Sports briefs for July 4

July 1, 2013 

Hopkins pleased with Lady Blue Eagles’ June slate

The Clover High School girls’ basketball team participated in the Presbyterian College Basketball Camp.

“Our players benefited from the Presbyterian camp,” said head coach Sherer Hopkins. “When they are at camp playing three games a day, the bonding that takes place is good for the team.”

Hopkins also points to last month’s Clover and York shootouts as valuable experience for the players.

“We schedule an active June, then give way to the CHS fall sports preseason preparations,” she said.

Lady Cougar Camp set for July 8-11

Paula Blackwell, head girls’ basketball coach at York Comprehensive High School, reminds local kids and parents of the Lady Cougars July 8-11 camp at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day at a cost of $50 that includes a T-shirt.

“We try to work hand-in-hand with the city of York,” said Blackwell. “We each have the same thing in common: providing for the kids.”

Contact the York Rec Department at 684-3742 for more information.

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 travel.

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

York offers baseball camp

The York Parks and Recreation Department will offer a baseball camp for ages 7-13 from 10 a.m. 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.

YCHS softball camp July 22-25

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

The camp fee is $50 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact coach Susan Lee Ballard at

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 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 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 a.m. 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

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

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