Sports briefs, June 5: Ag group plans Comer memorial walk/run

June 3, 2014 

Local Ag group plans for Memorial 5K Run/Walk

The Sara Ann Comer Run for Agriculture, to benefit a scholarship in the name of the late Clemson University student, will be 8 a.m. Saturday, June 21.

The event is hosted by York’s Inman Farms and is being held in conjunction with the Ag-Plus Art Tour of York County.

Comer died in a vehicle accident in September 2013.

She was a senior majoring in agricultural education who wanted to become an agriculture teacher. She had twice been named a finalist for the S.C. Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Comer did her best to ensure that everyone around her understood the importance agriculture played in their daily lives.

After months of pondering a fitting tribute, the York County Young Farmers and Ranchers have established a memorial scholarship in her name.

For details on the event, email event coordinator Caci Nance at

Five CHS softball players named to all-region team

Five members of the Clover High School softball team have been named to the All-Region 3-AAAA team.

The CHS All-Region selections include Marisa Harkey, who also has been named to the All-State team, Elizabeth Edmunds, twins Brittany and Brooke Rhinehardt and Blake Wallert.

Andrews, Petty selected to all-region team

York Comprehensive High School softball mainstays Brooke Andrews and Rachel Petty have been named to the All-Region 3-AAAA team.

Outgoing York baseball coach to coach in N-S game

Scot Kiggans, who stepped down last month as head coach of the York Comprehensive High School baseball team, has been selected as an assistant coach in the North-South All-Star game.

The annual North-South games will be June 12-14 at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach.

York parks and rec offering tennis lessons

The York Parks and Recreation Department is offering tennis lessons for boys and girls ages 7-15 for beginners and intermediate levels.

The lessons will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 10 to July 10 at the York Middle School upper tennis courts. The cost is $50 for the 10 lessons.

Lessons are provided by Phil Davis. A minimum of eight participants is needed to have the lessons. Registration is at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

For more information, call York Parks and Recreation Department at 803-417-1953.

CHS volleyball camp nearing

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

The elite camp for rising second- through fourth-grade participants will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 9 to 12 at cost of $45.

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

The elite camp for rising fifth- and sixth-grade players will be 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 16 to 19 at a cost of $55.

The camp will focus on teaching fundamentals, with much time devoted to serving and passing. Instructors will introduce hitting and start to implement using three hits on the volleyball at all times.

The elite camp for seventh- and eighth-grade players will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 16 to 19 at cost of $55.

The camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game to all participants. It will introduce the 6-2 offense and work on the concept of always using three hits.

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

Camp instructors will include Jacobus, assistant coaches and Lady Blue Eagle players. Jacobus can be reached at 803-324-8034 or 843-448-0970, via email at Details are also posted to

Blue Eagles basketball camp begins Monday

The Clover High School Blue Eagles Basketball Camp is slated for 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 9 to 12.

The camp, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, will be at Clover High School at a cost of $55 per participant. The cost includes 10 hours of instruction, T-shirt and prizes.

Pre-registration is recommended, with final registration set for 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 9.

Contact person is Bailey Jackson, Clover boys’ varsity head basketball coach at 803-810-8215 or via email at

YCHS basketball coaches team up to host June camp

For the first time, the boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball coaches will team up to host the 15th annual summer basketball camp, which has been hosted exclusively by the girls’ coaches in the past.

The camp will be 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 23 to 26 at the YCHS gyms. Ages 5-15 are welcome to attend. The Cougar and Lady Cougar coaching staffs and varsity players will provide instruction.

Multi-child discount is $10 per child and there is a $10 discount for York School District employees’ children. Only one discount can be used.

Camp day activities will focus on the fundamentals of the game, including dribbling, footwork, shooting, defense and ball-handling. Campers can pick up a form at York Recreation Center or at any of the schools or register on June 23. Campers will receive a free T-shirt.

Paula Blackwell will serve as the camp director and you can contact her at or 803-684-1505.

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