Today's News

  • Get out your Cyclone colors today

    Today is the day of the blue and the red in Chester.

    Local boosters of the Chester Senior High School Cyclones Football Team have named today "Support the Cyclones Day."

    The Cycs have a 10-2 record going into the third round home playoff game tonight against Daniel High School. It is the first 10-win season in more than 40 years.

    The players and coaches have worked hard and practiced many long hours to reach this level of excellence, boosters said in a release.

  • Reggie McCorkle wins weekly football picking contest

    RegIn one of the roughest weeks on record for football picking, Reggie McCorkle of Chester emerged as the winner this week in the News & Reporter's football picking contest.

    McCorkle posted a 14-6 record, as did Nathan Witt of Chester and Wriston Barnes of Rock Hill. McCorkle's pick of 54 points being scored in Saturday's Clemson-Wake Forest match-up was dead on, though, giving him the $50 prize.

  • Devils blank Panthers, advance to upperstate title game

    Great Falls football coach Kenneth Schofield said before his team's second round playoff game against McBee, that a win would get his team three more practices.

    "Nothing else is really assured," Schofield said.

    Not only did Friday's 24-0 win earn the team those three practices, by virtue of top seed Whitmire's loss to Ridge Spring-Monetta, it also got the Red Devils an upperstate title game at home next week.

    "This feels great," said linebacker Isaiah Lynn. "Ridge Spring has to come here."

  • Morris, Brown contribute to wins

    A pair of Chester County natives helped guide their NFL teams to wins this weekend.

    Former Lewisville player Sheldon Brown recorded three tackles on Sunday to help his Philadelphia Eagles to a 33-25 win over the Washington Redskins. Brown, who played collegiately at the University of South Carolina, has 38 total tackles this year from his cornerback position for the 4-5 Eagles.

  • Chester does it again

    In the closing seconds of Chester's battle against Fairfield Central, one team was facing fourth-and-short inside the opponent's 10, needing a touchdown to complete a successful late-game rally.


    The same scenario that faced Chester 13 days earlier at Fairfield faced the Griffins as they fought for a win at Chester on Friday night.

  • Home Sweet Home for Devils and Cycs

    Fans of Great Falls and Chester were busy on Friday.

    Not only were they cheering their own teams to victory, but they were also rooting for Ridge Spring-Monetta and Union County.

    When Ridge Spring-Monetta knocked off top-seeded Whitmire, it ensured that the upperstate title game in Division II-A would be played at Great Falls. When it was announced just after the Red Devils knocked off McBee that Whitmire had fallen, a big on-field celebration broke out.

  • Support the Cyclones Day slated for Friday

    The Chester Senior High School Cyclones Football Team has a 10-2 record going into its third round home playoff game against Daniel High School.

    It is the first 10-win season in over 40 years.

    The players and coaches have worked hard and practiced many long hours to reach this level of excellence.

    In support of the Cyclones, Chester High School and the Chester High School Athletic Booster Club have named Friday, Nov. 16, as Support The Cyclones Day.

  • Walton's View
  • Asking the big question about life: What If?

    What if there was no heaven or hell? Would we still be kind to each other? If there was no promise of reward or threat of retribution would we behave much the way we do now? Is the goodness that prompts us to offer a newly baked pie to a new neighbor born from a desire to please God or is it part of that inscribed direction we are born with that helps us be social animals.

  • Plastics manufacturer meets with council

    Nothing public was said, but Chester County Council met with an official of a company bringing at least 400 jobs to the county Monday night. George M. Hall, executive vice president of Poly-America, met with county council Monday night. The Texas based plastics manufacturer, has bought a site in Chester County in between Chester and Richburg on S.C. Highway 9.

    County Councilman Archie Lucas said it was the first time he has had a chance to meet with a company official, and he was pleased.