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Sports briefs for July 23: CHS season tickets available

Clover High season tickets available

Clover High School Athletic Director Carroll Hester said he expects Blue Eagles football season-ticket sales to continue rising.

“The community is excited about Clover football,” Hester said of the team’s resurgence since the arrival of head coach Chad Smith.

“Due to the increase in demand, season-ticket holders have until Aug. 1 to renew or upgrade last year’s tickets,” said Hester. “After this date, we cannot guarantee the season-ticket holders will receive the same seats as last year.

For club memberships, he said, the order form must be received by Aug. 1 for season-ticket holder’s name to appear in the football program.

Season parking passes are available by club membership packages only.

The CHS football season ticket categories begin with the Eagle Club membership, which is $90, including one reserved parking pass and program listing. The Gray Eagle Club membership fee is $150. This includes four reserved season tickets, a reserved parking pass and program listing.

The Blue Eagle Club membership fee is a $210 package that includes six reserved season tickets, two reserved parking passes and a Blue Eagles football program listing.

All membership packages include admission to junior varsity and ninth-grade football games. Optional season tickets, $30, are for all varsity homes games.

Other packages include employee/staff reserved seat upgrades, one per employee, $10.

Senior citizen upgraded passes are $10 each. An upgrade requires a current Clover School District senior citizen’s pass. The applicant may include a copy of the senior citizen’s pass with the ticket form or present the pass to Mary Gattis at the Clover High School office.

To renew or upgrade via mail, make checks payable to Clover High School, Attn: Mary Gattis, 1625 Highway 55 East, Clover, SC 29710.

Details: 803-810-8200.

The Blue Eagles football team begins the season with two road games to allow the finishing touches to be applied to the playing surface at Clover Memorial Stadium, where natural grass gives way to artificial turf for the 2014 season.

This season’s first home game will be Sept. 5 against Westwood. On Sept. 12, White Knoll visits Memorial Stadium.

The Blue Eagles open Region 3-AAAA play Oct. 3, hosting Fort Mill.

The next home game, Oct. 24, will be against Gaffney, with the final regular-season home game slated for Oct. 31 against the Nation Ford Falcons.

All games start at 7:30 p.m.

YCHS Athletic Booster Club seeks support

The York Comprehensive High School Athletic Booster Club is preparing for the 2014-15 school year by seeking new memberships.

“The athletic booster club supports the total athletic department, every sport,” said Athletic Director Steve Boyd. “They could use more volunteer help from the parents of kids playing any sport at YCHS.”

Boyd said proceeds from Friday night home football games benefit the athletic department.

The 2014-2015 athletic booster club memberships are being accepted, said booster club President Keith McNeely.

For membership information, visit the YCHS athletics website, http://yorkathletics.org. Click on the athletic booster club membership form, print the application and return to the address provided, with the membership fee.

Other athletic booster club officers are Susan Jordan, secretary; Jen Victor-Glenda Helton, treasurer; Karen Harper, first vice president; Spike Myers, second vice president, David Lancaster, concession stand chairman; Gwen Zara, membership chairwoman; and a vice president to be announced.

York Touchdown Club prepares for season

With a new football season ready to unfold next month, the York Touchdown Club is accepting members.

“The objective of the York Touchdown Club is to support, raise funds, promote and encourage the players and football coaches of YCHS,” said club President Tim Hartsoe.

The club’s membership fee is $100 annually. For details, download a membership form at http:// yorktouchdownclub.com.

The club’s 2014 board of directors include Hartsoe, Steve Mellon, Mary Elyn Carroll, Cathie Austin, Michael Cooney, Mike Peterson, Lee Broom, Sherry Carroll, Robert Winkler and Shane Benfield.

Clover youth athletics registration underway

Registration for Clover Recreation youth fall baseball, softball and soccer will continue through July 31.

Registration is 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday at the Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration online is available at www.cloversc.org.

Registration will be for boys and girls ages 3 to 15. The cost is $50 per child, or $40 for children age 6 and younger.

Registration for winter basketball will be Sept. 29-Oct. 31.

Details: 803-222-9493 or email djohnson@cloversc.org for soccer, or akaser@cloversc.org for baseball and softball.

Flag football, cheerleader signup

The York Parks and Recreation Department is accepting early registration for youth football, flag football and cheerleading.

The early registration ends July 25. The cost is $30 for youth football and cheerleading and $25 for flag football.

Youth football and cheerleading are for ages 7-12 and flag football is for ages 5-7. The age cutoff date is Aug. 1.

Regular registration will be July 28 to Aug. 22.

The cost is $35 for youth football and cheerleading and $30 for flag football. Late registration will be Aug. 22 and 25 with an additional $10 late fee.

Registration is 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.

Youth football is divided into two age groups: ages 7-9 and ages 10-12.

A child’s league age is determined by the child’s age as of July 31.

League age 10-year-olds are required to play with the 10- to 12-year-old group regardless of their weight.

League age 7-year-olds have the option of playing flag football or youth football without weight restrictions.

Cheerleaders will be placed on squads based on the number of youth football teams. They may cheer for a football team that is in a different age group than the cheerleader.

For more information, call 803-684-3742 or email www.yrd29745@yahoo.com.