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Community Sports

  • Memories and Memorabilia Part 2
    Joe Polk knows a thing-or-two about about memorabilia and mementos. After all, he has a few thousand.
  • Memories and Memorabilia Part I
    (This is part one of a series. If you have a special piece of sports memorabilia and would like to share the story behind it, contact Travis Jenkins at 385-3177 or at tjenkins@onlinechester.com. Chester City Administrator Jeff Kerr has baseballs autographed by Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and the entire 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series team that sit on his desk. None of those, though, hold as special a place in his heart as one scribbled on by his late step-father.
  • AAU team has successful debut
    It was their first time playing as a team and their first time competing in a tournament, but it was pretty hard to tell. Phoenix South Chester, a brand new AAU boys basketball team, competed in the Adidas Shootout Challenge in Charlotte this past weekend. Playing established teams from all over the Carolinas, the Chester squad brought home a second-place finish.
  • Richard Hall gets second hole-in-one
    Richard Hall said he had a tough time on hole number four at the Chester Golf Club on Sunday. "I think I four-putted for a double bogey," Hall said. It probably won't be his performance on number four that Hall will remember, though. One hole prior, he had his second-ever hole-in-one. Hall has been playing golf since his senior year of high school in 1961. He plays about twice week, he said.
  • Brown Feaster makes his move
    Checkerboards often sit in old country stores and gas stations and those playing usually do so for a leisurely way to pass the time. Not Furman "Brown" Feaster. Feaster has been playing the board game for more than 50 years. When he started playing, it was a laid-back way to a have a good time. "We didn't have anything else to do back then," Feaster said.
  • Chester County Senior Sports Classic asks city for help
    For the Chester County Senior Sports Classic to continue, Terry Fellows says that there is a need for facilities, better promotion…and more seniors. Fellows is one of two city residents to have kept the games going since the heyday of Springs Industries, which began them years ago. “We normally offer 18 events,” he told Chester City Council Monday night. “We do things like golf, horseshoes and cornhole. We’d like to offer other events.”
  • Chester Major League All-Stars headed to state tournament
    It sounds funny to refer to 11 and 12-year-olds as “veterans” but that’s exactly what the Chester Major League All-Star team is. “This group has a lot of experience. Most of the kids have been playing together for a long time,” said Alan Clack, assistant coach. The team is headed for Greenville County today (Taylors to be specific) for the state tournament. Head Coach David Laws thinks that for a lot of reasons, this group definitely has a chance to not only compete, but excel.
  • Junior Legion wins one, but bows out of the playoffs
    Chester Junior American Legion Coach Quinn Worthy said his team just didn’t show up in Monday’s 16-0 playoff-opening loss at Aiken. They not only showed up Tuesday, they showed in the win column. Post 27’s junior team got excellent pitching, big defensive plays when they needed them most and just enough timely hitting to pull out a 3-1 win in game two of their best-of-three series.
  • Three holes-in-one recorded at Chester Golf Club
    A hole-in-one is a rarity…but not at the Chester Golf Club. Three aces have been recorded at the club recently. On February 21, 67-year-old Joe Griffin of Rock Hill recorded his third all-time hole-in-one. He accomplished his latest on the 129-yard hole number eight. Griffin used a nine-iron and hit a Titleist Velocity. On February 25, 28-year-old Chad Smith of Fort Mill had his second career hole-in-one. He knocked his in on the 150-yard hole number three using a pitching wedge and hitting a Titleist ProV1X.
  • Huge youth shooting event coming to Rocky Creek
    More than 600 youth shooters will be having a blast this weekend. The South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation (SCYSF) is bringing the South Carolina Ducks Unlimited Sporting Clay Tournament Series to Rocky Creek Sporting Clays on Saturday. The SCYSF, a non-profit, hosts five sporting clay events annually for youth in grades six through 12. Each youth participant completes a hunter education and safety course before participating. The group also tries to instill life skills such as commitment, focus, respect and teamwork.