Windham gets collegiate honor
Fort Mill High School graduate Alex Windham has been named Spartanburg Methodist College's Zaxby's Athlete of the week for helping lead Spartanburg Methodist College to a repeat regional title and another run for a trip to nationals.Windham, a sophomore, was the offensive leader in the Lady Pioneers' repeat of title in the National Junior College Athletic Association's Region X 2009 regular season. The Lady Pioneers wrapped up their second consecutive region title with a double header sweep of Southeastern CC. Their 17-1 region record and 29-5 overall record are the best in 15 years at SMC.Windham is the leading hitter with a .525 batting average and lofty .759 slugging percentage. Her .525 batting average ranks her sixth nationally in JUCO statistics."Alex is going to be tough to replace next season," head coach Rick Pauly said."Because of her performance hitting from our number four position in the lineup, opposing teams have been forced to pitch to our other outstanding hitters in front of her. They set the table and then Alex drives them in as witnessed by her 33 RBIs this season."Pauly also said, "Alex is one of the rare combinations all coaches hope to recruit. Not only is she an outstanding softball player, she will also graduate this May as an Academic All-American."
- staff reports
Soccer academy coming
The Midwest Soccer Academy is coming to Tega Cay this summer. It will be hosted by the Tega Cay Parks and Recreation Department July 13-17.
The week-long camp offers three-hour and five-hour programs.
The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of the MSA staff. The cost is $129 for a half-day for U13 and above and $$159 for U6-U12 for full-day sessions.
Lady Warriors advance
The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors won their first two playoff games in Class A softball and have a home game at 6 p.m. today.
On Saturday, the Lady Warriors defeated Ninety Six 4-1 in nine innings. Winning pitcher for the team was Kristin Campbell (10-8).
Top hitters for the day included Alyssa Hartley with a single, Beth Martin and Kristin Campbell with two singles each, Alex Greenawalt, with a single and a run, Katie Jowers, with a single and RBI and Maranda Garris, who had a single and two RBIs.
Indian Land's winning streak in the playoffs began last Thursday against Fox Creek, where Indian Land won 5-2. Indian Land finished with 10 hits and two errors, Fox Creek with four hits and one error. Campbell was the winning pitcher that night as well and fanned 10 batters.
-Tracy B. McGinnis
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