By Jana Rayburn
Several Chester Yellowjacket track athletes competed in the Region IV Track and Field Meet that was held April 27-28 in Huntsville on the Sam Houston State University campus. Faith Loughner placed fifth in the 100M hurdles. Annie Rayburn finished the 3200M run in eighth place. Rayburn also placed ninth in the 800M run, and eighth place in the 1600M run. Levi Goins placed twelfth in the 800M run, and Cade Parrish placed thirteenth in the 800M run. Danique Davis placed eleventh in the long jump and Ashlyn Overstreet placed twelfth in the discus.
Last week, the Lady Jackets decimated the Burkeville Lady Mustangs 26-0 in just three innings to advance to the second round of the state softball playoffs. The Jackets got a huge lead during the first inning, scoring 16 runs. Everyone on the team got some hits and moved around the bases. Coaches Jeremy Wooten and Becki Byrd were pleased with both the win and the way all the girls played.
The Lady Jackets will face the Wells Lady Pirates in the Area round of the state softball playoffs. Game one will be at Chester on Thursday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m. Game two will be in Wells on Friday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. If necessary, game three will be 30 minutes after the conclusion of game two.
The Chester boys baseball team played their final district game of the season on Tuesday, April 24 against the Zavalla Eagles. The Jackets lost to the Eagles 10-18.
The Yellowjackets will face the Wells Pirates in the bi-district round of the state baseball playoffs. Information regarding game day and time will be provided to the Booster online when it becomes available.