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High School

  • History repeating itself for Tunall

    Wyatt Tunall began his Chester football career as 180-pound freshman offensive lineman playing for a coach returning to his former school to take care of unfinished business. Aside from his weight (he goes 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds now), that scenario will repeat itself when he steps onto a college campus next month.

  • Recruiting fair creates opportunities for local players

    Just three days before they faced Dillon for the AAA state football championship, Chester’s coaching staff poured over numbers and watched game film over-and-over. They weren’t prepping for the lowerstate champion Wildcats, though.

  • Cycs wrestling team gets late start, has promising future

    A good portion of Chester’s wrestling team has been absent for early matches and practices. Those absences were certainly excused, though.

    The recent run to a state championship by the Cyclones football team was overwhelmingly positive for the school and community in every way. With so many athletes at Chester playing multiple sports, though, it did mean a bit of a late start for football players in their winter sports. Dennis Jensen, Chester High’s wrestling coach, said he was more than happy to wait for football players to finish their championship run.

  • Red Devils are going places

    They’ll play in Kentucky and they’ll play on the home floor of the Charlotte Hornets, but where Great Falls really wants to play this season is in Columbia.

  • Floyd named "Coach of the Year"

    Victor Floyd was named a champion twice last week.

  • The heart of a champion

    Chester’s state title victory over Dillon ended with quarterback Zan Dunham taking a knee to run out the clock. That isn’t when the Cyclones won the game, however.

  • 15 for 15

    You can’t win them all unless you win the first one. It’s easy to forget that on August 17, Chester opened the season at Aiken, a team that went winless in 2017, and was tied with the Hornets 0-0 after one. The first touchdown of the season was scored early in the second quarter of that game by Pha’Leak Brown, the first of 29 rushing scores he would record on the year. The Cyclones scored 30 points in that second quarter on the way to a 44-12 blowout.

     

  • Tunall commits to North Carolina

    On Friday he became a champion. On Saturday he became a Tarheel.

    Wyatt Tunall, a driving force behind Chester’s state championship win over Dillon Friday night and its 15-0 season in general, a Shrine Bowl pick and a Mr. Football finalist, publicly announced Saturday morning that he had committed to play football at the University of North Carolina. The senior left tackle had originally committed to Appalachian State, but the Mountaineers found themselves without a coach last week when Scott Satterfield left to take the Louisville job.

  • UPDATE II: At last...Chester Cyclones win 2018 state football championship

    For most of the world, Dec. 7 is remembered as “a day that will in infamy.” In Chester County, though, from here on out, it will be a day that lives in history.

    The Chester Cyclones football team, which had not won a state title in 55 years and had the most non-winning seasons of any program in the state in one recent 40-year stretch put a giant exclamation point on the greatest season in program history, beating defending champs Dillon 34-28 Friday night to claim the AAA state championship.

  • State title games moved to Friday

    There is no way to know who will win the state championship football games this weekend, but Mother Nature remains undefeated.

    The AAA state championship game between the Chester Cyclones and Dillon Wildcats originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. has now been moved to Friday at 4 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. The decision was made by the South Carolina High School League (the governing body of prep sports in the state) because of the threat of winter weather on Saturday.