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Community Sports

  • Sports Shorts 5-16-18
    Family Fishing Clinic May 19 in Sun City A free Family Fishing Clinic is 1-4 p.m. May 19 at Grandparents’ Park at the intersection of Del Webb Boulevard and Kingfisher Drive in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Instructors are SCCL Sport Fishing Club volunteers, trained by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The clinic will introduce the basics of fishing. Bait, rods and reels, and tackle will be provided. To register, call (803) 737-8483, email aquaced@dnr.sc.gov or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaced.
  • ILMS first Run for Warriors Saturday
    by Emily Pollok/for Carolina Gateway Compete for a cause in the Run for Warriors 5K on Saturday, May 12. The 5K, beginning at 8 a.m., and the fun run at 9:30 a.m. are organized by the Indian Land Middle School Athletic Booster Club, which was formed this year. The club aims to raise money for basic athletic needs that the county has been unable to fund. “We want to establish a base so that teams starting in the fall can have their needs met,” said Lisa Curtsinger with ILMS Athletic Booster Club.
  • Sports Shorts 5-9-18
    IL Rotary Club golf tourney May 10 The 2018 Indian Land Rotary Club golf tournament is May 10 at Carolina Lakes Golf Club, 23012 Kingfisher Drive in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by invocation and rules at 9:45 a.m., and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The first-place team wins $500, second place $300 and third place $100. The winners of the closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive contests will each receive $100.
  • Sports Shorts 5-2-18
    Indian Land VFW golf tourney May 2 Indian Land Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12136’s Memorial Golf Tournament, honoring Silver and Bronze Star recipient U.S. Army Capt. John Monahan, is May 2 at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. Entrance fee is $135 for individuals, $540 for teams. Cost includes cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch, contests and prizes. Proceeds will benefit local veterans. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Donations are welcome and appreciated.
  • IL wrestling club wins five rookie state titles
    Five Indian Land area wrestlers won rookie state titles in a youth championship tournament Feb. 11 at White Knoll High School in Lexington. The Indian Land Wrestling Club team placed second overall in the tourney. All nine of the local wrestlers who competed placed in the top four in their youth weight classes. Jackson D'Ettore, Ryan Stuckitz, Lowden Kersey, Laurel Hutto and Lily Hutto won rookie state championships.
  • Sports Shorts 4-25-18
    Youth ball officials meeting April 29 Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will hold its seasonal meeting for anyone interested in umpiring youth T-ball, Dixie Sweetees or the Instructional Swing League at 2 p.m. April 29 at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster. Umpires must be at least 15 years old and have transportation. For details, call (803) 285-5545.   Register now for youth flag football
  • Horn wins third national crown
    Indian Land area youth wrestler Joshua Horn has captured his third national wrestling title. Horn, who had a slow start to his wrestling season with a broken ankle to miss the first two months of mat action, came on strong. Horn finished on top with his third national title. He traveled to the AAU All-American Spring Nationals in Kingsport, Tenn., where he had three straight pins earning him his third national title. He was also named “All-American Wrestler” for the sixth time.
  • Register
 for summer swim team
    Swim team registration for the Lancaster Piranhas 2018 summer swim team is April 16 - May 5 at Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road. The Lancaster and Kershaw swim teams will merge this season and compete in the Metrolina swim league. A registration and parent information meeting for the Kershaw area swimmers is 6 p.m. April 17 at Andrew Jackson Recreation Center, 6354 N. Matson St., Kershaw. The team is open to boys and girls ages 5-18, as of June 1, 2018. Cost is $63 per child, which includes a team swim cap and T-shirt.
  • Lancers split with Bantams
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers baseball team split a four-game series with USC Union at the Lancaster High School baseball field. The USCU Bantams won the first two games, 6-4 and 7-2 on March 30. The Lancers came back for two wins March 31, rolling 11-5 and 17-1. In the 16-run win on Saturday to cap the series, Jared Firmstone led the Lancers with three hits. Bo Owens and Walker McDowell each had two hits, with McDowell ripping a double. Josh Evans of Indian Land belted a grand slam and Nick Cicci clubbed a home run.
  • Sports Shorts 4-11-18
    Fore the Kids golf tourney April 20 The eighth annual Fore the Kids golf tournament is April 20 at Edgewater Golf Club, 2380 Catawba Ridge BLvd, Lancaster. The tourney benefits the Lancaster, Chester and York chapters of the Child Evangelism Fellowship.  A four-player captain’s choice team is $75 per player, which includes lunch, supper, prizes and goodie bag. Mulligans are available. Prizes are awarded through top teams and drawings.