https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sports/rss.xml en McCleod signs to dance at Limestone https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/mccleod-signs-dance-limestone <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0202color.jpg" alt="Courtney McCleod celebrates her signing day with father James McCleod and Angel Mackey, her father’s fianceé." title="Courtney McCleod celebrates her signing day with father James McCleod and Angel Mackey, her father’s fianceé." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For the second time in two years, Indian Land High School has a senior who will attend Limestone College on a dance scholarship.<br /> Courtney McCleod will follow in Jessica Crook&rsquo;s footsteps when she attends the Gaffney-based college this fall.<br /> Both were members of the Indian Land High School dance team under the direction of Laurel Kaufman.<br /> McCleod celebrated her signing day May 9, joined by her father James McCleod and his fiancee Angel Mackey, along with siblings Destiney and Markese and cousin Joshua Jacobs.<br /> Campers learn to play ball at ILHS https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/campers-learn-play-ball-ilhs <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_5974color.jpg" alt="Addison Belk leans in as she waits for the ball during the softball camp. " title="Addison Belk leans in as she waits for the ball during the softball camp. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Indian Land High School hosted youth softball and baseball camps the last week of June. Here are some scenes from the camps for youth ball players.</p> Sports Shorts 7-17-19 https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/sports-shorts-7-17-19 <p> <strong>Free family fishing clinic July 20</strong><br /> A free family fishing clinic will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 at Grandchildren&rsquo;s Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes.<br /> Otte signs to play baseball at Coker https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/otte-signs-play-baseball-coker-0 <p> Indian Land High School baseball coach Joey Robinson said Warriors first baseman Lawson Otte won&rsquo;t be stopped.<br /> That&rsquo;s why he&rsquo;s headed to the next level.<br /> Otte, who&nbsp; battled a patella (kneecap) injury in his senior season, keeps on keeping on.<br /> &ldquo;Lawson is driven to accomplish any task before him,&rdquo; Robinson said.<br /> Back in fall practice, Otte dislocated his patella, and re-injured it when practice opened for the Warriors&rsquo; 2019 season.<br /> Kids learn how to fish https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/kids-learn-how-fish <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fishing_clinic_3.jpg" alt="Stuart Alpart, Bob Cogen and Jim Pierce help tie knots for fishing clinic participants. " title="Stuart Alpart, Bob Cogen and Jim Pierce help tie knots for fishing clinic participants. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Sun City Sport Fishing Club led a free family fishing clinic May 18 at Grandchildren&rsquo;s Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes. The next free family fishing clinic is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20. For details or to register, call (803) 737-8483, email aquaticed@dnr.sc.gov or visit www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed.</p> Piranhas win 3 races in finale https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/piranhas-win-3-races-finale <p> The Lancaster County Piranhas swim team capped its season at the Metrolina League Finale at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center on June 29.<br /> Fletcher Armbrust (boys 11-12) and Tamra Tipton (girls 13-14) led the Lancaster County team with two wins each.<br /> Hadlee Stroud (girls 6-under), posted a first to boost the Piranhas in the meet.<br /> Andrew Bell of Indian Land came in second in the 13-14 boys breaststroke race and third in individual medley.<br /> Diana Kiger of Indian Land placed sixth in the 15-18 girls&nbsp; breaststroke and individual medley.<br /> Sports Shorts 7-10-19 https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/sports-shorts-7-10-19 <p> <strong>Free family fishing clinic July 20<br /> </strong>A free family fishing clinic will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 at Grandchildren&rsquo;s Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes.<br /> County all-star softball teams battling for state https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/content/county-all-star-softball-teams-battling-state <img src="https://www.carolinagatewayonline.com/sites/www.carolinagatewayonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/imagejpeg_0color.jpg" alt="The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Angels stars celebrate after winning the District 2 championship at Springdale Park on June 25 when they defeated Blythewood, 17-7. The team includes Indian Land players Brooklynn Fairfax, Baylee Dockery, Jayla Herron, Sarah Johnson, Alaura Mitchell, Addison Belk, Bella Hodge, Jenna Caldwell and Katelyn Carter; Trinity Taylor and Zoi Chambers of Lancaster and Brice Beatty of Buford. Head coach Brian Johnson and assistants Patsy Johnson and Stephanie Fairfax are all from the Indian Land area." title="The Lancaster County Dixie Softball Angels stars celebrate after winning the District 2 championship at Springdale Park on June 25 when they defeated Blythewood, 17-7. The team includes Indian Land players Brooklynn Fairfax, Baylee Dockery, Jayla Herron, Sarah Johnson, Alaura Mitchell, Addison Belk, Bella Hodge, Jenna Caldwell and Katelyn Carter; Trinity Taylor and Zoi Chambers of Lancaster and Brice Beatty of Buford. Head coach Brian Johnson and assistants Patsy Johnson and Stephanie Fairfax are all from the Indian Land area." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Lancaster County, host of the Dixie Softball all-star District 2 tournament at Springdale Park last week, captured three straight crowns &ndash; Angels, Ponytails and Darlings. All three are headed to state tournaments next week.<br /> The Darlings captured the district championship June 24 and the Angels and Ponytails won their titles June 25.<br /> Angels win district<br /> The Angels, ages 9-10, capped a 4-0 championship run with a 17-7 win over Blythewood.<br />