High School Sports Practices Begin Next Week
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 7/13
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.
the Cardinals is Brookfield at home Wednesday at 7:00pm, weather