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College

  • Foster earns scholarship to Lincoln

    This coming season, Dion Foster will be in the middle of the action, literally.
    Foster, who just wrapped up two stellar years playing outside linebacker at Feather River Community College, will be switched to inside linebacker at his new football home at Lincoln University in Missouri.

  • Spring Road Trip

    Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories on Chester County graduates playing baseball and softball at the college level.
    Logan Pemberton and Kody Clack looked right at home yesterday. Probably because they were.

  • Pemberton, Clack coming back to Chester today

    It's not an official homecoming celebration, but two former Chester County stand-outs are coming home today.
    USC-Lancaster will face off against Spartanburg Methodist College at Chester High's baseball field, located at the Dawson Drive baseball complex, in a double-header today. The first game is slated to start at 3 p.m.

  • County graduates having solid seasons

    A number of Chester County products are putting together solid seasons at the college level this spring.
    Gaither Bumgardner, a sophomore at USC-Upstate, is leading his team in both hitting and pitching. At the plate, Bumgardner is hitting .376, with 17 runs scored at 16 RBI. On the mound, Bumgardner is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 22 strikeouts. He recently tossed a complete game shut-out which earned him team and conference Player of the Week honors. Bumgardner is a 2009 graduate of Great Falls High School.

  • Bumgardner honored for shut-out

    It has been more than four years since a Spartan pitcher tossed a complete game shutout, but on Saturday afternoon, USC Upstate starter Gaither Bumgardner, a 2009 Great Falls graduate, hurled a gem as he went the distance, shutting out North Florida, 2-0, at Harley Park.

  • Craig named A-Sun Freshman of the Year

    Torrey Craig has been named the Atlantic Sun’s Freshman of the Year, announced  by the conference office in Macon, Ga, and he is just the third freshman in program history to earn freshman honors.
    Craig joins Kevin Harrington (2001) and Daniel Quinlan (2006) as the only players to net Freshman of the Year accolades. Harrington and Quinlan both earned the honor when Upstate competed at the Division II level as a member of the Peach Belt Conference.

  • Chester County grads excelling at college level

    Four Chester County basketball products are having solid seasons on the college hardwood.
    Torrey Craig, a 2010 Great Falls graduate, has been one of the bright spots for the 4-20 USC-Upstate Spartans. The freshman is first in the Atlantic Sun in scoring among freshmen at 14.8 points a game. That total is fifth in the conference regardless of class. His average puts him at fifth nationally among freshmen.
    Craig also averages 7.2 rebounds a game, which is first among freshmen in the conference, third overall and 15th nationally among freshmen.

  • Craig scores career high

    His team came up on the short end of a 78-71 decision Monday, but Great Falls graduate Torrey Craig had his best game as a collegiate player.
    Craig, a freshman, scored a career high 25 points in USC-Upstate's loss to Kennesaw State. Craig hit three three-pointers and added seven rebounds and two assists for the Spartans (2-11).
    Craig, who helped guide Great Falls to a pair of state title appearances and was named the state's Class A Player of the Year in 2010, is averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds a contest for Upstate.

  • Craig and Sanders continue stellar seasons

    A pair of college freshmen with Chester County ties are putting together solid seasons on the basketball court.
    Torrey Craig, a freshman from Great Falls High School, has started every game this season for the USC-Upstate Spartans. In a recent match-up with Auburn, Craig contributed 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in a close loss. For the season, Craig is averaging 11.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for the 2-9 Spartans.

  • Great Falls grad earns honor

    After a stellar performance at the 2010 Charleston Classic, USC Upstate freshman forward Torrey Craig has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week, the conference office in Macon, Ga., announced Tuesday.
    The first year Spartan averaged 16.3 points-per-game and 6.3 rebounds-per-game in three contests in the Charleston Classic. In the opening game, Craig posted career-bests of 13 points and seven rebounds against Wofford, the reigning Southern Conference champions.