The 35th annual Trojans Relays will be run Saturday at Northwestern.
Calvin Hudgins, Northwestern's track coach, said this year's field is one of the largest and strongest in the history of the event.
Teams from 30 schools are coming -- 30 boys and 26 girls. The field includes Northwestern, Dorman, South Pointe, Rock Hill, York, Lancaster and Spring Valley.
Teams from North Carolina include Providence, Harding, Hopewell, Marvin Ridge, South Mecklenburg and Watauga.
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Races begin at 10 a.m.
"Those are just some of the teams,'' Hudgins said. "We are excited and feel it's the strongest girls field we've ever had. We'll have some great races, and when you mingle in the rivalry between the states, it should be a great day.''
Admission is $5.
• GIRLS SOCCER: The Fort Mill Varsity Invitational soccer tournament begins at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill today.
The high school girls soccer tournament is in its second year and the field includes nine schools from South Carolina and seven from North Carolina.
Fort Mill plays Charlotte Catholic tonight at 9, plays Lexington on Saturday at 5 p.m. and finishes up against Irmo at noon on Sunday.
Northwestern is also in the field and plays First Assembly of Concord (N.C.) tonight at 9 p.m. and plays Irmo at 11 a.m. and A.C. Flora at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are $6 daily or $10 for a tournament pass.
• BIG WIN: Rock Hill's boys soccer team made some noise last season, and it should have been a sign that the Bearcats were on the way up.
The program has bottomed out for years, but is on the rise under the direction of Lorne Brandt.
The Bearcats flashed another sign that they are a team to be reckoned with this season, pinning a 2-0 loss on No. 9 Fort Mill last Tuesday night. It wasn't a fluke.
The Bearcats, unranked, moved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Region 3-AAAA. They outshot Fort Mill 16-10 and got seven saves from goalie Tripp Spradley.
Rock Hill's goals were scored by Fernando Gonzalez and Lyle McDaniel. Andrew Jewell and Gonzalez had assists.
The Bearcats, who play home games at Castle Heights Middle School, host Lancaster at 7 tonight. They play rival Northwestern in an away match on March 25. Rock Hill should be ranked by then.
• SPEAKING OF: No. 4 Northwestern hosts No. 1 Spring Valley on Saturday night at 7 in a match that was rescheduled because of rain.
It's a rematch of the last two Class AAAA state championships. Northwestern won 1-0 in 2006. Spring Valley won 3-2 last year.
Before they play Saturday, Northwestern hosts York tonight at 7. Spring Valley, which passed a big test with its 1-0 win over rival Irmo on Tuesday, played Chapin on Thursday.
• SOFTBALL: The Carolinas High School Invitational Softball Tournament is set for Saturday at Cherry Park with a field of 12 teams separated into three pools.
Local teams are Fort Mill, Lancaster, Lewisville and Rock Hill.
The action starts at 9 a.m. with three games -- Lancaster vs. Buford, Rock Hill vs. Northwest Guilford and Lewisville vs. Fort Mill.