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Sports Week of April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jordan Berner delivers game winning hit as Chester beats Red Bud 5-4

Jordan Berner’s game winning hit in the bottom of the seventh sent the Chester Yellow Jackets to a 5-4, come-from-behind win over the Red Bud Musketeers Wednesday in high school baseball action.

Chester (8-6) will host Vienna in a Black Diamond Conference game this afternoon at 4:30pm at the Gordon "Bud" Cohen Sports Complex.

Red Bud jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a single run in the first and three more in the second.

Chester tied the game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth before winning it with Berner’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh.

Berner finished 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBI to lead the Yellow Jackets. Kramer Eggemeyer was 2-for-3 with two RBI while Alex Yankey was 1-for-2 with two stolen bases.

Jake Lochhead (3-0) picked up the win for the Yellow Jackets, allowing four runs on five hits.

Lady Yellow Jackets rally to beat Red Bud 4-3 at Cohen

After giving up three runs in the top of the first, the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets softball team rallied for a 4-3 win over the Red Bud Lady Musketeers Wednesday.

Kaitlyn Dillow drove in what proved to be the game winner for Chester in the bottom of the sixth inning. Logan Colvis picked up the win for Chester and kept the Lady Musketeers from scoring in the top of the seventh.

It was the second win in a row for Chester (3-5). Next up is a Black Diamond Conference matchup this afternoon against Vienna. Game time at the Cohen Complex is 4:30pm.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yellow Jackets improve to 2-0 in BDC with road win over Zeigler Royalton

The Chester Yellow Jacket varsity baseball team improved to 2-0 in Black Diamond Conference play Tuesday with a 4-2 road win over Zeigler Royalton.

Now 7-6 overall, the Yellow Jackets will make up a game with Red Bud this afternoon which was postponed earlier this month. Game time at the Gordon "Bud" Cohen Sports Complex is set for 4:30pm.

The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when Chester scored three times.

ZR plated both of their runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Yellow Jackets added an insurance run in the top of the seventh en route to the win.

Jake Lochhead had a pair of hits (2-4) for the Yellow Jackets. Hunter Howie finished 1-for-4 with an RBI, Jordan Berner (1-3) and Kramer Eggemeyer (1-2) each had a hit.

Brenton Atchison picked up the win while Alex Yankey pitched the seventh to earn the save.

Yellow Jacket JV baseball team defeats Red Bud in non-conference matchup

The Chester Yellow Jacket JV baseball team put another notch in the win column Tuesday.

While the varsity team was playing at Zeigler Royalton, the JV team traveled north and beat Red Bud 10-3.

The JV team returns to action this afternoon for a non-conference game at Waterloo (Gibault). Game time is 4:30pm.

Tuesday’s Lady Yellow Jacket softball game at Zeigler Royalton has been rescheduled

Tuesday’s Chester Lady Yellow Jacket softball game, which was postponed, has been rescheduled.

CHS Director of Athletics Mike Coffey announced this morning, the softball game at Zeigler Royalton has been rescheduled for Monday, April 21. Game time is 4:30pm.

The Lady Yellow Jackets will be in action today. Chester will host Red Bud in a non-conference matchup which was postponed earlier this month because of the weather.

Game time at the Cohen Sports Complex is 4:30pm.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jake Lochhead signs letter of intent to play basketball at Blackburn College

The latest member of the Chester Yellow Jacket boys’ basketball program’s 1,000 point club made it official Monday. Yellow Jacket guard Jake Lochhead signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL. The Beavers are a member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and is a NCAA Division III school.

The Beavers finished 2-23 overall and just 2-16 in conference play last season.

While a member of the Yellow Jackets, Lochhead became the ninth member to score 1,000 points or more in a career. He led the Yellow Jackets in scoring both his junior and senior seasons.

Jake averaged 17.2 points per game his senior season. He was a member of the Chester Invitational Tournament All Tournament Team and was selected to the Black Diamond Conference’s All Conference Team in 2013 and 2014.

With a 4.0 GPA, Lochhead plans to study Occupational Therapy at Blackburn College.

He is the son of Tim and Wendy Lochhead of Chester, IL.

Chester High School senior, Jake Lochhead, signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball next year at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois Monday April 14 at CHS. Pictured with Jake at the signing ceremony were (front row, sitting): Wendy Lochhead, Jake’s mother; Jake Lochhead, and Tim Lochhead, Jake’s father. (Standing, left to right): Bryan Lee, CHS Head Football Coach; Luke Lochhead, Jake’s oldest brother; Tyler Search, CHS Assistant Basketball Coach; Brad Norman, CHS Head Basketball Coach; Jason Baribeau, Blackburn College Head Coach; Jeremy Blechle, CHS Football Coach and Mike Coffey, CHS Athletic Director. Photo provided by Mike Lutz.

CHS Cheerleading Tryouts set to begin later this month

Chester Yellow Jacket cheerleading coach Rachel Ranta has announced cheerleading tryouts for the 2014-2015 school year will begin later this month.

Practices will be held in Marie Juergen’s Gym on Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 from 7pm to 9pm. Tryouts will be held on Friday, May 2 at 5pm in Juergens Gym for football, basketball and competitive cheerleading.

If you have any questions, you can phone Rachel Ranta at the grade school at 826-2354, ext 212.