Today's Sports

  • Lions, Trojans battle for trip...

    The road for the Lewisville Lions to the state title game this year has been, well, the road.

    For the third straight week, the Lions will be the visitors as they travel tonight to face off against Ridge Spring-Monetta for a third round playoff battle.

    “Not only are we on the road, every trip we’ve had has been at least two hours, including this one,” said Coach Will Mitchell.

  • Belk will be all he can be

    With Lewisville being in the playoffs, Josh Belk never knows when his last game will be in a Lions uniform. Even so, he knows when his last high school game will be.

    Last week, Belk was officially presented with his U.S. Army All-American jersey during a ceremony at the school. He knew the honor was coming, having been officially selected to participate in the Army All-American Bowl earlier this year. Still, he said it was an honor to officially be able to put the jersey on.

  • Thomas comes full circle

    Chloe Thomas’ softball career really began at a tryout for a travel ball team in Cherokee County. It will likely end in the same location.

    Thomas, a senior pitcher at Lewisville High School, signed to Thursday to play softball at Limestone College in Cherokee.

    Thomas actually grew up playing baseball with many of her male friends. At a certain point, her father Jerry (Lewisville’s head softball coach) told her she needed shift over to softball. She immediately knew it was what she wanted to spend the rest of her days as an athlete playing.

  • Lions hang on for overtime win...

    Lewisville was understandably surprised Friday when they basically ended up playing Lewisville.

    The Lions had a tough overtime battle at McCormick in challenging conditions, but managed to hang on for 24-22 victory that sent the team to the third round of the Class A playoffs for the second straight year.

    Prior to the game, Lewisville Coach Will Mitchell noted that the Chiefs liked to run the ball out of multiple formations, including a wishbone, a two-back set and an occasional scrum look. They were even multiple on Friday.

  • Season ends for Chester Cyclones

    The Chapman Panthers are the number one ranked AAA team in the state for a reason.

    Using a potent, multi-faceted rushing attack, a complimentary passing game and a special teams unit that consistently gave them good field position, Chapman eliminated Chester from the playoffs with a 55-25 win on Friday.

  • Rainey wins football contest for...

    A tiebreaker was needed to decide the winner of this week’s News & Reporter weekly football picking contest, but when the smoke cleared, Lisa Rainey of Great Falls emerged as the winner.

  • "You've got to beat...

    On the week that a much-anticipated documentary on 16-time world wrestling champion Ric Flair made its debut, Chester High Coach Victor Floyd sounded a little bit like the “Nature Boy.”

    “If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best,” he said.

  • On the road again...Lions head...

    Having won a region title and earned a first-round playoff bye, McCormick obviously has more than one good player…but one certainly does stand out.

    Lewisville will hit the road tonight, traveling to play a Chiefs team that went 6-4 during the regular season, has won six of their past seven games, claimed the Region I title and has had an extra week to prepare thanks to a bye last Friday. The team’s offense is built around running back Mataeo Durant, who has already committed to play at Duke.

  • Craig off to hot start in the G...

    He’s not a full-time member of the Denver Nuggets yet, but Torrey Craig might end up there if he keeps playing the way he is now.

    Craig, a Great Falls High School graduate, is a two-way player this year, meaning he spends part of the year in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets and the majority of his time with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G League (the NBA’s developmental league). Through two games with the Skyforce, Craig is averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.5 blocks a contest. His team is off to a 1-1 start.

  • Rainey wins weekly football...

    No tie-breaker was needed this week as Lisa Rainey of Great Falls won the News & Reporter’s weekly football picking contest.

    Rainey finished all alone in first place with a record of 17-3. That effort earned Rainey the weekly $50 prize.

    Six contestants finished just a game back of the winner. Coming in with records of 16-4 were Stacey Thompson and Reggie McCorkle, both of Chester, Tina Grant Wright of Kings Mountain, Dwayne Reid of Great Falls, Ray Brake of Richburg and Debra Gregory of Lockhart.