Jackets continue win streak
The Fort Mill Middle School Jackets continued their early-season baseball win streak in a home opener, beating Springfield Middle School Mustangs 7-0. Starting pitcher Dylan Wright went four strong innings to pick up the win. Reed Lilly closed out the game fanning the last three hitters he faced.
Dylan Wright and Reed Lilly also led the Jacket hit parade, both going two for four on the night. Alex Stennett walked twice, was hit by a pitch, and scored three runs. The Jackets showed patience at the plate, drawing 10 walks while collecting five hits.
The Jackets opened with an easy 11-1 victory over the Clover Blue Eagles in a rain shortened-five inning game. Jackets starting pitcher Nick Hoffman held the Eagle bats in check surrendering only one hit and striking out 7 over 4 innings.
Lady Jackets wins Fort Mill Invitational
The Fort Mill High Lady Jackets girls’ soccer team won the Fort Mill Invitational by beating Boiling Springs 2-0. This was the second time the Lady Jackets won the event. The last time was in 2010. Fort Mill also beat Olympic 1-0 and tied First Presbyterian Day School 1-1. The fifth-ranked Lady Jackets are now 8-1-1 on the season.
Nation Ford girls take 2 of 3
The Nation Ford High Lady Falcons girls’ soccer team won two of three matches at the Fort Mill Invitational as they beat Weddington 3-0 and Northwestern 2-1, but lost to South Meck 3-0. Nation Ford is now 6-3-0 on the season.
Falcons notch a pair of Region wins
The Nation Ford Falcons boys’ tennis team took two Region III-AAAA wins, beating Northwestern and South Pointe, both by scores of 6-0. Against the Trojans, Nation Ford lost just four games as they were led by Stephen Zoeller’s 6-0, 6-1 win. Chase Mahrlig won 6-0, 6-0 and Ben Herman won 6-0, 6-1.
Both Chris Tapp and David Habbick won by scores of 6-0, 6-0. Jonathan Habbick and Raj Dwivedi won 6-1, 6-1 in doubles. All of the same players also won in straight sets over South Pointe.
Hole-in-one for Adams
George Adams aced the 88-yard par 3, 12th hole with a gap wedge on 3-15-13 at Carolina Lakes GC in Indian Land.
It is his first hole-in-one.
Knights hold tryouts for on-field MC
Think you have what it takes to be the Charlotte Knights next on-field host/emcee at Knights Stadium? Do you know how to energize a crowd? If so, then the Charlotte Knights are looking for you to entertain fans before, during, and after every Knights home game of the 2013 season.
“If you are energetic, quick wit, and have a positive, upbeat personality, we want to hear from you,” said Knights General Manager of Baseball Operations Scott Brown. “Our on-field host/emcee is a big part of our game entertainment and we are looking for a diamond in the rough for our 24th and final season at Knights Stadium.”
The position is part-time, and the on-field host/emcee is expected to perform at all 72 home games this season. If you are interested in this opportunity, send a link to your YouTube video to Media Relations Director Tommy Viola at email@example.com. Opening Day is Thursday, April 11 at 7:15 p.m. against the Gwinnett Braves at Knights Stadium. The final regular season game at Knights Stadium is set for Monday, Sept. 2, at 2:15 p.m. against Gwinnett.
For ticket information, call 704-357-8071 ext. 2106 or go to charlotteknights.com.
Golfers wanted for charity event
Golfers will tee it up at the second annual Swing Fore A Child’s 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 Child’s 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 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.
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.
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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