On Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Village of Chester’s summer concert series, members of the 2020-21 Chester Academy Varsity Baseball Team were honored for their recent Class B Section 9 title win.
The sirens blared and the crowd cheered as the team paraded in, proudly wearing their baseball hats and sectional medals.
Once on stage, the team was introduced by Village Board Trustee Brian Boone and Chester Academy’s Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Rolando Aguilar.
Next, a representative from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt’s office called each player’s name and presented them with a certificate.
Boone then presented the team with a certificate from Village Mayor John Bell and the Village of Chester.
Lastly, Bob Courtenay from the Chester Town Board presented the team with a proclamation certificate from Supervisor Valentine and Town of Chester Board.
Over the years, the small but mighty Chester sports teams have won many sectional titles. But this particular win was unique.
Due to high enrollment, Chester baseball, led by Coach Mike Doucette, was put into the Class B category, allowing the team to play “up” and compete against bigger schools.
Chester went on to play - and beat - those bigger schools.
In an exciting game, the Chester blue and orange beat Marlboro 4 to 3, earning them the extraordinary title of becoming the first and only Chester team in school history to bring home a Class B title.
Congratulations to Chester Varsity Boys Baseball for their incredible accomplishment.