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Community Sports

  • Tri-County Golf Tournament a success again
    The 34th annual Tri-County Golf Classic was held recently. This year, 99 golfers took part in the fun. The top finishers are listed below. CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT 1. Chris Hamilton (Union) 70-71=141 2. Addison Cudd (Chester) 69-75=144 3. Eddie Hargett (Blythewood) 71-74=145 4. Alex Arant (Charlotte) 72-75=147 SUPER SENIOR FLIGHT 1. Phil Neely (Charlotte) 78-68=146 2. Coley Jeter (Whitmire) 76-72=148 3. Robert “Sonny” Evans (Charlotte) 74-77=151 4. Eddie Chambers (Shelby) 76-77=153
  • Local girls headed to World Series
    Elizabeth "B" Josey, Maddison Dallas, Elise Carter and Ashley Allen are going to Disney World! They're going to the World Series too. The four girls, all of Chester, play for the Carolina Angels 16U travel softball team based in Fort Mill. The team plays about two tournaments a month and one of those was the state championship tournament. The Angels went undefeated and earned a paid berth in the USSSA World Series that will be held from July 27-August 3 in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • Chester Wave Swim Team has another good outing
    The Chester Wave Swim Team had a terrific showing in its match-up with Kershaw, falling by a final score of 269 to 239. As has been the case all year, Chester started the meet at a disadvantage because the team had fewer swimmers than the opposition. The Wave doesn't have enough swimmers to field competitors in every event, which essentially means the team concedes a certain number of points each time out. Still, in events where both teams had swimmers in the pool, Chester more than held its own.
  • Future Stars Baseball Camp a success
    The annual Future Stars Baseball Camp presented by Lewisville coach Billy Keels, was held last week in Rodman. Players learned the fundamentals of the game, participated in a championship game on the final day of camp and took part in a baseball Olympics. The Olympics winners are listed below in each age group. Home Run Derby Division A- Braxton Elms, B- Jacob Waggoner, C- Kyle Wimmer, D- Jayden Barnes, E- Evan Caston, F- Jacob Taylor. 60-yard dash
  • Ducks Unlimited offering shotgun course
    The Chester County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be sponsoring an NRA basic shotgun course. The event will be held at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays and will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. The course is designed for those 12-year-old and up. Participants must be able to physically handle and discharge a 20 gauge shotgun by themselves. The course will include introduction to single and double-barrel, pump and semi-automatic shotguns, gun history and a special emphasis on gun safety.
  • Swim team remains competitive
    For the Chester Wave swim team, numbers can be misleading. The team lost a recent meet with Camden by a final score of 323 to 236. Just by the numbers, that looks like a big Camden victory, but if you look at actual performance in the pool, Chester was the clear winner. Wave coach Jessica Hutto said that Camden has more than twice as many swimmers as Chester. "Camden stands strong with 78 swimmers. Chester has 32," Hutto said.
  • YMCA football sign-ups underway
    Sign-ups for YMCA football and cheerleading are now underway. Registration began last week and will continue through July 15. Both flag and tackle football are being offered. In flag football, which is for children between the ages of six and eight, players learn about the fundamentals of the game and sportsmanship. Tackle football, for players between the ages of nine and 12, builds on those lessons, adding in proper tackling technique. The cost for either is $50 and a uniform is provided.
  • Fundraiser golf tournament coming up
    The SBA Canes 18U South Showcase baseball team has a fundraiser golf tournament scheduled for June 20. The team is based out of Rock Hill, but has a distinctly Chester County flavor. Five Chester High players and two Lewisville players are members of the team and Cyclones coach Dennis Jensen is handling coaching duties. The rest of the team comes from York County schools, with one exception. "We have one kid from Florida that is going to fly up for the games, believe it or not," Jensen said.
  • Swim team sign-ups are Saturday
    The Chester Wave Swim team, which has grown in terms of numbers and success in the past few years, has a big sign-up event coming up this weekend. The Wave will have a sign-up/pizza party  at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the YMCA. The team is for both boys and girls between the ages of four and 18. The sign-up fee is $40, but drops to $35 for a second child and $30 for a third child.
  • Semi-pro team to play home games in Chester
    Local fans won't have to wait until August to enjoy football in Chester County. The Carolina Scorpions, a semi-pro team that competes in the GDFL, will play their home games this season at Joe Collins Memorial Stadium at the old fairgrounds. The team is made up of players from Chester, York, Lancaster and Charlotte. Owner Bakari Rawlinson says he wants to put a good product on the field but also wants his team and players to accomplish good things off the field as well. "It's really a ministry to help rehabilitate people," Rawlinson said.