Thornock wins 800-meter S.C. track title

May 13, 2013 

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Thornock wins 800-meter

Nation Ford senior Leah Thornock won the school’s first individual state track title by winning the 800-meter at the 4A state championships at Lower Richland High School Saturday at time of 2:17.96. Thornock, the only female competitor from any Fort Mill-based schools, gave the Falcons enough points to finish 20th in the team standings.

Thornock led a small contingent from Nation Ford and Fort Mill High. Fort Mill senior Ryan Tankersley finished second in the shot put with a throw of 51’1.75”. Senior Josh Lafoe finished third in the 100-meter in 10.83 and senior Lucas Stalnaker finished fourth in the 3,200-meters in 9:50.45 and fifth in the 1,600 meters in 4:28.97.

The Fort Mill boys finished 11th.

Nation Ford’s only male qualifier was AK McCoy, who finished seventh in the long jump with a leap of 21’6.5”.

Indian Land senior James Gregory finished third in the 800-meters in the 2A championship with a time of 1:59.09 and senior Destiny Todd finished sixth in the girl’s 800-meters at the 2A level in a time of 2:31.42. Senior Shayna Fairclough finished sixth in the 400-meters in 1:01.81.

Region soccer honors awarded

Region III-AAAA teams were announced for soccer, softball and baseball.

In boys’ soccer, Fort Mill’s David Allmendinger, Jason Hirsch, Mason Jackson and Hunter Stricklin were named to the team. For Nation Ford, David Parks, Austin Huddy and Wyatt Knox were selected.

On the girl’s side, Bailey Rich, Bonnie Holloman, Cassidy Parker and Samantha Whitley were named to the All-Region team for Fort Mill, and for Nation Ford Emma Schearer and Carly Long were selected.

In softball, Fort Mill had Danielle Gibson and Taylor Rayborn named to the All-Region team, while Mandy Mitchell and Lauren Kidd were named for Nation Ford.

In baseball, Fort Mill had Kevin Woods, Jaden Savage and Brett Netzer selected for the Jackets to the All-Region team. Nation Ford had Brandon Fite, Justin Johnson, Josh Corley, Connor Green and Dalton Helms named to the All-Region team. Helms was also named co-Region Player of the Year.

Golfers fail to qualify for state

Both the Fort Mill and Nation Ford golf teams failed to qualify for the 4A state golf tournament this week at Furman University. Fort Mill shot a 327 as a team and Nation Ford shot a 337. Fort Mill was led by Cory Brooks 75, followed by Ryan Long’s 82 and Corey Caudle and Andrew Blum 85 during the 18-hole tournament. Nation Ford was led by John Neal with an 81. Jack Burson followed with an 84 and Corey Verhage and Will Howell each shot an 86.

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10U baseball tryouts May 29-30

Tega Cay Titans 10U Travel Baseball Tryouts and 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday May 29-30 at Runde Park.

In order to be eligible, children must live in the Tega Cay, Fort Mill or Rock Hill area and cannot turn 11 prior to April 30, 2014. For more information or to RSVP for the tryout call 548-3787 or email

Anderson makes Team S.C.

Maddie Anderson, a freshman on Fort Mill High School’s varsity lacrosse team, has been selected for the South Carolina National Lacrosse Team. The team will compete in the 2013 US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament that will be played Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26 at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

Cougars take 2nd

The Fort Mill Cougars, a seventh grade AAU team, took second place in the Carolina Invitational in Charlotte.

The team consists of Ryan Heriot, John Young, Gunner Brewington, Max Kell, Julian Johnson, Jalen Willers, Eric Moulds, Isaiah Nelson, Colin Hendrick and Chris Downs and is coached by Marion Heriot, Craig Willers and Rionryan Heriot.

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