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Community Sports

  • 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. 
  • Sports Shorts 4-4-18
    Gamecock Club hosts USC coaches  The annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting is April 16 at the Catawba Fish Camp in Fort Lawn. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the meeting at 7. Guest speakers include USC men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and Gamecocks offensive line coach Eric Wolford. A raffle, with $5 tickets, will be held for two Gamecocks season tickets.
  • Sports Shorts 3-28-18
    Warriors beat Chester on diamond Indian Land High School’s baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 4-3 Region IV-AAA win over Chester High School at the ILHS field March 16. Warriors senior hurler Nolan Bolt, who worked 6.2 frames, was the winner with 12 strikeouts. He allowed six hits, three runs and two walks. Daniel Gueldner, who went a third of an inning for the save, had a strikeout.
  • Sports Shorts 3-21-18
    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 (ages 4-6). Ages are as of 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. through March 30 - Walnut Creek Recreation Center,10521 Walnut Creek Parkway, 6-8 p.m. March 21, 26, 28 and 29
  • ILMS girls hoops season champs
    The Indian Land Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team, in its first season in the Fort Mill Athletic Conference, captured the regular-season championship with a 10-0 record, 11-1 overall. Team members are Ava Ladd, Kayla Jefferies, Tia Funderburk, Gabi Wilson, Ava Enireb, Mattie-Baile Tripp, Kendall Mallekoote, Carolina Terry, Bella Sikorski, Carly Cabe, Natalie Tripp and Tala Alqasus. The ILMS Lady Warriors Middle School team is coached by head coach Rob Wilson and assistant George Laettner.