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Team U12 Barcelona wins in 3v3 soccer 

The boys Team U12 Barcelona from Beaufort participated in a 3v3 club soccer tournament June 7 on Hilton Head Island and won first place. Team members Jason, Chris, Max, Tre, Jake and Ty won all five games under Coach Odin Hernandez. The team also won third place during in a tournament June 14 in Savannah.


Try out for Extra Mile Tigers Football League

South Carolina AAU Football and the Extra Mile Tigers Football League will be holding football and cheerleader try outs for children ages 7 to 12 on Sundays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Whale Branch Early College High School, 169 Detour Road, Seabrook, SC, 29940. The team is looking for elite youth football players ages 7-12 who want to compete in Fall Tackle and represent South Carolina in the AAU National Football Championship. T-shirt, shorts, cleats and sneakers are needed. For more information, contact Chris Dantzler at 843-812-3904 or Anthony Pinckney at 843-476-1338 or email extramiletigers@gmail.com.


Greg Jones leads free football camp at BCHS

NFL star and Beaufort native Greg Jones and The Lead Block Foundation will hold the second annual Friday Night Lights Youth Football Camp on Friday, July 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Battery Creek High School, 1 Blue Dolphin Drive, Beaufort, SC, 29906. The free camp is open to 150 participants ages 10-18 on a first come, first-serve basis. The camp is facilitated by Olympus Foundation Management. The coaching staff consists of active and former NFL players and coaches as well as high school coaches. Coaching staff will emphasize fundamentals, form and technique, as the program is a non-contact camp. No pads will be worn. Campers will be grouped according to age, size and ability, allowing them to compete against campers of similar talents. Campers receive: One-on-one instruction, Camp T-Shirt, Camper Spirit Packs & Camp Photo, Educational/Motivational Talks by players/coaches. Campers should wear T-shirt, tennis shoes, shorts or sweats and bring sweat towel. If available, camper should bring cleats. This camp allows children and teens the unique opportunity to attend a football skills camp at no charge. The mission of the Lead Block Foundation is to help pave a positive path for kids and families in need. Advance registration required. For more information or to register online, visit www.leadblockfoundation.com.

Carolina Ballers open to Beaufort County players

Carolina Ballers is a program committed to providing young men in the community the opportunity to use their love of the game of basketball to help them develop into productive young men. The travel basketball season is in full swing and they added an 8th grade team this season. The team is comprised of kids from Beaufort and Jasper counties. The kids attend school at various public, charter, and private schools. Carolina Ballers welcomes guest speakers to come and talk to the players about what it takes to stay on the right path and obtain a solid educational foundation. To come and visit with the players, speak to them, and/or learn more about the organization, contact E. Jennifer Morrow, Director, Basketball Operations, 703-357-3849 or email morrows@carolinaballers.org or visit www.carolinaballers.org.

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