Sports briefs, Sept. 12

September 10, 2013 

Clover golf tourney to be Sept. 28

The second annual Clover golf tournament, a four-team captain’s choice event, will be Saturday, Sept. 28 at Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill.

Registration will be at 8 a.m., with tee-off at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $65 per player.

The registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, free greens for an additional round, range balls, complimentary beverage cart and cash prizes for first- and second-place teams.

There will be longest drive and closest to the pin recognition.

Contact Shea Hall, 864-980-0525, or Doug Collins, 843-309-1605, for details.

YCHS volleyball team strong offensively despite loss

Though the York Comprehensive High School volleyball team lost to Indian Land 25-23, 25-11 and 25-19 last week, head coach Julie McGee saw positive signs.

The Lady Cougars were strong offensively, with six out of seven players producing a positive hitting efficiency. Taylr Sharp led the team with eight kills and a .538 efficiency rating. Carrie Lee Lancaster was right behind Sharp with seven kills and a .385 efficiency.

“Serving errors plagued the team all night and the girls struggled with passing consistency in the match,” said McGee.

Morgan Kuczler finished the night with 33 setting assists and two serving aces. Defensively, the team put together 48 digs, with Mattie Ballard leading the team with 17.

York girls tennis team defeats Chester

The York Comprehensive High School girls tennis team defeated Chester 6-0 in a Monday afternoon match in York.

“The Lady Cougars prevailed despite having three players out due to injury and shuffling the lineup a little,” said head coach Rusty Graham.

He said Mikayla Madden, filling in for the injured Katherine Wilkins at number 5 singles, came out on top in a grueling effort in her second singles competition.

“Another standout match was number two doubles, featuring first-year players Shelby Bailey and Brook Lester,” said Graham. “The girls played good fundamental tennis and ended up with a solid victory.”

Singles wins in Monday’s match: No. 1, Heather Bomar, 7-5, 6-3; No. 2, Heba Abdin, 7-5, 6-1; No. 3, Kaitlyn Felske, 6-4, 6-1; No. 4, Kaitlin Pruitt, 6-1, 6-0; No. 5, Mikayla Madden, 7-5, 3-6, 10-3, tiebreaker.

Bailey and Lester prevailed in No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-3.

Clover volleyball team wins opening match

The Clover High School volleyball team won its opening match of the season, defeating Union 25-12, 25-15 and 25-7.

“We got a lot of jitters out,” said head coach Tamara Jacobus. “As a team, we did a good job serving touch and serve receiving well. Taylor Nichols and Carmen McCarter served very well for the team.”

Senior mainstay Teliiya Patton led the team in kills, with nine.

YCHS swim team battles South Pointe; Johnson honored

The York Comprehensive High School swim team had to overcome a numbers shortage competing at Nation Ford last week.

The Cougars gave up vital points by not having enough swimmers available to compete in all events. The boys’ team lost by 83-55 and the girls’ was beaten 78-55.

Swimmers who had key performances for the Cougars included:

Garrett Johnson, two individual and one team relay win; Jessica Myers, two individual and a team relay second place; Morgan Yandel, one individual and a team relay second place; boys’ 200 freestyle relay, with Garrett Johnson, Sam Ferguson, Dylan Reed and Jack Phillips; Jack Phillips, two individual and one team relay win; Sam Ferguson, two individual and one team relay win; Hayley Maylor, one individual and a team relay second place; Ariel Prescott, one individual second place and team relay second place; and Kayla Maloney, one individual second place and team relay second place.

At the end of the meet, Johnson was named the CN2 “Athlete of the Week.”

Meyers also had a good meet, scoring two state qualifying times.

Swim team captains named for the year include Johnson, Jessica Meyers, Reed and Prescott.

YCHS girls’ tennis opens with loss to Northwestern

The Lady Cougar tennis team opened the season with a loss to Northwestern.

First-year head coach Rusty Graham lauded the players for their effort against a quality opponent in humid conditions.

“This is the first of a 16-match season,” said Graham. “Each of these ladies work hard on and off the court. They want to be on the tennis court and are motivated to improve their game.”

Lady Cougar basketball fall workouts begin

Fall workouts have begun for YCHS varsity and JV basketball girls who are not playing a fall sport or in the band.

Workouts are from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through the third week of October. Calendars and running program information will be given to each participant. Tryouts are slated for Nov. 4 to 6.

YCHS cheerleader clinic set for Sept. 21

The York Comprehensive High School varsity cheerleaders will host a youth cheerleader clinic Sept. 21 at the high school.

The clinic is for kindergarteners to sixth-graders; application forms are available at York schools.

Clinic participants will cheer with varsity cheerleaders at the Cougar football team’s home game against Keenan Sept. 20, part of the York Parks and Recreation Department’s Cheerleader Night at the YCHS stadium.

New website available for Cougar supporters

A new York Comprehensive High School athletic website is available to supporters of every sport at YCHS. The expanded Web page has more sports-related information than the previous YCHS website.

Those interested can access a wide range of sports by going to, and clicking on files and links under the home page.

Visitors can sign up to receive email alerts and text alerts that include game cancellations. Those who want to use the website will receive a confirmation email. Follow the directions to finalize the registration.

If you select text alerts, you will immediately receive a confirmation text that includes a code that needs to be typed into the box appearing after clicking “submit” for your registration.

In addition to the email alerts link, the home page includes other links pertaining to YCHS athletics.

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