• Spring Break April 14-18!

  • Don't miss out on the last Choir concert of the year on May 1st at 7:30 at Chapin Presbyterian Church

  • Junk to Funk will be held on April 24th in the old gym at 6:30 tickets are $5. Make sure to come out and support the CHS arts

  • Congratulations to Shaleighya Sulton for setting the new shot put record of 42 ft at the girls track meet.

  • Congratulations to Morgan Weaver for setting the new school record for the long jump of 15ft!

  • The Cape Strong Memorial Fund will be selling t-shirts and wrist bands at lunches on April 21-22 proceeds go to Mr. and Mrs. Capers.

  • Prom will be held on May 3rd at 8PM at the Columbia Conference Center. Tickets can be ordered in room 202 until April 23rd.

  • Congratulations to the Girl's Track Team for finishing first over all in their first meet against Batesburg, Ninety Six, and Airport!

  • Congratulations to Mckenzie Walpole for winning Miss Chapin!

  • Congratulations to the Junior Varsity Guard for receiving 2nd place in the Novice Classification!

  • Congratulations to the Varsity Guard for receiving 3rd place in the Scholastic AA Class!

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Football Wrap Up

Football Wrap Up

Brooke Bauer

Football season is one of the most exciting times of the year for Chapin High School and the whole town of Chapin. The bright lights screaming fans, cheerleaders, and spirited students make it all worthwhile.

The team made a number of great plays throughout the season and never failed to speak positively about each other.

“I think Devin Lawerence was one of our best players because he was a good role model on and off the field,” says senior running back Josh Sanga.

This season the team added a lot of new players, Coach Gentry, and an amazing group of seniors that contributed to many victories. Most of the players made some really excellent plays this season.

“Josh Sanga is really athletic and always played with all his heart. I truly admire him for that,” says Senior Jamison LeGrand.

The underclassmen agree with him and realize how much they are going to miss the leadership and ability of this year’s seniors.

“Jamison Legrand made a lot of good tackles this season, even though he was one of the smaller ones on the team,” said junior Tyler Till.

“Michael Weimer was a very good quarterback and contributed to every win,” added junior Eric Scheble. The team created a bond with each other that will not be broken even as teammates come and go.

Other players had some fond memories of their own.

“At our game against Clinton, I broke off a 75 yarder that was one for the highlight,” Sanga said.

Many players and fans are heartbroken after playing their last game in Woolbright stadium but the remaining players are eager to improve on this year’s success.

“We are going to have to get stronger and better, and hopefully our seniors next year will become as good as they were this year. We are going to try our best,” said Junior Adam Taylor says.

Head Coach Gentry says, “I agree with Adam we are going to have to get bigger, faster and stronger next year […]. I think I brought a different style to the team, and I tried my best to be a positive role model on and off the field.”

This year the Eagles won five games and lost six. Overall it was a hard fought season and the coaches are very proud of their players. They practiced nearly everyday and worked hard for each victory. They also learned some from each defeat.

One of the biggest changes for this year’s team that will continue to reap the benefits is Coach Gentry’s presence.  His impact on the team along with new strategies contributed to the team’s revived morale after last season’s demoralizing departure.

“He was like a father to us, and no matter what he never gave up on us,” Till adds.

That feeling of camaraderie coupled with competition led the team to the playoffs but lost to Seneca. The loss at Seneca was devastating but the Eagles tried their best and never gave up.

“I tore my MCL at the playoffs but I gave my everything in my last play,” Sanga says.

This kind of effort is what makes Chapin Varsity football unique.  The team will continue to improve and next year should be even better.

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