Clover swimmers earn state honors

October 11, 2013 


CHS swimmers earn state honors

Athletes from Clover High School brought home medals from state championships during the weekend of Oct. 5. They are:

• Junior swimmer Morgan Rulevich won two state championships at the South Carolina state high school swim meet in Columbia on Oct. 5. She won the 50-yard freestyle and set a state record in the breaststroke, with a time of 1:04.78. Morgan is the daughter of Tina and John Rulevich of Lake Wylie.

Rulevich was also dominant in the Region 3-AAAA Swim Meet the previous week at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center. She won the breaststroke with a 1:06.72 clocking and placed first in the 50 freestyle at 24.48.

Senior swimmer John Slavens also collected honors at the state swim meeting, where he took a second place in the breast stroke. John is the son of Dawn and Gary Slavens of York.


Clover runner earns medal at Charlotte event

Clover High School senior cross country runner Emily Sparrow picked up a medal at the prestigious Wendy’s Invitational in Charlotte, where she placed 21st.

Emily is the daughter of Ruth and Steven Sparrow of Clover.

CHS runners celebrate senior night, history

For the first time in more than eight years, Clover High School cross country varsity boys and girls defeated Northwestern High School in a dual meet on Oct. 1. The course ran behind the school, through the woods and around the football practice field.

Seniors were later recognized in front of family and friends for their dedication. Clover seniors Austin Highfill, on the boys’ team, and Emily Sparrow, on the girls’, both took first place in the meet.

Clover dominated the boys’ meet, with Johnathan Bruney finishing third, Alex Wilson finishing fourth and David Cole finishing seventh. Eli Allen and Cameron Marvin were 11th and 12th place, respectively.

Nathan Vogt, Harrison Priode, Ben Clark, Leland Capps, Austin Roller, Will Brown, Kristopher Gross, Clay Rollins, Jake Ficarlla, Brady Leatherwood, Harrison Brooks, Brody Greene, Chamond Brewington, Joel Ramirez, Brady Watson, Luke Barz, Brandon Parker, Robert Hicks, and Harrison Pratt completed the race with many runners having personal best time.

In the Clover girls’, Alex Peeler, Cassie Caldwell and Hannah Holcombe came in third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Ericka Pence finished seventh and Brittany Traw and JuHee Bhatt finished in 14th and 15th place, respectively.

Other Clover runners were Rachel Capps, Caitie Bowman , Jewel McBee, Valerie Glanker, Esmeralda Albarran, Ann Marie White, Emily Horton, Melisa Alpizar and Estefani Alpizar.

The team is coached by Bailey Jackson, Chris Greene and Nancy Hester.

Mummy Shuffle 5K Oct. 26 in Clover

Registration is underway for the second annual Mummy Shuffle 5K Fun Run-Walk Oct. 26.

The race will start at 8:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church parking lot, 117 S. Main St.

The event will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, an organization that provides free books to children from birth to age 5.

Registration fees cost $10 in advance. Participants will receive a race T-shirt. Day of race registration costs $15 and will begin at 8 a.m.

There will be a cash prize for first-place male and female winners of the race. There also will be prizes for best costumes.

Entry forms are available at the Clover YMCA, 107 S. Main St., and on the Clover Rotary Club’s Facebook page.

Zombie Crawl 5K Oct. 26

The Old Town Zombie Crawl 5K/Fun Run and Zombie Survival Party will be held Oct. 26 on Main Street.

The fun run begins at 3 p.m., with the 5K at 3:30 p.m.

Following the runs will be children’s activities, award ceremony and survivor party ending at 10 p.m.

Proceeds go to The Heart2Heart Foundation’s free community educational programs and materials, and provide heart health risk assessment screenings for at-risk women.

Early registration begins Oct. 18. Register online at


Club launches year-round league

Tega Cay Golf Club is launching a year-round IMPACT Junior Golf League focusing on family golf, open to junior golfers as young as age 5, and developmental golf for junior golfers elementary through senior high school.

The first session kicks off this fall, running through mid-November. Registration is under way.

Weekly league play runs Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons featuring varying formats and skill challenges.

Parents interested in registering their children for IMPACT Junior League Golf at Tega Cay Golf Club or finding out more information about the program, should call 704-277-5741 or visiting


Rock Hill Rocks Open begins Sunday

The fifth annual Rock Hill Rocks Open professional women’s tennis tournament will be this week through Oct. 20 at the Rock Hill Tennis Center.

This $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event features players from around the world competing for prize money and ranking points.

The tournament is open free to the public. Matches are held during daylight hours.

For more information, call 803-230-1967 or 803-326-3842.


LWAA registration begins

Lake Wylie Athletic Association is registering for its upcoming basketball season for ages 4-12.

Registration is at the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce, River Hills Community Church, Anytime Fitness or online at through Oct. 31. Anyone wanting to coach should fill out a form online.

For more information, call 704-689-1348 or email

Belmont league registration

under way

Belmont Parks & Recreation Department is holding registration for youth basketball for ages 3-15 at beginning at noon Oct. 28 through Nov. 9.

The registration fee costs $50 in the city limits of Belmont, $75 out of city. Signups will be online at or at the recreation department at 37 E. Woodrow Ave. In-person registration ends at 5 p.m. Nov. 8.

For more information, call 704-901-2070 or visit



Giants fans meet in Fort Mill

If you’re a fan of the New York Giants and want to get together with other local fans for games the Blue Room is reserved for game day at Madison’s on The Corner in Crossroads Plaza at the corner of Highway160 West and Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill.

Fans can watch the game on a projection screen and on several flat screens. Enjoy a hot buffet for less than $10, or order from an extensive menu.

All fans are welcome, but a head count for the buffet is needed before the game. For more information, email or call 803-802-3990.

Bills fans gather at Towne Tavern

Buffalo Bills fans are invited to Towne Tavern at Fort Mill, home of the York County Buffalo Bills Backers Fan Club. Join your fellow Bills fans in suite 160 and view all Buffalo Bills games on a 10-foot HD projection with theater sound.

Enjoy specials, giveaways and Western New York fare. For membership information, call 803-802-2340 or email

Jets fans cheer at Skyline Grill

Jets fans who want to watch the game with other local fans can stop in at the Skyline Grill at Regent Park Golf Club in Fort Mill. Fans can keep track of all of the games aired on the NFL Package and enjoy $1.50 domestic beers on game day.

For details, call 803-548-3777.

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