CHS cross-country athletes shine
CLOVER Clover High School sophomore Ben Clark of the boys’ cross-country team finished fourth in the Sept. 6 Trojan Invitational. Clover also dominated the meet Sept. 9 against York, South Point, N.C., and Lake Pointe.
At the meet, Clover boys finished as follows: first, Ben Clark at 16:03, second, Will White at 17:19, third, Tyler Brittan at 18:08, fifth, Leland Capps at 18:29, sixth, Cameron Marvin at 18:43, 12th, Josh Starnes at 19:41, and 13th, Chamond Brewington at 19:46. JV boys also finished strong.
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The girls also finished well with first, Jessica DeFalco at 20:33, third, Hannah Holcombe at 21:56, sixth, Cassie Caldwell at 22:44, seventh, Savannah Tetreault at 22:45, 11th, Rachel Capps at 23:41, 13th, Jewell McBee at 23:58 and 14th, Ann Marie White at 24:02.
The CHS teams competed Sept. 13 in the annual Coaches Classic in Columbia. There were 1,386 boys and 1,071 girls from across the state.
Clark posted the 14th out of 1,386 runners (16:37). Other Eagles with solid races include freshman Will White (18:02) and sophomore Tyler Britton (18:58).
Sophomore DeFalco led the Lady Eagles posting a time of 21:43. She finished 47th out of 360 girls in the championship division.
CHS showcase Sept. 27
CLOVER The Clover High School cheerleaders’ showcase event will be at 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.
CHS team hosting cornhole tourney
CLOVER The Clover High School wrestling team is sponsoring a cornhole tournament Sept. 27 to raise money for the upcoming 2014-15 wrestling season.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with tournament play at 10 a.m. at the high school gym parking lot.
Cost is $30 per team of team, and includes a hot dog and bottle of water.
Rock Hill Rocks Open Oct. 5-12
ROCK HILL The sixth annual Rock Hill Rocks Open will be held Oct. 5-12 at Rock Hill Tennis Center, 897 Maplewood Lane.
This $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s tennis tournament brings professional players from around the world. Matches are held during the day and are free for the public to watch.
The tournament features two special events for area amateur tennis players. Register by calling 803-326-3842 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rockin’ Jr Kickoff will be 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. This free youth clinic is open to ages 4 to 18. Professional tournament players will lead drills and games. Participants will get goody bags, prizes, pizza and autographs.
The Adult Pro-Am is 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6. Professional tournament players will play doubles round-robin games with amateur participants. Cost is $50 for each amateur participant.
Zombie Crawl 5K Oct. 25
ROCK HILL Zombies will invade the streets of downtown Rock Hill while humans race for survival during the 2014 Old Town Zombie Crawl Oct. 25 to benefit The Heart2Heart Foundation.
Participants may run the USATF-certified 5K route as a human or a zombie for $25, or walk the route for free. Runners who register before Oct. 18 receive a 2014 Old Town Zombie Crawl T-shirt, cinch bag filled with sponsor swag and event wristband. Official Zombie Crawl T-shirts are available in adult and youth sizes for $10 for registered walkers or Fun Run participants.
Adult runners will compete for cash prizes, while youth runners will vie to win gift cards from local merchants.
The Old Town Zombie Crawl aims to raise awareness about heart disease and provide support for The Heart2Heart Foundation. Proceeds will be used to provide free heart health educational materials and programs in the community and to fund risk-assessment scholarships for women in the tri-county area.
Registered runners will receive a free pass to meet Addy Miller, the little girl zombie on episode 1 of “The Walking Dead.” Miller will serve as the 2014 Official Grand Marshal.
For more about activities and to register, visit OldTownZombieCrawl.com.