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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Columbia's big third inning proves key in 9-4 win over Chester

The Columbia Lady Eagles scored six times in the third inning Monday en route to a 9-4 win over Chester in softball action.

Chester falls to 9-4 overall and will host Zeigler Royalton this afternoon at 4:30pm.

The game was tied 1-1 after the first two innings before Columbia took the lead for good in the third. The host Lady Eagles tacked on two more runs in the fourth to built a 9-1 lead.

Chester scored three times in the top of the seventh but couldn't overcome the eight run deficit.

Shea Petrowske took the loss for Chester. She worked three innings allowing seven runs, six earned, on nine hits.

Logan Colvis came on in relief in the fourth and allowed two earned runs on three hits while walking three.

Miah Mitchell was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Emily Atchison was 1-for-1.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lady Yellow Jackets seven-game winning streak snapped by Trico

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket softball team saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end Thursday with a 14-2 home loss to state ranked Trico.

Now 2-1 in the BDC West and 7-3 overall, Chester is scheduled to play at the Sparta Tournament on Saturday.

Trico scored twice in the second and tacked on eight more in the third to take a 10-0 lead. The Lady Pioneers plated four more runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Chester's two runs came in the bottom of the fifth.

Logan Colvis took the loss for the Lady Yellow Jackets. The senior allowed 10 runs on five hits, walked three and struck out one. Shea Petrowske pitched two and two-thirds innings and allowed four runs on five hits, walked one and struck out two.

Haley Middendorf was 2-for-3 for the Lady Yellow Jackets at the plate while Miah Mitchell was 1-for-1 with two walks.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lady Yellow Jackets win seventh game in a row Wednesday

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets pounded out a season-high 21 hits Wednesday en route to a 12-5 road win at New Athens.

Now 7-2 on the season and winners of their last seven, Chester will host Trico this afternoon at the Cohen Complex. Weather permitting, first pitch is set for 4:30pm.

New Athens led 4-2 after the first two innings but then Chester took control in the third. The Lady Yellow Jackets scored six times on seven hits to take an 8-4 lead.

Chester added two more runs in the top of the fifth and seventh innings while New Athens plated their other run in the bottom of the seventh.

Logan Colvis picked up the win for Chester. The senior pitched all seven innings, allowing five runs, two earned, on six hits. She also struck out six and didn't allow a free pass.

Haley Middendorf was 4-for-5 for Chester with an RBI. Miah Mitchell was 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBI. Kaitlyn Dillow was 3-for-5 with two RBI while Colvis helped her own cause by batting 3-for-5 with a game high five RBI.

Putting a cap on the win, Chester closed out the game defensively with a 6-4-3 double play.

New Athens scores in bottom of seventh to beat Chester 4-3

After watching a three run disappear to Chester Wednesday, New Athens scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to win the battle of the Yellow Jackets 4-3.

Now 4-13 on the season, Chester is scheduled to host Trico today at the Gordon "Bud" Cohen Complex. Weather permitting, first pitch is set for 4:30pm.

The game was scoreless until the third when New Athens scored a single run to take a 1-0 lead. They would added two more in the fifth to lead 3-0 before Chester started their come back.

Chester scored twice in the sixth and once in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 3-3 before New Athens scored the game winner in the bottom half of the inning.

Matt Smith took the loss for Chester in relief of starting pitcher Curt Meyer.

Ethen Eggemeyer was 3-for-4 for Chester with a run scored and an RBI. Curt Meyer was 3-for-4 with a run scored.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lady Yellow Jackets first, Yellow Jackets second at big home track meet Tuesday

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets finished first while the Yellow Jackets finished second in a big home meet Tuesday at the Dr. Charles R. Young Track and Field Complex at Chester High School.

In the girls meet, Chester finished with 177 points followed by Sparta (92), Okawville (84), Carterville (68), Murphysboro (60), Pinckneyville (39), Red Bud (22), Elverado (8), Christ Our Savior (4) and Valmeyer (1).

Here are the individual results for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

Hannah Schweizer finished second in the discus (85’ 11") and sixth in the shot put (29’ 4")

Maddie Hoffman finished third in the discus (83’ 5") and third in the shot put (30’ 10.5")

Ashton Jany finished second in the 200 (:29.0), sixth in the long jump (13’ 4") and finished fourth in the 400 (1:06.9)

Kaitlyn Hoffman won the high jump (5’ 0") and finished third in the triple jump (30’ 2")

Jessica Kattenbraker won the 400 (1:02.3), finished third in the high jump (4’ 10") and second in the triple jump (30’ 8").

Abby Myers finished second in the pole vault (8’ 0")

Elyzabeth Mitchell tied for fourth in the pole vault (6’ 6"), finished third in the 300 hurdles (:56.3) and finished fifth in the 100 (:14.8)

Taylor Dunning won the 3200 (12:57.5) and won the 1600 (5:56.3)

Morgan Atchison won the 100 hurdles (:15.7) and won the 300 hurdles (:47.5)

Avery Runge finished second in the 800 (2:48.8) and finished sixth in the 1600 (6:35.4)

Addie Blechle finished fourth in the 800 (2:51.4) and sixth in the 200 (:31.5)

In relays, Chester finished third in the 3200 (11:16.0), second in the 400 (:53.8), third in the 800 (2:00.8) and won the 1600 (4:24.6).

In the boys meet, Sparta finished first with 168 points followed by Chester (117.5), Red Bud (85.5), Okawville (38), Steeleville (30), Pinckneyville (11), Valmeyer (10) and Shawnee (6).

Here are the results for the Yellow Jackets.

Clayton Richelman won the long jump (17’ 3") and won the triple jump (35’ 10")

Jacob Golding tied for fifth in the high jump (5’ 2")

Nick Heffernan finished second in the triple jump (34’ 0")

Trent Bierman finished fifth in the 3200 (12:35.4)

Zach Zappa finished third in the 110 hurdles (:22.9)

Gage Bollman finished fifth in the 110 hurdles (:24.1) and finished sixth in the 300 hurdles (1:00.4)

Demontae Martin won the 100 (:11.4) and won the 200 (:23.3)

Joey Reid finished third in the 100 (:12.6)

Mitchell Colonel finished fourth in the 800 (2:31.1)

Lance Bohnert finished sixth in the 800 (2:33.4)

Jacob Wingerter finished fourth in the 400 (:59.3)

Eathan Thompson finished fourth in the 300 hurdles (:52.0)

Josh Haberberger finished third in the 1600 (5:27.0)

Chris Lang finished second in the 200 (:24.1)

Jacob O’Riley finished fifth in the 400 (:59.9)

In the relays, Chester finished fourth in the 3200 (10:19.7), won the 400 (:45.0), won the 800 (1:35.9) and finished third in the 1600 (4:07.2).

Chester will return to action Friday for the Buzz Bradley Invitational at Sparta. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3:30pm.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Lady Yellow Jackets sweep double-header at Freeburg Saturday

Not only did the Chester Lady Yellow Jacket softball team win both ends of a double-header Saturday at Freeburg, they kept the Lady Midgets scoreless in both games.

After dropping their first two games of the season, Chester has reeled off six straight wins including Saturday's games with Freeburg. Chester took the morning game 10-0 and won the afternoon game7-0.

Now 6-2 on the season, the Lady Yellow Jackets will travel to Trico Tuesday for a conference showdown with the Lady Pioneers. Game time is 4:30pm.

Game 1 - Chester 10, Freeburg 0

Logan Colvis pitched a two-hitter in game one as the Lady Yellow Jackets beat Freeburg 10-0.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Yellow Jackets scored six times in the second to take the lead for good. Chester added three more runs in the third and two in the fourth for their 10 runs in the game.

In addition to allowing just two hits in the win, Colvis walked two and struck out four.

Haley Middendorf was 4-for-4 in the first game with two RBI. Alyssa Keith was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Miah Mitchell was 1-for-3 with a home run and RBI while Logan Colvis was 2-for-3 with a homer and RBI.

Kaitlyn Dillow, Emily Tudor, Karson Colvis and Carlee Weir were each 1-for-3.

Game 2 - Chester 7, Freeburg 0

This time it was Shea Petrowske on the mound for the Lady Yellow Jackets and she also kept the Lady Midgets from scoring a run.

Petrowske worked all seven innings allowing six hits while walking two and striking out two.

Chester scored a single run in the first and added two more in the fourth. The Lady Yellow Jackets put the game away with four runs in the top of the seventh inning to win the afternoon game 7-0.

Haley Middendorf was 2-for-3 with a SAC bunt. The senior also recorded two stolen bases. Carlee Weir was 2-for-3 with a double, home run and four RBI. Miah Mitchell was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Logan Colvis and Kaitlyn Dillow were each 1-for-3 with an RBI while Shea Petrowske finished 1-for-1.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Baker's walk-off, 10th-inning single scores two as Chester JV beat Red Bud 16-15

Taryn Baker's walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning capped off a wild win for the Chester Lady Yellow Jacket JV softball team over visiting Red Bud 16-15 Thursday.

Chester led 11-3 heading to the fifth inning before Red Bud scored seven times to close the Lady Yellow Jacket lead down to 11-10. Red Bud tied it with a single run in the top of the seventh and off to extra innings we go.

Red Bud appeared to be heading for a win after scoring three times in the top of the ninth inning but the Lady Yellow Jackets managed to tie the game at 14-14 after scoring three runs of their own in the home half of the inning.

Red Bud scored a single run in the top of the 10th before Baker's game winner. Chester was down to their final out before Baker singled and drove home Grace Stec and Carlee Weir with the game winners in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Ryn Petrowske was 3-for-4 for Chester with an RBI. Weir finished 2-for-3 with a double, triple and four RBI. Emily Atchison was 2-for-3 with three walks and an RBI while Shawnell Madison was 2-for-2.

Weir started on the mound for Chester and pitched three innings. She later returned to the mound in the sixth inning and got the win in the 10th. Weir allowed seven runs, three earned on 12 hits. She walked three and struck out eight. Brianna Surman worked the fourth and fifth innings and allowed seven hits and eight runs, two of which were earned. She walked two and struck out two.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

JV softball holds off Sparta 6-4 Wednesday at Cohen

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket JV softball team improved to 3-2 on the season Wednesday with a 6-4 win over the visiting Sparta Lady Bulldogs at the Cohen Complex.

The game was tied 2-2 after the second inning but Chester took the lead for good with two runs in the bottom of the third. Sparta cut the lead down to a single run in the fourth before Chester scored two more in the bottom of the sixth.

Sparta added a single run in the top of the seventh before the Lady Yellow Jackets closed out the game.

Brianna Surman worked five innings for the Lady Yellow Jackets on the mound allowing two runs, one earned on three hits, walking three and striking out five. Shea Petrowske pitched two innings allowing two earned runs on four hits, walked one and struck out one.

Kaylee James was 1-for-1 with a sac fly and three RBI. Grace Stec, Brianna Surman and Sierra Hamilton were each 1-for-1.

The JV team is back in action today against Red Bud. Game time is 4:30pm.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Yellow Jackets knock off Elverado 8-2

The Chester Yellow Jackets picked up their fourth win of the season Monday with an 8-2 home win over the Elverado Falcons.

Now 4-12 on the season, the Yellow Jackets are off until the conference opener Tuesday at Trico.

The Yellow Jackets built a 5-0 lead after three innings Monday. Chester scored a single run in the second and tacked on four more in the third.

The Falcons scored both of their runs in the top of the fifth before Chester answered with three more in the bottom half of the inning.

Brennan White was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a RBI. Curt Meyer was 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored. Brady Kelkhoff was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI. Ethen Eggemeyer was 1-for-4 with a triple, run scored and RBI.

Curt Meyer picked up the win on the mound for the Yellow Jackets while Ethan Bert pitched the top of the seventh inning.

Big fourth inning proves to be difference in Lady Yellow Jackets win

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets scored seven times in the bottom of the fourth inning Monday in their 9-4 win over Elverado.

Chester (4-2) won their fourth game in a row Monday. Next up is a double-header at Freeburg Saturday morning at 10am.

Both teams scored a single run in the first inning. Elverado scored a single run in the top of the fourth before Chester scored seven times in the bottom half.

Elverado tacked on two more in the sixth but Chester scored another insurance run in the bottom half of the inning.

Shea Petrowske picked up the win for Chester. She worked three and a third innings, allowed three runs, all earned, on seven hits while striking out two. Carlee Weir started the game and pitched two innings, allowing one earned run while striking out one. Logan Colvis closed out the game working one and two-third innings and allowed only one hit while striking out one.

Kaitlyn Dillow was 4-for-4 with two RBI to pace Chester. Kaylee James was 3-for-3 with a RBI. Logan Colvis and Miah Mitchell were each 2-for-4 with a RBI. Petrowske finished 1-for-2 with a RBI while Emily Atchison was 1-for-1 with a double.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Yellow Jackets snap losing skid with unbelievable comeback over Pinckneyville

The Chester Yellow Jacket baseball team snapped a 10-game losing streak Saturday with an unbelievable come-from-behind win at Pinckneyville.

Chester, Massac County and the host Panthers played a round-robin double-header Saturday in Perry County.

The Yellow Jackets lost to Massac County 11-5. Errors continued to haunt Chester as they committed eight in the loss.

Matt Smith was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Yellow Jackets. Brady Kelkhoff was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

The Yellow Jackets snapped the losing skid with 12-11 win over the host Pinckneyville Panthers.

It appeared Chester was heading for their 11th straight defeat after falling behind 9-0 after two and a half innings.

The Yellow Jackets scored twice in the third to cut the Panther lead down to 9-2 but Pinckneyville added a single run in the fourth and fifth innings to lead 11-2. The Panthers had the Yellow Jackets on the ropes but Chester came out fighting.

The Yellow Jackets scored three times in the sixth and then scored six times in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game 11-11.

After a scoreless eighth, the Yellow Jackets scored the game winner in the ninth inning. Curt Meyer led off with a double and went to third on a passball. The Panthers walked the next two batters to load up the bases before Brady Kelkhoff's basehit drove in C. Meyer from third with the game winner.

Freshman Ethan Bert was 3-for-4 for the Yellow Jackets with three runs scores. Kelkhoff finished 3-for-5 with a RBI. Brennan White was 2-for-4 with four RBI. C. Meyer finished 1-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI. Calvin Clendenin was 2-for-4 with three runs scored while Matt Smith was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.

The Yellow Jackets are scheduled to play Elverado Monday afternoon at 4:30pm at the Cohen Complex, weather permitting.

Friday, April 7, 2017

James drives in game winning run; Chester beats Vienna 8-6 in nine innings

Sophomore Kaylee James' ninth-inning basehit drove in what proved to be the winning run in the top of the ninth inning Thursday as the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets rallied for an 8-6 win at Vienna.

Now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the BDC West, Chester is scheduled to return to action Monday at home against Elverado in a non-conference matchup. Game time at the Cohen Complex is set for 4:30pm.

Vienna jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first two innings and took a 6-3 lead heading to the fourth. Chester scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings before tying the game in the seventh.

After James' basehit which drove in the game-winner, Haley Middendorf's basehit drove in an insurance run for Chester.

Carlee Weir finished 3-for-5 for Chester with a walk, three RBI and one home run. Miah Mitchell finished 2-for-4 with a walk, RBI and home run. James was 2-for-5 while Emily Tudor was 2-for-5 with a triple and RBI.

Logan Colvis picked up the win in relief of starting pitcher Shea Petrowske. Colvis worked six innings and allowed only two hits while striking out two. Petrowske worked three innings and allowed six runs, one earned, while giving up nine hits. The sophomore struck out one.

"Chester's defense was lights out from the 4th to the 9th inning," said Chester coach Tracy Colvis. "Only three batters came to the plate each of those innings. Vienna was retired in order four of those innings and the girls turned double plays in the 7th and 9th innings."

Chester also won the JV game over Vienna 11-0 in three innings.

Briana Surman struck out six Vienna batters in the three innings played to pick up the win.

Lady Yellow Jackets fourth, Yellow Jackets 10th at CHS Frosh-Soph Invitational Track Meet

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets finished fourth while the Yellow Jackets finished 10th Thursday at the CHS Frosh-Soph Invitational Track Meet at Chester High School.

Nashville finished first with 158.5 points followed by Freeburg (103), Anna Jonesboro (69), Chester (60), Sparta (44), Columbia (40), Pinckneyville (28), New Athens (24), Waterloo Gibault (16.5) and Du Quoin (0).

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

Ashton Jany won the 200 (:29.0), finished sixth in the long jump (13' 0") and finished fourth in the 400 (1:06.3)

Elyzabeth Mitchell finished sixth in the pole vault (6' 6") and finished second in the 300 hurdles (:54.8)

Avery Runge won the 800 with a time of 2:48.0 and finished fourth in the 1600 (6:47.0)

Addie Blechle finished second in the 800 (2:53.7)

In the relays, Chester finished third in the 3200 (11:54.1) and third in the 1600 (4:46.2).

Freeburg won the boys meet with 135 points followed by Nashville (112), Sparta (76), Pinckneyville (73), Du Quoin (63), Columbia (42), Anna Jonesboro (24), New Athens (13), Waterloo Gibault (11) and Chester (9).

Here are the results for the Yellow Jackets...

Ronin Doiron finished sixth in the pole vault (7' 6") and fifth in the 3200 (12:20.0)

Jacob O' Riley finished fifth in the 400 (:58.9)

In the relays, Chester finished fourth in the 1600 (4:04.3)

Yellow Jackets can't hold early lead, fall to Vienna 8-4

The Chester Yellow Jackets jumped to a four-run lead early but couldn't hold on to it Thursday as they lost at Vienna 8-4.

Now 2-11 overall and 0-2 in the BDC West, Chester is scheduled to play a double-header Saturday morning at Pinckneyville starting at 10am.

Chester scored a single run in the top of the first and tacked on three more in the third to build a 4-0 lead. But Vienna tied the game with four runs in the bottom of the fourth then added three more in the bottom of the fifth. The Eagles added an extra run in the bottom of the sixth en route to the win.

Curt Meyer was 3-for-4 for the Yellow Jackets with a run scored. Brady Kelkhoff was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Ethen Eggemeyer was 1-for-4 with a run scored while Matt Smith finished 1-for-4.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Landon named MVC Field Athlete of the Week

Saluki senior jumper Kyle Landon has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

The five-time All-American won both the long jump and the high jump at the Joey Haines Invitational this past Saturday. The Chester, Ill. native won the long jump with a lifetime-best of 24'-7.25" (7.50m) and added a victory in the high jump with a clearance of 7'-1.50" (2.17m).

With his long jump mark, he moves up to 15th in the NCAA west region, and remains third in the region in the high jump. He also ranks 20th in the west region in the triple jump and is the only jumper, male or female, to rank in the top-20 of all three jumps in either region.

For Landon, it marks the second-straight week he's earned MVC Field Athlete of the Week honors, and the 10th time he has done so in his career.

The Salukis are back in action beginning Thursday, April 6 at the Tennessee Relays.

Mitchell's big day leads Lady Yellow Jackets to rout of Vienna

Miah Mitchell was 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI Tuesday as the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets short-gamed Vienna 18-5 in the BDC West Division opener.

Now 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the BDC West, Chester is scheduled to host Dupo today in a non-conference matchup at the Cohen Complex. Game time is 4:30pm.

Chester scored six times in the bottom of the second to take the lead for good. After the visiting Lady Eagles plated three runs in the top of the third, Chester scored eight more runs in the home half of the frame to take a 14-3 lead.

Vienna plated two more in the top of the fourth. Chester rounded out the scoring with four more in the bottom of the inning.

In addition to Mitchell's performance, Carlee Weir was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI. Haley Middendorf was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Alyssa Keith finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored while Kaitlyn Dillow was 1-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Her lone hit was a home run.

Logan Colvis picked up the win for Chester. The senior allowed five runs, four earned on nine hits. She walked three and struck out one.

Shea Petrowske pitched the fifth and allowed just two hits.

Vienna won a five-inning JV game 5-2 over Chester.

Emily Atchison was 1-for-2 for the Lady Yellow Jackets while Makayla Murray and Caitlin Roberts were each 1-for-1.

Brianna Surman pitched three innings in the game, allowing five unearned runs on two hits. She walked five and struck out two. Shea Petrowske worked two innings and struck out five.

Late rally comes up short as Vienna beats Chester 8-7

A late-inning rally by the Chester Yellow Jacket baseball team came up short Tuesday as they lost to Vienna 8-7.

Now 2-10 overall and 0-1 in the BDC West, Chester is scheduled to host Dupo today in a non-conference matchup at the Cohen Complex. Game time is 4:30pm.

The game was tied 3-3 after the first inning. The visiting Eagles scored twice in the fourth, once in the fifth and two more in the sixth to take an 8-3 lead.

Chester scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to cut the deficit down to 8-6.

The Yellow Jackets scored a single run in the bottom of the seventh but that would be it and lost the game 8-7.

Chester committed a season high eight errors in the loss.

Curt Meyer was 3-for-4 with three RBI for Chester. Ethen Eggemeyer was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Brennan White was 2-for-4 with a run sccored. Brady Kelkhoff was 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Daltyn Korando finished 1-for-3 with a run scored while Ethan Bert was 1-for-4 with a run scored and RBI.

Curt Meyer took the loss for the Yellow Jackets.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Chester falls on 9-5 on the road at Sparta Wednesday

Despite pounding out 11 hits yesterday in their non-conference matchup at Sparta, the Chester Yellow Jackets lost to the host Bulldogs 9-5.

Now 2-9 on the season, the Yellow Jackets are scheduled to visit Valmeyer this afternoon at 4:30pm.

Chester scored a single run in the top of the first inning. Nick Meyer's single scored Curt Meyer to give the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead.

Sparta scored three times in the fourth and fifth innings to claim a 6-1 lead heading to the sixth.

Chester sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the sixth and scored four times to cut the Bulldogs lead down to 6-5 but Sparta scored three runs in the bottom of the inning.

Chester had two runners on before Brady Kelkoff flew out to right field to end the game.

The Yellow Jackets committed seven errors in the loss Wednesday.

Ethen Eggemeyer was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Chester. Matt Smith and Daltyn Korando were each 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Two Chester basketball players named "All South"

Two Chester High School basketball players have been "All South" recently by their respective coaches in the Southern Illinois Coaches Association.

Yellow Jacket senior Savion Smith and Lady Yellow Jacket freshman Destiny Williams represent Chester High School on the respective lists this year.

Williams was selected to the Class 2A All South squad and was the only freshmen to be named to either the Class 1A or Class 2A lists.

Williams was named All Conference in the Black Diamond Conference's West Division this past season. She was named to the All Tournament teams at the Lebanon Holiday Tournament, Sparta Tournament and was the Most Valuable Player of the Lady Jacket Mid-Winter Classic.

Williams played in only 20 games this season, missing the last nine because of an injury. She averaged 15.7 points per game and shot 73% from the free throw line.

Smith was also named All Conference in the Black Diamond Conference's West Division. He was chosen at the Most Valuable Player of the Trico Invitational Tournament. He was also an All Tournament selection in the Chester Invitational Tournament.

Smith averaged 15.7 points per game for Chester. He led the team in steals with 61 and blocks with 24. He finished second in rebounds with 179.

Smith committed to play college basketball at Blackburn. He will represent Chester at the John A. Logan All Star game in April.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ladies second, men third in third annual Rocky Bridges Relays hosted by CHS

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket track team finished second while the Yellow Jackets finished third Tuesday at the third annual Rocky Bridges Relays held at Chester High School.

There were no individual winners in this style of track meet, instead it's an all relay form of meet.

In the girls meet, Nashville finished with 114 points followed by Chester (102), Murphysboro (84), New Athens (44), Red Bud (36) and Columbia (20).

The results for the Lady Yellow Jackets, remember the individual results are combined for the field events.

Won the discus (189' 2")

Second in the shot put (59' 7")

Fourth in the long jump (24' 1")

Second in the high jump (9' 4")

Second in the triple jump (57' 0")

Third in the pole vault (13' 0")

Won the shuttle hurdles (1:13.6)

Fifth in the sprint medley (2:11.8)

Second in the 3200 relay (10:59.0)

Fifth in the 400 relay (:57.7)

Won the throwers 400 relay (:59.2)

Won the 800 relay (1:53.6)

Third in the distance relay (16:07.1)

Won the 1600 relay (4:20.6)

In the boys meet, Nashville finished with 96 points followed by Columbia (66), Chester (64), Red Bud (36) and New Athens (14).

The results for the Yellow Jackets, remember the individual results are combined for the field events.

Finished third in the discus (142' 8")

Won the long jump (37' 10")

Won the high jump (11' 4")

Second in the triple jump (68' 7")

Third in the pole vault (7' 0")

Second in the shuttle hurdles (1:31.3)

Third in the sprint medley (1:43.9)

Fourth in the 3200 relay (10:20.2)

Won the 400 relay (:45.2)

Fourth in the throwers 400 relay (1:03.2)

Won the 800 relay (:52.8)

Fourth in the distance relay (13:39.1)

Fourth in the 1600 relay (4:02.2)

The Yellow Jacket track teams are scheduled to return to action tomorrow for a meet at Nashville at 4pm.

Yellow Jackets fall on the road at Gibault 13-3

The Waterloo (Gibault) Hawks scored six runs in the second and fourth innings Tuesday en route to a 13-3, five-inning win over the Chester Yellow Jackets.

Now 2-8 on the season, Chester is scheduled to play at Sparta this afternoon at 4:30pm.

Chester scored twice in the top of the second to take a 2-0 lead before the Hawks plated six runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

Chester's other run came in the top of the fourth inning.

Curt Meyer took the loss for Chester.

Daltyn Korando was 2-for-2 with a run scores and RBI for the Yellow Jackets. Matt Smith and Calvin Clendenin were each 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Monday, March 27, 2017

St. John Lady Hornet volleyball team finished second in Class "S" State Tournament


Photo courtesy of Jimmy Chandler

St. John Lutheran School in Chester is now the home of the Class "S" State Runners-up in grade school volleyball.

The Lady Hornets lost in the Class "S" State Championship Saturday to Germantown 25-11, 25-16 to finish their season with a record of 23-3.

The Lady Hornets began their day Saturday with a 25-12, 25-11 win over Egyptian in the Sweet 16 round. Then, they defeated Salmaville 30-28, 25-16 in the Elite Eight. In the final four, the Lady Hornets defeated Woodlawn 25-17, 16-25, 15-13 to advance to the state championship.

Friday, March 24, 2017

CHS track teams open season at home Thursday

The Chester Yellow Jacket track teams opened up their outdoor portion of their 2017 season at home Thursday.

In the girls meet, Chester finished first with 172 points followed by Christopher (164), Sparta (125), New Athens (50) and Waterloo Gibault (14). Shawnee and Steeleville did not score during the meet.

Here are the results for the Lady Yellow Jackets.

Maddie Hoffman won the discus (97' 0") and won the shot put (32' 3")

Hannah Schweizer finished second in the discus (95' 8") and finished second in the shot put (29' 7")

Ashton Jany finished fourth in the long jump (13' 2.5")

Kaitlyn Hoffman finished third in the high jump (5' 0") and won the triple jump (31' 5")

Jessica Kattenbraker finished fourth in the high jump (4' 10") and finished second in the 400 (1:03.5)

Tayler Howie finished fourth in the triple jump (24' 7.5")

Abby Myers won the pole vault (7' 0")

Elyzabeth Mitchell finished fourth in the pole vault (5' 6")

Morgan Atchison won the 100 hurdles (:16.0) and won the 300 hurdles (:47.8)

Taylor Hennrich finished fifth in the 100 (:14.4) and finished fourth in the 200 (:31.0)

Taylor Dunning won the 800 (2:41.4) and won the 1600 (6:07.0)

Addie Blechle finished fourth in the 800 (2:57.9)

Audry Hopper finished fourth in the 400 (1:12.4)

Avery Runge finished fourth in the 1600 (6:41.7)

In the relays, Chester finished second in the 3200 (11:48.4), second in the 400 (:55.9), third in the 800 (2:02.9) and second in the 1600 (4:48.7)

Sparta won the boys meet with 152 points followed by Chester (147), Christopher (67), Waterloo Gibault (61), New Athens (38), Steeleville (26) and Shawnee (2).

Here are the results for the Yellow Jackets...

Chase Colvis finished fifth in the discus (81' 1")

Clayton Richelman finished third in the long jump (16' 9.5")

Nick Heffernan finished fourth in the long jump (15' 9") and finished second in the triple jump (33' 10.5")

Savion Smith won the high jump (6' 0")

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

Josh Haberberger finished third in the triple jump (27' 6")

Ronin Doiron won the pole vault (6' 6") and won the 3200 (12:28.5)

Trent Bierman finished second in the 3200 (12:31.1)

Gage Bollman finished second in the 110 hurdles (:25.2) and finished fifth in the 300 hurdles (:56.0)

Demontae Martin won the 100 (:11.5) and won the 200 (:23.9)

Joey Reid finished fourth in the 100 (:12.5) and finished fourth in the 200 (:26.4)

Jacob Wingerter finished sixth in the 400 (1:01.4)

In the relays, Chester won the 400 (:44.9), finished fourth in the 3200 (10:13.1), won the 800 (1:36.8) and finished second in the 1600 (4:09.3).

Next up is the Rocky Bridges Relays at home next Tuesday at 4pm.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lady Yellow Jackets beat M/C 10-5 to earn first win of season

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket softball team picked up their first win of the season Wednesday at the Gordon "Bud" Cohen Sports Complex.

Chester scored six times in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 10-5 win over the Marissa-Coulterville Meteors. Now 1-2 on the season, Chester will host Shawnee Monday at the Cohen Complex.

After plating six runs in the first, Chester scored single runs in each of the next four innings en route to the win. The Meteors scored one run in the third, two in the fourth and two in the top of the seventh.

Shea Petrowske picked up the win for Chester. She allowed three runs, all earned on four hits. She walked five and struck out three. Carlee Weir worked three and 1/3 innings allowed two runs, both unearned on four hits, walking one while striking out three.

Alyssa Keith had a big day at the plate for Chester. The senior was 2-for-4 with five RBI. Kaitlyn Dillow was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Emily Tudor finished 1-for-2 with a sacrifice and RBI while Carlee Weir was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Four-run, fifth inning pushes Chester to 4-1 win over Meteors

Trailing 1-0 heading to the bottom of the fifth, the Chester Yellow Jacket baseball team plated four runs and held on for a 4-1 win over the visiting Marissa-Coulterville Meteors Wednesday at the Gordon "Bud' Cohen Sports Complex.

With the win, Chester improves to 2-5 on the young season. Today, the Yellow Jackets will travel to Du Quoin for an afternoon meeting with the Indians.

Ethan Eggemeyer picked up the win for Chester. Eggemeyer pitched five innings allowing one unearned run while walking one and striking out six. Owen Korando picked up the save in relief, working two innings allowing one hit while walking one and striking out two.

Eggemeyer also helped his own cause by batting 2-for-3 in the game with a run scored. Matt Smith was 1-for-2 with an RBI and run scored while Brady Kelkhoff was 1-for-2.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Red Bud rallies past Lady Yellow Jackets 4-3

Red Bud erased a 3-0 deficit late Tuesday to beat the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets 4-3.

Chester (0-2) will host Marissa-Coulterville this afternoon at the Cohen Complex at 4:30pm.

The Lady Yellow Jackets scored all three runs in the first inning and held that lead until the fifth. Red Bud scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and took the lead with two more in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead heading to the seventh inning.

Chester didn't score in the top of the seventh.

Logan Colvis took the loss for Chester. The senior allowed four runs, two earned on eight hits. She walked three.

Alyssa Keith was 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Lady Yellow Jackets while Claire Junger was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Yellow Jackets drop home opener to Steeleville 10-0

The Chester Yellow Jackets managed only one hit Monday in their home opening loss to Steeleville 10-0.

That lone hit came off the bat of freshman Ethan Bert who finished 1-for-1 on the afternoon.

Chester (1-4) will visit Red Bud this afternoon.

Steeleville scored four times in the first and tacked on a single run in the second to take a quick 5-0 lead. The Warriors scored five more runs in the fourth en route to the win.

Matt Smith took the loss for Chester. Bert and Clay Herrell both pitched in relief.

Chester committed four errors in the loss to the Warriors on Monday.

Lady Yellow Jackets open season with 9-0 loss to Steeleville at home

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket softball team opened up their season Monday at the Gordon "Bud" Cohen Sports Complex with a 9-0 loss to the Steeleville Lady Warriors.

Chester will return to action this afternoon at Red Bud.

The Lady Warriors scored three runs in the first and tacked on two more in the second to take a 5-0 lead. Steeleville added two more runs in both the fifth and seventh innings en route to the win.

Chester managed only two hits off Steeleville pitcher Sidney Hood. Kaitlyn Dillow was 1-for-3 while Kaylee James was 1-for-1.

Logan Colvis took the loss for Chester allowing seven runs, six earned on five hits in 4 and 2/3 innings. She allowed four walks while striking out two.

Shea Petrowske pitched in relief for Chester and allowed two runs, both earned, on three hits, walked four and struck out one.

Steeleville also won the three-inning Junior Varsity game 4-0. Cara Childs and Kaylee James had hits for Chester in the loss.  Brianna Surman pitched all three innings for Chester allowing four runs while walking two and striking out two.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Yellow Jackets open baseball season 1-3 at Valle/Ste. Genevieve Tournament

Chester Yellow Jackets opened up the 2017 baseball season over the weekend in the Valle/Ste. Genevieve Opening Day Tournament.

On Friday, the Yellow Jackets dropped both games in pool play, losing to DeSoto, MO 11-1 and co-host Ste. Genevieve 11-0.

In their loss to DeSoto, MO, Matt Smith went 1-for-2 with a run scored while Brennan White was 1-for-1 with a sacrifice fly.

Smith pitched three innings allowing four earned runs on five hits. He walked four and struck out one.

Curt Meyer pitched 1.2 innings in relief and allowed four earned runs on two hits, walked four and struck out one. Wes Carpenter pitched 1/3 of an inning and allowed three earned runs on two hits, walking one and striking out one.

In their loss to Ste. Genevieve, the Dragons scored five times in the third and five more in the fourth en route to the win over the Yellow Jackets.

Nick Meyer, Brady Kelkhoff and Matt Smith were each 1-for-2 with Brennan White was 0-for-1 with a walk.

Daltyn Korando pitched 3.2 innings and allowed six runs, three earned on four hits, walking three and hitting one batter.

Owen Korando pitched one inning and allowed five runs; none were earned on one hit while walking three.

The Yellow Jackets committed three errors in the loss.

Chester wrapped up play on Saturday against Neelyville, MO and Cape Girardeau, MO (Central).

In their game against Neelyville, MO, the Yellow Jackets lost 7-6. Chester committed six errors in the game.

Matt Smith was 2-for-3 for the Yellow Jackets with two RBI while Nick Meyer was 2-for-4.

Freshman Ethen Eggemeyer took the loss for Chester. Jakob Cushman and Wes Carpenter both pitched in relief.

In their final game of the tournament, the Yellow Jackets picked up their first win of the season with a 9-8 win over Cape Central Tigers.

The Yellow Jackets trailed 8-2 heading to the third inning before scoring a single run in the fourth, five in the fifth and got the game winner in the bottom of the seventh.

Curt Meyer and Matt Smith were each 2-for-4 for the Yellow Jackets in the win.

Chester (1-3) will host Steeleville this afternoon for the home opener at the Gordon "Bud" Cohen Sports Complex. Game time is 4:30pm.