Community Sports

  • Ducks Unlimited offering shotgun course
    The Chester County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be sponsoring an NRA basic shotgun course. The event will be held at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays and will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. The course is designed for those 12-year-old and up. Participants must be able to physically handle and discharge a 20 gauge shotgun by themselves. The course will include introduction to single and double-barrel, pump and semi-automatic shotguns, gun history and a special emphasis on gun safety.
  • Swim team remains competitive
    For the Chester Wave swim team, numbers can be misleading. The team lost a recent meet with Camden by a final score of 323 to 236. Just by the numbers, that looks like a big Camden victory, but if you look at actual performance in the pool, Chester was the clear winner. Wave coach Jessica Hutto said that Camden has more than twice as many swimmers as Chester. "Camden stands strong with 78 swimmers. Chester has 32," Hutto said.
  • YMCA football sign-ups underway
    Sign-ups for YMCA football and cheerleading are now underway. Registration began last week and will continue through July 15. Both flag and tackle football are being offered. In flag football, which is for children between the ages of six and eight, players learn about the fundamentals of the game and sportsmanship. Tackle football, for players between the ages of nine and 12, builds on those lessons, adding in proper tackling technique. The cost for either is $50 and a uniform is provided.
  • Fundraiser golf tournament coming up
    The SBA Canes 18U South Showcase baseball team has a fundraiser golf tournament scheduled for June 20. The team is based out of Rock Hill, but has a distinctly Chester County flavor. Five Chester High players and two Lewisville players are members of the team and Cyclones coach Dennis Jensen is handling coaching duties. The rest of the team comes from York County schools, with one exception. "We have one kid from Florida that is going to fly up for the games, believe it or not," Jensen said.
  • Swim team sign-ups are Saturday
    The Chester Wave Swim team, which has grown in terms of numbers and success in the past few years, has a big sign-up event coming up this weekend. The Wave will have a sign-up/pizza party  at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the YMCA. The team is for both boys and girls between the ages of four and 18. The sign-up fee is $40, but drops to $35 for a second child and $30 for a third child.
  • Semi-pro team to play home games in Chester
    Local fans won't have to wait until August to enjoy football in Chester County. The Carolina Scorpions, a semi-pro team that competes in the GDFL, will play their home games this season at Joe Collins Memorial Stadium at the old fairgrounds. The team is made up of players from Chester, York, Lancaster and Charlotte. Owner Bakari Rawlinson says he wants to put a good product on the field but also wants his team and players to accomplish good things off the field as well. "It's really a ministry to help rehabilitate people," Rawlinson said.
  • CYBL changing to Little League affiliation
    Troy Roberts went to Williamsport, Pa last year for the Little League World Series. He'd like to go back sometime and see a team from Chester on the historic field. That will now be possible as the Chester Youth Baseball League has changed its affiliation from Dixie Youth to Little League. Roberts is the new CYBL president, but told everyone of his intention to make the change before being elected. "They're in all 50 states and 80 countries," Roberts said.
  • Lil' Sisters begin play this weekend
    A new fall softball team has been formed in Chester in an effort to give local players a local place to play. Coaches Greg Williams and Sidney Griffin have established "The Lil' Sisters." In the past, local girls wanting to play softball year-round have had to travel to different counties and cities to do so. With all the travel that is involved, this can be an expensive and time-consuming prospect. Williams and Griffin figured having a local team would eliminate those problems.
  • Matt Hardy comes to town on Tuesday
    Some athletes claim to love their sports so much that they would play them for free. Matt Hardy actually did it. Hardy, who won WCW and WWE World Tag Team Championships with his brother Jeff and took part in some of his sports most memorable matches will be in Chester Tuesday night for an 8 p.m. show at the APW Arena.
  • Player with Chester ties makes it to Dixie World Series
    Chester's Dixie All-Stars just missed out on a chance at making it to the World Series, but a player with Chester ties did manage to get there.