Sports Shorts 8-1-18

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A weekly listing of area sports news and events

County offers fall youth sports
The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission offers five fall sports:
• Football, ages 7-12, $75 fee 
• Cheerleading, ages 7-12, $30 fee
• Soccer, ages 5-15, $65 fee
• Youth volleyball, girls ages 7-12, $50 fee
• Introduction to soccer, age 4 only, $50 fee – This introduces the basic techniques of soccer. Each child will receive a T-shirt and soccer ball. Age cut-off date is Sept. 1, 2018.
Register at one of the following locations, dates and times or online at www.mylancastersc.org/parks.
• Springdale Rec Center:  Aug. 6-24, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays
• Indian Land @ Walnut Creek: Aug. 9, 16, 21 and 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
For details, call (803) 285-5545.

County offers adult volleyball league

If you are interested in joining an adult (ages 16 and up) co-ed volleyball team, or adding a team to the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation kickball league, registration is open through Aug. 3.
Teams may have eight to 14 players. There are two leagues: A is competitive and B is recreational.
Co-ed teams start with six players on the court; three must be females at all times.
Individuals can sign up online at www.mylancastersc.org/parks. The fee is $30 per person.
Games will be played at county recreation centers. Gate price per game is $2 for adults; $1 for students (ages 5-18).
For details, call (803) 285-5545.

Gurley to speak at USC kickoff Aug. 6

Tori Gurley, a Rock Hill native and former USC Gamecocks wide receiver, will be the guest speaker at th 6 p.m. Aug. 6 fall kickoff meeting of the Lancaster County Gamecock Club at the Moose Lodge, 200 Shrine Moose Drive in Lancaster.
The free event will include a hamburger and hot dog cookout. For details, call Joe Grier at (803) 285-4757.

Bear Hug Brawl Aug. 16
The seventh annual Bear Hug Brawl junior varsity football kickoff jamboree is 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at Buford High School Stadium on Tabernacle Road.
Andrew Jackson, Buford, Lancaster and Indian Land JV teams and cheer squads will compete. The event will feature games, prizes, raffles and food.
Admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at Buford Little General Store and Buford High School, or you can message us on Facebook @sethsgivingtree.
All proceeds benefit the Seth’s Giving Tree foundation.

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.