Sports briefs, May 8: Clover wins region golf tourney

May 6, 2014 

Clover wins region golf tourney; York advances

The Clover High School Blue Eagles won the Region 3-AAAA Golf Tournament by a single stroke against South Pointe High School at the Chester Golf Club.

The Blue Eagles had a 36-hole total of 635. The Stallions led by two strokes after 18 holes, but the Blue Eagles came roaring back in the second round.

Clover head coach Eric Harper praised the seniors for leading the Blue Eagles to back-to-back titles.

Harper said he feels good about the team’s chances in the Upper State tournament.

York earned fourth place in the region event with a 656. The Cougars scored 314 in the second round to claim the final Upper State playoff spot, the best round by any school.

Clover, South Pointe, Fort Mill and York will advance to the Upper State Tourney on May 12 at Willow Creek Country Club in Greer.

Clover’s Spencer Walker and Quinn Smith were named all-region.

Individual scores:

• Clover: Spencer Walker, 79-79, 158; Harrison Parrish, 76-86, 162; Andrew White, 81-80, 161; Quinn Smith, 81-79, 160; Jake Rowe, 83; Austin Walker, 80.

• York: Austin Hall, 87-79, 166; Chandler Sain, 83-84, 167; Tucker Laney, 88-75, 163; Landon Joye, 85-84, 169; Tyler Ellis, 87-76, 163.

Blue Eagles tennis wins region title

The Blue Eagle boys’ varsity tennis team defeated playoff-bound Lancaster 6-0 to earn its first region title since 2006.

The Blue Eagles finished the regular season unbeaten at 16-0 and 14-0 in Region 3-AAAA.

Justin White at No. 1 singles won in straight sets, as did Patrick Smith at No. 2 singles, Rob Long at No. 3 singles, Holden McGill at No. 5 singles and Sean Elder and Cameron Scobie at No. 2 doubles.

Garrett Smith battled back from losing the first set to win the second and the third-set tiebreaker to complete the sweep.

The Blue Eagles were scheduled to open the playoffs Tuesday at home, after the Enquirer-Herald deadline. Results will appear in next week’s issue.

CHS volleyball camp scheduled

Clover High School Volleyball Camp dates have been announced by head coach Tamara Jacobus.

The camp for rising second- through fourth-grade participants will be 5:30-7 p.m. June 9-12. Cost is $45.

This camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals in a fun way. The camp is appropriate for beginners.

The camp for rising fifth- and sixth-graders will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. June 16-19. The cost is $55. The camp will focus on teaching fundamentals, with time devoted to serving and passing. Instructors will introduce hitting and start to implement using three hits on the ball.

The camp for seventh and eighth-graders will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. June 16-19, and the cost is $55. The camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals. It will introduce the 6-2 offense and work on the concept of always using three hits.

Because instructors will separate players according to ability, the instruction is appropriate for all levels.

Camp instructors will include Jacobus, assistant coaches and Lady Blue Eagles players. Jacobus can be reached at 803-324-8034 or 843-448-0970 and via email at

York Touchdown Club golf tourney Friday

The York Touchdown Club Golf Tournament will be Friday at Spring Lake Country Club, with a noon shotgun start.

Friday registration will precede the start, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The tournament is a four-man captain’s choice event (men, women or combination), limited to the first 30 teams to sign up. The cost is $85 per player or $340 per team.

Forward registration to Tim Hartsoe at or call 803-627-1339.

York basketball camp June 23-26

The York Boys and Girls Basketball Camp is slated for 9-11:30 a.m. June 23-26.

The camp is for ages 5 to 15 and the cost is $60 per child. Participants can pay at the door June 23.

Camp participants will learn the game from varsity boys’ and girls’ players and coaches.

Contact Paula Blackwell at or Michael Dalton at or call 803-684-1505.

YCHS boys’ tennis team concludes season

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ tennis team forced Nation Ford to several marathon matches, but the Falcons prevailed 5-1 in a season-ending home match for the Cougars.

No. 1 singles Patrick Newberry had a strong first set before bowing 3-6, 1-6. No. 2 Daniel Patterson battled in the second set in a 1-6, 4-6 loss.

No. 3 Terry Doan won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2.

No. 4 singles Matthew Goforth and No. 5 Cameron Good extended their opponents before losing. Goforth fell 6-4, 6-7, 4-7 (tiebreaker), and Good lost a grueling 6-2, 3-6, 6-10 match.

The No. 2 doubles team of Ian Elliott and Sammie McClurkin lost 3-6, 1-6.

“It has been an honor and a joy to have coached these young men,” said first-year head coach Rusty Graham. “The goal is always to teach good fundamentals, improve their game and have fun in the process. And along the way, get as many wins as possible. That’s always a nice bonus.”

Graham said the Cougars are losing five seniors to graduation and sees next year as a rebuilding season. “I’ve already started recruiting for next season,” he said.

YCHS golfers defeat Chester

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ golf team defeated Chester with a team score of 190 to the Cyclones’ 228.

Will Culp carded a 42 to claim medalist honors. Hamilton McGarity finished within a single stroke of Culp, at 43. Chayce Blackwell carded a 48 and Seth Miller was at 57.

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