Sports briefs for Sept. 19

September 17, 2013 

CHS varsity brings home medals

Clover High School cross country competed against eight teams Sept. 7 in the Trojan Invitational at Northwestern High School.

Emily Sparrow finished fourth out of 60 runners with a time of 20:14. She ran five minutes faster this year than last year in the same race. Juhee Bhatt also improved her score by roughly five minutes finishing in 22:54. First-time runners Cassie Caldwell and Erika Pence finished in 23:15 and 24:14, respectively.

The boys’ varsity team placed fourth with Austin Highfill finishing ninth out of 64 runners with time of 17:10 and receiving a medal. Jonathan Bruney improved his time to 17:59 to come in 23rd. Returning runner Alex Wilson finished 28th with time of 18:14. New runner David Cole completed the race in 18:22 followed by new runner Nate Voght finishing in 18:49.

The teams competed Sept. 14 in Columbia at the Coaches Classic.

York Middle School defeats Clover

The York Middle School eighth grade football team defeated Clover 18-13, battling from behind late in the fourth quarter for the win.

The Cougars scored in the first quarter and the last play of the first half to lead 12-6 at halftime.

The Blue Eagles scored at the end of the third quarter to grab the lead at 13-12, but the Cougars answered late in the fourth quarter for the win.

“Our team played very had and won a tough game,” said YMS head coach Jerry Kemp.

Lady Cougar tennis team falls to Rock Hill

The York Comprehensive High School girls’ tennis team hosted Rock Hill, with the Lady Bearcats prevailing 5-1.

“We have been plagued with injuries and added another one, bringing the total to four,” said head coach Rusty Graham. “But that didn’t dampen these ladies’ spirits. Each of them played with confidence and played very hard.”

With the No. 5, 6 and 7 singles players on the injured list, Shelby Bailey stepped up and played the No. 5 singles spot. “Although she lost, Shelby hustled and played as if she had been in that spot before,” Graham said.

The Lady Cougars’ lone win came from No. 4 singles player Kaitlin Pruitt. Graham said she played a long and brutal match and came away with a win in a 6-1, 5-7, 12-10 tie-breaker.

YCHS volleyball opens region with loss to Rock Hill

The York Comprehensive High School volleyball team opened region play losing to Rock Hill in three sets, 25-9, 25-9 and 25-18.

The Lady Cougars finished with 15 kills in the match, with Nora Childers leading the group with six. Taylr Sharp and Carrie Lee Lancaster brought in three kills apiece.

Childers and Lancaster finished the night with four digs each to lead the team on defense.

Fort Mill defeats Clover volleyball team

The Clover High School volleyball team fell to Fort Mill in straight sets, 25-17, 25-15, 25-14.

Sam Mahal and Relish Patton led the CHS girls in kills.

“The girls are working hard and getting better each day,” said head coach Tamara Jacobus.

Lady Cougar basketball workouts underway

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

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

York Little Cougars fall to Clover

Clover defeated the York Little Cougars in the three age divisions, with Clover prevailing 28-0 in 8U, 28-12 in 10U and 34-6 in 12U.

The teams compete in the Southland Youth Football League, an affiliate of the United Youth Football League.

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 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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