Clover wrestlers defeat South Point, Spartanburg
CLOVER The Clover High School wrestling team scored an impressive win over South Point, NC, prevailing 49-30.
“We saw a lot of good things from our wrestlers,” said head coach Michael Fitzgerald. “Chase Calvert, DaQuan Berry, Jake Tolin, Eric Manning, Cole Gregory, Shane Hurin, Christian Cooper, Trey Stevens and Zach Conrad all picked up wins.”
The CHS grapplers split a three-way match with Spartanburg and Broome, defeating Spartanburg 45-30 and losing to Broome 54-27.
“The kids came back and beat a tough Spartanburg team after losing to Broome,” Fitzgerald said. “Eric Manning, Cole Gregory and Zach Conrad all went 2-0 in the three-team event.”
The CHS wrestling team ran into a buzz saw at the Hillcrest event. Teams from South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina competed.
Jake Tolin, Cole Gregory and Zach Conrad each placed third in the annual event. Conrad was named wrestler of the week.
Clover schedules basketball games for 20 teams
CLOVER The Clover Parks and Recreation Department has 20 teams and eight divisions in winter league youth basketball.
Donald Johnson, program coordinator for the town of Clover, said there are two girls divisions this season.
“We are excited about the return of girls basketball,” Johnson said. “We haven't had girls teams the last few years and had to go co-ed. Girls participation is starting to swing back.”
Johnson said Clover Rec basketball participants will be competing against teams from Fort Mill.
“Competing against Fort Mill teams is good for the kids,” he said.
Contact the Clover Parks and Recreation Department, 222-9493, for additional information pertaining to Clover Rec basketball.
Nunn, Wright share spotlight
YORK York Comprehensive High School football standout Beau Nunn made his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball in the annual North-South All-Star Football Game Saturday at the Myrtle Beach High School football stadium.
Nunn was credited with three tackles, a quarterback sack and one-half tackle for loss.
Bobby Carroll, head football coach at YCHS, lauded Nunn's performance in the all-star game.
“Beau played well against double teams,” said Carroll. “He had an outstanding game and is being recruited by a good many schools.”
Carroll, who was watching YCHS award-winning football player Lee Wright at Shrine Bowl practice Monday morning, said he had calls from colleges asking for Nunn's transcript.
“Beau is drawing interest and I expect Lee to hear from more schools during Shrine Bowl Week,” said the YCHS coach.
Carroll said he sent out 50 to 60 films to colleges showcasing Nunn's and Wright's gridiron talents.
Free play continues at York gym
YORK Free Play continues to be a popular activity at the York Parks and Recreation Department.
Gym hours for ages 18 and over Monday thru Friday include 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Other Free Play hours include:
Monday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., ages 17 and under; Tuesday, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., 17 and under; Wednesday, 3 p.m.-7 p.m., all ages; Thursday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., 17 and under; Friday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., 17 and under; Sunday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., all ages.
The number to call for more information is 684-3742.
Clover High plans Santa Sleigh runs
CLOVER Clover High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC Program and Special Olympics Fan Club are sponsoring Lake Wylie’s first Santa Sleigh 5K and 2.5K at 8 a.m. Dec. 15.
The race starts at 548 Nautical Drive, the Lake Wylie Professional Building, and runs through The Landing Neighborhood.
Cost is $20 for the 5K run/walk and $15 for the 2.5K. Entry fee includes a T-shirt if registered by Dec. 10. Checks should be made payable to Clover High School with 5K in the memo line.
Registration forms can be obtained and dropped off at Anytime Fitness in Lake Wylie, at the ROTC Department at Clover High School, or mailed to 1914 Notchwood Court, Lake Wylie, SC, 29710. Registration is available on active.com. Race participants should search “Lake Wylie” for this event.
For details, contact Major Brian Batson at 803-810-8972 or email at email@example.com.
Moped to Memphis benefits St. Jude
CLOVER The second annual Moped to Memphis Second Chance Prom will be Jan. 19.
The fundraiser, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will be 7 p.m. to midnight in the Larne Building, North Main Street in Clover. Organizer Jessica Cody, special events coordinator for the Clover Parks and Recreation Department, said a loftier goal has been set for this year’s event.
“We raised $3,600 last year,” she said. “We’ve set the goal at $5,000 this year We’ve had outstanding response from the community and local businesses.”
She said the fundraiser will include a silent auction and “a lot of fun on the dance floor.” An admission price of $25 includes food, beer and wine. The event is for ages 21 and older
YCHS sports awards ceremony Dec. 13
YORK The York Comprehensive High School Fall Sports Awards Ceremony will be Thursday athletic director Steve Boyd said.
The annual event will begin at 7 p.m. in the YCHS auditorium. The school’s football awards ceremony will be held in January.
Monument donations still accepted
YORK A group off York High School alumni spearheading a fundraising campaign to erect a Green Dragon monument at the front campus of Harold C. Johnson Elementary School has reached its goal.
Though the $6,500 goal has been reached, campaign coordinator Gene Knight said donations are still being accepted.
The alumni committee received unanimous approval from the York school board to place the monument at the corner of East Jefferson Street and Bratton Avenue on the front Harold C. Johnson campus.
Donations can be made by check or money order to: YHS Green Dragon Alumni, P. O. Box 1232, York, S.C. 29745.
Donors will receive acknowledgement of their donation via postcard. Alumni can read about the monument and download a copy of Brian Lawton’s design at the committee’s website at www.yorkgreendragons.com.
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