Fort Mill Times

Score Board - April 22, 2009


Andy Braitman of Charlotte had a hole-in-one at Regent Park Golf Course on hole two. He used an 8 iron.

The feat was witnessed by Robert Widis. This was Braitman's second hole-in-one.

Knights lose in extra innings

One strike. That's how close the Charlotte Knights were from winning their second game in a row. However, Durham's Ray Sadler hit a solo shot in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game sending it to extra inning where the Bulls beat the Knights 5-4.

Durham hit four home runs from the ninth to 12th innings. The Knights kept pace until the bottom of the 12th. With the Bulls leading 1-0, the Knights scored each of their two runs on a bases loaded walk taking a 2-1 lead going into the 9th, where Sadler tied it up with his solo home run shot.

Former Charlotte Knight Jason Childers (4-0, 2.61) picked up the win for the Bulls. It was his second win of the series. Ehren Wassermann (0-1,8.22) took the loss for the Knights.

The Knights take their first road trip of the season as they head to Norfolk this week. LHP Wes Whisler (0-1, 3.60 ERA) will get the start for Charlotte. RHP Brad Bergesen (1-1, 2.45) gets the nod for the Tides. The Knights return home Thursday, April 30 to face Syracuse.

The Charlotte Knights are the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. For ticket or event information, please contact the Knights front office at 548-8050 or visit www.charlotte

Panthers draft day party at Carowinds

Carowinds, a 112-acre combination amusement and water park off Carowinds Boulevard, Fort Mill, teamed up with the Carolina Panthers to bring the public the Carolina Panthers Draft Day Party all day Saturday.

The event is included free with an admission ticket to Carowinds and will include the new Carolina Cobra roller coaster, as well as Carolina Panthers player appearances, TopCat Cheerleader performances, games, contests and a Question & Answer session with your favorite Panthers hosted by "the voice of the Panthers," Mick Mixon.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Tennis clinic for kids at NFHS

Nation Ford High School varsity tennis team is offering a Youth Tennis Clinic Saturday, April 25, for kids between the ages of 6-11. The girls session is 9-11:30 a.m. and the boys session is 1-3:30 p.m.

Sessions will be held on the NFHS courts. The cost is $30. To register, or for more information, send an e-mail to

Tennis social Saturday

The Tega Cay Tennis Club is hosting a doubles round robin tennis social 3-6 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Free for members, $5 for non-members

Bring snacks or a dish to share and beverage of choice.

Space is limited to the first 16 players who respond. When you respond by e-mail or phone, let the club know your NTRP rating.

To register, send an e-mail to or call 835-0530. For more information, visit

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County Hall of Fame gears up

The 2009 York County Sports Hall of Fame is releasing its calendar of events that includes three days of activities surrounding the annual induction ceremony. Sunday, April 26, has been designated "Hall of Fame Day" at the Winthrop Baseball Park.

The 11th York County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony is Tuesday, May 5, at the Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at South Carolina Bank and Trust on Hwy. 160 West in Fort Mill or by calling York County Sports Hall of Fame at 803-322-7451. Sponsorships are available for $400.

May 5 will be the Hall of Fame Plaque Ceremony at the Sports Hall of Fame in the Rock Hill Galleria Mall. The ceremony will begin at noon. Inductees for this year are Don Arrants, Sam Foster, John Godbold, Hank Hammond and Jay Killen.

The York County Sports Hall of Fame will again recognize area high school teams, college teams and individuals for their achievements.

Youth baseball tryouts

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

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 at 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 local 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. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. To register, call 547-7084 or 547-7564. To learn more about Beta Sigma Phi,visit www.beta

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.

Youth hoops camp offered

The Nation Ford High School Boys Basketball coaching staff will be holding a summer youth basketball camp 8 a.m.-noon June 9-12 from for boys and girls ages 7-14 at Nation Ford High School.

This four-day camp will focus on basketball fundamentals along with fun games and contests. Sign up early because space is limited. Cost is $100 per camper. E-mail or call Coach Shoda at" or 517-7994 for camp brochure and application.

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 next date will be May 12.

--compiled by staff

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