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Sports briefs: Register for June 13 Splash Dash 10K/5K in Lake Wylie

Running

Splash Dash June 13 in Lake Wylie

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual Splash Dash 10K/5K race and 5K walk is at 8 a.m. June 13 at Camp Thunderbird and River Hills in Lake Wylie.

This is a champion chip event by Queen City Timing. The 10K course is USATF certified.

Registration for the 10K and 5K is $20 in advance or $25 day of beginning at 7 a.m. Runners who register in advance are guaranteed a T-shirt.

The cost to walk is $10, with proceeds going to the Camp Thunderbird Scholarship Fund. The first 100 walkers to register receive a T-shirt.

To register, visit lakewyliesc.com or queencitytiming.com.

Call 803-831-2827 for more information.

Basketball

Clover High all girls basketball camp to be June 15-18

The Clover Lady Blue Eagles’ second annual all girls basketball camp will be 5-7:30 p.m. June 15-18 at Clover High School.

The girls’ basketball staff will direct the camp, with instruction by the Lady Blue Eagle coaching staff, players and former players. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game, to include dribbling, footwork, shooting, defense and ball handling.

Registration before the event is recommended. Final registration is at 4:30 p.m. June 15.

Send applications to: All Girls Basketball Camp, attention: Shakkia Walker, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover, SC 29710.

Golf

Lions tourney June 15 at River Hills

The River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club is accepting applications for its annual golf tournament June 15 at River Hills Country Club.

Entry costs $125 per person, and includes green fees, cart, lunch and contest prizes, plus an awards cocktail party and barbecue dinner. Prizes range from $300 to $100 per team.

Among the prizes will be be four hole-in-one awards, along with closest to the pin awards.

Title sponsors are Earl Tindol Ford and Eason Roofing. Diamond sponsors are Greater Charlotte Automobile Dealers, Wellmore of Tega Cay and Sterling Bedding.

For information, call the River Hills Pro Shop at 803-831-2249 or email derek@RPBoggs.com.

Volleyball

Clover volleyball camp set

The Clover High School volleyball camp is June 22-25.

Camp for second- to fourth-graders is 10 a.m.-noon, and fifth- to eighth-graders 2-5 p.m.

Camp instructors are CHS head volleyball coach Tamara Jacobus, assistant coaches and players.

The cost is $65 per participant.

Send registration and payments to: Clover High Volleyball Camp, 1825 S.C. 55 E., Clover, SC 29710, call 803-448-0970 or email Tamara.Jacobus@clover.k12.sc.us.

Rec

Clover Rec keeping up with growth

The Clover Parks and Recreation Department continues to cope with rapid growth of its programs.

With a new soccer complex at New Centre Park, the Clover recreation program has received the blessings of the Town Council, for which recreation director Greg Holmes is grateful.

“Our numbers are up, especially youth soccer and girls’ softball as we continue to expand as a department,” he said. “With participation from the town of Clover, the school district and the county, we have a lot of kids involved.”

The numbers for spring sports are 332 in soccer, 257 in baseball and 84 in softball.

Last year, Clover Parks and Rec reached 1,449 kids. The breakdown by sport is: spring soccer, 305; baseball, 272; softball, 67; fall soccer, 275; baseball, 155; softball, 114; and winter basketball, 261.

Tennis

CHS player makes mark in state singles

Justin White, the No. 1 singles player for the two-time Region 3-AAAA champion Blue Eagle tennis team, made a strong showing in the state AAA/AAAA singles tournament at the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center near Columbia.

White, competing in the state event for the second straight year, faced a first-round opponent from recent AAA state champion Chapin. White lost the first set 6-2 but won the second 6-0, forcing a third set tie-breaker.

With the heat in the mid-90s, the Chapin player put White in an 0-5 hole.

But White chipped away at the lead and got the score at 7-8. Chapin won the next point, forcing White to defend a match point.

“With a great shot, Justin defended the match point and went on to win the next three points to win the third set,” said boys’ tennis head coach Phil Wingard. “This set Justin up for a chance to win his second round and achieve our goal of making him all-state as a CHS tennis player.

“Our only problem was he had to beat the No. 4 seed from Spartanburg.”

With 30 minutes of rest after a three-set match, White took the court and played well, battling the Spartanburg player every point and exchanging winners.

White began to frustrate his opponent, moving to a 5-3 lead in the first set.

“At this point, the match turned and Justin began to make more errors tying to go for winners to close out the match,” said Wingard. “The Spartanburg player regained his focus and took control of the match, winning 7-5, 6-1. Spartanburg realized they had dodged a bullet.”

Said Wingard: “I am very proud of Justin’s effort. He played three tough matches in very hot conditions, not getting off the courts until 4 p.m. He gave 110 percent on the court and showed he belongs among the best players in the state.”

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