Serving the Bethel and Lake Wylie communities
• Punt, Pass and Kick Competition: Lake Wylie Athletic Association, in conjunction with the National Football League, will host a regional Punt, Pass and Kick competition at noon June 20 at the River Hills Community athletic fields. The competition is free, and all children from York County and surrounding areas are invited. Players must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Cleats are prohibited. The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program is a national skills competition for boys and girls ages 8 to 15 to compete separately against their peers. Girls and boys compete in four age divisions (8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum. Winners will advance to sectional competition in the fall and may qualify to compete during halftime at a Panthers game. More information is available at the NFL Web site, http://ppk.nflyouthfootball.com/Home_466.htm.
• Football and Cheer sign-ups: We are accepting registrations for new and returning football players and cheerleaders ages 5 to 15. Registration forms and requirements are available online at lwsports.org. There is no draft in Pop Warner. All teams will be assigned based on age and weight requirements. The next sign-up is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday June 20 at the River Hills Association Building. E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• Baseball Game Results
LWAA Minor League Championship - Mets 16, Giants 15. With two outs, on an 0 and 2 count, Greg Middleton drove in JT Killen with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth to give the Mets a hard fought 16 to 15 win over the very tough Giants. In a close game that saw the lead change hands multiple times, 10 different players scored at least one run for the Mets. Kaleb Strader went 4 for 4 for the Mets with two doubles, a single and a triple. He also drove in four runs. JT Killen homered and doubled twice, driving in five runs. Killen also drove in the tying runs in the bottom of the 6th on a clutch double. Tristan Wallace played an excellent game defensively at catcher for the Mets and drove in two critical runs in the fifth inning. Chris Carnes started the game pitching for the Mets with Greg Middleton getting the win.
Eight Giants batters racked up a total of 14 hits, five of which went for extra bases. Taylor Foster put a two-run homer into the parking lot in the first inning and added a two-RBI double in the 6th. Soren Krause went two for three at the plate, with a triple and a double, driving in five runs. Cody Copeland added a double in the fourth inning. Other Giants getting multiple hits included the starting pitcher Dayne Tober with three hits; Weldon Briggs and Nathan Dubrouillet added two hits each. The Giants made a nice double play in the bottom of the fourth inning. With a runner on first, pitcher Nathan Dubrouillet fielded a ground ball and threw the batter out at first. Cody Copeland fired it across the diamond to Andy Brom who tagged out the sliding runner trying to reach third.
• Soccer Game Results
The Charlotte United Futbol Club hosted the LWAA U-8 post season soccer tournament May 30 at The Palisades Soccer Complex.
The first round of the tournament saw a tight match between the Panthers and Sharks that was decided by one lone goal with the Panthers taking the match 1-0 and advancing. The Strikers and Rockets also played to a scoreless first half. The Strikers eventually broke through in the second half and won 2-0.
The second round had even more drama and excitement as the Panthers knocked off the defending Champions, the Cyclones, in overtime 2-1 to advance to the championship game. The other semifinals game was closely played, but the Strikers outscored the Dynamite 3-1 to advance to their second consecutive championship game.
The Championship game would not disappoint going into overtime to decide a champion. When all was said and done the Panthers came out on top, with new head coach Brian Lee taking the victory lap! All in all it was a great tournament and the parents along with the children had a great time.
• Upcoming Dates
June 20: Football and cheer registration 10 a.m.-2 p.m. River Hills Association building
June 20: LWAA Punt, Pass, Kick competition, noon, River Hills Athletic Fields
June 27: Mandatory Pop Warner parents meeting 10 a.m. at Crowders Creek School; final registration noon-2 p.m.
We are always looking for continued support. If you would like to learn more about LWAA volunteer opportunities please e-mail Dawn Fruendt at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still seeking a storage/office building. If you have or know someone who has property, please contact us. If you would like to donate cash, time, goods or services, call the association at 803-831-9298. Volunteers may fill out a volunteer form at eteamz.com/lwaa and mail to LWAA, P.O. Box 5299, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.