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High School

  • Southern Wesleyan reels in Bass

    Some athletes are so supremely gifted, it is sometimes said they can do everything on the field but shake pom poms. That doesn’t apply to Amber Bass, since she’s actually done that too.

    “It was just a one-time thing,” the Lewisville senior said jokingly of her impromptu performance with the Lewisville cheerleaders during a game this past football season.

    Bass, who will graduate as one of the school’s all-time most decorated athletes, signed last week to play volleyball at Southern Wesleyan University.

  • Chester wrestlers win two, but bow out at Crescent

    The Chester High wrestling team didn’t really need any motivation for its first-round meet on Saturday morning, but got some anyway.

    “We heard a lot from Powdersville before the match that they were going to hurt some feelings,” said Chester Wrestling Coach Dennis Jensen.

  • Chester Cycs lock up home playoff game

    In terms of region standings and playoff implications, Chester’s regular season finale against Fairfield Central Tuesday night really didn’t mean much. But it still meant a lot.

    “We kind of locked up a second place to get a home (playoff game)…but as a team we still want to win or last regular season game. (We want to finish) on a winning note against our rival Fairfield,” said Cyclones Coach Sebastian Hopkins.

  • Red Devils claim region championship

    On Friday, Jimmy Duncan said his Great Falls boys basketball team had “one of those off nights that every team has” during the course of a long season. Of course, they also had one of those night where they clinched a region championship.

    It was a struggle for most of the night, but Great Falls went on the road and beat a good Timmonsville squad 53-49. The Red Devils jumped out to a nine-point lead (21-12) at the end of one and appeared on the way to a comfortable win, but the shots stopped falling after that.

  • Signing day coming next week

    Wednesday, February 6 is “National Signing Day.” It will be Chester County signing day too.

  • Cyclones want to come home

    Chester does not have any more scheduled home games this season. They can still earn at least one more home game, however.

    The Cyclones boys basketball team picked up a big win Friday night, downing Indian Land 90-81. Chester did its best work offensively at the start of each half, outscoring the Warriors 29-18 in the first quarter and 26-11 in the third. Coach Sebastian Hopkins said his team did have a good night on the offensive end of the floor, but said the real key was the way his guys got after it defensively.

  • Lions survive late Yellow Jacket run

    Having built up a seemingly insurmountable lead, Lewisville’s starters took seat at the start of the fourth quarter on Friday night. They took the floor again about four minutes later.

    The Lions boys basketball team held off a huge late charge by Buford to take an 87-62 victory.

  • Big third quarter leads Devils to blowout win

    When they made a third-quarter defensive switch, it looked like Great Falls flipped a switch.

    “We just switched up who was on who defensively,” said Coach Jimmy Duncan.

    The Red Devils took sole possession of first place in Region II-A with 73-52 win over Timmonsville.

  • Cyclones split with Griffins

    In more ways than one, the Chester High boys basketball team recorded a good win last Tuesday night.

    For starters, Coach Sebastian Hopkins said his team offered a much better performance than it did the last time out in a close win over Camden, when he said his team looked “flat.” Tuesday’s 69-55 victory also came against a Fairfield Central team that has improved dramatically over last season.

    “They are a lot better than last year. They’re a very improved team,” Hopkins said.

  • Taking the town by storm

    Although the parade honoring the AAA State Champion Chester Cyclones football team on Saturday was sparsely attended, the Cyclone faithful more than made up for it in the “Rally in the Valley” that followed. While others may have been off celebrating the national championship win by a certain collegiate team with a Tiger mascot that same day, there were more than enough Cyclones fans to give the team a well-deserved cheer or two and many rounds of applause at the rally put on with the assistance of the City of Chester.