High School

  • Cycs come back strong from off week

    A week off came at exactly the right time for the Chester Cyclones.
    After losing two straight to Pageland Central and Mallard Creek, and giving up huge totals on the ground in the process, Chester used its off week to do some fine-tuning. It worked out to the tune of a 48-13 win over York last Friday.
    "The week off made a big difference," said Chester coach Anthony Sterling. "Especially defensively. We were able to work on timing our blitzes better and stopping the run."

  • Gore wins weekly football picking contest

    Johnson Gore Jr. of Chester emerged from a five-way tie to win the News & Reporter's weekly football picking contest.
    Five contestants posted 19-1 records picking Saturday's games; Gore, Mary Railey and Bill Ernandez, all of Chester, Tommy Blietz of Rock Hill and Heyward Wallace of Blackstock. In the tie-breaker, the total number of points scored in the Clemson-Miami game, Gore's pick of 52 was the closest to the actual total of 51, giving him the win and the $50 prize.

  • Lions come close, but fall to McBee

    Lewisville coach Marvin Burke has talked time and again about how mental mistakes can hurt a football team.
    That proved true on Friday as the Lions had a touchdown called back on a penalty and suffered through  a turnover in the end zone that led to a 19-0 loss to the McBee Panthers.
    McBee put points on the board on its first drive. Working exclusively on the ground out of the Wishbone, the Panthers went 67 yards in nine plays.  Fullback Greg McDonald finished off the march with a three-yard touchdown run and a 7-0 lead.

  • Cyclones win region opener with ease

    Chester fans held their breath Friday night as quarterback Tony McNeal exited the contest mid-way through the second quarter of the game vs. York  with what appeared to be a knee injury.  McNeal , who is committed to Clemson, emerged from half-time warming up on the side-lines and Cyclone fans exhaled.  However, he would not return to the game.  
    “He bruised his knee a little bit and we decided to just keep him out.”  said Coach Anthony Sterling, also assuring,  “McNeal is fine.”  

  • Devils try to win fourth straight

    The Great Falls Red Devils have won three straight games, but winning tonight's contest against C.A. Johnson is more important than anything the team has done so far this year.
    Tonight's visit from the Hornets is the region opener for both schools. A good start in the region will help cement playoff seeding down the road and help continue the momentum the team has built up after an 0-2 start.

  • Lions start region slate with McBee

    Farmers and folks with brown lawns weren't the only ones glad to see a change in the weather this week.
    "I'm glad it rained," said Lewisville coach Marvin Burke. "We practiced out in it, to work on our ball security. We did a decent job out in the rain."
    Burke hopes the wet practice will help his team hang onto the ball in tonight's region opener against the McBee Panthers.

  • Cycs looking for strong start in region

    The most noteworthy streak involving Chester and York going into the match-up between the two last year was an 11-game winning streak in the series by the Cougars. By the time the game ended it was a streak by Tony McNeal that had everyone talking.
    McNeal had arguably his best game as a Cyclone that night, hitting 19-of-21 passes (the two incompletions were drops) for 369 yards and five touchdowns. At one point, he hit 11 passes in-a-row.

  • Red Devils pitch a shut-out

    The Great Falls Red Devils came into Friday night’s non-league bout with Buford’s Yellow Jackets fired up and hungry for a win.  A rivalry was fueled Thursday night at the JV game when the two teams had a heated exchange, debating the outcome of the following night’s game.  This gave the Red Devils the intensity and motivation needed to ultimately produce a 27-0 shutout over Buford.  

  • Big plays and turnovers lead to another loss for Lions

    On Friday night, Marvin Burke said he saw basically saw the same movie for the fifth straight week, and didn't like how it ended.
    Once again the Lewisville Lions were able to run the ball effectively and eat up some clock, but once against turnovers and big plays by the opposition led to a loss, this time it was 49-0 at the hands of York.
    "It was pretty much the same thing that's happened every week," Burke said.

  • Lions and Cougars looking for first win

    Bad starts have gotten the Lewisville Lions off to a bad start this season. The team will try to get out of the gate quickly in tonight's game against the York Cougars.
    In the opener against Chester, Lewisville was in a quick 14-0 hole. Against Pageland Central, the score was 14-0 early in the game. Nation Ford jumped out to a 21-0 lead and Fort Mill was up 28-0 by the end of the first quarter. In each game, the Lions settled in and played well after the opposition's initial burst, but Lewisville coach Marvin Burke said it is important not to dig a deep early hole.