Sports briefs for July 25

July 23, 2013 

YCHS AD announces fall sports dates

York Comprehensive High School athletic director Steve Boyd has announced the first day of practice dates for the school’s fall sports teams.

The boys and girls cross country participants will begin practice at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the YCHS stadium.

The first day of practice for varsity and jayvee football will be 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at the stadium.

Ninth-grade football practice will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 7 at the football stadium.

The YCHS swim team’s first day of practice will be 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5, dryland, at YCHS gym; 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Charlotte Avenue pool.

The YCHS girls golf team will begin practice at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at York’s Spring Lake Country Club.

YCHS season football tickets available

Some York Comprehensive High School season football tickets are available. The cost is $56 for seven home games.

Contact the YCHS Athletic Office, 818-6244, for more information about the season ticket sales.

York parks, rec rental available

The York Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of parks and facilities and some may be reserved for private events. For rental information, contact the department at 803-684-3742.

Parks and facilities are maintained by city grounds crews. If you see that a park or facility needs attention, please call 803-684-3742.

York Rec fall sports registration begins Monday

Registration for fall sports for the York Parks and Recreation Department begins Monday at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

Registration will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The cost is $35 for tackle football and youth cheerleading and $30 for flag football participants.

Registration deadline is Aug. 23. Late registration is set for Aug. 24 and 26 and will include a $10 late charge. For more information, contact the York Rec Department at 684-3742.

Registration underway for Clover fall sports

Registration is underway for youth fall sports activities at the Clover Parks and Recreation Department.

Registration for fall soccer, softball and baseball is available 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants who sign up after the registration deadline are not guaranteed a spot on a specific team, regardless of prior participation. Late registrants may have to go through the “draft,” if necessary.

Contact Clover Parks and Recreation, 222-9493, for more information.

Free play hours available at York gym

Free Play continues to be a popular activity at the York Parks and Recreation Department.

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

Other free play hours include: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, ages 17 and under; 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, age 17 and under; 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, all ages; 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, ages 17 and under; 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, ages 17 and under; and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, all ages.

The number to call for more information is 684-3742.

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

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