for the 2018 season.

    Faile, the son of Lancaster natives Michael and Julie Faile, is the 2018 Class AAAAA Player of the Year as selected by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association.

  • Sports Talk: Cannon’s death rekindles memories of ‘Sugar Blues’

    The recent death of the legendary Billy Cannon rekindled a few memories from that era, the late 1950s to late 1960s.

    Cannon, who died May 20, was quite a player, an ace running back and kick returner at LSU.

    He won the 1959 Heisman Trophy among a host of other honors, which later earned him a place in the LSU Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, not to mention a brilliant pro football career.

  • Rain-plagued Piranhas to open Metrolina League season Monday

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team, plagued by inclement weather over the last week, will look to open its 2018 summer recreation league season Monday with a home meet with Lake Wylie.

    The Piranhas, led by head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, were scheduled to have a practice meet Tuesday, but the meet was canceled due to inclement weather that evening.

    Lancaster traveled to Fort Mill for a non-region meet Thursday afternoon, but only a few relays were completed before a storm canceled the meet.

  • Warriors’ Wilson to play at Queens

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School softball standout Adriana Wilson is going “up the road” to play at the next level.

    Wilson, who played for the ILHS Lady Warriors six years, has signed to play softball at Queens University in neighboring Charlotte.

    “I’m super excited about going to Queens to continue my education and softball career,” Wilson said. “I really like the campus. It’s beautiful, really pretty.

  • Jackets have new hoops coaches

    Buford High School basketball will have two new leaders when the BHS 2018-19 hoops seasons open late next fall.

    The Buford Lady Jackets will have new leadership in Susan Scott, the former Buford Middle School girls basketball coach.

    The BHS boys will have a new court leader in coach Jamaal Brown.

    Scott replaces T.J. Armbrust, who led the Lady Jackets for 10 seasons, but yielded his coaching duties to devote more time to his family.