Eric Rollings, the girls basketball coach at Rock Hill High School, and his team will host the Y.C. Winborn Holiday Classic on Wednesday and Thursday.
The tournament is for girls only and includes Ridge View, South Pointe, Rock Hill and Great Falls.
Rollings is starting the tournament to commemorate the many positives Winborn did for the school and community. Winborn, a former Rock Hill coach and teacher, died in a house fire in February 2005.
"Because of some local sponsors, we will be able to give a small scholarship in his honor this year,'' Rollings said. "This is the least we can do to honor someone as great as coach Winborn was. We want to keep this thing going in his memory.
"I want to thank Southpaw Printing, Omni Fitness, Lear's Welding and Fabrication, B&R Body Shop, Comporium Communications and Signs Now for contributing to this worthy cause. Private donations are also being accepted and people can call 981-1344 if interested in giving so we can keep a worthy cause going.''
Games are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, starting with Ridge View vs. South Pointe and followed by Great Falls vs. Rock Hill. The consolation game is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by the championship at 7 p.m.
The cost is $5 each night. Tournament T-shirts will be on sale.
• MOODY TOURNEY: The ninth Moody Holiday Basketball Tournament will be held at Northwestern from Thursday-Saturday.
The tournament (boys only) will have four games each day, starting at 4 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Saturday's games will be held in conjunction with the annual Cheer For Children Christmas party, which provides toys for deserving kids. It lasts from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
This year's teams are Rock Hill, Lewisville, South Pointe, Olympic (N.C.), Chester, Westminster Catawba, Northwestern and Northwestern's JV team.
The cost is $7 at the door each day.
"We have a good field,'' Northwestern coach Mike Gossett said. "We tried to get as many local teams as we could so fans can come out and root for the team they pull for.''
• ALL-STATE: Eleven Herald-Area players were named the Class A Football Coaches All-State Team.
Leading the way was Great Falls, with Gaither Bumgardner picked on offense, Kyle Heffner at punter and Jeremy Simpson, Jerome Culp and Josh Lynn on defense. Isaiah Lynn and A.J. Squirewell were defensive honorable mention picks. Styles Brunson was honorable mention on offense.
Lewisville was represented by Antwan Robinson on offense and Dion Foster on defense.
Indian Land's Keyadd Miller was named to the defensive team.
• MAT ACTION: Eastside, the four-time Class AAA state champion, won the Beef O'Brady's wrestling tournament last week at Fort Mill.
The Eagles scored 244 points, Rock Hill was second with 201, Fort Mill third with 187.5 and South Pointe fourth at 160. Northwestern placed eighth with 75.
Local champions were: 103 -- Weston Beck (Rock Hill); 112 -- Jake Mitchell (South Pointe); 145 -- Colt Gilliam (South Pointe); 171 -- Mike Medema (Fort Mill); 185 -- Max Simons (Fort Mill); Hwt. -- Raymond Truesdale (South Pointe).
• OTHERS: York's girls get their holiday basketball season started today at the Girls Beach Ball Classic at Myrtle Beach.
Great Falls' boys and girls swing into action Wednesday at the Newberry Christmas Tournament.
On Thursday, Fort Mill's girls are in the Thoroughbred Classic in Aiken. The boys are in Hilton Head at the Hilton Oceanfront Seahawk Classic.
Nation Ford's girls and boys also get into the act in the Shootout By the Sea Tournament at North Myrtle Beach.
• SHRINE FOLLOW: The stats handed out after last week's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Football Game did not list the numbers for Lewisville's Foster.
Foster, a defensive end, had a tackle and an assist in South Carolina's 31-24 win over North Carolina.