Sports briefs for Oct. 3

October 1, 2013 

Lady Cougar tennis defeats Indian Land, falls to NF, NW

The York Comprehensive High School girls’ tennis team defeated Indian Land, 4-2.

Senior Heba Abdin, playing No. 1 singles, lost a grueling, closely-contested match, 7-6 and 11-9 tiebreaker.

No. 2 singles Heather Bomar cruised past her opponent 6-1, 6-2. No. 3 Kaitlyn Felske fell behind early and battled back to win 6-4, 6-3.

Playing No. 4 singles, Kaitlin Pruitt won 6-0, 6-0, while No. 5 Katherine Wilkins showed steady play in winning 6-4, 6-1.

The much-improved doubles team of MiKayla Madden and Shelby Bailey hustled but came up short in a 6-3, 3-6, 7-10 (tiebreaker) match.

The YCHS team also fell to best the team in the region, Nation Ford, and to perennial title-contender Northwestern by 6-0 scores.

“Despite being shut out, the Lady Cougars hustled and held their heads high from start to finish,” said head coach Rusty Graham.

Clover girls’ tennis defeats Lancaster

The Clover High School girls’ tennis team improved to 6-1 in Region 3-AAAA after defeating Lancaster 6-0.

No. 1 singles player Harriett Hall defeated Erica Moses 6-1, 6-0, with No. 2 Corey Brom besting Ivy Plaza 6-2, 6-2. No. 3 Grace Miller shut out Kadera Brown 6-0, 6-0, while No. 4 Holley Rowland defeated Lele Blackmon 6-1, 6-1.

Playing No. 5 singles, Anna Miszkiewicz prevailed 6-0, 6-0 over Lyric Drakeford.

The No. 2 doubles team of Anna Drechsler and Ali King breezed past Abbi Plyer and Avery Faile 6-0, 6-0.

Clover cross-country boys place second, girls third

After a lightning strike postponed the race for 30 minutes, the Clover High School girls and boys cross-country runners competed against four other high school teams last week at Dorman High School in Spartanburg.

The race — in which Clover runners competed against those from Clinton, Dorman, Easley and Mauldin high schools — was on a muddy course through hills on campus and through the woods.

Clover’s Emily Sparrow came in first out of 74 runners.

Other Clover girls were Alex Peeler, eighth; and Juhee Bhatt, 16th. Cassie Caldwell was 22nd, Ericka Pence was 23rd, Hannah Holcombe was 26th and Brittany Traw was 31st.

The Clover girls came in third overall, beating Easley and Clinton.

The Clover boys’ team ran neck and neck with Dorman for the first 2 miles. The Clover boys ended in second behind Mauldin, upsetting Dorman for the second year in a row.

Running for Clover boys were: Austin Highfill, finishing fourth; Johnathan Bruney, finishing eighth; and Alex Wilson, placing 11th. Eli Allen was 12th, David Cole was 21st, Ben Clark was 22nd, and Cameron Marvin was 24th.

Clover’s cross-country teams will compete this weekend in the Wendy’s Invitational at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, N.C.

YMS eighth-grade football falls to Dutchman Creek

The York Middle School eighth-grade football team lost to Dutchman Creek 22-18.

All scoring occurred in the first half for YMS, including a 93-yard touchdown pass, a 57-yard interception return for a TD and a 5-yard touchdown run.

“The Cougars gave great effort,” said head coach Jerry Kemp. “We are 2-1 on the season.”

Cougar Students of the Week are Jimaraye Mcneal and Tyler Sweatt.

York Little Cougars defeat Bulldogs in 10U play

The York Little Cougars’ 10U team defeated the Bulldogs 12-0 in Saturday’s Southland Youth Football League action. The Bulldogs prevailed 20-0 in 8U and 30-0 in 12U play. The Southland Youth Football League is an affiliate of the United Youth Football League.

Youth basketball registration set at York Rec

The York Parks and Recreation Department has announced fall registration dates for youth basketball.

Registration, open to boys and girls ages 5-14, will be Oct. 28 to Nov. 25 at a cost of $30 per participant.

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

The deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 25. Late registration will be Nov. 26 and 27, with a $10 late fee included. The number to call for additional information is 803-684-3742.

YCHS Athletic Booster Club seeks support

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

“As we work to improve our athletic booster club, we want to ensure that we are using the talents of each member,” said club president Karen Harper. “We are asking members to become active and help support the YCHS athletes with not only their attendance at sporting events, but with their time in volunteering in various ways.”

Prospective booster club members can access the YCHS athletic website: Click on the boosters link to access a membership form and other info pertaining to the booster organization.

Membership forms also are available for prospective York Touchdown Club members.

The YCHS Athletic Booster Club generates funds that benefit the total athletic department at the school, every sport, including cheerleaders.

Other booster club officers are: Keith McNeely, vice president; Susan Jordan, secretary; Jeri Victor, Glenda Helton, treasurers; Spike Myers, first past president; Libby Childers, second past president; David Lancaster, concession stand chairman; Gwen Zara, membership chairperson.

Lady Cougar basketball fall workouts continue

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

York parks facilities available for private events

The York Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of parks and facilities, and some may be reserved for private events. For information, call 803-684-3742.

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