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8 " MARCH 27. 2009 SF)I'I~ THE COLUMBIA STAR * SC I! II I ].11 II _ . J I ..... ","Uil .... iil111 ..... I ...... I I1 II ....... 9-10 Boys: (l-r) Front row- Ja'cor Nelson, TeVaughn Higgins, Morris Belton Jr., Carlos Nuttry Jr., Daniel Tisdale, and Rashard Washington; Second row - Alphonso Tucker Jr., De'Jaun Pringle, Goler Collins IV, Matthew Anderson, and SeKwan Jenkins; Back row - Charles Jones, assistant coach; Lukisha Hickman, team morn; Daniel Nelson, head coach; and Joseph Mack, assistant coach. Under 10 Girls: (l-r) Front row - Ariel Weder, Zalda Douglas, Ayanna Bolton, Jordan Strange, Trinity Johnson, Ahlea Myers, and Chelsea Wilson; Second row - Destiny Muldrow, Alyssa Hartwell, Alaysia Washington, Taylor Beadle, and Kayla Palmer Brown; Back row- James Tucker, head coach; Carlos Nutty Sr. and Toreeka Myers, assis- tant coaches. Assistant Coach Rodney Prioleau is not pictured. Photos by Pam Clark ~)~ i! ! ~i . 17 and Under Boys: (l-r) Front row- Joshua Sumter, Terrance Taylor, 11-12 Boys: (l-r) Front row - James Nathan, Kenneth Legette, Chance Zinquarius Bradley, and Anthony Ellison; Second row - Cedrick Shaw, Isaiah Drayton, Tyler Gra and Devion Brown; Second row- lared lacobs, assistant coach; Tina Taylor, team mom; Timothy Thomp- Richardson, Brandon Stroman, Savala Means, KarlKamble, Rion Davis, son; Michael Davis; Robert Hairston; Joshua Harris; Glen Belton, and Alex Chestnut; Third row - Raymond Gra assistant coach; Michael assistant coach; and Ira Thomas, head coach. Davis head coach; and Michael Bryant tr. assistant coach. ......... Contributed by East located in the Lower onships are 10 and Under Columbia Youth Richland Community. Girls- Head Coach James ville); and 15,17 Boys - vide only the best pro-honor of having four state BasketballLeague This is the first time any Tucker (They played inHead Coach Ira Thomas gram possible for the championships. league in the state has North Charleston); 9-10 (They played in George- youngsters of the Lower The league also The East Columbia ever won four state cham- Boys - Head Coach town), Richland Community. It feeds into Lower Richland Youth Basketball Leaguepionships in a single sea- Daniel Nelson (They Tracee Walker is the was her excellent leader- High School. Most of the won four state champi- son. We are very proud of played in North Charles- league president. She,ship that helped guide girls on the high school onships this season. The these young people, ton); 11-12 Boys - Head along with the ECYBL and inspire the teams. No team played in the East league is played out of The four teams that Coach Michael Davis board, have worked hard other youth basketball Columbia Youth Basket- Caughman Road Park won the State Champi- (They played in Abbe- all season trying to pro- president has earned this ballLeague. ByloshCruse retrieved the ball-and threw it to the pitcher for On Friday March the out. Warner advanced 20, the Dreher Blue Devils to third on the play. beat the Brookland-Cayce After Austin Harris Bearcats 1-0. Chandlerwas walked, Alex Nettles Knox threw a complete came to the plate. Anoth- game for Dreher, throw- er wild play offered ing five strikeouts and Brookland-Cayce another giving up only four hits. chance to tie the score, James Hall threw a com- However, Warner was plete game for Brook- thrown out at home for land-Cayce, throwing 17 the last out of the inning, strikeouts while also giv- preserving the lead for ing up only four hits in Dreher. .the loss. Hall kept the Both teams carried a Bearcats in the game scoreless game into the throughout, averaging at top of the third before least two strikeouts over Rhett Munsonled offwith the last three innings. a single. After MunsonThe Bearcats were unable advanced to second, Kurt to provide enough Offense Stoudenmire brought him to support Hall's strong in with an RBI double giv- outing. ing Dreher a 1-0 lead. In both the sixth and The Bearcats tried to seventh innings, the mount a comeback in the Bearcats again tried to fourth. Hall hit a single, mount a rally. In the sixth, and Zach Warner hit a the Blue Devils squashed double, giving the Bear- a lead-off single by throw- cats runners at seconding Matt Martin out at and*third with only one second and causing the out. When a wild pitch got next two batters to fly out. behind catcher Matt In the seventh, after Spotts, pinch runner Zac allowing the lead off man McLaurin tried to provide to get on base. the Knox the tying run. However, got a ground out, a fly out, he was thrown out at and a strikeout to hold on home when Spotts toa 1-0win. Contributed by Ridge View High School Ridge View High School's Sierra Henderson, 4A Girls State 800 Meter Champion, signs with the University of South Carolina Track Team. Pictured with her are her mother, Sharon Johnson-Frye, and father, Jesse Frye. Standing are Coach April Yachanin and Coach Tim Davis. " Contributed by Shandon Presbyterian Church The Shandon Presbyterian boys' 8th grade has- ketball team won the 8th Grade Championship in the Columbia Inter- Faith Basketball League. Pictttred are (l-r) Front row- Luke Thompson, States Roberson, Solomon Smith, Nick Murra Andrew Price; Back row- Coach Dan Bilderback, James Bilderback, Eddie Alford, Robb Alford, 71n- ston Arney and Coach "ILm AlforcL Not Shown - Daniel Lott, Andrew Proflitt, and Reed Parker. 10277 Two Notch l~oacl 12l Harb~Bouievarci 803-,462-9551803,.407-1911 2701MillwoodAvenue 700 Bush River t~ 2752 Decker Boulevarcl 803-254-506880]- 798-6494 803-/88-0613