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High School Sports Practices Begin Next Week - Updated 7/27

      Summer will be over next week for high school athletes participating in fall sports. Monday, August 1st is the first day that fall sports practices are allowed. Participating athletes must have a current up to date physical on file at their high school office.

     Football coach Phil Willard says football practice begins Monday August 1st from 8:30am to 11:30am. The annual football picnic for players and parents will be that evening at 6:00pm at the High School Commons. Picture day will be Friday the 5th at 8:30am.
     Hornet boys soccer practice begins Monday the 1st at 6:00pm at the high school field. Coach Tim Cunningham says players should remember to bring a white T-Shirt, shin guards and soccer cleats.
     Lady Hornets tennis practice also begins Monday the 1st at 8:00am at the Danner Park courts. Coach Amanda Marsh says players should bring their running shoes.
     For Chillicothe, Cross Country practice begins August 1st at 8:00am at the shelter house south of Chilli Bay in Simpson Park. Practice will last until 10:00am. For more information contact Coach Riekena.
     Chillicothe Girls Golf practice begins Tuesday Aug 2nd at Green Hills Golf Course at 9:00am
     Chillicothe Volleyball practice begins Aug 3rd at 9:00am at the High School Gym.
No Information yet on Girls Softball practices.

20th Annual Chillicothe Elks Golf Tournament Winners 7/26
Winners have been announced in the 20th Annual Chillicothe Elks Golf Tournament. The format was a 4-person scramble tournament with five flights and four places in each flight.
     The Championship flight winners were the team of Lame, Dietz, Borderick and Cook with a 54, one stroke better than the team of Knowles, Knowles, Stufflebean and Newman.
     A-Flight was won by Team Hecker, B-Flight was won by Hinton, Campbell Rinehart and Beverlin, C-Flight was won by Loller, Loller, Chappell and Hicks and D-Flight was won by the team of Anderson, Hurd, Cross and Alexander



Former Hornets Baseball Player Named All Star 7/26
Chillicothe graduate Derek Hussey has had an outstanding summer of baseball. Hussey, who plays for North Central Missouri College in Trenton, spent the summer as a member of the Milgram Mustangs of the Ban Johnson League in Kansas City. After a successful season, Hussey was named to the All Star team and played in the All Star Game last Sunday at Kauffman Stadium prior to the Royals/Rangers game.
     Hussey is expected to return to NCMC for his second season of Junior College Baseball

Mudcats Season Ends
     The Chillicothe Mudcats season came to an end over the weekend with a Friday loss at St Joseph and a Saturday loss at Chillicothe to Sedalia 8-2.
      In the season finale, the Mudcats got into trouble early, giving up eight runs in the first three innings, due in part to four errors. Chillicothe's first base hit wasn't until the 7th inning when Ross McWhorter singled and ended up scoring later in the inning. Chillicothe finished with a 29-16 record, but third in the North division standings and missed the playoffs.

Mudcats Win In Extra Innings
The Chillicothe Mudcats used extra innings to edge Nevada on the road 15-14. It took 11 innings to decide the offensive hit-fest. Ross McWhorter went 4-for-6 at the plate and, Ryan McPhail hit his 4th home run of the season. At the plate, Andrew Kohlman had the start and Nick Banman ended the contest on the mound.
     Chillicothe, who is still battling to qualify for the post-season tournament, faces St Joseph on the road tonight (Friday) First pitch is 7:00pm.


Mudcats Beat Clarinda in Home Run Fest 7/21
      The Chillicothe Mudcats beat Clarinda 8-5 and the only thing hotter than the temperature were the Mudcat bats. Alex Goodwin had a two run shot over the left field fence, Andrew Tanous sent one over the fence for a three run homer and Cade Parker also sent one out of the park on a solo shot.
     Caleb Bounds had the start but ran into trouble in the 3rd inning, allowing five runs. Bounds came back and pitched to scoreless inning and Ryan Dowling closed out the final four to pick up the win.
      The Mudcats travel to Nevada Thursday for a make up game with the Griffons, a 7:00pm first pitch.

Bosworth Youth Receives Huge Honor
     A Bosworth youth has received a huge baseball honor. Gage Bell, son of Aaron and Megan Bell of Bosworth has been selected to the USSSA All American Central Region World Series Baseball Team for 10 and under. Only four players are selected from each of six regions in the United States.
     Bell, who is a member of the PPA Prime Team and a youth team in Sedalia, will get to play baseball in Kissimme, Florida in August.
     Gage is the grandson of Steve Bell of Bosworth and Diane Blume of Mendon and the great grandson of Donald and Betty Ireland and Al and Bonnie Richards of Bosworth

Mudcats Roughed Up in Sedalia
     The Sedalia Bombers lit up Mudcats pitching for a 13-0 in in Sedalia. The Bombers scored early and Chillicothe could not recover. The Mudcats used 5 pitchers in 8 innings while the offense mustered only 2 hits and committed five errors.

Hornets Win Own Football Tournament
The Chillicothe Hornets won their own 7 -on - 7 passing tournament that was held on Saturday. The team beat Cameron and LeBlond in pool play. They then beat Cameron again in the first round of the tournament; beat LeBlond again in the semifinals then beat Richmond 24 - 22 to win the title.
     Chillicothe's #2 team comprised of underclassmen finished 3rd in their pool with losses to Marceline and Lafayette, then lost to Cameron in the tournament 12 - 7 on a late interception return for touchdown.

Legion Post 25 AAA Cardinals Lose to Trenton 7/18
The American Legion Post 25 AAA Cardinals lost to Trenton over the weekend 4 - 2. The Cardinals scored twice in the top of the second, but Trenton scored in the 3rd, 5th and twice in the bottom of the seventh.
     Austin Minnick had the start on the mound with Kyle Davis in relief. The two combined to allow 4 runs, only 1 earned, off 7 hits with 7 strike outs and 4 walks.
     At the plate Kyle Davis had a double and single, Shayler Keller with a double, Logan O'Dell with 3 singles, Austin Minnick and Tanner Lent with 2 singles and Gunnar Leach with 1 single.

Mudcats Have Difficult Weekend
     The Chillicothe Mudcats dropped two games over the weekend and fell out of first place in the MINK league North Division. On Saturday the Mudcats lost at Sedalia 4-3. The game was tied a 3-3 in the bottom of the 9th when a Sedalia sacrifice fly scored the winning run. Nick Hooper helped his Mudcats, allowing just two runs in six innings.
    Sunday night the St Joseph Mustangs scored five runs in the top of the 6th to help them win 10-4 at Shaffer Park.
Chillicothe returns to Sedalia tonight (Monday) at 7:00pm

Legion Post 25 Cards Win Again
     The American Legion Post 25 AAA Cardinals picked up another post season tournament win in a 6-2 victory over Hannibal. Wade Phillips picked up the win with Gunnar Leach in relief, combining to allow 2 runs off 7 hits with 7 strike outs and no walks. At the plate, Austin Minnick had a double, Tanner Lent, Wade Phillips, Gunnar Leach and Chase Minnick all had singles.

Mudcats Pitch Another Shut Out Win
The Chillicothe Mudcats picked up their third straight shut-out victory in a 6-0 win over the Nevada Griffons in a game played at Trenton. Caleb Bounds had 11 strike outs in 7 innings and Ryan Dowling completed the 3rd consecutive shut out, a total of 32 and a third innings with out allowing a runner to score.
     The Mudcats scored twice in the first, fourth and seventh innings. Ryan McPhail had 2 of the 6 runs and 2 RBI while going 2 for 4 with a double and a single.

7-on-7 Football Tournament Saturday
     High School Football fans can get a taste of the upcoming season this Saturday when the Chillicothe Hornets host a ten team 7-on-7 passing league tournament. Each team has a set number of plays they run, but there are no linemen and the Quarterback has a time limit to throw the ball each play.
     Teams participating include Cameron, LeBlond, Lafayette, Hamilton, Marceline, Richmond, Trenton, Benton and two Chillicothe teams.
     The event is free and is open to the public and will include concessions. Games begin at 9:00am and the tournament is expected to last until 3:00pm.


Mudcats Postponed to Friday 7/14
     Mother Nature caused the Chillicothe Mudcats baseball game last night to be postponed. The Mudcats will play the Nevada Griffons tonight in Trenton at 7:05pm then will have a double-header with Nevada at Shaffer Park on Friday with the first of two 7-inning games at 5:05pm.

Legion Post 25 AAA Cardinals Continue District Play
The American Legion Post 25 AAA Cardinals beat Brookfield 6-0 to continue post-season tournament play. Drew Toedebusch picked up the win with Kyle Davis in relief. The two combined to allow 3 hits in the game.
     At the plate, Chase Minnick went 3-for-3 for the Cardinals, Austin Murray, Logan O'Dell and Austin Minnick all had 2 hits with Shayler Keller, Drew Toedebusch and Gunnar Leach with 1 hit each.
     The Cardinals host Hannibal tonight (Thursday) at Shaffer Park

Moberly hammers Post 25 AAA Cardinals 

     Moberly lit up the Legion Post 25 AAA Cardinal pitching early and went on to beat the Cardinals 19-6 in a district game in Chillicothe. Moberly scored 7 runs in the top of the 2nd inning to pull away early.
     The Cardinals used 4 pitchers in the 9-inning game. They combined to allow 19 runs, 18 of them earned off 17 hits with 8 walks and 6 strike outs.
      At the plate, the Cardinals had 8 hits led by 3 singles from Austin Murray, 2 from Tanner Lent and 1 each from Austin Minnick, Chase Minnick and Wade Phillips.

      Next for the Cardinals is Brookfield at home Wednesday at 7:00pm, weather permitting