LWAA in-person registration Thursday
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Athletic Association is accepting registration for ages 3-14 for the fall soccer season.
In-person registration will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Omega Sports in RiverGate shopping center.
Practices begin Aug. 20, with the first games Sept. 6. Playoffs are in early November.
Cost is $65, including uniform.
Register at sports.bluesombrero.com/LWAA/Soccer.
Bonspiel Aug. 8-10
CHARLOTTE Four-time Olympic curler Debbie McCormick will compete in the Grits ‘n’ Granite Bonspiel hosted by the Charlotte Curling Association Aug. 8-10 at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail with 128 competitors from throughout the U.S. and Canada. The club includes players from Lake Wylie area.
McCormick has competed on four Winter Olympic teams – 2014 (10th place), 2010 (10th), 2002 (4th), 1998 (5th) – and nine times in the Women’s World Championship, winning gold in 2003 and silver in 2006. She is an eight-time U.S. National Champion.
Other internationally known curlers to compete are Canadian Alex Forrest and Charlotte Curling member Jamie Sinclair. Forrest, a native of Winnipeg, Canada, was recently selected for two-time Men’s World Champion Jeff Stoughton’s team. He was the 2010 Canadian Junior National Silver Medalist and 2013 Manitoba Curling Tour Champion. Sinclair was tapped by the United States Curling Association to participate in its “High Performance” Project 2018 Program, designed to train Olympic-caliber athletes. She lives and trains in Ottawa, Canada.
Elimination round play begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, with new games beginning at 10:30 a.m., and 1, 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m., and ending around 10:45 p.m. Play continues beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Semifinals will be at 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. The Friday draw includes McCormick’s team at 10:30 a.m., Sinclair at 1 p.m. and Forrest at 3:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome at the Extreme Ice Center during any of the games.
The championship is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday. Curling tradition holds that competitors are piped onto the ice by a bagpiper followed by a toast to the piper with a shot of Scotch. Prior to the finals, Charlotte Curling Association member Andrea Jones will play the bagpipes. The Grits ‘n’ Granite toast will feature North Carolina moonshine.
The Charlotte Curling Association, founded in 2010, has more than 80 members. A new dedicated facility will open in the fall in Charlotte. For more information, go to charlottecurling.com.
CHS club dinner Saturday
CLOVER The fifth annual Clover Touchdown Club Steak Dinner and Auction will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in the school cafeteria, catered by Christopher’s in Lake Wylie.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Chris Howell, a 1989 graduate of Clover High School and former Blue Eagle football player. Howell is pastor of a church in Gastonia, N.C., and a member of the Gaston County School Board.
In addition to meeting the needs of the football program, the club supports CHS cheerleaders and trainers.
Steak dinner tickets, available at clovertouchdownclub.com, cost $38 and include dinner and entry into door prize drawings.
Clover Touchdown Club membership fees are $25 for individuals or $35 for family membership of up to two adults. Encourager Blue Eagle membership for businesses and individuals who want to sponsor the team or a player costs $100.
The club meets the first Monday of each month 6-6:30 p.m. in the off season and 7 -7:30 p.m. during the football season in the CHS weight room.
LWAA registering for fall season
LAKE WYLIE Registration is open for Lake Wylie Athletic Association’s fall baseball season through Aug. 12. Visit eteamz.com/lwaa/ for more information.
Adult soccer league forming
BELMONT Belmont Parks & Recreation Department is holding registration for adult soccer through Aug. 22.
Cost is $300 per team within the limits of Belmont, $350 per team out of city limits; or $40 for residents, $45 for nonresidents.
Sign up online at cityofbelmont.org or 37 E. Woodrow Ave. Call 704-901-2070 for information.
Clover High School
Clover Athletic Booster Club seeks support
CLOVER The Clover Athletic Booster Club is reaching out to prospective members to bolster the organization’s support base.
“We hope you will join us today in supporting our CHS Blue Eagle athletic programs,” said club President Jeanine Schreiner. For details, email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booster club officers are: Julie Van Slambrook, vice president; Jamie McMackin, treasurer; Margaret Stevens, secretary; Beverly Archer, membership; Burnett Jenkins, membership at-large; Wanda Summit, football concessions; Alice Smith, basketball concessions; and Marybeth Shealy, past president.