Recreation Director Pamela Davis: (803) 259-3317
he City of Barnwell’s recreation department has added activities — many are non-athletic and geared toward all ages from toddlers to senior citizens. Three times a year, the recreation department publishes a guide for upcoming activities. They are available online and at city hall. The Barnwell Recreation Department still offers traditional athletic programs, including baseball and machine-pitch baseball for children from 6 years old. Five-year-olds can play T-ball. There is also softball for girls. Registration for these sports starts in March. The season runs from April through June. At the close of the regular season all-star teams are chosen. Barnwell’s football season starts in mid-September and runs to the end of October for children 4 to 12 years old. Registration begins in August. Teams may include 7- to 8-year-olds, 9- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 12-year-olds. There are also flag football teams. Running parallel with football season is cheerleading for girls ages 3 to 13 years old. Registration is the same time as football. Barnwell’s basketball season runs from January through March. Sign-ups are in November. Barnwell also offers several adult leagues.
Blackville Recreation Coordinator Bridget Brown: (803) 300-1624
From softball to soccer, there is always a sport for youth to participate in.
lackville offers a slate of core sports for children to adults. Blackville has T-ball for children 5 to 8 years old. Youth baseball teams are for 9- to 12-year-olds. Registration is in April. Blackville’s football program runs from mid-September to the end of October with sign-ups at the start of August. The program has three age divisions: flag football for 5- to 7-year-olds; Pee-Wees for 8- to 10-years-olds and 11- to 12-year-olds. Its cheerleading program runs with its football program for girls from 5 to 12 years old. Blackville’s basketball program has co-ed teams of 8- to 12-years-olds. Bridget Brown is the basketball program director. Blackville has men’s and women’s adult league softball with the season running from March to July.
Williston Recreation Director James Hewitt: (803) 300-0285
illiston offers a variety of youth athletics. Williston has baseball, girls’ softball and T-ball from mid-March to mid-May. Sign-ups begin in mid-February until the end of March. Williston football runs from September to the end of October with registration starting the week before school begins. Williston fields different age divisions, one for 9- to 10-year-olds and another for 11- to 12-year-olds. Cheerleading season runs with its football season for girls 9 to 12 years old. There is basketball for boys and girls from 7 to 12 years old. Its season runs from January until mid-February. Registration is in November/December. Williston offers co-ed soccer for 5- to 8-year-olds and is played on the town soccer field. Its season runs from mid-September through the third week of October with sign-ups during September. Williston has two tennis camps for children 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years old in June. Keep up with all the local teams on the sports pages of The People-Sentinel. The People-Sentinel • Information Please 2017 • 23
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