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Sports Week of April 25, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Trico hands Chester first lost in BDC West Division softball action 11-1

The Trico Lady Pioneers showed why they're one of the best softball programs in Southern Illinois Thursday as they beat the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets 11-1 in BDC West Division softball action.

Chester (15-2, 3-1) will meet the Lady Pioneers Saturday morning in the opening game of the Steeleville Round Robin Softball Tournament at 10:30am, weather permitting.

Trico scored three times in the second and three in the third to build a 6-0 lead.

Chester's lone run came in the top of the fourth on Miah Mitchell's solo home run.

The Lady Pioneers tacked on single runs in the fourth and fifth and closed out the game with three more in the sixth to shortgame Chester in six innings.

Logan Colvis took the loss for Chester. She allowed 11 runs, five earned on nine hits, walked four and struck out two.

Mitchell's fourth inning home run was Chester's only hit in the loss.

Yellow Jackets drop BDC West Division baseball matchup at Trico 13-1

The Chester Yellow Jackets dropped their BDC West Division matchup at Trico Thursday, losing to the Pioneers 13-1 in five innings.

The Yellow Jackets are now 0-4 in the BDC West and 7-11 overall. Next up is the Steeleville Tournament Saturday where they're scheduled to play Trico at 11am, weather permitting.

The Yellow Jackets scored their only run in the second. Blake Eggemeyer led off with a single and later scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Curt Meyer.

Trico scored five times in the bottom of the third and tacked on eight more in the fourth en route to the 13-1 win over Chester.

Jason Schwartz took the loss for the Yellow Jackets. He allowed five earned runs on six hits, walked two and struck out six in three innings of work. Christian Mitchell, Austin Carpenter and Matt Smith also pitched for Chester.

Jordan Berner was 2-for-3 for the Yellow Jackets while Schwartz and Luke Hartman were each 1-for-3. Eggemeyer finished 1-for-1 with a run scored.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lady Yellow Jackets second, Yellow Jackets third at Bi-County meet

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets finished second while the Yellow Jackets finished third at the weather-delayed Bi-County Track Meet hosted this year by Waterloo High School.

In the girls meet, the host Lady Bulldogs ran away with the championship with 201 points followed by Chester (132), Sparta (105), Red Bud (39), Waterloo (Gibault) (14) and Columbia (4).

Here are the results for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

Kaitlyn Hoffman won the long jump (14' 6.5"), finished tied for second in the high jump (4' 8") and won the triple jump (30' 6")

Jessica Kattenbraker won the 400 (1:04.00) and finished fifth in the high jump (4' 6")

Kaylah Hasemeyer finished seventh in the 400 (1:13.60), finished sixth in the long jump (13' 0.5") and finished fourth in the triple jump (28' 10")

Hannah Schweizer finished second in the discus (100' 9") and finished fourth in the shot put (29' 10.5")

Katelyn Rader finished fourth in the discus (87' 8")

Maddie Hoffman won the shot put (32' 6')

Taylor Dunning won the 800 (2:36.38) and finished fourth in the 3200 (13:36.38)

Morgan Atchison won the 100 hurdles (:15.73) and won the 300 hurdles (:47.93)

Kara Knop finished eighth in the 100 hurdles (:21.09) and finished seventh in the 300 hurdles (1:04.66)

Kamryn Wingerter finished fourth in the 100 (:14.35) and finished fifth in the 200 (:29.41)

Tayler Howie finished eighth in the 100 (:15.19)

Ashley Hennrich finished seventh in the 800 (3:00.08)

Whitney Gibbs finished fifth in the 1600 (7:11.35)

In the relays, Chester finished third in the 400 (:53.90), second in the 1600 (4:29.92) and third in the 3200 (12:08.73)

In the boys meet, the host Bulldogs racked up 255 points followed by Sparta (105.5), Chester (58), Red Bud (53), Columbia (52.5) and Waterloo (Gibault) (13).

Here are the results for the Yellow Jackets.

Savion Smith finished fourth in the high jump (5' 8") and finished fourth in the long jump (17' 9")

Jacob Golding finished fifth in the high jump (5' 8")

Jacob Wingerter finished ninth in the long jump (16' 0.5") and finished fifth in the 400 (:57.40)

Lucas Doiron finished fourth in the triple jump (37' 9") and finished second in the 300 hurdles (:40.82)

Josh Haberberger finished eighth in the triple jump (31' 9.5") and finished eighth in the 800 (2:33.08)

Logan Hormann finished ninth in the 3200 (13:12.60)

Luke Rock finished fourth in the 110 hurdles (:20.33) and finished fifth in the 300 hurdles (:50.61)

Demontae Martin won the 100 (:11.64)

Joey Reid finished fifth in the 100 (:12.67)

Mitchell Colonel finished eighth in the 1600 (5:42.98)

Lance Bohnert finished 12th in the 1600 (6:06.39)

Jacob O'Riley finished seventh in the 200 (:26.04)

In the relays, Chester finished second in the 400 (:45.24), third in the 1600 (3:54.92) and fifth in the 3200 (10:38.87)

Next up for the Lady Yellow Jackets is the Nashville Invitational Thursday at 4pm while the Yellow Jackets return to action Friday at the Marion Relays at 3:30pm.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lady Yellow Jacket F/S track team runs away with BDC Championship by 114 points

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket freshmen-sophomore team racked up 11 first place finishes Monday while running away with the BDC Frosh-Soph Track Championship in Fairfield.

Meanwhile, the boys freshmen-sophomore team finished in ninth place at the BDC Frosh-Soph meet.

In the girls meet, Chester finished with a blistering 190 points followed by Christopher (76), Johnston City (63), Carmi White County (59), Fairfield (52), Hamilton County (41), Sesser Valier (27), Vienna (16), Goreville (13) and Eldorado (11).

Here are the results for the Lady Yellow Jackets...

Abby Meyers finished third in the 100 (:13.93), finished second in the 200 (:28.73) and won the pole vault (7' 6")

Jessica Kattenbraker won the 400 (1:03.96) and finished second in the high jump (4' 8")

Taylor Dunning won the 800 (2:34.00) and won the 1600 (5:50.00)

Kamryn Wingerter won the 300 hurdles (:54.57) and finished second in the 100 hurdles (:18.90)

Kara Knop finished eighth in the 100 hurdles (:20.94)

Kaitlyn Hoffman won the high jump (4' 10") and finished second in the triple jump (30' 5.75")

Brooke Frazer finished tied for second in the pole vault (6' 6")

Kaylah Hasemeyer finished second in the long jump (13' 7") and finished third in the triple jump (28' 9.75")

Maddie Hoffman won the shot put (33' 0") and finished second in the discus (89' 5.5")

Hanna Bert finished 14th in the shot put (23' 11") and 10th in the discus (62' 2")

Allison Kennon finished third in the long jump (13' 4")

Chester swept the relay events, winning the 400 (:55.53), 800 (1:59.67), 1600 (4:33.63) and 3200 (11:42.00).

Fairfield won the boys championship with 130 points followed by Carmi (105), Hamilton County (66), Johnston City (61), Sesser Valier (44), Goreville (36), Christopher Zeigler Royalton (33), Vienna (33), Chester (22) and Eldorado (21).

Here are the results for the Yellow Jackets...

Joe Reid finished sixth in the 200 (:25.13) and fifth in the 100 (:12.10)

Jacob Wingerter finished fourth in the 400 (:57.32) and 11th in the long jump (15' 3.5")

Jacob O'Riley finished 13th in the 100 (:12.91)

Russ Stallman finished ninth in the 3200 (16:43.00)

Lance Bohnert finished third in the pole vault (7' 3")

Josh Haberberger finished eighth in the triple jump (30' 8.5")

In the relays, Chester finished second in the 1600 (3:59.93) and sixth in the 3200 (10:19.34).

Morgan Atchison wins 100m and 300m hurdles at Herrin Invitational, outscored five other schools

Chester Lady Yellow Jacket junior Morgan Atchison was CHS' lone representative at the Herrin Invitational Girls Track Meet Monday.

The junior won both the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles and as a result, Atchison, representing Chester at the 14-team meet, finished in eighth place.

Atchison won the 100m hurdles with a time of :16.09 and won the 300m hurdles with a time of :48.39. Each first place finish was worth 10 points.

Atchison scored more points in two events than five other schools in the entire meet and she tied for eighth place with Christopher High School with 20 points.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Lady Yellow Jackets win Sparta Tournament, tie school record for most wins in a season

Move over 1992, you've got company...for now.

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket softball team won the Sparta Invitational Softball Tournament with wins over Carlyle, Red Bud and the host Lady Bulldogs and in doing so, also tied the school record for most wins in a season.


Tom Tudor photo

The Lady Yellow Jackets beat Carlyle 13-4, Red Bud 9-3 and Sparta 10-2 to win the tournament and improve to 15-1 on the season.

Next up is a showdown with Trico Tuesday at the Gordon "Bud" Cohen Sports Complex. Game time is 4:30pm, weather permitting.

The 15 wins for the Lady Yellow Jackets ties the record for most wins in a season set by the 1992 team which was led by Jennifer (Carter) Wilson, sister to head coach Tracy (Carter) Colvis.

The Lady Yellow Jackets had a photo of Wilson in their dugout during this run because in that 1992 season, Wilson was the winning pitcher for all 15 wins for Chester. Wilson was on hand as Chester tied the record on Saturday in Sparta.

Game 1 - Chester 13, Carlyle 4

The Lady Yellow Jackets erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to the win over the Lady Indians of Carlyle.

Carlee Weir picked up the win for Chester as the freshman allowed three earned runs on five hits, walked one and struck out four. Logan Colvis got the save as she allowed one run on three hits and struck out four.

Weir also helped her own cause at the plate with a grand slam home run as she finished 2-for-3 with five RBI.

Mitah Mitchell was 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. Haley Middendorf and Jenna Wahl were each 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Game 2 - Chester 9, Red Bud 3

Freshman Shea Petrowske allowed just three earned runs on five hits as Chester beat Red Bud 9-3 in the Lady Yellow Jackets' second game of the tournament.

Petrowske struck out two while walking four en route to the win.

Miah Mitchell was 3-for-4 with a home run for the Lady Yellow Jackets. Kaitlyn Dillow was 2-for-4. Alyssa Keith was 2-for-2 with three RBI, Claire Junger was 1-for-3 with two RBI and Karson Colvis was 1-for-1 with two RBI which came in the fifth inning.

Game 3 - Chester 10, Sparta 2

The Lady Yellow Jackets tied the record for most wins in a season with a 10-2 decision of the Sparta Lady Bulldogs.

Sparta scored both runs in the top of the first inning. The Lady Yellow Jackets answered with a run in the bottom of the first, four more in the second, a single run in the third and three more in the fifth en route to the tournament championship.

Logan Colvis picked up the win for Chester. She allowed two runs on five hits, walked three and struck out three.

Miah Mitchell was 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Lady Yellow Jackets. Kailtyn Dillow and Alyssa Keith were each 2-for-3 with an RBI, Jenna Wahl was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI, Carlee Weir was 2-for-2 with a homer and RBI and Karson Colvis was 1-for-1.

Pairings and game times announced for this Saturday's annual Steeleville Tournaments

The annual Steeleville High School baseball and softball tournaments are scheduled for this Saturday, April 30 in Steeleville.

The softball tournament is a round-robin tournament while the baseball tournament is a four-team bracket style tourney.

In the softball tournament, the Lady Yellow Jackets will open tournament play at 10:30am against Trico and then turn right around and play Sparta at 12pm.

Chester will wrap up tournament play against the host Lady Warriors at 4:30pm.

Meanwhile, in the baseball tournament, the Yellow Jackets will meet Trico at 11am. A win by Chester would put them in the championship game at 3pm against the winner of the Sparta/Steeleville game. A loss by the Yellow Jackets and they would play in the third place game at 1pm against the loser of the Sparta/Steeleville game.

The Yellow Jackets have won the tournament four times in a row. In the past six years, the tournament has been rained out twice.

Lady Yellow Jackets fourth; Yellow Jackets eighth at Buzz Bradley Track Invitational

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets finished fourth while the Yellow Jackets finished eighth at the Buzz Bradley Track Invitational hosted by Sparta High School Friday.

In the girls meet, Waterloo took the championship with 97 points followed by Murphysboro (95.5), Freeburg (80), Chester (79.5), Okawville (68), Sparta (62), Lebanon (45), Du Quoin (37.5), Wood River (24), Red Bud (22), Columbia (19.5), Wesclin (18), Waterloo (Gibault) (7), Dupo (7).

In the boys meet, Waterloo ran away with the championship with 139.5 points followed by Benton (97.5), Wesclin (92.5), Sparta (58.5), Lebanon (52.5), Du Quoin (50.5), Columbia (45), Chester (39), Okawville (28), Wood River (26.5), Dupo (20.5) and Red Bud (7).

Next up for the varsity will be the Bi-County Meet in Waterloo Tuesday at 3:30pm while the freshmen-sophomore teams will head to Fairfield Monday for the BDC Frosh-Soph Conference Meet at 3:30pm.

Lady Yellow Jackets' season opening winning streak ends at 12

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket softball team suffered their first loss of the season Friday, an 8-2 road loss at Johnston City.

Johnston City scored three times in the first and added three more in the fourth to jump out to a 6-0 lead.

Chester plated their only runs in the bottom of the fifth.

The Lady Indians rounded out the scoring with two in the top of the sixth.

"Johnston City is a really good team," said Lady Yellow Jacket head coach Tracy Colvis. "However, I think we are too. We just played timid today and they played better than us today. They hit the holes and we hit the ball hard, but it was just right at someone every time. We knew they were going to put a lot of runs on the board, but I think we got behind early, and thatís something we arenít use to and we got down and didnít play our game."

Logan Colvis took the loss for Chester. She allowed eight runs, seven earned on nine hits while walking five and striking out one. Shea Petrowske pitched in relief and allowed just one walk while working two-thirds of an inning.

Miah Mitchell went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and two RBI. Kaitlyn Dillow was 2-for-3 while Emily Tudor was 1-for-1 with two walks.

"The only good thing from a loss is it is a learning experience so I hope we learn from it and start a new winning streak," said Coach Colvis.

Yellow Jackets drop fourth in a row Friday, losing at Valmeyer 7-3

The Chester Yellow Jacket baseball team dropped their fourth game in a row Friday, falling 7-3 at Valmeyer.

Chester falls to 7-10 on the season. Next up is a BDC West Division matchup with Trico Tuesday at home. Game time is 4:30pm.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third when the Pirates scored five runs off starting pitcher Jason Schwartz.

The Yellow Jackets put two on the scoreboard in the top of the fifth. Matt Smith reached on an error by the shortstop to open the inning, moved to second on a basehit by Schwartz and both would score on a double by Joe Stahlheber.

The Pirates added two more in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-2 lead.

Chester's final run came in the sixth. Nick Meyer led off with a single, went to second on an error, reached third on a basehit by Blake Eggemeyer and later scored when Christian Mitchell flew out to centerfield.

Schwartz took the loss for Chester allowing seven runs, five earned on eight hits, walked one and struck out three. Mitchell pitched two innings and allowed one hit while walking one.

Scwhartz (2-3), Stahlheber (2-4), Meyer (2-3) and Eggemeyer (2-3) were responsible for Chester's eight hits in the game.

The Yellow Jackets left seven men stranded while Valmeyer left five.