State bound: Chester County Girl’s Soccer and Boy’s Cross Country headed to state

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TJ  Hall, Tucker Allen, Zach Belew, Gideon McManus, Evan Allen, Carter Welch and Alex Tucker will compete at the TSSAA Division 1- Large schools cross country meet in Nashville on Nov. 2.

The Chester County High School girls and boys Cross Country teams ran in the Region 7 Large Schools cross country meet at Crockett County High School. The top 10 individuals with the fastest times and the top 3 teams with the fastest times qualify to compete at the TSSAA state meet.
There were 164 girls and boys runners competing. Both teams are coached by Stephanie Hatch.
The boys’ team placed 1st out of twelve teams in the region with an impressive team score of 24. The Eagles were ahead of the team in second place by a huge number of 58 points. Medalists were Zach Belew-12th, Carter Welch-7th, Tucker Allen- 6th, Gideon McManus-2nd and Evan Allen 1st. These 5 medalists along with seniors, Alex Tucker and TJ Hall will compete for the TSSAA Division 1- Large schools meet at the Percy Warner Steeplechase Cross Country Course in Nashville, TN on Saturday, November 2. The race begins at 10:45.
The girls’ team’s season ended 2019 XC at regionals held at Crockett County High School. The following are the girls places followed by their times: Jenna Johnson 25th/23:43, Leighanne Dugger 36th/25:25, Julia Briggs 39th/25:30, Sara Messenger 28:13, Lalia Goodman 28:49, Emma Grace Miller 29:38 and Milla Mounce 30:38.

The Chester County Girls’ Soccer team had a successful week last week. On Tuesday Oct. 22, they defeated Dyersburg 5-2 to advance to the Regional Championship.
In the championship on Oct. 24, they had a very close game against South Gibson. They were up 2-1 in the second half, however, South Gibson forced it into overtime once they tied it 2-2. The teams were just about to go into a penalty shootout, but Alina Greene scored with a header with about two minutes remaining in overtime which won them the Region title.
On Friday Oct. 25, the girls played in sectionals in order to advance to State and beat Fayette Ware 10-1.
With each win resulting in more excitement and tears of joy, the girls could not be more excited. As the CCHS Girls’ Soccer program, this is the third time a team has made it to state. The last two years, the team has been put out at sectionals, but this year they made it all the way to State.
“I’m so proud of these girls. They worked hard all season, and all the work they put in paid off,” Coach Jason Judd said. “This is probably the most talented and most competitive team we have taken out of the 3 trips.”
Division I of the State Championship will play quarterfinals on Wednesday, Nov. 6, semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 7, and championship games on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The CCHS Girl’s Soccer Team was all smiles after clinching the region title and are headed to the state tournament.
Alina Greene scores a goal during the regional game against Dyersburg.

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