Aiken’s Ann Carter, competing in the W70 division in the recent USA Track & Field Masters National Outdoor Championships in Winston-Salem, delivered another outstanding performance. Carter placed first in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, third in the High Jump, fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m. Carter also was part of the Atlanta Track Club’s winning relay teams in the 4x100m and 4x400m.


• The Edgefield County 12U All Star team recently captured the District 3 Championship for the third year in a row before finishing among the top six teams at the South Carolina Dixie Youth State “O” Zone Tournament. The team went undefeated through the District Tournament with wins over Mid Carolina, Abbeville, Ridge Spring-Monetta and Saluda, while posting wins over Bishopville and Greenwood-Florence at the State Tournament in Hartsville. In addition, the team was awarded the King Dixon Sportsmanship Award while participating at the State Tournament. This is a tremendous honor, voted on by the coaches, umpires and Dixie Youth officials. With this latest district title, Edgefield County has won the championship six of the past eight years, all in the 12U division.


• The S.C. Illusion Fastpitch 10U travel softball team recently traveled to Clearwater, Florida to compete in the NSA Fastpitch World Series, which it won when it defeated the Tennessee Comets 7-1 in the championship game. The team features girls from across South Carolina, including one from North Augusta and another from Graniteville. Since January, the team has competed in 11 tournaments – from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia – winning 10. The team won all three state championships, as well as the NSA State Championship, USSSA State Championship and WFC State Championship.


• The U13 Bee Healthy Beastie Bulls were finalists in the recent 3v3 World Tour Georgia State Cup held in Conyers. The boys lost the final in sudden death overtime to a U14 team. Pictured is Nick Avant, Duncan Mihoulides, Chris Caudell, Kevin Pak and Brendan Gribek. The Team was coached by Jason Gribek and Dave Mihoulides.