Sports briefs

July 30, 2013 

Season football tickets available at CHS

Season football ticket packages are available at Clover High School.

Due to increased demand, those renewing or upgrading last year’s tickets after Aug. 1 will not be guaranteed the same seats. For club membership, the order must be received by Aug. 1 for name to be listed in the football program. Season ticket packages include:

• Eagle Club: $114, two reserved season tickets, one reserved parking pass, seat preference same as last year, $84.

• Gray Eagle Club: $198, four reserved tickets, one reserved parking pass.

• Blue Eagle Club: $282, six reserved tickets, two reserved parking passes.

Membership packages include admission to JV and ninth-grade games.

Optional season tickets: Reserved seat tickets (seven home games), varsity only, $42; employee/staff reserved seat tickets upgrade (one per employee, $10; senior upgraded pass, $10. For more information, contact Mary Gattis at Clover High School, 803-810-8201 or

Cougar parents’ meeting, cookout Thursday

The York Comprehensive High School Football Parents’ Meeting and Cookout will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YCHS cafeteria.

Head football coach Bobby Carroll said the York Touchdown Club will meet and there will be other organizational meetings Thursday.

Clover Rec youth soccer activities set

The Coaches Clinic Session 2 will be held 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Griggs Road Elementary, with Lou Pantuosco providing the instruction. Attendance is mandatory if participants were unable to attend the first session.

The Kickoff Clinic Series (passing and receiving) will be held 6-7:15 p.m. Aug. 5, at New Centre Park, with Discoveries Soccer Club providing the instruction. The clinic is for U6 and U8 coed.

A soccer clinic will be held 6-7:15 p.m. Aug. 6, at New Centre Park, with Clover High School boys varsity soccer team members providing the instruction. The clinic is for U10 and U12 boys and girls.

Draft day is set for Aug. 8 at New Centre Park. The draft for U10 boys and girls will begin at 6 p.m., with the U12 boys and girls draft at 7 p.m.

A goal keeping clinic will be held 6-7:15 p.m. Aug. 9, at New Centre Park, with the Palmetto United Soccer Club providing the instruction. The clinic is for U8 coed, U10 boys and girls and U12 boys and girls.

Aug. 10 is draft day at New Centre Park. The draft for U15 boys and girls will be at 9 a.m., with the U8 coed draft set for 10 a.m.

Preseason practices for all divisions are set to begin the week of Aug. 12.

York Rec fall sports registration underway

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

Registration is held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

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

The 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 Rec 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.-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Registration is operated 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 a draft if necessary.

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

Limited number of YCHS season football tickets on sale

Though York Comprehensive High School season football tickets are moving, some season tickets are available.

The cost is $56 for seven home games. Contact the YCHS Athletic Office, 818-6244, for more information.

York Parks and Rec rental info available

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

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

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

Free-Play hours at York gym

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

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

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

Call 803-684-3742 for information.

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