H2A RELAY TEAM SETS NATIONAL RECORD
Hilton Head Aquatics members Emily Hammond, Cassie Ley, Camille Felix and Erica Wammock set a national record in the 800 freestyle relay Thursday while competing in the USA Swimming Short Course Senior Sectionals in Cary, N.C.
The foursome posted a time of 7 minutes, 33.42 seconds -- nearly nine seconds faster than the old mark -- to establish a new standard for 15- and 16-year-olds. They finished sixth in the event.
Hammond also qualified individually for the Short Course Junior Nationals in the 1,000 freestyle, finishing fifth overall with a time of 10:07.65.
HARLEM AMBASSADORS TO PLAY IN RIDGELAND ON THURSDAY
The Harlem Ambassadors basketball team will be playing a contest at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ridgeland High School. Tickets cost $6.
The Ambassadors will take on the Jasper County Royal Rumblers, using a brand of Harlem-style basketball that features dunks, ball-handling tricks and comedy routines.
The Ambassadors are partnering with the Jasper County Rotary Club for the event to help raise funds for annual scholarships. Proceeds from the game will benefit select Jasper County Class of 2011 graduating seniors.
For additional sponsorship and ticket information, call (843) 717-2456.
SUN CITY SOFTBALL TEAM GOES 3-1 IN FLORIDA
The Sun City softball team, the defending SPA national champions in the 55 AA division, opened its season by going 3-1 last weekend in Florida against three other adult community travel teams.
The Sun City Travel Team competed against Spruce Creek, Summerglenn and Stonecrest, three central Florida teams that have very strong travel programs.
Mike Coriale pitched Sun City to two wins. He went 3 for 3 with three RBIs against in a 17-13 win over Spruce Creek and added two more RBIs in a 10-6 win over Stonecrest. Bob Lee was the winning pitcher for Sun City in a 16-9 victory over Sumerglenn.
Ken Abshier led Sun City in the tournament by going 8 for 9 and had a team-high 10 RBIs along with two home runs. Don Feldkamp hit a home run, batted .769 and knocked in 7 runs for the tournament. Tom DaParma had 10 hits, Don Winchester had nine, Dean Waters had seven, Pete Bonanno had six and Red Kopytko, Doug Baker and John Heere added five hits each.
The Sun City travel team will be going to a tournament in Augusta, Ga., next weekend and then to Myrtle Beach on March 26-27 to compete in the SPA Eastern Nationals.