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Sports briefs: Clover cross-country runners head to state

Clover High School cross-country runners Will White, from left, Jesse DeFalco and Ben Clark are heading to state on Saturday.
Clover High School cross-country runners Will White, from left, Jesse DeFalco and Ben Clark are heading to state on Saturday. Clover High School

Clover cross-country runners head to state

Clover High School cross-country runners Jesse DeFalco, Will White and Ben Clark qualified recently for the Nov. 7 S.C. High School League state championship.

More than 130 boys and 120 girls ran in the qualifying event at a hilly course at Dorman High School. Qualifying runners had to finish in the top 20.

The three Clover runners were scheduled to represent the Blue Eagles at Sandhills Research Center in Columbia, where they may qualify for a title of All State and compete to be the state champion runner.

In the girls’ race, DeFalco started in the top 15, and maintained her position to finish the girls’ race in 14th place, with a time of 19:53, a new personal record.

In the boys’ race, Clark was in the top 10 and finished sixth at 16:14. White ran in with the top 25 during the race and passed five runners at the end to come in 20th place, at 16:48, also beating his previous record.

Other Clover runners who had a strong performance at Dorman where Hannah Parker, Ann Marie White, Trinity Moore, Riley Moss and Jewel McBee for the girls and Yusei Kikuta, Colton Ennis, Leland Capps, Verzal Morton, and Luke Darling for the boys.

The Clover cross-country team started practice in the summer, running at 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The team is always looking for dedicated young runners with energy and commitment. Go to myblueeagles and look under athletics and cross-country for more information.

Carolina Revolution tryouts Nov. 21

Carolina Revolution will hold open baseball tryouts Nov. 21 for spring season.

All players will be considered with a decision onsite after tryouts. If selected for the team, the deposit must be paid immediately to secure a spot in several events in the spring. Bring a general game schedule (season start/finish dates) for middle school baseball players.

Conditioning program runs December-January with indoor practice starting in February.

Carolina Revolution will travel to ESPN World Wide of sports next summer to compete against teams from around the country and world.

Text 803-616-1714 or email wesley.d.edwards@gmail.com for more information.

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