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Sports Shorts 3-13-19

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A weekly listing of area sports news and events

LCPR offers adult softball league
Lancaster County Parks and Recreation is looking to start its adult (ages 16 and up) softball league in March. This men’s slow-pitch softball league will play games at Walnut Creek, Buford Recreation Center and Nesbit Park in Waxhaw from March 25 through May. LCPR will provide officials, shirts and all softballs for play.
Team fee is $480 per team of up to 12 players. Any additional players will be $40 each. Rosters need to be turned in by March 13. If interested, call Micky Taylor at (803) 289-6085.
Register now for youth ball sports
Registration for Lancaster County Parks and Recreation youth spring sports is open through March 15.
• T-ball for boys ages 4-5, as of May 1, 2019, costs $50.
• Swing league (coach pitch/tee) for boys ages 5-6, as of May 1, 2019, costs $50.
• New Sweetee softball for girls ages 4-6, as of Aug. 31, 2019, costs $50. This league combines the girls T-ball and swing leagues.
Call (803) 285-5545 for details. Register online at www.mylancastersc.org/park or at one of these sites:
• Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays
• Walnut Creek Facility, 10521 Walnut Creek Parkway off U.S. 521 North, Indian Land, 6:30-8 p.m. March 14
2019 FCA Banquet is March 18
The 2019 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Lancaster County Banquet is March 18 at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Road, Lancaster. Doors open at 5:15 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Former Carolina Panther Steve Smith speaks at 6 p.m. Tickets are $75. For details, call (803) 804-6379 or (803) 230-1185.
Laps for Lancers fundraiser March 23
The Laps for Lancers fundraiser begins at 8 a.m. March 23 at USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The event will feature a 5 and 10K race, a non-timed 5K walk/run and a 5K stroller division. The entry fee is $30, which includes a pancake and sausage breakfast. To register, visit racingtoes.com.
Gregory YMCA offers swim lessons
The Gregory Family Center YMCA at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster has set its third session of swimming lessons.
Session three is April 1-24 Monday/Wednesday, and April 2-25 Tuesday/Thursday.Class times are 6-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7 p.m.
Classes are taught by Aquatics Director Anne H. Small and members of her staff.
For details, call (803) 313-7102.
Prep football officials sought
The District Three S.C. Football Officials Association is looking for interested people to call high school football games. Candidates are encouraged to contact a S.C. Football Officials Association District 3 officer to schedule an interview to determine if you are eligible to join the association. Classes start at the end of April. If interested, contact a SCFOA District 3 officer by April 15. Contact Chris Horton, district director, (803) 448-1707, or chorton1@comporium.net, or Brad Smith, assistant director, (704) 651-7813.
Muschamp here for USC spring meeting
USC Gamecocks head football coach Will Muschamp will be the featured speaker for the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting April 29 at the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
Tickets, at $20 each, are available from Joe Grier (285-4757), Glenda Powell (285-0441), Rusty Crenshaw (984-3464), Jason Riggins (802-2741), Doyle Roach (704, 877-8357), Lester Terry (448-0443), Brian Casey (283-3866), John Bundy (320-0279), Randy Newman (416-9336), Kyle Rogers (289-0771), Tony Rollings (804-8059) and Randy Williams (320-7209).
A raffle, with each ticket at $5, will be held for two Gamecocks season tickets.
IL Rotary Club golf tourney May 9
The 2019 Indian Land Rotary Club golf tournament is May 9 at Carolina Lakes Golf Club, 23012 Kingfisher Drive in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $440 per team of four golfers or $125 per person. The ticket price includes lunch, dinner and a free round of golf at Carolina Lakes Golf Club at a later date.
The first-place team will win $200 and a trophy; second place will win $100; third place wins a $25 gift card and the last place team gets a prize, too. There will be closest-to-the-pin, longest-drive and putting contests, as well as a chance to win a new vehicle. Mulligan packages are available and there will be a 50/50 raffle during the event.
Lunch is provided by Jersey Mike’s; dinner provided by 521 BBQ, with a complimentary beer cart during the tournament.
The tournament raises funds for local Rotary projects, including collegiate scholarships for Indian Land High School seniors and dictionaries for all third-graders in Panhandle elementary schools.
The club is also seeking sponsors for the tournament, ranging from $125 tee box signs to the $3,000 titanium level.
For tickets or to sponsor the event, visit www.indianlandrotary.com or contact tournament chairman Adam Cooper at drahcooper@gmail.com or (704) 807-3562.

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