Sports briefs for May 9

May 7, 2013 

York Touchdown Club Golf tourney to be Friday

The second annual York Touchdown Club Golf Tournament will be Friday at Spring Lake Country Club.

Registration will be 10:30-11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start set for noon.

The tournament will include a four-man captain’s choice format, with men and women combined, at a cost of $75 per player or $300 per team.

Top finishers will receive cash prizes for low net and low gross scores, with beverage carts provided.

There will be a $250 shootout on the No. 10 hole (all participants eligible). The closest 10 will return to compete for the cash prize.

There will be a closest to the pin on all other par 3 holes and longest drive on holes 9 and 15.

Drawings for prizes will be held during the cheeseburger cookout in the grove after the round. Students must be present to win.

York Middle physicals to be May 16

Athletic physicals for rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students will be conducted by local doctors 3:30-5:30 p.m. May 16 in the York Middle School gym. The cost is $10, cash only.

Clover Blue Eagle baseball awards

End-of-season Clover High School baseball awards were presented during last week’s banquet sponsored by the Diamond Club, with food provided by Courtney’s of Clover.

Awards recipients: Austin King, Best Jayvee offense; Jimmy Marcelli, Best Jayvee Defense; Davis McCarter, Coach’s Award; Corey Parham, Most Improved; Cody Jenkins, Best Defense; Chase Goldberg, Best Offense.

Parham was selected as an all-region infielder and the CHS jayvee team was recognized as the unofficial Region 3-AAAA champions.

The CHS seniors were recognized for outstanding leadership.

Those with questions about Clover Post 38 American Legion baseball should contact coach Darrell Van Dyke at

Blue Eagle football practice under way

First-year Clover High School head football coach Chad Smith has been pleased with the response to spring practice.

“We have 80 kids involved in spring practice, not counting the incoming freshmen,” Smith said. “The kids are enthusiastic and want to learn. Through all of the excitement, we don’t want to overlook the fundamental development of the players.”

Smith said an indication of the players’ commitment to the program was a recent 5 a.m. optional workout. “We had 60 kids involved at 5 o’clock in the morning,” he said.

Carroll pleased with Cougars spring practice

York Comprehensive High School head football coach Bobby Carroll likes the numbers at spring practice.

“We have 145 out for football,” Carroll said. “The numbers are good. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of the game, blocking and tackling.”

While admitting the offense could be explosive, the YCHS coach said the defense lost nine starters from last year’s team. “Help is on the way,” said Carroll. “We have kids that can fill the positions on defense. Our JVteam finished 9-1 last season.”

He said spring practice will end next Thursday with a scrimmage.

York Middle boys’ track ends banner season

The York Middle School boys track team defeated Springfield Middle School 74.5-21.5 to finish the regular season with a sparkling 9-1 record.

Head coach Jerry Kemp commended the Cougar track participants. “This is our first year of middle school track,” said Kemp.

The boys track team’s seventh-grade roster includes Tyler Adams, Ryland Blackmon, Drew Carroll, Dondre Douglas, Hayden Giles, Matt Gross, Will Hamilton, Shaq Harris, Logan Horton, Ladd Jackson, Brayton Kelly, Joe Lobresco, Gertajuwan Mitchell, Omari Mitchell, Evan Myers, Dalton Parrish, Chase Slaughter, Jacob Stegall, Hart Teska and Tajh Reid-Stanley.

Eighth-grade roster is Zeke Beam, Dalton Bostwick, Marshall Branham, Hugh Comer, Tristan Cruze, Phillip Dawkins, Michael Dickson, Michael Felker, Tavius Guinn, Zach Hearn, Michael Hinton, Tyler Jackson, Markell Johnson, Chris Lawrencio, Aaron Lowry, Sam Lingerfelt, Zy McClinton, Jared McCrone, Cameron Miller, Christian Moran, Dee Pendergrass, Nut Rawlinson, Hunter Reed, Michael Robinson, Anthony Roberts, Matthew Smarr, Dillon Taylor, Christian Threat, Nick Torrence, Ben Watkins, Antonio Williams, Dalton Zurick and Paul Moore.

Cougar baseball camp July 22-24

The Cougar baseball camp will be July 22-24 at the York Recreation Complex.

The camp, for ages 7 to 13, will be 10-11:30 a.m. daily. The cost is $35 per participant or $60 for two brothers). Free camp T-shirts are provided.

The baseball camp will include instruction from YCHS varsity baseball coaches and players. Registration is at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane. Deadline is July 17.

Cougars basketball camp June 24-27

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

Instructional sessions focusing on the fundamentals of the game will be 9-11:30 a.m. each day at a cost of $60 per child. Daily instruction will be provided by high school coaches and players.

Employee and multi-child discount is $10 off per child. Contact Paula Blackwell at or call 684-1505 for information.

YCHS football camp June 17-20

The York Comprehensive High School football camp for ages 6 to 13 will be June 17-20 at the YCHS stadium, according to head coach Bobby Carroll.

The regular cost is $60, or $100 for siblings, but there is a discounted cost of $50 for those who sign up before May 20.

The June 19 camp activities will include Carolina Panthers Play 60 Junior Trains Camp. Carroll said camp organizers once again will be partnering with the Carolina Panthers. More information will be made available in the weeks to come.

The instructional non-contact camp will focus on fundamentals of the game.

Clover plans lacrosse camp

Clover High School will host a boys’ lacrosse camp for ages 8 to 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 22-25 at the lacrosse practice field. Cost is $50, which includes a camp T-shirt.

Players must have their own equipment, including a lacrosse stick, cleats, shorts and a T-shirt. Players who have protective equipment, such as a helmet, gloves, pads and mouthpiece, should wear it.

For more details or registration information, contact head coach Matt Lindner at 864-704-9958 or email

Clover plans basketball camps

Clover High School boys basketball coach Bailey Jackson with his staff and players will offer the Little Eagles basketball camp 9-11:30 a.m. June 10-13. The camp at Clover High School is for students who have completed grades kindergarten to six. The cost is $55.

Jackson and the Clover Recreation Department will host the third annual Basketball 101 Academy July 8 to 11 at Oakridge Middle School. The camp will be 9-11 a.m. each day for students who have completed kindergarten through seventh grade and the cost is $50.

Contact Jackson at 803-810-8215 or email for information and registration forms.

Free play hours continue at York gym

Free play has been a popular activity at the York Parks and Recreation Department.

Gym hours for ages 18 and older are 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Other free play hours are 3-5 p.m. Monday, ages 17 and younger; 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, 17 and younger; 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, all ages; 3-5 p.m. Thursday, 17 and younger; 3-5 p.m. Friday, 17 and younger; and 2-6 p.m. Sunday, all ages.

For details, call 803-684-3742.

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