By Jana Rayburn
Chester I.S.D. and the surrounding community were very blessed to come through the last week without any physical damage.
Even though Chester received several inches of rain, our schools, athletic fields, and homes are dry. We are very thankful for this, and ready to get back to a sense of normalcy both in the classroom, on the field, and in the gym.
Chester High School took a week off from school and athletic competitions for Hurricane Harvey, but the athletes are working hard to be ready for some big games coming up this weekend.
The Lady Jacket volleyball team will have their first district game against Apple Springs on Friday, Sept. 8 in Apple Springs. The varsity game will start at 4:30.
This is a huge game for the Jackets. The Lady Jackets have some unfinished business to take care of, as the Lady Eagles defeated Chester in both district games last year.
The junior varsity team will compete in the Corrigan JV volleyball tournament Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 9. Game times are to be announced.
The Lady Jackets will host the Colmesneil Lady Bulldogs for a district game on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The junior varsity game will get started at 4:30 p.m., with the varsity to follow.
The Chester varsity football team will play its first game of the season Friday, Sept. 8 as they play host to Marshall Christian Academy Guardians. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. at Aubry Bradley Stadium.
The Yellowjacket cross country teams will travel to Grapeland on Saturday, Sept. 9 for their first meet of the season. The past two meets were cancelled due to the weather, so Coach Charlotte Barnes is excited to see how our runners measure up against competition. The meet will begin at 8 a.m. with the varsity girls division.