by Wendy Whitworth
The Chester Yellowjackets had a rough go of it this past week as they dropped a 21-1 decision to the West Sabine Tigers on Tuesday and a 16-0 loss to the Colmesneil Bulldogs on Friday. In the first game of the week, West Sabine built a 14-1 lead in the first inning. Kris Kuehn managed to score one run in the first inning on an RBI double by Keaton Whitworth. Eight West Sabine Tiger hitters had a field day at the plate, combining for 21 hits, 17 RBIs and 21 runs scored. Numerous fielding errors and the lack of hits led to the 21-1 loss. Friday's game against the Colmesneil Bulldogs was not much better as the Yellowjackets continued to make error after error. Colmesneil only allowed one single and three walks throughout the entire game. The Yellowjackets were in a batting slump and were unable to obtain a score. West Sabine and Colmesneil are two of the strongest teams in the district and the young Yellowjacket team was able to gain some valuable experience that hopefully will begin to pay off later in the year.
Lady Jacket Softball
The Lady Jackets took on the West Sabine Lady Tigers Tuesday, March 11. The Lady Jackets hit the ball, but were not able to score the runs necessary to win. Kyrstin Jobe and Timber Wright scored one run each on an RBI double by Jaci Davis in the first inning. The Lady Jackets did not score another run until the seventh inning when Wright scored on an RBI single by Destiny Kuehn. The Lady Jackets fell to the West Sabine Lady Tigers 9-3. "The game could have gone either way. We played well and hit the ball hard, unfortunately it was right at the opposing team and they made the routine plays that we did not. We had entirely too many errors, but we will get that fixed, one way or another," said Coach Fudge.
The Chester junior high girls and boys participated last Monday, March 10 at the Woodville junior high track meet. They participated in both running and field events. All the athletes competed very well and brought home quite a few ribbons. The Chester varsity girls and boys team also competed at the Woodville high school meet on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Those who attended competed very well with the larger schools at the track meet. Tyra Adair placed second in the 100m, second in the 200m, second in the 400m and third in long jump. Other athletes that competed were John Proctor, J.J. Cowan, Keaton Whitworth, Levi Watts, Clay Thomson, Dakota Thomas, Carlos Berry, Kalee Thomson, Kylee Thomson, Alexis Paire and Donna Martin. The varsity teams will compete in the West Sabine relays on Thursday, March 20. The Lady Jackets and Yellowjackets will travel to Zavalla on Friday, March 21, and face Burkeville at home on Tuesday, March 25.