Community Sports

  • Chester will not field swim team this season
    Chester won't be making any waves this summer. At Monday's Chester City Council meeting, City Recreation Director Chris White announced that he "regrettably" had to cancel the season of the Chester Waves swim team. Normally, the team competes against squads from Rock Hill, Lancaster, Camden and other areas over a six-week stretch in the summer. The team usually held its own despite being one of the smallest in terms of roster size in its league. White said the inability to find a coach is what undid the Waves.
  • A "baseball man" gets his own field
    Whatever else he was, father, friend, coach, Ronnie Jacobs was a baseball man. That's what supporters were saying about the long-time Little League coach, player for the Philadelphia Phillies and community leader last week as the upper field of the Baseball Complex at Dawson Drive unveiled as Ronnie Jacobs Memorial Field. Jacobs' long time friend and Pony League teammate Gene Love thanked everyone for coming out to the ceremony. He thanked Little League for allowing the field to be named and Chester County for supporting the field.
  • Christian Sports Shooters Classic to benefit Mt. Holly UMC
    The 14th annual Christian Sport Shooters Classic sponsored by Mt. Holly United Methodist Church will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Rocky Creek Sports Club, LLC in Richburg. The Christian Sport Shooters Classic is a Lewis Class sporting clay event, which includes a 12-station sporting clay course and a BBQ lunch with all the trimmings. The Christian Sport Shooters Classic is open to shooters of all ages.
  • Trail ride is this weekend
  • Rocky Creek team shows well at state shooting finals
    The South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation (SCYSF) held its state championship tournament finals at The Clinton House Plantation in Clinton this past Saturday. The state finals attracted over 1,500 athletes, family, friends, vendors and staff to the tournament, including nearly 500 pre-registered youth shooters. Among those numbers were teams from Chester High, Lewisville High, Chester 4-H, Great Falls High and a team from Rocky Creek Sporting Clays. The Rocky Creek team, coached by Tommy Palmer had a good day, as noted in the finishes below.
  • Lowrys Rodeo on tap next weekend
    The ninth annual Lowrys High School Rodeo is coming up next weekend.
  • Disc golf tourney on tap
    Chester State Park will be the site this weekend of the Inaugural Chester State Park Open, a four-round, two-day disc golf event. The Open is event 2 of the 2015 Spike Hyzer Border Wars Tour, Southern Conference. The Chester State Park Open will take place on March 21 and 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the park, 759 State Park Dr., in Chester. Tee time is 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Tee time is 9:00 a.m.on  Sunday.
  • Youth baseball preparing for 2015 season
  • Middle School teams playing for titles
    Both Chester Middle School basketball teams are headed to the championship game of the Wateree River Athletic Conference basketball tournament.   Both the girls and boys earned regular season titles by finishing undefeated in conference play.  The Lady Cyclones, coached by Lyntay Mapp, ended the regular season with an 8-3 overall mark while the boys (coached by Williford Barnes) finished up with a perfect 11-0 record that included being tournament champions at the D.R. Hill basketball classic in Spartanburg in December.   
  • Rec football league honoring Williams
    Odell Williams has always been a part of youth league football in Chester and now he always will be. This year, for the first time in many years, the City of Chester organized a recreational football league. With other recreational leagues downsizing or folding locally, new City of Chester Recreation Director Chris White wanted kids to have the same opportunities he had growing up. It took a lot of work but the league got off the ground and White said the results have been amazing.