Legion ball tryouts coming up
Tryouts for American Legion baseball will be at Fort Mill High School at a date that is still to be determined. This is for players who are no more than 19 years old.
All those who are interested in trying out should contact Erik Baddeley at 336-580-1581 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Banks, legion athletic director, at 704-323-5396
Lane gets more honors
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Fort Mill lacrosse player Justen Lane was named to the S.C. High School All-State team for the second year. He was also named Defenseman of the year.
See Lane in action when his club team plays its final game Thursday at Fort Mill High School.
It's Tennis Month
May is National Tennis Month and to encourage people of all ages to pick up a racquet, the United States Tennis Association is serving up a community initiative across America.
From coast to coast, community tennis organizations will host "Tennis Block Parties" to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take to the court. Tennis Block Parties offer attendees a day of free tennis, interactive games and attractions, and the opportunity to learn and enjoy the benefits of the sport - fun, fitness, and friendly competition. Locally, the block party will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Tega Cay Tennis Club.
Knights will host Fun Fest
Fans should plan to come early to stop by the Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest at Knights Stadium Friday, May 1, when the Charlotte Knights take on the Syracuse Chiefs.
The event is free to all fans and features more than 20 baseball themed attractions, including: A minor league baseball museum; state of the art Best Buy Mobile Video Game Arcade sponsored by Great Clips with the latest baseball and family games; free souvenir personalized baseball cards sponsored by Days Inn; free "Sports Illustrated Kids" personalized magazine covers; and a midway with batting and pitching cages, giant slides, bounce houses and bungee runs.
The game is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available at www.Charlotteknights.com.
Westminster Catawba Christian School defeated Northside in girls soccer 2-0 last weekend to push its record to 11-2-1 with nine shutouts.
The first goals was scored by Caitlin Selle off an assist by Ciarra Ellis and the second was scored by Ciarra Ellis off an assist by
Katheryne Perrill was in goal for Catawba Christian.
Basketball camp offered for youth
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 email@example.com or 517-7994 for camp brochure and application.
Tega Cay distributes 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 www.tegacayrec.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
• 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.
• Yoga - a.m. and p.m. classes.
• Pilates - p.m. classes.
• 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 final date is May 12.
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 offered 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