Community Sports

  • Thomas signs with Diamondbacks
    Former Chester High baseball stand-out Chris Thomas has been a Bearcat for the past few years. For the time being he's just a Bear. Thomas, who had one year of eligibility remaining at Lander University, has agreed a free agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team has assigned him to the Yakima Washington Bears, a short-season Class A team made up primarily of first-year players. The team competes in the Northwest League. "They are flying me to Arizona first to sign my contract," Thomas said. "Then I go to Yakima."
  • Chester Waves swim team wins again
    The Chester Waves picked up another victory last week, defeating  Camden by a final score of 276 to 274 on June 26th.
  • All-stars on the verge of tourney win
    The Chester Pony League All-Stars were in the driver's seat headed into last night, the final night of the tournament that will send one squad to the state tournament in Bluffton. On Tuesday, Chester knocked of Jefferson by a 15-1 score. Chester struck for one first-inning run. With the bases clear and two outs after a double play, Trent Autry roped a shot into left field. However, the ball was misplayed and rolled to the fence, allowing Autry to make it home for a 1-0 lead.
  • Chester All-Stars start 2-0
    The Chester 14-year-old Pony League All-Star Team won the opening game of their district tournament in a blow-out, but quickly learned a game would not be a pushover.
  • Legion Post 27 makes a big splash
    Ben Roberts got what a lot of people probably wanted in last week's blistering heat. A big splash of cold water. Roberts got his first wins as head coach of the Chester American Legion baseball team last week as Post 27 took both ends of a double-header from Clover, winning 3-1 and 4-3. Chester took the lead in the first inning of the opening game and never looked back. Will Robbins led off the game with a single and made it to third on a Kody Kirkland double. Ashton Burkhart delivered a big single to plate both runners and give his team a 2-0 lead.
  • Reds win another title
    The Carolina Reds 8U baseball team continues to shine in baseball tournaments throughout the Carolinas. The Carolina Reds won championship rings in a June tournament and took home the "USSSA Big South Global Sports NIT" title in Lexington, SC. Team members are Darby Clack (bat boy) Ben Coyle, Christian Rose, Dillon Tallent, Landon Bishop, Arien Smith, Jackson Mobley, Kyle Broome, Evan Caston, Jackson Sims and Whugray Clack.
  • Chester Darlings show well at tournament
    Earlier this month, the Chester Dixie Girls Darlings All-Star team competed in Pageland for the District II tournament. The team proudly represented Chester and was composed of 12 girls, ages eight and under. The team was coached by Corey Minter and assisted by Michael Hunter, Marquita Brown and Brad Wishert.
  • Chester Waves win home opener
    The Chester Waves swim team got their first win of the year by 50 points over Kershaw last Thursday winning a home meet 283 to 232. Chester's youngest swimmers are six years old (Ashlyn Mobely and Hunter Martin.) Jessica Hutto is coaching the team again this season. "I am so proud to get our firstt win of the season. These kids have worked so hard to get where they are, and have definetly earned it!" The results of the June 21st at listed below. On the finishes of Chester swimmers are listed. 9-10 GIRLS IM
  • Golf tourney on tap for Friday
    On Friday, an old tradition is getting new life. The Chester High School Athletic Booster Club will have the "Tom Bigham Booster Club Golf Classic" at the Chester County Golf Club. The money will raise money to support Chester High athletes and it will pay homage to a man who dedicated countless hours doing the same thing. Rev. Clay Waldrip, with the booster club, said Bigham made the golf tournament/fundraiser an annual event.
  • McDonald inducted into S.C. Senior Sports Hall of Fame
    Retired Chester High School Physical Education teacher Lavinia McDonald has been inducted into the S.C. Senior Sports Hall of Fame. “It was like a dream come true,” McDonald said. “Since I was a little child, I had been told about a lady who participated in the Olympics – that was Lucy Godbold. She and my mother were at Winthrop together.” McDonald refers to herself as having been a rough-and-tumble youngster.