Today's Sports

  • Cohen makes history

    When she first met Chester Softball Coach Chris Dodson, Ja’Nautica Cohen didn’t know what to think of him…now she can’t imagine where she’d be without him.

    Cohen, a multi-time all-state softball selection, signed last week with South Carolina State University. Doing so made several dreams a reality for the Cyclones senior. She’s always wanted the opportunity to play softball at the college level but has also hoped to attend an HBCU (historically black college or university).

    “It’s the perfect fit,” she said.

  • Davis makes her college and...

    Like most student-athletes signing to play a sport in junior college, Kristen Davis knows where she’d like to be in three years. Unlike most, that location is not at a four-year college.

    Davis, a standout for the Chester High softball team, signed last week to play the sport at USC-Union. Davis began playing softball as a five-year-old and said the opportunity to play at the next level is very exciting. She said Bantams coaches had been to see her play in person and liked what they saw.

    “They liked my outfield skills and my hitting,” she said.

  • Bantams score a "package...

    Ashley Jackson said she was getting a package deal. Eric Lutjen thinks she might be getting the total package.

    Last week, three members of the Lutjen’s Chester High School girl’s soccer team signed with Jackson’s upstart USC-Union team. Lutjen said Kei-Shawn Kershaw, Courtlyn Foster and Kadijah Woods will bring toughness, leadership, competitiveness and skill to the Bantams program.

  • Odum signs with USC-Union

    Alexis Odum doesn’t think she’ll have any problem fitting in with new teammates next year in college…she’s already done that once in high school.

    Odum signed Friday to play softball at USC-Union, which only recently started a team that competes at the NJCAA level. Odum said the chance to get in on the ground floor of the Lady Bantams program was nice, but didn’t play that big a role in her final college decision.

  • DeJesus draws attention, offers

    Donte DeJesus says he plays a sport that not many folks around here pay attention to. Obviously some colleges were paying attention.

  • Marketing 101

    Janice Morris doesn’t plan to major in marketing in college but she certainly seems to have a flair for it. The Chester High didn’t not take a passive approach to her recruiting or wait to see who might contact her.

    “I had a website,” she said.

    Perhaps partly because of that promotion and definitely because of her talent, Morris signed a track and field scholarship last week with Columbia College.

  • Busby takes leadership skills to...

    Devon Busby is heading to a small school to play basketball where he hopes to succeed as a student and provide leadership on the court…again.

  • Three cheers for Hannah

    Hannah McCallister will be on the sidelines in college but she will still be in the game.

    McCallister, a senior who played multiple sports at Lewisville High School, has signed to cheer next season at Coastal Carolina University. Most people who know McCallister and know her family probably assumed she would attend Presbyterian College in Clinton.

    “My whole family went to PC,” she said. “I broke the family tradition.”

  • "The year of the girls"

    Amber Bass couldn’t believe what she started.

  • Lady Lions take state title...

    Young Lewisville softball supporters Piper Sealey and Caroline Thomas made their way into the dugout prior to Monday’s Class A softball championship opener to sprinkle the team with glittery “pixie dust” for good luck. It might have just done the trick.

    Lewisville produced some two-out and late-inning magic, erasing a seventh-inning deficit and beating defending champion East Clarendon 9-7 in nine innings in Turbeville.