High School

  • Cycs roll into second round with rout of Pats

    Playoff football is all about a “survive and advance” mentality. For Chester on Friday night, it was more about “avenge and advance.”

    Facing the same Powdersville Patriots team that knocked them out of the 2016 playoffs in a double-overtime shootout, Chester overcame a second quarter deficit and rolled to a huge 61-28 victory on Friday.

  • UPDATED: First Ladies...Lewisville wins state volleyball crown

    This month is often referred to as “no shave November” but Lewisville Volleyball Coach Josh Renaud had a good excuse for ditching his long beard on Saturday.

    The Lewisville volleyball team, which until last year had one post-season win in its history, rallied from a set down to defeat Branchville 3-1, earning the program’s first state championship.

  • All in the family...brother-sister tandem build Lewisville volleyball into contender

    Josh and Amelia Renaud come from a volleyball family in New York but they’ve built a new volleyball family in Richburg.

    Josh is the head coach of the Lewisville varsity volleyball team while Amelia (his sister) is the assistant varsity coach and the JV head coach. Volleyball is essentially in the genes of the two as their father, Bob Renaud, is the head volleyball coach at Carthage High in New York.

    “I was on the court when I was probably five as a ball girl,” Amelia said. “We always knew we wanted to keep volleyball in our lives.”

  • Lewisville and Branchville battle for state volleyball crown Saturday

    Branchville has been where Lewisville is before...but Lewisville wants to be where Branchville is now.

    The two schools will meet Saturday to battle for the Class A state volleyball championship. Branchville is no stranger to competing for titles having lost in the finals five times in one recent six-year stretch to either St. Joe’s or Southside Christian. When realignment moved most of the non-public schools out Class A last year, the Lady Yellow Jackets won their first title, defeating The Governor’s School.

  • Cycs get another shot at Patriots

    It’s the start of a new season, but it’s also a flashback to 2016.

    The Chester Cyclones (8-2 and a number two seed) begin the AAA post-season tonight by playing host to Powdersville (6-4 and a number three seed). This will be only the second meeting between the two programs, but it’s the second in two years. Chester went to Powdersville last year in the second round of the playoffs before losing in a double-overtime shootout. A lot of things are different this year, though.

  • Lions open playoffs with War Eagles

    Wagener-Salley players likely remember the 64-0 whipping Lewisville put on them in the playoffs last season. Lions Coach Will Mitchell would just assume his team put it out of their memories, though.

    “That was last year. These are totally different teams now. Wagener-Salley is a tough team that’s gone 16-4 the last two regular seasons,” Mitchell said.

  • Lions roll over Red Devils

    For the first time in three years, the Lewisville Lions opted to kick extra points Friday instead of going for two. They had lots of opportunities to do so.

    Lewisville blew open its game against rival Great Falls in the second quarter Friday, scoring four times in the frame on the way to a big 54-0 victory.

  • The night they drove old Dixie down

    Lewisville Assistant Volleyball Coach Amelia Renaud says that everyone on her team fills their role and stays in their lane. As it turns out, that lane leads straight to Columbia.

    On Monday, for the first time in program history, Lewisville won an upperstate championship and is headed to the state title match, getting there with a thrilling five-set victory over the Dixie Hornets.

  • S.C. Prep Media Poll for 10-31

    Chester moved up to seventh in AAA while Lewisville moved did the same in 1A in the final S.C. Prep Media Football Poll of the regular season. Full rankings for all classes are listed below.



    1. Fort Dorchester (13)

    2. T.L. Hanna

    3. Dutch Fork

    4. Conway

    5. Spring Valley

    6. Dorman

    7. Sumter

    8. Summerville

    9. Hillcrest

    10. Gaffney

    Receiving votes: Greenwood, Byrnes, Spartanburg.


  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Lions roll, Cycs learn playoff opponent

    The Lewisville Lions officially punched their ticket to the 1A playoffs Friday night with a 54-0 win over county rival Great Falls.

    The Lions scored on their first possession, marching 81 yards in eight plays. Lewisville converted one third-and-long with a 27-yard Johnny Courtney run and another with a 25-yard Quentin Sanders jaunt. Sanders finished the march off, scoring on a 12-yard run for an early 6-0 Lions lead.

    After the teams traded turnovers, Lewisville scored again with quarterback Rhett Cox scoring on a four-yard keeper for a 13-0 lead.