Sports roundup: Canceled camp funds to go to charities

April 3, 2014 

Canceled camp funds go to 2 local charities

Money paid for the Feb. 15 Zac Fuesser Pitching Camp, which had to be canceled, has been donated to two local charities.

Mike Fuesser, father of the former York Comprehensive High School pitcher and South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, said the camp had to be canceled due to inclement weather.

“Because of the kindness and understanding of the parents who pre-registered, we were able to donate $162.83 to the Western York County Relay for Life and $162.82 to the Be the Match Foundation,” said Mike Fuesser.

He said each of the kids received a camp T-shirt.

Clover Blue Eagle tennis team still unbeaten

The Clover High School boys’ tennis team remained unbeaten entering this week, with two more wins last week.

Playing at Lancaster, the Blue Eagles defeated the Bruins 6-0, with No. 1 singles Andres Leon prevailing 6-0, 6-0, and No. 2 Justin White besting his opponent 6-0, 6-2.

No. 3 Patrick Smith won 6-3, 6-2 and No. 4 Rob Long won 6-1, 6-3. Playing No. 5 singles, Garrett Smith won 6-3, 6-0.

At No. 2 doubles, Holden McGill and Sean Elder finished the scoring by winning 6-1, 6-2.

The Clover tennis team improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the region with a 5-1 win over Nation Ford. “It was the first region win for the Blue Eagle netters against the Falcons in several years,” said head coach Phil Wingard.

White, Long, Garrett Smith and McGill all got straight-set singles victories. Cameron Scobie and Elder won in straight sets at No. 2 doubles. Patrick Smith battled hard before coming up just short at No. 2 singles.

York Middle girls’ track team off to 4-0 start

The York Middle School girls’ track team was unbeaten entering this week, after winning its first four meets.

York opened the season with victories against Clover and Oakridge middle schools. The scores were York 65, Oakridge 39 and Clover 19.

The standouts were Akia Woods winning the shot put and discus and Whitney Good finishing second. Natalee Graham won the 1,600 and 800 meters, and Kam McMackins, La’Myla Love, Sierra Lipscomb and Iyania Fuller won the sprint medley. McMackins, Love, Lipscomb and Graham won the 4x400 and Mikali Smith won the long jump.

York won at Sullivan Middle School with a team score of 47.5 to Gold Hill’s 43.5. Sullivan’s team score was 32.

Said coach Jimmy Clinton: “One of our big wins of the day was seventh-grader Tamar Jamison running in the second heat of the 400 meters with a time of 1:13,” he said.

York boys’ soccer defeats Nation Ford

York’s Benji Amezcua scored the game-winner in the final seconds of play last week, staking the YCHS boys’ soccer team to a 2-1 win against visiting Nation Ford.

Buddy Anderson scored the first goal for the Cougars. “Todd Weatherington, Joey Xiong, Juan Amezcua and Thomas Shirley played amazing defense for the Cougars,” said head coach Rick Johnson.

“After giving up a penalty kick goal with eight minutes remaining in the game, the boys never let down and ended the game in dramatic fashion,” said Johnson.

Falcons defeat YCHS JV girls’ soccer

The Cougars JV girls’ soccer team lost to Nation Ford’s Falcons 0-4. The team will face Ilium next.

Cougar tennis team defeats Northwestern

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ tennis team defeated Northwestern 5-1 at home.

Patrick Newberry won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, with Terry Doan losing 4-6, 6-3, 2-10 tiebreaker in a marathon match at No. 2 singles.

Daniel Patterson won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, and Matthew Goforth won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 singles.

Cameron Good won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 5 singles. Ian Elliott and Sammie McClurkin won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

Eighth-grader Noah Arnold extended his opponent to the limit before losing a close JV match 8-9, 2-7 tiebreaker.

The Cougars were beaten by powerhouse Nation Ford 6-0 as Matthew Goforth lost his first match of the season at No. 4 singles, 2-6, 6-4, 6-10 tiebreaker.

The York boys fell to Union 5-1, with Patterson winning 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

Goforth, 4-1 on the season, did not play. After playing his first varsity tennis match as an eighth-grader, Arnold played an eight-game pro set (JV), winning 8-7.

York Middle boys’ soccer team on the rise

The York Middle School soccer team will be competing for the first time in the York County Middle School League, said head coach Daniel Hall. “The competition is tough but the boys are working hard and improving,” he said.

Clover JV baseball team tops Nation Ford

The Blue Eagles JV baseball team held on to beat Nation Ford 5-4. Clover jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings until Nation Ford started to battle back.

The game ended on a diving catch by Cody Payne that turned into a double play. Leading hitters for the Blue Eagles were Garrett Goldberg, 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored, and Kaleb Strader, 1-for-1 with an RBI.

CHS track teams in 3-way home meet

The boys’ and girls’ track teams finished third in a home meet against Nation Ford and Lancaster, losing by 10 points.

Highlights of the girls’ action included Chloe Crank winning the 100 meters. Emily Sparrow won the 3,200, breaking a school record in the process.

In boys’ competition, R.J. Moore won the high jump and long jump and Taylor Foster won the discus.

Lady Cougars track loses to Fort Mill

The YCHS Lady Cougars track and field team suffered a 23-118 loss to Fort Mill.

The following individuals contributed team points: Jenna Dasilva, seven; Morgan Kuczler, four; Kinleigh Wilkerson, five; Chelsea Love, three; Katie Day, two; Victoria Neimann and Mariah Craig, one each.

CHS JV softball team pounds Rock Hill

The Lady Blue Eagles JV softball team steamrolled Rock Hill 18-0.

Erin Marr had two RBIs and Kailey Carpenter, Tayor Mourneault, Olivia Adams, Lilly Wallace and Holly Hall had one each. Melia Venieia struck out three.

Cougar boys’ track edges Fort Mill

The boys’ track team defeated Fort Mill in a close meet. The final team score was York 72, Fort Mill 69.

Some of the leading scorers included:

Kyron Schrouder, first in long jump, high jump, second in triple jump; Shuler Littleton, first in discus with a throw of 136 feet, 8 inches; Paul Moore, first in 200 meters and second in 100 meters; Kamain McClain, second in 110-meter hurdles; Tra Reid, first in 400-meter hurdles; Ethan Whitesides, first in shot put; Markell Castle, first in triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, 9 inches; Nick Sturgill, second in high jump; Matt Ransom, second in 400 meters; Ben Watkins, third in pole vault with a height of 10 feet.

The 4x400 relay team of Tra Reid, Markell Castle, Cole Rumfelt and Matt Ransom finished first, and the 4x100 relay team of Jamar Griffin, Kyron Schrouder, Armand Pendergrass and Paul Moore also won.

York JV softball continues success

The YCHS JV softball team defeated Nation Ford 8-5. The Lady Cougars defeated Northwestern 11-7.

Clover varsity, JV baseball teams defeat Lancaster

The Clover varsity baseball team pounded Lancaster 12-0. Jimmy Marcelli tossed a three-hit shutout for the win.

Nate Morrison had two hits and two RBIs and Corey Parham ripped a two-run, inside-the-park home run. Chase Galant added two RBIs.

The Blue Eagle JV team swept a doubleheader from Lancaster 10-2 and 6-3. Cameron Tolodziecki recorded the win in the first game, allowing two runs in four innings. Justin Adams had two hits and four RBIs.

Jackson McDowell picked up the win in the nightcap, allowing three runs and striking out six in 4 1/3 innings. Leading hitters were Will Schlirf, who was 2-for-3 and two RBIs, and Cole Hybarger, 2-for-2 with an RBI.

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