Kemp makes All-Rookie teamKemp makes All-Rookie team

February 17, 2014 

Jessica Kemp

Kemp makes All-Rookie team

Nation Ford High School sophomore Jessica Kemp was honored at the South Carolina High School Sports Report Annual Fall Banquet held in Columbia on Sunday.

Kemp was named to the All-State 2013 HSSR All-Rookie Volleyball Team. she had 351 kills and 98 blocks while playing for the Falcons last season. She is currently the 18th-ranked sophomore middle blocker for hitting in the nation, according to

Register for Fort Mill recreational sports

Fort Mill Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for spring sports at the Recreation Complex on the Greenway, 971 Tom Hall St.. Registration ends Feb.18.

Spring youth sports programs include coed soccer (ages 4-8), boys’ soccer (ages 9-12), girls’ soccer (ages 9-12), baseball (ages 3-13), girls’ softball (ages 9-12), boys’ basketball (ages 10-15) and volleyball (third to eighth grades). For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department: 803-547-2273.

Former Falcons’ honored

Jason Damm was named Freshman of the Year for Atlantic Coast Conference Rugby League and named to First Team. Aaron Keers was named Honorable Mention.

Both rugby players are Nation Ford High School graduates who are now students at Clemson University.

Hole-in-one for Ross

Bill Ross of Fort Mill made a hole-in-one on hole 4 at Aiken Golf Club on Jan. 16.

He used an 8-iron for the 130-yard shot. It was witnessed by John Pierce, Steve Riley and Jeff Molanari. It was Ross’ second ace.

Baseball players needed

The SC Select Baseball organization needs players for an age 9 and under traveling team. For more information, email or call 704-201-6067.

Sign-up begins for boys’ running program

Registration begins Feb. 24 for Let Me Run, a program aimed at getting boys interested in being active. The spring season opens the week of March 25 and ends with the Let Me Run Springfest 5k on May 17 in Huntersville, N.C.

To register, go to For more information, email with any further questions, to volunteer, or to find a location near you or go to the Let Me Run website.

Fort Mill Mudders invites new members

Fort Mill resident Rod Imhoff has formed the Fort Mill Mudders club to give local athletes new challenges.

“Mud” refers to a variety of obstacle races.

“The mud competitions are about challenging yourself regardless of your fitness or experience background,” Imhoff said. “Mud challenges are a combination of distance and obstacles that will challenge both runners and strength athletes.”

The Fort Mill Mudders club is designed for anyone who has completed or is considering a mud run. Members will train and compete together.


Dragons look to build up local rugby program

The Dragons, a local rugby team that went 14-0 this past season, has a dedicated facility on Clanton Road at Interstate 77 in Charlotte.

Eight of the Dragons were students at Nation Ford High and since have graduated and are playing at Clemson. They can be followed at

The team is looking to build the program, including offering a squad for girls and women. Find the team on Facebook by searching for The Fort Mill Dragons Rugby Club or email

Fly with the Future Falcons

The Nation Ford High Future Falcons program is for children age 6-13. Participants will have the opportunity to run through the tunnel with the team before a varsity home game, play flag football on the field during a practice and eat ice cream with the team.

Members will be assigned a senior football player as their host to show them around the field, the locker room and answer questions, etc.

Future Falcons also will receive a commemorative picture of the 2013 group and a membership card that will provide them a free combo from the concession stand at home varsity games at Nation Ford during the 2013-14 season.

Membership is $50; proceeds go to the Nation Ford football program. Details: Michelle Kuhn, or

Registration open for Lacrosse club

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

Indian Land High boosters seeking help

The Indian Land High School Athletic Booster Club is selling program ads, corporate signs, memberships and season passes. All forms can be downloaded at Details: Coach Mayer, 803-548-9452 or email

Train at the Y

Fitness 101 at the Fort Mill YMCA is a course designed for anyone serious about getting leaner, stronger and in shape.

Get the information needed to meet fitness goals by addressing issues like proper breathing, range of motion and exercise selection.

The course meets 9 a.m. the third Saturday of each month; the cost is $5.

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