Community Sports

  • CYBL changing to Little League affiliation
    Troy Roberts went to Williamsport, Pa last year for the Little League World Series. He'd like to go back sometime and see a team from Chester on the historic field. That will now be possible as the Chester Youth Baseball League has changed its affiliation from Dixie Youth to Little League. Roberts is the new CYBL president, but told everyone of his intention to make the change before being elected. "They're in all 50 states and 80 countries," Roberts said.
  • Lil' Sisters begin play this weekend
    A new fall softball team has been formed in Chester in an effort to give local players a local place to play. Coaches Greg Williams and Sidney Griffin have established "The Lil' Sisters." In the past, local girls wanting to play softball year-round have had to travel to different counties and cities to do so. With all the travel that is involved, this can be an expensive and time-consuming prospect. Williams and Griffin figured having a local team would eliminate those problems.
  • Matt Hardy comes to town on Tuesday
    Some athletes claim to love their sports so much that they would play them for free. Matt Hardy actually did it. Hardy, who won WCW and WWE World Tag Team Championships with his brother Jeff and took part in some of his sports most memorable matches will be in Chester Tuesday night for an 8 p.m. show at the APW Arena.
  • Player with Chester ties makes it to Dixie World Series
    Chester's Dixie All-Stars just missed out on a chance at making it to the World Series, but a player with Chester ties did manage to get there.
  • Chester Waves cap successful season
    The Chester Waves swim team finished its regular season with wins against the Camden Dolphins and the Kershaw Stingrays. Coach Jessica Hutto said having each swimmer focus on individual times and challenge themselves to beat that time is crucial to overall success.
  • Chester Waves Aquatic Championship results
  • Run ends for Chester Dixie All-Stars
    It's always said that bad things come in threes. For the Chester Dixie All-Stars, though, they came in twos. After running unbeaten through the district tournament and winning big in its first two games of the state tournament in Beaufort, Chester lost two straight games on Tuesday and Wednesday to have its run ended.
  • Chester All-Stars keep on winning
    Coaches for the Chester Dixie Boys 14 year old All-Star team hoped that the squad's big showing during the district tournament a few weeks ago would carry over into this week's state tournament. Apparently, it did. Chester won its first two games in the tournament to put itself closer to a berth in the World Series.
  • Annual Aquatics championship on tap
    On today and Thursday, the Chester Parks and Recreation Department and The Chester Waves Swim Team will be hosting the annual Aquatics Summer Swim Championship.  This will be the first year the event has been hosted in Chester.  Teams from surrounding areas have been practicing and competing all summer to get ready for this event.
  • All-stars go unbeaten, win tournament
    Chester Pony League All-Star players celebrated at midfield Thursday after a 15-1 victory over Union gave the team an unbeaten record and a spot in the state tournament. Coach Brian Clack wants it to be clear, though, that the team hasn't achieved its ultimate goal. "I am proud of our team, but our mission is not complete. We just won a nine-team tournament, but in 10 days we have another 12-team tournament to try to win," Clack said.