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Community Sports

  • Chester coach pitch team headed for state
    A strong showing in the District 8 tournament has punched a ticket to the state tournament for the Chester Coach Pitch All-Star Baseball Team.
  • Sign-ups for football, cheer going on now
    The City of Chester Rec Department has been busy, lining up some youth sports activities for the coming months. The Rec Department is holding early-bird signups for both rec football and cheerleading teams through May 31, said Chester Parks and Recreation Director Chris White. The Rec Department is looking for kids ages 8-10 for the Small Fry league and 11-12 for the Mite league.
  • Sheriff's Office Youth Turkey hunt coming up
    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood is repeating the highly-successful Youth Turkey Hunt for 2016. Underwood is inviting kids ages 8-15 years to hunt with him and some experienced chaperones on a Youth Turkey Hunt, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2016. Parents or guardians of interested children are asked to submit a brief letter on their child's behalf, explaining why they'd like to go turkey hunting with the sheriff.
  • Dirtbags bound for the beach
    When they play in this weekend's baseball showcase at the Cal Ripken Experience, the Tri-County Dirtbags 15U team will have to play up in age bracket against teams comprised primarily of 16-year-olds. Maybe those squads will present the team with some challenges, because other 15-year-old teams usually didn't.
  • City kicks off football season Saturday
    City of Chester Recreation Director Chris White says there will be a lot more going on than just a football jamboree on Saturday. "We want this to be the first step in rejuvenating Joe Collins Memorial Stadium," White said. At Monday's meeting of Chester City Council, White reported on the progress of the city's second-year football league. Year one was a considered a success with 143 children participating. The numbers this year trumped those in a big way. "We've had 240 kids sign up for this season," White said.
  • Welcome to "The Steel Factory"
    They call it The Steel Factory. A brand spanking-new free weight room, with brand new, gleaming weight machines and free weights is just about to open its doors at the Chester County branch of the YMCA. The new free weight area is almost triple the size of the previous room, says Branch Director Chris Huskey.
  • City starting sign-ups for youth football
    City of Chester Recreation Director Chris White thinks the second season of city-sponsored youth football will be a big improvement over a solid year one.
  • All-Stars ready for state Little League tournament
    It’s all up to the 11-12 year old Chester All-Stars now. The District 8 champions will face the Myrtle Beach American League tonight at 6 p.m. at Friarsgate  Park in Irmo in the second game of the S.C. Little League state tournament. The two other Chester Little League divisions, the 13-14 Juniors and the 15-16 Seniors were defeated in their bids for state championships. That leaves the Majors division All- Stars with a chance to be the only Chester team to bring home a state trophy.
  • Help send all-stars to state
    The Chester All-Stars, the 11-12 year old Little League team, is raising money to cover expenses for their upcoming July 24 trip to the state Little League tournament in Irmo. The All Stars won the District 8 championship in the Majors (11-12) division recently. They will hold a combination yard sale/bake sale/car wash on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at KJ’z on the J A Cochran Bypass in Chester. The team will also be washing cars the same day at O’Reilley Auto Parts in Chester from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Outdoor Christian Ministries starting archery program
    Outdoor Christian Ministries, an outdoor Christian organization that relates outdoor skills to Biblical principles, is starting a summer archery program, which will be held at Chester Freedom Ministries. The program was helped along by a grant from the Lutz Foundation, explained Rog Rodgers, Director of the Archery Program. The summer program consists of three flights, which will consist of a three-day class for a total of six hours of instruction. Cost for the six-hour class is $10 per student. The first Flight Class began on July 14 and continues through July 18.