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High School

  • Lions off to solid start

    The boys and girls basketball teams at Lewisville High School got off to good starts as region play began last week.

    The girls team is off to a 1-1 start. They opened with a 49-18 blowout of The Governor’s School for Science and Math. Amber Bass had a tremendous all-around game, with 20 points, 15 rebounds and a pair of steals. Kailtyn Fossett also filled up the stat sheet, with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Jada Bradley added six points in the effort.

  • Defense carries Devils to 2-0 region start

    To say the Great Falls boys basketball team is playing good defense this season would be an understatement.

    “Forty-nine points is the most scored on us all year,” said Coach Jimmy Duncan.

    Thanks in large part to that defense, Great Falls now stands at 7-4 on the year and is off to a 2-0 region start, which included a 44-38 win over Lamar Friday.

    Lamar is an athletic team capable of putting up some good numbers on offense, but was never able to get in any sort of rhythm against the Red Devils.

  • Cyclones run past Griffins

    Chester Basketball Coach Sebastian Hopkins was expecting rival Fairfield Central to make a run at some point Friday and they did. Chester was still able to run them out of the gym, though.

    The Cyclones moved to 2-0 in region play Friday, building an early lead and finishing with a flourish in a 61-50 win over the Griffins.

  • REMEMBERING RODDEY: The Cyclones lose their voice

    Several years ago I was standing in line for a beverage at a small Greenville County concert venue and struck up a brief conversation with the fellow standing behind me in line. When I told him I worked in Chester County his eyes lit up.

    “Hey, do you know Carlisle Roddey?” he asked enthusiastically.

  • Snow shuffles local sports schedule

    There is snow in the forecast for Chester County, so there won’t be any sports on the schedule for the next few days.

    The boys and girls basketball teams at Lewisville were to have had their first games of the new year tonight, playing host to Andrew Jackson. It would also have served as a final tune-up before the start of region play, but with snow potentially hitting the area tonight, the games have been postponed. As of yet, no make-up date has been set.

  • James Peay fulfills his promise

    He was a promising young player, but he was promised nothing.

    James Peay, a 2014 Chester High graduate, has signed to play football at Cheyney University. His path to the Division II school has been off the beaten path, as Peay did not play high school football in his junior or senior years, then went all the way across the country for a walk-on opportunity at a junior college.

  • Chester wrestling off to another strong start

    Like winter sports coaches all over the state, Chester Wrestling Coach Joe Conlan had his season affected by the two-week extension of the fall sports season and then further by the Cyclones football team’s run to the second round of the playoffs. Not only does it not bother Conlan, he’s more than happy to accommodate it.

  • Wins are coming for Lady Cyclones

    It isn’t showing in terms of wins and losses yet, but the girls basketball team at Chester High School is getting better game-by-game.

    “We have a young team,” said Coach Jasmine Sanders. “We’re rebuilding. We’ve played well in spurts, but we’re still working to put a whole game together.”

  • Cycs are young, but talented

    The young Chester boys basketball team still has some learning to do according to their coach, but once they do, everyone will learn just how good the Cyclones will be.

  • Lady Devils are young and growing

    The Great Falls girls basketball team is very young this year. That includes on the floor and on the bench.