Local Sports Briefs


UNION COUNTY — Here is some of what’s going on in sports in Union County.

UCHS Track Team

The Union County High School Track Team is away from home this Friday for a meet against Broome High School. The meet, which will be held at Broome, will begin at 5 p.m.

USC Union Bantams

After being away for games in North Carolina, the USC Union Bantams will be back at the Timken Sport Complex this weekend for not one, not two, but three games against the High Point Panthers. The first two games will be held as a double-header Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. with the third game being held Sunday at 1 p.m.

Baseball Clinic

West Springs Baptist Church (www.westspringsbaptist.org) will hold a Free Baseball Clinic this Saturday (March 25) at the Dixie Youth Fields beside Buffalo Elementary School. It will be for children ages 3-12 who will be divided into three age groups with each group on a separate field. The groups and the fields are:

• Tee Ball (Field 1)

• Machine Pitch (Field 2)

• Player Pitch (Field 3)

Registration will be from 9:30-10 a.m. the day of the clinic which will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m.

A flier issued by the church states the camp “is designed to be both instructional and fun for all players involved. We want to teach them not only how to play the game but how to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. We want them to learn about sportsmanship and how to conduct themselves throughout the course of competition. Parents are encouraged to observe all drills and activities and to utilize them during your instructional time at home with your athletes.”

The flier states that instruction at the clinic will be provided by “current and former Union County baseball standouts” and “current and former Union County Dixie Youth coaches.”

It further states that “bats and balls will be provided, but please bring hat, glove, cleats, personal bats and any other equipment you would like to use.”

For more information about the clinic contact Jared Taylor at 864-706-6143.

Athlete Physicals

On the following dates and at the following times and locations the Union County School District is having physicals for every athlete involved in district middle or high school athletics.

• Wednesday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Union County High School

• Wednesday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Union County High School

• Wednesday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School

• Wednesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. at Sims Middle School

Fishing Rodeo

The SC Department of Natural Resources will sponsor a Fishing Rodeo on May 20 from 9 a.m.-noon at Foster Park Lake, one of series the department is sponsoring across the state through June.

A press release issued by the SCDNR announcing the event states that youth ages 6-15 participating in the Fishing Rodeo must be accompanied by an adult, but no adult fishing is allowed. Participants required to bring their own fishing equipment and tackle. Bait will be provided at some of the rodeos.

While pre-registration is preferred, on-site registration will be available at most events. Sign-in occurs 15-30 minutes before the rodeo start time. To register online go to www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/rodeos or call 803-737-8483.

More Sports

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