Sports briefs for May 30

May 29, 2013 

Challenger British soccer camp returns to Clover

The popular Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp returns to Clover in July, according to the Clover Parks and Recreation Department.

The five-day British Soccer Camp, which was well attended last year at Clover Community Park, will begin Monday, July 22 at the same location, extending to Friday, July 26.

Each camp day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily World Cup Tournament.

The Challenger coaching staff provides lessons in self-discipline, sportsmanship and respect for others. Campers will have a daily program of camp break activities and an end-of-camp graduation party.

Programs are available for ages 4 to 16. To register, go to the Town of Clover website,, and click on the soccer link. Contact the Clover Parks and Recreation Department, 222-9493, for more details.

Clover presents rings to winning swimmers

Clover High School athletic director Carroll Hester presented championship rings to CHS state championship swimmers during special ceremonies May 9 at the school.

The winning group represented division 4A at the high school state championship meet in Columbia in 2012.

Senior Garrett Hills brought home the win in the 50 freestyle, the 100 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relays. He was the only boys’ record setter. His 45.88 in the 100 freestyle relay broke the state mark previously set in 2009.

John Slavens, a junior, was the champion in the 400 freestyle relay as was senior Braxton Shuler and senior Charles Graham. Sophomore Morgan Rulevich rounded out the championship group with a medal in the 100 breaststroke.

“Many congratulations to our champs,” said Hester. “CHS is very proud of the Blue Eagle swimmers who have worked tirelessly in the water for many long hours.”

York Rec gymnastics start June 4

Summer gymnastics classes will begin June 4 at the York Parks and Recreation Department gym on White Rose Lane.

The classes will be on Tuesdays, beginning with a preschool tumbling class 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. for ages 3 to 5.

Basic gymnastics classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The preschool tumbling class will cost $30 per month and the basic gymnastics class $35 per month.

Classes are limited to 15 participants. Contact York Rec at 684-3742 for more information.

Zumba classes held four days a week

Zumba classes are held four days a week at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

The classes are from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Monday class instructor is Mendy Mitchell. Tuesday classes are taught by Anissa Biggers, with Bailey Armstrong instructing the Wednesday classes and Monica Morrison heading up the Thursday classes.

The Zumba classes are open to men and women of all ages and fitness levels at a cost of $5. The number to call for additional information is 803-684-3742.

Tae kwon do classes twice weekly

Tae kwon do classes are taught on Monday and Thursday at the York Recreation Center gym on White Rose Lane.

Beginners classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. and adults/advanced are from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 per month.

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