Midnight Mile makes a profit
Fundraising efforts for Fort Mill High’s swim and cross country teams recently brought in almost $700 as part of the annual Midnight Mile event.
More than 100 people came out for the event, with 83 people participating in the run. Approximately 11 runners broke 5 minutes in the mile with former Lexington High and current Winthrop University runner Colby Coulter crossing the finish line first in 4:29.
Second place went to former Northwestern runner Christian Ackner and third place went to former Fort Mill and current Naval Academy runner Lucas Stalnaker, who finished in 4:37. Event host and former Fort Mill runner Jeffrey Case came in fifth in a time of 4:41.
Two chances to tryout for travel team
The Carolina Angels softball team is moving to a 12U team and girls with travel ball experience are invited to try out at Nation Ford High School at:
• 6-8 p.m. July 23
• 1-3 p.m. July 27
Golfers needed for Links for Lupus event
The 14th annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament will tee off Aug. 25 to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter.
Presented by LITTLE Diversified Architectural Consulting, the Links for Lupus Golf Tournament will take place at Cedarwood Country Club at 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte. Registration kicks off at 11 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. All players will receive lunch and dinner, beverages during play, official tournament gift, golfer goodie bag, and a complimentary team photograph. Prizes awarded for first to third in low net and low gross categories.
For event information and to download a registration form, go to lupuslinks.dojiggy.com.
Fort Mill youth sports registration underway
Registration for Fort Mill Parks and Recreation fall sports is underway and ends Aug. 6. Youth sports offered are: baseball (ages 7-13), cheerleading (6-11), flag football (5-7), tackle football (7 -12), soccer (4-14), and softball (7-12).
Registration ends Aug. 9 for Tega Cay fall sports
Registration for Tega Cay Parks and Recreation fall sports is underway and ends Aug. 9. Youth sports offered are baseball (ages 3-13), cheerleading (6-12), flag football (5-8), tackle football (7-12), soccer (3-14) and softball (7-12).
Adult sports offered are coed kickball, and men’s and women’s softball (21 and older).
For more information contact Joey Blethen at 803-548-3787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“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: FortMillMudders.com.
Carolina Dragons to build local rugby program
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 graduates and are now playing at Clemson. They can be followed at Clemsonrugby.com.
The team is looking to build the program, including a squad for girls and women. Find the team on Facebook by searching for Carolina Dragons at Fort Mill or email email@example.com.
Future Falcons can fly with players
The Nation Ford High Future Falcons program is for children ages 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, KuhnM@fort-mill.k12.sc.us or ymca.org.
Registration open for lacrosse club
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 fmlacrosse.com.
Indian Land High boosters seek help
The Indian Land High School Athletic Booster Club is selling program advertisements, corporate signs, memberships and season passes. All forms can be downloaded at ilhs.lancasterscschools.org. Details: coach Michael Mayer, 803-548-9452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.