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.
  • 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.
  • All-star teams play for upperstate titles Saturday
    The Chester boys basketball team is off to a 2-0 start after a pair of non-region wins over AAAAA competition this week. Chester opened the season with a 68-66 win over Northwestern on Tuesday. The Cyclones were down six early, cut it to three by halftime, went up one after three and held on for the victory. Coach Sebastian Hopkins said his team didn’t play well early as the group is still getting in basketball shape.
  • Lutz Foundation helps city rec football make it to the end zone
    Just as a quarterback would not make it to the goal without players to block for him and lead the way, the City of Chester Rec Department football program would not be making it to the end zone without the help of the Herbert and Anna Lutz Foundation. People can see the City Rec Department’s affiliation with the foundation every time they check the score at Joe Collins Stadium.
  • Chester fire department filling the boot for MDA
    Last year, their first one participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) drive, firefighters of the City of Chester Fire Department filled their boots to the capacity of over $5,000, coming in a solid 11th in fire departments across the state participating in the drive. The CFD is hoping to repeat their success this year, said Fire Chief Paul Caldwell.