Fort Mill Times

Score Board - June 10, 2009

Nation Ford offers youth wrestling camp

The coaching staff at Nation Ford High School will hold its first youth wrestling camp this week.

This camp is designed to promote the sport of wrestling to the community and introduce and get to know the coaches and staff at Nation Ford High School. The camp will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 15-19.

"Fort Mill High School has had great success in the past years since Coach Chris Brock has been there. However, we want the community to know that there is another program here as well," Nation Ford Coach Paul Richardson said.

At Nation Ford's camp, participants will be placed in divisions by age and ability in order to facilitate better instruction. Topics will include stance, takedowns, riding, pinning and escapes. There will also be daily competition and games for the campers.

"We ask that all campers come dressed and ready to wrestle," Richardson said. "You will need to bring a packed lunch, T-shirt, shorts, shoes, and a towel."

Water and Gatorade will be supplied for the campers.

The camp is designed to help the young boys and girls learn the basics of wrestling, have a good time during the week, and to provide a low cost camp for the parents. The price for the camp is $50 and includes a Nation Ford Wrestling T-shirt. The camp will be staffed with coaches and wrestlers from Nation Ford High School.

"We will focus on the fundamentals of wrestling as well as games and competition for the campers," Richardson said.

For more information, call Richardson at 804-356-1555 or e-mail

Road race is July 4

The Recon Off-Road Triathlon and Relay, presented by Recon Fitness Adventures in Association with the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, will be held on 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4, on the Anne Close Springs Greenway of Hwy. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill.

The USAT-sanctioned event is the first-ever triathlon held at the greenway and will be a sprint-distance triathlon that will consist of a 400-meter swim in Lake Haigler, a 12-mile mountain bike leg, and a three-mile trail running leg. T-Shirts with event logo will be presented to all competitors and awards will be presented three-deep in each division. There will also be a three-member team relay division, with each of the three team members completing one of the respective event disciplines (swim, bike, run).

The triathlon is limited to age 10 and above and there will be a children's mini-obstacle course event for youngsters, aged 5-12. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Leroy Springs to benefit the greenway.

For more information, visit www.ReconFitness or call Duke Speed at 322-2488.

Play softball next week

A men's open benefit softball tournament is planned for Saturday, June 20, at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex fields, Games will be played 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ASA rules apply.

The entry fee is $175. To register your team, call 803-230-0718

Carolina Select needs players

Fort Mill-based Carolina Select Soccer Club needs a few more players to round out its program. Though tryouts have been completed, some teams can add players.

Carolina Select's teams are coached by trainers and coaches with both national and international experience. The U15 Boys Gold Team is seeking at least two more players. The team is comprised of 13 and 14 year-olds and previous competitive experience is preferred. E-mail Joann Enos Wright.

For more information, visit

Fort Mill hosts wrestling camp

Fort Mill High School is offering a combo wrestling camp for aspiring local grapplers that will be held at the school June 16-18.

Participants will be placed in two divisions, an elementary school class and a middle/high school class, ensuring that each camper gets the attention and skill set needed. The camp will be held each day from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. and the cost is $60. Members of the Fort Mill Wrestling Club will be admitted for $40.

For more information or to sign up for the camp, e-mail coach Chris Brock at or call 548-1900.

Knights Golf Classic next week

Registration is now open for the second annual Charlotte Knights Golf Classic Tuesday, June 16, at Regent Park Golf Club. Proceeds will benefit Levine Children's Hospital.

The course will open for practice at 8:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The day will finish with the 19th Hole Awards Dinner.

All participants will receive a gift bag along with a boxed lunch and ticket to the awards dinner.

Unlimited drinks will be available throughout the course. Individuals may register for $125 while foursomes are available for $400.

A limited number of corporate sponsorships remain available.

Tournament information, including online registration, is available at Registration is also available by phone by calling 704-36-HOMER.

--compiled by staff