Warriors take soccer title
The Indian Land High School boys varsity soccer team won the Rose City Soccer Tournament this past weekend.
The Warriors defeated Lancaster 2-0 Friday night to advance to the championship
against Andrew Jackson. Sergio Esparrago scored two goals, including a penalty kick, and Luke Lambert had an assist. On Saturday, Indian Land beat Andrew Jackson 2-0 with one goal by Esperrago assisted by Lambert, who knocked one in unassisted.
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Goalkeeper Patrick Sweatt and the Warrior defense, led by Brandon Smith had a clean sheet for the tournament.
"We start our regular season [Monday, March 16] by traveling to Westminster Catawba [and] we look to defend our region championship and go far in the state tournament," Head coach Adam Cole said.
Fort Mill girls JV undefeated
The Fort Mill High School girls JV lacrosse team defeated Charlotte Country Day School 17-12 at Fort Mill High School Thursday, March 5.
Claire Frase and Marina Weber led in scoring with five goals each. Alex Rodrique and Halle Hillman both scored two goals and Martha Scott Alford, Caroline Lewis and Ciera Johnson contributed one a piece. Weber, Frase and Hillman all contributed assists.
Hadley Mabry joined teammates Frase, Weber, Rodrique, Hillman, Alford and Lewis in dominating ball control. Goalie Kirsten Terry recorded nine saves.
Weber assisted. Ground balls were controlled by Alford, Katz and Weber.
JV Falcons make finals
The Nation Ford boys JV soccer team finished as finalists in the Irmo High School preseason tournament held in Columbia last weekend.
The Falcons opened up with a tough, 1-0 win over Blythewood and then defeated Airport High 4-1. The Falcons blistered Dutch Fork 6-2 to earn a spot in the championship game against Irmo, considered one of the top sides in the state. Despite playing a man down for virtually the entire game, the Falcons held the powerhouse team scoreless, surrendering only a penalty kick goal off of a disputed handball call in the box. Nation Ford held Irmo off until the final minutes of the game when they pushed forward and nearly scored the equalizer, creating several dangerous chances in the closing minutes.
Nation Ford was led by Nathan Kennedy's four goals and by a tenacious defense led by Richard George, David Parks, Matthew Harvey and Luis Alba, as well as the stellar goaltending of Steve Zubrick.
That raised the JV boys' record to 4-1-1 on the season.
Tega Cay has sports info
This month, Tega Cay Parks and Recreation began distributing a monthly e-mail-based newsletter to participants and residents. The monthly newsletter features articles and information about various sporting, recreation and community events.
The newsletter also contains Web links, coach profiles and articles regarding fitness and wellness.
"As we continue to grow, we recognize the need to stay in touch with the residents, parents, and athletes that are part of our sports leagues and events. In creating a monthly newsletter, we hope to keep the community, not just informed, but more involved," Tega Cay Operations Director Charlie Funderburk said.
The newsletter will be distributed the first of each month. Only people who are currently signed up with TCPR, or who have signed up for the newsletter, will receive it. Everyone is encouraged to sign up to receive the newsletter by visiting www.tegacayrec.com .
Bring the kids to the Castle
Homer is gearing up for the new baseball season and is looking for new members to join the fun and be a part of the Junior Knights Kid's Club this year.
The Junior Knights Kids Club is open to kids 14 and under. Cost is $23 to join. As a member, kids get a T-shirt, baseball card team set, free admission to any 10 Charlotte Knights baseball games and 10 percent off merchandise in the team store.
Kids also receive invitations to all the special Kids Club events, including Homer's Birthday Party Sunday, April 19, and a player autograph session.
Kids Club members also get the VIP treatment on Sundays. Members get to be first in line as they run the bases.
For more information, visit www.charlotteknights.com or call Becka Leveille at 704-357-8071 ext. 2168 or send an e-mail to beckal@charlotte knights.com.
The Knights' home opener is Thursday, April 9.
Mixed doubles players wanted
USTA Mixed Doubles adult tennis teams are forming now. The season runs May 16-July 18. Cost is $20, plus any applicable court fees. USTA membership is required. For more information contact the Tega Cay Tennis Club, (803) 835-0530 or tennis@tegacay golfclub.com
Sign up for local road races
The Tega Cay Shamrock 5K and 1-Mile Leprechaun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 14, at The Tega Cay Golf Club, 1 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay. Start time is 8 a.m.
T-Shirts will be awarded to all pre-registered 5K participants and SWAG bags and certificates will be awarded to participants of both the 5K and 1-Mile events. Medals will be awarded to the top three in each 5K division as well as the top three male and female finishers. More information and registration can be found at www.Active.com or www.ReconFitnessAdventures.com.
Calling junior golfers
All juniors golfers ages 5-17 are invited to participate in junior clinics 2-3 p.m. on Saturday afternoons in March and April at the Fort Mill Golf Club Driving Range and Golf Academy.
Cost is $60 for six sessions with topics including setup, golf swing, chipping and putting, golf etiquette, rules, having fun and much more. For more information, call PGA Professional Brent Reneau at 803-230-2853.
Free fitness at the Y
Register now at the Fort Mill YMCA for Fitness 101, a free course designed for anyone serious about getting leaner, stronger and in shape once and for all. The class will begin 9 a.m. Saturday, March 21, in the Yoga Room.
• Also, golf sign-ups are going on now at the Fort Mill YMCA. Sessions begin Monday, March 23 and run through May 1. Age groups are 4-6, 7-14 and 15 -adult. $90 members/$100 nonmembers.
Tega Cay classes
The Tega Cay Beach and Swim Center will be offering the following classes to members and non-members. Become a member and receive discounts on all of them:
n Boot Camp - eight class session or pay as you go. Combines resistance training, cardio, sport specific drills and lots of fun in the great outdoors.
n Yoga - a.m. and p.m. classes.
n Pilates - p.m. classes.
n Metabolic Makeover - 12 weeks of training, nutrition counseling and fun.
Showmars helps Indian Land teams
Showmars in Indian Land has partnered with the Indian Land Athletic Booster Club again this year to offer Booster Club Nights. A portion of their proceeds from these nights are donated to the club and used to fund scholarships to student athletes at Indian Land High School. The dates are: April 21, and May 12.
Playball has teamed up with Leroy Springs Recreation Complex to offer sports classes to students enrolled in the F.L.Y.E.R.S. afterschool program. Playball is an international child development company coaching children for more than 20 years. Classes are for boys and girls of all abilities and utilize a variety of activities and games to teach skills used in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis and volleyball. Parents of F.L.Y.E.R.S. children can register at the complex, either in person or by calling 547-4575. Registration costs $35 per month. Age-appropriate classes will be held weekly at each elementary school -- Monday at Gold Hill, Tuesday at Fort Mill, Wednesday at Springfield and Riverview and Friday at Orchard Park. You can also find out more about Playball by calling Derick Wilder at (803) 487-4687.
--compiled by staff