High School

  • Playoffs begin next week for local teams

    The regular season draws to a close on Monday, but a number of Chester County baseball and softball teams will still be playing on Tuesday.

    The Lewisville baseball team clinched a number one seed on Tuesday by virtue of its Region II-A championship. In Class A, number one seeds actually receive a bye directly into the second game of the district. With the advent of pitch counts mandatory days of rest, that is a big advantage as it allows a team to save an arm. Lewisville’s first playoff game will be on Thursday.

  • Perfect end to perfect region season for Lady Lions

    The Lewisville softball team ended a perfect region schedule with a perfect performance on Tuesday.

    Lewisville defeated Great Falls by a score of 15-0 in three innings. The Lady Lions took a 4-0 lead after one, then put 11 runs on the board in the second. That was more than enough runs for pitcher Chloe Thomas. The senior hurler not only notched a shutout, she threw a perfect game, striking out eight of the nine batters she faced.

  • Lions clinch region title, number one playoff seed

    For Lewisville, rooting for McBee was probably tough to do. It isn’t likely to happen again.

  • JV call-ups play well, but Cycs fall to Wildcats

    With its JV team putting together an outstanding season, the future looks extremely bright for the Chester baseball program…and the future arrived a bit earlier than expected.

    On Friday, the Cyclones were without a number of regular starters, so Coach Matt Durand called up some of the JV players and plugged them into the lineup.

  • Successes and failures pave the way for Ruff

    Great Falls’ Koby Ruff loves baseball, partly because he considers it the ultimate team game and partly because it teaches you that you can fail, but still be successful. He says he is proof of that.

    Ruff has obviously had more successes than failures on the diamond, since he signed Friday to play at USC-Lancaster. He says, though, that it was a loss last season that showed him he had the potential to play at the college level.

  • The Genesis of a program

    Genesis Camp says several people laughed at her when she told them she’d accepted an offer to play soccer at USC-Union. She actually understood that reaction.

    “I do love to watch soccer, but I’ve never actually played it before,” she said.

  • Talk isn't cheap

    If you pay very close attention, you’ll notice that the Chester High girls soccer team is doing a lot more communicating on the field. You’ll also notice the team is doing more winning.

    So far this year, the Lady Cyclones are 4-8 on the year. However, those four wins equal the squad’s victories from all of last season. The team is also 3-3 in the region, is locked into a playoff spot and has an outside chance at earning second place, which would mean a home playoff game.

  • Lions knock off Stallions, Rams

    The Lewisville Lions baseball team is back from spring back and right back to their winning ways.

  • Spring round-up: Chester soccer, softball notch wins

    The Chester boys soccer team continued its playoff push on Tuesday night with a close win at Columbia.

    The Cyclones downed the Capitals 2-1. Irving Ramos scored both Chester goals, including the first just 10 minutes into the contest on an assist from Jeffrey Gulish. Columbia tied the score at 1-1 just before the half and it stayed that way until the 79th minute when Ramos scored from the right side of the box off a cross from J.D. Welborn. Kenard Young turned away seven Columbia shots-on-goal.

  • Misenheimer won titles, impacted lives

    Sue Misenheimer didn’t stop being a mom when her only child, Mel, died at a young age in a car accident.

    “In some ways, we were able to fill in and be surrogate kids. She meant everything to a lot of us,” said Allison Feaster-Strong.

    Misenheimer, who was a teacher, coach and mentor to more than two decades worth of students at Chester High School, died early Monday morning. Feaster-Strong and many others say she influenced their lives well beyond the time she spent wearing a whistle on Chester County’s basketball and tennis courts.