High School Sports


    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.

  • Bruins get forfeits, look to playoffs

    The Lancaster Bruins basketball team took two wins the easy way Friday to wrap up their 2018-19 regular season schedule.
    Lancaster was slated to visit South Pointe to cap Region III-AAAA play, but the games weren’t played.
    LHS was notified Friday that South Pointe had played its limit of 26 regular-season games, so the Bruins received forfeits – 20-0 – for each game. The 26 games include jamborees, preseason and in-season tournaments.

  • Vols fall twice to Lee Central Friday night

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News
    BISHOPVILLE – The Volunteers and Lady Vols each lost games to the host Lee Central basketball teams Friday night.
    The Lady Vols could have captured the regional title with a win, but they finished in second place in the region as did the Vols.
    The Lady Vols lost 57-30 to the Lee Central girls. The Vols dropped their game, 52-42 to the Lee Central Boys.

  • Jackets used clutch play to net sweep

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News
    The Buford Yellow Jackets came through late on BHS Senior Night for a sweep of North Central High School in Region IV-AA basketball play on Friday night.
    The BHS boys, in a 53-50 win over North Central, earned a bid to the Class AA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.
    BHS, which trailed by six going to the final period, came through at the foul line in the clutch.
    Jo Barrino, who led BHS with 19 points, netted two free throws to tie the game at 50-all with 16.7 seconds to play.

  • Hayden’s hard work yields Newberry signing

    Buford High School two-way football standout Justin Hayden’s big day Wednesday morning had Jackets coach Tripp Watts recalling a past, but pivotal day for Hayden.
    “Justin was in the eighth grade and I told him, with his size (then 6-1) and if he got in the weight room, he could play college football,” Watts said.
    Hayden, now 6-3, 208 pounds, heeded Watts’ words and is headed to Newberry College to play football for the Wolves.

  • Four Bruins sign for college football

    Even though school had already been dismissed for the day, the Lancaster High School auditorium was still abuzz Wednesday afternoon.
    The stage featured a showcase of Bruins’ football talent making its move to the next level.
    A throng of family, friends, school officials and coaches watched as four LHS football players made their intentions known for their next stop.
    LHS senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, defensive back Jaelan Harfield, offensive lineman Jalen Tatah and defensive lineman Melikeo Roseborough signed papers for their colleges of choice.

  • Speedway to have Relay for Life Night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, as the 2019 season draws closer, will have a major month of action with its June racing events.
    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting the World Of Outlaws Super Late Model Series on June 1.
    After a week off June 8, LMS will have a regular night of racing June 15.
    June 22 features the second annual Phillip Knight Memorial race.
    June wraps up with the June 29 race, which promises to be a huge event.
    LMS will host its first Relay for Life Night.