High School

  • Williford claims pigskin pickin' crown

    Tim Williford's final couple of weeks in the pickin' department were kind of like a marathon runner collapsing a foot past the finish line.
    Of course, given his huge lead, Williford could have stopped in front of the finish line, ordered a pizza, watched a movie, taken a nap and still beat the rest of us by a mile.
    Despite going 14-16 on his bowl picks, Tim easily emerged as the pigskin pickin' champion for the 2010-'11 season. His final record of 228-82 was 10 full games ahead of his nearest competitor.

  • Bad breaks

    With his team playing well, Great Falls basketball coach John Smith doesn't like the breaks in the schedule the winter weather has provided. He isn't too crazy about the break in his collarbone either.
    Smith missed his team's recent wins against Camden Military and Fairfield Central. Eleven days ago, Smith was doing some light jogging when he tripped. He said he tried to roll over on his back, but instead landed squarely on his shoulder, breaking his collarbone.

  • Outside shooting boosts Devils past Griffins

    The school’s doors were locked in Great Falls Friday night before the start of the boy’s game.  The gym was at maximum capacity for the rival bout versus Fairfield Central.  However, when the line-ups were announced prior to tip-off, every seat was empty.  That’s because everyone was on their feet cheering at a deafening pitch for their Great Falls Red Devils.

  • Chester splits two with Lancaster

    The No. 5 Lancaster boys’ final tuneup before the Bruins tip off region play showed LHS hitting on all hoops cylinders.
    The Bruins, 11-3, bolted to a quick lead and cruised to an 81-54 home win over Class AAA foe Chester High School on Friday night.
    LHS’s 27-point followed an 81-46 road win over South Pointe of Rock Hill on Tuesday night.
    “We wanted to use this game to build momentum as we head into region play,” LHS coach Ricardo Priester said. “We wanted to apply pressure and use this in our transition game.”

  • Winter weather postpones events

    Region play was just set to heat up for Chester County's three high schools when most of South Carolina was put into a deep freeze because of a winter storm. Because of snow-covered, frozen roads, a big slate of games have been postponed or cancelled.
    Chester High School was to have played at York on Tuesday. Those games have been moved to Saturday and will now be played at Chester. The ninth grade game will be at 2 p.m., the JV boys will start at 3:15, the JV girls at 4:30 and the varsity girls at 6:30 p.m. The varsity boys game will follow.

  • Cycs wrestling team takes second at two meets

    The Chester High wrestling team took second place at a pair of recent meets. The full results are listed below.

    Clover Duals

    1) York
    2) Chester
    3) Riverside
    4) Union
    5) Northwestern

    Dominick Davis (152) - All-tournament team went 8-0
    KJ Dixon (160) - All-tournament team went 8-0
    Corey Ervin (189) - All-tournament team went 8-0

    Team Results
    1.  Lugoff-Elgin           228

  • Cyclones take two from Eagles

    Chester coach Andrew Dean said his team has been focusing on its inside game in practice.
    "We've really been drilling that," Dean said.
    The Cyclones did the same thing to visiting Pageland Central on Tuesday, steadily pulling away from the Eagles for a 67-42 victory.

  • Focus turns to recruiting

    The end of the high school football seasons means that recruiting season is starting to heat up and several county athletes are the focus of college attention.
    Great Falls' Stevo Squirewell (6-foot-1, 250 pounds) has a firm offer from Newberry College. Squirewell is adept on either side of the ball, running for more than 1,000 yards as a fullback and collecting more than 100 tackles at linebacker. Great Falls coach Kenneth Schofield said Newberry coaches have not indicated what position they see Squirewell filling.

  • The lesser of two evils

    A typical exercise on high school debate teams is to take a position you personally disagree with and argue in favor of it. Being able to defend something you dislike, don't believe in or abhor in general demonstrates true debating skill.
    Well, I'm long since out of high school, and my debating skills pretty much end at saying "nuh-uh" when someone says something I disagree with, but I am being forced to stick up for a group I'm not particularly fond of.

  • Lewisville wrestlers earn first-ever win

    The Lewisville High wrestling team recorded the first team victory in the program's brief history last week with a win over Whitmire. The Lions also lost to the Chester Cyclones. Full results are listed below.

    Lewisville vs. Whitmire 48-24
    103 – Trey McCrorey – Win by forfeit
    112 – Garrison McCrorey – Win by pin in first period
    119 – Double forfeit
    125 – Forfeit
    130 – Forfeit
    135 – Chase Hall – Loss by pin in the third period