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Timber Wright safe at second (Wendy Whitworth Photo)Timber Wright safe at second (Wendy Whitworth Photo)

by Wendy Whitworth

The Chester Ladyjackets had two devastating losses this past week. Colmesneil Lady Dogs took a 2-5 win over the Ladyjackets in Tuesday night's game. The Ladyjackets played a great game defensively. Timber Wright and Tyra Adair made two exceptional plays at second and third, while Kyrstin Jobe let nothing past her in center field. The Ladyjackets only allowed three runs by the fourth inning. Timber Wright was able to score two runs for the Ladyjackets making the score 2-3 in the top of the fifth inning. Several errors made by the Ladyjackets allowed the Lady Bulldogs to take the win.

The Lady Jackets also played Brookeland Lady Wildcats Friday, March 15. The Lady Cats were able to defeat the Lady Jackets 4-8. During the first three innings, the Ladyjacket defense and pitcher, Sara Grimes, kept the Lady Cats on hold and did not allow them to score any runs. The fourth inning was a struggle for the Ladyjackets. Many errors were made, but the Ladyjackets never gave up. At the top of the sixth inning, several errors made by the Lady Cats allowed the Ladyjackets to score a few more runs. These few runs were still not enough to overcome the Lady Cats. The Ladyjackets fell to the Brookeland Lady Cats 4-8.

The Yellowjacket and Ladyjacket track teams participated in the Woodville track meet. Over all the girls received fifth place in the meet. Tyra Adair placed first in the 400 meter dash, second in the 200 meter dash, third in the 100 meter dash, third in the long jump, and fifth in the triple jump. Kyrstin Jobe placed second in the 1600 meter run and fourth in the 800 meter run. Kelli Handley placed fourth in the discus. Sara Grimes, Alexis Paire, Kris Kuehn, Matt Eslora, Jay Cowan, and Tylor Giesey also participated in the track meet.

The Yellowjacket tennis team played in the Chester High School invitational tournament on Friday, March 15. Johnny Aienna placed second in boys' singles. Other participants were Hernan Martinez, boys' singles, Dustin Ivey, boys' singles and J.J. Cowan and Keaton Whitworth played boys' doubles.

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