by: Wendy Whitworth
Lady Jacket Volleyball
On Tuesday, October 8 the Chester Lady Jackets and the Colmesneil Lady Dogs played their "annual pink" out game. Previously when these two teams met, the Lady Jackets took control to win on Colmesneil's court. The Lady Dogs turned the tables in Tuesday's game. Chester lost to Colmesneil in four sets: 13-25, 25-21, 15-25, and 12-25.
On October 11,the Lady Jackets dominated the Spurger Lady Pirates to take the win in four sets: 21-25, 25-23, 25-16 and 25-20. Kylee Thomson, Destiny Kuehn, Jaci Davis and Laken Read were all key performers for the Lady Jackets. The Lady Jackets are 8-2 in district play which puts them in second place. The Lady Jackets have clinched a playoff spot.
"We have a bye this Tuesday and are planning on using this time to re-focus as a team and add a few more things to our offensive and defensive sets. In the past, we have hit a plateau or fallen off at this point in the year and we have made a commitment to each other that we will not allow that to happen this year. We feel like we must get better or we just will not be satisfied with ourselves," commented Coach Hall.
The Chester Yellowjackets took a devastating loss this past Saturday against the Orange Community Christian Lions. The Yellowjackets started the game at a disadvantage of being short several players. The Yellowjacket defense came out strong on the first series of plays to hold the Loins and take control of the ball. Tyran Adair brought in the first Yellowjacket touchdown. The Yellowjackets were able to score first, but it cost them another player. The Yellowjackets fought a hard fight. They fought until the end. Cord Neal threw for 93 yards and Kris Kuehn for 62 yards and three touchdowns to Jason Cowan, Tyran Adair and Levi Watts. Colten Martin led the Jackets with 153 rushing yards and two touch downs. Kris Kuehn rushed for 112 yards and one touchdown, Levi Watts for 45yards and a touchdown and Tyran Adair for seven yards. The Lions won 81-42.
The Lady Jackets will host Apple Springs on Friday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. The Yellowjackets will be travelling to Longview to play at a neutral game site versus The Fulton Academy from Heath on Saturday October 19 at 3:00 p.m.