High School

  • Cycs and Lions post big number at Byrnes 7-on-7

    Chester and Lewisville won't be playing one another this fall for the first time in years, but they did have a memorable match-up this past weekend.
    Both the Cyclones and Lions took part in the Palmetto State Showdown 7-on-7 Tournament at Byrnes High School. The two did cross paths during Friday pool play and the two went toe-to-toe for the entire session. Lewisville held a late lead, but Chester mounted a last-second rally for a touchdown to take a 27-21 victory.

  • Warrior Fit, Warrior Tough

    Football players are often called "warriors" and talk of "going to battle" on the gridiron, but some real warriors were on the field at Lewisville Wednesday afternoon.
    The South Carolina National Guard brought a day of "Warrior Fit" training to the Lions. The 90-minute session in the July heat was part team-building, part rigorous test of strength and will.

  • Lewisville Lions play well at S.C. State

    What quarterback Trey Keels did Wednesday at the annual Buddy Pough 7-on-7 camp at South Carolina State University was impressive, but what he didn't do was even more impressive.
    The Lewisville Lions were one of 16 teams in the field for the event and they performed well, posting a 3-2 record with both losses coming by narrow scores to larger schools. Keels was one several players to have big days, as he went a combined 43-of-64 with nine touchdowns. More importantly, he did not throw a single interception all day.

  • My VBS was no vacation
  • Cycs and Lions set for showdown Friday

    For the first time in many years, Chester and Lewisville will not face off on the football field this fall. They will, however, face off this summer.
    The Cyclones and Lions will both be taking part in the Ninth Annual Palmetto State Showdown National 7-on-7 Tournament at Byrnes High School in Spartanburg. It will be the last tune-up of July for both teams as practice begins in the state just two weeks later.

  • Heffner resigns as Red Devils baseball coach

    For Josh Heffner, it wasn't so much that the light came on...it went off.
    Heffner, who played at Great Falls, spent one year as an assistant coach and the past two seasons as head coach of the Red Devils baseball program has resigned his position. He will join the staff of Mike Lucas at Andrew Jackson High School.

  • Jimmy Duncan's Office

    A classroom a few doors down from the Great Falls High gymnasium almost looks naked. The team pictures and newspaper clippings that used to adorned the walls are gone and a big filing cabinet full of scorebooks is missing...and John Smith isn't sitting behind the desk.
    Smith retired last week after a record-breaking 47-year stint at Great Falls as boys basketball coach and took most of the belongings he kept in his room/office with him. Most everyone referred to it as "John Smith's office."

  • SMITH'S LEGACY: 1969 Great Falls basketball preview

    The Great Falls High School Red Devils, Devilettes and Jayvees begin their basketball season Tuesday when they meet Chester High School in three non-conference games at the local gym. The junior varsity game begins at five o'clock, the girls' game at 6:30 and the boys' game at 7:30.
    Devil Coach John Smith, in his first year at Great Falls after a sparkling playing career at Newberry, says he is concerned with lack of height. He's got a couple of six footers and that's all.

  • Williams and Erby light it up

    Even when they come minus blocking, tackling and running plays, the numbers posted by Chester's Malik Williams and John Erby this past weekend look like something from a video game.
    The Chester Cyclones football team took part in a huge, multi-team 7-on-7 tournament Saturday on the campus of the University of South Carolina. With coaches from multiple schools looking on, Williams, Chester's quarterback, completed 106 of 133 passes in seven games and threw 28 touchdowns against a single interception. To say the least, Chester Coach Victor Floyd was impressed.

  • Sorry Coach...

    Since I began working at a newspaper for a living, John Smith has always been one of my absolute favorite people to cover. He's smart, he's funny, he's the best at what he does...the last thing I'd ever want to do to someone I hold in such high regard is make them mad at me, but I'm afraid I'm about to do just that.