Braves tryouts

The Charleston Braves traveling baseball teams will hold tryouts Jan. 12 and

19. Tryouts for the age 9, 10, 11 and 12 teams will be held at 10 a.m. at West Ashley Park. Tryouts for the age 13, 14 and 15 teams will be held at noon at John's Island Park. For more information, visit

First loss

The FDHS boys basketball team fell to 6-1 as Goose Creek's Philip Jenkins hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Gators an 87-86 victory Friday. The Patriots got off to another slow start as they trailed 8-0 after turnovers on four of their first five posessions. They rallied to tie the score at 17 at the end of the quarter. FDHS trailed by as many as 13 in the second quarter before rallying again to cut the lead to 6 at the half. Senior center Chris Dozier finished with season highs of 13 points and 13 rebounds and Dawud Shaheed added 27 points and 8 rebounds. Galen Bennett finished with 11 points, 8 assists and 5 steals.  Layne Gierke scored 11 points and Mike Matthews had 5 steals before fouling out.

Lacrosse Clinics

The Summerville Family YMCA is sponsoring free Lacrosse Clinics from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 6. The clinic, for boys and girls age 6-18 of all skill levels, will be held at the Oakbrook YMCA Sports Complex. No registration is required and some equipment will be provided. For more information, visit or call Dan Lile at 303-2225.

Junior golf camp

Wescott Plantation will sponsor the Junior Christmas Golf Camp at, a new instructional camp Dec. 28, 29, and 30. Perry Green, director of instruction for Wescott, will head the camp for juniors ages 8 to 14.  Green is a Class A PGA Member with a Specialty Certification in Instruction and is also a Level III Coach for The First Tee. The cost for the Junior Christmas Golf Camp is $125 per child for all three days.  Registration forms are available at the club, located off Dorchester Road. For more information, call Green at 871-2135 ext 9.

Tennis clinics

The Legend Oaks Country Club tennis program will offer clinics and lessons for adults and juniors alike throughout the month of December. Clinics include Cardio Tennis, Stroke of the Week, Junior Academy, Tiny Tennis, Future Pro and Junior Pro. Private lessons are also available. For more information, call Call Andy at 843-821-4077 ext. 333 or 843-737-3460.

Y soccer

The Summerville family YMCA is having registration for Spring Micro Soccer and Spring Youth Soccer (ages 3-15) through Jan. 21. Fees range from $20 to $80 depending on Y membership and league. Financial assistance is available. The season runs from early February through late March. Coaches clinics for Micro Soccer will be held Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Oakbrook Sports Complex. Coaches clinics for Youth Soccer will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. For more information, contact the Sports Office at 821-1028.

Tennis lessons

Tennis coach Bryant McKee will hold group lessons for younger players on Tuesdays at Miler Country Club. Lessons for players age 8-11 will be conducted from 5-6 p.m. and lessons for players age 5-7 will be conducted from 6-7 p.m.  All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call Bryant McKee at 291-3898 or email at