Holloman still not enrolled in Rock Hill

DeVonte Holloman

DeVonte Holloman

Former Independence defensive back DeVonte Holloman is still not officially enrolled at his new school, according to The Rock Hill Herald. Holloman needs to sign a statement affirming his parents are separated and he moved to the Rock Hill South Pointe district with his father. Holloman left Independence earlier this summer.

He was joined at South Pointe by Independence teammate Dominique Walker. The Herald reported there are questions about Walker’s eligibility. The district could rule him ineligible because he was suspended for 14 games while at Independence.

According to the Herald, South Carolina High School League rules say players must be eligible in a sport to play after transferring to another school.

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Hernandez charity softball tournament

A charity softball tournament at Frank Liske Park in Concord starts August 4 to raise money for Greg Hernandez’s family. He was killed April 11. The event features a silent auction and raffle, and the proceeds will be donated to the Hernandez’s wife Marla and her four children.

Teams should register by August 1 to enter the 10-day tournament. The entry fee is $200. For more information, call Mark Tracy at 704-743-5187 or click here.

Read more in Thursday’s Mint Hill Times.

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No Little League World Series for MH this year

Myrtle Grove Optimist bounced Mint Hill little league from the state tournament last night. Team Mint Hill was one game away from going to the Southeast Regional in Gulfport, Fla., and from there a  trip  to Williamsport, Pa. for the Little League World Series.

Getting to the state championship game is an accomplishment, so nothing to hang their heads about. You’ll get’em next year!

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East Meck clipped for football violations

Will the blood ever stop in the investigations of high school sports programs in CMS? This time it’s East Meck in the news. The school was hit with recruiting, practice and eligiblity violations. In addition to the suspension of the coach until September 2, the suspension of an assistant coach for two years, the loss of the AD, and a $7,000+ fine, the school will have to forfeit its 2007 season.

Will it ever end?

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Newell game postponed

The Newell American Legion baseball game Tuesday night at Ardrey Kell was postponed because of lightning, despite the calling from Newell players and fans to finish the game. Newell was leading 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Game 3 of the series against rival Pineville will be played tonight at 7 pm at Ardrey Kell. Players entertained themselves last night during the two-hour weather delay by singing songs by artists including boy band N’SYNC and rapper Lil’ Wayne. Catcher Darrall Simmons used props to entertain the small crowd huddled in the dugout.

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