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High School

  • A senior moment

    As a senior whose team has begun the playoffs, Conner Henson has no way of knowing when his final game as a Great Falls High School athlete will be…but he did everything possible to make sure it wouldn’t be Wednesday.

    Henson logged a complete game effort on the mound for the Red Devils as the team went on the road and knocked off Ware Shoals in the opening game of the Class A playoffs.

  • Rain wipes out Tuesday sports schedule

    The rainfall on Monday and Tuesday led to a wave of scheduling changes for area teams.

    The weather impacted a pair of playoff games. The Chester baseball team, which earned a number four seed in the AAA playoffs, was scheduled to go to Powdersville on Tuesday. That game is now scheduled to take place tonight at 7 p.m.

    The Great Falls baseball team earned a number four seed in the Class A playoffs and was supposed to go to Ware Shoals to open the postseason last night. That game was moved to tonight at 7 p.m.

  • Munn tosses no-no as Great Falls rolls

    Great Falls High Baseball Coach Ben Roberts thinks that underclassman Logan Munn has the potential to be his staff ace in coming seasons. He looked like he already was on Friday.

    Munn not only threw a no-hitter in the region finale against Timmonsville, he only allowed Whirlwinds batters to put five balls in play in a 10-0, four inning blowout.

  • Puckett makes softball history

    The name “Carsten Puckett” is probably still remembered well in Great Falls. It will now likely be remembered by sports historians forever.

    Puckett, a sophomore at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia, recently committed to play softball at Clemson University. Clemson recently announced it would field a softball program for the first time in 2020 and Puckett represents the first in-state pledge for the team. There can only be one “first,” of course and holding that distinction is a big deal for Puckett.

  • Playoffs begin next week for local teams

    The regular season draws to a close on Monday, but a number of Chester County baseball and softball teams will still be playing on Tuesday.

    The Lewisville baseball team clinched a number one seed on Tuesday by virtue of its Region II-A championship. In Class A, number one seeds actually receive a bye directly into the second game of the district. With the advent of pitch counts mandatory days of rest, that is a big advantage as it allows a team to save an arm. Lewisville’s first playoff game will be on Thursday.

  • Perfect end to perfect region season for Lady Lions

    The Lewisville softball team ended a perfect region schedule with a perfect performance on Tuesday.

    Lewisville defeated Great Falls by a score of 15-0 in three innings. The Lady Lions took a 4-0 lead after one, then put 11 runs on the board in the second. That was more than enough runs for pitcher Chloe Thomas. The senior hurler not only notched a shutout, she threw a perfect game, striking out eight of the nine batters she faced.

  • Lions clinch region title, number one playoff seed

    For Lewisville, rooting for McBee was probably tough to do. It isn’t likely to happen again.

  • JV call-ups play well, but Cycs fall to Wildcats

    With its JV team putting together an outstanding season, the future looks extremely bright for the Chester baseball program…and the future arrived a bit earlier than expected.

    On Friday, the Cyclones were without a number of regular starters, so Coach Matt Durand called up some of the JV players and plugged them into the lineup.

  • Successes and failures pave the way for Ruff

    Great Falls’ Koby Ruff loves baseball, partly because he considers it the ultimate team game and partly because it teaches you that you can fail, but still be successful. He says he is proof of that.

    Ruff has obviously had more successes than failures on the diamond, since he signed Friday to play at USC-Lancaster. He says, though, that it was a loss last season that showed him he had the potential to play at the college level.

  • The Genesis of a program

    Genesis Camp says several people laughed at her when she told them she’d accepted an offer to play soccer at USC-Union. She actually understood that reaction.

    “I do love to watch soccer, but I’ve never actually played it before,” she said.