Hole-in-one for Grant

June 18, 2013 

Hole-in-one for Grant

Larry Grant made a hole-in-one on hole 3 at Fort Mill Golf Club on June 13.

He used a 4 iron for the 164-yard ace. It was his seventh hole-in-one and was witnessed by Ray Myers, Harry Mann and Purvis Anderson.

Woods officially signs with Miami

According to MLB Daily Dish, Miami Marlins fourth-round pick and Fort Mill High grad Kevin Woods have agreed to a contract.

Woods was selected in the fourth round – pick 112 overall – of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year player draft. The 17-year-old outfielder received a signing bonus of $459,200, which was his slot value worth for being picked where he was in the draft. He will begin his career with the Marlins rookie league team in the Gulf Coast League.

Middle School football camp this week

Nation Ford High will be hosting a middle school football camp for all rising sixth through eighth graders from 9 a.m. to noon June 19-21.Register 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.

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.

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 will be held 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28.

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 bring a packed snack, T-shirt, shorts, shoes and a towel. Snack and drink machines are also available.

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 $70 and 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.

Junior golf tour planned

Local kids are invited to participate in a summer golf tour beginning June 30 at Fort Mill Golf Course.

The tour will play four area courses with a championship at The Palisades Aug. 11. All youth ages 10-17 will be divided into two divisions with the younger group playing nine holes and the older youth playing 18 holes.

Winners at each event will get awards and the point leaders for the tour will be awarded trophies. There is a $30 fee to join the tour (the fee is waived for members of the Fort Mill Junior Golf Association). For more information or to register, call Brent Reneau at 803-230-2853 or go to aga-fmgc.com.

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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.

• Soccer camp: The town and Discoveries Soccer will offer soccer camps for ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

• 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.

• 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 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, go to gridironalumni.com. 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.

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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