CHS cross-country runners compete in Columbia
CLOVER Clover High School cross-country sophomores Jessica DeFalco and Ben Clark competed Saturday at the Coaches Classic in Columbia.
The event included 1,386 boys and 1,071 girls from across the state who competed in several races.
Clark posted the 14th best time out of all 1,386 boys, with 16:37. DeFalco posted at time of 21:43 and finished 47th out of 360 girls in the championship division.
Clover freshman golfer makes school history
CLOVER Clover High School freshman golfer Alyssa Campbell made school history last week in girls’ golf competition.
She competed at the South Pointe High School Lady Stallions Stampede Invitational Sept. 9 at Pinetuck Golf Club and brought home the individual championship. She claimed the medalist honor by winning the individual tournament title with a 2 under round of 70.
The round of 70 is the lowest round scored by a CHS girls’ golfer and she is the first tournament champion in school history.
York to host NFL punt, pass and kick
YORK The York Parks and Recreation Department will host a free NFL punt, pass and kick event for boys and girls ages 6-15.
The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 2 at the York Recreation Complex Field 1.
For more information, call 803-684-3742.
Cougar Players of the Week named for Chester game
YORK Players of the Week have been announced for the York-Chester football game.
They are: Offensive POW, Kyron Schrouder, 14 receptions, 179 yards, three TDs; offensive lineman, Ryan Ennis, 93 percent grade, five knockdowns; specialist, Buddy Anderson, 6 for 6 PATs, 35-yard field goal, eight of nine touchbacks on kickoffs, three punts, two inside the 10, 35-yard field goal; Defensive POW, Jamar Griffin, seven tackles, four solos, three assists, a quarterback pressure, three third down stops, a caused fumble, a pass broken up; and defensive lineman, Luc Greene.
CHS cheerleader showcase to be Sept. 27
CLOVER The Clover High School cheerleaders’ showcase event will be 4 p.m. Sept. 27 in the CHS gym.
“The kids are looking forward to the showcase,” said CHS cheer coach Hannah Goolsby, who said the competition season begins Oct. 4 at Northwestern High School.
“The kids are devoting much time to preparations for Friday night football and the competition season,” said Goolsby.
CHS senior cheerleader Kristen Ciurlik is enjoying her first year as a varsity cheerleader after two years with the JV squad.
“It’s exciting as a senior in my first year of varsity cheerleading,” said Ciurlik.
She talked about the demanding schedule. “We practice four days a week, including weight lifting two days a week,” she said.
YCHS volleyball team strives to get over the hump
YORK The York Comprehensive High School volleyball team lost to Nation Ford 25-15, 25-21 Thursday.
York assumed the lead in the second game with aggressive play at the net by senior mainstay Taylr Sharp, who had several kills.
Freshman setter Chloe Carroll also had her moments around the net with three shot rejections in the second game.
Back-to-back kills by Sharp and junior Makoya Jones pushed the Lady Cougars ahead 15-13, with another kill by Sharp expanding the lead to 16-14.
The score was knotted at 19-all late in the game, but Nation Ford held on down the stretch to win by four. The Lady Falcons won the third game 25-17.
“Our kids fought Nation Ford in competitive games,” head coach Julie McGee said. “They play the way they practice, with hustle and desire.”
Said McGee, “We’ll get over the hump.”
The YCHS volleyball team will compete in a weekend tournament at Eastside High School at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Lady Cougar tennis defeats Lancaster, falls to Gaffney
YORK The York Comprehensive High School girls’ tennis team defeated Lancaster 4-2, with No. 1 singles Heather Bomar losing 2-6, 6-3, 1-10.
No. 2 singles Kaitlin Pruitt prevailed 6-0, 6-3, with No. 3 Kaitlyn Felske falling in a marathon match 3-6, 6-1, 8-10.
No. 4 singles Katherine Wilkins prevailed 6-2, 6-2, with York’s No. 5 singles, Mikayla Madden, winning 6-1, 6-2.
The No. 2 doubles team of Gracie Arnold and Marley Littlejohn won their match 6-3, 6-2.
The Lady Cougars lost a nail-biter to Gaffney 4-2.
“No. 2 singles Kaitlin Pruitt tried to pull out the victory against her opponent to force a No. 1 doubles tiebreaker match,” said head coach Rusty Graham. “She barely came up short, but wow, did she give it her all.”
Another exciting match involved No. 5 singles Madden.
“She lost the first set 2-6 and won the second set 6-2, then stormed into the 10-point third set tiebreaker, winning 10-8,” said Graham.
Other scores: No. 1 singles, Bomar, 2-6, 3-6; No. 3 Felske, 0-6, 3-6; No. 4 Wilkins, 6-2, 6-3; and No. 2 doubles, Arnold and Littlejohn, 4-6, 3-6.
York lost to region powers Northwestern and Nation Ford, capping a busy week. The 6-0 loss to Northwestern was hard fought, with Nation Ford winning handily by a 6-0 score.
CHS girls shut out Northwestern
CLOVER The Clover High School girls’ tennis team was dominant in defeating Northwestern 6-0.
Singles: Clover’s Harriet Hall defeated Haley Benfield 6-0, 6-0; Clover’s Corey Brom defeated Brooke Harrington 6-0, 6-2; Clover’s Grace Miller defeated Bailey Lewis 6-0, 6-1; Clover’s Anna Miszkiewicz defeated Faith Case 6-0, 6-0; and Clover’s Anna Drechsler defeated Madison Yanner 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: Clover’s Tiffany Mendez and McKenzie Martin defeated Marie Burkhart and Emma Finch 6-2, 6-0.
The Lady Blue Eagles improved to 3-1 with the win.
YCHS golf team in three-way match
YORK The York Comprehensive High School girls’ golf team finished with a 209 team total in a three-way match with Fort Mill and Nation Ford.
YCHS freshman Sarah Smith earned medalist honors with a 42. Amiyah Starnes was next at 50, Katie Day had a 54 and Tori Thompson shot 63.
Fort Mill finished with a 207 team total and Nation Ford took first place with a 199.
The Lady Cougars will host Northwestern at 4 p.m. Monday at York’s Spring Lake Country Club.
York Middle eighth-graders victorious
YORK The York Middle School eighth grade football team defeated Oakridge Middle 27-0 at home.
The YMS defense held the Oakridge offense to one first down, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.
“Offensively, we scored in every quarter to win our first game of the season,” said head coach Jerry Kemp. “Our defensive line and offensive line made the difference in the game.”
The Student of the Week Captains, recommended by teachers and chosen for hard work and effort, were Lane Towery and Trent White.
Last week, the Cougar players elected team captains for the season – Ryan Kelly and Stephen Oglesby.