Fort Mill Times

Sports briefs - May 12, 2009


League begins play Saturday

USTA Mixed Doubles adult tennis teams are forming. The season runs May 16-July 18. Cost is $20, plus any applicable court fees. USTA membership is required. For more information, call 803-222-7792 or e-mail


Tournament for AAL Saturday

Animal Adoption League will host its second annual Wishes for Whiskers Golf Classic on Saturday at Glen Oaks Golf Club, 245 Golf Course Road, Maiden, N.C.

AAL -- based in York County that serves the greater Charlotte area -- is a nonprofit founded in 1992 offering veterinary care, foster homes and an adoption outlet for animals.

Shotgun start is at 1:45 p.m. Cost is $75 per golfer and includes cart, driving range, lunch, dinner, raffle ticket and goodie bag. Prizes also will be awarded for first- and second-place teams, as well as closest to pin and longest drive.

All proceeds benefit Animal Adoption League. Sponsor levels begin at $20. For information, call 704-879-4157 or visit

Sign up for summer program

River Hills Country Club's summer program will consist of eight weeks of junior golf instruction that will cover all facets of the game, along with a program to get children ready for the golf course.

Programs will be held from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. with ages 10 and older beginning June 10 and ages 9 and younger beginning June 11.

The summer series costs $100 for members or $150 for non-members.

Individual sessions cost $20 per week for members or $25 per week for non-members.

To sign up or for more information, e-mail or

Hall ties for 25th

CHARLOTTE -- Amanda Hall of Tega Cay tied for 25th with 80-84 -164 at the May 3 fourth annual Vicki DiSantis Junior Girls' Championship at Pine Island CC in Charlotte.

This annual junior championship is conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association in honor of Vicki DiSantis for her dedication and work supporting junior girls' golf in the Carolinas.


Registration ends Saturday

Belmont Parks & Recreation Department is holding registration for T-ball for ages 3-9 continues through Saturday on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration costs $35 in city, $60 out of city. Sign-ups will be taken at the department, 37 E. Woodrow Ave., Belmont. For more information, call 704-901-2070 or visit


Sharks hold clinics Saturday

The River Hills Sharks have new team suits, a new assistant coach and a first season with a new league -- the Greater Charlotte Swim League. The Sharks will compete in the third division, with six regular season dual meets (three home and three away), as well as an All-Star meet July 12.

On the calendar:

• Friday: Make-up practice

• saturday: Turn Clinic 8-9:30 a.m. (ages 11-12) and 9:30-11 a.m. (13-18)

• May 22 : Make-up practice

For more information, call Coach Joan Epping or Ashley Goehring 803-831-8060.

Gators jump in for training

The Landing Gators have about 115 swimmers this year. Katie Dorn takes the helm as head coach bringing years of experience and looks forward to working with returning assistant coaches Amanda Voges, Luke Elston, Moriah Slavens and Rachel Hester.

Tina Rulevich will serve as president of the Landing Gators and the Metrolina Swim League.

Practice for all swimmers was scheduled to begin Monday.

Other upcoming dates to remember include:

• Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.: Judges training at The Landing pool.

• May 25: No practice

• May 28: Practice meet and team picture at The Landing pool.

Meet dates:

• June 4 at Springfield

• June 8 at Tega Cay

• June 11 at home vs. River Hills Country Club

• June 15 at Baxter Village

• June 18 at home meet vs. Shiland

• June 22, reserved for make-up meet if necessary

• June 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.: Invitational Meet and Championship neet at Rock Hill Aquatic Center

• June 28: Team party at The Landing pool


Military Memorial 5K May 30

The Tega Cay Military Memorial 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. May 30 at Tega Cay Golf Club, 1 Molokai Drive.

Registration divisions include male and female in six age groups, with top three finishers overall and top three in each division receiving medals. The 1-mile fun run/walk is a non-competitive and will begin at 8:15 a.m.

A portion of the proceeds go to Tega Cay Parks and Recreation. For more information or to register, call 803-322-2488 or visit

Get ready for Splash Dash

The 16th annual Splash Dash, Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce's annual 10K/5K race and 5K walk, will be held June 13 at Camp Thunderbird/River Hills.

This premier event is one of the most challenging runs in the Southeast.

Splash Dash is a ChampionChip event by Queen City Timing. The 10K course is USATF Certified, and the courses for both races and the walk wind through the scenic and undulating roads of River Hills. Starting time for the race is 8 am. Walkers will step off at 8:10 a.m.

Registration for the race is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event. Wheelchair racers are welcome. Each pre-registered runner will receive a T-shirt. Runners who register on the day of the race will receive a T-shirt as long as the supply lasts.

The fee to participate in the walk is $5, with proceeds going to the Camp Thunderbird Scholarship Fund. The first 100 walkers to register also receive a T-shirt.

To register for Splash Dash, visit and download a registration form, or call Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce at 803-831-2827.