http://www.onlinechester.com/sports/rss.xml/sports/rss.xml en Lions and Flashes battle Saturday for trip to state http://www.onlinechester.com/content/lions-and-flashes-battle-saturday-trip-state <p> When Lewisville and Calhoun Falls Charter battle for the Class A upperstate title Saturday in Greenville, something has to give.</p> <p> Lewisville comes in on a seven-game winning streak, while Calhoun Falls Charter has won 13 in-a-row. Neither the Lions (18-6) nor the Flashes (19-3) have lost a game to a fellow Class A team this season meaning both went unbeaten in region play. One team or the other though will end those streaks and advance to the state championship game in the process.</p> Cycs are young but growing http://www.onlinechester.com/content/cycs-are-young-growing <p> The Chester baseball team isn&rsquo;t heavy with upperclassmen this season, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean the team is lacking in experience.</p> <p> &ldquo;We have a good mix of upperclassmen and young players, but we&rsquo;re still young. The good thing is that so many of our young players had to play last year,&rdquo; said Coach Chris Powell.</p> Bench carries Lions to blowout win http://www.onlinechester.com/content/bench-carries-lions-blowout-win <p> Like every team, Lewisville has a regular set of starters and reserves. In the case of the Lions, though, it&rsquo;s hard to tell one group from another.</p> <p> Lewisville, with its bench garnering the majority of minutes, blew out Estill 76-41 in the second round of the Class A playoffs.</p> Cycs bow out in 3 OT thriller http://www.onlinechester.com/content/cycs-bow-out-3-ot-thriller <p> It looked like Chester had its second-round playoff game against Berea won three different times.</p> <p> &ldquo;We had our opportunities to win the game but we came up short,&rdquo; said Chester Coach Sebastian Hopkins.</p> <p> Each time it needed to, Berea was able to make a play and came away with a hard-fought 84-82 victory in triple overtime.</p> Marshall still playing well for SMC http://www.onlinechester.com/content/marshall-still-playing-well-smc <p> Her team is struggling with wins and losses, but Chester graduate Deja Marshall is doing anything but struggling individually.</p> <p> Marshall, a freshman at Spartanburg Methodist College, is continuing to put up impressive stats this season. Her team is currently on a three-game skid, but Marshall posted 21 points and six rebounds in a loss to Louisburg, 16 points and nine rebounds in a loss to Combine College and 21 points and four rebounds in a defeat to Catawba Valley Community College.</p> Father and son, coach and player http://www.onlinechester.com/content/father-and-son-coach-and-player <p> Billy Keels, the coach, wasn&rsquo;t on hand to see one his top players sign a football scholarship Wednesday at Lewisville. For once, he got to be Billy Keels, the dad.</p> <p> Trey Keels, who excels in three sports for the Lions signed to continue his education and play football at Presbyterian College.</p> Rollins signs with USC-Salkehatchie http://www.onlinechester.com/content/rollins-signs-usc-salkehatchie <p> In announcing where she would be continuing her academic and softball-playing career after graduation, Lewisville&rsquo;s Stacie Rollins thanked her mother for teaching her &ldquo;never to let anyone take away (her) sparkle.&rdquo; Certainly, no one has ever been able to do that to her on the softball field.</p> <p> Rollins, a .334 hitter last season who played on an undefeated JV team as a freshman and on a pair of region and district varsity championship teams, signed Wednesday with USC-Salkehatchie.</p> Hill headed to Iowa Western, with a little help from mom http://www.onlinechester.com/content/hill-headed-iowa-western-little-help-mom <p> As he announced his college decision Wednesday, Mike Hill had a tough time getting the words out through his tears when talking about the role his mother has played in his life. It probably marked the first time in his athletic life he ever struggled.</p> <p> Hill, a three-sport athlete who has earned all-state honors in both football and basketball, signed to play on the gridiron with Iowa Western, one of the nation&rsquo;s top junior college programs.</p>