Fort Mill Sports

Yellow Jackets win Northwestern cross country invitational

Fort Mill High cross country runners Dane Dobleske , Nick Kilbarger, Trey Fitzmorris, Micheal Marcisk and Ethan Smith after last week's invitational.
Fort Mill High cross country runners Dane Dobleske , Nick Kilbarger, Trey Fitzmorris, Micheal Marcisk and Ethan Smith after last week's invitational.

The Fort Mill High School Cross Country Team recently took first place in the Trojan Invitational at Northwestern High School. The Yellow Jackets had four runners place in the top 15. The girls’ squad placed fourth overall.

In other recent prep sports action:

Indian Land wins in shutout

The Indian Land High School varsity volleyball team defeated Lancaster 3-2. The Warriors winning games were 25-20, 25-6 and 25-14. Indian Land toppled West Mecklenburg (N.C.) 3-0 in a non-region match recently at Indian Land. Scores: 25-11, 25-6, 25-8.

Last week, the Warriors defeated Chester 25-6, 25-16, 25-9 to push their record to 4-0.

Sam Ojeda had eight serving aces and Olivia Kerna had six. Sophia Hadsall led the team with seven kills, followed by Katie Beachum with five.

The ILHS JV Team won two out of three sets 25-7, 25-10.

Staff reports

Fort Mill wins Invitational swim meet

The Fort Mill boys and girls swim teams won the Upstate Invitational swim meet at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center Saturday. The girls’ team beat Dorman, which finished second, 167-129 and the boys’ team beat Nation Ford, which also finished second, 145-119.

The Fort Mill girls won the 200-yard medley, 200-yard free relay and 400-yard free relay. The Fort Mill boys won the 200-yard free relay and 400-yard free relay.

Girls winning for Fort Mill in the event were: Jenna Pehowski – 200-yard freestyle; Aubrey Chandler – 50-yard freestyle; and Erynn Black – 100-yard backstroke. Boys winning for Fort Mill were: Ben Fenwick – 200-yard individual medley and 500-yard freestyle and Owen Corkery – 100-yard backstroke.

Nation Ford’s boys won the 200-yard medley. Falcons individual winners included: Ryan Williams – 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke and Tanner Debus – 100-yard butterfly.

Nation Ford falls to Trojans in golf

The Nation Ford girls’ golf team fell to Northwestern 207-213 at Springfield Golf Club. The Falcons were led by Zoe Bowers, who shot a 41. Amber Bellamy shot a 56 and was followed by Logan James’ 57. Hannah Beckner finished the scoring for Nation Ford with a 59.

Mac Banks

Hole-in-one for Charley

Steve Charley aced the 133-yard 16th hole at Carolina Lakes Golf Club using an 8 iron from the gold tees on Sept 5. This was his fourth hole-in-one.

Harlan’s Heroes tournament Sept. 26

The annual Harlan’s Heroes Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 26 at the Tega Cay Golf Club.

The tournament is held to spread awareness and aid those affected by brain cancer, with an emphasis on recurring and terminal brain cancer. Players and sponsors are needed. Sponsorship levels are:

▪ Gold Sponsor – receives Silver Sponsor benefits and logo printed on banner ($2,500)

▪ Silver Sponsor – receives Gold Sponsor benefits and logo printed on koozie ($1,250)

▪ Bronze Sponsor – receives Hole Sponsor benefits and logo listed on Harlan’s Heroes website ($500)

▪ Hole Sponsor – receives logo exposure on the golf course at one hole throughout the golf course ($200)

To become a sponsor, or register to play, visit

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