Fort Mill Times

Score Board - April 15, 2009

Lane signs with QU

Nation Ford High School senior Justen Lane last week became the first boy from York County to sign a national letter of intent to play lacrosse on the college level when he accepted an offer from Queens University.

Lane, who plays on the Falcons' club team - efforts have been underway to make lacrosse an official league sport - plays defense and was named to the South Carolina All-State Team. He also played football for the Falcons.

Gold Hill Middle gets 10th win

The Gold Hill Middle School girls soccer team defeated Springfield Middle 3-1 last week. The win pushed the Lady Bulldogs' record to 7-0 in the region and 10-1-1 overall.

Megan Polito scored two goals and was assisted by Amanda Mazzie.

Lizzie Jensen scored a goal assisted by Bailey Rich.

Laura Fadeley scored a goal for SMS.

Katie Gano, Megan Stevens, Jenna Koster, and Libby Dewey led the defensive effort and Tiffany Pons, Grace Burden, Alyssa Barre and Taylor Chambers played well for the offense.

The game had special significance.

According to Barre, "The team decided to dedicate the game to Cynthia Furr and McAllister Price," the Winthrop University professor and her daughter who were killed in a car crash recently.

Lady Mustangs soccer team wins

The Springfield Middle girls soccer team defeated the Indian Land High School JV 1-0 last week. Laurel Kohutek played an aggressive game. Laura Fadeley scored the lone goal on a penalty kick.

Youth baseball tryouts set

Tryouts for the 11U SC Storm will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Runde Park in Tega Cay. For more information, call 547-5384 or visit

Golf tournaments coming soon

The Young Adult Group at Unity Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a captain's choice golf tournament to benefit Unity's Living Waters for the World mission. This mission will take the gift of clean, sustainable water to a Presbyterian church in Mexico.

The tournament begins 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Tega Cay Golf Club and is open to all. The cost is $65 and includes a cart, 18 holes of golf and a barbecue dinner with all proceeds going to the Living Waters for the World mission.

The teams will consist of four players. Mulligans will be available to purchase on the day of the tournament. To register, call the church office at 547-5543 or visit Also, the third annual Beta Sigma Phi Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Fort Mill charities is scheduled for Monday, May 4, at the Springfield Golf Club. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:30. Entry is $75 per player, which includes cart fee, greens fee, bucket of range balls and a boxed lunch. To register, call 547-7084 or 547-7564.

To learn more about Beta Sigma


GOTR road race

Girls on the Run of the Tri County will host its fifth annual race Sunday, April 26, at the Baxter Community Center in Fort Mill.

This year kicks off the start of a new national race series called the New Balance Girls on the Run 5K. Formerly named the Girls on the Run 5K. the race has adopted a new name and logo to become a part of the second largest race series in the country and will continue to benefit the Girls on the Run organization and its commitment to helping make a difference in the lives of girls across the nation.

Participants can register online by going to the GOTR-Tri County Web site at or register in person at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex.

Lax clinics offered

Sign-ups for Lacrosse Clinics are going on now at the Fort Mill YMCA. Clinics will be taught by Planet Lacrosse and is open to children between the ages of 5 to 10.

Clinics will be held 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Saturdays from April 25 to May 30. Cost is $75 for members/$95 for non-members. to register, call 548-8020, ext. 259.

Tega Cay has sports info

This month, Tega Cay Parks and Recreation began distributing a monthly e-mail-based newsletter to participants and residents. The monthly newsletter features articles and information about various sporting, recreation and community events.

The newsletter also contains Web links, coach profiles and articles regarding fitness and wellness.

"As we continue to grow, we recognize the need to stay in touch with the residents, parents, and athletes that are part of our sports leagues and events. In creating a monthly newsletter, we hope to keep the community, not just informed, but more involved," Tega Cay Operations Director Charlie Funderburk said.

The newsletter will be distributed the first of each month. Only people who are currently signed up with TCPR, or who have signed up for the newsletter, will receive it. Everyone is encouraged to sign up to receive the newsletter by visiting .

Bring the kids to the Castle

Homer is gearing up for the new baseball season and is looking for new members to join the fun and be a part of the Junior Knights Kid's Club this year.

Presented by Monkey Joe's, the Junior Knights Kids Club is open to kids 14 and under. Cost is $23 to join and the new exciting perks to be a part of this elite club keeps getting better. As a member, kids get a T-shirt, baseball card team set, free admission to any 10 Charlotte Knights baseball games and 10 percent off merchandise in the team store.

They can also stay up to date on upcoming events and news with Homer's Newsletter. Kids also receive invitations to all the special Kids Club events. Kids Club members also get the VIP treatment on Sundays. Members get to be first in line as they run the bases.

For more information, visit or call Becka Leveille at 704-357-8071 ext. 2168 or send an e-mail to

Mixed doubles players wanted

USTA Mixed Doubles adult tennis teams are forming now. The season runs May 16-July 18. Cost is $20, plus any applicable court fees. USTA membership is required. For more information contact the Tega Cay Tennis Club, (803) 835-0530 or

Calling all junior golfers

All juniors golfers ages 5-17 are invited to participate in junior clinics 2-3 p.m. on Saturday afternoons through April at the Fort Mill Golf Club Driving Range and Golf Academy.

Cost is $60 for six sessions with topics including setup, golf swing, chipping and putting, golf etiquette, rules, having fun and much more. For more information, call PGA Professional Brent Reneau at 803-230-2853 or stop by the Fort Mill Golf Club Pro Shop.

Take classes in Tega Cay

The Tega Cay Beach and Swim Center will be offering the following classes to members and non-members. Become a member and receive discounts on all of them:

n Boot Camp - eight class session or pay as you go. Combines resistance training, cardio, sport specific drills and lots of fun in the great outdoors.

n Yoga - a.m. and p.m. classes.

n Pilates - p.m. classes.

n Metabolic Makeover - 12 weeks of training, nutrition counseling and fun.

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: April 21, and May 12.

- Staff reports

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 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 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