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Lady Hornets Impressive in Opening Win 11/25
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets opened the game on an 11-1 run to build a 10 point lead midway through the first quarter and rolled on to a 59-22 season opening win at home over Penney High of Hamilton.
     Hannah Jones started the scoring with two treys and Katelyn Parkey with one trey to open the early lead. The Lady Hornets were hot from the outside, hitting 8 of 19 from behind the arc.
     Coach Darren Smith saw some good team play
          <Audio: Coach Darren Smith>
     Hannah Jones led all scorers with 15 points, Katelyn Parkey with 12, Mikah Clark with 10, Erin Campbell with 7, Emma Leamer with 6, Maggie Leatherman with 5, Jalynn Reeter, Carly Gardner and Harlie Jones all had 2 points.
      In a 2-quarter Junior Varsity game, Chillicothe won 28-6. Maddi Graham and Liberty Cox had 5 each, Jensen Simmer and Devin Dowell with 4 each, Kristina Hamilton and Kennedie Kieffer with 3 each Gracy Reeter and Catey Trout with 2 points each.

All Midland Empire Conference Football Team
The Chillicothe Hornets have several football players named to the All-Conference team, but only two made the elite first team.
Kyle Ross was a two-way honoree, making 1st team fullback and 1st team linebacker. Walker Graves at offensive lineman was the only other 1st team Hornet.
     On the 2nd team from Chillicothe: Aaron Baker at Running back and Punter, Mason Hayward at Running Back and Offensive Special Teams, Walker Graves at Defensive lineman, Cade Snyder at Defensive Back and Trace Staton at Defensive Special Teams
     On the Honorable Mention team from Chillicothe: Max Anderson at offensive line, Tyler Garcia at Tight end, Bradley Mosier at Defensive line, Brett Shaffer at defensive back and Wagner Chapman at kicker

Chillicothe Middle School Sweeps Trenton 11/24

7th Grade Girls
CMS 43, Trenton 12
For Chillicothe:
Ella Leamer 13
Gabby Hapes 6
Brooke Horton 6

Maya Snyder 6
Lucy Gaston 5

Emily Pfiefer 5
Hallie Jones 2

7th Grade Boys

CMS 36, Trenton 17

For Chillicothe

Hayden Simmer 17

No other scoring
made available

8th Grade Girls
CMS 45, Trenton 40 Overtime
Hunter Keithley 17
Jordan Hibner 14
Abby Jones 6

Magy Thomas 3

Kennedy Corzette 3

Montana Hall 2


8th Grade Boys

Westley Brandsgaard 19

Jaden Winder 9

Hayden Hill 4

Miguel Mayorga 4

Julius Humphrey 4

Brock Gott 3

Brad Hayen 2

CJ Pfaff 1

Area Basketball Results Monday Games
Braymer Girls 48, Tina Avalon 40

Mercer Girls 72, Hale/Bosworth 26
Mercer Boys 70, Hale/Bosworth 37
Bucklin/Macon County Girls 68, Keytesville 51

Bucklin/Macon County Boys 5, Keytesville 51

Atlanta Girls 35, Northwestern of Mendon 26

Northwestern of Mendon Boys 79, Atlanta 44


Hamilton to Football Championship Game
     The Penny High of Hamilton Hornets are headed back to the Show-Me Bowl. Hamilton picked up a 29-12 semi-final win at Skyline of Urbana to advance to the championship game in Class 1 on Saturday at 2:15pm at the Edward Jones Dome in St Louis. Hamilton will face St Genevieve Valle Catholic, a 16-13 winner at home over Marceline. Valle has won four of the last five class 1 championships, while Hamilton won in 2012, 2009 and the Class 2 championship in 2010.
     Due to the Hamilton Football team still playing, the Hamilton at Chillicothe Basketball games scheduled for Tuesday will now be Girls game at 6:00pm and Girls JV game of two quarters to follow. The Boys game will be re-scheduled..
     In Class 2, Lamar beat Higginsville 45-0. Lamar has won the last four consecutive Class 2 state championship. They will face Malden, 24-21 winner over Palmyra
     In Class 3, Odessa beat Aurora 14-7 and will play John Burroughs, a 31-18 winner over Blair Oaks. John Burroughs has finished second at state four of the last five years, but hasn't won the title since 2001
     Class 4 will have Kearney against Webb City in the championship game, Class 5 will have Chaminade against Fort Osage; Class 6 will be Blue Springs South against CBC.


Pre-Season Sports Shows Schedule 11/21
     KCHI Radio will once again broadcast our annual Winter Pre-Season Sports Shows next week. Monday Sports Director Randy Dean will talk with Chillicothe Girls Basketball Coach Darren Smith, Tuesday's guest will be Boys Basketball Coach Tim Cool and Wednesday's guest will be Hornet Wrestling Coach Chad Smith. The shows will be aired at 8:30 each morning and repeated at 4:30 each afternoon.

Preseason Jamboree Success for Chillicothe
Coaches and fans had one last preseason evaluation Friday night in a three-team basketball jamboree. Chillicothe hosted East Buchanan and Brookfield girls and boys varsity basketball teams. Each game was three-six minute quarters with the scoreboard cleared of points and team fouls after each quarter.

      Hornet Boys Coach Tim Cool saw a lot of things he liked from his team.
           <Audio: Coach Tim Cool>
     The Lady Hornets had an easy nights work, winning all six quarters. Against East Buchanan Chillicothe won 16-8, 11-4 and 9-8. Chillicothe held the Brookfield girls scoreless all three quarters: 16-0, 9-0 and 3-0.
     The Hornet Boys won 5 out of 6 quarters, beating East Buchanan 12-8, 8-9 and 11-2, and beating Brookfield 17-3, 8-1 and 13-7.

     The regular season starts at home on Tuesday in a doubleheader against Hamilton.

Football Semifinals Play Saturday
      The High School Football Semi-Final games in 11 man football are today (Saturday) in Missouri.

      Class 1 - Marceline at Valle Catholic 1:00pm, Hamilton at Skyline of Urbana 2:00pm
      Class 2 - Palmyra at Malden 1:00pm, Higginsville at Lamar 2:00pm
Class 3 - Blair Oaks at John Burroughs 1:00pm, Odessa at Aurora 2:00pm
Class 4 - Webb City at Cape Girardeau Central 1:00pm, Kearney at Westminster Christian 2:00pm

Hornets Basketball Loaded With Experience
The Chillicothe Boys basketball team last season was one shot away from a district championship and finished 18-10. Even better things are expected this season with much of the team returning, including seven seniors. Hornet Boys Basketball coach Tim Cool says itís nice to have that much experience back this season
          <Audio: Tim Cool>
     The Boys will be a part of the pre-season Jamboree on Friday then are scheduled to open the season at home against Hamilton as part of a doubleheader.


Savannah Tournament Bracket Released 11/19
The tournament bracket has been released for the first basketball tournament of the season for Chillicothe, the Savannah Invitational.
     The Boys opening round games are Monday the 30th with Chillicothe taking on Platte County at 5:30pm. The winner takes on the winner of KC Hogan vs St Joe LeBlond. The upper half the bracket will be Lafayette vs Savannah and Maryville vs Staley.
     Tuesday Dec 1st will be three opening round girlsí games with Chillicothe girls taking on Maryville at 5:00pm. The winner takes on the winner of Central vs LeBlond. The other first round game is Staley vs Savannah.

8th Grade Basketball Rolls On
CMS 8th Grade Boys 63, Bueker of Marshall 37 A Game
CMS Scoring: Westley Brandsgaard 31, Jaden Winder 15, Kamden Ward 7, Brad Hayen 4, Hayden Hill 2, Clayton Walker 2, Brock Gott 2
CHS 8th Grade Boys 48, Bueker of Marshall 12 B Game
CMS Scoring: Isaak Rasche 8, Brockk Gott 8, Miguel Mayorga 6, Clayton Walker 6, Julius Humphrey 5, Luke Hopper 5, Kamden Ward 4, Bradley Rile 4, Hunter Rader 2

8th Grade Girls 55, Bueker of Marshall 19 A Game
CMS Scoring: Jordan Hibner 18, Hunter Keithley 12, Kiley Kirkpatrick 10, Kennedy Corzette 7, Magy Thomas 4, Abbie Jones 3, Montana Hall 1
8th Grade Girls 21, Bueker of Marshall 3 B Game 2 Quarters
CMS Scoring: Montana Hall 8, Abbie Jones 6, Kaelynn Evans 5, Callaway Chapman 4



Wrestling Hornets Have Lofty Goals This Year 11/18
Last season, the Chillicothe Hornet wrestling team finished 3rd in the Midland Empire Conference. This season, with a mixture of seasoned veterans and promising underclassmen, Coach Chad Smith says his team may have a shot at the Conference title.
          <Audio: Chad Smith>
     The Hornets have more than 40 students out for wrestling including a larger than normal senior class, including returning State Medalist Aaron Baker. The Hornets open the season December 3rd at home against Marshall


Hornets Soccer Dominate All Conference Team
      The Chillicothe Boys Soccer team had seven players on all Midland Empire Conference teams, the second most of any school behind Conference Champion Smithville, which had eight players named.
      On the All Conference First Team from Chillicothe: Goal Keeper Trey Batye, Defender Cody Evans and Midfielder Nate McKiddy. Named to the Second Team was Forward Lane Bonderer and named to the Honorable Mention team was Defender Robert Rupp, Midfielder Brandon Lamp and Forward Zack Graves.

Coaches Get 1st Look at Meet the Hornets Scrimmage
      Chillicothe High School Basketball fans had their first taste of the fall season at the annual Winter Meet the Hornets night. After a chili supper and parents meetings, all three winter sports teams along with cheerleaders and dance teams were introduced to the crowd.
     9th Grade, Junior Varsity and Varsity girls and boys teams all had scrimmage games with a running clock. Lady Hornets Varsity Coach Darrin Smith said he saw some good things from his team, but said itís still early in the pre-season.
           <Audio: Darren Smith>
     Chillicothe will host East Buchanan and Brookfield Friday at 5:00pm for a boys and girls jamboree and then will host Penney High of Hamilton for a season opening double header on Monday at Chillicothe High School.