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College

  • Season ends for Chants, Kerr

    Coastal Carolina's 14th trip to the NCAA postseason ended Sunday afternoon with an 8-1 loss to top seed and sixth-ranked Texas A&M (47-12) at the NCAA College Station Regional at Blue Bell Park.
    The Chanticleers, seeded second at the Regional and ranked 25th, end the season with a 39-21 record and were nationally ranked in each of the last nine weeks of the season.
    The Aggies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first. Ryne Birk hit a one-out double and scored on an RBI single by Logan Taylor. Nick Banks followed with an RBI double off the left-center field wall.

  • Don't underestimate Austin
  • Kerr, Chants, advance to post-season

    The regular season ended with Austin Kerr earning first-team all-conference honors. The post-season could end with his team winning a national title.
    The Coastal Carolina baseball program will be the  number two seed and face number three seed California on Friday (May 29) at 1 p.m. eastern time in the NCAA College Station Regional (played at Blue Bell Park), it was announced Monday on a national ESPNU telecast. The Chanticleers found out their postseason fate as the team hosted a watch party at Handley's Pub and Grub.

  • Austin Kerr named all-conference pick

    Chester High School graduate Austin Kerr is going out in style.
    Kerr, a senior at Coastal Carolina University was named a first-team Big South All-Conference player on Monday.

  • Lancers, Williford, moving on

    The 2015 University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team earned its place in history for USCL athletics as the program celebrated its first NJCAA Region X tournament title on Tuesday, May 5.
    The Lancers completed a stellar four-game sweep in the double-elimination tournament as they defeated USC Sumter, 10-6 in Burlington, N.C.
    Sumter built a 6-0 lead after four frames, but determined USCL answered with 10 unanswered runs to take the comeback win and the crown at Burlington Athletic Stadium.

  • County natives doing well on college diamonds

    Three former county stand-outs are putting together big college seasons on the diamond.

  • Season ends for Gaines, Gamecocks

     

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    It was a history-making season for Olivia Gaines and the South Carolina women's basketball team but it won't be a title-winning season.

  • Gaines, Gamecocks, compete in Final Four Sunday

    Chester's Olivia Gaines and her South Carolina Gamecock teammates are one game from the women's basketball national title game. They can punch their ticket to the finals on Sunday.
    South Carolina (34-2) will face Notre Dame (35-2) Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in Tampa, Florida in the Final Four. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. A preview of the game on GamecocksOnline.com notes the important role Gaines has played in her team's success.

  • Kerr shuts down Winthrop

    He helped Coastal Carolina win its 11th straight game including its third shutout, propelled his team back into the national polls and recorded his fifth win of the season...not a bad night for Austin Kerr.
    On Saturday, Coastal Carolina downed Winthrop by a score of 6-0. Anthony Marks paced the Chanticleer offensive attack with three infield singles, while Michael Paez, Connor Owings,  Zach Remillard and Tyler Chadwick each contributed two hits.

  • Gaines' three helps win it for South Carolina

    University of South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley says that when she tells Olivia Gaines to be ready to shoot, that means she's going to shoot. After Friday, Staley is probably glad.
    Gaines, the Chester High graduate, didn't hit the game-winning shot in her team's Sweet 16 game against the University of North Carolina, but it's hard to see how they'd have claimed the 67-65 victory without her.