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April 1, 2013 

Fort Mill defeats NaFo

In girls’ high school soccer last week, the Lady Yellow Jackets’ Bailey Rich scored two goals and Cassidy Parker recorded another as Fort Mill blanked their rivals from Nation Ford High, 3-0.

The win put the Lady Jackets at 6-2 in the region and 10-3-1 overall. Fort Mill’s Sam Whitley had five saves in goal.

On the boys’ side, Fort Mill scored in the final five minutes of the game to edge Nation Ford 1-0. The team improves to 13-1-0 on the year and 7-1 in the region.

Falcons rally past Jackets

Nation Ford’s baseball team used a three-run sixth inning to rally past Fort Mill for a 4-2 win. The Falcons improved to 13-2 on the season and 7-2 in the region.

Dalton Helms got the win, and is now 4-0 on the year; Josh Corley hit a sacrifice fly to put the Falcons up for good. Fort Mill scattered eight hits and was led at the plate by Jaden Savage and Josh Turner, who both went 2-for-4. Kevin Woods was 1-for-2 with a home run for Nation Ford.

Ott returns, wins

In tennis last week, Nation Ford was buoyed by the return of No. 1 singles player Madison Ott, who returned from a back injury and got the 6-2, 6-4 win over Jay Karwatsky.

Also winning for the Falcons were Stephen Zoeller over Tyler Haley 6-0, 6-2; Chase Mahrlig over Luke Powell 6-3, 6-2; Ben Herman over Billy Taylor, 6-2, 6-3 and David Habbick over Sam Cauthen 6-1, 6-0 in singles. Jonathan Habbick and Raj Dwivedi won 6-0, 6-3 over Jack Cauthen and Eric Lewis in doubles.

Fourth-quarter goals cap Fort Mill’s comeback win

Fort Mill scored five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to rally from 6-4, to net a 9-6 win in lacrosse over Nation Ford.

Nation Ford had two goals from Cameron Gibson and Alex Skidmore, as well as goals from Jake Couchenour and Sean Hare.

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Team golf format debuts

Tega Cay Golf Club is offering young players a team-sport approach to golf through the PGA Junior League Golf.

Teams consist of youngster’s ages 8 to 13, with no previous playing experience required. PGA Junior League Golf participants receive team uniforms with jersey numbers. Rosters are co-ed with competitions being two-person scrambles, which reinforces the team concept and limits the pressure on any one player. Coaches can substitute players every three holes so all of the 10 to 12 golfers on each team can participate.

Teams play regular season matches throughout the first part of the season, which runs May through July, before convening for city, sectional and regional championships. Each regional champion, along with the host region team, advance to a national championship held in the fall.

“We are excited to create a PGA Junior League Golf team for our local juniors,” said Cami Berher, PGA, of Tega Cay Golf Club. “It allows us to introduce the game of golf to young boys and girls in a fun, low-pressure, team-oriented setting and enhances the experience of competitive golf with junior golfers.”

For more information, contact Cami Berher by calling 704-277- 5741, or going to www.pgajrleaguegolf.com.

Softball players needed for fundraiser

A softball tournament fundraiser for Philadelphia United Methodist Church’s mission trip to Kenya will be held April 12-13 at the Complex on the Greenway on Tom Hall Street in Fort Mill.

Men’s and women’s divisions will compete. Registration costs $175 per team. To register, contact Cindi Cahaly at 803-493-5440 or cahaly@comporium.net.

Golfers wanted for charity event

Golfers will tee it up at the second annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament May 13, help area homeless children 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 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 jennifersidden@gmail.com.

Lacrosse club open to local kids

The Fort Mill Lacrosse Club offers teams for boys ages 15 and younger and girls in second to eighth grades. 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.

To purchase tickets to these select games, fans need to sign-up for the Knights e-newsletter. A special pre-sale code was emailed to 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 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.

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 803-287-5263.

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 call 803-548-9452 or email mmayer@lcsd.k12.sc.us.

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.

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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