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High School

  • Lady Lions lose close, boys win against Chesterfield

    It was a close, back-and-forth game for 32 minutes, but the Lewisville Lady Lions just missed on a big victory Tuesday.

    The team fell to AA Chesterfield by a final score of 50-49. Lewisville led 14-12 after one, fell behind 28-24 at the break, surged ahead again entering the fourth and finally dropped a one-point heartbreaker.

    As the team does most nights, the Lady Lions turned in a terrific night on the boards, pulling down 46, with Allie Keels leading the way with 12. Ball security continued to be an issue, though, as the team suffered through 36 turnovers.

  • Powell headed home

    He called Chester home for the past several years, but now he’s going back to his real home.

    Christopher Powell, the head baseball coach and an assistant football coach at Chester High School, has been named the new head football coach at Draughn High School in Valdese, North Carolina. The school, which is relatively new, is in Powell’s home county of Burke. Powell begins teaching there next month.

  • Cycs suffer first loss, but bounce back with win over White Knoll

    The Lancaster Bruins finished fast to cap a hoops sweep of the Class AAA Chester Cyclones on Tuesday night in the LHS gym.

    The Bruins, with a key fourth-period surge, took the lead and held on for the 77-71 win over the Cyclones.

    The LHS boys’ six-point win gave the Bruins a sweep after the Lady Bruins cruised to a 76-29 win over the Lady Cycs.

    The boys game was tighter as the Bruins and Cyclones battled to the wire.

    Lancaster, 5-2, held a 39-35 at the break and the game was tight.

  • Red Devils move to 6-0 with rout of Hornets

    After playing at a very slow, deliberate pace last year, Great Falls is doing a lot more running this season. Consequently, they are also running a lot of opponents out of the gym.

    The Red Devils improved to 6-0 Tuesday night with a 65-39 blowout of AA C.A. Johnson.

  • McMurray coached himself to S.C. Football Hall of Fame

    Coach Bennie McMurray won 219 football games and three

    state championships as a 27-year high coach head football coach, but

    his best coaching job was internal.

    McMurray, one of eight inductees into the S.C. Football Coaches Hall

    of Fame in Myrtle Beach on Friday night at the Landmark Inn, provided

    insight on his hall of fame journey.

    “I didn’t play college football,” said McMurray, a Lancaster native

    and a graduate of Barr Street High, the former all-black high school

  • Lions drop two to Northwestern

    They played well defensively and held their own against a big AAAAA school, but the Lewisville girls basketball team fell to Northwestern on Wednesday 48-25.

    The Lady Lions got in a big early hole, trailing 19-7 after one quarter, but managed to hold the Lady Trojans to just 29 points the rest of the way. Still, they were never ever to fully get back in the contest, largely because of a tough night at the charity stripe. Lewisville was only 5-of-21 on free throws.

    Amber Bass led the Lady Lions (2-4) with 19 points and seven rebounds.

  • Red Devils roll past Whitmire

    When every member of a team gets into a game, it’s probably been a good night. When they all score, it’s probably been a great one.

  • Cycs run record to 5-0

    The Chester boys basketball team isn’t just winning games, they are making a bit of history.

    The Cyclones stretched their record out to 5-0 on Wednesday night with 67-48 victory over the Rock Hill Bearcats. Having just played an overtime game against Northwestern the night before, the team may have come out with some heavy legs and only put six points on the board in the opening quarter. They surged in front by halftime, though, going ahead 23-20 then blew the contest open in the third, outscoring the opposition 23-10.

  • Improvement already on display for Lady Devils

    Randy Worthy expects his Great Falls girls basketball team to be much more competitive this year. Actually, they already are.

  • Basketball round-up: Chester wins again

    The Chester boys basketball team is not only 3-0, it is 3-0 against York County.

    The Cyclones, fresh off victories over Northwestern and Rock Hill, knocked off York Prep on Friday night 86-79. The game got off to a slow start offensively, with Chester leading 15-8 after one and 34-29 at the half.

    “We played very sluggish offensively,” said Coach Sebastian Hopkins. “Basically, it was due to the two games prior to the one we played Friday. Our legs were tired.”