High School

  • Cyclones split pair with Union County

    Some games are so good, it's sometimes said no one deserves to lose them...but someone always does.
    "And this one hurt to lose," said Chester Basketball Coach Sebastian Hopkins. "This one hurts bad."
    Chester looked ready to blow out Union County Tuesday, but fell behind, then caught back up before losing in overtime 74-70.

  • Dallas flips for USC-Salkehatchie

    Maddison Dallas shows off surprising agility for a catcher. That isn't by accident.
    The all-region player from Chester will get to continue showing off her moves behind the plate at the next level, having signed with USC-Salkehatchie.

  • Versatile Strong signs on with Wolves

    The only problem college coaches will likely have with Chester's De'Quavious "Quay" Strong is deciding what position the versatile athlete will play.
    "I've played free safety, spur, running back and wide receiver," Strong said.
    Whatever position he plays, Strong will do it for the Newberry Wolves, with whom he signed on Wednesday.

  • Javaris Gregory makes two moves

    Javaris Gregory spent last year chasing down running backs, but he'll be one this fall.
    Gregory, a Chester High senior, signed Wednesday with Newberry College. His move to the next level will also mean a move in terms of position. When Gregory started playing football as a seven-year-old, he was a running back. It always remained his position of choice.
    "I like getting the feel of the ball in my hands," Gregory said.

  • "B" going to SMC

    Her nickname may be "B" but she always gets an "A" for effort.
    Elizabeth "B" Josey, a senior softball standout at Chester High School, signed Wednesday With Spartanburg Methodist College.
    Since her father, Douglas, is a softball coach, Josey has been playing the sport as long as she can remember. She start with T-ball, then moved onto to Dixie softball. At about that same time, she became a fan of the Chester softball team at a time when Taylor Roof was the starting pitcher.

  • Thompson is anything but average

    There shouldn't have been any doubt that Albert Thompson Jr. was going to eventually earn a college football scholarship. There were too many people in his life pushing him to be great.
    Thompson has signed to play at Newberry College. Getting to that point was not easy and succeeding at the next level won't be either, but Thompson he's been shown the benefits of discipline and hard work for a long time.
    "My dad pushed me everyday," Thompson said. "He kept me from being average."

  • Cycs split with Lancaster

    The Chester Cyclones had an up-and-down night on Friday.
    The second-ranked Lady Bruins took a 67-46 win over the Lady Cyclones, but the boys picked up a needed region victory with a 68-64 victory.
    The Lancaster High girls, 14-2, 6-0, ignited in the second half to notch the 21-point win.
    Chester battled in the early going, with LHS holding a 16-14 lead after one period.
    The Lady Bruins, with a 19-10 run in the second quarter, were able to push their lead to 11, 35-24, at the break.

  • Rogers confirmed as Lewisville HOF guest speaker

    On a night that will honor some of the county's athletic greats, one of the state's athletic greats will be on hand.
    George Rogers, who won the Heisman Trophy for the South Carolina Gamecocks and a Super Bowl ring with the Washington Redskins, has been announced as the guest speaker at the Lewisville Athletic Hall of Fame banquet, which will take place on March 5 at the Gateway Conference Center.

  • Cycs show well at region tournament

    Coaches are seldom completely satisfied, always figuring their team could have done something a little better. That wasn't the case for Joe Conlan, Chester wrestling coach, on Saturday.
    "I'm content. I'm really happy and satisfied with what we did today," he said.
    What his team did was post an excellent showing in the Region III tournament, missing first-place overall by just two points and taking six individual championships.

  • Interest high in Great Falls football opening

    When the time comes to choose a new head football coach at Great Falls, there will be plenty of applicants to choose from.