Sports news for Aug. 22

August 20, 2013 

Clover fall youth soccer kicks in

The Clover Parks and Recreation Department’s fall youth soccer teams are in the midst of preseason practices, with the practice sessions to end Sept. 6.

Regular-season play is to begin the week of Sept. 9 for U8 coed, U10 boys and girls, U12 boys and girls and U15 boys and girls. Regular-season play begins Sept. 14 for U6 coed participants.

Sept. 21 is picture day at Clover’s New Centre Park, with the schedule to be determined at a future date. Sept. 19 will include the Clover vs. Steele Creek U8 Coed Challenge to be hosted by Steele Creek (schedule to be determined).

Regular-season U6 coed games will conclude Sept. 26.

U8 coed, U10 boys and girls, U12 boys and girls and U15 boys and girls conclude postseason play the weeks of Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.

There will be a postseason tournament for U8 division immediately after the conclusion of regular-season play.

U6 division games will be played on Saturdays at Clover’s New Centre Park, with U8 division games set for Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same location.

For details, contact program director Donald Johnson at the Clover Parks and Recreation Department at 222-9493.

York Rec fall sports registration ends Friday

Registration for fall sports for the York Parks and Recreation Department ends Friday at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. Late registration is Saturday and Monday and will include a $10 late charge.

For details, call 684-3742.

Clover Touchdown Club’s fundraiser Saturday at CHS

A large turnout is expected for the Clover Touchdown Club’s annual steak dinner and live auction Saturday at the Clover High School cafeteria. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m.

The cost is $60 for two steak dinners. There will be cash drawings in the amount of $500 and $250 and multiple door prizes, including Blue Eagle memorabilia. Another highlight will be the annual live auction.

Those willing to donate items can contact club president Jamie McMackin at 803-230-1337. The guest speaker will be Stan Spears, retired South Carolina adjutant general and former Blue Eagle quarterback in the late 1950’s.

York Invitational Volleyball Scrimmage Thursday at YCHS gym

The York Invitational Volleyball Scrimmage will be 5 p.m. Thursday at the YCHS gym. The annual event includes high school volleyball teams from throughout York County, competing on a rotating basis.

York Comprehensive High School head volleyball coach Julie McGee coordinates the event, a prelude to regular season play.

The Lady Cougar volleyball team travels to Indian Land Tuesday for a 5 p.m. start and will host Indian Land Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the YCHS main gym.

Students passes, reserved parking, season football tickets sold

Student passes for sports events are being sold at York Comprehensive High School. A $50 pass allows the student to attend all sports events at YCHS for the school year.

Parking passes for Friday night home football games are $10.

YCHS varsity football season tickets are being sold for the Cougars’ seven home games. The cost is $56 for the season ticket package.

Contact the athletic department at YCHS, 803-818-6244 or 803-818-6245, for details.

Clover Rec Majors, Minors, Coach Pitch teams end practice time

The Clover Parks and Recreation Department’s Majors, Minors and Coach Pitch teams end preseason practice sessions the week of Aug. 26, with regular season play set to begin Sept. 9.

Picture day is set for Sept. 21, with the regular season expected to conclude late October or early November.

The postseason coaches banquet will be Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Clover Community Center. For details, call 222-9493.

York to offer tennis lessons

The York Parks and Recreation Department will offer 10 sessions of tennis lessons for boys and girls ages 7 to 15, beginner and intermediate players. Lessons will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays from Sept. 3 to Oct. 3.

Lessons will be at the York Middle School upper tennis courts. The cost is $50 for 10 lessons. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 23. Registration is 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. Make checks payable to York Parks and Recreation Department. A minimum of eight participants is needed to have the program.

Participants should bring their own water cooler, towel and racket. Racquets will be provided upon request. For more information, call 684-3742.

Cougar Booster Club memberships available

The York Comprehensive High School Athletic Booster Club is selling memberships for the 2013-2014 school year.

Visit and print the application. Booster club membership fees are $5 for students, $10 individual and $15 family.

Booster club officers are Karen Harper, president; Susan Jordan, secretary; Jeri Victor-Glenda Helton, treasurers; Spike Myers, first past president; Libby Childers, second past president; David Lancaster, concession stand chairman; and Gwen Zara, membership chairwoman.

Reserved parking passes for Friday night football games are $10.

Boyd said student passes are $50, which includes all home games in every sport at YCHS for the year.

Cougar items will be sold by teams at seven home football games this season. Cougar apparel also is sold on the school’s website,

Season football tickets available at CHS

Season football ticket packages are available at Clover High School.

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 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; seniors upgraded pass, $10.

For details, contact Mary Gattis at Clover High School, 803-810-8201 or

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