Fort Mill Times

Scoreboard - June 17, 2009

City hosts Little League tournaments

Local Little Leaguers are getting ready to test their mettle against players from around the state.

"This is an exciting time for Tega Cay to have the Little League tournaments to be held here," said Ed Davis, one of the coaches for the Minors baseball team. "Hosting the tournaments is exciting for the players and the parents and a great opportunity for we coaches."

According to city Parks and Recreation Coordinator, Joey Blethen, the Coach Pitch teams of 7 and 8 year olds will play June 18-21 at Runde Field.

The following weekend, the Minors, consisting of 9 and 10 year-olds, will compete.

"Each tournament will be composed of two Little League teams composed of players from the Fort Mill and Tega Cay areas. Those players were selected based on their regular season performance in the TCFM Little League," Blethen said.

The local teams will take on Little League teams from Irmo, Trenholm, Fairfield and Lake Wylie.

"The winners of those tournaments will go on to play in the state tournaments," Blethen said. "Everyone is encouraged to come and watch the teams play."

Tournament schedules will be posted online at

-By Donna Britsch

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 off 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.

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 this weekend

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.

For more information, visit

Mixed doubles players wanted

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

--compiled by staff