Clemson followers get an opportunity to talk Tiger sports Wednesday when the annual York County Clemson Club Spring Meeting is held at the Rock Hill Country Club.
Football coach Tommy Bowden will be one of the featured speakers. Tigers golf coach Larry Penley will join Bowden at the gathering, which will have a cash bar from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Cost for the event is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years of age and under. Casual attire is recommended.
Tigers backers can get reservations and tickets by contacting David Angel, 327-6112; Lisa Hendrix, 909-2343; Steve McCrorey, 684-6754; Keith Robbins, 323-2699; Matt Watson, 324-5300; Hank Owen, 222-4783; Cole Thomas, 548-8020; or Kevin White, 803-3265.
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• CLEMSON: Former Tiger Brian Mance is a member of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.
A 5-foot 11, 185-pound defensive back, Mance is 11th in the AFL's defensive statistics with 13 tackles.
Mance, who played ar Clemson from 1999 through 2002, also played in the now-defunct NFL Europe.
• PRESBYTERIAN: Two former Rock Hill-area athletes are listed on the Blue Hose's baseball roster.
Preston Simpson is an infielder-outfielder from Lancaster. Simpson, a junior, has appeared in four games and is hitless in five plate appearances.
Former Indian Land standout Travis McConnell is a freshman pitcher-outfielder for the Blue Hose. McConnell has yet to see action and is battling back from an injury suffered during fall practice.
• WESTERN CAROLINA: Sophomore forward Kristen Feemster, who played at Clover, has helped the Lady Catamounts to a 25-8 basketball season.
The 6-foot Feemster averaged 4.2 points and 3.9 rebounds a game as coach Kellie Harper's team made it to the championship game of the Southern Conference Tournament. The second-seeded Lady Catamounts lost to top-seeded Chattanooga, 71-59.
The Lady Catamounts find out Monday if they've made the NCAA tournament field. If not, they're a good bet to be selected for the Women's NIT.
• WINGATE: The Bulldogs' season isn't over just yet . They earned an at-large spot in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional Basketball Tournament this weekend.
The No. 3-seeded Bulldogs (23-6), led by former Northwestern standout Sean Barnette, face No. 6-seeded Catawba (19-11) on Saturday in Augusta, Ga. Catawba won the South Atlantic Conference's automatic bid by winning the SAC tournament. Wingate and Lenoir-Rhyne earned at-large bids.
The 6-4 Barnette, a senior, led the SAC in scoring (21.0 ppg) and rebounding (9.8 rpg) and was named the league's player of the year for the second straight season.
• WINTHROP: Former Eagles right-handed pitcher Kevin Slowey is making a bid to become a part of the Minnesota Twins starting rotation.
After a slow spring training start, Slowey had his best outing on Monday, pitching three scoreless innings in the Twins' 4-2 victory over Florida. Slowey scattered six hits, didn't issue a walk and struck out three batters.
The performance was a confidence booster for Slowey and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. For the spring, Slowey is 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA in three games. He's pitched 6 2-3 innings, walked four batters, struck out eight and allowed 15 hits.
In his first outings this spring, Slowey yielded six earned runs on nine hits in 3 2-3 innings.