Community Sports

  • Chester Waves cap successful season
    The Chester Waves swim team finished its regular season with wins against the Camden Dolphins and the Kershaw Stingrays. Coach Jessica Hutto said having each swimmer focus on individual times and challenge themselves to beat that time is crucial to overall success.
  • Chester Waves Aquatic Championship results
  • Run ends for Chester Dixie All-Stars
    It's always said that bad things come in threes. For the Chester Dixie All-Stars, though, they came in twos. After running unbeaten through the district tournament and winning big in its first two games of the state tournament in Beaufort, Chester lost two straight games on Tuesday and Wednesday to have its run ended.
  • Chester All-Stars keep on winning
    Coaches for the Chester Dixie Boys 14 year old All-Star team hoped that the squad's big showing during the district tournament a few weeks ago would carry over into this week's state tournament. Apparently, it did. Chester won its first two games in the tournament to put itself closer to a berth in the World Series.
  • Annual Aquatics championship on tap
    On today and Thursday, the Chester Parks and Recreation Department and The Chester Waves Swim Team will be hosting the annual Aquatics Summer Swim Championship.  This will be the first year the event has been hosted in Chester.  Teams from surrounding areas have been practicing and competing all summer to get ready for this event.
  • All-stars go unbeaten, win tournament
    Chester Pony League All-Star players celebrated at midfield Thursday after a 15-1 victory over Union gave the team an unbeaten record and a spot in the state tournament. Coach Brian Clack wants it to be clear, though, that the team hasn't achieved its ultimate goal. "I am proud of our team, but our mission is not complete. We just won a nine-team tournament, but in 10 days we have another 12-team tournament to try to win," Clack said.
  • Thomas signs with Diamondbacks
    Former Chester High baseball stand-out Chris Thomas has been a Bearcat for the past few years. For the time being he's just a Bear. Thomas, who had one year of eligibility remaining at Lander University, has agreed a free agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team has assigned him to the Yakima Washington Bears, a short-season Class A team made up primarily of first-year players. The team competes in the Northwest League. "They are flying me to Arizona first to sign my contract," Thomas said. "Then I go to Yakima."
  • Chester Waves swim team wins again
    The Chester Waves picked up another victory last week, defeating  Camden by a final score of 276 to 274 on June 26th.
  • All-stars on the verge of tourney win
    The Chester Pony League All-Stars were in the driver's seat headed into last night, the final night of the tournament that will send one squad to the state tournament in Bluffton. On Tuesday, Chester knocked of Jefferson by a 15-1 score. Chester struck for one first-inning run. With the bases clear and two outs after a double play, Trent Autry roped a shot into left field. However, the ball was misplayed and rolled to the fence, allowing Autry to make it home for a 1-0 lead.
  • Chester All-Stars start 2-0
    The Chester 14-year-old Pony League All-Star Team won the opening game of their district tournament in a blow-out, but quickly learned a game would not be a pushover.