FMMS loses in semifinals
The Fort Mill Middle School Yellow Jackets 2013 baseball season came to a disappointing end in the semifinal game of the York County Tournament with a tough 10-4 loss to the eventual champion York Cougars.
The young Jackets took a two-run lead in the second inning when leadoff man Nick Hoffman reached base on an error by the Cougar left fielder. Hoffman advanced to second on a wild pitch and Reed Lilly moved him over to third with a perfect sacrifice bunt. Hoffman scored when No. 3 hitter and team leading RBI man Alex Stennett drove him home with his third double of the year. Stennett scored later on an error by the Cougar third baseman.
Fort Mill could only push two more runs across the plate ending their season.
The Jackets started the season off with a promising two-game win streak. They then lost four of the next five games to drop one game under five hundred to 3-4.
They refused to get discouraged, came together as a team, and went on a six-game winning streak, including snapping Gold Hills 11-game win streak and ruining the Bulldogs hopes of a perfect 12-0 regular season.
Each game, a different player stepped up and made key contributions to each of the victories in Fort Mill Middles own streak. The team ended the 2013 season with a 9-5 record and earned the No. 2 seed at the York County Tournament.
5 to compete at Cheerleading Worlds
Fort Mill High School has several athletes competing at the Cheerleading Worlds the weekend of April 27-30 in ESPNs Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
FMHS Athletes competing are Bailey Blanchard, Maria Matthews, Andrew Mize, Cory Montgomery and Megan Yelton. They will be representing the Charlotte Allstars based in Matthews, N.C.
Hole-in-one for Hoover
Brent Hoover aced the 150-yard fourth hole on April 14 at Carolina Lakes GC from the white tees using a 9 iron.
This was Hoovers first hole-in-one.
Warriors beat South Pointe
The Indian Land High School girls soccer team defeated South Pointe 7-3 last week.
The fourth-ranked Warriors raced to a 5-2 halftime lead and topped South Pointe in nonregion action.
Katherine Kilroy led the way with three goals and one assist for Indian Land. Shalyn Dougherty added two goals, while Babs Marshall and Kristin Carpenter had one each
Kate Komorous and Marshall each had one assist for the Warriors, who improved to 8-3 overall with the win.
The Warriors outshot South Pointe 15-10. Isabella Mann recorded 11 saves for Indian Land.
Jackets get win over York
The Fort Mill boys tennis team beat York last week and now are 6-4 on the season. Winning for Fort Mill included No. 1 Jay Karwatsky 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Tyler Haley 6-0, 6-1; No 3. Luke Powell 6-3, 6-2 and No. 5 Sam Cauthen 6-1, 6-4 in singles action. In doubles, Chandler Paff and Jack Cauthen won 6-1, 6-4.
Nation Ford tennis wins two of three matches
Nation Ford boys tennis squad won two of three matches last week. The Falcons beat South Pointe and Rock Hill 6-0, but fell to Audrey Kell 5-2. They are now 9-0 in Region III play this season.
In the Region III match against South Pointe, leading Nation Ford was No. 1 singles player Madison Ott 6-0, 6-1 and No. 2 singles player Stephen Zoeller 6-1, 6-1. Also getting wins for the Falcons were No.3 Chase Mahrlig 6-4, 6-1; No. 4 Ben Herman 6-1, 6-1 and No. 5 David Habbick 6-0, 6-1. In doubles, Chris Tapp and Jonathan Habbick won 6-2, 6-1.
Against Rock Hill, all five of the same singles players won as did Tapp and Jonathan Habbick in doubles. Ott won 6-0, 6-1; while Zoeller won 7-5, 7-5. Mahrlig won 6-3, 6-2 and Herman won 6-1, 6-2. David Habbick won 6-0, 6-0.
In the lost to Audrey Kell, on the doubles teams of David Habbick and Herman and Tapp and Jonathan Habbick won with identical scores of 8-4.
Fort Mill track runs past Clover
The Fort Mill girls and boys track team won last week against Clover as the girls took the victory in dominate fashion 129-12 and the boys won 98.5 to 38.5.
Winners for Fort Mill included Ryan Tankersley, discus and shot put; Diana Burden, discus; Alisha Jackson, shot put; Lucas Stalnaker, 1600; Emily Lyons, 800 and 1600; Josh Lafoe, 100 and 200; Lisa Ellis, 100 and 200; Chandler Kryst, 110 hurdles and triple jump; Justin McCants, 400 hurdles; Monique Page, 100 and 400 hurdles; Christian Ruppe, 3200; Myra Tall, triple jump; Amanda Grant, high jump; Jalei Gaskin, 400; Ashley Tall, pole vault; Deaton Grant, pole vault; Vilma Ostrud, long jump.
Lady Falcons softball beats Northwestern
Nation Ford Falcons softball beat Northwestern 6-2 behind Lauren Kidd, who had two extra base hits. Kidd doubled in the first inning, homered in the third inning, and singled in the fifth inning. Brooke McCurry baffled Northwestern, striking out seven batters. McCurry allowed no earned runs, five hits and four walks over seven innings. Kidd, Mandy Mitchell, Chanel Turner and Darby Trull helped lead Nation Ford combining for eight hits and five RBIs.
Fort Middle Middle defeats Clover
In a back and forth battle last night at Dobys Bridge Park the Fort Mill Middle School Yellow Jackets scored three runs in their last at bat to pull out a hard fought 12-9 victory and a sweep of the season two-game series over the Blue Eagles of Clover.
The Jackets handed the Blue Eagles their first loss since embarking on a five game winning streak. The Jackets record improved to 5-4.
5K benefits Safe Passage
Girl Scout Troop 849 is hosting a 5K run/walk at the Reserve at Gold Hill at 8 a.m. on April 27.
Proceeds will benefit Safe Passage.
For more information, go to elle13.wix.com/5krun2013 or call 803-627-6552.
Free clinic for amputee soccer players
In conjunction with the U.S. Amputee Soccer Association and the Carolinas Amputee Soccer Association, amputee players are invited to a First Kick clinic April 27 in Charlotte. Members and coaches of the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team will lead participants through skills, drills and a small sided scrimmage at the end of the clinic.
There will be prizes and refreshments for all. For more information, email Robin@opafonline.org.
Rotary golf tourney benefits IL schools
The annual Indian Land Rotary Club golf tournament will be held on Thursday, May 16, at Carolina Lakes Golf Club at Sun City.
The event will be a Captains Choice format with prizes awarded for first through third place. The $90 per golfer ($360 per team) includes lunch and dinner, beverages on the course, goodie bag, range balls, plus a round of golf at Carolina Lakes Golf Club to be used at a later date. Proceeds have in the past helped support events such as Indian Land High School scholarships, Bookworm project, smart boards, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Hwy. 521 cleanup, youth sports teams and more.
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