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Sports Week of October 20, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chester swept in BDC West Division match at Christopher

The sprint toward the end of the regular season continued Tuesday night for the Chester Lady Yellow Jacket varsity volleyball team.

Playing at Christopher Tuesday, the Lady Yellow Jackets fell to the host Lady Bearcats 17-25, 23-25.

Now 8-16 overall and 3-6 in the BDC West, Chester will wrap up conference play tonight at home against Sesser Valier. First serve is set for 7:30pm.

Hannah Schweizer had seven points, one ace, one block and five kills.

Morgan Atchison had four points, two aces, one dig, two blocks.

Rachel Clendenin had three points, one ace, one dig and one kill.

Haley Middendorf finished with three points, one ace, four digs and four kills.

McKenzi Rucker had one point, three digs and one block.

Alyse Bollman had one point, three kills and one assist.

Kailtyn Dillow had one kill while Alexis McMath had one dig.

Trio combines for 21 service points to lead JV Volleyball team to win over Christopher

Alyssa Keith, Maddie Hoffman and Alexis McMath combined for 21 service points to help lead the Yellow Jacket JV volleyball team to a 25-17, 25-17 win over Christopher Tuesday night.

Chester improves to 8-5 overall and 6-3 in the BDC West Division. Next up, the JV team will wrap up conference play tonight at home against Sesser Valier. First serve is set for 6:15pm.

McMath had seven points and four aces for Chester while Keith and Hoffman each had seven points and two aces.

Kaitlyn Dillow had six points, two aces.

Logan Colvis had two points while Tayler Howie had one point which was an ace serve.

The freshmen team wrapped up their season with an 11-12, 7-13, 9-10 loss to the Lady Bearcats.

CHS Basketball benefit in Memory of Tucker Search set for November 1

A benefit night for the Chester High School basketball programs, in Memory of Tucker Search, will be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Chester Eagles.

The cost is $20 which includes wine tasting and appetizers from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Must be 21 years of age and older.

Search suffered major injuries in a freak accident at the Red Bud Firemanís Picnic in June 2011. He passed away on October 26, 2011 in Chester, IL.

Search was a 1984 graduate of Chester High School and was a three-sport athlete while playing for the Yellow Jackets. He later served as a basketball coach at CHS.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the basketball programs at Chester High School.

If you have any questions about the event, you can contact Tate Search at Chester Chrysler Center.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yellow Jacket JV football team wins at Eldorado 20-12

The Chester Yellow Jacket junior varsity football team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 20-12 win at Boz Adams Field in Eldorado.

Jacob Golding scored two touchdowns while Matt Smith scored the other one for Chester. Wyatt Roth added two extra points for the Yellow Jackets in the win.

The sophomores will join the freshmen for a home conference game Thursday night at W.O. Smith Field as they host the Fairfield Mules.

Kickoff is set for 6:15pm.

Chester falls to Sparta in high school volleyball action at Dwight Fulton Gym

The Chester Lady Yellow Jackets fell to 9-15 on the season after suffering a non-conference road loss Monday night.

In a match played at Dwight Fulton Gym in Sparta, the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Yellow Jackets 25-12, 25-13.

Chester will return back to the hardwood tonight for a BDC West road match at Christopher. First serve is set for 7:30pm.

Rachel Clendenin had five points, three aces, one dig and one kill for Chester.

McKenzi Rucker had four points, two digs and four assists.

Haley Middendorf had one point, six digs and four kills.

Morgan Atchison finished with one point, eight digs, two blocks, three kills and one assist.

Hannah Schweizer had nine digs, one block, one kill and one assist.

Alyse Bollman had one point which was an ace and one kill.

Kaitlyn Dillow had one point and one dig.

Alyssa Keith had 12 digs while Logan Colvis finished with two. Alexis McMath added one kill.

Lady Yellow Jacket JV volleyball team loses hard-fought match to Sparta

The Chester Lady Yellow Jacket JV team fell to 7-5 overall after a tough 22-25, 25-23, 13-15 loss at Sparta Monday night.

Chester will return back to the hardwood tonight for a BDC West road match at Christopher. First serve is set for 6:15pm.

Maddie Hoffman had 10 points, two aces for Chester.

Kaitlyn Dillow had six points, two aces.

Alyssa Keith finished with five points, two aces.

Alexis McMath had four points and one ace while Tayler Howie had three points.

Chester won the freshman match over Sparta 25-20, 27-25.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Yellow Jackets take another step to possible home playoff game with 20-6 win over Eldorado

Blake Eggemeyer rushed for 144 yards while Charles Morefield added another 101 yards on the ground to help lead the Chester Yellow Jackets to a 20-6 win over the Eldorado Eagles Friday night on Senior Night at W.O. Smith Field.

With the win, Chester improves to 7-1 on the season. Next Friday, the Yellow Jackets will wrap up the regular season in Fairfield against the Mules at the Train Yard. Kickoff is set for 7pm. The game will air live on AM 980 KSGM and

Chester capped off their opening drive with a 10 yard run by Blake Eggemeyer with 5:38 left in the opening quarter. Christan Gray's extra point gave Chester a 7-0 lead. That was also the score at halftime.

The Yellow Jackets took the opening drive of the second half and capped off the drive with a 27 yard touchdown pass from Wyatt Ruehling to Hunter Howie. Gray's extra point gave Chester a 14-0 lead.

Eldorado finally got on the board with 3:15 left as Braxton Roberts scored on a one-yard run but the two-point conversion failed.

After Eldorado botched the onside kick, the Yellow Jackets took the ball at the Eldorado 45 yard line and marched down the field for the score. B. Eggemeyer scored his second touchdown of the night, this time an 8-yard run with 1:20 left to play.

Final score - Chester 20, Eldorado 6.

Eldorado's high powered offense was held to just 185 yards of total offense on the night.

Quarterback Nathan Burnett led the Eagles' ground attack with 68 yards on five attempts. Roberts had 37 yards on 11 carries while Paxton Price had 12 carries for 29 yards.

Burnett was 4-for-15 passing for 53 yards. Jacob Traxler (39 yds), Max Kaiser (10 yds), Issac Bethel (7 yds) and Price (-3 yds) each had a reception.

The Eagles had nine first downs and were penalized twice for 10 yards.

Chester finished with 344 yards of total offense, 237 on the ground and 107 through the air.

Eggemeyer's 144 yards rushing came on 24 attempts. C. Morefield had 101 yards on 10 carries.

Ruehling was 8-for-14 passing for 107 yards. Jordan Berner had five receptions for 65 yards. Hunter Howie (27 yds), Luke Hartman (14 yds) and Morefield (1 yd) also had a reception.

Chester racked up 20 first downs and was penalized once for five yards.

B. Eggemeyer had 10 tackles to lead the Yellow Jacket defense. Berner and Cody Eggemeyer each had six tackles while Jacob Golding and Garrett Hoffman each had four.