High School

  • Chester runs away from Palmetto

    In a game that was filled with runs, it was a late final push that allowed the Chester Cyclones to continue their run in the AAA state playoffs.

    In a back-and-forth contest that saw multiple lead changes, Chester claimed a 72-62 victory over Palmetto.

  • McFadden providing a strong foundation for St. Andrews

    St. Andrews University’s football program is still in its infancy and trying to lay a foundation. On Wednesday, they picked up a very strong building block.

    Lewisville High School linebacker Jaylen McFadden has signed with the school. In 2017 he capped a strong prep career with his best season, recording a team-best 129 tackles in 12 games, which earned him all-region and all-state honors. Among those were an eye-popping 28 tackles-for-loss. Always being in the middle of the action was one of the things that attracted the Knights’ coaches to McFadden.

  • Mars Hill finds "the jewel of its class" in Fourney

    Mikial Fourney was at Lewisville’s football signing ceremony on Wednesday. That wasn’t surprising since he’s always there where football is concerned.

  • Sanders signs with Lackawanna

    When it comes to his position on the field or his ultimate school destination, Quentin Sanders doesn’t really care where he plays.

    “I just want to go out there and make plays,” he said.

    For at least his first few years, Sanders will be playing at Lackawanna Community College in Pennsylvania.

  • Belk's excused absence

    Josh Belk wasn’t present for Lewisville’s signing day ceremony, but he had a pretty good excuse.

    “He had a 5 a.m. workout then had to go to class,” said Lions Coach Will Mitchell.

    Belk, one of the top-rated and most-coveted defensive tackle prospects in the country actually graduated high school in December and is already enrolled at Clemson University. Mitchell had hoped he’d be able to make it back for the signing event with his now-former teammates but said that didn’t work out logistically, unfortunately.

  • Sharing the stage

    They share a county, they share a region, they share a very healthy rivalry and now they share a championship.

  • Talford, Hollis, Fourney named All-State

    One plays for Chester, one for Lewisville and one for Great Falls but there is one team of which all three is a member…the All-State team.

    Chester’s T.J. Hollis, Lewisville’s Mikial Fourney and Great Falls’ Kelton Talford were all named to the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams on Tuesday.

  • Teams vying for playoff positions heading into finales

    The regular season is now over for local basketball teams, but several Chester County squads will still be playing next week.

  • Cyclones roll over Griffins

    Chester Coach Sebastian Hopkins says that anything can happen in a rivalry. What happened Tuesday was a blowout.

    Chester was completely dominant in all phases as the Cyclones rolled to a 95-39 blowout victory over Fairfield Central.

  • More signing still to come

    Wednesday was National Signing Day for high school athletes, but it was really just the beginning of the signing period. Many schools, smaller programs especially actually don’t accelerate their recruiting process until they see which players remained unsigned by larger schools.