Rock Hill Rocks Open set for Oct. 5-12
ROCK HILL The sixth annual Rock Hill Rocks Open will be held Oct. 5-12 at Rock Hill Tennis Center, 897 Maplewood Lane.
This $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s tennis tournament brings professional players from around the world. Matches are held during the day and are free for the public to watch.
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The tournament features two special events for area amateur tennis players. Register by calling 803-326-3842 or emailing email@example.com.
The Rockin’ Jr Kickoff will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. This free youth clinic is open to ages 4 to 18. Professional tournament players will lead drills and games. Participants will get goody bags, prizes, pizza and autographs.
The Adult Pro-Am is 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6. Professional tournament players will play doubles round-robin games with amateur participants. Cost is $50 for each amateur participant.
Clover tennis team defeats Gaffney
CLOVER The Clover High School girls’ tennis team shut down Region 3-AAAA foe Gaffney 6-0.
Playing No. 1 singles, Harriet Hall defeated Rebecca Campbell 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 singles, Corey Brom, bested Gaffney’s Kierra Robinson by the same scores.
Clover’s No. 3 singles player, Grace Miller, handled Dakota Shook in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, with No. 4 Anna Miszkiewicz holding Lexie Fowler scoreless at 6-0, 6-0.
No. 5 Anna Drechsler defeated Li Lee 6-0, 6-1, with Clover’s No. 2 doubles team of Tiffany Mendez and McKenzie Martin defeating Gaffney’s Laura Rector and Tanisha Thompson, 6-0, 6-1.
The Blue Eagles travel Sept. 30 to Fort Mill to battle the Yellow Jackets in a Region 3-AAAA headliner.
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Athletic Association is accepting registration through Oct. 31 for ages 3-15 for basketball season.
Cost is $65. Register at sports.bluesombrero.com/LWAA/Basketball. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Zombie Crawl 5K Oct. 25
ROCK HILL Zombies will invade the streets of downtown Rock Hill while humans race for survival during the 2014 Old Town Zombie Crawl Oct. 25 to benefit The Heart2Heart Foundation.
Participants may run the USATF-certified 5K route as a human or a zombie for $25, or walk the route for free. Runners who register before Oct. 18 receive a 2014 Old Town Zombie Crawl T-shirt, cinch bag filled with sponsor swag and event wristband. Official Zombie Crawl T-shirts are available in adult and youth sizes for $10 for registered walkers or Fun Run participants.
Adult runners will compete for cash prizes, while youth runners will vie to win gift cards from local merchants.
The Old Town Zombie Crawl aims to raise awareness about heart disease and provide support for The Heart2Heart Foundation. Proceeds will be used to provide free heart health educational materials and programs in the community and to fund risk-assessment scholarships for women in the tri-county area.
Registered runners will receive a free pass to meet Addy Miller, the little girl zombie on episode 1 of “The Walking Dead.” Miller will serve as the 2014 Official Grand Marshal.
For more about activities and to register, visit OldTownZombieCrawl.com.
Former Blue Eagles excel on college fields
CLOVER Former Clover High School quarterback Aaron Miller is playing for The Citadel.
While completing two of 10 passes, Miller was a punishing runner in the Bulldogs’ 20-18 loss to Charleston Southern.
Miller, who became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in Blue Eagle football history, pounded the Charleston Southern defense for 120 yards rushing in the closely-contested game.
• Former Blue Eagle standout Ahlija Blake continues to contribute as a member of the Tusculum football team.
Blake was credited with a tackle for Tusculum in the team’s 38-35 loss to North Greenville.
Local duo swings in Lake Lure tourney
WEST END, NC Toby Tyler of Belmont and David Watts of Gastonia finished 41-38 - 79 in Flight B (6,347 yards) in the Sept. 22 Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Rumbling Bald Resort – Apple Valley, in Lake Lure, N.C.
Tournament format is 18 holes of four-ball stroke play, both gross and net. 90 percent of a player’s course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by the tournament date, is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA Handicap Index at a CGA member club. The field is divided into divisions based on age and total team course handicap: Tournament Division-Flight A, Flight B; Super Senior 65 and older Division; Super Senior 70 and older Division.
For more information on the CGA, visit carolinasgolf.org.