Sports briefs for May 16

May 14, 2013 

Lady Cougar basketball plans summer events

The York Comprehensive High School girls’ basketball team will have a busy June.

The Lady Cougars will play Northwestern June 5, the Clover Shootout June 17, the York Shootout June 18-19 and a one-day position camp with Limestone June 20. The girls will also compete against middle, JV and varsity teams from the East Coast at the University of South Carolina June 29.

Volunteers are needed to run the gate and concession stand June 18-19.

“We will need parents to donate items for the hospitality room,” said coach Paula Blackwell. “Some coaches are there volunteering from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days and the hospitality room really helps.”

Dixie games continue in York, Clover

Dixie boys’ baseball games for ages 13 and 14 continue Thursday, with the Longhorns facing Bluestar at 6 p.m. at York’s Optimist Park and the Clover Blue Eagles pitted against Southern Heat at 6 p.m. at Clover’s Roosevelt Park.

Monday games include Bluestar against Southern Heat at Optimist and Clover Blue Eagles against the Longhorns at Roosevelt, both at 6 p.m. Tuesday’s slate has Bluestar playing the Blue Eagles at 6 p.m. and the Longhorns against Southern Heat at 8 p.m., both at Optimist Park.

Clover Rec collecting foods for mom

Greg Holmes, director of the Clover Parks and Recreation Department, said specific foods are being collected for a woman with liver disease.

Annette Abouissa, a volunteer for the soccer program, has been diagnosed with non-alcohol-related stage 4 liver cirrhosis.

Specific needs include the following food items: Peaches, pears, mangos, pineapple, bananas, grapes, oranges, apples, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, ginger, pomegranates, artichokes, MACA, curcumin/turmeric, garlic, coconut, mint, raw unprocessed honey, almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, soy milk, leek, cantaloupe, plums, grapes, cherries, dandelion, cauliflower, soybean, fava beans, green beans, lentils, okra, asparagus, sweet potatoes / yams, kiwi, papaya, eggplant, carrots, celery, kale, dates, figs, spinach, beets, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, avocados, onions, yellow, red, and green peppers (not hot), broccoli, mushrooms, radish, cucumbers, cilantro, parsley, lemons, watermelons, chia seeds, cinnamon, goji berries, currants, fennel, Brussels sprouts, curry leaves, hemp seeds, red onions, almond butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, almond milk, green tea, decaf, filtered purified water (no sodium), chicken, turkey, fish, and shrimp. No pork products.

He said she makes smoothies with the foods. Donations can be delivered to Clover Parks and Recreation headquarters, 120 Bethel St. The family includes Annette, her husband, Mo, and daughters Nora and Sara.

For details, call 803-222-9493.

Clover plans lacrosse camp

Clover High School will host a boys’ lacrosse camp for ages 8 to 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. July 22-25 at the lacrosse practice field. Cost is $50, which includes a 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

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 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 803-684-1505 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.

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.

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

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 kindergarten to sixth grade. 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.

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