Today's Sports

  • Lions down Devils in OT thriller

    It's hard to imagine a game with more intrigue, more drama, more competitive fire and higher stakes than bitter county rivals Great Falls and Lewisville battling in a playoff game... unless you add in overtime.

    In the third match-up between the two teams this year, Lewisville came away with a 69-63 victory over Great Falls to advance to the 1A upperstate championship game for the second straight year.

  • Cycs bow out with loss to...

    The Chester basketball team will not be winning the 2018 AAA state basketball championship. Given the way this season went and the general direction of the program, though, there is no reason to believe they can't win it in 2019.

  • Five Chester wrestlers headed to...

    The Chester wrestling team had a good showing in the team playoffs a few weeks back and an even better one at the upperstate individuals tournament this past weekend.

    The Cyclones had five wrestlers earn their way to the state individual tournament. Javy Gonzales finished in second place at 132 pounds and LyTerrence Mills finished second at 145 pounds. Chauldray Evans was a third-place finisher at 152 pounds, Terrene Mills was third at 165 Teddy Murphy came in fourth place at 220 pounds.

  • Red Devils roll over Hawks

    Sincere Wilmore pulled up from half court and sent a shot toward the basket as time expired. When the ball found the bottom of the net, the crowd erupted and an on-court celebration was touched off. His buzzer-beater didn’t provide a last-second, miracle win, though…it provided an exclamation point.

    The Great Falls Red Devils advanced to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in six years on Friday night with an 89-47 blowout victory of Blackville-Hilda.

  • Lions hang on at HKT

    A good start gave Lewisville the good finish it wanted.

    The Lions boys basketball team built up a big lead at halftime, led by double figures through three, then had to hold on through a furious Hunter-Kinard-Tyler rally for a 58-54 win.

  • Cycs advance with win over...

    The Chester Cyclones had heard a lot about how good the Newberry Bulldogs were. Now the entire state knows that Chester is pretty good too.

    Newberry was a region champion this season and a number one playoff seed, but in many ways were beaten at their own, up-tempo game Friday night as Chester went on the road for a huge 76-62 playoff victory.

  • Chester runs away from Palmetto

    In a game that was filled with runs, it was a late final push that allowed the Chester Cyclones to continue their run in the AAA state playoffs.

    In a back-and-forth contest that saw multiple lead changes, Chester claimed a 72-62 victory over Palmetto.

  • Teams gear up for second round...

    The Great Falls Red Devils are now in the second round of the playoffs even though they haven’t had a game since the regular season ended.

    “The first-round bye was nice but we’re ready to play. We’re getting a little stir crazy and tired of competing against each other in practice,” said Great Falls Coach Jimmy Duncan.

  • Belk's excused absence

    Josh Belk wasn’t present for Lewisville’s signing day ceremony, but he had a pretty good excuse.

    “He had a 5 a.m. workout then had to go to class,” said Lions Coach Will Mitchell.

    Belk, one of the top-rated and most-coveted defensive tackle prospects in the country actually graduated high school in December and is already enrolled at Clemson University. Mitchell had hoped he’d be able to make it back for the signing event with his now-former teammates but said that didn’t work out logistically, unfortunately.

  • Sanders signs with Lackawanna

    When it comes to his position on the field or his ultimate school destination, Quentin Sanders doesn’t really care where he plays.

    “I just want to go out there and make plays,” he said.

    For at least his first few years, Sanders will be playing at Lackawanna Community College in Pennsylvania.