JV squad's season at 9-0
Girls JV volleyball: Nation Ford
Nation Ford High's junior varsity girls volleyball team remained undefeated with an exciting 25-23, 36-34 win over crosstown rival Fort Mill High School last week.
Key players for the 9-0 Falcons were Jordon Meadows and Colleen Cirillo - scoring multiple points off of their serves - and Bradlee Holeman and Mills Reigel doing the same off of kills.
The girls host Clover Thursday, Oct. 16, and travel to York Tuesday, Oct. 21.
SMS splits matches
Girls volleyball: SMS
The eighth-grade Springfield Middle School girl's volleyball team won two games against Harold C. Johnson in York, 25-13, 25-18.
The top server was Haley Hammond, who had six aces. She also helped out the team with 13 digs. Rae Lynch had five hits and Jennifer Reisterer contributed four assists.
The Lady Mustangs lost a close one to Castle Heights 21-25 and 16-25 last week. Top server was Hammond with 10 serves, including six aces. She also had 18 digs. Hannah White and Lynch both had 15 digs, and Katie Bleau chipped in with eight digs.
Springfield's eighth-graders play a match at Dutchman Creek Thursday and then compete in a tournament hosted by Clover Tuesday, Oct. 21.
-- By Susan Bleau
Falcons fall to Northwestern
JV football: Nation Ford
The Nation Ford Falcons' ninth-grade team traveled to District 3 stadium to face the Northwestern Trojans Thursday, Oct. 9, and jumped out quickly with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Cameron Wells to TJ Jones on the first possession.
The Falcons scored again on their second possession when Wells kept the ball and sprinted for 21 yards for the TD. Throughout the first half, the Falcons' defense kept the Trojan offense bottled up. Jake Williams had two sacks and recovered two fumbles. Jones added an interception to limit the Trojans to eight points in the half.
In the second half, the Trojans' offense found their footing and the Falcons' offense could not take wing. Northwestern scored 14 unanswered points to take the lead and the victory. Despite losing 22-12, the freshmen continued to show improvement.
-- By Bob Condron
FMMS wins 14-8
The Fort Mill Middle School seventh-grade football team defeated Harold C. Johnson (York) 14-8. This brings the Yellow Jackets' record to 4-0. The game was played in a steady rain, which led to sloppy playing conditions and low scores.
The Jackets scored in the first and second quarters. Spencer Pecarro made a spectacular catch off a 30-yard Dalton Helms pass for a 6-0 Jacket lead. Denzel Scott recovered a muffed punt and on the next offensive possession, Scott caught a beautiful, 40-yard pass from Helms and outraced York to the far end zone for a 12-0 lead.
On an option play, Helms lowered his shoulder into a York player and barreled his way to the end zone for the two-point conversion.
Several big performances were given by Chris Harvell, Blake Hill, Preston Myers, Andrew Bruce, Brandon Walker and Scott, who also had a fumble recovery and game-ending interception.
-- By Lisa McCarley
Teams vie for cup
Tega Cay Recreation and Leroy Springs Recreation Complex soccer teams will be preparing this week for the first annual Clickitgolf.com Challenge Cup. The Challenge Cup games will be played Saturday, Oct. 18, at sites throughout the area.
In other action, flag football scores were: Trojans 24, Buckeyes 12; Gamecocks 18, Gators 6. In the Small Fry league, the Gamecocks shut out the Wolverines 38-0 and the Tigers beat the Trojans 28-12 and in the Mites, the Panthers blanked the Raiders 8-0.
In recreation soccer U10 Girls action, Brondum beat Pattinson 4-3; and Ciaccia defeated Gerald 3-0. In U15 Coed matches, the Outlaws beat Buckaloo 5-0 and the Mustangs were 3-2 winners over Delgobbo. There were three U10 Boys matches: Blethen 4, Meador 2; Carpenter 4, Gumola 3; and Burt 5, Blackwelder 3
It was Jackson 7, McCarter 0 and Jarrett 7, McParland 0 in U13 Boys and in U13 Girls, Martin beat Pattinson 3-0; and Jones 2, Gast 1.
-- By Andy Stahr
Showmars helps Indian Land teams
Showmars in Indian Land has partnered with the Indian Land Athletic Booster Club again this year to offer Booster Club Nights. A portion of their proceeds from these nights are donated to the club and used to fund scholarships to student athletes at Indian Land High School. The dates are: Oct. 21, Nov. 25, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 21, and May 12.
--compiled by staff
Business support needed
The Indian Land Athletic Booster Club is looking for businesses and volunteers to support "Meet the Warrior's Night." This event will kick off the 2008 football season, giving the community a chance to come out and meet the players, coaches and their families. The event is still in the planning stages, so now would be a great time to get involved. E-mail David Helms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bricks for baseball
The Indian Land High School baseball team is selling two sizes of engraved bricks to be displayed on a new brick wall backstop and walkway. Proceeds will help fund the new backstop, new fencing around the batting cage, new infield dirt, and landscaping around the field. Standard bricks will sell for $50, $75 for larger bricks. Forms are available at www.indianlandbaseball.com and through the athletic department. Make checks out to: Indian Land Booster Club - Baseball Fundraiser.
Warriors Odd Jobs
Do you have an odd job that you never seem to have the energy or time to get done? The Indian Land Wrestling Team is sponsoring an Odd Jobs Fund-raising program. Wrestling parents will link enthusiastic wrestlers with homeowners and employers looking for casual help. Casual jobs can last from a couple of hours to a week, and may range in activities from lawn care to painting to indoor housework. The odd jobs you have around your home or office may be bothersome to you, but to a wrestler, they help pay for their wrestling camp and provide valuable experiences that help wrestlers prepare for the work force. All the tools and materials must be provided and the wrestlers will provide the labor. All potential homeowners and employers need to contact our parents to get every job set up. Donations are accepted for all jobs.
Checks must be made payable to: Indian Land Wrestling. Checks are due after jobs are completed. For details, e-mail wrestling coach Mike Kersey at email@example.com or call 548-2916.
Playball has teamed up with Leroy Springs Recreation Complex to offer sports classes to students enrolled in the F.L.Y.E.R.S. afterschool program. Playball is an international child development company coaching children for more than 20 years. 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 F.L.Y.E.R.S. children can register at the complex, either in person or by calling 547-4575. Registration costs $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 the 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 U.S. 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 classes are Tuesday/Thursday, 7 p.m. Advanced classes are Tuesday/Thursday, 8 p.m. Fee: $45 per month for members and $55 for non-members.
Total Golf Adventure
TGA Program offered at the 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 lessons at LSRC
Swim lessons are available at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex. 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 are limited to 12 per session (ratio student to instructor 6:1) to offer more individualized lessons. Classes meet Monday-Thursday for two-week sessions.
For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 aged 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.
Classes meet Monday-Thursday for two weeks from 7-7:30 p.m. Check monthly listings for dates and times or call 547-4575. Fee is $39/members and $49/non-members.
Leroy Springs offers other classes, too
The Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, located on 971 E. Tom Hall St. in Fort Mill, 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 details, call 547-4575.
--compiled by staff