Sports briefs for May 2

April 30, 2013 

The Clover High School boys soccer team defeated Lancaster 4-0 in Region 3-AAAA action Monday night.

Blue Eagle boys shut out Lancaster

The Clover High School boys soccer team defeated Lancaster 4-0 in Region 3-AAAA action Monday night.

Manny Vargas and Steve Alvarez scored first-half goals for the Blue Eagles – Vargas on an assist from Brandon Berardo and Alvarez assisted by teammate Caleb Costner.

Nevada Henderson scored a second-half goal for Clover, with Costner providing the assist. Evan Edmunds rounded out the scoring, assisted by Berardo.

Clover had 14 shots on goal to Lancaster’s four and five corner kicks to the Bruins’ two.

Blue Eagle goalkeeper Garrett Hybarger had four saves.

Rain shuts down York, Clover games

Sunday’s heavy rainfall carried into Monday, forcing cancellations of youth sports activities at the York and Clover Parks and Recreation departments.

Dale Percival of York Parks and Rec said Monday’s Minors and O-zone baseball games were canceled and would not be made up. The under-10 girls’ softball and coach-pitch games were to be made up Wednesday.

“After Wednesday’s make-up games, our spring sports schedules are up to date,” said Percival.

The Clover Parks and Recreation Department canceled Monday’s games. Clover moved girls softball to Wednesday, with no make-up games planned for Dixie Majors and Minors baseball.

Future games are on schedule, depending on weather conditions.

Clover Parks and Recreation director Greg Holmes and York Parks and Rec director Carolyn Leake said games are rescheduled according to the demands the week rainfall forces cancellations.

For more information, call 222-9493 for Clover and 684-3742 for York.

YCHS JV boys’ soccer wins nail-biter

The York Comprehensive High School junior varsity boys soccer team defeated Lancaster 1-0 in closely-contested action at home.

The Cougars’ goal came 15 minutes into the first half when Eric Martinez executed a perfectly-crossed corner kick finished by Myles Prosser. Goalkeeper Talon Turner notched his second shutout of the season.

The Cougar defense was led by Brandon Carden, Jacob Destefeno, Anthony Ivey and Daniel Shirley.

Juan Roldan, Zach Beardsley, Luke Bomar, Josue Alvarado, Prosser and Martinez played on the offensive side.

Lady Cougar soccer honors seniors

The York Comprehensive High School Lady Cougar soccer team honored its seniors during the final home game of the season.

Receiving special recognition were senior captains Kara Powers, Lena Patrick and Jessie White. Other YCHS seniors honored were Kameron Puckett, Stephanie Root, Kris Maloney and Tinsley Burris-Henry.

“All seven have been accepted to various colleges to further their education,” said head coach Dave Prescott. “I have coached all of them for the last four years and will miss them dearly.”

Cougar tennis ends with loss to Clover

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ tennis team’s late-season surge was halted by a Clover team that is once-beaten in Region 3-AAAA and playoff-bond.

The Blue Eagles prevailed 4-2, with No. 1 singles player Andres Leon defeating York’s Terry Doan 6-2, 6-2, and No. 2 Justin White besting Patrick Newberry 6-0, 6-0.

Clover’s No. 3 player, Patrick Smith, defeated Matthew Goforth 6-4, 6-0. Rob Long won 6-1, 6-1 over Daniel Patterson. In a No. 5 singles match, York’s Cameron Good nudged Harry Snow 7-5, 6-4.

The Cougar duo of Colin Rodenhauser and Christian Wells defeated Clover’s Holden McGill and Garrison Love 6-1, 6-4 in a No. 2 doubles match.

YCHS head coach Phil Suggs lauded the Cougar players despite the loss. “Our season was a big improvement, having won three matches and losing several others by a small margin,” he said.

• Dixie Majors Baseball, for ages 15-19. Participants must be 15 before May 1 and cannot turn 20 before May 1. Birth certificate is required. Registration fee is $35. Deadline was April 30, but late registration will be May 1 and 2, with a $10 penalty added to the registration fee.

• Spring/summer adult softball league, open to men’s open and co-ed teams. The deadline to register is Friday, May 10 and the registration fee is $300.

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