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Sports Week of September 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sesser Valier rallies to defeat Lady Yellow Jacket varsity volleyball team

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets fell to 2-3 in the West Division of the Black Diamond Conference Tuesday with a 26-24, 18-25, 15-25 road loss to Sesser Valier.

Chester (7-11) will return to action tonight for a non-conference road match against Steeleville.

McKenzi Rucker had 11 points, three aces, two digs, one black and a team high seven assists in the loss.

Haley Middendorf finished with six points, four aces and three kills.

Morgan Atchison had six points, one ace, two kills and two assists.

Logan Colvis had four points and one kill.

Alyse Bollman finished the match with two points and five kills.

Hannah Schweizer had one point which was an ace service and one kill.

Rachel Clendenin had one point and one dig while Kaitlyn Dillow added one kill.

Lady Yellow Jacket JV volleyball team drops second match in a row, loses at Sesser Valier

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket JV team fell to 2-3 in the BDC West Division after losing at Sesser Valier 13-25, 20-25 Tuesday night.

Now 3-4 overall on the season, the JV team will head to Steeleville tonight for a 6:15pm match against the Lady Warriors.

Alyssa Keith had four points and two aces for the JV team.

Kaitlyn Dillow had four points and one ace.

Logan Colvis finished with three points and one ace while Hanna Bert had two points and one ace.

Chester won the freshmen match 13-7, 15-8, 16-7.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Runnin' Yellow Jackets finished third at home meet Monday at Randolph Co Conservation Area

The Chester Yellow Jacket boys cross country team finished third Monday at a home cross country meet held at the Randolph County Conservation Area.

Steeleville won the race with 42 points followed by New Athens (46), Chester (49) and Du Quoin (95). Valmeyer and Cobden didn't have enough runners for an official team score.

Yellow Jacket Alec Burdel finished first overall with a time of 18:23. Lucas Doiron finished fifth with a time of 19:14. Nick Rinehart's time of 20:24 was good enough for 11th place. Tyler Knop finished 15th with a time of 20:48. Jason Schwartz crossed the finish line in 17th place with a time of 21:45.

Also running for the Yellow Jackets were Ted Knop (21:56), Marcus Reid (22:29), Josh Haberberger (22:30), Austyn Phillips (22:32), Mitchell Colonel (22:58), Trent Doiron (23:13), Lucas Rock (23:24), Liam Canady (23:48), Justin Miller (24:34), Logan Hormann (25:36) and Lance Bohnert (25:44).

In the girls race, Du Quoin and New Athens tied for first with 43 points but the Lady Indians won on a tiebreaker, using a sixth-place tiebreaker. Steeleville finished third with 62 points and Valmeyer finished fourth with 71 points. Chester and Cobden didn't have enough runners for a team score.

Jessica Kattenbraker finished third overall for Chester with a time of 22:31 while Taylor Dunning finished fifth with a time of 23:43. Ellen Blechle finished 17th with a time of 26:04 while Elizabeth Heffernan finished 25th with a time of 28:47.

The cross country teams will host the annual Chester Invitational Thursday at the Randolph County Conservation Area. The races will begin at 4:30pm, weather permitting.

Sophomore football team knocks of Johnston City Monday

The Chester Yellow Jacket sophomore football team bounced back into the win column Monday night at W.O. Smith Field.

The sophomores knocked off Johnston City 18-6 in Black Diamond Conference football action.

Chester (3-1, 3-0) will return to action next Monday night at Christopher. Kickoff is set for 6:00pm.

No other info about the win was available this morning.

Lady Yellow Jackets drop non-conference volleyball match to Valmeyer

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket varsity volleyball team dropped a non-conference volleyball match Monday night, losing to Valmeyer.

Chester fell to the visiting Lady Pirates 25-22, 16-25, 21-25.

The Lady Yellow Jackets are now 7-10 on the season. They're back in action tonight for a road BDC West match against Sesser Valier.

Morgan Atchison had 10 points, nine digs and five kills for Chester.

Haley Middendorf finished with nine points, two aces, six digs and five kills.

Hannah Schweizer added three points, two aces, four digs, one block and nine kills.

McKenzi Rucker finished with match with two points, one ace, one dig and seven assists.

Rachel Clendenin had one point, five digs and four kills.

Logan Colvis finished with seven points, eight digs and two kills while Claire Junger added two digs.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Yellow Jackets suffer first BDC road loss since 2011, lose at Johnston City 28-13

Despite finishing with more yards than the Indians, the Chester Yellow Jackets suffered their first loss of the season, a 28-13 defeat at the hands of Johnston City Saturday.

Chester (4-1, 4-1) will host Christopher Zeigler Royalton this Friday for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7pm at W.O. Smith Field.

Saturday's loss was the first road loss for the Yellow Jacket football program since a 35-28 loss at Eldorado on October 7, 2011.

The Yellow Jackets scored on their first drive of the game which was capped off with a 6-yard pass from Wyatt Ruehling to Hunter Howie. Christian Gray's extra point gave Chester a 7-0 lead.

The Indians scored their first touchdown on a three yard run by Tristen Wells with 7:54 left in the half.

The Indians took the lead for good with just under two minutes left in the first half on a 3-yard run by quarterback Dakota Edwards. With the extra point, the Indians took a 14-7 lead at intermission.

On Chester's first possession of the second half, Wyatt Ruehling's pass was intercepted by Nico Gualdoni who returned it 55 yards for the touchdown with 9:05 left in the third.

The Yellow Jackets scored with 6:36 left in the game on a 1-yard run by Ruehling but the extra point sailed wide right and Chester trailed 22-13.

After recovering the onside kick, the Indians marched down the field and scored with 1:15 left on a 4-yard run by Austin Thompson. The extra point was no good.

Final score - Johnston City 28, Chester 13.

Johnston City racked up 206 yards of total offense with 169 coming on the ground.

Nico Gualdoni led their ground attack with 70 yards on 11 carries while Austin Thompson finished with 13 carries for 50 yards.

Dakota Edwards was 2-for-4 passing for 37 yards. One pass was caught by Brandon Brunk for 26 yards while the other was caught by Gualdoni for 11 yards.

The Indians racked up 15 first downs and were penalized six times for 34 yards.

Chester finished with 305 yards of total offense with 221 coming through the air.

Blake Eggemeyer led the Yellow Jackets in rushing with 46 yards on 12 carries. Luke Hartman had 32 yards on four carries while Andrew Frazer had 18 yards on three attempts.

Wyatt Ruehling was 13-for-29 passing for 221 yards and one interception. Jordan Berner caught two passes for 66 yards. Hunter Howie had five receptions for 50 yards. Luke Hartman had two catches for 52 yards, Charles Morefield had two catches for 19 yards and Andrew Frazer had one catch for 26 yards.

Chester recorded 16 first downs and was penalized six times for 40 yards.

Defensively, Jordan Berner, playing with a case of the stomach flu, recorded a team and season high 17 tackles. Cody Eggemeyer had eight tackles, Blake Eggemeyer and Anthony Morefield each had six tackles while Jacob Golding finished with five tackles.

Runnin’ Yellow Jacket Cross Country teams finish fifth in respective races at Freeburg Invitational

The Chester Yellow Jacket boys cross country team finished fifth while the Lady Yellow Jackets also finished fifth in their respective races Saturday as part of the Freeburg Invitational.

Freeburg won the girls race with 44 points followed by Breese (Mater Dei) (54), Triad (76), Roxana (152), Chester (174), Dupo (182), Okawville (199), New Athens (211), Breese (Central) (228), Piasa (Southwestern) (258), Metro East Lutheran (270), Valmeyer (270) and Greenville (329).

Chester's Cherree Miller finished eighth overall with a time of 20:22. Jessica Kattenbraker finished 17th with a time of 21:01.

Freshman Taylor Dunning's time of 21:52 was good enough for 27th overall. Whitney Gibbs finished 78th with a time of 26:16 while Alexis Brunkhorst finished 89th with a time of 27:59.

Freeburg won the boys race with 25 points followed by Triad (87), Breese (Mater Dei) (103), Columbia (154), Chester (161), Waterloo (202), New Athens (211), Breese (Central) (224), Dupo (232), Okawville (239), Roxana (252), Greenville (316), Governor French Academy (335), Marissa (356), Valmeyer (376) and Belleville (Althoff) (385).

In the boys' race, Alec Burdel finished 13th with a time of 17:32. Lucas Doiron finished 21st with a time of 18:10.

Also running in the boys meet for Chester was Nick Rinehart (42nd, 19:28), Ted Knop (47th, 19:37), Tyler Knop (49th, 19:48), Jason Schwartz (74th, 20:34) and Justin Miller (106th, 23:19).

The cross country teams will host a tune-up meet Monday at the Randolph County Conservation Area before Thursday's Chester Invitational. The meet will begin at 4:30pm.

Yellow Jacket boys golf team finishes second Friday at quad match at Red Hawk

Daulton Stahlheber fired off a round of 40 Friday to lead the Chester Yellow Jacket boys golf team to a second place finish Friday at the Red Hawk Golf Course.

Pinckneyville won the quad with a team score of 164 followed by Chester (171), Murphysboro (174) and Du Quoin (193).

Austin Welge turned in a round of 42 for Chester. Bay Modglin finished with a 44 and Drake Middendorf turned in a round of 45.

The Yellow Jackets will return to the links next Thursday for a match at the Pyramid Oaks Golf Course. Trico is the host. Tee time is 4pm.