Community Sports

  • Chester Waves having great season
    The Chester Waves began the swim season in May and compete with four surrounding area teams during June totaling eight meets. In July we will have our annual Aquatics, where all teams compete in one day. We are having a great season. Over half the team has joined this season and they already placing in events.
  • Phil Shatter to be back in town on Friday
    He used to go by the name "Phil Shatter", he's now known as "Gunner" but Doug Hawkins, of Chester's APW, knows the popular wrestler another way. "He's a good guy who has worked hard for everything he's ever gotten," Hawkins said. Shatter (or Gunner if you prefer) will be at APW for a show Friday night. Shatter said that wrestling has been a lifelong obsession of his. He said he wrestled in high school for a year, but he gave it up and never pursued any other sport than professional wrestling.
  • Action packed and back
    There is a new location and some new faces, but Doug Hawkins said local fans are in for the same action packed wrestling they are accustomed to. Almost a year ago, APW closed its doors at its old location on the J.A. Cochran Bypass. A core group of fans were there every week, but the cost of rent and other factors made it tough to survive. "When we closed over there, I thought we were through," said Doug Hawkins, who ran the old APW.
  • Group bringing AAU basketball to Chester
    Chester County basketball players wanting to compete in AAU may not have to travel out of town to do so anymore. Melvin Jackson, Walter Beaty, Earl Moore and Omayyad White are hoping to form multiple teams that will be made up, primarily, of Chester County athletes. Their intent is to have boys and girls teams in the 10-12 and 13-14 age divisions. "It will be better for the kids here, they won't have to travel so far away," Beaty said. "We want to do it right and do it in our community."
  • Rocky Creek youth shoot a success
  • Power chair soccer event set for Chester High Saturday
    Lee Counterman said he assumed that power soccer, which features players in power wheelchairs, was the sort of thing where everybody played and score wasn't kept. He said he got a lesson to the contrary pretty quickly. "They're out there to win," Counterman said. "I thought it was just recreational but they let me know it was a very competitive game."
  • Stampede reunite for tournament win
    By the end of the season last year, Chester High wrestling coach Joe Conlan was bald-headed. He hopes the same holds true this year. Conlan didn't pull his hair out in frustration during the 2009-'10 season. He made a deal with his team that if three of them made it to the state finals, they could shave his head. The Cyclones ended up with five wrestlers competing for state. "This year I had to up the ante a little. I told them if we get five this year, they can shave my head again," Conlan said.
  • Tri-County golf tourney results
    The 31st Annual Tri-County Open Golf Tournament was held at the Chester Golf Course on September 4th and 5th.  There were a total of 100 participants competing in six different flights.  Here is a list of the top five in each flight.   Senior Flight: 1.       Bill Hall------------Tega Cay ------75-77=152 2.       Sonny Evans-----Charlotte------76-79=155 3.       Jerry Beard-------Augusta, GA—82-80=162