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Area athletes to participate in all-star baseball games

The South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association has announced all-star teams for its two summers showcases.

The South Carolina versus North Carolina Select Game is schedueld for June 16-18 at Costal Carolina in Conway. The North-South All-Star games also are at Coastal on June 17-19.

Lewisville's Logan Pemberton was chosen to play in the select game. He helped lead his team to 28 wins and the Class A state championship, a series that went three games after Bamberg-Ehrhardt won the first.

Nation Ford's Del Corley is an assistant coach for the North Class AAAA/A team, which includes four local players: Northwestern's Chris Hyatt and Chad Smith, York's Josh Greene and Fort Mill's Alex Tomasovich.

The North-South event also includes a North AAAA/A team and North and South AAA/AA teams.

South Carolina Select Team

Brandon Henderson, Chesnee; Drake Thomason, Eastside; Daniel Palka, Greer; Bryce Hines, Hanahan; Logan Pemberton, Lewisville; Alex Brooks, Lexington; Forrest Koumas, Lugoff-Elgin; Joseph Ray Jackson, Mauldin; Jared Huffman, Myrtle Beach; Hunter Burton, Palmetto; Jordan Scott, Riverside; Wil Leathers, Riverside; Luke Weber, Spartanburg; Jared Keels, Spring Valley; Chris Hanna, Stratford; Champ Rowland, Wade Hampton; Drew Cisco, Wando. Coaches: Henry Mixon, Lower Richland; Jack Jolly, Carolina Forest ; Mark Smith, Abbeville

North AAAA/A Team

Chase Norman, Blacksburg; Hunter Rice, Boiling Springs; Justin Adams, Byrnes; Paul Robson, Chesterfield; Ian McKinney, Dorman; Alex Tomasovich, Fort Mill; Zach McAllister, Hillcrest; Ketorious Patterson, Laurens; Ben Boykin, Nation Ford; Cole Clamp, Ninety Six; Ryne Slack , Ninety Six; Chad Smith, Northwestern; Chris Hyatt, Northwestern; Casey Cooper, Spring Valley; Jake Long, T.L. Hanna; Josh Greene, York. Head coach: Matt Huntsberger, Ninety Six; Assistant coach: Del Corley, Nation Ford.

GIRLS SOCCER : Clover swept the top two honors awarded by Region 3-AAAA girls soccer, with Alissa Pantuosco being named player of the year and Kelsey Geary taking the coach of the year honors.

Clover tied Fort Mill for first in the region, but was awarded the No. 1 region playoff seed on strength of schedule. The Lady Blue Eagles ended Fort Mill's 72-game winning streak and seven-year hold on the region championship.

All-Region 3-AAAA Girls Soccer Team

Clover: Jordan Allen, Kylie Allen, Alissa Pantuosco, Patti Taylor, Brooke Barr. Fort Mill: Madison Paff, Taylor Parker, Rebecca Tooley, Abbey McDonald, Maiya Bostick. Northwestern: Natalie Mansueti, Lauren Watts, Helena Moore. Nation Ford: Kelsey Blair, Nicole Parks, Katie Bright. York: Devin Puckett. Gaffney: Rebecca LeMaster. Region 3-AAAA Player of the year: Alissa Pantuosco, Clover. Region 3-AAAA Coach of the year: Kelsey Geary, Clover.

STALLIONS: South Pointe honored its student-athletes from the spring sports season, introducing the players and handing out individual awards.

Special service awards were presented to Lexi Mallard for her work in sports medicine (athletic trainer) and Dr. Nicholas H. Tuttle, the team physician.

South Pointe Spring Sports Awards

Varsity boys soccer: Bryan Arevalo (leadership); Aaron Groshans (Stallion); Landon Ard (offense, All-Region 4-AAAA); Jonathan Vastag (defense). JV boys soccer: Robert Campbell (defense); Joshy Reid (offense). Varsity girls soccer: Holly Davies (Stallion, All-Region 4-AAAA); Samantha Woodard (most improved); Morgan Schusterman (leadership, All-Region 4-AAAA); Nora Harris (MVP). Region 4-AAAA varsity girls Coach of the Year: Amy Trader.

Varsity baseball: Ian Hinson (hustle); Miles Broome (most improved); Brad Zebedis (MVP, All-Region 4-AAAA). JV baseball: Cal Leslie (most improved); Will Robbins (MVP). Varsity softball: Emily Searcy (offense); Ashley Bryson (defense); Lindsay Bradley (hustle); Caroline Skaggs (coach's); Monia Mayer (most improved). JV softball: Na'Kia Patton

Golf: Chris Finke (most improved); Miles Curley (MVP); Curley, Alex Evans, Finke (All-Region 4-AAAA). Tennis: Highest GPA Ian Sanford (GPA, All-Region 4-AAAA); Conner McCoy (Stallion); Preston Darby, Lukas Farris, Jonathan Hoover, Cody Deyton (coach's). Girls track: Kirby Cranford (MVP); Kelsey Davis (most improved); Ciera Hunt (Stallion); Kirby Cranford, Tiffany Allen (All-Region 4-AAAA).

Boys track: Marquis Cunningham (track); Brett Squibbs (field, All-Region 4-AAAA); Garrick Mackey (Stallion); Jordan Fowler (most improved); Jarvis White (newcomer); Rasheem Hall (coach's). Services awards: Lexi Mallard (Outstanding Service for Sports Medicine); Dr. Nicholas H. Tuttle (Outstanding Service for Team Physician).

CYCLONES HONORS: Chester held its Spring Sports Ceremony last week to present awards and the introduce its student-athletes.

Special awards went to Jasmin Sanders for the Alice Ann McClurkin Female Athlete of the Year and A.J. Canty was presented the Dr. Sam Stone Male Athlete of the Year.

Chester High School Awards

Girls track: Shakita Davis (MVP); Paige Mathias (most improved); Raven Feaster (coach's); Tyisha Spring, Kaila White Golden spike). Boys track: Everett Griffin (MVP); Bobby Kelly, Brandon Green (coach's). Girls soccer: Sierra Boyette (MVP); LaShera Chisholm (most improved); Jennifer Baker (leadership); Cheryl McKenzie (coach's); Porcelain Goldsborough (JV award). Boys soccer: Marshall Whitesides (MVP); Joey Ford (offense); Jonathan Anthony (defense); Earl Hinton (JV award). Softball: Kurstin Cope (MVP); Taylor Hunt (most improved); Shaquaisha Woods (Big Bat); Krista Etters (Right Now); Chasity Cunningham (defense); Morgan Cope (JV award). Baseball: Austin Kerr (MVP); Justin Widener (most improved); Cody Clack (defense); Ryan Jordan (JV award).

Special awards: Alice Ann McClurkin Female Athlete of the Year: Jasmine Sanders. Dr. Sam Stone Male Athlete of the Year: R.J. Canty. All-Region 4-AAA: Girls track: Raven Feaster, Shakita Davis, Kaila White, Paige Mathias. Girls soccer: Cheryl McKenzie. Boys soccer: Marshall Whitesides. Softball: Shaquaisha Woods, Kurstin Cope. Baseball: Austin Kerr. All-State: Shakita Davis, Raven Feaster, Kaila White, Paige Mathias. Region Coach of the Year: Andrew Dean (girls track). Academic awards: Girls Soccer won the GPA teamcompetition with a cumulative GPA of 3.06. SCHSL Scholar Athletes: Correll Kennedy; Jacob Wood; Shaquaisha Woods; Jasmine Sanders; Evan Terry; Daniel Wallace; Niaya McCleave; Cheryl McKenzie

FALCONS HONORS: Nation Ford recently held its Softball Awards Night and honored it Region 3-AAAA varsity championship team that posted a 23-7 record.

Also honored was the JV softball team, 15-1 and champion of the White Knoll JV tournament for the third year in a row.

Awards

Varsity softball: Bradlee Holeman (MVP); Abby Barnett (defense); Brittany Prather (most improved); Jessica Bonham (offense); Makenzie Barbor (coach's), Lauren Kidd (most improved). All-Region3-AAAA: Jessica Bonham, Kim Ryder, Brittany Baker, Abby Barnett and Bradlee Holeman. Region 3AAAA coaching staff of the year: Michael Kidd, Blue Baker and Mark Barfield. Class AAAA All-State: Bradlee Holeman. North-South All Star: Jessica Bonham. JV softball: Haley Hammond (MVP), Ashley Trull (offense); Mandy Mitchell (coach's).

FORT MILL CAMP: Fort Mill will host the Yellow Jacket Basketball Academy on June 7-10 from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp will feature members of the Yellow Jacket coaching staff and players. The cost is $60 and camp is open to ages 5-13.

To register visit the Tega Cay Rec website at tegacayrec.com and click on Summer Camps. For more information, contact coach Bailey Jackson at 803-547-4672 or via email jacksonfb@fort-mill.k12.sc.us. Registrations will be taken the first day of camp from 8:30 to 9 a.m.

NORTHWESTERN CAMPS: Northwestern has several youth sports camps planned for the summer and is taking registrations.

For the football camp, please make checks payable to Air Raid Football Camp. The check and registration form can be mailed to: Northwestern, 2503 W. Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. 29732, Attn: Athletics.

Baseball Camp June 7-10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Northwestern coach Mitch Walters and staff will teach fundamentals, drills and fitness. Each camper should bring: Glove, hat and cleats. Camp takes place at the Northwestern baseball field behind the main campus. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt on the last day of camp. Cost is $75.

Basketball Camp (for boys and girls) on July 12 -15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Instructors include Northwestern boys coach Michael Gossett and several Northwestern Trojan players. Instruction in: fundamental ballhandling, form shooting, techniques in passing offensive and defensive sets. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt on the last day of camp. Cost is $75.

Trojan Softball Camp June 14-17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $75. Northwestern coach Bryan Smith, his assistant coaches and players will teach fundamentals and field technique.

Volleyball Camp June 7-10 in the "F'' Gym from 9 a.m. to noon. Volleyball coach Cesar Robles and staff will instruct campers on the fundamentals of serving, play and sportsmanship. Cost is $75.

Junior Trojan Cheer Camp June 14-16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Northwestern's "F'' Gym. Students learn the fundamentals of cheerleading motions, jumps, dance and tumbling skills. Early registration (before June 1) $60 per participant. After June 1, $70 per participant.

Basketball Skills Camp instructed by coach Mike Gossett for students who are rising 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades in basketball skills and ballhandling. Camp dates are July 12-15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $75.

Air Raid Football Camp at Northwestern on June 14-17, 9 a.m. to noon. Register online www.goairraid.com or at NHS athletic office phone. Contact 327-3161 or 981-1989. Make checks payable to Air Raid Football Camp. Cost $65 pre-register, $90 walk-up.

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