Read on to recap some of the top stories from 2023.
July 6 – None
July 13 – None
July 20 – Three CC teams to advance to world series
Three Chester County Dixie teams remain in competition after qualifying to compete in the World Series. The 5/6 Boys Team A qualified to compete as runners-up to the state. On the girls side, the 7/8 Darlings and 16-18 Debs won their state tournaments enabling them to advance.
July 27 – None
August 3 – None
August 10 – Boys and girls represent Chester County at Dixie World Series
Chester County once again was able to have kids represent the county at the Dixie World Series this year.
The Chester County 7/8 Darlings and the Chester County 5/6 All American teams were the teams who had a chance to show everyone the talent Chester County has on the field.
The Darlings finished fifth place in the series. They won their first game 8-6 against North Carolina which was followed by a 5-4 loss to Georgia. They later won another game versus Virginia 5-1, but Alabama eliminated the Darlings 14-7.
All of the girls on the Chester Co. Darlings team are (not in order as pictured at right) Izzie Moody, Macy Stewart, Karli Young, London Toth, Brooklyn Riley, Adeleigh Roberson, Oakley Quarles, Emelyn Wilson, Kylie Meadows, Anistyn Cooksey, Vivienne Lott and Jaysielyn Quarles.
The Chester County All American boys team included (not in order as pictured below) Ledger Hubanks, Titus Huddleston, Kiptyn Connor, Climer Kinchen, Braxton Hopper, Braxton Seagraves, Carter Massey, Kamden Salango, Briggs Wilson, Maddox Mayo, Aiden Johnson and Lane Cobb.
The Chester Co. 16-19 Debs also had the the opportunity of competing, but due to the possibility of breaking a TSSAA rule, the team decided not to go.
August 17 – Eagles defeat Adamsville in preparation for the season
The Eagles gave their fans a glimpse of what they can expect this season during the jamboree game against
Adamsville. If their season is any reflection of the jamboree, Chester County can be expecting their team to earn some W’s.
The freshman team won their quarter of play 14-6. The junior varsity won their quarter of play 10-0. Last but not least, the varsity team won 14-3.
August 24 – CCHS Girls Soccer stands at 1-1 after first week
After a tough loss to USJ last Tuesday to start the season, the CCHS Soccer team recovered and defeated Scotts Hill last Thursday 4-0 to make their record 1-1.
September 7 – CCHS Boys Cross Country places second in first meet
In their first meet of the season, the Chester County High School Boys Cross Country team earned second place at Hardin County while only being one point away from earning first place. Pictured is the boys team running early in the race.
September 14– Gately named Junior Dragster Champion
Local dragster, Rilee Gately, was named the Track Champion in the Junior Dragster Class for the 2023 season this year. Gately will be representing Holly Springs Motorsports Park at the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) World Finals in October.
September 21 – High School and Jr. High celebrate and dominate Homecoming games
When the games started to matter as the Chester County Eagles Football played against South Side in their first district game, they conquered the football field and shutout the Hawks 27-0. To make the win even sweeter, this first, major win for the Eagles Football team was accomplished on homecoming night.
The CCJHS Eagles greatly outmatched the USJ Bruins on Thursday night and left the field victorious homecoming night, 42-14.
September 28– A Tale of Two Chester Co. Overtimes
Chester County had two major district games last week that dragged out into overtime. Both games were critical in seeding. One went in favor of the Eagles, but the other did not.
The CCHS Lady Eagles Soccer team had extended play against McNairy last Thursday. Chester County held McNairy off the scoreboard until there was 17:40 left in the second half. Then regulation ended with the game tied at one.
The teams then played two 10-minute halves. The Bobcats were first to score in overtime, but McManus found the net again with 7:23 left in overtime to tie the game again at two sending it into PKs.
In PKs, Hanna Cherry, Brooke Thomas, and Alyssa Lyons were all able to score, while the Bobcats were only able to score one of two of theirs with the thanks of a good block by Camryn Pickett to win the game 3-2. The Eagles Football team followed up the girls soccer team and went into overtime on Friday against South Gibson. Though the final score showed they lost, they were ripped of a victory by the referees in overtime.
During regulation, the game was a low scoring affair with the game being tied at 7 at the end of the fourth quarter.
Going into overtime with Chester County getting the first possession, Barham scored on a running play. The Hornets responded and scored as well to tie it at 14 after scoring an extra point that barely went in after the Eagles tipped it in the backfield.
In the second OT, the hornets scored with the Eagles responding with a connection between Evan Schippers and Chad Barham for a touchdown.
C. Barham was found in the endzone again in the third OT. Then there was the bad call that changed the game. South Gibson was on fourth down with eight yards to go, and they passed it into the endzone for a last shot attempt and their receiver dropped the ball, but the referees called it a complete pass. Film shows that the receiver did not have possession of the ball. If the correct call was made, the Eagles would have come back home with a victory.
Instead, the two teams went into a fourth OT and the Hornets were able to score on their possession leaving the Eagles to find a way to score on theirs, but they were not successful at doing so ending the game in a 35-28 loss for the Eagles.
October 5 – Callis scores 100th point as kicker in Hardin Co. loss
The Chester County Eagles had a tough game against Hardin County last Friday. Hardin County, who sits at the top of the district ranking, was still capable of being defeated in the first half of play with the halftime score being 14-3 with kicker Colston Callis putting Chester County on the scoreboard with a 43- yard field goal. That field goal put him in Chester County history as the second kicker to reach 100 points in their high school career. Unfortunately, those three points were the only point CCHS scored during the entire game as Hardin County kept shutting down Chester County’s offense and continued to score for themselves. The final score was 35-3.
October 12 – CCHS Boys XC place second in Best of West
On Monday, October 2, the Chester County Boys Cross Country team ran their team to second place in the Best of the West Cross Country Meet that was held at Obion County. Out of 145 boys, three Chester County runners medaled in the top 20 including Garrett Robison, Silas McManus and Brooks Johnson. They, along with Frankie Rich and Cooper Thompson. Eleven teams competed that day.
October 19 – CCHS Girls Soccer Team place second in district
After getting the first round bye from being first seed, the Lady Eagles played against North Side and easily defeated them 6-1 with scores by Hanna Cherry (2), Katie Lovelace (2), Brooke Thomas (1) and Alyssa Lyons (1).
Unfortunately, when they played against McNairy in the district championship with a critical, questionable red card call against CCHS, they were not able to produce any scores and lost 6-0.
October 26 – Chester Co. Junior High Basketball hits the courts
The Chester County Junior High School hit the courts for the first time this week in a season-opener against Lexington Monday Night. For the CCJHS Girls team, the girls easily earned a 28-10 win to start the season.
The CCJHS Boys game was a more even matchup. Chester County’s boys started slowly, but were able to catch up and tie the game at 20. Chyance Burton was able to gain the lead for his team twice, but it was not enough as Lexington ran away on the scoreboard to seal the win for the Tigers. CCJHS lost 37-28.
November 2 – Bella and the Boys to compete at State Cross Country Championship for CCHS
After racing in the Region 7 A-AA Tournament at Martin Westview on Tuesday October 24, the Chester County Cross Country team had some qualify to compete in the state championship.
CCHS runner Bella Lamb placed seventh of 95 runners advancing her to the state competition. Bella was followed by Eden Burleson, Camryn Connor, Lilly Allen, Abby Sells and Valerie Butterfield placing sixth in the region as a team.
The boy’s team was led by Silas McManus, followed by Dillon Williams, Garrett Robison, Brooks Johnson, Frankie Rich, Cooper Thompson and Josh Roberts placed second advancing them to the state competition.
November 9 – CCHS Cross Country ends season with another State tourney
The Chester County High School Cross Country Boy team made yet another state trip for the sixth year in a row as a team and eighth year in a row counting individuals.
CCHS girls runner Bella Lamb was able to join them this year as well, as an individual in the girls state cross country race.
The results of the races are as follow:
Bella Lamb placed 54th of 249 of the state’s best runners.
The boys placed 13th out of 32 teams on Friday. Of 249 boys, Garrett Robison lead the Eagles in 44th place, followed by Silas McManus (67th), Brooks Johnson (79th), Frankie Rich, Dillion Williams, Chris Croom and Josh Roberts.
November 16 – CCHS Band competes at State Marching Championship
The Chester County Marching Eagles competed at the TN Division II State Marching Band Championship on November 4 in Smyrna, TN. During preliminary competition, they received ratings of Excellent in Color Guard, Percussion, and Band, and a rating of Superior in Drum Major.
November 23 – Eagles and Eaglettes win their first game
Chester County Basketball played in their first games of the season before Thanksgiving Week.
The girls were the only team to play in the home-opener against Trinity Christian Academy due to TCA’s boys team forfeiting.
The solo performance by the girls was one that could get the Chester County Basketball fans excited for the season. The CCHS girls started the game with ten points the TCA Lions could not respond to and enetered halftime with a 24-7 lead. At the end, the Eaglettes defeated TCA 48-39 giving their season a 1-0 start.
Unfortunately, when they took on Huntingdon’s tough team on Saturday for game two, they had a hard loss of 78-48.
The Eagles were able to win against Huntingdon though in their first game.
In the end of the game, the Mustangs slowly crept on the Eagles’ lead, but Chester County held on to it and left victorious 53-46.
November 30 – CCHS defeats Scotts Hill Lions over Thanksgiving break
The Eaglettes’ and Eagles’ talons were sharper than the Scotts Hill Lions’ claws last Tuesday.
Both Chester County teams earned themselves a good victory.
The Eaglettes took control of the game in the second half and ran away with it until the end with a 53-40 win.
At different times, the Lions were on the heels of the Eagles, but the Eagles managed to keep control of the court and separate themselves on the scoreboard.
The final score was 63-54.
December 7 – Eagles remain undefeated
With a couple more W’s in the bag, the Chester County Boys Basketball team remains undefeated after having two 22-point wins against both Fayette Academy (73-51) and Crockett County (76-54). This puts their record at 5-0.
December 14 – Eaglettes win homecoming and double OT game against Huntingdon
In the recent games of the Chester County High School Eaglettes, the girls have been on fire on the courts. The biggest win was the double overtime victory over Huntingdon with a final score of 53-51. This was a huge win that proves their improvement in a matter of a couple weeks after falling to Huntingdon by 30 points on November 18.
December 21 – Robison signs to run at Union
Chester County High School Senior Garrett Robison signed with Union University last Friday to continue his running career with the Bulldogs Cross Country Team.
December 28 – Eaglettes get revenge against Crockett with a win
On Thursday, December 21, the Chester County Eaglettes earned themselves an early Christmas gift after defeating Crockett County in a heated battle on the courts.
Down by three, Crockett attempted a three that was blocked by Jariyah Williamson with 2.7 seconds left, knocking it out of bounds. At that point it was game with the 2.7 seconds not being enough time for Crockett to do anything. The Eaglettes won 60-57.