Sports Shorts 3-7-18

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A weekly listing of local sports news and events

Sawyer wins at Columbia marathon

Indian Land High School sophomore Hannah Sawyer came in first with a time of 3:46:02 in the 18-24 category (they did not have a category for 16-year-olds) at the Columbia Run Hard Marathon on March 3. She placed fifth for overall female and 35th in the entire race. She is a member of the cross country and track team at ILHS.

Martial arts tourney March 10

The 44th annual Martial Arts Championships will be March 10 at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 Plantation Road, Lancaster. 

The tournament will feature competitors from the Carolinas, Georgia, Texas, New York, California, Virginia, Florida, Delaware, Utah and Tennessee. Competitors from Trinidad and Canada, along with teams from India, Australia and Japan, will also be featured.

Beginners to black belt masters will compete in over 250 divisions in fighting, forms, weapons, self-defense, breaking and grappling.

Universal Karate Studios and the National Universal Karate Association are tournament sponsors. Tickets, $10 each, are available at Universal Karate Studios. For details, call (803) 286-5155.

Registration set for youth ball teams

Registration is set for T-ball boys (ages 4-5), instructional swing league for boys (ages 5-6) and Sweetee for girls only (ages 4, 5, and 6). Ages are as May 1, 2018. The fee is $50. 

Register online at www.mylancastersc.org/parks, or at one of the following sites: 

- Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19-30

- Walnut Creek Recreation Center,10521 Walnut Creek Parkway, 6-8 p.m. March 19, 21, 26, 28 and 29

Call (803) 285-5545 for details.

Laps for Lancers March 24

Laps for Lancers – a 5K, 10K, 1-mile fun walk or run –will be 8 a.m. March 24 at USC Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center, 509 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The event includes timed, non-timed and stroller divisions. 

Entry fee is $30. T-shirt deadline is March 10. Pancake and sausage breakfast after the race for participants, otherwise $5 adults, $3 kids 12 and under. 

Music/DJ, children’s run with prizes and inflatables. All proceeds benefit the Educational Foundation of USC Lancaster. 

Register at http://www.racingtoes.com/2018-events/.

We welcome your submissions. Send sports info to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; fax it to (803) 283-8969; or email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Gregory Family YMCA offers swim lessons

Gregory Family YMCA office, 512 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, will offer swim lessons April 2-26.

Classes meet two nights a week for four weeks. Monday and Wednesday classes are Level 1 and 2 at either 6-6:30 p.m or 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday classes are Aqua Infant, Aqua Tot, Levels 1-3, all at 6-6:30 p.m.; and Wee Toddler, Levels 1-3, all at 6:30-7 p.m.

Register at the YMCA office, open 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For details, call (803) 313-7102.

Lancaster High track open to public

The Lancaster High School track at 617 Normandy Road, Lancaster, is now open to the public. The track can be used for walking or running, but is closed for Bruins track practice, 4-6 p.m. during the week and during LHS track meets. For details, call LHS athletics director Mark Strickland at (803) 283-2001.



Editor’s note: We welcome your submissions. Send sports information to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; fax it to (803) 283-8969; or email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday for the next week’s paper.