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Lady Jacket Volleyball starts with a win

Varsity and junior varsity Lady Jacket volleyball players pose before the game.  Pictured are:  Bottom row, left to right:  Carmen Mahaffey, Haley Cowan, Amory Parker, Meagan Clarke, Danique Davis; Middle Row, left to right:  Aaliyah Colwick, Chianne Chandler, Faith Loughner.; Back Row, left to right:  Jasmine Mitchell, Brianna Kort, Josey Sturrock, Belle Gilzow, Taylor Handley, Annie Rayburn, Sarah Brown.  Not pictured are Ashlyn Overstreet and Kristiana Smith.  Varsity and junior varsity Lady Jacket volleyball players pose before the game. Pictured are: Bottom row, left to right: Carmen Mahaffey, Haley Cowan, Amory Parker, Meagan Clarke, Danique Davis; Middle Row, left to right: Aaliyah Colwick, Chianne Chandler, Faith Loughner.; Back Row, left to right: Jasmine Mitchell, Brianna Kort, Josey Sturrock, Belle Gilzow, Taylor Handley, Annie Rayburn, Sarah Brown. Not pictured are Ashlyn Overstreet and Kristiana Smith.

Lady Jacket Volleyball starts with a win

By Jana Rayburn

The Chester varsity volleyball team opened up their season with a win against the San Augustine Lady Wolverines on Tuesday, August 8 in Chester. The Lady Jackets took game one with a score of 25-18. Game two went to the Lady Wolverines 22-25. The Lady Jackets came back determined to finish them off, and took both games three and four with scores of 25-13 and 25-17. The junior varsity team was also victorious against San Augustine, beating them in two games. Coach Dewayne Armstrong was pleased with how well both the varsity and JV played against San Augustine. Armstrong also said, "I am very proud of the hard work and dedication displayed in just the first two weeks of the season and I am excited to see how far we can go this year."

The Lady Jackets will be competing in the Groveton volleyball tournament to be held August 17 and 19. On Thursday, August 19, Chester will face Huntington at 3:00 p.m., Warren at 4:00 p.m., and Neches at 6:00 p.m. The tournament bracket for Saturday will depend on the results from Thursday's pool games.

The Lady Jackets will host the Hemphill Lady Hornets on Tuesday, August 22 at Julius P. Johnson Gymnasium in Chester. The junior varsity game will start at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game will follow.

The Yellowjacket cross country teams are hard at work preparing for another stellar season. The boys and girls are getting ready for their first meet of the season, which will be held in Chester on Saturday, August 26. The 3rd Annual Jana Broxson Memorial Cross Country Invitational is hosted by Corrigan-Camden and benefits a scholarship to a Corrigan-Camden senior. Jana Broxson was a long-time employee of Corrigan-Camden ISD, but was a friend to all. Jana lost her hard-fought battle with cancer, but this event helps her memory live on. In addition to the varsity, junior varsity, and junior high division races, there will be a One-Mile Fun Run for the kids and an Open 5K Team Run.

The Jacket football team continues with their workouts, and Coach Jeremy Wooten is pleased with the progress the team has made in such a short period of time. The Jackets will travel to Apple Springs to scrimmage the Eagles on Friday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m.

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