Sports briefs for Sept. 26

September 24, 2013 

YCHS swimmers compete in region meet Saturday

The York Comprehensive High School swim team will compete in the Region 3-AAAA meet Saturday at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

“This is the last chance for swimmers to qualify for the state meet to be Oct. 5 at the USC pool in Columbia,” said assistant swim coach Dave Prescott.

The YCHS swim team competed in a tri-meet Sept. 17 at the aquatics center against Rock Hill and Fort Mill.

Fort Mill, with more than 40 swimmers, took first-place honors in boys’ and girls’ events.

The York boys, with only 22 swimmers, were beaten by Fort Mill and lost to Rock Hill by five points. The girls were beaten by Fort Mill, but defeated Rock Hill by 16 points.

Jessica Myers, Emily Kolk (winning her first heat ever), Hayley Maylor, Morgan Yandel, Anna Littlejohn and Ariel Prescott were key finishers among the YCHS girls’ swimmers.

Travis Parker, Jack Phillips, Sam Ferguson and Garrett Johnson had key times for the boys.

Future Cougars Basketball Skills Camp Saturday

Session one of the Future Cougars Basketball Skills Camp will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the York Comprehensive High School main gym.

The camp is open to boys and girls third to sixth grades. Each session is $10.

Participants may register for individual sessions or all three sessions. Session two is slated for Oct. 26 and session three is Nov. 23.

Registration will be open from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Participants who pre-register for all three sessions will receive a T-shirt at the end of the Nov. 23 session.

The skills sessions will be run by the YCHS boys basketball staff. Register at www.york.k12.sc.us/YCH. Click on athletics, then fall boys basketball camp.

YCHS tennis team defeats Chester

In the first of three matches played by the York Comprehensive High School girls’ tennis team last week, the Lady Cougars defeated Chester 5-1 on the road.

No. 1 singles player Heather Bomar, lost the first set 6-4 and was down in the second set 5-1 before roaring back to win six consecutive games to take set number two, 7-5.

“Heather forced a tiebreaker and easily prevailed 10-1,” said head coach Rusty Graham.

Team captain Heba Abdin, the No. 2 singles player and the lone senior on the team, lost a tough match in a closely-contested tiebreaker.

No. 3 Kaitlyn Felske and No. 4 Kaitlin Pruitt easily won their singles matches. They also won an eight game pro set in doubles by a score of 8-1.

Having returned from a shoulder injury, Katherine Wilkins won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 singles. Mikayla Madden and Shelby Bailey won No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 6-0.

Playing without Abdin at No. 2 singles, the Lady Cougars were beaten by Lancaster 4-2 in a competitive home match.

Playing No. 3 singles, Pruitt lost the first set 6-4.

“Then suddenly, out of nowhere, she cruised through set number two by a score of 6-1,” said Graham. “By this time, all other matches were finished and all eyes were on Kaitlin and her opponent.

“After a neck-and-neck tiebreaker, Kaitlin squeaked out the win, 10-8.”

Playing No. 4 singles and returning from a shoulder injury, Katherine Wilkins had a solid outing to pull out a victory as well.

The YCHS girls concluded the week with a 4-2 loss at South Pointe in which two of the six matches ended in tiebreakers.

Playing No. 2 singles, Bomar won a 10-8 tiebreaker. Wilkins lost a 10-8 nail-biter at number five singles. Madden and Bailey prevailed in doubles action.

Clover softball golf tourney set for Saturday

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

Registration will be at 8 a.m., with tee-off at 8:30 a.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 additional information.

Cowboys defeat Little Cougars

The Cowboys defeated the York Little Cougars Saturday, prevailing in three age divisions, 40-0 in 8U, 34-6 in 10U and 40-0 in 12U.

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

Clover volleyball finishes third in weekend tourney

The Clover High School volleyball team finished third overall in a weekend tournament at Spartanburg Christian Academy.

Lady Blue Eagle standout Emily Robinson was named to the all-tournament team selected by organizers of the event.

“Overall, it was a good tournament and the team showed much improvement,” said head coach Tamara Jacobus.

YCHS cross country fundraiser underway

The York Comprehensive High School cross country team is involved in a fundraiser, selling cross country gear and Cougar T-shirts, sweat shirts, and more.

See a cross country member or contact coach Eddie Sanders at Cotton Belt Elementary: esanders@york.k12.sc.us.

Cougar eighth grade football defeats Oakridge

The York Middle School eighth grade football team defeated Clover’s Oakridge Middle School 32-0 in a home game Sept. 18 at Pratt Field.

The Cougar defense held Oakridge to six first downs in gaining the shutout. There also was an interception return for a touchdown.

“Offensively, we scored in the first quarter and two times in the third quarter, highlighted by a 60-yard pass for a touchdown,” said head coach Jerry Kemp. “We are very proud of the effort and the team is now 2-0 on the season.

York youth basketball registration

Registration for youth basketball with the York Parks and Recreation will be Oct. 28 to Nov. 25. Cost is $30 per participant. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 5-14.

Registration will be held at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The deadline to register is Nov. 25. Late registration will be held Nov. 26 and 27, with a $10 late fee. For details, call 803-684-3742.

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