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Community Sports

  • Help send all-stars to state
    The Chester All-Stars, the 11-12 year old Little League team, is raising money to cover expenses for their upcoming July 24 trip to the state Little League tournament in Irmo. The All Stars won the District 8 championship in the Majors (11-12) division recently. They will hold a combination yard sale/bake sale/car wash on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at KJ’z on the J A Cochran Bypass in Chester. The team will also be washing cars the same day at O’Reilley Auto Parts in Chester from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Outdoor Christian Ministries starting archery program
    Outdoor Christian Ministries, an outdoor Christian organization that relates outdoor skills to Biblical principles, is starting a summer archery program, which will be held at Chester Freedom Ministries. The program was helped along by a grant from the Lutz Foundation, explained Rog Rodgers, Director of the Archery Program. The summer program consists of three flights, which will consist of a three-day class for a total of six hours of instruction. Cost for the six-hour class is $10 per student. The first Flight Class began on July 14 and continues through July 18.
  • Dirtbags have a good weekend
    It was a good weekend to be a Dirtbag. The 15U and 16U Dirtbags are travel baseball teams that feature a number of local players. Both took part in tournaments this weekend and both went 3-1. The 16U team was on the cusp of going 4-0 in a tournament held at Lewisville High School, but lost a 5-4 seventh-inning lead to the Diamond Devils team. The 15U team was in a tourney in North Carolina and went 1-1 on Saturday, but cruised to a 2-0 record on Sunday, including a 5-3 win in the championship game. Lewisville's Jack Jordan pitched a complete game in the finals.
  • The Dirtbags are back
    A bunch of dirtbags will be hanging around Lewisville again this year.
  • Chester will not field swim team this season
    Chester won't be making any waves this summer. At Monday's Chester City Council meeting, City Recreation Director Chris White announced that he "regrettably" had to cancel the season of the Chester Waves swim team. Normally, the team competes against squads from Rock Hill, Lancaster, Camden and other areas over a six-week stretch in the summer. The team usually held its own despite being one of the smallest in terms of roster size in its league. White said the inability to find a coach is what undid the Waves.
  • A "baseball man" gets his own field
    Whatever else he was, father, friend, coach, Ronnie Jacobs was a baseball man. That's what supporters were saying about the long-time Little League coach, player for the Philadelphia Phillies and community leader last week as the upper field of the Baseball Complex at Dawson Drive unveiled as Ronnie Jacobs Memorial Field. Jacobs' long time friend and Pony League teammate Gene Love thanked everyone for coming out to the ceremony. He thanked Little League for allowing the field to be named and Chester County for supporting the field.
  • Christian Sports Shooters Classic to benefit Mt. Holly UMC
    The 14th annual Christian Sport Shooters Classic sponsored by Mt. Holly United Methodist Church will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Rocky Creek Sports Club, LLC in Richburg. The Christian Sport Shooters Classic is a Lewis Class sporting clay event, which includes a 12-station sporting clay course and a BBQ lunch with all the trimmings. The Christian Sport Shooters Classic is open to shooters of all ages.
  • Trail ride is this weekend
  • Rocky Creek team shows well at state shooting finals
    The South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation (SCYSF) held its state championship tournament finals at The Clinton House Plantation in Clinton this past Saturday. The state finals attracted over 1,500 athletes, family, friends, vendors and staff to the tournament, including nearly 500 pre-registered youth shooters. Among those numbers were teams from Chester High, Lewisville High, Chester 4-H, Great Falls High and a team from Rocky Creek Sporting Clays. The Rocky Creek team, coached by Tommy Palmer had a good day, as noted in the finishes below.
  • Lowrys Rodeo on tap next weekend
    The ninth annual Lowrys High School Rodeo is coming up next weekend.