Fort Mill wrestlers dominate UNC camp

July 2, 2013 

Fort Mill crowned UNC Camp champs

The Fort Mill High wrestling program recently went 9-0 in duals to be crowned UNC Camp champions. They beat teams from Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina to win.

Falcons honored at football camp

The Nation Ford Falcons football team went 7-2 recently at the Cam Newton 7-on-7 football camp. They finished fifth overall, and rising senior quarterback Dalton Helms won the quarterback challenge, while rising senior receiver Riley Hilton was named offensive tournament MVP.

Hole-in-one for Simon

Chipper Simon aced the 152-yard 16th hole from the white tees at Carolina Lakes GC on June 28.

This was Simon’s first hole-in-one.

Hole-in-one for Little

Carroll Little aced the 96-yard 12th hole from the gold tees at Carolina Lakes GC on June 28.

This was Little’s second hole-in-one.

Hole-in-one for Cook

Michael E. Cook Jr. had a hole-in-one on hole 16 at The Player’s Course At Wyboo GC in Manning May 4.

Cook will receive a parchment signed and sealed by Gov. Nikki Haley as part of the Santee Cooper Country Hole-In-One Award Program.

Victory Sports Camp begins July 8

Victory Sports Camp will hold its eighth annual Summer Sports Camp (for rising second- to sixth-graders) and First Ever Conquer Camp (for special needs children ages 6 and up) the week of July 8-12 at Fort Mill High School. Participants choose one sport for the week: Baseball, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Cheer or Volleyball, and the Conquer Camp will have various sports daily throughout the week.

Camp time is 9 a.m.-noon. Go to

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.

Register now for fall sports in Tega Cay

Tega Cay Parks and Rec Fall Sports registration runs until Aug. 10. Youth sports: softball (7-12), baseball (3-13), soccer (3-14), football (5-12), cheerleading (6-12). Adult sports: men’s and women’s softball (team sign-ups only). Registration available online at or in person at the Beach and Swim Center.

For more information, contact Joey Blethen at 803-548-3787 or

YMCA has summer sports camps

The Fort Mill/Gold Hill branches are offering a variety of creative, educational and entertaining summer specialty and sports camps designed to expand on existing skills and interests and to build new ones.

Sports camps include basketball, soccer, lacrosse and football. Specialty camps include Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Camps, Performing Arts Camp and Summer Dance Workshops.

For more information or to register, call 548-8020 or go to

Lacrosse club open to local kids

The Fort Mill Lacrosse Club offers teams for boys ages 15 and younger under and girls in second to eighth grades. Registration and additional information is available at

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

• 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.

• 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

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

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

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

For more information, contact call coach Mayer at 803-548-9452 or email

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.

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