7th grade Lady Jackets get 1st win
The seventh-grade Fort Mill Middle School Lady Jackets picked up their first win of the year, 20-14 over Banks Trail Middle School last week.
Now at 1-4, three of Fort Mill Middles four losses were by six points or less.
The Lady Jackets were scheduled for a rematch at Oakridge Middle School on Monday, after press time. They were looking to avenge a two-point loss the last time the teams played in the season opener.
Mustangs nip Bulldogs
The Gold Hill Middle eighth-grade boys basketball team played an incredible game against Springfield last Thursday, coach Frank Dickerson said, but the Bulldogs came up short 48-47.
Its an inspiring situation that Ive been blessed to be a part of, Dickerson said.
I couldnt sum it up any better than this: A team consists of so many recipes that you have to use in order to make a simple meal for some, but a memorable favorite for others. We want to create the one that will be memorable, because this is what eighth-grade basketball should be about. I thank Gold Hill and all the parents for allowing me to coach these wonderful boys.
Hole-in-one for Anderson
Tom Anderson made a hole in one on hole 10 at Fort Mill Golf Club on Dec. 10.
He used a 7-iron for the 132-yard ace. It was Andersons first hole-in-one and was witnessed by Harold Martin and Ken Ingram.
Middle school wrestlers qualify for State
The Fort Mill Middle School wrestling team traveled to Clover High School last week for the middle school qualifier for the S.C. State Middle School Tournament and three wrestlers reached the finals of their weight classes to qualify for the tournament in January.
A.J. Leitten won the 104-pound weight class by beating his teammate, Ian Weber, in the final. Brody Claasen placed second in the 80 pound weight class. Chris King placed third in the 92 pound class. Jamal Watts placed third in the 124-pound weight class.
Josa swims for MAC
Matt Josa of Fort Mill finished 10th in the mens 100 freestyle in 44.42 at the 2012 Junior National Championships while swimming for SwimMAC Carolina in the three-day event in Knoxville, Tenn.
SwimMAC Carolina scored 674 points to win the overall team title.
Players wanted for alumni football games
Would you like to strap on a helmet one more time?
Alumni football is coming to Fort Mill. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games. Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed to sign up and the first 40 players on each team get to play. The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home field advantage.
Teams from Fort Mill, Indian Land and Nation Ford high schools, as well as other area teams, are forming now. The games are set for early spring. If you or someone you know is interested in putting on the pads one more time, go to gridironalumni.com to register. If you have any questions, call Chris at 530-410-6396 or go to the website.
Gridiron Alumni was founded in 2010 and has raised over $150,000 for schools and charities using alumni football games as a fundraising vehicle. Gridiron Alumni football has changed lives, communities, and given thousands of men their spark back.
Learn to play pickleball
USAPA Ambassadors Jane Harvey and Frank Kinder will be conducting a Introduction to Pickleball clinic at the Complex on the Greenway, 971 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill, 1-3 p.m. over four consecutive Wednesdays beginning Jan. 9.
Participants may attend all four sessions, but its not mandatory The cost is $3 a session for non-members and free for members.
Played with a composite paddle and modified whiffle ball on a badminton-sized court, pickleball is great exercise, attractive to all ages, and is taking the country by storm. For more information about pickleball, see the sports official website, uspa.org.
Carolina Pilates has Sees
Sees candy will be available at Carolina Pilates, 852 Gold Hill Road, Suite 102, for the holidays.
A portion of the profits will be donated to the Fort Mill Community Playhouse. Call Terry at 548-8775 or 803-370-0554 or stop in the studio to get your candy.
Indian Land boosters looking for support
The Indian Land High School Athletic Booster Club is selling program ads, corporate signs, memberships and season passes. All forms can be downloaded from the ILHS website at ilhs.lancasterscschools.org.
For more information, contact Coach Mayer at 548-9452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bills Backers gather at Towne Tavern
Buffalo Bills fans are invited to Towne Tavern at Fort Mill, home of the York County Buffalo Bills Backers Fan Club. Join your fellow Bills fans in Suite 160 and view all Buffalo Bills games on a 10-foot HD projection with theatre sound.
Great specials, giveaways and Western New York fare. For membership information, contact Towne Tavern at 803-802-2340 or email@example.com.
Jets fans gather
at Skyline Grill
Jets fans who want to watch the game with other local fans can stop in at the Skyline Grill at Regent Park Golf Club in Fort Mill. Fans can keep track of all of the games aired on the NFL Package and enjoy $1.50 domestic beers on game day.
For details, call 548-3777.
Giants fans meet in the Blue Room
If youre a fan of the New York Giants and want to get together with other local fans for games this season, the Blue Room is reserved for game day at Madisons on The Corner at the corner of Hwy. 160 West and Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill.
Fans can watch the game on a huge projection screen and on several flat screens set up. Enjoy a hot buffet for less than $10, or order from an extensive menu. All fans are welcome, but a head count for the buffet is needed prior to the game. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-3990.
Visit the group on Facebook at Big Blue Fans in Fort Mill and request to join.
Train at the Y
Fitness 101 at the Fort Mill YMCA is a course designed for anyone serious about getting leaner, stronger and in shape once and for all. Get the information you need to meet your fitness goals, addressing such issues as proper breathing, range of motion and exercise selection.
The course meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of each month and the cost is $5.
From staff reports