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Community Sports

  • Youth baseball preparing for 2015 season
  • Middle School teams playing for titles
    Both Chester Middle School basketball teams are headed to the championship game of the Wateree River Athletic Conference basketball tournament.   Both the girls and boys earned regular season titles by finishing undefeated in conference play.  The Lady Cyclones, coached by Lyntay Mapp, ended the regular season with an 8-3 overall mark while the boys (coached by Williford Barnes) finished up with a perfect 11-0 record that included being tournament champions at the D.R. Hill basketball classic in Spartanburg in December.   
  • Rec football league honoring Williams
    Odell Williams has always been a part of youth league football in Chester and now he always will be. This year, for the first time in many years, the City of Chester organized a recreational football league. With other recreational leagues downsizing or folding locally, new City of Chester Recreation Director Chris White wanted kids to have the same opportunities he had growing up. It took a lot of work but the league got off the ground and White said the results have been amazing.
  • Chester's Clifton picked for all-American team
    He's been out of college for a few years, but Chester's Hiawatha Clifton is an All-American. Clifton was recently selected to the Men's 55 Major All-American Softball Team. It was the second-straight year he was so honored. "Senior softball is very competitive across the country," Clifton said.
  • Tri-County Golf Tourney a success again
    The 35th Annual Tri-County Golf Tournament was held this past weekend at the Chester Golf Course. There were 103 participants including four junior golfers. The organizers would like to thank each participant, sponsor and the staff of the Chester Golf Course for making this a successful event. The top five finishers from each flight are listed below.   Championship Flight: 1.       Brady Hinkle (Jr.Golf) –Lancaster-----------70-74=144
  • Annual Future Stars camp a success
    The Future Stars Baseball Camp had another successful run this year. Successful and lucky. "We had 45 campers and about 15 of those were from Rock Hill or Fort Mill," said coach Billy Keels. "We were lucky with the weather...it rained everyday, but after noon when camp was over." A series of baseball Olympic events were held as part of the camp. The winners in each age group are listed below. Home run derby- Braxton Elms, Will Stone, Kyle Wimmer, Ben Coyle, John Wimmer and Tysen Helms.
  • Sports Camp will teach more than how to score
    An upcoming Sports Camp at the Fort Lawn Community Center hopes to teach kids how to score goals...in life as well as in sports. The camp is a joint venture between the FLCC and the Fort Lawn Baptist Church. Larry Linderman, pastor of Fort Lawn Baptist Church, said the camp came about as a way to provide for the needs of people outside of the walls of the church.
  • Rockets blasting off for Orlando
    Three softball players from Chester are headed to the World Series.
  • Wilson back, ready for APW title shot
    Whether or not he returns to being a heavyweight champion Thursday night, Chester's Chad Wilson has already won a major battle by just returning to the ring. Wilson has been a professional wrestler for more than eight years. He grew up watching the sport with his dad and was hooked immediately. He didn't just want to watch wrestling on TV, though, he wanted to be in the ring himself. How serious he was about wrestling was demonstrated by who he looked up to. He wasn't attracted to the biggest names or flashiest performers.
  • Bre Chambers named to all-tournament team
    Bre Zhay Chambers of Chester was recently named to the all-tournament team at the 16U NSA Showcase tournament held in Rock Hill. The tournament featured 16 teams from both North and South Carolina. Chambers, a pitcher and second baseman, plays for the TC Rockets, a travel team out of Fort Mill.