High School Sports

Clowney, Sylvia Circle Demons hosting second skills camp June 16-18

Jadeveon Clowney talks with neighborhood kids before the Sylvia Circle Demons retired his jersey during a June 2015 ceremony.
Jadeveon Clowney talks with neighborhood kids before the Sylvia Circle Demons retired his jersey during a June 2015 ceremony. Special to The Herald

The Sylvia Circle Demons will team with famous alum Jadeveon Clowney and the Upper Palmetto YMCA again to present a second annual Skills Camp in June.

The camp will run June 16-18 and each day will be hosted by a different city high school at the Sylvia Circle Practice Field.

The first two days will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. South Pointe and coach Strait Herron will open the camp on Thursday, followed by coach Bubba Pittman and the Rock Hill Bearcats on Friday. At the conclusion of Friday’s session, the Demons will retire former Rock Hill High standout Gerald Dixon’s youth football jersey.

Northwestern and coach David Pierce will host Saturday’s 7-on-7 tournament, which begins at 9 a.m., and will conclude with the retiring of former Ebenezer Raiders Gray-Y player, and NFL veteran Johnathan Joseph’s youth football jersey.

The camp is open to kids 5 to 14 years old and is free of charge.

Dupree Hart earns CAA baseball recognition

Former Northwestern two-sport standout Dupree Hart was named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s All-Rookie baseball team. Hart led the Cougars with a .428 on-base percentage, a .309 batting average and nine stolen bases, and produced a 12-game hit streak at one point earlier in the season. He’s started 44 of 49 games and has a pair of home runs and 32 RBIs for the Cougars, who began the CAA tournament Wednesday.

Other local college baseball players that made All-Conference include:

▪ Rock Hill’s Chase Watts, an outfielder at Erskine, was named to the Conference of the Carolinas’ second team. Watts hit .380 with 23 RBIs and was 13-for-13 on stolen base attempts.

▪ Former Fort Mill Yellow Jacket Brett Netzer, a sophomore infielder at Charlotte, made second team All-Conference USA. Netzer led the 49ers with a .387 batting average and placed in the conference’s top-five in doubles, average, on-base percentage, hits, slugging percentage and toughest to strike out.

Khali Clegg commits

York Prep Academy senior basketball player Khali Clegg announced on Twitter Tuesday that he’ll play college basketball at Pfeiffer. The 5-foot-10 guard also had an offer from Lees-McRae.

Indian Land summer camps

Indian Land High School athletics is hosting four camps this summer:

▪ Youth football camp runs from Tuesday, June 7 to Thursday June 9, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day. The camp costs $50 and campers receive a T-shirt and free admission to the 2016 Indian Land varsity football home opener versus Lancaster on Aug. 19. Register online at www.ILWarriors.com under the “Camps” tab, or email michael.mayer@lcsdmail.net for more information.

▪ Youth baseball camp begins Monday, June 27 and runs through Wednesday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp costs $50 and campers receive a T-shirt. Register at www.ILWarriors.com or contact baseball coach Joseph Robinson at joseph.robinson@lcsdmail.net for more info.

▪ Youth softball camp runs from Tuesday, May 31 to June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp costs $25. Register at www.ILWarriors.com or email nicole.ritter@lcsdmail.net for more information.

▪ Summer volleyball clinic runs from June 27 to 29, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The camp costs $75 and all participants that register before May 26 receive a camp T-shirt. Snacks and bottled water will be provided each day. Contact coach Tillie Kerna at coachtillie@gmail.com for more information.

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