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High School

  • Cyclones are ready to run

    With speed in the outfield and on the base paths, the Chester baseball team can really run. Partly because of that, their new head coach thinks they might go on a run this year too.

    Matt Durand has been an assistant for the Cyclones the past three years and was elevated to the head position when Coach Chris Powell left in January for a job in North Carolina. Having been around the program and all the current players, he said the transition has been an easy one.

  • Devils want to create some chaos

    To say that Great Falls had a chaotic start to its 2017 baseball season might be an understatement.

    Last year, the Red Devils lost their head coach for health reason just before the start of the season. Ben Roberts assumed the job, but not before he actually played against the players he was about to lead.

  • Lions win Comporium Tournament

    They’ve got their eyes on a different tournament a little later this year, but the Lewisville Lions already have one tournament championship under their belt in 2018.

    The Lewisville baseball team won the Comporium Tournament Title. The Lions opened play last week with a 5-1 victory over Chester. Rhett Cox was the winning pitcher in that game while Braxton Elms and Jack Jordan each went 2-for-3 at the plate. One of Elms’ hits was a triple.

  • Lady Lions ready to take the next step

    The softball teams from Lewisville and Dixie met recently for a pre-season scrimmage. It’s a safe bet they’ll meet again and the stakes will be considerably higher next time.

  • Lady Cycs look to come on strong

    Chester Softball Coach Chris Dodson knows what his team’s strength is…that would strength.

    “You can tell they’ve put in the work in the weight room. We have less injuries, we’re hitting for more power and our pitching is stronger,” he said.

  • Lions hope to finish where they start

    The Lewisville baseball team sits at number one in the 1A preseason rankings but no one knows better than the Lions how little pre-season rankings mean.

    Last season, Lewisville started the year at number four in the polls behind two teams in its own region, but went 15-0 against Class A competition and rolled to a state championship. There is plenty of talent still on hand from that title-winning for the Lions to make another run at a ring, but Coach Billy Keels said there was one area hit particularly hard by graduation.

  • Last-second shot ends Lewisville's season

    His team was up seven and was on pace to score 80 points. Even so, Mike McCray knew it wasn’t enough.

    “I felt like we should’ve been up more,” he said.

    McCray was right. The Lewisville Lions lost their lead by the end of the third, then lost their season on the last play of the game in a 60-58 loss to Ridge Spring-Monetta in Friday’s 1A upperstate title game.

  • Buzzer-beater ends Lewisville's season

    Lewisville's nine-game winning streak and the team's hopes of making a second-straight appearance in the 1A state championship game ended at the buzzer Friday in a 60-58 loss to Ridge Spring-Monetta. The Lions end the season at 17-9. For highlights, go to https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wSnk8h549eo&feature=youtu.be

  • Five Chester wrestlers headed to state

    The Chester wrestling team had a good showing in the team playoffs a few weeks back and an even better one at the upperstate individuals tournament this past weekend.

    The Cyclones had five wrestlers earn their way to the state individual tournament. Javy Gonzales finished in second place at 132 pounds and LyTerrence Mills finished second at 145 pounds. Chauldray Evans was a third-place finisher at 152 pounds, Terrene Mills was third at 165 Teddy Murphy came in fourth place at 220 pounds.

  • Cycs bow out with loss to Walhalla

    The Chester basketball team will not be winning the 2018 AAA state basketball championship. Given the way this season went and the general direction of the program, though, there is no reason to believe they can't win it in 2019.