York plans youth football combine
The York Little Cougars and York Parks and Recreation Department will host the York Youth Football Combine from 6 to 8 p.m. May 11-14 at the York Middle School.
The event is for ages 5 to 12. The combine will be conducted by York Little Cougars football coaches and York Comprehensive High School players. It will include running, blocking, passing, catching and other drills.
The registration cost is $20 per child and includes a T-shirt. Registration will be at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.
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Registration will also be accepted at the gate on May 11.
Registration information for both football leagues will be available at the combine. For more information, call the York recreation department at 803-684-3742.
Lady Cougar track team ends season
The 2015 track season ended with the region meet at York Comprehensive High School.
“While the Lady Cougars didn’t have the season we expected due to injuries, we ended the season with three wins and three losses,” said head coach David Griffin.
He said the high point of the region meet was Leah Fuda in the pole vault, Kinleigh Wilkerson in the shot put and discus, Alasia Smith in 100-meter hurdles, and the 4-by-100-meter relay team of Jenna Dasilva, Smith, Neesha Brown and Amiyah Starns moving on to the AAAA state qualifier meet on Saturday, May 9.
Clover’s Ben Clark No. 1 in the region
The Clover High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in the region meet at York, both finishing seventh.
The top five individuals in events or relay teams move on to the state qualifier at Spring Valley High School on Saturday May 9.
“We will have 15 total athletes attending and I would again like to congratulate Ben Clark on winning the 1600 meter and being number one in the region,” said head coach Jeremy Smith.
Clark said his goal is to make a run at a state title. “I’ve got to get to the state first,” he said. “If I can get there, there will be eight of us out there and other people I can run with.”
The following individuals and relay teams qualified for the state qualifier and will have a shot at the state championship meet:
▪ Girls: Joelle Keffe, discus; Jesse Defalco, 800m and 1600m; and the 4-by-800 relay team of Jordan Mackey, Cassie Caldwell, Alexis Allen and Savannah Tertreault.
▪ Boys: Ben Clark, 1600m; Tenchi Her, 400m; 4-by-100 relay team of Kendall Boyd, T.J. Freeman, Lakerri Adams and Julian Williams; and 4-by-400 relay team of Ben Eyckmans, Chase Hill, Tenchi Her and James Westerguard.
▪ Honorable mention, scored points: Vanna Sams, Jaxine Hendrickson, boys 4-by-800, Chase Hill, Brandon Demby.
Cougar track team makes mark at region meet
The York Comprehensive High School boys’ track team competed at the Region 3-AAAA track and field championships.
Ten boys qualified to compete in the state qualifying meet on May 9.
Five won all-region honors by placing first in their events. They allare: Ke’Trael Lytle, who won the triple jump and the long jump, and the 4-by-100 relay team of Jamar Griffin, Dee Pendergrass, Shaq Harris and Omari Mitchell.
Other qualifiers were: Ben Watkins, second in pole vault; James Good, fifth in discus; Ryan Ennis, fourth in shotput; Kyron Schrouder, fifth in high jump and second in triple jump; Kamian McClain, second in 110m hurdles; Jamar Griffin, second in 100m and fifth in the 200m; and Dee Pendergrass, fifth in the 100m.
“I won the 100m in the county meet at Northwestern and have won this event at least three times,” Griffin said. “I’m not trying to brag or nothing but it feels good. Running track helps my football participation a lot.”
York Middle School wins York County championship
The York Middle School Lady Cougar softball team won the York County Middle School Athletic Conference Championship, beating Clover 8-2.
The eighth grade class is back-to-back champions.
The girls won the Northwestern tourney, were undefeated in the regular season and were the No. 1 team in the York County Middle School Athletic Conference.
“Hard work and dedication always plays off,” said YMS athletic director Jerry Kemp.
Athletic physicals Thursday at York Middle School
Athletic physicals will be Thursday, May 7 in the York Middle School gym and the cost is $10. The physicals will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m., said athletic director Jerry Kemp.
The physicals are for rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders.
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. For information, call 803-684-3742.