https://www.onlinechester.com/sports/rss.xml en Steen leaving “dream job” with Red Devils https://www.onlinechester.com/content/steen-leaving-%E2%80%9Cdream-job%E2%80%9D-red-devils <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/steen.jpg" alt="Great Falls Red Devil Head Football Coach Scotty Steen works with the red Devil football team." title="Great Falls Red Devil Head Football Coach Scotty Steen works with the red Devil football team." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> He isn&rsquo;t leaving Great Falls, he&rsquo;ll always be a Red Devil, but Scottie Steen is no longer head football coach of the Great Falls Red Devils.</p> <p> After two years as head coach and two decades as an assistant, Steen stepped down from his position last week. Steen said he was called into a meeting with school principal David Spencer and asked to resign. He said he knew that stepping down was the right thing for everyone involved.</p> <p> &ldquo;Mr. Spencer is not a bad guy in this. The only bad guy is cancer. Cancer sucks,&rdquo; Steen said.</p> Lewisville Lions win big in opener https://www.onlinechester.com/content/lewisville-lions-win-big-opener <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8961.jpg" alt="Lewisville scored nine runs in the first inning of Friday&#039;s win over Great Falls." title="Lewisville scored nine runs in the first inning of Friday&#039;s win over Great Falls." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For a long time, the South Carolina High School League (this state&rsquo;s governing body of prep athletics) has worked under the slogan &ldquo;An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.&rdquo; That saying doesn&rsquo;t mention anything about everyone competing according to the same rules, however, and it&rsquo;s easy to see why.</p> Rewriting the rules https://www.onlinechester.com/content/rewriting-rules <p> For a long time, the South Carolina High School League (this state&rsquo;s governing body of prep athletics) has worked under the slogan &ldquo;An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.&rdquo; That saying doesn&rsquo;t mention anything about everyone competing according to the same rules, however, and it&rsquo;s easy to see why.</p> Lady Cycs are ready to run https://www.onlinechester.com/content/lady-cycs-are-ready-run <p> Going into Tuesday action, the Chester softball team was off to a slow start, with only one of its scheduled games played in the opening week-and-a-half of the season. That will likely be the only slow thing about the Lady Cyclones this season.</p> <p> &ldquo;This is the most team speed I&rsquo;ve had in my three years here,&rdquo; said Coach Chris Dodson. &ldquo;My outfield covers all kinds of ground out there. We shouldn&rsquo;t have a ball land in the outfield.&rdquo;</p> Oregon offers Chester's Evans https://www.onlinechester.com/content/oregon-offers-chesters-evans <p> As one of the lynchpins of an outstanding Chester defense in 2018, defensive tackle Quay Evans drew a lot of attention from opponents. The season ended three months ago and he&rsquo;s still drawing attention, only now from college recruiters.</p> Lady Lions accept the challenge https://www.onlinechester.com/content/lady-lions-accept-challenge <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lady_lions.jpg" alt="Lewisville celebrates following last year&#039;s state title victory." title="Lewisville celebrates following last year&#039;s state title victory." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Moving up to the AA ranks and losing key players from last year&rsquo;s state championship team (including the Class A player of the year) will be a big challenge. The Lewisville softball team has accepted that challenge.</p> <p> `Being AA doesn&rsquo;t concern me,&rdquo; said Lady Lions coach Jerry Thomas. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ll take on anybody. We go out and play our game. We&rsquo;ll compete with anybody.&rdquo;</p> For the Lions, some things never change https://www.onlinechester.com/content/lions-some-things-never-change <p> There is a new head coach, a slew of new starters and an all-new slate of region opponents, but some things will stay the same with the Lewisville baseball team.</p> <p> &ldquo;This program doesn&rsquo;t need wholesale changes,&rdquo; said new coach Blake Barron. &ldquo;(Former) Coach (Billy) Keels was very successful. We don&rsquo;t need to change a whole lot.&rdquo;</p> Devils working to overcome obstacles https://www.onlinechester.com/content/devils-working-overcome-obstacles <p> Josh Heffner has had his team in the gym working almost every day for the past few weeks, which would be great if he coached basketball.</p> <p> &ldquo;With the weather, we obviously haven&rsquo;t been able to get on the field as much as we want to,&rdquo; Heffner said.</p>