Sports Shorts 4-3-19

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A weekly listing of area sports news and events

Running for Ryan track meet April 6
The 13th annual KLS Running for Ryan track meet is April 6 at the Lancaster High School track.
The annual meet, which features all four county track teams for girls and boys competition, is also held to promote a greater awareness of KLS – Klein Levin Syndrome. It is held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former Lancaster High School track athlete who died in 2006 of cardiac arrhythmia.
The three-hour meet begins at 10 a.m., with the opening ceremonies at 11.
Alanna Wong, a national KLS representative and a KLS patient from California, and Katrina Law, a KLS patient from Montgomery, Ala., will speak during the opening ceremonies. Haz Ramadhan, who lives in Indian Land, will also make a presentation for KLS.
The Lancaster chapter will also award its annual scholarships to four Lancaster County track athletes.
In addition to the track meet, the event will include a host of activities throughout the day.
Barbecue plates, prepared by Lancaster High School athletics director Mark Strickland, will be sold, as well as baked goods.
Raffles will be held for bicycles and gift certificates.
Children’s activities include face painting, inflatables, games and storytelling. DJ Bruce Bailey will provide entertainment and music.
Discoveries Soccer girls tryouts April 7
Discoveries Soccer Club will hold girls tryouts for the 2019-20 season April 7 at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill. Times are 4-5:30 p.m. for those born in 2004; 5:30-7 p.m. for those born in 2003; and 7-8:30 p.m. for those born in 2001-02.
The tryouts, originally scheduled for March 3, were reset due to inclement weather.
Register at www.discoveriessoccerclub.org. For details, contact Ralph Latchana at rlatchana@globalpremiersoccer.com.
High school 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 an S.C. Football Officials Association District 3 officer by April 15 to schedule an interview to determine if you are eligible to join the association. Classes start at the end of April. Contact Chris Horton, district director, (803) 448-1707, or chorton1@comporium.net, or Brad Smith, assistant director, (704) 651-7813.
Sign up now for coed kickball league
The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation is holding registration for a coed kickball league for ages 16 and up.
Register online individually, or by team at www.mylancastersc.org/parks.  Cost is $30 per person with a minimum of 12 players on each team. Call Micky Taylor at (803) 289-6085 with your rosters, or if you are on a team and wish to pay with a credit card, please reference the head coach or team name.
The LCPR will provide team shirts, officials and balls for the league. You must have at least four girls on the field at all times, if not, you must play down a player. You must have at least two girls on the infield and two on the outfield while playing.
Registration deadline is April 19. 
The league begins play May 3. All games will be on Fridays at Walnut Creek.
If there is enough interest, LCPR will create a league in Lancaster and Buford area. For details, call Taylor at (803) 289-6085.
Free family fishing clinic April 20
A free family fishing clinic will be held at Grandchildren’s Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes from 1-4 p.m. April 20. Instructors are resident volunteers who are members of the Sport Fishing Club. Bait, rods and reels, and tackle will be provided. The clinic is designed to introduce the basics of fishing to both young and old. For details or to register, call (803) 737-8483, email aquaticed@dnr.sc.gov or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed. Space is limited.
Muschamp speaks at 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. A raffle, with each ticket at $5, will be held for two Gamecocks season tickets.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
To register or 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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