Clover, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill combine resources for youth basketball

November 13, 2013 

Clover, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill combine resources for youth basketball

The Clover Parks and Recreation Department, Lake Wylie and Fort Mill are combining their resources for expanded winter youth basketball activities.

Donald Johnson, program coordinator for the Town of Clover, said the Lake Wylie Athletic Association will be participating in the Clover Recreation League.

“Games will be played primarily on Saturdays at Clover High School in the mornings, extending to afternoon competition,” Johnson said of the winter basketball program.

“There will be some weekday games, as needed, at Clover Middle School and Oakridge Middle School.”

The Smart Start Program for 3- and 4-year-olds is expected to have as many as 30 teams participating in the youngest age divisions.

The 6U coed 13-team league will include five Clover teams, seven LWAA teams and one Lake Wylie Christian Assembly team.

The 8U boys will have an eight-team league, including four Clover teams and four LWAA teams.

The 9U girls will have eight participating teams, including two Clover teams, three LWAA teams and three Fort Mill teams.

The 10U boys division is expected to have 10 participating teams, including four from Clover and six LWAA teams.

The 12U girls division will have one Clover team, two LWAA teams and five teams representing the Fort Mill area.

The 12U boys division will have a seven-team league that includes three Clover teams and four LWAA teams.

The 15U boys division will have 12 participating teams, including three from the Clover area and a record nine teams representing the Fort Mill area.

Johnson said the final draft will be held Monday at the Blue Eagle Academy, with practice times and schedules to be announced later this month.

For more information, call call the Clover Parks and Recreation Department at 803-222-9493.

York Rec youth basketball registration concludes Nov. 25

The York Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting registration for youth basketball participation until Nov. 25, program assistant Priscilla Cook announced this week.

Cook said individuals can register at the York Recreation Department on White Rose Lane.

“Rosters, practice times and schedules will be determined after the registration deadline is met,” Cook said.

Call 803-684-3742 for more information.

YCHS Fall Sports Awards Ceremony set for Nov. 21

The York Comprehensive High School Fall Sports Awards Ceremony will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the YCHS auditorium.

Steve Boyd, athletic director at YCHS, said fall sports athletes to be recognized include varsity and JV volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country, varsity tennis, boys’ and girls’ swimming and varsity girls’ golf.

With the YCHS football team competing in the class AAAA playoffs, the varsity, JV and ninth-grade football recognition ceremony will be held at a date to be determined, Boyd said.

Refreshments will be served.

York Parks and Rec rental info available

The York Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of parks and facilities throughout the City of York. Some parks and facilities may be reserved for private events.

For rental information, call the York Parks and Recreation Department at 803-684-3742.

Parks and facilities are maintained by York Parks and Rec. grounds crews. If you see that a park or facility needs attention, call 803-684-3742.

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 click on files and links under the home page.

You can sign up to receive email alerts and text alerts to include cancellations.

Those desiring to use the website will receive a confirmation email. Follow the directions to finalize the registration.

Note: 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 various other links pertaining to YCHS athletics.

Free Play hours continue at York Parks and Rec gym

Free Play continues to be a popular activity at the York Parks and Recreaiton Department.

Gym hours for ages 18 and older Monday thru Friday include 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Other Free Play hours include:

Monday, 3-5 p.m., ages 17 and younger; Tuesday, 3-4 p.m., 17 and younger; Wednesday, 3-7 p.m., all ages; Thursday, 3-5 p.m., 17 and younger; Friday, 3-5 p.m., 17 and younger; Sunday, 2-6 p.m., all ages.

Call 803-684-3742 for more information.

Youth basketball registration underway in York

The York Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration this month for the 2013-2014 youth basketball season, open to boys and girls ages 5-14.

Register at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Deadline for regular registration is 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Late registration, with an additional $10 charge, will be Nov. 26 and 27.

A child’s age as of Dec. 31, 2013 determines his or her league age. A birth certificate is required to be on file with the department. Please bring your child's birth certificate at registration if it is not already on file.

For details, call 803-684-3742.

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