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Sports Week of June 29, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tentative Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball schedule released

The 2015 Chester Lady Yellow Jacket volleyball schedule has been released although changes could still be made.

New head coach Chad Koenegstein and his varsity Lady Yellow Jackets will open the season the week of August 31 at the Marissa Labor Day Volleyball Tournament.

Their first road and conference match is set for Thursday, September 10 at Christopher while the home opener will be held the following Monday, September 15 against Shawnee.

The first home conference match will be the following night, Tuesday September 16 against Trico.

As of this morning, the Lady Yellow Jackets are scheduled to play in two tournaments this season. The season opening tournament at Marissa and the Trico Invitational September 22-24.

Outside of conference matches, Chester will host Shawnee, Steeleville and Sparta in non-conference home matches and will play non-conference road matches at Valmeyer, Red Bud and Elverado.

Regionals are set to begin October 26. The Illinois High School Association will announce tournament sites at a later date.

Yellow Jacket football team will play twice on Saturday in 2015

The 2015 Yellow Jacket football schedule has been released.

The schedule features five home games, four road games and two of the games will be played on a Saturday.

After beating the Mules in the closing minutes of the final game last year, Chester will open the season at home against Fairfield on August 28.

The Yellow Jackets will then hit the road for a matchup against the Hamilton County Foxes in McLeansboro on September 4.

Chester will be home picnic weekend this year as they will host Vienna on September 11.

Back on the road on Friday, September 18 for a trip to Sesser, IL to meet the Sesser Valier Waltonville Woodlawn Red Devils.

The next two games will be played at home. The Yellow Jackets will welcome Johnston City for Rivalry Week on September 25. Then, the Carmi-White County Bulldogs come calling on October 2 which will be Homecoming Weekend at Chester High School.

After Homecoming, the Yellow Jackets will play the next two games on Saturdays. Chester will travel to Christopher for a high noon meeting with the Bearcats on October 10. The Yellow Jackets will play their only non-conference game on Saturday, October 17 when Virden (North Mac) comes calling on Senior Day at Chester High School. That game will kick at 1pm.

The Yellow Jackets will wrap up the regular season on October 23 in Eldorado against the Eagles.

Seven of the nine games will kick at 7pm.

Golfing for Wounded Heroes set for August 8 at Chester Country Club

The Chester Country Club will host "Golfing for Wounded Heroes" golf tournament on Saturday, August 8. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9am.

Entry fee into the 4-person scramble is $240 per team and is limited to the first 24 teams. Cart fee is $40 per team and trail fee is $10 per cart.

There will be cash prizes and a dinner is included.

For more information about the tournament, you can phone Todd Cowan at (618) 615-3264 or Curt Owen at (618) 830-2915. Registration forms are available at the Chester Country Club.

Chester Clinic to offer free sports physicals on Saturday, July 18

The Chester Clinic will be offering free sports physicals to the athletes of Chester schools on Saturday, July 18.

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.