Sparrow tops York County meet
CLOVER Emily Sparrow from Clover High School came in first of 49 runners Saturday in the York County cross country meet at Northwestern High School. She was 22 seconds in front of the second-place runner.
Sparrow’s teammates were Alex Peeler, Cassie Caldwell, Ericka Pence, Hannah Holcombe, Rachel Capps and Brittany Traw.
Clover JV girls Valerie Glankler, Caitie Bowman, Anne Marie White, Jewell McBee, Jude Currence, Esmeralda Albarran and Emily Horton made personal best times.
On the boys’ varsity team, Austin Highfill came in fourth at 16:43. Other top Clover varsity boys were Johnathan Bruney, Eli Allen, David Cole, Cameron Marvin, Ben Clark and Alex Wilson. Highfill, Allen, and Marvin set new personal best times helping the boys team to finish third of seven teams in the county.
The JV boys who set new personal records were Leland Capps, Clay Rollins, Harrison Brooks, Will Brown, Robert Hicks and Harrison Pratt.
Runners are preparing for the region meet Thursday at Northwestern and the state qualifying meet Saturday, Nov. 2 at Dorman High School in Spartanburg.
Blue Eagles defeat Little Cougars
YORK The Blue Eagles defeated the Little Cougars in Southland Youth Football League action Saturday, prevailing 28-0 in 8U play, 22-8 in 10U and 34-6 in 12U.
The following Little Cougar stats were released:
• 10U offensive leaders: Dashawn Brown, 117 total yards, 1 touchdown; Cody Benfield, 3-for-4 passing, 179 yards, 1 TD pass.
• 10U defensive leaders: Damarion Matthew, Amarion Huskey and Frank Thompson, 5 tackles each.
• 12U offensive leaders: Jahari Moore, 3-for-4 passing, 76 yards, 1 TD; Hunter Cox, 76 yards receiving, 1 TD.
• 12U defensive leaders: Dustin Schuhlein and Michael Whitlock, 4 tackles each.
York Middle eighth grade team defeats Rawlinson Road
YORK The York Middle School eighth-grade football team defeated Rawlinson Road 38-19 last week
Highlights included an onside kick recovery, a fumble and safety by the defense.
Offensively, York Middle scored its first touchdown on an 82-yard pass play. The last touchdown came on fourth-and-15.
York Middle is 4-2 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.
Vote for York’s Moore for WSOC-TV’s Player of the Year
YORK Premier York Comprehensive High School running back Ryan Moore is among five finalists for WSOC-TV’s Bug 22 Player of the Year.
Moore is the only South Carolina high school player to be named to the top five.
Visit www.wsoctv.com to cast a vote for Moore. Then go to Sports-Big 22 players to watch. Click vote now: Finalists for “Big 22” players.
Register to vote or login if already registered. Scroll down to Ryan Moore (York) and click the button to vote under Moore’s photo. Scroll to bottom and click SAVE VOTE.
Cougar fans can submit as many as nine votes each day.
If Moore wins , YCHS will receive $10,000.
Advance tickets sold for York-Northwestern game
YORK The largest crowd of the year is expected for Friday’s York-Northwestern showdown in Rock Hill, and York Comprehensive High School athletic director Steve Boyd has announced the presale of tickets for the game.
Advance tickets are $6, available at the YCHS athletic office. With Friday is a half-day for students, and the ticket sale will end at 10 a.m., Friday.
Lady Cougar tennis team concludes season
YORK The Lady Cougar tennis team ended the 2013 season with two matches last week.
The YCHS girls lost to South Pointe 5-1.
Playing No. 1 singles, Heba Abdin lost the first set 6-1 before bowing 6-4 in a closely-contested second set.
Stepping in for No. 2 singles player Heather Bomar, Kaitlyn Felske extended her opponent to the limit before losing a nail-biter 4-6, 6-4, 4-10 (tiebreaker).
Playing No. 3 singles, Kaitlin Pruitt cruised past her opponent with scores of 6-3, 6-2. Hampered by a recurring shoulder injury, No. 4 singles Katherine Wilkins lost 6-2, 6-0.
In at No. 5 singles, Shelby Bailey battled her opponent from start to finish before losing the evening’s second tiebreaker 1-6, 6-7 (2-7).
The No. 2 doubles team of Mikayla Madden and Gracie Arnold came up short with scores of 6-1, 6-2.
Playing JV singles, Leanna Moser played hard in a losing effort and Brook Lester came out on top in an exciting match.
Chaslyne Axley and No. 2 singles Heather Bomar were out due to illness.
“All of the girls stepped up and played hard and that’s all I can ask for,” said first-year head coach Rusty Graham. “We ended our season in a losing effort at No. 1 Nation Ford.”
Lady Blue Eagle tennis team defeats Rock Hill
CLOVER The Clover High School girls’ tennis team improved its record to 11-2 after defeating Rock Hill, 5-1.
Clover’s Harriet Hall fell to Rock Hill’s Anna Sharp 6-2, 6-4 in No. 1 singles play.
The CHS girls won the remainder of their matches, with No. 2 singles Corey Brom defeating Erica Strickland 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3 Grace Miller bested Brianna Santiago 6-2, 6-0 and No. 4 singles Holley Rowland defeated Sydney McCraw 6-3, 6-3.
Occupying the No. 5 singles spot, Anna Miszkiewicz shut out Anna Rollo 6-0, 6-0. In No. 2 doubles, Ali King and Sydney Wood survived a marathon match against Logan Eckman and Addison Timmons, prevailing 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8.