Sports briefs for April 25

April 23, 2013 

Cougar golfers in full swing as season ends

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ golf team continues to compete at a high level as the 2013 season enters the final stretch.

The Cougars competed in three matches leading to Monday’s Region 3-AAAA Tournament in Lancaster.

In the first last week, York defeated Northwestern 163-166 at Spring Lake Country Club.

Earning match medalist honors was Stroud Baker, 38; followed by Luke Lancaster, 41; Logan Aggeles, 42; and Tucker Laney, 42. Chandler Sain and Chayce Blackwell shot 51s to close out the Cougars scoring.

The Cougars JV earned its second win of the season, defeating the Trojans junior varsity 193-198. Will Culp and Landon Joye fired 47s; Seth Miller, 48; Damon Heath, 49; and Andrew Roderick, 52.

The varsity Cougars then traveled to River Hills Country Club to battle host Clover and Northwestern. The tight and winding layout tested skill and patience in a down-to-the-wire finish that saw Northwestern win by two strokes over Clover and three over York. The Trojans finished at 170; Clover, 172; and York, 173.

Aggeles and Austin Hall each shot 42 to lead the Cougars, with support from Lancaster at 43; Laney, 46; Baker, 49; and eighth-grader Seth Miller, 52.

Seniors Aggeles, Baker and Lancaster closed out their Spring Lake Country Club prep golf careers as Cougar golfers with a Thursday match against Great Falls.

Their combined 15 years of experience led the team to a 162-172 victory. Lancaster, Aggeles and Hall fired identical 40 scores and Baker chipped in a 42. Laney shot 46 and Landon Joye, a seventh-grader playing his first Cougar varsity match, rounded out the scoring for York with a 51.

The Cougar JV bested the Great Falls JV 91-127 with Chandler Sain shooting 44; Chayce Blackwell, 47; Andrew Roderick, 49; Damon Heath, 51; and Seth Miller, 52.

York honored Aggeles, Baker and Lancaster after the Great Falls match for their contributions and dedication with pizza and cake. Head coach David Lancaster issued a thank you to Principal Diane Howell and Athletic Director Steve Boyd for attending the match and sharing in the senior recognition.

Green Dragon to be dedicated Saturday

The dedication ceremony for a York Green Dragon monument on the front campus of Harold C. Johnson Elementary at East Jefferson Street and Brattton Avenue will be 3 p.m. Saturday.

York High Alumni Committee member Gene Knight, a driving force behind the project, encouraged the community to attend. Knight said workers have poured the footers and expect the masonry work to begin this week.

The location and design were approved by the York school board last year. Knight issued a special thank you to the community fundraising campaign that enabled the project to become a reality.

“I am very thankful for the YHS alumni who generously donated to the Green Dragon monument project during difficult economic times,” he said. “Some businesses have been making donations as well. It is good to see the spirit of YHS still breathes among City of York officials and the YHS alumni.”

Cougar tennis team defeats NHS, Gaffney

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ tennis team continued its late-season surge shutting out Region 3-AAAA foe Northwestern 6-0 at home Monday.

The Cougars’ No. 1 singles player, Terry Doan, defeated Northwestern’s Myles White 6-2, 6-2, while No. 2 Patrick Newberry bested Trey Helms 6-0, 7-5.

No. 3 Matthew Goforth was dominant in defeating Elliott Goodwin 6-0, 6-0, and No. 4 Daniel Patterson defeated Andrew Warren 6-2, 6-1.

Cameron Good, the Cougars’ No. 5 singles player, beat Chase Harrington 6-2, 6-1.

The Cougars’ No. 2 doubles team of Colin Radenhauser and Christian Wells bested Jacob Pope and Sully Foy 6-4, 6-2.

York previously defeated Gaffney 4-2. Though Doan and Newberry were beaten at No. 1 and 2 singles, the Cougars team extended its opponents, with Doan falling 7-6 (3), 6-4 and Newberry losing a marathon match 6-3, 5-7, 12-10.

Goforth, Patterson and Good won, as did the doubles team of Radenhauser and C. Wells.

Clover tennis continues banner season

The Clover High School boys’ tennis team continued its success in Region 3-AAAA by shutting down Forestview 9-0.

Andres Leon, Patrick Smith, Rob Long, Garrett Smith, Holden McGill and Thomas Summers won their singles matches easily.

Leon and Long blanked their opponents 8-0 at No. 1 doubles, and McGill and Summers won at No. 2 doubles, as did Andy Brom and Jay Rowland at No. 3 doubles.

The Clover team, once-beaten in region play, shut out the Rock Hill Bearcats 6-0 for a big regional win.

Leon clipped Rock Hill’s Colby Williams 1 and 2, with White besting Madison Sharp 0 and 0. Smith shut down Nick Walker 0 and 0 and Long defeated Vivek Patel 2 and 0 at No. 4 singles. At No. 5 singles, Smith dispatched Billy Brown 2 and 3.

Clover’s No. 2 doubles team, the duo of Holden McGill and Thomas Summers, completed the sweep by winning handily over Brent Williams and Mikey Pharr 4 and 3.

Cougars basketball camp June 24-27

The Annual Future Cougars Basketball Camp for boys and girls age 5-15 will be June 24-27 at the York Comprehensive High School main and auxiliary gyms.

Instructional sessions focusing on fundamentals will be 9-11:30 a.m. daily for $60 per child. Daily instruction will be provided by York Comprehensive High School coaches and players.

“Let your child play where the Cougars play and learn the game from the Cougar basketball players,” said head girls’ coach Paula Blackwell.

Employee and multichild discount is $10 per child.

Contact Blackwell at or call 803-684-1505.

YCHS football camp June 17-20

The York Comprehensive High School Football Summer Camp for ages 6-13 will be June 17-20 at YCHS stadium.

The cost is $60 per player, or $100 for two siblings. The cost is $50 per player before May 20.

The June 19 camp activities will include Carolina Panthers Play 60 Junior Trains Camp.

Carroll said camp organizers again will be partnering with the Carolina Panthers. The instructional noncontact football camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game.

Cougars soccer camp June 10-13

The 2013 Cougar Soccer Camp for boys and girls will be June 10-13 at the York Comprehensive High School stadium.

Camp activities will be 6-8:30 p.m. at the stadium for boys and girls ages 5-9 and 10-15.

Instructors will include York boys’ soccer coaching staff and members of the Cougars soccer team. The cost is $50.

For information, contact or call 803-818-6179.

YCHS volleyball camp July 8-10

The York Comprehensive High School Girls Volleyball camp will be 9 a.m. to noon July 8-10 for ages 8-15.

The cost is $50 per participant. The camp will be led by Lady Cougars players and coaches. Camp T-shirt is included.

Contact coach Julie McGee at or call 803-818-6173.

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