Fort Mill Times

Score Board - March 19, 2008

Gold Hill Middle

The Gold Hill Bulldogs claimed victory over the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets with a final score of 13 - 0 at the end of five innings for its first win of the year. Andrew Thomasovich threw four innings for the Bulldogs while only giving up one hit.

The Lady Bulldogs soccer team shut out Clover 3-0 last week with goals by Sydney Soster, Melanie Finta and Allyssa Resech.

The boys team also won 2-1 with goals by Zack Cruz and ReidMcCandless. Thomas Hughes got assist on both goals. Alex Masters had 12 saves in goal for Gold Hill.

Springfield Middle

Springfield Middle School beat Clover 2-1 last week winning its first soccer game. Jonathan Galeano broke through the Clover defense to score the Mustangs' first goal. Less then two minutes later, Galeano again split the Clover defense to put the Mustangs up 2-0.

The Mustangs also beat Fort Mill Middle 5-3. Goals for Springfield included two from Austin Blaschke, and a goal from Jonathan Galeano, Tyler Snincak and Greg Haun. Blaschke and Galeano had assists along with Tyler Trevor Jones.

Last week's first ever Springfield Middle girls soccer game against Clover was a 4-1 victory. Laura Fadeley was the lead scorer while Kelly Ervin scored the final goal with assistance from Fadeley.

Springfield played a tough game against Fort Mill Middle, falling 2-1. Goalie Taquisa Johnson played exceptionally well stopping numerous shots on goal. Fadeley scored with assistance from Ervin and Katie Bleau.

The Mustangs won their first baseball game last week in dramatic fashion. In the top of the seventh inning with the score tied at five, Nathan Helvey struck out all three Fort Mill Middle batters. Then in the bottom of the inning with two outs and no one on base, Phil Lanier hit a triple to right field. On the very next pitch, Helvey hit a walk-off single to left giving Springfield the 6-5 win. Springfield's Jake Corley went 3-3 and had two stolen bases. As a team, the Mustangs had eight stolen bases.

Fort Mill Middle

The Fort Mill Middle school boys and girls soccer teams beat Gold Hill Middle by identical scores of 6-1.

Victory Sports spring registration

Victory Sports is now accepting registration for the following spring sports: Baseball, 4K-fourth grade (co-ed), Flag Football, third-12th grade (boys), Volleyball, third-12 grade (girls) and Ultimate Frisbee, sixth-12th grade (co-ed). The cost is $45. Visit for more information and to pre-register or call 547-7301.

Junior golf instruction

Junior golf instruction will be held Saturdays in March and April

from 4-5:15 p.m. at the Fort Mill Golf Course driving range. All juniors ages 5-17-years-old and all ability levels welcomed, and clubs will be provided if need be. Cost is $15/session. To sign up or for more info, call Brent Reneau at (803) 230-2853.

Spring T-Ball

Leroy Springs Recreation Complex co-ed program is designed to introduce children to the sport of T-ball, baseball utilizing age-appropriate equipment and working in small groups. We will focus on the fundamental mechanics of throwing, hitting and catching/fielding associated with the sport of baseball. As with all our programs, fun and individual development will be stressed throughout the entire program. Games will begin in April and run through May. The league is for ages 5-6. Registration dates are March 8-19. Fees are $45/members and $55/non-members.

Women's and men's church softball

Leroy Springs Recreation Complex will host the church softball coaches' organizational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at Banks Street gymnasium. A representative from each team must attend this meeting to participate in the 2008 softball season. For more information, contact the Athletic Offices at 547-1045. Entry fee is $400 per team (game balls provided).

Open women's and men's softball leagues

New this year, Leroy Springs Recreation Complex will offer open women's and men's softball leagues. Games will be played on Wednesday and Friday evenings June-August. There will be an Open League Organizational Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Banks Street gymnasium. A representative from each team must attend this meeting to participate in the 2008 softball season. For more information, contact the Athletic Offices at 547-1045. Entry fee is $400 per team (game balls provided).

Offensive line camp

Nation Ford High school will host a one day camp for offensive linemen May 25 at the school. Registration is between 8-9 a.m. with the camp ending near 4 p.m. Bring tennis shoes in case of rain. The camp will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Rusty Jester at

Bricks for Baseball

The Indian Land High School baseball team is selling two sizes of engraved bricks that will be displayed on a new brick wall backstop for the standard bricks and a walkway area for the larger 8 x 8 bricks. The money raised from the sale will help fund various projects such as the new backstop, installing fencing around the batting cage, new infield dirt and landscaping around the outside of the field. The standard bricks will sell for $50 and $75 for the larger bricks. Forms are available on our website and through the athletic department at the school. You can make your check out to the Indian Land Booster Club - Baseball Fundraiser.

Playball program

Playball is teaming with Leroy Springs to offer sports classes, beginning in February, to students enrolled in the FLYERS after school program. Playball is an international child development company that has been coaching children for over 20 years, and their programs are now run in a dozen countries around the world. Classes are for boys and girls of all abilities and utilize a variety of activities and games to teach skills used in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey, tennis and volleyball.Parents of FLYERS' children can register for Playball through the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, either in person or by calling (803) 547-4575. Registration for Playball is on a monthly basis and the cost is $35 per month. Age-appropriate classes will be held weekly at each elementary school -- Monday at Gold Hill, Tuesday at Fort Mill, Wednesday at Springfield and Riverview and Friday at Orchard Park. You can also find out more about Playball by calling Derick Wilder at (803) 487-4687.


For self defense, sport, fitness and fun, try this ancient martial art offered at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex. Learn body movement and control involving the skilled application of punches, kicks, blocks and dodges with the hands and feet. Start working on achieving your black belt status now. Charles Lingerfelt's American Freestyle Karate Club was established in 1976 and is the oldest American Freestyle Karate Club in the United States. Renshi Charles Lingerfelt has been training since 1973.Kicking Dragons (ages 4-7 years of age) meet Tuesday/Thursday 6:15-7 p.m. Beginner class are Tuesday/Thursday 7 p.m., advanced classes are Tuesday/Thursday 8 p.m. Fee is $45 a month for members month and $55 for non-members.

Total Golf Adventure

TGA Program offered at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex is designed to make golf fun and easy to learn. Students will be introduced to the game of golf and taught rules and etiquette. As your child's passion for the golf game grows, it will also expand and improve your child's motor skills and coordination, build their confidence and self esteem. In addition, our "Play the Fair Way with TGA" Character Development Initiative ensures that students learn values in the TGA's program that will positively impact their lives on and off the course. Instructor Champ Detamore is a PGA Professional. All equipment is provided. Children meet one hour each week for a six week session. Check the member service desk for upcoming classes. Fee is $90/members and $100/non-members per six week session.

Swim lesson programs

Students work their way through several levels; skills taught will include breath control, unsupported movement, underwater exploration, compact diving, safety around the pool, coordinated front and back crawl and stroke development. Classes limited to 12 per session (ratio student to instructor 6:1) to offer more individualized lessons. Classes meet Monday-Thursday for two-week sessions. If you have any questions, contact or call 547-1054. Check monthly listings for dates at the member service desk at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex.

Adult swim lessons

This class held at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex is an introduction to the water for the beginner swimmer ages 13 to adult. The class will teach you how to float, glide, rhythmic breathe and become comfortable in the water. The class will also teach you the front crawl and back stroke. This class is excellent for those who have a fear of the water. Class meets Monday-Thursday for two weeks from 7-7:30 p.m. Check monthly listings for dates and times or call the Complex at 547-4575. Fee is $39/members and $49/non-members.

Leroy Springs offers classes

Leroy Springs Recreation Complex is located on 971 E. Tom Hall St. in Fort Mill. The complex offers a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, weight room, dance studio, aerobic studio, two racquetball/ handball courts, craft/ceramic center, two classrooms, and a large meeting room. Outside facilities include six lighted tennis courts, two softball fields, one little league field, one soccer field and two playgrounds. The complex is membership based but anyone can come and use the facility for a daily guest fee. For more information, call 547-4575.

--compiled by Mac Banks