Lady Hornets Basketball Team Honored
The team that picked up the second
most wins in Girls Basketball program history was honored at the
Lady Hornets basketball banquet. Chillicothe finished 2nd in
conference, won the district tournament and advanced to the
quarterfinals in a 26-4 campaign. Coach Darrin Smith said the
team came a long way from the first practice to the final game
<Audio: Coach Darrin Smith 1>
The team will graduate just one
senior, Hallee Jones. Coach Smith says she will be missed, but a
lot of talent returns.
<Audio: Coach Darren
In addition to the mostly
underclassman varsity that went 26-4, the Junior Varsity went
8-3 with all 3 losses by 6 or fewer points, and a 9th grade team
that went 8-4 on the year.
Award winners were: Most Improved
to Maggie Leatherman, 6th Player Award to Mikah Clark, Coaches
Award to Hallee Jones, Free Throw Percentage Award to Katelyn
Parkey, Defensive Player of the Year award to Karson Keithley,
Leadership Award to Hannah Jones and Most Valuable Player Award
to Whitney Clampitt.
(Right: Girls Basketball Coach Darrin Smith talks with the
crowd at the annual banquet)
(Below: Award Winners Left to Right: Mikah Clark, Hallee Jones,
Whitney Clampitt, Katelyn Parkey, Maggie Leatherman, Hannah
Jones, Karson Keithley)
Late Rally Comes Up Short
The Chillicothe Hornets late innings rally came up short in a
6-4 home opening loss to Macon. Chillicothe was in trouble
early, giving up five runs in the top of the first inning.
Hornets Pitcher Gunner Leach settled down after the first to go
the distance and allow only one more run. He ended up allowing 6
runs off 11 hits with no walks and 6 strike outs
Chillicothe rallied late in the game by scoring 2 in
the 6th and 2 in the 7th inning, but finished the game with the
bases loaded when the Hornets batter struck out on three pitches
to end the game.
Chillicothe was led at the plate by Austin Minnick with
2 hits, one run scored and one RBI, Ty Figg with 2 hits and one
run scored and Jared Lauhoff with one double and an RBI. Derek
Hussey also had an RBI in the game
The Hornets Junior Varsity scored nine runs off nine
hits for a 9-1 win in five innings. Tristen Sewell and Trae
McLemore combined for the win, allowing 1 run off 3 hits with 5
walks and 2 strike outs.
At the plate, Chase Minnick had a double and
single, Tanner Lent a double and single, Austin Murray and
Tristen Sewell each had doubles, Zach Trout had two singles and
Bryce Gott had a single. Murray and Minnick each had two RBIs.
(Right: Hornets first baseman Austin Minnick makes a routine
Lady Hornets Score 2nd Soccer Victory
scores in the 1st quarter for Chillicothe
Chillicothe Lady Hornets spread the
scoring duties around in route to a 6-0 home soccer win over
Kirksville. Chillicothe started the scoring with a Mariah Cox
goal off a Hannah Jones assist in the 17th minute. Eight minutes
later Karson Keithley scored off a Bailey Fox assist. Less than
a minute later, Natalie Minnick made it 3-0 for the Lady
Kirksville was called for a penalty and
Chillicothe's Lindy Saunders made the most of the penalty kick
to make it 4-0 at the intermission.
Saunders scored again early in the 2nd half when her
kick sailed over the goalkeepers arms into the upper right part
of the net for a 5-0 lead.
The final goal also came on a penalty kick when Harlie
Jones hit a left foot shot past the keeper for the 6-0 final
Chillicothe goal keepers Jaylene Sturguess and Brittany
Derickson combined for the shut out.
The JV picked up a 1-0 win thanks to a Natalie Minnick
Chillicothe Soccer is at perennial Conference Champion
Smithville on Tuesday.
Clampitt Selected Coaches All State
Chillicothe Sophomore Whitney Clampitt has been selected to the
Missouri Basketball Coaches Association All State Team. Clampitt
led the Lady Hornets in scoring with 435 points, in rebounds
with 127, in steals with 61 and 3rd in assists with 72. The
Media All State Teams have yet to be released.
Other Coaches All State selections in the KCHI
listening area, on the Class 1 teams: Boys selections were Cade
Shiftlett, T. J. Schmitz and Coach Drew Nier all of Meadville,
Logan O'Dell of Braymer, Jordan Leonard and Craig Lewis of
Winston. Girls Class 1 selections were Kaylie
Campbell of Southwest of Ludlow, Kelley Warford of Pattonsburg
and Sadie Watson of Braymer
<Full Boys Coaches All State Teams>
<Full Girls Coaches All State Teams>
Jones Girls Leads Soccer Team to Victory
Hannah Jones (left)
celebrates her goal with Lindy Saunders
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Soccer
team opened their season with a 4-2 home win over St Paul's
Lutheran of Concordia. Hannah Jones opened the scoring in the
17th minute off an assist from Harlie Jones. Six minutes later
Hannah's older sister Hallee Jones scored off an assist by Lindy
It was Saunders turn to find the net in the 28th
minute for a 3-0 lead, which would hold up only a few minutes
when the Lady Saints scored their first goal. The 3-1 score
would hold up the rest of the first half.
Chillicothe scored again in the second half when Sam
Baldwin beat several defenders and scored in the 51st minute. St
Paul's scored again 10 minutes later for the final 4-2 score.
In the JV contest, Chillicothe won 3-0 with goals by
Ruthie Vinson, Natalie Minnick and Jaylene Sturguess.
Tennis Team Improves to 2-0
The Chillicothe Boys Tennis team
improved to 2-0 with an 8-1 win at Excelsior Springs. It was the
Tigers first regular season dual loss in over a year. In singles
matches for the Hornets: Gabe Poling won 8-0, Nate McKiddy won 8-0,
Garrett Peterson won 8-1, Brandon Lamp won 8-1, Cody Evans won 8-6
and Lane Bonderer won 8-3.
In Doubles Play, McKiddy/Peterson won 9-7,
Poling/Bonderer won 8-2 and Lamp/Evans lost 3-8
The Junior Varsity won 3 and lost 2 matches.
Picking up wins were Steen Anthony/Dalton Rosenbach, Anthony/Tristan
Carmack and Carmack/Alex Braymer
Chillicothe Track Dominates Time
Despite the lack of team scores being kept, Chillicothe
dominated the Chillicothe Time Trials against
and South Harrison. Hornet Boys top 3 finishes:
Mason Hayward 1st in 200, 3rd in 100; Tyler Garcia 1st in discus
and javelin; Jesse Miller 1st in triple jump and high jump, 2nd
in Long Jump; DeEll Midgyett 1st in 100; Ian Smith 1st in shot
put; Nick Meyers 2nd in 400; Cole Distler 1st in 800, 2nd in
1600; Lane Worman 1st in 1600 and 3200
2nd in Shot Put; Dillon Swope 2nd in Javelin; Gunnar Young 2nd
in 3200; Kyle Ross 2nd in 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, 3rd in
Zach Holland 3rd in 800; Robbie Parkey 3rd in 1600; Brett
Shaffer 3rd in 110 hurdles; Bradley Mosier 3rd in long jump;
Troy Barnes 3rd in Discus; Michael Sanderfer 3rd in Javelin;
Braxton Campbell 3rd in 400; TheHornets won the 4x200, 4x400 and
4x800 relays and 2nd in 4x100.
top 3 finishes from the Chillicothe Time Trials:
1st in the 100; Whitney Clampitt 1st
(Chillicothe Senior DeEll Midgyett
edges Hamilton's Kellen Overstreet in the 100)
in the 800,
High Jump and Triple Jump; Jamie Albertson 1st in the 100
hurdles and 300 hurdles;
Molly Jones 1st
in the Javelin, 3rd in the pole vault and Discus; Margo Young
1st in the discus; Rebecca Stull 1st in the 100 hurdles; McKenna
Poling 1st in the shot put; Randi Mammen 2nd in the 100 hurdles;
Claire Chapman 2nd in the 300 hurdles; Maddy Koehly 2nd in the
Javelin; Lexi Dickerson 3rd in the 1600; Lauren Gregory 3rd in
the high jump; Caitlyn Fechtig 3rd in the long jump; Alisa
Roselius 3rd in triple jump; Chyanne Harkins 3rd in the shot
put; Jensen Simmer 3rd in the Javelin; All four Lady Hornet
relay teams took 1st.
Media All District Basketball Teams
The Media All District Basketball Teams
have been announced with several Chillicothe Hornet and Lady Hornet
players honored. For the Chillicothe Hornet Boys Team, earning all
district honors were Nate McKiddy, Cade Snyder and Mason Hayward,
with Tim Cool earning All District Coach of the Year honors.
Lady Hornets earning all district
honors were Whitney Clampitt and Katelyn Parkey.
Other area players receiving all district honors
Boys: Cree Mullenix of Trenton,
Class 3 Girls: Whitley Richman and McKinley
Hurley of Trenton and Coach Brian Upton of Trenton
Class 2 Boys: Jaran Richman of Hamilton and Jacob
Boyd of Gallatin
Class 2 Girls: Sara Linn and Kailey Salmon of
Gallatin, Sidney Copeland of Polo and Shelby Kruse and Morgan
Prather of Hamilton
Class 1 Boys: Logan O'Dell,
Austin Hall and Jordan Miller all of Braymer, Tristen McNelly and
Logan Korff both of Norborne and Curtis Huffman of Northwestern of
Girls: Maritza Chavez, Kaylie Campbell and Kortlyn Rounkles all of
Southwest of Ludlow, along with Julie Bothwell as coach of the year,
Madison Mallory and Sadie Watson of Braymer, Lilly Churan of Tina
Avalon, Abby Wells of Newtown-Harris and Megan Shannon of Norborne.
(LEFT: Chillicothe Boys Coach Tim Cool,
Class 3 District Coach of the Year)
Hornets Tennis Shuts Out Carrollton
The Chillicothe Hornet Boys Tennis Team
won their season opening match with a 9-0 win at Carrollton. In
singles competition Gabe Poling, Garrett Peterson and Brandon Lamp
all won 8-0, Cody Evans, Lane Bonderer and Steen Anthony all won
8-2. In doubles competition
Poling/Bonderer won 8-0, Lamp/Evans won 8-0 and Peterson/Anthony
won 8-0. Varsity player Nate McKiddy was not at the competition due
to an FFA competition.
In JV Action, Dalton Rosenbach and Riley Horton lost
4-6, Tristan Carmack won 6-1 and Carmack and Horton won 6-1.
Hornets Baseball Lets One Slip Away
The Lawson Cardinals Baseball Team
scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge
Chillicothe 4 to 3 at Lawson. Chillicothe scored twice in the third
and once in the fourth for a 3-0 lead. Lawson battled back to score
two in the fourth, one in the sixth and the winning run in the
bottom of the 7th.
Chillicothe had 5 hits, led by Shayler Keller
going two for two while Lawson scored four runs off just two hits
with three errors.
CHS Boys Basketball Team Honored
(CHS Boys Basketball Head Coach
The Chillicothe Boys Basketball team that finished with the most
wins in ten seasons was honored with accolades at the annual
Hornets Boys Basketball Banquet.
Chillicothe finished with an 18-10 record, the most
wins since the 2003-04 season. The future looks bright for the
program with just two seniors graduating, and a freshman class
that went 12-4 even though two of their post players played up
at the Varsity level.
Coach Tim Cool said this was a special team and a
<Audio: Coach Tim
There were no individual awards presented, but All
Midland Empire Conference and Missouri Basketball Coaches
Association All District players were recognized. Those were
Cade Snyder (Sophomore) and Nate McKiddy (Junior) first team on
both teams and Mason Hayward (Junior) Honorable mention for both
teams. The Media All District team will be released next week
and All State teams expected later this month.
Statistical leaders on the team were:
Points Scored: Cade Snyder 353 points, 12.61 points per game
Most 3 Point shots Made: Mason Hayward 34 treys made
Free Throw Percentage: Nate McKiddy 70.09%
Most Rebounds: Walker Graves 150
Most Assists: Nate McKiddy 139
Most Steals: Nate McKiddy 73
Chillicothe finished tied for 3rd in the Midland
Empire Conference race.
Grand River Conference Expansion
plans for the Grand River Conference are complete with adding
schools and some schools dropping down to 8-man football. Starting
in the fall of 2016, the Western Division of the Grand River
Conference will include Albany, Braymer, King City, North Andrew,
Pattonsburg, St Joseph Christian, Stanberry and Worth County, and
all teams will play 8-man football.
The Eastern Division with 11-man football will be
Gallatin, Maysville, Milan, Polo, Princeton, Putnam County, South
Harrison and Trenton. The divisions will remain in place for
Softball and Basketball with a conference championship game at the
end for both sports to declare a conference champion.
Champions for golf, track and wrestling will be decided
by one conference meet for all schools participating in those
All Midland Empire Conference
three selections each to the Boys and Girls All M-E-C team. For the
Lady Hornets, Whitney Clampitt (Sophomore) and Katelyn Parkey
(Sophomore) were named 1st team all conference and Hannah Jones (Sophomre)
was selected honorable mention.
Named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association
All District 1st team were Clampitt, Parkey and Jones, and named to
the Honorable Mention team was Karson Keithley (Sophomore)
For the Hornets, Nate McKiddy (Junior) and Cade Snyder
(Sophomore) were named 1st team and Mason Hayward (Junior) was named
honorable mention. Named to the Missouri Basketball Coaches
Association All District 1st team were McKiddy and Snyder 1st team
and Hayward Honorable Mention.
The Chillicothe Girls finished tied for 2nd in the
conference standings and the Chillicothe Boys finished tied for 3rd.
New Event Added to High School Track
When high school track season begins
this season, it will include an event that hasn't been held for
generations. This year, the Javelin Throw will return as a test
event for two years. Long time throwers coach for Chillicothe, Ken
Stull, will be instructing athletes in proper technique. Stull says
there are a few tricks to an effective javelin throw
<Audio: Coach Ken Stull Cut 1>
Stull says there is good interest in the event
<Audio: Coach Ken Stull Cut 2>
Stull says a
good bench mark for Boys Javelin is 100 to 125 feet and for Girls
Javelin around 75 feet. While this is a new event for the Lady
Hornets, a school record does already exist for Boys Javelin in
Chillicothe, which is 143' 3" held by Delmos Justus, who won the
state javelin throw for Chillicothe in 1927.