Oakridge Middle student Jack Killelea got the call to suit up for the Clover, South Carolina Blue Eagles as the season wound down recently. His audition positions him well for his freshman season in 2019.
Coming off a share of the Region IV football title, Nation Ford is looking to keep that momentum heading into another season. They again will have major questions to answer beginning with who will be under center.
Fort Mill native George Kimbrell and his dog At’a Boy Roy added this year's Region III Shooting Dog Championship to their long list of titles. The latest title makes Roy the best field trial dog in Delaware, Virginia and the Carolinas.
After a two-day, rain-soaked match played in Florence that matched the top 16 high school golf teams in south Carolina, local golfers emerged as among the best. Both Fort Mill and Nation Ford high schools finished in the top 10 in 5A.
Nation Ford puts a scare into the Wando Warriors in the South Carolina 5A boys soccer title match played on May 12, 2018. The title match hinged on a controversial goal in the second half while the match was tied.
After handing the Byrnes Rebels just their second loss on the year a game earlier by winning 2-0, Fort Mill (27-6) lost 14-1 to them in the 5A Upper State softball championship game. The Jackets needed a sweep to advance.
The Yellow Jackets beat Boiling Sorings at home to keep its South Carolina softball playiff hopes alive. Now, Fort Mill must go on the road and sweep a doubleheader from Byrnes to make it to the 5A state championship series next week.
One inning changed the season for the Nation Ford Falcons as the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets scored their only two runs in the sixth inning to eliminate the Falcons from the 5A state baseball playoffs with a 2-1 win.
Payton Lemire did it again. For the second straight playoff game, the Fort Mill High School senior clouted a sixth inning home run to help her team drive toward a title. The first homer came against Gaffney and the second helped defeat JL Mann.
After taking advantage of an error by Greenwood, the Nation Ford High boys' soccer team punched its ticket to the South Carolina Upper State title match. The Falcons now take on a familiar foe in Region IV rival Clover, who they have beaten twice this season.
After a win over Riverside Saturday, April 5, 2018, Nation Ford will now take on TL Hanna Monday night in another elimination game. If the Falcons win that game, they will travel to Dorman Wednesday for a chance to sweep a doubleheader and win the Upper State championship.
The 18-hole Upper State tournament will be held at Fox Run Country Club in Simpsonville, South Carolina May 7, 2018. Among those high school golfers competing will be athletes from Fort Mill and Nation Ford high schools.