Community Sports

  • Memories and Memorabilia Part 2
    Joe Polk knows a thing-or-two about about memorabilia and mementos. After all, he has a few thousand.
  • Memories and Memorabilia Part I
    (This is part one of a series. If you have a special piece of sports memorabilia and would like to share the story behind it, contact Travis Jenkins at 385-3177 or at tjenkins@onlinechester.com. Chester City Administrator Jeff Kerr has baseballs autographed by Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and the entire 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series team that sit on his desk. None of those, though, hold as special a place in his heart as one scribbled on by his late step-father.
  • AAU team has successful debut
    It was their first time playing as a team and their first time competing in a tournament, but it was pretty hard to tell. Phoenix South Chester, a brand new AAU boys basketball team, competed in the Adidas Shootout Challenge in Charlotte this past weekend. Playing established teams from all over the Carolinas, the Chester squad brought home a second-place finish.
  • Richard Hall gets second hole-in-one
    Richard Hall said he had a tough time on hole number four at the Chester Golf Club on Sunday. "I think I four-putted for a double bogey," Hall said. It probably won't be his performance on number four that Hall will remember, though. One hole prior, he had his second-ever hole-in-one. Hall has been playing golf since his senior year of high school in 1961. He plays about twice week, he said.
  • Brown Feaster makes his move
    Checkerboards often sit in old country stores and gas stations and those playing usually do so for a leisurely way to pass the time. Not Furman "Brown" Feaster. Feaster has been playing the board game for more than 50 years. When he started playing, it was a laid-back way to a have a good time. "We didn't have anything else to do back then," Feaster said.
  • Chester fire department filling the boot for MDA
    Last year, their first one participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) drive, firefighters of the City of Chester Fire Department filled their boots to the capacity of over $5,000, coming in a solid 11th in fire departments across the state participating in the drive. The CFD is hoping to repeat their success this year, said Fire Chief Paul Caldwell.
  • Golf for a good cause
    The weather was a little chilly and the occasional high winds made for some challenging golf shots, but that didn’t stop some 40 participants in the inaugural DSR Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament from playing a round and raising some money at the Chester County Club recently. The fees for the tournament were used to help fund the scholarships awarded by the DSR Scholarship Foundation, which are given to students with an interest in a medical career in memory of Derresha Shar’Daye Rhinehart.
  • Wounded Warrior amputee softball plans are set
    To mangle a baseball metaphor, the events that are the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) banquet and doubleheader are rounding third and headed for home. In other words, the plans are set for the April 28th banquet and the April 29th “Rumble at Rodman” pitting two homegrown teams against the WWAST heavy-hitters.
  • From the battlefield to the ballfield
    It’s not the Halls of Montezuma or the Shores of Tripoli, but it’s a place where Marines will battle: the Rodman Sports Complex.
  • A (football) league of their own
    The City of Chester Parks and Rec Department is the recipient of a grant from the Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation of Chester that will help set up a football program for three to four-year-olds. “When we applied for the grant before, I told the Lutz Foundation representatives I wanted to do something for the younger ages,” said Parks and Rec Director Chris White. “City Administrator Sandi Worthy and I sat down with them and explained what we wanted to do and the Lutz Foundation thought it was a great idea,” he said.