AREA COACHES HOSTING FALL BASEBALL COMBINE
Local baseball coach Steve Arsenault and USC Beaufort athletic coaches, including head baseball coach Brian Lewallyn, are offering experienced youth baseball players (ages 9-12) an eight-week training program beginning in late September.
The sessions will be held, tentatively, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 23 through Dec. 4 at Bluffton's M.C. Riley Sports Complex Field No. 2.
Participants will benefit from 16 training/skills sessions by certified collegiate coaches.
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The cost is $220 per child and covers insurance, field rental, coaches fees, equipment and a cap and jersey for each participant.
Registration is open but space is limited.
Details: Call Steve Arsenault at 912-441-7764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for the program is now open
SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB TO MEET THURSDAY
The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club will meet Thursday at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady's Island, off Meridian Road.
The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. meeting. Local captain Bill Parker of the "Runaway" will give a presentation on anchoring on hard (live) bottoms and artificial reefs. Captain Danny Rourk of "Tailwind Charters" will discuss anchoring methods near creeks at high-, mid- and low-water on incoming and outgoing tides. Reservations are not needed and guests are always welcome.
Details: Contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122.
FREE FITNESS RUN OPEN TO ALL RUNNERS
Several local running clubs will meet Sept. 14 as a group for a nonrace event on Hilton Head Island.
The Hilton Head Run Club, CrossFit Endurance, Palmetto Running Club and Fit Chicks Move will meet at 7 a.m. at the Shelter Cove Plaza for a group training session. Many members are preparing for the Savannah Rock n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon, and this is a great opportunity to meet fellow runners as they are preparing for the same event.
Multiple distances and paces will be available and the event is open to anyone in the area of any age or ability. This run takes the place of the usual fitness run that starts at Go Tri Sports on Sept. 14.
VAN DER MEER CLASSIC ACCEPTING PLAYERS
The Van Der Meer Tennis Academy is hosting the Van Der Meer Academy Classic Sept. 12 to Sept. 14 for boys and girls, 10's to 18's, singles and doubles, and is looking for players.
Interested players can register online at: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/schedule/search.aspx. The tournament ID number is 704129114.
SUN CITY SWIMMERS COMPETE IN MT. PLEASANT
The Sun City Swim Club traveled to Mt. Pleasant last weekend for the first Growler Invitational Swim Meet and took third place out of 10 teams in the meet.
Highlights for the meet include two new S.C. State Masters Swimming records.
The first was by George Moreno in the 1,650-yard freestyle. His time of 17:39.07 took more than 30 seconds off the previous record.
Joe Bongiorno added a new state mark in the 50 butterfly with a time of 1:16.17.
Sun City had four swimmers earn most points in their respective age group -- Barbara Eisele, Nana Whalen, Gary Germeraad and Moreno.
Eisele won nine events, Whalen won six events, Moreno won seven events and Germeraad won three.