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High School Sports

  • Sports Talk: Coach Kersey would have been proud of Warriors

    As the jubilant Indian Land High School wrestling team celebrated the school’s first-ever boys’ sports team state championship Saturday afternoon, I, from the edge of the mat, turned to watch the ILHS fans’ reaction.
    The ardent ILHS fans were thrilled with the coveted gold medals sported by their Warriors heroes as they hoisted the long-sought state title trophy.
    Among those elated Warrior fans was a beaming Wayne Kersey.

  • Andrews signs with Patriots track

    INDIAN LAND – Artiana Andrews is on the move, heading to the next level.
    Andrews, a standout member of the two-time Region IV-AAA champion Indian Land High School girls track team, will continue her education and track career at Francis Marion University in Florence next fall.
    She made it official, signing with the FMU Patriots on Wednesday afternoon in the ILHS media center.
    “I chose Francis Marion because it is an amazing school with so many opportunities for me with academics and athletics,” Andrews said.

  • County wrestlers quest for individual state title bids

    Seeds for the individual state wrestling tournaments in all classes will be on the line this weekend, Feb. 15-16.
    Lancaster County high school teams will be competing in the Upper State tournaments at three different locations.
    Lancaster High School will wrestle in the Class AAAA Upstate tourney at Eastside High School in Taylors of Greenville.
    Indian Land, fresh off its first Class AAA team state crown last Saturday at Airport High School, will battle at Powdersville High School in Greenville.

  • Bruins fall in playoff openers

    COLUMBIA – The Lancaster Bruins were right there with the host A.C. Flora Falcons, and then came the pivotal fourth quarter.
    The Falcons, up 42-31 after three periods, outscored the Bruins 25-5 in the closing period to take a 66-37 win over LHS in the opening round of the Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoffs on Wednesday night.
    “We were in the game going to the fourth quarter, and then the turnover bug bit and big us hard,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said.

  • Lady Jackets swarm Panthers for playoff win

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    BATESBURG – The Buford Lady Jackets battled to the end and came home a winner in the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs on Tuesday night.
    Buford, the third seed out of Region IV-AA on the road to face second-seeded Batesburg-Leesville in the opening round of the playoffs, rallied for a 50-48 win over the Lady Panthers.
    Buford, down by two with 87 seconds to play, kept plugging.
    Paige Davis netted two free throws with 58 seconds to play.

  • Vols sweep in playoff openers

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers and Lady Volunteers advanced to the second round of the Class AA Upper State basketball playoffs with their home victories over Ninety-Six High School on Tuesday night.
    The Lady Vols defeated the Ninety-Six girls 46-32.
    The Vols, in the nightcap, won a close contest in a 56-52 victory.
    In the nightcap, AJ senior Jamie Hinson sealed the win with last-second free throws which gave the Vols the four-point win.

  • STATE CHAMPS!

    CAYCE – Indian Land High School demolished its opponent in the state wrestling championship Saturday, winning the 92-year-old school’s first state title in a boys’ team sport.The Warriors, the Class AAA Upper State champion and ranked No. 2 in the final regular-season AAA state poll by SCMAT, captured the state crown with a 44-12 win over Lower State champ Gilbert High School.

  • Warriors charge for state gold

    CAYCE – Indian Land High School’s big wrestling day didn’t start well, but ended great, so grand it made school history.
    The 35-5 Warrior fell behind early, but finished with a stirring mat flurry to deck Gilbert High School, 44-12 for the Class AAA wrestling state championship at Airport High School in Cayce on Saturday afternoon.
    The No. 2 Warriors resounding 32-point win gave ILHS its first-ever male team state championship in the 92-year history of the Lancaster County Class AAA high school.

  • Title Notes: Warriors had solid run to state crown

    Indian Land High School’s first-ever boys team state championship charge for the 2019 Class AAA state wrestling title featured a 4-0 playoff run.
    The Warriors, as a first round host of the Class AAA Upper State playoffs in the ILHS gym, opened the playoffs with a bye.
    Indian Land, the Region IV-AAA titlist, advanced to the Class AAA Upper State semifinals with a 41-19 home win over Woodruff High School.

  • Seneca halts Indian Land’s playoff hopes

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors had a short stay in the Class AAA Upper State basketball playoffs, falling to host Seneca High School, 59-21 on Monday night.
    The Lady Bobcats, up 15-3 after one period, extended their lead to 33-10 at the break.
    SHS held a 47-11 lead after three periods before taking the 38-point win.
    Junior forward Kristen Falk led the Lady Warriors with nine points.
    Payton Leiser, Crystal Strother, Allie Floyd, Daniella Wilson and Kayla Senter each scored two points for the Lady Warriors.