Hole-in-one for Gies

June 10, 2013 

Hole-in-one for Gies

David Gies II made a hole in one on hole 11 at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken on June 4. He used an 8-iron on the 170-yard drive.

It was Gies’ fourth ace and was witnessed by Nick Eberhardt and C J DeBerg.

NaFo youth football camp is June 17

Nation Ford will hold a youth football camp for ages 6-11 from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-19. There will also be a middle school football camp for rising sixth- through eighth-graders June 19-21 at the same time.

Register for both at nfhsabc.wufoo.com/forms/nation-ford-football-camp.

Lacrosse Camp

A youth lacrosse camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-18 for all rising fourth- through eighth-grade kids. All skill levels are welcomed.

Register at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Recreation Complex on Tom Hall Street, next to Springfield Parkway.

Rec leagues need umpires

Tega Cay Parks and Recreation needs baseball umpires and flag football officials for the 2013-2014 seasons. Previous baseball experience required.

For more information, contact Joey Blethen at 803-548-3787 or jblethen@tegacaysc.gov.

Lady Falcons holding hoops camp for girls

Nation Ford High School girls’ basketball is holding a basketball camp for girls in third grade through high school 9 a.m.-noon June 10-13, in the Nation Ford High School gym.

The camp will emphasize individual skill development and team play. Nation Ford coaches and players will conduct the camp. Campers will receive a T-shirt and regulation basketball. Cost for the camp is $75 with a $15 discount for siblings.

For more information, contact coach Mike Smith at nafocoachsmith@gmail.com or 864-684-2563.

NaFo wrestling camp begins June 24

The coaching staff at Nation Ford High School will hold a youth wrestling camp for the fourth consecutive year. The camp, 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28, is designed to:

Participants will be placed in divisions by age and ability. The camp routine will include stance, takedowns, riding, pinning and escapes. There will also be daily competition and games for the campers to play.

The staff asks that all campers come dressed and ready to wrestle. They will need to bring a packed snack, T-shirt, shorts, shoes, and a towel. Snack and drink machines are also available. It’s advised that the wrestlers drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

The camp is designed to help the young boys and girls learn the basics of wrestling, have a good time during the week, and to provide a low cost camp for the parents. The cost is only $70 and that includes a Nation Ford Wrestling T-shirt. The camp will be staffed with coaches, and wrestlers from Nation Ford High School.

For more information, contact Richardson at richardsonp@fort-mill.k12.sc.us or 804-356-1555.

Play CHAMP soccer, flag football, & more at Calvary Church

Registration is now open for the fall season of Calvary Church’s popular CHAMP Sports Outreach program. CHAMP offers Recreational Soccer (ages 5–14), U18 Soccer (ages 15–18), Instructional Soccer (age 4), Flag Football (ages 6–11), and T-ball (ages 5–6) this fall. Late registration fees begin Aug. 12, and registration closes on Aug. 19. Practices begin the week of Aug. 26, and the fall season runs Sept. 8 –Nov. 9. Teams practice one evening each week and play one game each Saturday through the season.

For online registration, schedules, and league costs, check www.champsportsinfo.com. With any questions, contact CHAMP Sports at 704-341-5387 or champ@calvarychurch.com.

Calvary Church is located at 5801 Pineville–Matthews Road at the corner of Rea Road and Highway 51, in Charlotte.

FMHS hosting football camp

Fort Mill High will host a non-contact football camp for all rising first through eighth graders from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-20 at Fort Mill High practice field.

Campers will be grouped by age and skill level. Campers should wear cleats, shorts and T-shirts and bring tennis shoes in case practice is held inside. The camp will focus on the basis of football like receiving, tackling, throwing, kicking, running and punting. All activities will be directed by head coach Ed Susi and the Fort Mill assistant coaches and players.

The total cost of the camp is $110 and parents can register online by going to fortmillathletics.com or visiting the high school in person. For more information on the camp, call Susi at 704-819-6755.

Time to sign up for sports camps

Registration for Fort Mill Parks & Recreation Summer Camps is being held at the Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill. For details, call 547-2273 or email Jason Ratterree at mjratterree@fortmillsc.gov.

Summer camp programs for 2013:

• Soccer camp: The town and Discoveries Soccer will offer soccer camps for ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 to 13 and again July 29 to Aug. 1. Cost is $280 with a sibling discount of $15, with a T-shirt. Directed by Discoveries Soccer at the field at the Recreation Complex.

• Softball camp: The town and Fort Mill High School varsity softball will offer a softball camp for girls ages 7 to 14 from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 27. Cost is $70 which includes a T-shirt. Directed by coach Chuck Stegall and staff at Fort Mill High softball field.

• Basketball camp: The town will offer a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 10 to 13. Cost is $70 with a $5 discount per sibling and a T-shirt. Directed by Coach Dwayne Hartsoe and staff at Banks Street Gym.

• Lacrosse camp: The town and Nation Ford High School lacrosse team will offer a lacrosse camp for rising fourth- to eighth-grade boys and girls from 9 a.m. to noon July 15 to 18. Cost is $125 with a camp T-shirt and starter lacrosse stick. Run by former collegiate lacrosse players and high school players at Nation Ford High School.

• Football camp: The town and Nation Ford High School Football will offer a football camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 17 to 19, for ages 6 to 11, and June 18 to 21, for rising sixth to eighth grades. Cost is $90. Camps will be at Nation Ford High School and directed by Coach Michael Allen and his staff.

• Tennis camps and lessons: The town is partnering with Absolute Tennis and the Surma Sports Group for a tennis program geared for ages 3 to 18. Instruction for adults is also available. Lessons are monthly; camps are weekly. Contact the Recreation Complex. Instructor and pro is Billy McKinney.

Knights offer special deal on tickets

The 2013 season is rapidly approaching and The Charlotte Knights are ready to give fans a jump on purchasing single-game tickets to a select number of 2013 games. Fans can purchase tickets online only to the following games:

•  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 will need to sign-up for the Knights e-newsletter. A special pre-sale code was will be emailed to all subscribers prior to Presidents Day. Fans already signed up for the e-newsletter do not need to re-register.

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.

Youth, teen rugby players wanted

The Fort Mill Dragons Rugby Club is looking for players from beginner to experienced to play on middle school (ages 10-14) and high school (19 and younger) teams. Anyone interested in playing, supporting or coming out to watch a home game can find the team on Facebook by searching for The Fort Mill Dragons Rugby Club or emailing sending an email to fortmillrugby@gmail.com.

Alumni football is coming to Fort Mill

Gridiron Alumni plans is planning several full-contact alumni football games. Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed 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 in putting on the pads one more time, go to gridironalumni.com. For details, to register. If you have any questions, 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 as a fundraising vehicle.

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. Keeping the fundamentals of tennis is key, so this camp will work on form and conditioning with hours of instruction, match play and tennis-related games. The goal is to make your student excited about tennis and grow as a tennis player each week. For more information, call Billy McKinney at 803-287-5263.

Indian Land boosters seek help looking for support

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 coach Mayer at 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 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.

PrimeTime plays in Fort Mill

The PrimeTime Players, a minor league basketball team, plays its home games at Banks Street Gym, 490 Academy St., Fort Mill. For more on the team, go to primetimeplayers.trblproball.com or call Chris Thomas at 803-554-9286.

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