Fort Mill Times

Score Board - December 17, 2008

FMHS JV on a roll

Fort Mill High's JV boys basketball team improved to 4-0 last week. On Tuesday, Fort Mill defeated Charlotte Catholic 43-31. High scorers for Fort Mill were Mark Blackmon with 13 points and Trent Butler with 12 points.

On Friday, Fort Mill traveled to Providence Day in Charlotte and came out on top 58-42. Blackmon led all scorers with 21 points.

Nominate player

Township residents can vote for student baseball and softball players they feel deserve Player of The Year recognition. Awards will be given out at a dinner hosted by Carolinas baseball Center Charlotte Saturday, Jan. 24.

The events will include a social hour and autograph session with 10 to 20 current or former major and minor league baseball players from the Charlotte area, a sit down dinner, vendor displays and one of the largest silent auction of sports memorabilia in the area.

Nomination forms for Player of The Year are now available online at A special award will be added for Team of the Year. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 31. For more information, call Tripp Roakes at 704-906-5466.

Mustangs win

The Springfield Middle School Mustangs seventh-grade boys basketball team defeated the Gold Hill Bulldogs 47-26 last Thursday night.

The Mustangs led only by eight at halftime, but their rebounding proved to be too much for the Bulldogs to handle. The leading scorer for the Bulldogs was Michael Scurlock with 15 points. Leading the way for the Mustangs was Mike Campbell with 12 points.

Eighth-graders make comeback

The Springfield Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team had a come-from-behind victory against Gold Hill last Thursday. The final score was 41-38.

Kevin Woods led the Mustangs with 15 points and A.J. Jackson added 13. Kyle Juell and Nick Heusing added four points each and Tyler Borland chipped in three points.

The Mustangs trailed by seven points with less than two minutes left in the game. Tough defense forced several Gold Hill turnovers to help bring the Mustangs back. Woods hit two free throws to give Springfield the lead with 20 seconds to go and Jackson made two free throws to seal the victory.

The victory improved Springfield's record to 2-2.

Falcons take two

Officials needed

Leroy Springs Recreation needs officials for baseball, soccer and softball in the spring.

Contact David Green at davidgreen@leroysprings .com or call the complex at 547-4575.

Officials needed for baseball, soccer

Tega Cay Parks and Rec is in search of Little League Umpires and Soccer Officials. Applicants should be at least 14 years old. Compensation varies from $15 to $30 depending on experience and sport. Free training clinics will be held. For more information, call Joey Blethen 548-3516 or send an e-mail to

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: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 21, and May 12.

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 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 or call 548-2916.

Playball program

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.

Karate classes

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) 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 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.

--compiled by staf

The Nation Ford High School boys JV basketball team won twice last week. The Falcons defeated Lancaster 45-38 last Tuesday. Leading scorers were Chase Bollinger with 11 and Brandon Harris with eight.

On Thursday, Nation Ford won at South Pointe 40-29. Leading scorers were Will Ford with 12 and Austin "Tino" Hicks with 10.