Warriors win region
It has been more than 30 years since an Indian Land High School boys’ basketball team won a region championship. The 2012-2013 squad not only earned the title, but turned in an undefeated Region IV-2A record.
Led by All-State returnee Haydan Sawyer and two freshman guards in Rakhim Sanders and Darnell Rodgers, the Warriors (22-2 overall) rolled through the region.
“It has been an incredible journey with incredible young men on this squad,” Warrior head coach Nate Smith said. “This team has built a legacy that will always be remembered and I am so proud of them for that. Our goal this year was for the seniors on this team to return to the state championship and win it this year. They were there as sophomores but came up a little short. This year we fully expect to raise the trophy.”
The state playoffs begin Wednesday with a home game against the North Central Knights.
Teams needed for softball, baseball tournaments
On March 2-3 the Carolina Select U12 Baseball Club will be hosting its Cooperstown Fundraising 1 Pitch Men’s Saturday Softball and 1 Day Sunday U12 Baseball Tournament. Teams are invited to sign up to participate.
Games will be played at the Complex on the Greenway and offer full concessions. For more information or to sign up, contact Chris Bott at 336-202-3769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duke-UNC game will air over ‘Survivor’
Charlotte’s WBTV will air the Duke vs. UNC men’s basketball game, beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday on Comporium channels 105 and 1105, the cable operator announced Monday.
The game will replace the scheduled 90-minute season premier of “Survivor,” which WBTV will move to Bounce TV on Comporium channel 123. WBTV announced also that it will also rebroadcast the entire episode of “Survivor” beginning at 1:37 a.m. on channel 105 and 1105, followed by the “CSI” episode the game is also preempting.
The UNC Tar Heels are 16-7 overall and 6-4 in the ACC after coming off an 87-61 loss to the Miami Hurricanes, which is on an 11-game winning streak. Duke (21-2, 8-2) is going into the game on a five-game win streak, but barely held off Boston College by 62-61 on Sunday. UNC leads the storied series by 132-102, but Duke is ranked high in the national polls and is considered the favorite in this matchup.
Lacrosse club open to local kids
The Fort Mill Lacrosse Club offers teams for boys ages 15 and under and girls in grades two to eight. Registration and additional information is available at fmlacrosse.com.
Knights offer special deal on tickets
The Charlotte Knights are ready to give fans an early jump on purchasing single-game tickets to a select number of 2013 games. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, fans can purchase tickets online only to the following games:
• Opening Day, Thursday, April 11 – final home opener in Fort Mill’s Knights Stadium before the team moves to Charlotte in 2014.
• WBT Skyshow – Wednesday, July 3.
• Final Regular Season Game at Knights Stadium – Monday, Sept. 2.
• All 10 Flashback Friday Games – Knights will commemorate 24 seasons at Knights Stadium with a series of promotions and giveaways.
In order to purchase tickets to these select games, fans will need to sign-up for the Knights e-newsletter. A special pre-sale code will be emailed to all subscribers prior to Presidents Day. Fans already signed up for the e-newsletter do not need to re-register.
Single-game ticket prices are $15 for field box seats, $13 for lower level reserved and $9 for general admission. By purchasing tickets in advance, fans will save $1 on all of the single-game ticket pricing. Full season and partial season ticket packages are on-sale now and can be purchased by calling 704-357-8071 ext. 2106 or online at charlotteknights.com.
Tega Cay Vets planning charity 5K
The Tega Cay Veterans Association is currently planning the 2013 Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk. The event will be on Monday, May 27.
All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Tega Cay Veterans Association. Volunteers are needed to help organize and run the event. For more information, call 396-8550.
Youth, teen rugby players wanted
The Fort Mill Dragons Rugby Club is looking for players from beginner up to experienced to play on middle school (ages 10-14) and high school (19 and under) teams. Anyone interested in playing, supporting or coming out to watch a home game can find the team on Facebook by searching for The Fort Mill Dragons Rugby Club or emailing email@example.com.
Players wanted for alumni games
Gridiron Alumni plans several full-contact alumni football games. Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players need 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, register at gridironalumni.com. For details, call Chris at 530-410-6396 or go to the website.
Gridiron Alumni was founded in 2010 and has raised more than $150,000 for schools and charities using alumni football games.
CHAMP sports begin in March
Spring registration is also now open for Calvary Church’s CHAMP Sports, including recreational soccer (ages 3–14), flag football (ages 6–11), T-ball (ages 5–6), coach pitch baseball (ages 7-8) and karate (ages 5-adult).
One of the largest sports outreaches in the Charlotte area with 18 playing fields spread over 10 acres, CHAMP offers kids a top-notch experience with an emphasis on sportsmanship and Christian character development, as well as athletic skills. The season begins with practices March 4 and concludes May 25.
For online registration, schedules and costs, go to calvarychurch.com.
Tennis lessons at the complex
Absolute Tennis is partnering up with Complex on the Greenway for a summer full of tennis. This tennis camp is designed for players ranging in skills from beginner to advanced. This camp will work on form and conditioning with hours of instruction, match play and tennis-related games. For more information, call Billy McKinney at 287-5263.
Indian Land boosters seek help
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.
Train at the Y with Fitness 101
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 by 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.
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