York JV boys’ soccer nudges Lancaster
YORK The York Comprehensive High School JV boys’ soccer team defeated Lancaster 2-0. Christian Ariza scored both goals and Sean Walsh added an assist.
The Cougars kept the clean sheet with another strong defensive performance led by Carson Wynn, Juan Angeles, James Good, Justin Carden and Anthony Ivey.
Also, the JV team came from behind twice to defeat South Pointe 3-2.
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Walsh took an amazing through ball from Ariza and scored the game winning goal in the last minute of the game.
Eric Martinez sent a perfect corner kick, which found Mason Lane’s head to even the score at 2-2 in the second half. A heady quick throw-in by Myles Prosser sent Zack Beardsley on a breakaway to score and tie the game at 1-1 in the first half.
The Cougars tightened up the defense in the second half. Angeles, Wynn, Good and Ivey led the defensive effort that held the Stallions scoreless in the second half. The win improved the Cougars’ record to 6-1 (3-1).
Lady Cougar softball defeats South Pointe
YORK After losing to Fort Mill and Lancaster, the Lady Cougars won 5-3 against region foe South Pointe.
In the Fort Mill loss, the hitters were Brooke Andrews, Rachel Petty and Marissa Jackson.
Jackson also had a strong mound performance in relief of Taylor Wilkerson.
“Unfortunately, out bats really went cold and we were never able to pull close after going down 6-0 in the first inning,” said coach Susan Lee Ballard.
The leading hitters in the win against South Pointe were Andrews and Mattie Ballard, each 2-for-4 at the plate. Wilkerson picked up the win.
YCHS baseball splits games with South Pointe, Lancaster
YORK The York Comprehensive High School baseball team lost Friday at South Pointe in the bottom of the seventh. The final score was 4-2.
Leading hitters were Joe Gill, Adam Hoffman and John Moorefield. Ryan Gilbert pitched seven strong innings.
The team bounced back Saturday with a region win against Lancaster. Key hits and aggressive base running led the Cougars to seven runs. John Moorefield, Ryan Ennis and Will Prince shared the pitching duties to pick up the win.
CHS JV baseball team thumps Bearcats
CLOVER The Clover High School JV baseball team defeated Rock Hill 11-4 Friday night.
The Blue Eagles jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the second inning and added five runs in the fifth to put the game out of reach.
The leading hitters included Cody Payne, who was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored.
Justin Adams had two hits and a solo home run. He also pitched five innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out six. Jackson McDowell finished the game with two innings pitched, allowing no earned runs.
Clover JV girls win Boiling Springs tourney
CLOVER The Clover High School JV softball team won the Boiling Springs Bojangles’ Jayvee Invitational Tournament March 21-22.
Kailey Carpenter, Erin Marr and Micah Sherwood were named to the all-tournament team. Melia Venzia was named tournament MVP.
Clover soccer teams defeat Trojans
CLOVER The Clover High School varsity boys’ soccer team defeated Northwestern 2-1 after leading 2-0 until the last minute.
Seniors Nathan Vogt and Pierce Sutton scored the goals.
The Blue Eagle JV team had a minute left on the clock in the second period of overtime to defeat the Trojans 1-0. Sophomore Jamie Manning’s winning goal sent the team into a frenzy.
Blue Eagle baseball team shuts out Lancaster
CLOVER The Clover High School baseball team shut out Lancaster 12-0 in a Region 3-AAAA encounter, with Jimmy Marcellis hurling a complete two-hit shutout win for the Blue Eagles.
The next game for the CHS baseball team will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nation Ford.
York JV baseball defeats South Pointe, Lancaster
YORK The York JV baseball team won a pair of games against South Pointe and Lancaster this past weekend.
The Cougars defeated South Pointe 10-1 Friday night. Caleb Clayton pitched a complete game two-hitter while only allowing one run and striking out seven South Pointe hitters.
Cody Van Camp, Clayton and Austin Edington led the Cougars with two hits each. Van Camp also added four RBIs. Also getting hits for the team were Shandon Cobb, Steven White, CJ Grant, Jacob Rabon, Danny Warren and Peyton Stephenson.
Saturday morning, the Cougars defeated Lancaster 10-7. Trenton Alexander picked up the win, pitching six innings and striking out seven batters. Nick Gibby closed the game out, pitching a scoreless seventh inning.
Leading the team at the plate was Cobb, going a perfect 3-3. Cobb also scored four runs and stole five bases. Edington added three hits and picked up four RBIs. Also picking up hits for the Cougars were Clayton, Warren, Will McSwain and Alexander.
Blue Eagle tennis success continues
CLOVER The high flying Blue Eagle boys’ varsity tennis team defeated Rock Hill 5-1.
No. 1 Justin White, No. 2 Patrick Smith, No. 4 Garrett Smith and No. 5 Cameron Scobie in singles all won in straight sets.
Sean Elder and Holden McGill at No. 2 doubles also scored a straight set victory to finish off the Bearcats. Rob Long battled in an epic match at No. 3 singles that lasted more than two hours before losing in three sets for his first loss of the season.
YCHS tennis loses to Lancaster, batters South Pointe
YORK The YCHS boys’ tennis team lost a hard-fought 5-1 match against Lancaster.
No. 1 singles Patrick Newberry lost by (4-6) (4-6), with No. 2 singles Terry Doan at (4-6) (1-6) and No. 3 singles Daniel Patterson at (2-6) (1-6).
No. 4 singles Matthew Goforth showcased his steady play by coming out on top (7-6) (7-5 TB) (6-2) and No. 4 singles Cameron Good was (4-6) (2-6). No. 2 doubles Ian Elliott and Sammie McClurkin were (2-6) (6-7) (5-7 TB).
The next day, the Cougars defeated South Pointe.
Newberry cruised past his opponent by the score of (6-0) (6-1). Doan muscled his way to a victory by the score of (6-4) (6-4). Patterson, Goforth and Good all dominated their matches with solid (6-0) (6-0) victories. No. 2 doubles Elliott and McClurkin won an eight game pro-set (8-1).
York JV girls’ soccer defeats Lancaster
YORK In cold and sloppy conditions, the YCHS girls’ soccer team prevailed 2-1 against Lancaster.
Tiarra “Monk” Fryer scored for the Cougars in the first half on a short kick from in front of the net, which followed a concerted team effort to scale the Bruins’ net.
Lancaster tied the score late in the second half which led to determining the game by penalty kicks. York dominated with goals by Natalie Ashe, Kaitlin Pruitt and co-captain, Taylor Reis, with rookie keeper Jade “Gem” Hayes stopping three consecutive Bruin shots.
CHS baseball hosting fish, chicken fry
CLOVER The Clover High School baseball team is hosting a fish and chicken fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in the CHS gym lobby.
All fish or chicken strip plates include fixings and a beverage. Plates are provided by Courtney’s BBQ and the cost is $8.
York extends sign up for Dixie boys baseball
YORK The York Parks and Recreation Department has extended registration to 5 p.m. Friday, March 28 for Dixie boys baseball for ages 13 and 14.
Participants must be 13 years old before May 1 and cannot turn 15 before May 1. Birth certificate is required at registration for all participants.
The registration fee is $45 per participant. Registration times are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.