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Boys 1st Girls 4th at Brookfield Track 3/28
     The Chillicothe boys track team was 1st and the girls were 4th in the 6-team meet at Brookfield. The Chillicothe Boys scored 201 points with Macon 2nd. 1st place for Brett Shaffer in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 200 dash, Layne  Worman in  the 800, 1600 and 3200, Walker Graves in the shot put and discus,  Jacob Anderson in the long jump,  Isaak Rashe in the 400, Bradley Mosier in the Javelin, the 4x200 relay team of Isaak Rasche, Peyton Forck, Deon Reynolds and  Jon Burk, the 4x400 relay team of Jacob Anderson, Jack Willard, Peyton Forck and Brett Shaffer.
    
2nd for Jon Burk in the triple jump and long jump, Deon Reynolds in the 100,  William Perry in the 800 and Peyton Forck in the high jump. 3rd place for Eric Davis in the discus, Jacob Anderson in the triple jump, Jack Willard in the pole vault, Peyton Forck in the 200 and Walker Graves in the javelin, 4th for the 4x800 relay team of Joseph  Thompson, Gunnar Young, Ben Hayen and William Perry, Isaih Kille in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Luke Hopper in the discus, and William Perry in the 1600,  5th place for Bradley Mosier in the pole vault, Eric Davis in the shot put and Dean Adkins in the javelin and 6th for Joey Thompson in the 3200.
     On the Girls side,  Salisbury won the 6 team meet with Chillicothe Lady Hornets 4th.  Whitney Clampitt on the high jump and long jump, Jaime Albertson won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, 2nd for Kylee Larson in  the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Whitney Clampitt in the 200, 4th for the 4x200 relay team of Gracy Reeter, Libby Adkins, Kaelynn Evans and Jordan Hibner and Kennedy Corzette in the triple jump. 5th for Kylee Larson in the 100, Kennedy Corzette in the pole vault and he 4x100 relay of Gracy Reeter, Libby Adkins, Christina DeJesus and Jordan Hibner and Kaelynn Evans in the100hurdles and Evans 6th in  the 300 hurdles.


Lady Hornets Basketball Team Honored 
3/27


    
Chillicothe's lady hornets basketball team was honored for their stand out season at the annual banquet Monday night, saying goodbye to 10 senior players that helped guide the team to a 94-19 record over four years, for an 83% winning percentage.
   Coach Darren Smith said it's been a great run for the seniors
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   Smith said this year's team set the bar pretty high for the next group of players
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   The freshman team went 9-2, Junior Varsity went 12-2 and Varsity finished 25-3 and won three regular season tournaments and the district tournament. It is the first girls basketball team in school history to win 4 tournaments in one season.
   In the awards portion, Whitney Clampitt won most valuable player, Hannah Jones won the Swiss Army Knife award for versatility, Maggie Leatherman won the Heart and Soul award, Karson Keithley won the defensive player award, Katelyn Parkey won the rebound and three point award, and Mikah Clark, Emma Leamer, Carly Gardner, Jalynn Reeter and Sheridan Guilford all won the Ultimate Teammate Award.

 

Sporting Contests Rained Out  3/27

   The spring rains on Monday forced the postponement of both scheduled Chillicothe Hornet sporting events: Baseball at home vs Macon and Boys Tennis at Excelsior Springs. No make up date has yet been announced
   Scheduled Tuesday, weather permitting, is:
Track on the road against Kirksville and Marceline
Boys Tennis at Marshall
Freshman Baseball at Lafayette
Girls Soccer at Smithville


Brandsgaard Throws 1 Hit Shut Out
3/24
      Chillicothe Freshman Westley Brandsgaard struck out 14 batters including 13 in a row to pick up a one hit 16-0 win at Trenton. The Bulldogs had one base runner reach first on a dropped third strike and had one pick up a double with two outs in the bottom of the 5th.
     Chillicothe also had the hot bats, cranking out 13 hits including a Zach Trout home run and six doubles from five different batters.
     The Hornets score twice in the 2nd, five in the 3rd, six in the 4th and three in the 5th and final inning due to the 15-run mercy rule.
     At the plate, Zach Trout had a 2 run home run and a single, Drew Toedebusch had two doubles and a single, Brandsgaard and Jaden Winder both had a double and a single, Tristen Sewell and Chase Minnick each had a double, Tanner Lent and Konner Sewell each had a single.
     Drew Toedebusch had four RBI, Trout, Winder and Tristen Sewell each had three RBI and Brandsgaard had one RBI.
     With the 16-0 win, Chillicothe is now 3-1 on the season and will take on Macon for the Hornets home opener on the 27th.
     The Hornets Junior Varsity followed suit picking up an 8-0 win at Trenton. Kam Ward allowed 1 hit with 8 strike outs and 1 walk to get the win. The JV Hornets scored 3 in the 1s, 2 in the 2nd and 3 in the 3rd in the 3-inning win. Ward helped his cause with a triple and a single with an RBI,  Konner Sewell, Drake Bradley, Drake Lightner and Matt Smith all had one single each.

 

Clampitt Repeats as All State 3/23
      Chillicothe Senior Basketball player Whitney Clampitt has once again been selected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association All State team as a repeat selection. Joining her on the Class 4 team is Ashlynn Dotson of St Joseph Lafayette. Abby Hipp of St Pius was selected player of the year.
       Other area girls honorees on their respective teams were Ainsley Tolson of Trenton, Madison Brown of Norborne, Kaylie Campbell of Southwest of Ludlow, and Nicole Kost and Bailey Owens both of Mercer.

     On the boys all state team were Caleb Bennett of Lafayette and Saxton Thuston of Benton, John Zimmerman of Maryville, Latroy Harper of Hamilton, Ryan Young of Meadville and Craig Lewis of Winston.
     Named to the Academic All State Team from the area was Emma Leamer of Chillicothe, Jaran Richman of Hamilton, Justin Thoeni and Savannah Land both of Carrollton and Sarah Mason of Southwest of Ludlow.


 

National Honors for Local Trail Riders 3/23
    
Three area residents received national awards for their trail riding skills. 11 year old Jessica and 14 year old Josie Reeter along with their grandfather Bill Hinkebein all recently participated in the 2016 ride season for Region 6 of North American Trail Ride Conference. They had 10 rides in the most difficult division called Open in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska with each ride consisting of 60 miles of rails over two days with riders and horses being judged.
     Jessica Reeter received a National Championship, also winning the Top Percentage Award among all of the youth riders, second in horse and 3rd in horsemanship in the Nation. Josie was a National Champion, also placed second in horsemanship and third in horse in the nation. Hinkebein received High Point Horse and Rider Combination and received the honor of his tenth National Championship on ten difference horses.


Hornet Golfers Prepare for Season
3/23
      The Chillicothe High School Boys Golf team continues to prepare for the upcoming season. Coach Jim Wheeler says while numbers are down this year, the team does return some quality.
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     The team will be very familiar with the road this season
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     The Hornets Golf Season begins the 29th at Cameron


Big 4th Inning Lifts Hornets Baseball
3/22
     Chillicothe scored five runs in the top of the 4th inning to help the Hornets beat Richmond on the road 7-1. Tristen Sewell went the distance on the mound allowing 1 run off just 1 hit with 10 strike outs and 2 walks. At the plate, Tanner Lent, Sewell and Austin Murray all had two RBI and Ty Figg had one. Sewell also went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, Murray went 2 for 4 with 2 singles.
      The Junior Varsity Hornets held off a late Richmond surge to pick up a 7-5 win.


 

Boys Tennis downs Carrollton 7-2 3/22
      Despite having just one player back from last year's district championship team, the Chillicothe Hornets Tennis Team opened the season with a 7-2 win at Carrollton.
     In singles matches for Chillicothe: Max Anderson lost 6-8, Jacob Hennington won 8-3, Dalton Rosenbach won 8-1, Nick Malloy won 9-8 (7-4), Bryce Larson lost 2-8 and Tyler Maasdam won 8-1. In varsity doubles, Anderson and Hennington won 8-4, Rosenbach and Malloy won 8-6 and Larson and Maasdam won 8-3
     In Junior Varsity matches Zach Blixt and Dallas Arnold won 6-1, Nick Duncan and Seth Bayte won 6-2 and Brenden Nelson and Noah Crowe lost 3-6.


Track Team hosts 4 Team Time Trials
3/22

     Layne Worman and Brett Shaffer each won 3 events in the 4-team Chillicothe Time Trials which included Hamilton, Carrollton and South Harrison. A few team members were not available to complete.
     Worman won the 800, 1600 and 3200 races while Shaffer won the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 200 dash.
      Other boys winners included the 4x400 relay team, and Walker Graves in the shot put and discus. Team scores were not kept and teams could enter as many athletes as they wanted in the events and 2 teams in each relays event.
     On the girls side, Jaime Albertson won the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Carly Beebe won the 800 and 1600, Gracie Reeter won the 400, the 4x400 relay team took first while Lauren Gregory tied for 1st in high jump and won the triple jump, Molly Jones won the pole vault and Jylian Davis won the discus.

(Left: Layne Worman on the way to one of three event championships)



Girls Soccer Opens With Win
3/21
     The Chillicothe Lady Hornets soccer team won its opening match on the road against Kirksville by a score of 3-1. Sophomore Addie Ficken opened the scoring in the 21st minute off of an assist by Karson Keithley.
     After giving up a goal on a penalty kick to tie the score at 1-1, Keithley found the back of the net to give the Hornets a 2-1 lead at halftime.
     The second half was back and forth until Keithley struck an 18 yard shot past the keeper for her second goal of the game to set the final score
    
In the Junior Varsity game, Hunter Keithley scored a goal to end the game in a 1-1 tie


Late Lawson Rally Costs Hornets
3/21
    Lawson put together a late innings rally to beat Chillicothe 7-4 in Lawson. Chillicothe scored twice in the top of the first and twice again in the fourth. Lawson responded with 4 runs in the bottom of the 4th to tie the game, took the lead in the fifth with a run and scored two insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th.
     Ty Figg had the start for the Hornets and went 4 innings with Jaden Winder in relief. The two combined to allow 7 runs off 4 hits with 6 earned runs and 6 strike outs. Figg had the hot bat at the plate going 3 for 4 with 3 singles Austin Murray, Westley Brandsgaard and Chase Minnick also had singles.
     Lawson won the Junior Varsity game 12-1, building a 6 run lead after two innings. Drew Toedebusch led the Chillicothe offense with one hit in two at bats.


All MEC Basketball Teams Announced
3/20
      Several  Chillicothe basketball players were named to the All Midland Empire Conference team. On the girls side, Whitney Clampitt, Katelyn Parkey and Hannah Jones were named first team and Karson Keithley was named second team. The lady Hornets finished as MEC champions with Lafayette 2nd and Benton 3rd.

      On the boys side, Cade Snyder was named first team despite suffering a season ending injury during the year. Jack Willard and Zach Trout were named honorable mention. Benton and Maryville both finished at 6-1 with Lafayette 3rd and Chillicothe 4th.



Hornets Baseball Wins Opener 3/18
     
     Chillicothe scored one in the third and two in the fourth to come from behind and beat Savannah on the road 3-2. Gunnar Leach went the full 7 innings for the win, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, off 3 hits with 5 strike outs and 1 walk.
     Chillicothe scored first when Ty Figg singled, stole second and scored off a Tanner Lent Double in the top of the third inning. Savannah answered with a line drive single, a bunt single, a run off a ground out and a ground ball error.
     Chillicothe responded in the top of the 4th inning when Zach Trout singles with 2 outs, advanced to second on a balk and scored on a Jaden Winder hard ground ball single to tie the score. Winder then advanced on an error by the Savannah shortstop, advanced to 3rd on the same error then scored on a passed ball.
     Leach then shut down Savannah the rest of the way allowing just one more hit, an error and one walk.