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Lady Jackets sweep Spurger, Goodrich

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Chester Yellowjacket “Mr. Spirit” Zach Redwine and Football Sweetheart Emma Byrd. BECKI BYRD | TCBChester Yellowjacket “Mr. Spirit” Zach Redwine and Football Sweetheart Emma Byrd. BECKI BYRD | TCB

By Becki Byrd

The Lady Jacket volleyball team had two games on the road this week, sweeping both Spurger and Goodrich in three sets each.

Tuesday in Spurger the Lady Pirates put up a fight in the first and second sets with scores of 25-17, 25-18. On the third set the Lady Jackets turned up the heat and put a quick end to the match with a score of 25-5. Lily Read led in kills with 21 and digs with 9. Kinsley Barnes was behind her with 8 kills, 6 digs, and 3 aces. Marae Pounds also had 8 kills and 3 aces. Lauren Citrano also had 3 aces, 8 kills, and 6 digs. Sydney Brock led in service receptions with 15 and included 8 digs for defense. On offense Brock had 2 aces and 1 assist.  Emma Byrd led in assists with 37. Byrd also had 5 digs, 3 kills, and 1 ace. The JV Lady Jackets also swept the Lady Pirates in their final game of the season. 

The Lady Jackets ended the week in Goodrich defeating the Lady Hornets 25-10, 25-13, and 25-12. Specific stats were not available. The Lady Jackets will celebrate Senior Night Tuesday Oct. 24 against Leggett at home.

This game ends district play and they finish the season as District Champions awarding them a first round bye in the playoffs. The Lady Jackets will play the Garrison Lady Dogs for a warm-up game on Friday, Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Garrison.

‘Jackets celebrate Senior Night

Yellowjacket football celebrated Senior night by playing their first district game this week against Burkeville.

During the pregame, Will Thomason was presented with his State Championship golf trophy for his accomplishment last spring.

Betty Ann Whitworth, Chester ISD Librarian, was honored for her fight against breast cancer with flowers and several compliments made by students and staff were read from the press box. Ms. Betty Ann or “Bebe” as everyone calls her, was designated as Honorary Captain and flipped the coin to start the game. The Jackets came out in full swarm defeating the Mustangs 67-26. The game started well for the Mustangs when they scored on their first play after the kickoff. The Yellowjackets quickly answered with a touchdown of their own by Keighen Green on their first play of the game. The Jackets had the better defense of the night with a leading contribution by Jesse Bittick with15 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. Kasen Citrano with 5 tackles and a forced fumble. Zach Redwine and Waylon Sturrock each had 6 tackles. On offense Keighen Green led with 16 rushes for 203 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also had 4 catches for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns. Trayce Knox was 9 for 17 on passing for 250 yards, had 4 touchdowns and one interception. Kasen Citrano had 3 catches for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Bittick had 8 rushes for 61 yards. Zach Redwine had two catches for 50 yards. Cutter Lowe had 1 touchdown reception by Turner Johnson. During halftime the Chester ISD Seniors were honored by walking onto the field with their parents as their high school accomplishments were read. Football Sweetheart, voted on by the football team, was awarded to Emma Byrd.

“Mr. Spirit,” which was voted on by the cheerleaders, was awarded to Zach Redwine. The Yellowjackets are 1-0 in district and 4-4 on the season. Friday Oct. 27 they will travel to Leveretts Chapel for their second of three district games. Kickoff is scheduled for 7p.m.


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Lady Jackets sweep district opponents

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Junior Lily Read attacks – Read had 18 kills vs Goodrich. BECKI BYRD | TCBJunior Lily Read attacks – Read had 18 kills vs Goodrich. BECKI BYRD | TCB

By Becki Byrd

The Lady Jackets completed their first round of district play this week, not losing a set.  Tuesday they swept Goodrich in three sets with scores of 25-10, 25-8, and 25-10. Lily Read led in kills with 18. Read also had four digs and 5 service receptions.

Emma Byrd led in assists with 41, she also had one ace, one dig, and two kills. Sydney Brock led defense with 13 digs and eight service receptions. Brock also led in aces with five. Marae Pounds had a good night with nine kills, three aces, and five digs. Kinsley Barnes had eight kills. Lauren Citrano ended the game with seven kills; four aces; five digs and four service receptions. 

On Friday the Lady Jackets traveled to Leggett ending the first round of district. They made quick work of the Lady Pirates with scores of 25-1, 25-10, 25-4. The Lady Pirates served first scoring their only point. The Lady Jackets took possession with Emma Byrd serving first for and staying on the serving line for 24 points ending the first set. Byrd ended up with 24 aces, 26 assists, and two kills over three sets. Senior Kinsley Barnes had a good night on the serving line with 10 aces. Barnes also led in kills with 13 and had two digs on defense. Lauren Citrano had six kills, six service receptions, and two digs. Marae Pounds had four kills on four attempts. Kyli Handley stepped in as Libero for this match and led in digs with seven and had five service receptions. Sydney Brock and Lily Payne each had two kills. Payne also added two digs. 

Overall, Coach Tonnies is pleased with her team adding that it is hard to slow the game down when you are used to a certain level of competition. She has given the team goals each match and they have done well with trying to stay focused to meet the goals. The Lady Jackets travel to Burkeville this week and will host High Island at home on Friday, Oct. 13 with game time starting at 4:30 p.m. 

‘Jackets readying for homecoming

The Yellowjacket football team had a Bye this week due to the county fair. They will host a Christian private school, Tyler HEAT, for homecoming on Friday, Oct. 13, with kickoff at 7 p.m.

HEAT is an acronym for “He Enables All Things.” Homecoming festivities will take place at halftime of this game where a new Homecoming Queen will be crowned.

The Homecoming Court is composed of Children of The Court Jackson Walker, Hadleigh Butter, Tucker Knight, Macie Whitworth, all from the Kindergarten class. Freshman Duchess and Escort are Ty Cochran and Braylen Knox. Sophomore Duchess Lauren Citrano and Escort Jaxon Gay. Junior Duchess Lily Read and Escort Cutter Lowe. Senior Princesses are Kinsley Barnes and Escort Bradley Davison, Koree Hilliard with Escort Keighen Green, and Meghan Wright with Escort Anthony Phillips, Jr.

The high school student body votes for one senior girl to win the Queen title. Reigning Queen Alyssa White will crown the new Queen. Coach Butter and Coach Hicks look forward to seeing a big crowd for the homecoming game. 



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Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans fall to Woodville Eagles

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FB 0186 Enhanced NRFriday night action with the Eagles taking on the Trojans of Coldspring-Oakhurst. PHOTOS BY CHARLES BALLARD

From Staff Reports

COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans might have had a strong out of the gate start last Friday night, but they could not go the distance and lost, 28-18 to the Woodville Eagles on the Eagles’ home turf.

The victory marks the second consecutive win where Woodville has taken down a San Jacinto County team, having beaten the Shepherd Pirates the prior week.

The Trojans received the ball first, and it did not take long to score, then later on a return kick the Eagles fumbled, letting the Trojans move to 12-0.

From there, the Eagles dominated, posting four TDs to the Trojans one.

The Eagles netted a total 191 yards with 93 rushing yards and 93 passing yards.

Woodville brings its overall record to 4-3 and 2-1 in district. The Eagles are set to take on the Huntington Red Devils this week at Huntington. The Red Devils are currently winless for the season. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.


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Colm PE Champs

The students pictured have been selected as Bulldog Champs in Coach Robin Grissom’s Physical Education class at Colmesneil Elementary. The students are chosen based on the following criteria: Positive attitude, good sportsmanship, cardiovascular endurance, excellent effort in P.E. and showing respect and kindness to staff and peers. Pictured front to back: Peyton Adaway, Sawyer Mullin, Kirkland Henry, L.J. Bendy, Weldyn Hise, Paisley Connolly, Maverick Shepherd, Kase Maxwell, Katelynn Louviere, Peyton McClintock, Kyla Colvin, Walker Connolly and Kingsley Eddins. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBIN GRISSOM

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9 and 10-year-old baseball TEAM WINS

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TC 9 and 10

Tyler County’s 9 and 10-year-old baseball team won the Southeast Texas Fall Baseball League at Ford Park in Beaumont last weekend. Pictured back row, left-to-right: Coach Jordan Wilson; Grant Wilson; Nate Davis; Jackson Jones; Chesley Swinney; Price Tillerson; Parker Wagnon and Coach Charlie Strength. Bottom Row: Ayson Kervin; Jace Anthony; Kord Strength; Greyson Turner and Dawson Kervin. Not Pictured: Coach Trent Wagnon and Coach JR Tillerson.  PHOTO COURTESY OF JORDAN WILSON

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