York Comprehensive High School has received the South Carolina High School League's National Award of Excellence Certificate for Region 3-AAAA.
The certificate recognizes outstanding sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. It is given on behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the NFHS Citizenship Committee.
"It's a good honor for our total athletic program, our coaches and our athletes,'' York athletics Steve Boyd said. "We are very proud of it. I'm proud of the way our athletes portray themselves on the field, off the field and in the classroom.''
To determine a region sportsmanship team winner, each school submitted to the SCHSL a region opponent they feel represented outstanding sportsmanship during the school year.
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That information, along with the officials' reports of each school, was used to determine the winner for the year.
Gaffney, which will join Region 3-AAAA next year, was the winner in Region 2-AAAA.
• TRI-COUNTY: Lancaster hauled in three awards at Tuesday' Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting for its 35-24 victory over the Rock Hill Bearcats last Friday.
Brion Strothers was named defensive player of the week, Eric Patterson defensive lineman of the week and Anna Funderburk special teams player of the week.
• GOLF: Fort Mill's Tiffany Robbins eagled the first playoff hole and earned medalist honors at the Region 3-AAAA girls gold tournament Monday at York's Spring Lake Country Club.
When regulation play concluded, Robbins and York's Kayla Ramsey were tied for first at 76. Robbins ended it with her eagle on the par-5, No. 1 hole.
Fort Mill won with 340 points, York was second with 385 and Clover third with a 445. By placing in the top three, they advanced to the Class AAAA state championship tournament on Oct. 29-30 at Smithfield Country Club in Easley.
Northwestern was fourth with 450 points and Nation Ford fifth with 479.
Lancaster's Haley Heath qualified as an individual by placing fourth at 83.
The top seven scorers were named all-region for the 2007 season. Besides Robbins, Ramsey and Heath, the others were Fort Mill's Amanda Hall, third with a 78; Northwestern's Anna Jenkins, fifth with an 87, with Fort Mill's Sara Allen and York's Cyndi Smith finishing tied for six with 91s.
• TENNIS POLL: Clover moved into the South Carolina Tennis Coaches Association's Class AAAA poll this week.
The Lady Blue Eagles, 16-0, are No. 6.
• WRESTLING: South Pointe High School is hosting the UNC Wrestling Clinic on Oct. 27 in the school's main gym.
The clinic begins at 9 a.m., lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the final session beings at noon. It will be conducted by UNC coach C.D. Mock and several of his Tar Heels wrestlers.
UNC practice gear will be on sale during camp. The cost is $25 per wrestler.
Make checks payable to South Pointe High School Wrestling. For further information, contact South Pointe wrestling coach Eddie Cook at (803) 980-2154.