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College

  • Sims playing well for Buffaloes

    Former Chester basketball stand-out Donald Sims is off to a great start for the West Texas A&M Buffaloes.

  • Roof gets her ring

    Her playing days are now behind her, but Taylor Roof got to take the field with her team one more time this weekend.
    Roof, a Chester High graduate, and other members of last season's North Greenville University softball team were honored for winning a national title at half-time of the Crusaders' home football game on Saturday. During the ceremony, the team was presented with their national title rings.

  • Lewisville grad Busby signs with IUPUI

    He used to be a Lion, but Cortell Busby will soon be a Jaguar.
    Busby, a 2011 Lewisville High School graduate, signed Wednesday to play basketball at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, a member of the Summit League. In the last eight years, the Jaguars have made two post-season appearances, advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2003 and to the NIT in 2010.

  • Locals putting together solid college seasons

    A number of former Chester County athletes are continuing to put up solid numbers at the college level.
    Troy Sanders, a Chester High graduate, is having a big season for the Appalachian State football team. Sanders, a junior safety, has 58 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, a sack, an interception a fumble recovery, two pass break-ups and the passes defensed for three 6-3 Mountaineers.

  • Chester High School graduates all over TV this weekend

    Chester High football fans can watch their favorite team on the field tonight but they can also watch some former Cyclones on TV this weekend.
    Nine former Cyclones will be playing in televised college football games on Saturday and Sunday.
    Saturday at noon, WAXN will air Kentucky's game against LSU. Gene McCaskill, a 2008 Chester grad, is a wide receiver for the Wildcats.

  • Leading by example

    If the current crop of Great Falls football players want to see where hard work and dedication can get them, they only have to look at their own practice field.

  • County athletes wrap up college seasons

    A number of Chester County graduates have wrapped up solid seasons on the diamond at the college level.
    Gaither Bumgardner, a graduate of Great Falls High School, improved at the plate and on the mound in his second year at USC-Upstate. Bumgardner hit .371 for the year, scoring 30 runs and driving in 28 while posting a 5.79 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 46 innings.
    Ben Roberts, another former Great Falls Red Devil, went 2-4 on the mound for Anderson University this season, with 18 strikeouts in 11 appearances.

  • A Taylor made title

    She has a championship medal dangling from her car's rear-view mirror, but that doesn't mean she is looking back.
    After helping North Greenville University to a national title in softball, Roof, a Chester High graduate, is transferring to USC-Lancaster with one year of eligibility left. She would have to sit out a year to be able to play for the Lady Lancers and plans to have a degree by then, so she is done playing. She has not regrets, though.
    "You can't play softball forever," Roof said. "You can't go pro in softball."

  • Foster earns scholarship to Lincoln

    This coming season, Dion Foster will be in the middle of the action, literally.
    Foster, who just wrapped up two stellar years playing outside linebacker at Feather River Community College, will be switched to inside linebacker at his new football home at Lincoln University in Missouri.

  • Spring Road Trip

    Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories on Chester County graduates playing baseball and softball at the college level.
    Logan Pemberton and Kody Clack looked right at home yesterday. Probably because they were.