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Sports Week of May 23, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Boys State Track qualifiers leave for Charleston Wednesday, prelims Thursday at EIU

Members of the Chester Yellow Jacket boys track team, who qualified for the state track meet, will depart Chester Wednesday en route to Charleston.

Heading to the Class 1A State prelims is senior Tyler Redeker who finished second in the discus at the sectional meet last Friday with a toss of 46' 11.25", senior Lucas Doiron, who won the 300 IM hurdles with a time of :40.05 and the 800 relay team of Lucas Doiron, Chris Lang, Jacob Golding and Savion Smith who finished second at the sectional with a time of 1:34.75, just .32 seconds behind first place team from Belleville (Althoff).

The prelims will be held Thursday at EIU's O'Brien Stadium.

The 800 relay prelims are scheduled to start at 12:47pm.

Redeker will participate in the discus prelims which are scheduled to begin at 1:10pm.

Doiron will participate in the 300m IM hurdle prelims which are scheduled to begin at 1:11pm.

For updates from the prelims Thursday, you can follow the twitter handle @YJRadio or visit ChesterYellowJackets.com.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Atchison finishes sixth in 300 IM hurdles at state finals

The Lady Yellow Jacket track season came to an official end Saturday in Charleston and what a way it was to finish the season.

Junior Morgan Atchison brought home some hardware from the Class 1A State Finals as she finished sixth in the 300 IM hurdles.

Atchison's time was clocked at :46.44.

There were only three seniors on this year's team, Sarah Hecht, Katelyn Rader and Whitney Gibbs.

It shouldn't be a rebuilding season next year, it should be "reload."

Congrats to the Lady Yellow Jackets on an outstanding season!

Yellow Jacket baseball season ends in regional championship

The Chester Yellow Jacket baseball season came to an end Saturday in the championship game of the Chester Class 2A regional.

The Yellow Jackets lost to Murphysboro 4-2. Chester finishes their season with a record of 10-19.

Chester fell behind 4-0 after three innings as the Red Devils scored a single run in the second and added three more in the third.

The Yellow Jackets plated a run in the sixth and then made things interesting in the seventh.

Down to their final out in the top of the seventh, Matt Smith singled to right center followed by a basehit from Curt Meyer. Jason Schwartz then singled to left, scoring Smith from second. However, Meyer was thrown out at third base on that same play to end the game.

Schwartz took the loss for Chester. Christian Mitchell pitched in relief, entering in the fifth inning.

Jordan Berner finished 1-for-3 with an RBI while Schwartz finished 1-for-4 with an RBI.

The loss marked the end of the high school careers for senior Austin Carpenter, Luke Hartman, Jordan Berner, Austin Welge and Jason Schwartz.