American Legion baseball team holding try-outs

April 28, 2014 

Lady Mustangs win track championship

The Springfield Middle School Lady Mustangs track team won the York County Middle School Championship at York Comprehensive High School last week.

The team scored a combined 110 points and where led by several first place finishes.

Addy Rogers won the 800 meters in a time of 2.52.07, while Elaine Griffith won the 400 meter (1.03.67) and the long jump with a jump of 15 feet. The athletes teamed with Cameron McDonagh and Carly Berkeland to win the 4x400 meter relay in a time of 4.43.17.

Other points were scored by: Jada Harris, Barbara Barnes, Paityn Tanda, Ava Philbeck (seventh, 4x100 relay), Abby Rogers (second 1,600), Camryn McDonagh (fourth 1,600 third, 800), Ellona Moulds (seventh 1,600), Makayla Blackwell (second, 1,600 fourth, 200), Jada Harris, Paityn Tanda, Ava Philbeck, and Elle Ford (fourth sprint medley relay), Carly Berkeland (third 800 third shot put), Abby Walker (third, discus) Aiden Cummings (fourth, discus fifth shot put), Sydney McDonagh (sixth high jump).

Fort Mill baseball team tops NaFo

With a second-place finish and a home-field playoff spot for the winner, Fort Mill battled to a 10-1 win over rival Nation Ford last week.

Both teams came into Thursday’s game at 10-3 in class-AAAA Region 3. Senior Dalton Helms got the start for the Falcons, and senior Avery Carter got the call for Fort Mill. Carter went the distance for the Jackets, allowing one run on three hits, while striking out one and walking four.

“We are starting to peak at the right time,” said Fort Mill coach Brad Mercer.

Russell, Davison win post-season lacrosse honors

Fort Mill’s Mitch Russell was named the S.C. High School Lacrosse Coaches Association Player of the Year and Attack of the Year for the 2014 season. Fort Mill’s Ben Davison was also named Defensive Player of the Year.

PrimeTime Players back on track

For only the second time in the three-year history of the Tobacco Road Basketball League, the PrimeTime Players came into a regular season game off a loss, but rebounded to defeat the Palmetto Flight 130-117 April 26 at Banks Street Gym in Fort Mill. PrimeTime had won its previous 29 games.

Malaciah Jones and Terell Smith lead the way for PrimeTime with 28 points apiece. Jones also tallied 12 rebounds for PrimeTime. Chris Moore had 26 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists while Brian Mobley had 19 and James Dillard finished with 16 points and seven rebounds.

PrimeTime improved to 3-1 and will be at home Saturday against the South Carolina All-Stars at 5 p.m. at the Banks Street Gym.

Hole-in-one for Rominger

Ed Rominger had a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at Springfield Golf Course during the Taste of Fort Mill Tournament.

Rominger used a 9 iron for the drive, which was witnessed by Tom and Ann Feldman and Cynthia Rominger.

Boosters hold barbecue sale

The Nation Ford High Athletic Booster Club is hosting a BBQ fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 in the Nation Ford parking lot. You can order through May 6. For more information or to place an order, go to or email Margaret Causey at

Girls on the run

Girls on the Run of the Tri County is holding a noncompetitive 5K run/walk 8:30 a.m. May 10 through Old Town Rock Hill and the Winthrop University campus.

The event is in celebration of the 10th anniversary of GOTR Tri County. Runners will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and are invited to a a post-race celebration with food, drinks, music and more. To register and for more information, go to

Show Ski Team holding tryouts

The Carolina Show Ski Team will hold Ski Team Tryouts 6-8:30 p.m. May 8 and May 12 at Windjammer Park in Tega Cay. Water skiers ages 6 and older are encouraged to come. Carolina Show Ski Team will provide equipment, or you may bring your own.

For more information, go to or call Tammy LaValley at 803-431-3920.

Post 43 holding tryouts

The American Legion Post 43 baseball team will hold tryouts at 6 p.m. May 13 and May 15 at Fort Mill High School. The schedule may change depending on both Nation Ford and Fort Mill’s status in the high school playoffs.

A mandatory parent meeting for all 2014 Legion players will be held at 2 p.m. May 18 at the American Legion Post on the corner of Banks and Academy streets.

Lax camp June 23

The Nation Ford High School boys Crank it Up Lacrosse Camp will be held 8:30 a.m.-noon June 23-27 at the high school. To register, go to Register before May 10 and get a 20 percent discount.

Football camps

• Fort Mill High School will hold a four-day football camp for first- through eighth-graders from 9 a.m. until noon June 23-26 at Bob Jones Stadium.

The cost of the camp is $90. Register online by following the summer camp links on or in person at Fort Mill High School, 224 Munn Road. For more information, call coach Ed Susi at 704-819-6755.

• The Nation Ford football team will hold a football camp for youth and middle school kids from 9 a.m. to noon June 16-20. The camp will be divided into two groups – ages 6-11 and rising sixth- through eighth-graders.

Lacrosse camp

Crank It Lacrosse will host a boys’ youth camp for rising second- through eighth-graders from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 23-27 at Nation Ford High School. For more information, got to and click on camps.

Umpires needed

Tega Cay Parks and Recreation is in search of Little League Baseball Umpires for the spring and fall seasons. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

For information, call Joey Blethen at 803-548-3787.

Volleyball camp

Fort Mill High School will holding a volleyball camp for rising fourth- to ninth-graders from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 23-26.

Cost is $75. For more information, email

Players wanted by Angels

The Carolina Angels 10U girls’ fastpitch team from Fort Mill is looking for to fill a few more positions available to experienced travel ballplayers. For more information, email

Fort Mill Mudders invites members

Fort Mill resident Rod Imhoff has formed the Fort Mill Mudders club to give local athletes an opportunity to meet 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. “They are designed to be challenging at multiple levels. 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.

“Training together, we will push each other to achieve individual and club goals by sharing opportunities, locations for training, and tips on obstacles,” Imhoff said.Details:

Dragons to build local rugby program on success

The Dragons, a local rugby team that featured many players from Fort Mill and went 14-0 last season, has a dedicated facility on Clanton Road at Interstate 77 in Charlotte.

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

The team is looking to build the program, including 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 to local kids

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 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 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 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. Staff reports

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