Fort Mill Sports

Banks Trail teams all defeat Springfield

3 Banks Trail teams defeat Springfield

The Banks Trail Middle School girls’ and boys’ seventh and eighth grade basketball teams played the Springfield teams in the last games of the regular season on Jan 26.

The seventh grade Lady Timberwolves lost 40-28 to the Mustangs. The Lady Timberwolves were led by Calli Wells and Cecelia Hilton. The team finished the season with a 6-4 record. The eighth grade Lady Timberwolves (7-3) won 36-31. The players who led the charge included Amiah Lindsay and Annika Ford.

The boys’ seventh grade team, led by Daeviaun Qwiy and Dustin Noller, defeated Springfield 36-28. The Timberwolves were 8-2 on the year.

In a showdown for the top seed in the division, Banks Trail’s eighth grade boys defeated Springfield 52-47. Zeb Graham contributed 34 points in the comeback victory. Others who played well included Alan Stevens, Jon Sanders, Lawrence Adams, Nate Lovette, Quentarious Kelly, Tearance Darby and Carson Gray.

The win helped the Banks Trail boys capture the Eastern Division Title with a 9-1 record heading into the playoffs.

Middle school wrestlers place in YC event

Three local wrestlers affiliated with the Fort Mill High wrestling team traveled to South Pointe High to participate in the York County Middle School Conference Tournament Saturday.

Placing were Gold Hill Middle’s Mel Plankenhorn, who finished second, and Jacob Sturgeon, who finished third. Jack Kelley with Springfield Middle placed third as well.

Best named to UCF Hall of Fame

Fort Mill High graduate Stephanie Best has been named to the class of 2015 University of Central Florida Athletics Hall of Fame.

Best, a record-setting softball player who played shortstop for the Knights from 2002 to 2005, was a three-time A-Sun Player of the Year and 2005 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. She will be inducted April 17.

Travel baseball team has 3 spots to fill

QCAA Baseball, a local 10U travel baseball team, is holding tryouts to fill three roster spots for the spring season. As QCAA expands its baseball program, it now offers players the opportunity to play on three teams – 9U, 10U, and 11U. You can schedule individual/private tryouts, or have your child join the team for an upcoming practice. For more information, contact Rick Foor at or 704-231-3796.

Register now for Banks Trail 5K

Banks Trail Middle School will host its annual 5K at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 to raise money for its sports programs. The event will include a 1-mile fun run.

To register, or for information go to or email Chris Bott at or Travis Collier at

Fort Mill Mudders calls for members

Fort Mill resident Rod Imhoff has formed the Fort Mill Mudders club to give local athletes an opportunity to meet new challenges.

Mud refers to a variety of obstacle races.

“The mud competitions are about challenging yourself, regardless of your fitness or experience background,” Imhoff said. “They are designed to be challenging at multiple levels. Mud challenges are a combination of distance and obstacles that will challenge both runners and strength athletes.”

The Fort Mill Mudders club is designed for anyone who has completed or is considering a mud run. Members will train and compete together.

“Training together, we will push each other to achieve individual and club goals by sharing opportunities, locations for training, and tips on obstacles,” Imhoff said.

For more, go to

Registration open for lacrosse club

The Fort Mill Lacrosse Club offers teams for boys ages 15 and younger, and girls in second to eighth grade. Details:

Indian Land High boosters seek help

The Indian Land High School Athletic Booster Club is selling program advertisements, corporate signs, memberships and season passes.

Details: Michael Mayer, 803-548-9452 or

Shape up for the YMCA’s Training Zone

The Fort Mill YMCA Athletic Training Zone is a high-intensity workout room designed to take your workouts to the next level. Workouts include box jumps, battle ropes, rings, rigs, rowers, sled work, and suspension training.

Sign up for an orientation at the front desk of the Fort Mill YMCA or email Terri Carr at for information.