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College

  • Thomas wins again for Lander baseball

    The No. 11 Lander baseball team scored three runs in both the sixth and ninth innings Saturday afternoon en route to a 9-2 victory over UNC Pembroke.
    Lander moves to 27-12 overall and 13-8 in the Peach Belt Conference, while UNCP is 27-13, 13-10.
    In the first game, Chester High graduate Chris Thomas (5-1) earned the win with seven strikeouts, two walks and one earned run on seven hits in six innings pitched.
    The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Josh Haley singled and later scored on Aaron Parnell's RBI single.

  • Locals continue posting big numbers at college level

    Chester County graduates are continuing to put together solid seasons at the college level.
    Chris Thomas, a graduate of Chester High School, is having a superb season for the Lander University baseball team. Thomas sports a 4-1 record and a 3.08 ERA in nine appearances. He has 51 strikeouts against only 19 walks for the 26-10 Bearcats.
    Gaither Bumgardner, a junior from Great Falls, continues to be among the top hitters for the 21-8 USC-Upstate Spartans baseball team. Bumgardner is hitting .318 on the year, with 21 runs scored, four doubles, two triples and 18 RBIs.

  • Sims named all-region

    Chester High graduate Donald Sims has been honored for his big season on the college hardwood.
    Sims, a junior forward at West Texas A&M, has been named to the Daktronics All-South Central Region Second Team.
    Sims led the Buffs in scoring (13.8) and rebounding (9.3) this season while also leading the Lone Star Conference in rebounds per game. The junior forward was fifth nationally in field goal percentage, shooting an incredible .638 on the season. Sims was also named the LSC Newcomer of the Year at the annual LSC Awards Banquet in Allen, Texas.

  • Season ends for Craig, Spartans

    Torrey Craig and the USC-Upstate Spartans made history on Thursday, but just missed out on a chance at making even more on Sunday.
    The USC Upstate men's basketball team led wire-to-wire as the club claimed a 15-point victory over visiting Kent State Thursday night in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

  • Kerr gets first save

    Three freshmen pitchers (including Chester High graduate Austin Kerr) tossed 7.2 scoreless innings and Justin Creel's two-run single in the second inning proved to be enough as Coastal Carolina (9-6) posted a 5-1 victory over the College of Charleston (12-5) Wednesday afternoon at Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field.

  • Craig helps Spartans into post-season

    Great Falls graduate Torrey Craig and the USC-Upstate Spartans basketball team have earned a trip to the post-season.
    The Spartans (20-12) learned Saturday evening that they will battle the Kent State Golden Flashes (21-11) in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament Thursday night (Mar. 15) at 7 p.m. inside the Hodge Center.

  • Thomas, Bumgardner continue hot starts at college-level

    The Chester High baseball team may be lacking some in experience, but Cyclones coach Dennis Jensen thinks his team more than makes up for that in pure ability and talent.
    "We lost 10 players from last year, but I think we have a shot to be better," Jensen said.

  • Craig named Atlantic Sun Player of the Year

    Great Falls graduate Torrey Craig added to his ever-growing list of honors on Monday as he was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year.
    It was the second year-end award for Craig, who was the A-Sun Freshman of the Year last season. Craig becomes the first Upstate player to earn Player of the Year accolades since the 1991-92 season (Ulysses Hackett, Peach Belt Conference POTY).

  • BREAKING NEWS: Craig named A-Sun Player of the Year

    Great Falls graduate Torrey Craig added to his ever-growing list of honors on Monday as he was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year.
    It was the second year-end award for Craig, who was the A-Sun Freshman of the Year last season. Craig becomes the first Upstate player to earn Player of the Year accolades since the 1991-92 season (Ulysses Hackett, Peach Belt Conference POTY).

  • County grads still going strong

    Three Chester County products are continuing to boost their college teams to solid seasons on the hard-court.
    Torrey Craig, a graduate of Great Falls High School, continues to lead the USC-Upstate Spartans in a number of statistical categories. For the season, Craig is posting averages of 17.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, a block, a steal and an assist per game. In the team's most recent game, a win over Kennesaw State, Craig led the way with 15 points, nine rebounds and a pair of blocked shots. Upstate is 15-10 this season, with an 8-4 mark in conference play.