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Sports briefs: York, Clover spring roundup

YCHS JV softball team ends successful season

The York Comprehensive High School junior-varsity softball team held off the Gaffney Indians to win 8-7.

Ally Morales was the MVP on the mound.

Leading hitters were Carlee Shannon with a triple, Mallori Faris and Jessa Morgan with doubles and Emalee Smith, Jessie Comer, Mackenzie Bailey, Clarklyn George and Jessa Morgan with singles.

The team had a great win against Fort Mill, led by Morales and backed by the defense.

Bats were hot against Fort Mill. Emalee Smith had a double. Singles that night came from McKenna Bryant (2), Jessie Comer (2), Carlee Shannon (2), Jessa Morgan (2), Mackenzie Bailey and Madalyn Sanford (2).

The team ended the season with a loss to Clover.

“We had great defense the entire night,” said coach Daphne McNeely, “however, our bats never did get cranked up. We had two hits the entire night,” from Madalyn Sanford and Clarklyn George.

“Even though we ended our season with a loss, the Lady Cougar softball team had an awesome season,” said McNeely. “I am very proud of the young ladies.”

Cougar golfers battle Clover in narrow loss

The Cougars boys’ golf team completed its regular season with away matches at Clover and Nation Ford.

In a makeup match from the previous week’s rainout, York and Clover battled back and forth with the Blue Eagles, edging the Cougars 175-177 in the nine-hole match.

Leading York were seniors Chandler Sain (41) and Austin Hall (43). Also scoring were Chayce Blackwell (44), Damon Heath (49), Tucker Laney (49) and Landon Joye (51).

The Cougars hopped back on the bus for the Springfield Golf Course to compete with Nation Ford and Lancaster.

York (174) lost to Nation Ford and Lancaster, which both tied at 167 for the nine-hole match. York scorers were Austin Hall (41), Chayce Blackwell (43), Damon Heath (44), Tyler Ellis (46), Tucker Laney (49) and Landon Joye (51).

The Cougars finish the 2015 season at 3-11-2. Up next is the Region 3-AAAA 36-hole tournament April 30 at Nation Ford’s Springfield course.

Cougars track team 4th in Bob Jenkins event

The York Comprehensive High School boys’ track team finished fourth overall in the Bob Jenkins York County Track Meet at Northwestern High School.

Top performers were: Jamar Griffin, first, 100m; Ben Watkins, second, pole vault; Ke’Trael Lytle, second, long jump, third, triple jump; Kyron Schrouder, second, triple jump, third, long jump; Kamian McClain, third, 110 hurdles; and Ryan Ennis, sixth, shot put.

The Cougars’ 4-by-100 relay team of Jamar Griffin, Dee Pendergrass, Shaq Harris and Omari Mitchell finished third.

York will host the Region 3-AAAA Meet April 30 at 5 p.m.

Cougars tennis team battles Fort Mill

The YCHS boys’ tennis team hosted Fort Mill, with the Yellow Jackets winning 5-1.

“Jackson Montgomery played really well in a losing effort,” said head coach Rusty Graham. No. 1 singles Matthew Goforth cruised past his opponent 6-3, 6-1.”

Other scores: No. 2 singles, Jacob Southard, 1-6, 2-6; No. 3 singles, Juwan Barnett, 0-6, 1-6; No. 4 singles, Tyler Doan, 1-6, 1-6; No. 5 singles, Jackson Montgomery, 2-6, 2-6; No. 2 doubles, Clint Black and Ryan Gladden, 0-6, 3-6.

Clover track teams compete in York County Meet

The Clover High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in the Bob Jenkins York County Meet.

“Both teams placed seventh, with most of our athletes setting personal bests,” said head coach Jeremy Smith.

“We would like to congratulate Ben Clark on breaking the York County Meet record in the 1600m (one-mile), running in a blazing time of four minutes and 33 seconds,” said Smith.

“We hope to qualify many to the state qualifier Thursday at the region meet at York Comprehensive High School.”

The following athletes scored points and their places:

▪  Boys: Austin Malcolm, shot put, eighth; Ben Clark, 1600m, first, 3200m, second; Tenchi Her, 400m, fourth; Chase Hill, 400m, fifth; Brandon Demby, 800m, fifth; 4-by-800 relay team, sixth; 4-by-100 relay team, fifth; and 4-by-400 relay team, third.

▪  Girls: Joelle Keffer, discus, fifth, shot put, eighth; Jesse Defalco, 1600m, fourth, 800m, fourth; Vanna Sams, 400m, fifth; Jaxine Hendrickson, 400 hurdles, eighth; Savannah Tertreault, 800m, eighth; 4-by-800 relay team, sixth; and 4-by-400 relay team, fifth.

Lady Cougars track squad places fifth

The Lady Cougars track team finished fifth in the Bob Jenkins York County Track Meet.

Point contributors included Jenna Dasilva in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, Kinleigh Wilkerson in the shot put and discus, and first-time point earners with new personal bests Kyia Truesdale and Akia Woods in shot put.

Points also came from Natalee Graham, Michelle Long, Hannah Kirkland and Za’Davia Hayes in the 4-by-400-meter relay and Leah Fuda in the pole vault.

Paula Blackwell basketball camp scheduled

The Paula Blackwell Basketball Camp will be July 6-9 at the York Recreation Canter on White Rose Lane.

The camp is for boys and girls age 5 to 15 and the cost is $50 per participant.

Children can learn the game from Blackwell and former and current Cougars girls and boys basketball players as well as college players.

CHS boys’ tennis claims 2nd straight region title

An undefeated Blue Eagles varsity tennis team faced a tough Nation Ford squad for the third time Monday to see who would be crowned Region 3-AAAA champion.

And for the third time this season and the sixth time in two years against the Falcons, the Blue Eagles were victorious, securing their second straight region championship.

At No. 1 singles, Justin White pummeled his opponent 0-0. Thomas Summers played through a minor injury to defeat his opponent at No. 2 singles in straight sets.

Senior Patrick Smith, in his sixth year in the starting varsity lineup, won at No. 3 singles. Senior Rob Long, in his fifth year in the starting lineup, won at No. 4 singles in straight sets, and Garrett Smith, in his sixth year in the starting lineup, won at No. 5 singles in three sets.

Seniors Holden McGill and Sean Elder blasted their opponents 0-1 at No. 2 doubles, finishing the scoring to make it a 6-0 sweep.

Tuesday was Senior Night at the courts as the Blue Eagle netters faced longtime rival York at home.

In last week’s matches, the Blue Eagles dominated a Rock Hill team 6-0. Also last week, the CHS team defeated the Northwestern Trojans 6-1 in the region.