Yarborough, Felder named to All-State teams
Nation Ford Lady Falcons junior Taylor Yarborough and Indian Land freshman Rakym Felder were named to the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams.
Dragons breath fire on the pitch
The Fort Mill Dragons high school team faced former state rugby champion Gilbert and ran out eventual winners by a score of 57-0 behind the play of Nation Fords Christian Sayago.
Extremely committed defense from Conner Skiles and Robby Poore and the scoring of back row mates Wesley Wilder and Jason Damm (Nation Ford) were too much for Gilbert. Aaron Keers (Nation Ford) kicked 17 points for a personal total of 63 in three games.
The Dragons continued a great start to the season by beating Charleston 27-0.In middle school rugby, the Dragons opened their season against a more experienced and physically superior Chapin. Able to field only 15 players, the boys fought the whole 70 minutes. Chapin, which had the advantage of being able to substitute players, won 29-15.
The Dragons welcome any new players for the teams. Email email@example.com.
Girls basketball players needed
The North Carolina Lady Gems Basketball Organization is looking for players to join a travel team for girls in grades eight to 11. For more information, call Tracy Taylor at 704-678-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams needed for softball, baseball tournaments
On March 2-3 the Carolina Select U12 Baseball Club will host its Cooperstown Fundraising 1 Pitch Mens 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. For more information or to sign up, contact Chris Bott at 336-202-3769 or email@example.com.
Golfers wanted for charity event
Golfers will tee it up at the second annual Swing Fore A Childs Place golf tournament May 13, helping make it possible for area homeless children to attend summer camp. The event, held at River Run Country Club in Davidson, N.C., includes a buffet lunch, prizes, raffles and dinner, with all funds raised going directly to A Childs Place for its camp, My Place.
Tee-off is 1 p.m. A buffet lunch opens at noon. Registration is $250 per player, or $800 per foursome, at swingfore2013.eventbrite.com. Players will have the chance to vie for raffle prizes, such as tickets to a Duke basketball game with a behind-the-scenes tour of Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Fans can purchase tickets online only to the following games:
• Opening Day, Thursday, April 11 final home opener in Fort Mills 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.
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 planning the 2013 Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk for Monday, May 27.
All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Tega Cay Veterans Association. Volunteers are needed to help run the event. For more information, call 396-8550.
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 Churchs CHAMP Sports, including recreational soccer (ages 314), flag football (ages 611), T-ball (ages 56), 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 email@example.com.
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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