The North Charleston Recreation Department had a busy, successful fall season in football, soccer and baseball.
More than 400 youths ranging in age from 6-13 participated in football and cheerleading; 28 teams of youths ages 4-15 competed in soccer; and numerous teams competed in fall baseball.
In youth football, the Pepperhill Jaguars won the regular-season pee wee championship while the Northwoods Jaguars beat Pepperhill, 8-0, in the postseason championship and then beat Mount Pleasant in a playoff.
The Union Heights Raiders Mites finished with a 13-0 record and won both the regular-season and postseason titles with wins over teams from Mount Pleasant.
Union Heights Raiders bantam team finished the regular season with one loss, to rival Northwoods Jaguars, in the postseason championship.
Also, more than 75 girls participated as cheerleaders; the North Charleston Recreation Department fielded nine flag football teams; and Murray Hill subdivision began its inaugural season with two flag football teams and a cheerleading squad.
In soccer, U6 teams received participation medals after the end of the season. The River Oaks Mutiny won the U8 division and postseason tournament, going undefeated. River Oaks won the U10 division in the final game of the season and River Oaks also was the U12 winner. Two U15 teams competed in a league with Hanahan, Goose Creek and Moncks Corner.
This season North Charleston had two teams compete with Summerville in the 7-8 Machine Pitch baseball league, and 9-10 and 11-12 teams participated in the Lowcountry Fall Baseball League. The North Charleston Bad Boys finished second.
North Charleston also hosted the Bernie Varnadore Memorial Baseball Tournament with 27 teams of players ages 9 to 14 competing.