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Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Disc golf tourney on tap
    Chester State Park will be the site this weekend of the Inaugural Chester State Park Open, a four-round, two-day disc golf event. The Open is event 2 of the 2015 Spike Hyzer Border Wars Tour, Southern Conference. The Chester State Park Open will take place on March 21 and 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the park, 759 State Park Dr., in Chester. Tee time is 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Tee time is 9:00 a.m.on  Sunday.
  • 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.