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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Chester Clinic to offer free sports physicals this Saturday

The Chester Clinic will be offering free sports physicals to the athletes of Chester schools this Saturday, July 15.

The examinations will be performed at the clinic offices on Old Plank Road from 8am to 11am.

The Chester schools and parents are very grateful for this service that the clinic provides for the community.

Parents are reminded that this is the only date on which this free service will be offered. However, these physicals do not replace the examinations required for entrance into kindergarten, sixth grade or ninth grade.

Monday, July 10, 2017

James Brockmeyer Memorial Fund to benefit from Aug 10 minor league baseball game in Marion

The Southern Illinois Miners, a minor league baseball team based in Marion, will be hosting a law enforcement appreciation night next month with proceeds benefiting a local memorial fund.

The Southern Illinois Miners will host the Normal Cornbelters on Thursday night, August 10 at Rent One Stadium in Marion at 7:05pm. As part of their Stand Up For Blue Law Enforcement Appreciation Night, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the James Brockmeyer Memorial Fund.

Tickets for the game are only $5 a piece.

For more information, you can phone the Miners Box Office at (618) 998-8849 or visit

Lady Jackets Volleyball will host 2017 Summer Youth Camp

By Dr. Jim Beers

New Chester High School Head Volleyball Coach, Adam Gibbs, has announced that he and his staff will host a summer volleyball camp Monday, Wednesday, and Friday July 17, 19, and 21.

The event will be held at the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned Chester Grade School Gym which will offer comfort against the hot and humid days of summer. There will be two sessions each day of the camp.

Session No. 1 will be for girls entering grades 4th through 6th Grades and will be held from 4-6 p.m. The second session will be offered to girls entering 7th and 8th Grades and will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The two sessions will enable campers to train and compete with girls in their own age groups and skill levels. Each day of camp will have a specific theme or training goal. For example volleyball fundamentals of serving, hitting and passing will be stressed along with other volleyball skills and drills.

Coach Gibbs said, "The last four summers I have held open gyms through SILVA Club Volleyball on most Sunday evenings. These sessions were very successful and well-attended. Now that I am the CHS Head Coach, I decided to transition from club volleyball open gyms to an actual volleyball camp hosted by Chester High School Volleyball".

It was just announced by Chester School District # 139 that Sarah Norman, wife of CHS Head Basketball Coach Brad Norman, would be Assistant Volleyball Coach at CHS this year. Norman will also be a Chester High School teacher beginning this fall, so she will be a great fit to assist with the Lady Jackets Volleyball Team.

Coach Gibbs said, "I think Sarah will be a good fit for our team. I am excited to be working with her and we are already working together at open gym sessions at CHS".

Gibbs will be the lead instructor for the 2017 Lady Jackets Summer Volleyball Camp. He will be assisted by Norman. Members of the 2017 Lady Jackets squad will serve as camp coaches to give campers individual direction and hands-on instruction throughout each session.

Coach Gibbs said, "My goal for this camp is to provide local girls an opportunity to get some gym time and skills instruction over the summer at an affordable price. Other CHS sports programs such as softball, dance, cheerleading, baseball and basketball host a youth camp of some variety and I want to follow their lead and provide a youth volleyball camp for the young players in this area."

Utilization of Lady Jacket players as individual camp coaches gives campers the chance learn from high school girls that they see every week at CHS games. The campers will hopefully bond with these girls who play at the "next-level" and strive to learn as much as possible so that they too can play CHS Lady Jackets Volleyball down the road.

Coach Gibbs hopes that the summer youth camp will become a regular event in Chester. "Hopefully this camp continues into an annual event. The camp will also serve as a team fundraiser for CHS. We hope to raise enough money to purchase our CHS players a warm-up pullover to wear at games and during pre-game activities", said Gibbs.

The 1st Annual CHS Volleyball Camp is open to any and all girls in the Chester area. Coach Gibbs says that players from all schools, not only Chester schools, are welcome and encouraged to attend. The cost for the camp is just $35.00.

This cost includes camp instruction and a 2017 camp T-shirt for those who register by July 6. Checks should be made out to Chester High School and sent to Adam Gibbs, along with the registration form to: 135 Opdyke Street, Chester, Illinois, 62233.

Any last minute campers are welcome to merely show up at the first night of camp Monday July 17 and register there. It must be understood, however, that last minute campers will not receive a camp T-shirt. For more information please call Coach Gibbs at 618-910-8372.