High School

  • Devils come up just short against Griffins

    Fairfield Central doubled down on their rivals from Great Falls Saturday, with the Lady Griffins pounding out a 60-28 win over the Lady Red Devils, while the boys fended off a late rally to hold onto a 59-53 win.

  • Sanders shines in all-star game

    On Thursday, while at Myrtle Beach for the annual Touchstone Energy Bowl (formerly known as the North-South All-Star Game) Chester's Tommy Sanders was moved to quarterback. It was a pretty easy transition for him to make.
    Sanders had a standout performance, throwing for 174 yards and a touchdown and running for a score for the North team.
    "I felt like it went good," Sanders said. "Everything was going fast at first then things started slowing down for me."

  • Lions off to a hot start

    Teams usually play the way they practice, which might explain why the Lewisville boys basketball team is off to a 6-0 start this year.
    "We give 110 percent each day in practice. We challenge each other. There is a lot of hustle and a lot of heart," said new coach Mike McCray.
    McCray is in his first year at the school. The Hemingway native lives in Rock Hill, has coached AAU basketball and served as an assistant coach at York Prep. He has brought an aggressive style of play with him to Lewisville.

  • Slow and steady wins the race for Lady Devils

    The Great Falls girls basketball team hasn't put up big point totals so far this year, but that's not a bad thing.
    New coach Jimmy Duncan is emphasizing defense and a slower, methodical offense that looks to get the ball inside for higher percentage baskets. The early returns have been good, with the team picking up a win over Chesterfield and a near-upset of AA Buford.
    "It's a learning process right now, but we're excited about our early win. We want to build on that," Duncan said.

  • Media kept out of SCHSL meeting

    The Chester News & Reporter was one of two media outlets denied entry into a South Carolina High School League meeting on Thursday afternoon.

  • Cycs building around defense

    Chester basketball coach Sebastian Hopkins thinks defense will be a team strength this year, even though the team is having to learn to play it all over again.
    Officials this year are putting a heavier emphasis on calling hand checks. Hopkins said they'll give one warning, then start blowing whistles. As a coach who who stresses a physical, pressing style of defense, Hopkins said he has been working with players on moving their feet and not using their hands.

  • CHS holds annual Fall Sports Ceremony

    The school had 69 student athletes receive academic awards.  These student athletes earned a 3.2 GPA or higher during the first nine week grading period.  Cross Country won the Team GPA competition with a team GPA of 3.31.

    Cross Country
    Female Most Valuable Runner-Deja Marshall
    Male Most Valuable Runner-Kenneth Caldwell
    All Region-Deja Marshall


    MVP Offense-Tommy Sanders
    MVP Defense-Josh Hicks
    Demetrius Douglas Offensive Lineman-Jay Hampton

  • Search for Sterling's successor underway

    All-star games and holidays will stretch the process into early next year, but the process of finding a new head football coach at Chester High School is now underway.

  • Two points better than one for Lady Cycs

    The Chester Lady Cyclones are working toward being better, inside and out.
    Chester is off to a 2-2 start this year. The team went 2-1 in a tournament to open the season (beating A.C. Flora and Blythewood, while falling to Sumter) and lost a close game in Wednesday's home opener to Rock Hill. Coach Marilyn Milton said her team, which only features two seniors, is still working to improve in some fundamental aspects.

  • Odds are Chester wrestlers will be competitive

    Every year, Joe Conlan makes a bet that he has no intention of winning.