Nominations being accepted for Hall of Fame

Nominations are being accepted for the York County Sports Hall of Fame, which will induct its 12th class the second Tuesday in May of 2009.

According to Dennis Partlow, chairman of the steering committee, all nomination forms that have been received are being returned to those submitting the nominations.

"We've sent them back," Partlow said, "in order to give people a chance to update them. That will give their nominees a better chance during the selection process."

Partlow said 75 nomination forms had been returned some of which were received in 1997.

Nomination forms must be returned by September 1, and Partlow expects the 2009 inductees to be named in early January.

"That way," Partlow said, "we'll be three months ahead of the game in planning a quality event for May."

Applications can be picked up at Rock Hill-York County Convention and Visitors Bureau in the Baxter Hood Center on Anderson Road or at Slo'Smokin' BBQ.

For more information, contact Partlow at (803) 322-7202.

• LOCAL FOOTBALL -- The Carolina Scorpions football team won its first game this past Saturday, beating the Carolina Blue Jays 20-9 at Chester Fairgrounds Stadium.

Jamael Long threw TD passes of 47 yards to Curtis Shelly and 33 yards to Rick Ricks and Hose White ran for 98 yards and a TD.

Cameron Wood, Chris Jackson (interception), Brandon Silvers (10 tackles) and Derrick Crawford (5 tackles, sack) topped a defensive effort that held the Blue Jays to under 50 total yards.

The Scorpions compete in the Southeastern American Football League.

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL -- Clemson coach Oliver Purnell finally brought Josh Postorino on as his assistant.

Purnell's former player and assistant coach at Dayton, Postorino was hired to stay with his boss after the move to the Tigers in 2003. However, Postorino left to join Marshall and its coach, Ron Jirsa.

Postorino returned to Clemson last June as Purnell's director of basketball operations. He was promoted after assistant Shaka Smart, who'd been at Clemson the past two seasons, was hired at Florida by coach Billy Donovan.

• PRO FOOTBALL -- Free agent linebacker Rosevelt Colvin signed with the Houston Texans, giving the team another pass rusher to pair with 2006 No. 1 draft pick Mario Williams.

Colvin spent five years with the Patriots and was a member of two Super Bowl winning teams, but was released by New England in February. He missed the last five regular season games and the playoffs with a foot injury.

Williams' 14 sacks last season tied for third in the NFL, but the Texans didn't get much pressure on the quarterback outside his work.

• GOLF -- Greg Norman isn't playing as much golf as he used to these days, but he showed he can still make a big shot during the first day of the World Skins Game.

Norman rolled in an 18-foot eagle putt on the par-5 eighth hole to win $97,800, taking the first-day lead.

Fred Couples, making his ninth appearance in the Canadian event, lived up to his reputation as "King of the Skins" with a 60-foot putt worth two skins on the second hole.