Tryout June 6 for 9U Fort Mill travel baseball team

June 2, 2014 

Try-outs for travel baseball team June 6

The Tomahawks, a 9U travel baseball team based in Fort Mill will hold open tryouts for baseball players June 6 for players who will not turn 10 years old before Aug. 1, 2015.

The season will be played this summer and fall. For more information, email

Wheelchair tennis clinic June 10

Wheelchair and amputee tennis clinics will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. June 10 at the Rock Hill Tennis Center.

The clinic will feature instruction from Karin Korb, a Paralympic wheelchair tennis player and coach.

These clinics are offered free and are open to anyone with a physical challenge. The eventis sponsored by the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF) in partnership with Bridge II Sports, USTA South Carolina and USTA North Carolina. Clinics are made possible through grant funding from USTA Wheelchair Tennis. For more, go to

Knicks on a roll

The Fort Mill Knicks 10th grade travel basketball team is 22-2 and has won five consecutive tournaments, including the South Carolina AAU District Championship May 16-18 in Columbia and qualified for the AAU Nationals in Orlando, Fla. The organization also has teams for other grade levels. For more, go to

Golfers sink holes-in-one

• Brad Funk aced the 190-yard 16th hole from the blue tees using a 5-wood on May 25 at Carolina Lakes Golf Club in Indian Land.

This was Funk’s first hole-in-one.

• Charlie Webster aced the 136-yard fourth hole at Carolina Lakes Golf Club on May 12 using a 7-iron.

This was Webster’s first hole-in-one.

• John Matherly made a hole-in-one on the fifth hole May 1 at Fort Mill Golf Club. He used a 3 hybrid for the 181-yard drive.

It was Matherly’s second ace and was witnessed by Ritchie Sharpless, Trevor Tate and Nathan Crabdree.

PrimeTime in 1st place

The PrimeTime Players semipro basketball team picked up two road wins last weekend to move into sole possession of first place in the Western Conference of the Tobacco Road League. PrimeTime defeated Lumberton 107-98 and the Queen City Express 105-95.

PrimeTime returns home to Banks Street Saturday to take on the Greensboro Cobras. For more information, email or find the team on Facebook.

Basketball camps offered

The Nation Ford Falcons will offer two weeks of boys’ basketball camp this summer. The first session will be June 9-12. The second session will be July 7-10. Each session will be 8 a.m. till noon.

The Falcon Camp is open to boys ages 7 and older. Instruction will be by the Falcons’ staff, current and former Falcons players as well as guest spots by college players. Campers will divided by age groups and will concentrate on fundamentals as well as team play.

The cost is $70 and includes a camp T-shirt and awards. For more information, contact head coach Michael Tew at or 803-835-0122 office.

•  The NaFo Lady Falcons are holding a basketball camp June 9-12 with sessions scheduled for 1-4 p.m.

Cost is $75. All campers will receive a ball and T-shirt. For more information, contact Pam Adams at 803-493-9415 or

Learn, improve lacrosse skills

The 2014 South Carolina State Champion Fort Mill High boys’ lacrosse team is hosting a summer camp 9 a.m.-noon June 9-12 at FMHS for rising third to ninth grade boys. The cost is $100 and all proceeds benefit the high school team.

For more information, email FMHS head coach Steve Nadolski at Forms are also available on the Fort Mill Athletic website, at the high school and on Facebook at FMHSLacrosseCamp.

NaFo 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

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.

Umpires needed

Tega Cay Parks and Recreation is in search of Little League Baseball Umpires. 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 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.

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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