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Yellowjackets host Indians, Eagles in home openers

Yellowjacket Dane Barnes goes up for a shot in the Jackets' home opener against the Apple Spring Eagles. (Photo by Jana Rayburn)Yellowjacket Dane Barnes goes up for a shot in the Jackets' home opener against the Apple Spring Eagles. (Photo by Jana Rayburn)The Chester varsity boys hosted the Zavalla Eagles on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The Jackets were defeated by the Eagles 53-69. Cade Parrish led the Jackets with 20 points. Dane Barnes was close behind with 17. Dean Brown, J.D. Clarke, and J.T. Martin also got on the board for the Jackets.

The Chester varsity girls basketball team played the Groveton Lady Indians in their first game of the season on Monday, Nov. 20. This was a tough loss for the Lady Jackets, with the final score 21-45.
Ashlyn Overstreet scored 8 points for the Lady Jackets. Also scoring for the Lady Jackets were Carmen Mahaffey, Danique Davis, Annie Rayburn, Taylor Handley, and Meagan Clarke.
The Lady Jackets took on the Zavalla Lady Eagles on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and the Lady Jackets got the win. The Lady Jackets outscored the Lady Eagles 21-20. Mahaffey led the Lady Jackets with 7 points. Also putting points on the board were Handley, Clarke, Rayburn, Overstreet, and Jasmine Mitchell.
Both the varsity boys and girls will play in the Apple Springs Tournament on Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.

On Tuesday, December 5, both teams will be on the road. The varsity girls will travel to Burkeville for their first district game and the varsity boys will travel to West Hardin to take on the Oilers. Both the girls and boys games will begin at 6 p.m.