York players, coach prepare for North-South game
YORK Saturday’s North-South All-Star football classic will include two York Comprehensive High School players and a coach.
Head coach Bobby Carroll and Cougar standouts Deshaw Andrews and Kyron Schrouder have been busy with practice this week in Myrtle Beach.
Carroll lauded the two YCHS stalwarts for their part in York football success.
“Deshaw has passed for over 5,000 yards his junior and senior years and has thrown a bunch of touchdowns,” said Carroll. “Kyron has 70 catches this season and is very worthy of his North-South selection.”
Andrews stands 6-4 and 250 pounds. His go-to target for much of the season has been Schrouder, at 5-10 and 165-pounds.
Carroll talked about the grinding selection process for players.
“There were 396 nominations for the North-South game,” he said. “The North-South coaches trimmed that number to 88, 44 for the North team and 44 for the South roster.”
Carroll will coach inside linebackers and outside linebackers. “I was involved in the selection of defensive personnel,” he said.
The 67th North-South All-Star football game, known as the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.
Next week, Daurice Simpson will play in the Shrine Bowl Classic as a cornerback. He is expected to be used as a return man as well.
Cougar running back to receive Panthers award
YORK York Comprehensive High School running back Thomas Wilkerson will receive the 2014 Carolina Panthers Community Captain Award at the Panthers-Tampa Bay game Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
The award will be presented at halftime. This program recognizes outstanding young leaders who have excelled on and off the field.
Wilkerson, who stands 5-11 and 185 pounds, contributed to the Cougar football team’s season, culminating with a state title appearance at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.
CHS girls’ tennis coach, player compete in classic
CLOVER Clover High School girls’ tennis coach Renee Farris and senior Corey Brom participated in the North-South Tennis Classic at the Ray and Joan Kroc Tennis Complex in Greenville.
Farris led six of the Upstate’s top senior tennis players, including Brom.
The team faced off against their lower-state counterparts in a format of three doubles and six singles matches to determine the North-South winner. Brom and doubles partner Emma Tutman of Greenville Southside Christian defeated their lower state opponents 8-2 in a pro set to score one point for the North team.
Brom tallied another point for the North team by defeating Justine Wilson of Bluffton High School 6-4, 6-4 in a singles match.
The South took four of the remaining five singles matches to win the event 5-4.
The Lady Blue Eagles took second place during regular-season play. Farris led her team to first- or second-place region finishes in each of the last four seasons.
She also guided her team to the state championship in 2003. Farris is a teacher at Bethany Elementary School.
CHS wrestling team wins Mike Kersey Invitational
CLOVER The Clover Blue Eagle wrestling team won the Mike Kersey Invitational at Indian Land Saturday.
Individually, freshman Matt Glover finished fourth, while seniors Daquan Berry and Brandon Todd and junior Evan Johnson finished third.
Juniors Karson McCarter and Ross Bradley and sophomores Austin Oldenburg and John Mark Dorrill were tournament runners-up.
Individual tournament titles went to junior Jharee Kerns and senior Zach Conrad. Conrad was named Most Outstanding Wrestler for weight classes 145-285.
Clover’s scored 217.5 team points, 27 better than second place.
Registration for Junior Cougars held
YORK Registration for Junior Cougars is runs through Jan. 6 at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane. The cost is $30.
The first day of the Junior Cougars morning sessions is Jan.10 and the season runs through Feb. 14.
York Comprehensive High School varsity and junior varsity girls players will coach and teach the league this season. For details, call 803-684-3742.