High School

  • Colvin shuts down Silver Foxes

    The Lewisville baseball team is used to seeing the best pitcher from every opponent’s staff. Luckily, the Lions have plenty of good ones themselves.

    Lewisville went on the road Tuesday to face second-ranked Lamar. They faced a great pitcher in Daniel Galloway, but had one of their own on the mound in Drew Colvin and scratched out a pair of late runs to take a 2-1 victory.

    “It was a classic pitcher’s duel,” said Lions Coach Billy Keels.

  • Thomas almost perfect...again

    To say that Lewisville’s Chloe Thomas has been sharp in region play would be an understatement.

    The junior hurler for the Lady Lions has now pitched two region contests and has pitched two no-hitters in those games, with her latest victim being Lamar Tuesday. The game was never close, with Lewisville leading 6-0 after two innings and 8-0 after three on the way to 10-0 victory in five innings.

  • Cyclones win big at Fairfield Central

    The Chester baseball team has played a lot of close games this season…or at least it had until Tuesday.

    The Cyclones went on the road and got a blowout over Fairfield Central, improving their region record to 2-1 with a 19-2 runaway in five innings.

    Oddly, the early action didn’t indicate the blowout that was to come. Chester had one base runner in the first, that being Anthony McCullough who led off with a single, but he was cut down as part of a double play and Chester failed to plate a run.

  • Lady Lions win in extra innings

    Going into last Thursday, the Lewisville softball team had not played a single, seven-inning game this season. They still haven’t.

    After winning its first three games in five or six innings on the 10-run rule, the Lady Lions were finally tested Thursday against AAA Indian Land. It went to extra innings, but Lewisville got a walk-off hit to take an 11-10 victory.

  • Keels no-hits Union County

    The Lewisville Lions appear ready for a big week of region baseball.

    In the final warm-up ahead of a week that will see them play the number one and number two ranked teams in Class A, Lewisville blew out AAAA Union County 10-0 in five innings on Saturday afternoon.

    Lewisville overwhelmed the visitors in every way. Senior Trey Keels threw a no-hitter, struck out six and did not issue a single walk. He was one error away from a perfect game. Obviously, several hitters contributed to the 10-run output, with Braxton Elms leading the way with a pair of hits.

  • Blanchett tosses a gem, but Cycs lose close one

    Pitch for pitch and play for play, the Chester baseball team matched a ranked Camden squad on Friday…except for in the fourth inning.

    The game turned into a big-time pitcher’s duel between Chester’s Luke Blanchett and Camden’s Devin Beckley, but the top-five ranked Bulldogs managed to scratch out a couple of runs in the fourth and escape with a 2-0 win.

  • Lady Cycs score 20 in rout of Camden

    Chester Softball Coach Chris Dodson didn’t have much to say after his team’s game with Camden on Friday. The results pretty much spoke for themselves.

    “We just played a good game tonight,” Dodson said.

    Chester got outstanding performances at the plate, in the field and on the mound in a 20-2 rout of Camden that ended after five innings on the 10-run mercy rule.

  • Former county aces pitching well in college

    Four former Chester County pitching standouts are putting together excellent seasons for their college teams.

    Trent Autry is a freshman pitcher at Florence Darlington Tech. So far this season, he has six appearances with four starts and sports a 2-0 record. He threw a complete game no hitter earlier this year, has 41 strikeouts in 25.2 innings of work and a 3.86 ERA. The Stingers are 16-11 this year.

  • Roberts likes direction of Red Devils program

    After his team lost a close game at Lewisville last Friday, Ben Roberts said he wanted to get his Great Falls team back to where it was during his playing days, when it would routinely beat top teams and make deep playoff runs. Based on the early returns, they appear headed in that direction.

    Great Falls is off to a 3-1 start this year, with the only loss being that tight 4-1 decision against the third-ranked Lions. This is Roberts’ first year as head coach of the Red Devils and he’s inherited a team that is young but has talent and the right attitude.

  • Conlan steps down as wrestling coach at CHS

    He kissed a goat and had his head shaved, but Joe Conlan also brought the Chester High wrestling program back to prominence.