The U12 GSC Bulls won the top division of the Adidas Labor Day Shootout in Greensboro, N. C. on Sept. 1-2. Team members are Keegan Grant, Alvin Betata, Duncan Mihoulides, Ryan Bielinski, Nick Avant, Brendan Gribek, Justin Vernon, Kevin Pak, Ian Gallo and Jackson Marshall. The team is coached by Matt Kolinoski. The boys won the final 2-0 and only allowed two goals in the four matches they played.
Columbia County's team took second at the Dixie Pre-Major World Series held in Guntersville, Ala., in August. Front row, left to right: Peyton Jones, Brooks Machis, Chris Michals, Joseph Kortick, David Rivera, Harry Kortick, Chase Manley, Nick Sandlin, Lane Wallace. Second row, left to right: Coach Mitch Marchman, Hunter Morris, Kyle Anderson, Sheldon Middleton, Chandler Corley, Knox Marchman, Luke Gamblin, Matt Anderson. Back row: Coach John Sandlin
The 11-12-year-old CCRD Lions have adopted the motto "Fight Like a Lion" and added pink to their uniforms to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month, as well as being a tribute to all other cancer fighters, survivors and those lost. Team members are Leo Acquistapace (front, from left), Ryan Holleran, Hayden Sommers and John Parrish; Ridley Symon (middle row, from left), Wesley Manninen, Zach Azhar, Drew Shedd, Coleman Fleming and Thomas Perdue; Xavier Tyner (third row, from left), Cameron Troedsson, Nolan Short, Tanner Haywood and Bryce Lawrence. Coaches are Craig Parrish, Andy Shedd and Tripp Haywood.