Devinney stands out in Triple Crown event
YORK Austin Devinney, a rising sophomore at York Comprehensive High School, played in the Triple Crown U. S. Baseball Championships July 27-Aug. 2 in Richmond, Va.
Devinney was chosen to participate by coach Hallahan of Grandview University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Team Max Bats. He played for Team Max Bats 16U Elite in Minnesota. The team included 12 players from South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Illinois, Florida and Minnesota.
The team finished 3-3 for the week, with two of the losses to second and third place teams.
Devinney batted a hefty .538, had three stolen bases, three RBIs and three runs scored. He pitched six innings for the week, recording nine strikeouts and allowing only six hits and one run.
Devinney played multiple positions, including shortstop, left field, third base, second base, first base and catcher. He had several defensive gems at shortstop and third and was recruited to play for one of the national teams that compete in Florida, Illinois, Arizona and California.
“It was a great learning experience,” said Devinney. “I made some new friends and learned what college coaches are looking for in players. I am ready to get back to playing with my teammates with the Palmetto Warriors and look forward to school ball at YCHS.”
Latta named Player of the Week
YORK Ivory Latta, a former York Comprehensive High School basketball All-American, continues to earn accolades as point guard for the WNBA Washington Mystics.
Latta, a native of McConnells and the all-time high school basketball career scoring leader in South Carolina, received Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for the first time this season. She earned the award for her performances against the Cleveland Sun, Tulsa Shock and Atlanta Dream.
It is the fourth Player of the Week recognition of Latta’s career.
In Washington’s 89-75 win over the Sun, Latta scored 23 points and dished out six assists. She followed by leading the team to an 82-77 win against the Shock, scoring 17 points and adding four assists.
Latta closed out the week with a 21-point, six-assist and six-rebound performance during the team’s 77-67 victory against Eastern Conference leader Atlanta Dream.
The win against the Dream propelled the Mystics to second place in a tightly-contested conference race.
After high school, Latta played for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she had her jersey retired, and serves as an assistant coach.
Cougar kickoff dinner, auction to be Aug. 14
YORK The Cougar kickoff dinner, a major fundraiser for YCHS football, is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Garden Café in York.
Tickets, priced at $100 per couple, include dinner, a $1,000 door prize and DJ. There will be a cash bar.
“There are great auction items, including an autographed Michigan helmet worn during THE hit,” said Cougar head football coach Bobby Carroll.
He also said there is a framed Big Hit photo.
Other auction items include autographed Gamecock jerseys and helmets, a football autographed by Dabo Swinney and a football autographed by the Panthers football team the year Carolina advanced to the NFC Championship Game.
Also to be auctioned are Panthers tickets, Charlotte Hornets tickets, golf bags, a deer mount, a four-hour fishing trip with Jason Quinn, theme baskets, gift certificates and more.
There also will be an opportunity to serve as a sideline coach at a Cougar football game, calling the first play of the game.
It’s time to sign up for York rec sports
YORK York Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for the following programs:• Youth football, ages 7 to 12; players must be 7 years old and cannot be 13 years old before Aug. 1. Registration fee is $35.
• Flag Football, ages 5 to 7, must be 5 years old and cannot be 8 years old before Aug. 1. Registration fee is $30.
• Cheerleading, ages 7 to 12, must be 7 years old and cannot be 13 years old before Aug. 1. Registration fee is $35.
Registration deadline for youth and flag football and cheerleading is Aug. 22. Late registration is Aug. 23 and 25 with an additional $10 late fee.• Fall gymnastics, Thursdays beginning Sept. 4. Ages 4 to 7, tumbling, 5 to 5:45 p.m. Cost, $30 per month. Ages 8 to 13, basic gymnastics, 6 to 7 p.m. Cost, $35 per month. Class space is limited to 20 participants per class. Registration is based on first-come, first-paid basis.
• Tae kwon do, Thursdays, ages 5 and up, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult class, 6 to 8 p.m. Cost, $35 per month.
Registration is at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. For information, call 803-684-3742 or visit http://yorkcitysc.com/departments/recreation/Default.aspx
Student season pass available at YCHS
YORK York Comprehensive High School athletic director Steve Boyd said $50 student season passes include all sports events.
Call the athletic office at 803-818-6244 to purchase a student pass.