Enquirer Herald

Sports in brief - October 30, 2008

CHS volleyball team finishes strong

CLOVER -- After a 0-4 start in Region 3-AAAA play, the Clover High School volleyball team reeled off six wins in row to finish the season playoff-bound.

"I am proud of our girls for finishing strong after a slow start," commented head coach Shea Hall. "We've earned the respect of other teams as the hottest team in the region."

Hall said the return of Casey Killian and a lot of seniors on the roster contributed to the team's turnaround.

"With players stepping up and playing together, our girls were able to build momentum during the winning streak," Hall said.

The Lady Blue Eagles defeated Gaffney 3-1 last week, winning the first two games 26-24 and 25-23.

After losing 25-7, the CHS girls clinched the match with a 25-21 win.

Jaclin Poole was a dominant presence for Clover with nine kills.

The Lady Blue Eagles traveled to Blackwood Tuesday for first-round playoff action.

York competes in state golf championship

YORK -- The York Comprehensive High School girls golf team placed 13th in Class AAAA state golf championship play, held last week at Lexington Country Club.

York's Cyndi Smith placed No. 38 in the state, shooting 88-95 for a 183 total.

Other individual scores for York: Katie Childers, 101-98, 199; Kristen Moose, 103-108, 211; Katie Childress, 114-102, 216.

With the Lady Cougars finishing at No 13, Fort Mill posted the highest area team finish at No. 8. Lancaster closed out play at No. 15 and Nation Ford No. 17.

Host Lexington wrapped up its fifth straight state championship in the 4A ranks.

York Junior High defeats Rawlinson Road

YORK -- The York Junior High eighth-grade team defeated Rawlinson Road 34-0 last week.

Shamal Sanders scored the first touchdown on a four-yard run and quarterback Spencer Carroll passed to Jiquese Brown for the two-point conversion.

Ty Currence scored two second-quarter touchdowns, including a 45-yard run and 55-yard interception return.

In the third quarter, Rainey Moore blocked a Raider punt and L. J. Walton returned the ball to the 20, setting up a 1-yard TD run by Lee Wright three plays later.

Mark Beck recovered a Raider fumble for the final touchdown.

The defense was led by Devonte McCombs, Garry Moore, Frederick Smith, Beau Nunn and Tyrice Hayes. In addition, Shamal Sanders had an interception, and Ty Currence a fumble recovery.

The Cougar offense was led By the line play, including Toby Rector, Ryan Putnam, Ben Jones, Qadry Cobb, John Slaughter, Hunter Nunn, Devin Starnes, and P.J. Heath.

Basketball registration

YORK -- York Parks and Recreation Department will be taking registration for youth basketball ages 5-13 through Nov. 12. The cost is $20 per participant. Players must be 5 before Jan. 1 and cannot be 14 before Jan. 1. For more information, call 684-3742 or visit www.yorkcitysc.com.

Basketball tryouts

YORK -- York School District One girls basketball tryouts will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 5 at Harold C. Johnson Middle School (for seventh graders) and York Junior High (for eighth graders). Varsity girls will tryout from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 3 to 6 at York Comprehensive High.

Girls must have a current physical and parental permission and be in good academic standing to tryout for any of the teams. Prospects may pick up a physical form from the front office of your school.

Punt, Pass & Kick winners announced

YORK -- The York Parks and Recreation Department has announced the winners of the Punt, Pass & Kick contest.

They include:

Ages 8-9: first place, Tyrese Burris; second, Dolton Small; third, Chase Sutphin.

Ages 10-11: first, Ebasion Moore; second, Austin Edington; third, Brandon Garvin.

Ages 12-13: first, Adam Abdussalam; second, Shemar Wade, third, Luc Greene.

The event is sponsored by the York Area Optimist Club.