High School

  • Fights end Great Falls-Lewisville boys and girls games early

    A few years ago, a national publication ranked Lewisville-Great Falls as the fiercest rivalry in the State of South Carolina. On Friday night, it was easy to see why.

    The boys and girls basketball games between the two county rivals were stopped because of fights…one on the court and another in the stands.

  • Basketball round-up: Devils fall at McBee

    The Great Falls Red Devils’ long road trip is over, but unfortunately so is its winning streak.

    The team was playing its third straight game on the road, having come away with wins in far away games against Lamar and Timmonsville. They ran into a hot-shooting McBee team, though, and lost Tuesday by a scored of 75-54. Shane Hammonds led the scoring for the Panthers with 24 points. That broke a three-game win streak for Great Falls, who fell to 11-3, 2-1 with the loss.

  • Chester wrestling team off to a strong start

    Chester High wrestling Coach Dennis Jensen thinks his team can contend for a region title this season…but also says there is no way to know for sure yet.

  • Lions shoot the lights out against Lamar

    The Lewisville boys basketball team did a better job at the free throw line than it did in a narrow loss to Timmonsville last Friday. Not that it mattered much.

    Lewisville raced out of the gate and never looked back, blowing out Lamar 75-48.

    Lions Coach Mike McCray said the first quarter set the tone for what was to come Tuesday.

    “We came out hot,” he said. “We hit 11 three-pointers. We got up big early and they could never recover.”

    Lewisville led 27-10 through one and built its lead to 50-26 by halftime.

  • Lewisville drops two to Timmonsville

    Lewisville’s loss to Timmonsville Friday came by five points…and 15 feet.

    “The bottom line is, they made free throws and we didn’t,” said Lions Coach Mike McCray.

    Lewisville missed 17 free throws on its way to a 52-47 loss to the Whirlwinds.

  • Belk charges things up for Great Falls

    Great Falls picked up a big region win Friday on the road at Lamar by a 55-31 score and Tommy Belk led the charge…literally.

    Belk has shown quite a knack for drawing offensive fouls this season. He had six against Lamar and Red Devils Coach Jimmy Duncan said he has more than 30 on the year.

    “Honestly, I would guess that he has more charges this year than most teams in 1A do,” Duncan said.

  • Cycs bounce back, down Bulldogs

    They had the game under control because they played under control.

    After having an 11-game region winning streak snapped last Tuesday at Columbia, the Chester boys basketball team bounced back Friday with a 68-59 victory over Camden. In Tuesday’s loss, the Cyclones turned the ball over, had lapses in defense and exercised some poor shot selection. Cyclones Coach Sebastian Hopkins said he knew his team had to step things up a notch against Camden to prevent one bad night from turning into a streak.

  • Cycs, Lions, Devils face region match-ups tonight

    All three of Chester County’s High Schools will be into their region schedules as of tonight.

  • Cyclones fall at Columbia

    They can still win the region, still host playoff games and still make a run toward the state title, but the Chester boys basketball team won’t be able to achieve one of its stated goals.

    Chester dropped a 76-66 decision Tuesday at Columbia High School. Chester had an 11-game region winning streak dating back to the 2015-’16 season and went undefeated in the region slate last year. Repeating that feat was an objective that players were shooting for again. Coach Sebastian Hopkins said, though, his team just didn’t play well enough to make it happen.

  • Belk shows well in Army game

    His team lost, but there is no doubt that Josh Belk was a winner where the Army All-American Bowl was concerned.

    Belk, an early graduate of Lewisville High School, earned a starting spot at defensive tackle in Saturday’s game that featured the best high school football players in the country. His high school coach Will Mitchell, who attended the game in San Antonio, Texas, said in all-star competitions the week of practice leading up to the game is actually much more important than what actually happens in the game.