Tops in the nation
Ray Guy's Prokicker national camp recently ranked Fort Mill High's Chris Larson as the nation's best kicker. He won the camp's longest field goal contest hitting a 55 yard field goal and had the best hang time in the competition with 3.9 seconds. His average kickoff distance ranged at 60 yards and his best kickoff distance was 67 yards.
Boys lacrosse finishes
The Fort Mill Lacrosse middle school team just concluded its second season of play by competing in the Bagataway Lacrosse Tournament in Atlanta. The team went 2-1 in the tournament. Led by coach Tim Wylie, the team completed the regular season with a record of 11-6-1.
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The Fort Mill chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is hosting its second Annual Charity Golf Tournament June 6 at the Tega Cay Golf Club. The tournament will benefit the Fort Mill School District. All money raised through the tournament will go to the education foundation and will stay in the Fort Mill School District to help students or teachers. The tournament is open to all levels and will even have a youth golfing section so everyone can participate. If you are interested in playing in the tournament, call Lisa Crutchfield at 802-0517.
The Springfield community will hold its first 5K race in the community to benefit the non-profit organization Volunteers in Medical Missions. The race is at 8 a.m. June 7. The race will be followed by a fun run at 8:45 a.m. for children aged 9 and under. The pre-registration fee is $25, and $30 to register the day of the race. The fun run is $15, including the day of the race. For more information, go to www.orchardparkspringfield.com.
Adult tennis league
USTA Flex League adult tennis singles ladders are now forming in York, Chester and Lancaster counties. Season runs June 8 to Aug. 1 for ages 19 and up and NTRP levels 2.5-4.5. Minimum five matches guaranteed. You and your opponent agree on date, location and time of match. You need not be a USTA member to participate. There is a $35 registration fee, USTA members get a $10 discount. Visit www.ustaflexleagues.com or call 877-FLEX-004 for more information. Local contact for the league is Lissa Johnston 802-4365.
Yellow Jackets football camp
The Fort Mill varsity football coaches and players will hold a football camp for elementary and middle school age kids. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 16 for rising fourth-graders and fifth-graders. This camp will focus on the basics of football including receiving, tackling (with dummies), pursuing, throwing, kicking, running and punting. Athletes will participate in "team concept" football: they will learn how to line up in the base sets of the Fort Mill offense and defense, and learn the proper drills that go along with the schemes. The camp is a non-contact camp. The total cost is $125 and the camp will be at the Fort Mill practice fields.
For more information, contact Joey Blathen at
548-3516 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls hoops camp
Future Lady Jackets basketball camp is open for any girls entering grades fourth-eighth next year. Camp dates are July 8-11 from 9 a.m. until noon. The Fort Mill High School coaching staff and players will give instruction on fundamental skills and competition. Cost for the camp is $70, which includes a custom ball. To register for the camp, please visit the FMHS Athletic Web site, http://fmhs.fort-mill.k12.sc.us , or pick up a form at your school. Space is limited, so make sure to register by June 14. If you have any questions, please contact Todd Bowser at email@example.com.
Fort Mill High School's varsity cheerleaders are asking all girls aged 4-12 to join them this summer, June 16-19, for some cheerleading fun. If interested, contact Bailey Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.