Sports briefs for June 27

June 26, 2013 

York Little Cougars football forming

A new youth football association, the York Little Cougars, is starting this fall. The group will be a member of the Southland Youth Football League as part of the United Youth Football League.

The group will have one team for players 12 and younger as of July 31 and has plans to add more teams in 2014. The 12U team will have a 24-player roster and will play 10 games with some .

The team will run an age-appropriate version of the York Cougars varsity team’s playbook.

A volunteer group has committed to lead and manage the York Little Cougars. The group has partnered with Shock Doctor to provide free mouth guards. A partnership with USA Football and the Heads Up Football program will educate coaches and ensure they are qualified.

Registration is $125 and includes all equipment except helmets and cleats. For more information, email yorklittlecougars@gmail.com.

York offers basketball, baseball camps

The York Parks and Recreation Department will offer these sporting camps this summer:

• Basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5-15 will be 9 to 11 a.m. July 8-11 at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. Cost is $50 per child and includes a T-shirt. The camp will be conducted by York High varsity players and coaches. The registration deadline is July 3.

• Baseball camp for ages 7-13 will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 22-24 at the York Recreation Complex on Fourth Street. Cost is $35 per child or $60 for two siblings and includes a T-shirt. The camp will be conducted by York High coaches and players. The registration deadline is July 17.

For more information, call 803-684-3742.

York hosting Dixie Boys All-Star Tournament

The York Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to host a Dixie Boys All-Star baseball tournament for 13-year-old participants Saturday. The Rock Hill and Lancaster all-stars will play to kick off the four-day event at 6 p.m. at Optimist Park.

The York team, coached by Glenn Adams, will play Sunday and Monday at 6 p.m. The championship game is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. with the winner advancing to the state tournament.

“We are glad to be able to host the tournament,” said Dale Percival of the York Parks and Recreation Department. “The York kids get to play at home and do not have to travel.

In the event of rain, the games will be pushed back a day.

The following is a list of 13-year-old players representing York: Blake Adams, Tyler Adams, Dillon Brown, Thomas Caldwell, Lucas Colagrossi, Tommy Crawford, Michael Dickson, Jordan Sebert, Clay Taylor and Jordon Wheeler.

Keith Ledford is an assistant coach. For details, contact the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane at 803-684-3742.

YCHS football camp draws 150

The York High youth football summer camp for ages 6 to 13 was a success for the second year.

“This year’s camp was awesome,” Cougar head football coach Bobby Carroll said of the annual event. “We had 150 participants.

Carroll said a highlight was Wednesday’s Carolina Panthers Play 60 junior training camp.

Cougar football players active in June

The York High football team has been busy in June.

“In addition to the weight lifting and conditioning, our kids have performed well in 7-on-7 competition,” said Cougars coach Bobby Carroll.

Cougar players will compete in another 7-on-7 event Saturday at Union High.

Fans can get a sneak preview of the fall season during the Aug. 23 Bank of York preseason scrimmage at 7:30 p.m. at the school stadium.

The season opens Aug. 30 at home against Chester at 7:30 p.m., followed by an open date before traveling to Boiling Springs Sept. 13. The Cougars begin Region 3-AAAA play Oct. 4 at home against Rock Hill.

Summer active at Clover High

Clover High athletes are keeping active during the summer with offseason activities.

Last week’s volleyball camp attracted 30 participants. The football team continues offseason conditioning and weight lifting.

The Blue Eagles open the fall season under new coach Chad Smith at home Aug. 23 against South Florence, followed by an Aug. 30 home game with Forestview. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m..

CHS girls’ basketball team ends busy week

The Clover High girls’ basketball team wrapped up a busy week, which included time at the Presbyterian College camp last week.

The week began with the Blue Eagles hosting the Clover Basketball Shootout June 17.

Then came the York Basketball Shootout on June 18, which preceded the camp June 19.

With coach Sherer Hopkins out of town, assistant coach Kiki Walker lead the teams during the Clover and York shootouts.

“The players benefited from both shootouts,” Walker said between shootout games in York Tuesday. “We’re competing against quality teams.”

YCHS softball camp July 22-25

The York High varsity girls’ softball team will host a youth camp for ages 8 to 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 22-25 at the York High softball complex.

The camp fee is $50 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, call coach Susan Lee Ballard at sballard@york.k12.sc.us.

YCHS volleyball camp July 8-10

The York High girls’ volleyball camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on July 8-10 for ages 8-15.

The cost is $50 per participant. Players and coaches will lead the camp, and a T-shirt is included. Contact coach Julie McGee at jmcgee@york.k12.sc.us or call (803) 818-6173.

British soccer camp returns to Clover Rec

The Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp returns to Clover in July.

The five-day camp will be held July 22-26 at Clover Community Park.

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

Programs are available for ages 4 to 16. To register, go to cloversc.org. Contact the Clover Parks and Recreation Department at 803-222-9493 for details.

Clover Basketball 101 Academy set

The Clover Parks and Recreation Basketball 101 Academy will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on July 8-11 at Oakridge Middle.

The event is for girls and boys ages 6 to 13. There will be daily hot shot, free throw and speed layup competitions. Cost is $50. Contact Donald Johnson at 803-222-9493 or email djohnson@cloversc.org.

Clover girls’ softball camp planned

The Clover girls’ softball camp for ages 5 to 15 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 16-19 at Clover High.

Instruction will be provided by the coaching staff and players. Cost is $50 per participant. Contact Drew Kaser at 803-222-9493 or email him at akaser@cloversc.org.

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