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Lady Jackets are District co-champs

The Chester Lady Jackets have brought home a district “Co-Champion” trophy for the first time in more than 30 years. Pictured, left to right: Front - Jasmine Mitchell, Annie Rayburn, Trinity Jerkins. Back - Emma Grimes, Josey Sturrock, Brianna Cowan. Not pictured: Coach Cory Hines, managers Sealy Hines and Brynn Watson and videographer Bro. Hails Taylor.  (JANA RAYBURN | TCB PHOTO)The Chester Lady Jackets have brought home a district “Co-Champion” trophy for the first time in more than 30 years. Pictured, left to right: Front - Jasmine Mitchell, Annie Rayburn, Trinity Jerkins. Back - Emma Grimes, Josey Sturrock, Brianna Cowan. Not pictured: Coach Cory Hines, managers Sealy Hines and Brynn Watson and videographer Bro. Hails Taylor. (JANA RAYBURN | TCB PHOTO)

 

By Jana Rayburn

The Chester Lady Jackets have achieved something no other varsity girls team has achieved in over 30 years by adding another gold basketball to the trophy case. These girls are the District 29 Co-Champions. The Lady Jackets started district with two losses, and then started a winning streak that brought them back to the top. Coach Cory Hines opted against a tiebreaker with High Island, choosing to flip for seeding.

The Lady Jackets faced Dime Box on Monday, Feb. 17 at Willis High School. They battled all four quarters but were not able to come away with the win and lost 31-42.

Annie Rayburn scored 10 points for the Lady Jackets, and Jasmine Mitchell scored 9 points. Emma Grimes contributed 6 points, Trinity Jerkins scored 4 points, and Josey Sturrock scored a basket. The Lady Jackets have improved every year for the past three years, and Coach Hines plans to keep that momentum going for the girls’ basketball program.

The Lady Jackets defeated Burkeville last Friday at home by a score of 50-35. Jasmine Mitchell led the team with 24 points and Annie Rayburn added eight points. Emma Grimes scored eight points as well. Josey Sturrock scored 4 points and Trinity Jerkins and Brianna Cowan each scored two points.

The Lady Jackets lost to the Leggett Lady Pirates in Leggett on Tuesday, February 4 by a score of 36-44.

Yellowjacket Basketball
The boys basketball team played a good game against the Spurger Pirates in Spurger on Friday, Feb. 14, but were unable to defeat the Pirates.

The Jackets defeated the Burkeville Mustangs in front of a home crowd last Friday by a score of 53-47. J.D. Clarke led the team with 20 points.

Jake Pitre was right behind Clarke with 14 points. Braydin Davis hit four 3-pointers for 12 points for the night. Carson Thomson scored four points and Luke Read scored three points. The Jackets lost to the Leggett Pirates last Tuesday, February 4 by a score of 16-96.

Wild Game Supper
The Chester Athletic Booster Club held their Wild Game Supper on Saturday, Feb. 8. This event was a big success, and it was because of the support and help from so many people. Donations from businesses in Tyler County and Polk County, alumni and friends of Chester I.S.D. were so appreciated and will benefit all student athletes at Chester ISD.

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Bulldogs, Lady Dogs bring in victories over Brookeland

Junior Evan Stewart playing offense for the Bulldogs. (Photo courtesy of Dena Settlocker)Junior Evan Stewart playing offense for the Bulldogs. (Photo courtesy of Dena Settlocker)

 

By Brooke Mitcham

The Lady Dogs traveled to West Sabine on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to take on the Lady Tigers. The Lady Dogs fell behind in the first two quarters and the score going into halftime was 17-21.

Unfortunately, the Lady Dogs were not able to catch back up during the third and fourth quarter and the final score of the game was 26-47. The Lady Dogs also played on Friday, Feb. 7 at the R.B. Moffett Gymnasium against Brookeland. The Lady Dogs were able to take the lead early on and the final score of the game was 40-22. Senior Lexi Washington led the dogs as the highest point leader with 13 points. The Lady Dogs will play their final game of district play on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the R.B. Moffett Gymnasium against Zavalla. If the Lady Dogs are able to pull out a victory, the team will advance to playoffs. The game will begin at 6 p.m. and senior night will follow the game. The Lady Dogs have worked hard throughout the season and are prepared to work in the game against Zavalla.

The Bulldogs also traveled to West Sabine on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to play West Sabine. Sadly, the dogs returned home without a win. The Dogs were able to turn the week around by pulling out a win against Brookeland. The score was close throughout the game, but the final score was 55-48. The Bulldogs will play on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the R.B. Moffett Gymnasium against Zavalla. The Dogs will play after senior night ends. The Bulldogs will travel to Broaddus on Friday Feb., 14, Junior Varsity will begin at 6 p.m. and Varsity will follow.

Bulldog Baseball played their first scrimmage of the season on Saturday, Feb. 8 in Onalaska. Varsity took the field the first three innings and Junior Varsity played the last three. The game was close, but the Bulldogs did not bring home a win. The next scrimmage for the Bulldogs will be on Saturday, Feb. 15 at home against New Waverly. The game will begin at 1 p.m.

Lady Dogs softball traveled to Hudson on Friday, Feb. 7 to play two scrimmages. The Lady Dogs played a close game against Hudson but could not win. The final score of the game was 1-4. The second scrimmage was against Woodville. Despite the Lady Dogs fighting hard, the Lady Dogs lost. The final score of the game was 0-10. The next game for the Lady Dogs will be in Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 15. The first game will be at 10 a.m. against Huntington and the next game will be against West Sabine at 11:20.

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Lady Jackets on five-game winning streak

Lady Jacket Josey Sturrock takes a shot last week in the Jackets’ win against the Spurger Pirates.  The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Pirates by a score of 36-30.  Lady Jacket Josey Sturrock takes a shot last week in the Jackets’ win against the Spurger Pirates. The Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Pirates by a score of 36-30.

 

By Jana Rayburn

The Chester Lady Jackets are nearing the end of district play and have won their last five games. The Lady Jackets defeated Spurger last Tuesday at home by a score of 36-30. Jasmine Mitchell led the team with 13 points and Annie Rayburn added eight points. Josey Sturrock scored 6 points, Trinity Jerkins scored 5 points, and Brianna Cowan and Emma Grimes each scored two points.
The Lady Jackets defeated the High Island Lady Cardinals in front of a home crowd on Friday, Jan. 31 by a score of 37-33. Jerkins went 6 for 6 at the free throw line for the Lady Jackets. Mitchell had 16 points, Rayburn scored 12 points and Grimes added two points.
The Lady Jackets will host Burkeville on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. They will be on the road on Tuesday, Feb. 11 as they play Goodrich in their last district game of the season. Game time is 6 p.m.

Yellowjacket Basketball
The Jackets lost a nail-biter to the Spurger Pirates last Tuesday at home by a score of 32-37. J.D. Clarke led the team with 12 points. Braydin Davis was right behind Clarke with 10 points for the night. Jake Pitre and Luke Read each scored four points and Carson Thomson scored a basket.
The Jackets lost to the High Island Lady Cardinals in Chester on Friday, Jan. 31 by a score of 34-44. Davis was high point for the Jackets with 10 points. Clarke scored 9 points, Thomson scored eight points, and Pitre scored 7 points.
The Lady Jackets will play Burkeville at home on Friday, Feb. 7 around 7:15p.m. They will be on the road on Tuesday, February 11 as they face the Goodrich Hornets at 7:15p.m., or after the conclusion of the girls’ game.

Wild Game Supper
The annual Wild Game Supper put on by the Chester Athletic Booster Club will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 6:00p.m. in the Chester Cafeteria. The Alex Johnson Memorial 3 on 3 Tournament will also take place that day in the J.P. Johnson Gymnasium. For information on the 3-on-3 tournament, contact Pam Vinson at 936-465-8244. Addition details will be available on the Chester Buzz Facebook page.

Senior Night
Senior recognition for the basketball boys and girls will be held on Friday, February 7 at 5:40p.m., just prior to the girls game. Seniors are Annie Rayburn, J.D. Clarke, Jake Pitre, and Levi Goins.

50th Anniversary Boys State Basketball Recognition
The 1970 state champion Chester boys basketball team will be honored and recognized on Friday, February 7 at J.P. Johnson Gymnasium prior to the high school boys basketball game against Burkeville. The public is invited to come for the celebration.

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Chester JH Lady Jackets win tourney

The Chester Junior High Lady Jackets pose after their championship win last week in the Chester Invitational. Pictured are (front row, left-to-right): Savannah Boyd, Kat Knox, Cara Rawls, Emma Byrd and Saydi Handley.  Back row:  Kaylee Acrey, Sydney Brock, Kyli Handley, Coach Cory Hines, Sealy Hines, Lily Read and Abby Grimes. (JANA RAYBURN | TCB  PHOTO)The Chester Junior High Lady Jackets pose after their championship win last week in the Chester Invitational. Pictured are (front row, left-to-right): Savannah Boyd, Kat Knox, Cara Rawls, Emma Byrd and Saydi Handley. Back row: Kaylee Acrey, Sydney Brock, Kyli Handley, Coach Cory Hines, Sealy Hines, Lily Read and Abby Grimes. (JANA RAYBURN | TCB PHOTO)

 

By Jana Rayburn

Chester hosted a junior high boys and girls basketball tournament last weekend on Jan. 16 and 18. The Chester girls took home the trophy after defeating Burkeville and Latexo. The girls remain undefeated for the season. The boys lost two tough games to Burkeville and Spurger.

The Junior high teams will travel to Burkeville on Thursday, Jan. 23 to take on the Mustangs. Game time is 5 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 25, both teams will compete in the Colmesneil Tournament.

Lady Jacket Basketball
The Chester Lady Jackets opened district with a tough loss to the Spurger Lady Pirates on Friday, Jan. 10. The Lady Jackets battled hard all four quarters but lost the game 35-40. Annie Rayburn was the leading scorer for the Jackets with 17 points. Jasmine Mitchell scored seven points, Josey Sturrock and Emma

Grimes both scored four points each, and Brianna Cowan scored two points.

The Lady Jackets defeated the Leggett Lady Pirates at home on Friday, Jan. 17. The Lady Jackets outscored the Pirates 50-40.

Rayburn led the Lady Jackets, again, in scoring with 16 points. Mitchell was right behind her with 15 points. Cowan scored 7 points, and Grimes and Sturrock both scored six points.

The Lady Jackets will at home on Friday, Jan. 24 to face the Goodrich Lady Hornets. Game time is 6 p.m. They will be at home again on Tuesday, Jan. 28 to take open the second round of district play. They will take on the Spurger Lady Pirates at 6 p.m.

Yellowjacket Boys Basketball
The Chester Yellowjackets lost to the Leggett Pirates on Friday, Jan. 17. They will play Goodrich at home on Friday, Jan. 24 around 7:15p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, they will meet up with the Spurger Pirates at home, starting around 7:15p.m.

Wild Game Supper
The annual Wild Game Supper put on by the Chester Athletic Booster Club will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, so put it on your calendar. Addition details will be available on the Chester Buzz Facebook page.

Chester High School Updates
There was a lot of activity going on at Chester High School during Christmas break, even though the athletes were unable to get any games or practices in. Renovations were done to the lobby area of the high school gym. A new concession area was constructed, and the entrance to the school was moved. Also, the gym floor got touched up, just in time for district basketball.

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