As a pitcher at old Suffield High School, Arehart set Portage County records, which to this day have not been broken. He even made "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" in 1933 when he struck out 27 batters, but lost the game on errors. Chet's career as a second baseman/shortstop in the A League began with Tallmadge Kramer Hardware and Kent Twin Coach before he and his brother, Earl, went barnstorming for three years- - covering 36 states playing for various teams. He returned to the area to play for West Chevrolet, Mayflower Hotel, Moore Wrestlers, Scott and Paige, Lakemore Army-Navy, Goodrich, and finished out in 1950 by hitting .375 for Canton Road Furniture. In 17 seasons in the A League, the clutch hitting 5'9", 150-pounder never hit less than .300.