Sports Shorts 1-18-12

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A weekly listing of local sports news and events

Register now for youth soccer
Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission has set spring soccer registration for boys and girls, ages 5-13 as of Sept. 1, 2012. The fee is $45.
Register online at www.mylancastersc.org/parks or at one of these sites:
• Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway – from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 20
• Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 20
For details, call (803) 285-5545.

Tryouts set for AAU basketball team
Open tryouts for Team EX-CEL Basketball will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the former Charlotte Bobcats training facility in Fort Mill. This premier AAU basketball team is for boys and girls in grades seven to 10. Players will receive training from experienced coaches, college placement and scholarship assistance, and have access to tutoring, mentoring and counseling services.     
For details, call (803) 833-4105 or visit teamexcelbasketball.com.

U8 travel baseball team seeks members
The Carolina Select Baseball organization is forming an area 8-under travel baseball team. The team begins play this spring. All interested players should report to Harris Street Park in Fort Mill at 1:45 p.m. Jan. 28 for registration. This competitive team will play up to six tournaments in the spring and travel. For details, contact Jesse Hartley at jes.2020@yahoo.com or (704) 201-6067.

ILHS spring parents meeting Jan. 30
The Indian Land High School spring sports parent meetings will be held on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at ILHS. For details, call Warriors’ athletic director Michael Mayer at (803) 548-9452.

Adult hoops league meeting Feb. 1
The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting for the 2012 Adult Basketball League at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 1 at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. League fees, rules, divisions and starting dates will be discussed. Team representatives should attend this meeting. For details, call (803) 285-5545.

Youth lacrosse team seeks players

The Fort Mill Lacrosse Club will  run youth teams for boys and girls of all ages this spring. Register at www.fmlacrrosse.org. For details, e-mail fmlacrosse@gmail.org.

Carolina Blackjax  10U baseball tryouts

Tryouts for the Carolina Blackjax 10-under baseball team, a Lancaster area traveling baseball team, will be held for the 2012 season.
If you are interested in having a youngster try out for the team, call for a tryout time and date. Call Brian Sistare at (803) 320-0553 for details.

Martial arts championships set
The 38th annual Universal Martial Arts championships will be at 9 a.m. March 10 at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
The event, sponsored by Universal Karate Studios, will be judged by professional judges certified by Dojo Sport Karate Organization.
The competition features more than 200 divisions. All children will compete first.
The event offers pre-registration discounts for school owners who pre-register 15 or more students.
Also featured are classic adult black belt awards and cash for all grand champions.

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