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High School

  • Westminster Catawba records comeback win

    One big offensive play wasn't enough to boost the Lewisville Lions past Westminster Catawba, as the Indians recorded a come-from-behind win.
    Midway through the first quarter, Lewisville struck, finding the end zone with a single play. Quarterback Tony Gaston took the snap, rolled to his right to avoid pressure and hit Larnell Robinson in stride down the sidelines for a 66-yard catch-and-run and a 7-0 lead.

  • Bruins and Griffins battle to scoreless tie

    His team was playing under the stadium lights in front of a big crowd, but that didn’t really matter to Lancaster High coach Bennie McMurray.
    “It’s nothing but a practice,” McMurray said of Friday night’s Chester County Football Jamboree. “We got to play a lot of guys.”
    Lancaster and Fairfield Central battled to a scoreless tie in one half of action.
    The two teams traded punts to start the contest.

  • Cyclones roll to big win

    After logging a tie with Lancaster in the first annual Chester County Football Jamboree, Chester High rolled to a huge win in year two of the event it hosts, beating Great Falls 35-0 in one half of action.
    The Red Devils had a number of miscues that set up Cyclones scores, including on the first snap of the game. A botched center-quarterback exchange was recovered by Chester, giving the Cyclones possession at Great Falls' 30. Four plays later, quarterback Tony McNeal hit Tevin Worthy from four yards out for a 7-0 Chester lead just 1:22 into play.

  • Jamboree round-up

    In Friday's Chester County Football Jamboree, Westminister Catawba scored with 1:32 to go to claim 12-7 win over Lewisville. The Lions got a 66-yard touchdown pass from Tony Gaston to Larnell Robinson midway through the first quarter, but the Indians answered with a pair of scores. The Lions were plagued with penalties and a pair of turnovers.
    In the second match-up of the night, Fairfield Central and Lancaster battled to a scoreless tie. Each team hit 30-plus yard pass completions, but had drives stall deep in opposing territory.

  • Second annual Chester jamboree on tap for tonight

    Local teams will get one of their final tune-ups for the start of the 2010 season tonight starting at 6 p.m. when the second annual Chester County Football Jamboree kicks off.
    Last season, with the long-time regional jamboree in Rock Hill folding, Chester High Athletic Director Ricky Campbell started looking for another pre-season tune-up for his team. He found one.
    “We just decided to have our own,” Campbell said.

  • Defenses dominate scrimmage

    The expected show of offensive firepower in Tuesday's scrimmage between Chester and AAAA power Byrnes was scuttled by a pair of defenses that gave up very little ground in the two-hour session.
    The scrimmage followed a 10-play and drive format. With the Cyclones and Rebels having among the most explosive offenses in the state for the past few years, the anticipation was that both teams would light up the scoreboard. Instead, turnovers and sacks turned out to be the most common sight of the night.

  • No surprise with Simpson

    Being surprised that there is someone on the Great Falls roster with the last name “Simpson” is like being surprised that there is water in the ocean.
    It also shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that follows the program when a Simpson ends up being a good player and a team leader.

  • Lions have solid showing in spite of the weather

    Dealing with the competition on the field didn't prove to be much trouble, but dealing with the conditions did.
    The Lewisville Lions had a good scrimmage going at Andrew Jackson Friday right up until the rain started. Once the lightning arrived, the action was halted after only an hour. Still, coach Marvin Burke said his team's first scrimmage showed him some encouraging signs.
    “I was really impressed,” Burke said. “We have a lot of small things to fix, but we are way ahead of last year.”

  • Cyclones mix mistakes, big plays during first scrimmage

    Chester coach Anthony Sterling can deal with mistakes, particularly in the first scrimmage of the year. What he won't tolerate is players that don't project the proper attitude on the field.
    “You shouldn't be tired,” Sterling told his team after Friday's encounter with Union County. “That is a sign of weakness.”

  • Class is in session for Lamar

    Being a student of the game is allowing Great Falls quarterback Shaq Lamar to be a teacher on the field.