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High School Sports

  • Bonda leaving as Lady Warriors soccer coach

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School girls soccer coach Mark Bonda, who has built the Lady Warriors into a Class AAA state power, is leaving his post after 12 seasons leading the ILHS girls soccer program.
    Bonda, 36, has announced his retirement as the Lady Warriors’ soccer coach.
    Bonda, and his wife Lisa had a daughter, Harlow, earlier this year, and he wants to devote more time to his family.

  • Warriors edge Seneca for Class AAA Upstate title bid

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The Indian Land Warriors made the most of a lone goal to edge Seneca High School, 1-0 on Saturday and advance to the Class AAA Upper State title soccer match with Pendleton High School on Tuesday night.
    ILHS’s Brandon Sanchez tallied in the 26th minute and the Warriors made it stand in their 1-0 win over the host SHS Bobcats.
    Addison Guild had an assist on the Sanchez goal.
    ILHS keeper Gabe Burris had four saves in the Warriors’ shutout.

  • Rotary Club 5K race set May 18

    Lancaster Rotary Club is partnering with Lancaster Runs to host a 5k Race for Charity on May 18.
    Net proceeds from the race fund service projects in the Lancaster community. While the specific recipients of this year's funds have not yet been determined, Lancaster Rotary Club's board of directors has elected to support the most vulnerable members of our community through youth and seniors-related projects.
    The Tot Trot is at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K run and walk at 8.

  • Warriors advance six to Class AAA state track field

    Six Indian Land High School track athletes – two girls and four boys – have qualified for the Class AAA state meet after competing in the Class AAA Upper State meet at Seneca High School.
    In the girls meet, Leah Henry and London Johnson each finished second in their events.
    Henry had a 16-11.5 in the long jump, while Johnson heaved the shot 34-0.50.
    The Warriors are sending four athletes to the Class AAA state field.

  • Coats to lead LHS swim team

    Jordan Coats will lead the Lancaster High School swim team.
    Coats, a Kershaw native, has been named as the coach, replacing coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who is moving from the area. Sanchez-Gelpke led the LHS swim team for one season.
    Coats, 26, will be assisted by veteran aide Denise Walker.
    “This is a very good program and we want to keep that going,” Coats said. “I’m looking forward to working with the swimmers and parents.”
    Coats is 2011 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School.

  • Vols top Cavaliers in soccer playoffs

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers soccer team built a 3-1 halftime lead on the way to a 4-2 win over Christ Church Episcopal School of Greenville on Thursday night at Volunteer Stadium.
    The Vols, 18-3-1, were led by Mason McKittrick and Jared Truesdale, who scored two goals each in the AJ victory.

  • Lady Jackets prevail on PKs

    Buford High School’s Isabella Jones, Marisa King and Chaney Smith converted on decisive penalty kicks to give the Lady Jackets a landmark 3-2 penalty kicks win over Landrum High School on Wednesday night at Jackets Stadium.
    Regulation ended in a 1-1 tie and each team scored in the two 10-minute overtimes to deadlock the match at 2-all.
    Then, the tight match went to penalty kicks with Jones, who scored a goal and had an assist in regulation, scoring along with King and Smith.

  • Belk leads LHS region track effort

    Lancaster High School’s Tierra Belk led the Lady Bruins effort in the Region III-AAAA track meet at York High School on April 25.
    Belk, who tallied 22 points, won the triple jump and placed third in the 100- and 200-meter dash. She also ran a leg on the girls 4 x 100 relay, which included Ya’dynasty Douglas, Mahongany Perry and Rekia Polk.
    Polk, a senior who scored 12 points in the individual events, was second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump.

  • Lady Warriors capture region title

    The Indian Land girls captured the Region IV-AAA track crown and the ILHS boys were a close second at the region meet in Camden on April 24.
    The Lady Warriors topped a five-team field with 124.5 points to finish ahead Fairfield Central 82, host Camden 77.5 points, Keenan 24 points and Chester with 19 points.
    In the boys meet, Keenan High School of Columbia edged the Warriors 92-91 in a tight finish. Fairfield Central tallied 76 points to take third, with Chester 41 points and Camden 40 points rounding out the boys field.

  • Lady Warriors rebound, win District IV title

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Lady Warriors Varsity went 1-2 Wednesday at the ILHS softball field, but it was enough to earn the Class AAA Upper State District IV softball crown and a bid to the Class AAA Upper State title series.
    The Lady Warriors, 18-4, faced Woodruff High School in the double-elimination district title game, needing one win over the Lady Wolverines to move on to the Class AAA Upstate title round.
    Woodruff forced a decisive game two with a 9-6 win to open play Wednesday.