High School

  • Cycs are young but growing

    The Chester baseball team isn’t heavy with upperclassmen this season, but that doesn’t mean the team is lacking in experience.

    “We have a good mix of upperclassmen and young players, but we’re still young. The good thing is that so many of our young players had to play last year,” said Coach Chris Powell.

  • Cycs bow out in 3 OT thriller

    It looked like Chester had its second-round playoff game against Berea won three different times.

    “We had our opportunities to win the game but we came up short,” said Chester Coach Sebastian Hopkins.

    Each time it needed to, Berea was able to make a play and came away with a hard-fought 84-82 victory in triple overtime.

  • Bench carries Lions to blowout win

    Like every team, Lewisville has a regular set of starters and reserves. In the case of the Lions, though, it’s hard to tell one group from another.

    Lewisville, with its bench garnering the majority of minutes, blew out Estill 76-41 in the second round of the Class A playoffs.

  • Rollins signs with USC-Salkehatchie

    In announcing where she would be continuing her academic and softball-playing career after graduation, Lewisville’s Stacie Rollins thanked her mother for teaching her “never to let anyone take away (her) sparkle.” Certainly, no one has ever been able to do that to her on the softball field.

    Rollins, a .334 hitter last season who played on an undefeated JV team as a freshman and on a pair of region and district varsity championship teams, signed Wednesday with USC-Salkehatchie.

  • Hill headed to Iowa Western, with a little help from mom

    As he announced his college decision Wednesday, Mike Hill had a tough time getting the words out through his tears when talking about the role his mother has played in his life. It probably marked the first time in his athletic life he ever struggled.

    Hill, a three-sport athlete who has earned all-state honors in both football and basketball, signed to play on the gridiron with Iowa Western, one of the nation’s top junior college programs.

  • Father and son, coach and player

    Billy Keels, the coach, wasn’t on hand to see one his top players sign a football scholarship Wednesday at Lewisville. For once, he got to be Billy Keels, the dad.

    Trey Keels, who excels in three sports for the Lions signed to continue his education and play football at Presbyterian College.

  • UPDATED: Steen to replace Barrett at Great Falls

    Great Falls didn’t have to look very long for a new football coach, because they didn’t have to look very far.

    Scotty Steen, who has been an assistant coach at Great Falls for 19 years, was named the head football coach on Wednesday. He replaces John Barrett, who resigned last month after a year on the job for personal and family reasons.

    “This still feels like a dream,” Steen said. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about, praying about and talking to my family about for a while.”

  • Lewisville HOF event is just around the corner

    Tickets are still available but are going fast for the fourth annual Lewisville High School Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet.

    Going into the hall this year will be former multi-sport coach Floyd Drum, former athletes Jimmy Overby, Dennis Robinson and Melanie Harris-Gallman, the competitive cheer teams from 1990 to 1993 and David McCain, who will receive the “Once a Lion, Always a Lion” honor.

  • Lewisville Lady Lions finish up with win over McBee

    The Lewisville girls basketball team didn’t have a senior night this season. Of course, that’s because the team didn’t feature any seniors.

    The very young Lady Lions squad, playing a rugged schedule, had some ups and downs this season, but finished on a high note, knocking off region foe McBee 54-49 in overtime on Friday.

  • Red Devils finish with big wins

    It didn’t come in the game Coach Jimmy Duncan wanted, but Great Falls’ boys basketball team ended the season with a win.

    On Friday, the Red Devils concluded the regular season with a 67-33 victory over The Governor’s School for Science and Math. With such a large margin of victory, Duncan was able to empty his bench and get every player on the roster a lot of playing time. Freshman Kelton Talford had another big game with 23 points and 18 rebounds.