Sports briefs, April 17: Blue Eagle JV baseball team nudges Trojans

April 15, 2014 

Blue Eagle JV baseball team nudges Trojans

The Clover High School JV baseball team defeated the Northwestern JV team in a 3-2 extra-inning thriller.

Justin Adams hurled seven strong innings, allowing two runs. Will Schlirf made a relief appearance in the eighth inning to pick up the save.

The Blue Eagles had stellar defense, improving their record to 13-2 on the year.

Former Cougar signal-caller starting QB at Limestone

Spencer Carroll, a three-year starter for the York Comprehensive High School football team, is making his presence felt as quarterback for Limestone College.

Carroll, the son of YCHS football coach Bobby Carroll and an all-region selection during his days in Cougar Country, was the starting quarterback during Saturday’s Limestone spring football game at Gaffney High School stadium.

Carroll threw for a touchdown and rotated with other quarterbacks. Limestone will compete in the school’s first season of varsity football this fall as an NCAA Division II independent.

Lady Cougar JV softball team prevails

The York Comprehensive High School girls’ JV softball team defeated the Lancaster JV team 8-4.

A combination of key hits, smart base running and strong defensive play led the way to the win.

The Lady Cougars had plenty of offensive weapons, including Emily Necklin’s triple and Destini Love’s double. Other key hits came from Meg McGarity, Halie Philbeck, Sam VanCamp and Makala Love.

“The defense was strong with several spectacular plays,” said coach Lynn Leake.

“Emalee Smith turned a double play and Charday Love made a great catch in left field, robbing a Lancaster batter of at least a double,” said Leake. “Emily Necklin stopped several hot shots down the third-base line and Destini Love made stretching catches at first-base.”

Brittany Ervin was the winning pitcher, limiting Lancaster to only one extra base hit.

Lady Cougar track second in four-way meet

The York Comprehensive High School girls’ track team placed second in a four-way meet with Lancaster, Charlotte Latin and East Gaston.

Charlotte Latin finished first with a 61 team total, followed by York with 53 points and Lancaster with 49. East Gaston finished with 15.

The Lady Cougars made a region statement, outscoring Lancaster 80-61 head-to-head. Leading the YCHS girls in scoring was senior mainstay Morgan Kuczler, who contributed 11 individual points as well as five points with the 4x400 relay team.

Also contributing were Katie Day, Chelsea Love with a personal best long jump of 13 feet, 10 inches; and Jenna Dasilva, Kinleigh Wilkerson, Leah Fuda, Nisha Howell and Victoria Niemann.

First-time points contributors were Mariah Craig, Jada McClain and Jasmine Wright.

YCHS boys’ track team second in four-way event

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ track team made a strong showing in a four-way track meet between Charlote Latin, Lancaster and East Gaston.

The Cougars defeated Lancaster and East Gaston and lost by a scant seven points to Charlotte Latin.

Top performers for the Cougars included:

Paul Moore, fourth in 100 meters, third in 200; Matt Ransom, first in 400; Cole Rumfelt, fifth in 400; Erick Gonzalez, seventh in 800; Jared McCrone, sixth in 3,200; Kamian McClain, second in 110 meter hurdles; Tra Reid, first in 400 hurdles; Shawn Godwin, third in 400 hurdles; Nick Sturgill, third in high jump; Jessy Dillhyon, first in pole vault; Markell Castle, first in long jump, second in triple jump; Kyron Schrouder, second in long jump, first in triple jump; Ethan Whitesides, second in shot put; Josh Moss, fourth in shot put; Shuler Littleton, first in discus; Karl Weinberg, sixth in discus.

Blue Eagle tennis maintains unbeaten pace

The Clover High School boys’ tennis team continued its unbeaten pace, shutting out Northwestern 7-0.

No. 1 singles Justin White defeated Myles White 6-2, 6-0, with No. 2 Patrick Smith besting Gage Thomas 6-0, 6-0.

Playing No. 3 singles, Rob Long beat Trey Helms 6-0, 6-3 and No. 4 singles Garrett Smith defeated Elliott Goodwin 6-0, 6-1. Holden McGill defeated Chris Costley 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles

No. 2 doubles Sean Elder and Cameron Scobie won over Neil Addickes and Lawton Evans 6-0, 6-1 and No. 1 doubles Andy Brom and Jay Rowland defeated White and Thomas 8-5.

The win pushed the Blue Eagles to 10-0 in region play and 12-0 overall.

York Middle to host county track meet

The York Middle School boys’ and girls’ track teams will host the York County Middle School track teams at 5 p.m. April 23 at York Comprehensive High School.

Participating teams include Clover, Oakridge, Banks Trail, Fort Mill, Gold Hill and Springfield middle schools.

The York Middle School boys placed first in a three-way meet with Banks Trail and Castle Heights, with York Middle garnering 56 points, Banks Trail 46 and Castle Heights 21.

The York Middle School girls finished third with 33 points. Castle Heights paved the way with 49 points and Banks Trail had 42.

In a three-way meet with Dutchman Creek and Springfield Middle, the York Middle girls came in third with 30 points. Dutchman Creek placed first with 53 tallies and Springfield had 40.

The York Middle School boys finished second with a score of 50, with Dutchman Creek at 58. Springfield Middle had 15.

CHS baseball teams defeats South Pointe

The Clover High School varsity baseball team defeated South Pointe 6-3, with Jimmy Marcelli picking up the win with a complete game effort.

Davis McCarter had three hits and scored three runs. Marcelli and Landon Harkey had two hits each and Zane Vanhook added two RBIs.

The Blue Eagles JV baseball team nudged the South Pointe JV team 5-4, scoring two runs in the last inning and holding on for the win.

Dallas Honeycutt had a strong mound performance, hurling three scoreless innings. Cole Hybarger, Cody Payne and Justin Adams each had two hits for Clover.

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