Hornets Hang To Beat Macon
The Chillicothe Hornets needed 12
of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to hang on and beat Macon
63-57 in Boys Basketball. Chillicothe led by 18 points in the third
quarter only to see Macon whittle it away to just 3 points late in
the 4th quarter. Macon's 6'10" Jon Murray had just 7 points at
halftime but finished with 27 including 16 of his team's 29 fourth
Chillicothe Coach Tim Cool said #35 Jon Murray was just tough to
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Chillicothe was led by four players in
double figures: Mason Hayward with 19, Cade Snyder with 17, Nate
McKiddy and Brandon Lamp with 10 each, Cody Evans with 4, Austin
Morse with 3 and playing time for Walker Graves, Austin Sharp and
With the 63-57 win, Chillicothe boys
are now 5-1 on the season for the first time since 2005.
Lady Hornets Beat Macon, Remain Undefeated
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets relied on Sophomore Whitney
Clampitt's scoring punch to beat Macon at home 37-28 in a defensive
battle. Clampitt had 12 of her 18 points in the second half to hold
onto a lead most of the game. Macon scored the first two points but
Chillicothe led the rest of the game but never by more than 10
Lady Hornets Coach Darren Smith was pleased with
his team's defensive effort
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In addition to Clampitt's 18 points, Katelyn
Parkey had 8, Emma Leamer with 4, Hallee Jones, Erin Campbell and
Randi Mammen with 2 each, Mikah Clark with 1 and playing time for
Hannah Jones, Karson Keithley, Maggie Leatherman and Jalynn Reeter.
The Lady Hornets remain perfect at 6-0
while Macon falls to 4-2.
Hornets Double Up Excelsior Springs
The Chillicothe Hornets basketball team
showed little rust after having all last week off with a 64-32 home
win over Excelsior Springs. Chillicothe scored the first 7 points in
the game and never looked back. Chillicothe outscored the tigers by
20 points in the final quarter.
Coach Tim Cool said it was just a good night for his Hornet
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Cade Snyder had 8 of the team's 12
first quarter points and finished with 16 in the game. Mason Hayward
had 10, Nate McKiddy with 9, Brandon Lamp with 8, Cody Evans with
6,, Austin Morse and Walker Graves with 4, Austin Sharp with 3,
Jesse Miller and Adler Marshall with 2 and playing time for Zach
JV Boys lose, 9th Grade Wins
The Excelsior Springs JV beat
Chillicothe 49-33. Ian Smith led Chillicothe with 10 points, Zach
Trout with 9, Jesse Miller with 6, Adler Marshall with 4, Gunnar
Leach and Tristian Sewell with 2.
The Chillicothe 9th Grade beat Excelsior Springs 36-29.
Jonathan Burk had 10, Jack Willard with 7, Jacob Anderson with 4,
Caden Jenkins, Konnor Sewell and Eric Davis with 3 each, Isaiah
Boon, Josh Kille and Hayden Montgomery with 2 each.
JV Wrestlers Do Well at Excelsior Springs Tournament
Several Chillicothe JV wrestlers
brought home gold from Saturday's Excelsior Springs JV Tournament.
Team scores were not kept.
Hornet Wrestlers that went 3-0 and took first
were Anthony Braden, Joey Thompson, Ben Brooks, Colby Saville, Paul
Vaught, Preston Hayes, Michael Findling and Tommy Thompson. Others
competing were Erek Brose 1-2, Trace Staton 1-2, Jason Greer 0-3 and
Dakota Brady 0-3
Lady Hornets Down Excelsior Springs
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Basketball
team scored the first six points in the game and never trailed in a
51-23 win at Excelsior Springs. Whitney Clampitt had the hot hand
early, scoring 12 of the team's 19 first quarter points.
Coach Darren Smith said this was a learning
experience for his team
Smith said there were good things he saw from his
team including their defense and offensive rebounding
Clampitt finished with 14 points, the only player
on either team in double figures. Hannah Jones had 9, Katelyn Parkey
with 7, Karson Keithley and Hallee Jones with 6 each, Erin Campbell
with 4, Mikah Clark with 3, Maggie Leatherman with 2 and playing
time for Randi Mammen, Emma Leamer, Carly Gardner and Jalynn Reeter.
In a wild finish, the JV Lady Hornets
won 69-62 in overtime. Chillicothe led by 20 points after three
quarters but had to pull several starters due to quarter limitations
between combined JV and Varsity game action. Excelsior Springs tied
the game at 58 at the end of regulation. Five of the eight Lady
Tigers fouled out in the game and Chillicothe JV Coach Terry McKiddy
pulled some of his players out to keep the game at 4 on 4, and
finally 3 on 3 for the final minute.
Randi Mammen led Chillicothe JV with 26
points, Erin Campbell with 15 first half points, Carly Gardner with
, Emma Leamer with 7, Jalynn Reeter with 6, Skylar Ewing with 4 and
Sheridan Guilford with 3.