Fort Mill Times

Middle school round-up - March 26, 2008

Gold Hill Middle's baseball team beat Fort Mill Middle 7-0 last week. Gold Hill's Andrew Tomasovich threw five innings of shutout ball and struckout seven as the Bulldogs had nine hits. Tim Kallal pitched two innings of relief for Gold Hill. The baseball team also beat Springfield 4-3 last week.

Springfield Middle

The Springfield Mustangs boys soccer team continued its winning way after defeating Gold Hill Middle 2-0. The Mustangs recorded their first shutout with great goal keeping by keepers Josh Bruckner and JD Ma. Jonathan Galeano scored both goals for Gold Hill. Assists came from Trevor Jones and Caleb Bonner.

The girls soccer team tied with Gold Hill 3-3. Springfield's Kelly Ervin was the lead scorer with two goals. Laura Fadeley also scored a goal.

McCready named best in state

Fort Mill's Charlie McCready was recently named the South Carolina "No Spit" All-Star of the Week as the best high school baseball player in the state who has pledged not to use spit tobacco. McCready tossed a no-hitter in a 4-0 win over Dillon, striking out 17 batters in the Yellow Jackets' victory. As a weekly winner, McCready is now eligible to win the South Carolina "No Spit" All-Star of the Year Award.

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 www.victorysportsoutreach.org for more information and to pre-register or call 547-7301.

Barracuda late registration

The Baxter Barracuda swim team is holding a second registration from 1:30-2:30 p.m. March 30 at the Baxter Village Community Center. For questions, e-mail baxterbarracudas@yahoo.

com or check out the website www.baxterbarracudas.com

for more information.

100 inning game

The Indian Land varsity and JV softball teams will be playing its fifth annual 100 inning game starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the high school softball field. There will be a home run derby, concessions and a several items up for raffle. All money raised will go towards equipment, tournament expenses, and help purchase new uniforms. If you would like to make a donation, you can mail it to Indian Land Elementary to the attention of Monica Barfield. Make the check payable to Indian Land Softball. Any question, contact Monica Barfield at 548-2916.

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.

Women's and men's church softball

Leroy Springs Recreation Complex will host the church softball coaches' organizational meeting at 6 p.m. 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 jesterr@fort-mill.k12.sc.us.

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 www.indianlandbaseball.com 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.

Karate classes

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 harrytruesdale@leroysprings.com 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.

--compiled Mac Banks

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