High School Sports

Rogers, Robbins headline All-Region 3-AAAA team

The All-Region 3-AAAA basketball teams have been released and include three players of the year.

The boys pick is Fort Mill's Chalmers Rogers, who led the Yellow Jackets to a 23-2 record and a second straight region title.

There was a tie for the girls award, with York's Nardia Robbins and Lancaster's Miteka Trueheart sharing the honor.

Bailey Jackson was named boys coach of the year. Brett Childers, who led South Pointe to a 26-3 record and the Upper State championship game, got the honor as the girls coach.

Newcomers of the year were South Pointe's Ashawna Bost for the girls, with Northwestern's Labris Adams and Nation Ford's T.J. Everette tying for the boys award.

• ALL-STARS: The Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic left Rock Hill after seven years last year and has been split into two events.

The two North-South Games will be played at North Myrtle Beach High School on March 15. The North Carolina vs. South Carolina games were moved to April 5 at Bobcats Arena.

The S.C. Basketball Coaches Association released the roster for the game on Tuesday and several Herald-area representatives were included.

York's Robbins, Northwestern's Gabrielle Bennett and Great Falls' Shardae Lynn are on the North-South Game's North squad. Indian Land's Tamara Jacobus is an assistant coach.

Rogers will play for South Carolina in Charlotte. Trueheart was selected for the South Carolina girls team.

• NEW COACH: Former Northwestern track and cross country runner Jessica Watson has joined the coaching ranks.

Watson, the daughter of Ken and Diana Watson, is a girls assistant track coach at Carolina Forest. She is mainly working with general strength and conditioning but helps with the high jump.

She attended Coastal Carolina on an athletic scholarship and is teaching art at Carolina Forest Elementary School.

• WRESTLING: Rock Hill wrestling coach Cain Beard and his assistants are seeking age 5 and up members for the Rock Hill Wrestling Club.

Sign-ups are at 5 p.m. on March 25 at Rock Hill High's old gym. The cost is $30 for a USA Wrestling Membership Card (not needed at sign-ups). Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 25 as follows at Rock Hill High: High school age -- 4-5 p.m.; Middle school age -- 5-6 p.m.; Elementary school age -- 6-7 p.m. Practice times and days are subject to change.

• TOURNAMENT: The Rock Hill Wrestling Club with host a freestyle tournament beginning at 9:30 a.m. on April 26 at RHHS.

The format is freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle. The entry fee -- for all ages -- is $10 for one style and $5 for each additional style.

On-site weigh-ins are from 7:30-8:30 a.m. A valid USA Wrestling membership card is required. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded. Pre-registration is encouraged but on-site registration will be available.

To register or for more information contact one of the following RH Wrestling Club coaches -- Beard, (704) 860-5632, cainwrestle@aol.com or tbeard@rock-hill.k12.sc.us; Ryan Whitmore, (980) 721-7679, rwhitmor@rock-hill.k12.sc.us or Justin Williams (803) 517-6821, jmwillia@rock-hill.k12.sc.us.

• SUMMER HOOPS: York girls basketball coach Paula Blackwell has released information for the third York Girls Basketball Summer Shootouts.

June 24-25: Varsity and JV teams are invited to attend. Air-conditioned gyms are walking distance from each other; three-four games per day; certified officials; cost is $200 per team per day or $375 for both days and includes a free T-shirt.

July 8-9: Varsity girls teams only (NCAA-sanctioned). NCAA rules state that teams can only play three games per day or a total of five games in a two-day span. The cost is $150 per day or $250 for both days.

Hotel accommodations are available for each event at yorkcougars.net; click on "Special Events" on left hand side

Contact Blackwell at pblackwell@york.k12.sc.us or (803) 684-2336.

• SWIMMING: The NCISSA 1A/2A swimming championship were held last week in Cary, N.C., and Westminster Catawba's boys, in their first season, finished fourth. A total of 28 schools and 378 swimmers participated in the meet, which culminated the winter swimming season. WCCS qualified all 12 members. The girls team was 16th.

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