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Sports Week of November 23, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lady Yellow Jackets fall to Sparta 42-35 in non-conference action

Playing a non-conference game in Dwight Fulton Gym Monday night, the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets fell to the host Sparta Lady Bulldogs 42-35.

Chester (2-2) will host Steeleville for their home opener next Monday night on Rocky Bridges Court inside Daniel Colbert Memorial Gym.

The host Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-6 lead after the first quarter and extended their lead to 24-12 at halftime.

Chester trailed 30-19 heading to the fourth quarter.

Kaitlyn Dillow led Chester with 12 points. Alexis McMath and Logan Colvis each had eight points while Haley Middendorf tossed in four points.

Carlee Weir (2) and Emily Tudor (1) also scored for Chester.

The Lady Yellow Jackets were 14-for-22 from the foul line in the loss.

Lady Yellow Jacket JV team opens hoops season with 34-17 win over Sparta

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket JV team opened their season Monday night with a 34-17 win over Sparta at Dwight Fulton Gym.

Chester (1-0) is scheduled to host Steeleville next Monday night.

The Lady Yellow Jacket JV team jumped out to a 14-7 lead after the first quarter and took a 16-11 lead to the lockerroom at halftime.

Chester led 24-14 heading to the fourth.

Maddie Hoffman led Chester with 12 points. Kaitlyn Hoffman finished with eight points while Abby Meyer tossed in seven points.

Taylor Dunning (5) and Lauren Welge (2) also scored for Luke Lochhead's JV team.

Chester shot just 2-for-11 from the foul line in the win.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Dillow's 23 point performance leads Lady Yellow Jackets to 46-35 win over Marissa-Coulterville

Kaitlyn Dillow poured in a game high 23 points Saturday to lead the Chester Lady Yellow Jackets to a 46-35 win over the Marissa-Coulterville Lady Meteors in the finals of the Dupo Cat Classic.

Chester (2-1) will head to Sparta Monday night for a meeting with the Lady Bulldogs.

Chester jumped out to a 16-6 lead after the first quarter and despite a sluggish second quarter; the Lady Yellow Jackets led 21-14 at halftime.

The Lady Meteors trimmed Chester's lead down to four points at 32-28 after outscoring Chester 14-11 in the third.

However, the Lady Yellow Jackets outscored M-C 14-7 in the fourth en route to the 11-point win.

In addition to Dillow's 23 point performance, Alexis McMath finished in double-digit scoring with 12. Haley Middendorf had five points, Logan Colvis finished with four points and Emily Tudor added two points.

The Lady Yellow Jackets were 6-for-9 from the foul line while the Lady Meteors were 7-for-18.

Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team wraps up season with annual banquet

Members of the Chester Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball team recently gathered for their end of the year banquet.

During the banquet, head coach Chad Koenegstein handed out a number of awards.

The Offensive Player of the Year award went to Alexis McMath while the Defensive Player of the Year award was presented to Haley Middendorf.

Freshman Carlee Weir was named "Rookie of the Year."

Hannah Schweizer and Alyssa Keith were named Co-Most Valuable Players. Schweizer was a first team All Conference Team selection in the West Division of the Black Diamond Conference while Keith was named to the Second Team.

Pictured left to right, Haley Middendorf, Hannah Schweizer, Carlee Weir, Alyssa Keith and Alexis McMath. Photo provided.

"This group of girls has been praised all season long," said Koenegstein. "They are the leaders of what was the winningest team in Chester Volleyball history and will continue to lead our program into the future. With our team being so versatile, you never know what roles they will be fulfilling on the team next year. These girls have put in a lot of time to build a volleyball culture and they are succeeding. I hope (the fans) are as excited as we are for next year."

This year's team set a new school record for most wins in a season with 17. There were no seniors on this year's squad.