Free Throws Lead Lady Hornets Victory
17 of 18 free throws in the game to help the Lady Hornets to a 45-40
sectional win over St Pius X. Chillicothe trailed by 6 at the end of
three quarters but started the 4th on an 13-2 run to take a five
point lead midway through the 4th. Pius closed it to two points with
3:32 left but free throws down the stretch by Maggie Leatherman and
Karson Keithley helped seal the victory. Chillicothe outscored Pius
21-10 in the final quarter.
Coach Darrin Smith said the free throws were key.
<Audio: Darrin Smith>
Chillicothe held Pius' leading scorer 6'1" Abby Hipp to
just 7 points: 5 in the first quarter and 2 in the 4th quarter.
Whitney Clampitt had 15 points, Hannah Jones with 13, Karson
Keithley with 9, Katelyn Parkey and Maggie Leatherman with 4 each
and playing time for Hallee Jones, Micah Clark and Randi Mammen.
Chillicothe will now play undefeated Boonville on Saturday at 7:45
at Lee's Summit High School. Boonville beat O'Hara (13-15) 68-24
Wrestlers Honored at Banquet
The record setting Chillicothe Hornets Wrestling team was
honored at their post-season banquet. The Hornet grapplers set
school records for wins in a season with 23 dual wins, team points
and most pins in a season. Individually, Aaron Baker set records for
wins in a season with 46 and most team points and Wagner Chapman set
the record for escapes in a season. Vinson Moore also set a school
record for fastest pin in any weight class at 7 seconds. In addition
to Baker's 46 wins, Chase Minnick and Matt Shaffer joined the
30-wins in a season club and Baker, Shaffer and Kyler Sewell all
became members of the career 100-wins club.
Winning awards were: Most Improved shared by Alex
Barnes and Dean Atkins, Comeback Award to Kyler Sewell, Coaches
Award to Wagner Chapman, Most Valuable Wrestler Award to Aaron Baker
and the newest award, the Dave Kinen Never Quit Award went to Matt
Class 1 Basketball Sectionals
Winston 45, Braymer 43
Stanberry 55, North Andrew 31
Meadville 59, Community 49
Glasgow 41, Tuscumbia 39
North Andrew 48, Jefferson 42
Southwest of Ludlow 58, King City 40
Mercer 60, Community 45
Tuscumbia 47, Glasgow 30
Lady Hornets Win District Title
(Photo Provided By Patti Leatherman)
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets went
on a 16-0 run in the late 1st and 2nd quarter and went on to beat
Lawson 54-43 and win the Class 3 District 15 title at Richmond.
Lawson led most of the 1st quarter before Chillicothe went on their
run to take a 13 point lead. Lawson closed the game to 4 points in
the middle of the third but couldn't get any closer.
Coach Darrin Smith talks about
the 2nd quarter run by his team
<Audio: Darrin Smith>
Whitney Clampitt had 14 points, Karson
Keithley had 11, Katelyn Parkey had 9, Maggie Leatherman had 8 points and 10 rebounds,
Hannah Jones and Mikah Clark had 6 points each with playing time for
Hallee Jones, Randi Mammen, Erin Campbell and Emma Leamer. With the
win, Chillicothe earns their first girls basketball district title
since 1997 and will head to Excelsior Springs for sectional
competition on Wednesday, Chillicothe improves to 25-3 and Lawson
ends at 19-9.
Hornets Fall Just Short of Title
(Photo "Borrowed" From Facebook)
A comeback bid by Chillicothe fell just short, and the Hornets
lost to Higginsville (Lafayette County) 55-52 in the Class 3
District 15 title at Richmond. Higginsville built a 14 point lead
midway through the 3rd quarter and led by 10 late in the game when
Chillicothe hit two treys and some free throws. The Hornets closed
the game to 1 point with 7 seconds left off three Mason Hayward free
throws. After an immediate foul and two Higginsville free throws,
Hayward's trey from top of the key with a defender right in front of
him rimmed out at the buzzer.
Coach Tim Cool was proud of his
team's play in the game
<Audio: Tim Cool>
Cade Snyder had
14 points, Mason Hayward with 13, Walker Graves with 10, Brandon
Lamp with 8, Nate McKiddy with 5, Austin Morse with 2 and playing
time for Adler Marshall and Ian Smith. Higginsville was led by 6'6"
Alex Nolte with 22 points. Chillicothe finishes at 18-10 and
Higginsville improves to 27-1
Lady Hornets Head to District Finals
Chillicothe Sophomore Karson Keithley
hit a trey for the first points in the game and Chillicothe never
trailed in a 47-36 win over Trenton to advance to the Class 3
District 15 finals. Chillicothe followed the trey with a steal of
the inbounds pass and a bucket for a 5-0 lead. However Trenton
refused to give up. While the never led, the Lady Bulldogs kept the
margin to under 12 points the entire game. Lady Hornets Coach Darrin
Smith said there were good things and not-so-good things in the
<Audio: Coach Darrin
led by Whitney Clampitt with 13 points, Karson Keithley with 10,
Katelyn Parkey with 9, Mikah Clark with 6, Hannah Jones and Hallee
Jones with 4 each, Maggie Leatherman with 1 and playing time for
Randi Mammen. Chillicothe girls will play for the district Title
Friday at 5:30pm with the Boys playing at 8:00pm at Richmond High
School. It marks the first time both Chillicothe teams will play for
district titles in the same year since 1997.
Fourth Quarter Vaults Hornets to
Chillicothe scored 29 points in the 4th quarter to
roll past Lawson 56-45 and advance to the Class 3 District 15
championship game. Chillicothe scored just 27 points total in the
first three quarters and trailed by 6 when the 4th quarter began.
Chillicothe hit a trey to start the 4th quarter and took the lead
for good with 4:15 left in the game. Coach Tim Cool said things fell
into place in the final quarter.
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Chillicothe was led by Nate McKiddy with 16, Mason
Hayward with 11, Walker Graves with 10, Cade Snyder with 9, Brandon
Lamp with 6, Austin Morse with 5 and playing time for Adler
Marshall, Cody Evans and Zach Trout. In the fourth quarter,
Chillicothe went 6 of 7 in 2 point field goals, 3 of 4 in 3 point
field goals and 8 of 10 from the free throw line.
Chillicothe will face Higginsville Friday for the
championship. The Huskers led Richmond 20-0 after the first quarter
but ended up only winning 47-38.
Lady Hornets Roll in District Win
Lady Hornets pulled no punches in a lopsided 72-17 thumping of
Carrollton in the opening game of the Class 2 District 15 tournament
in Richmond. Chillicothe build a 10 point lead 4 minutes into the
game and stretched it to an 18 point lead by the end of the first
quarter. The 55 point winning margin was the biggest for Chillicothe
lady hornets basketball since 1993 and 6th biggest of all time
Smith said despite the blow out, coaching doesn't change.
led by Whitney Clampitt with 13 points, Hannah Jones with 12,
Katelyn Parkey with 11, Mikah Clark with 10, Randi Mammen with 9,
Hallee Jones with 6, Erin Campbell and Emma Leamer with 4, Karson
Keithley with 3 and playing time for Maggie Leatherman, Jalynn
Reeter and Carly Gardner.
Unofficially, Chillicothe had 40 rebounds and
benefited from 23 Carrollton turnovers.
Hornets Cruise To District Win
The Chillicothe Hornets scored
the first 11 points in the game and never looked back in a
dominating 54-19 win over Carrollton in the opening round of Class 3
District 15 tournament in Richmond. Carrollton didn't score until
3:40 left in the first quarter. The Hornets led by double figures
most of the last three quarters.
Chillicothe Coach Tim Cool
said this was a team victory, with 8 players contributing to 14
assists, and the team pulling down 43 rebounds including 15
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Chillicothe Sophomore Cade Snyder had 12 of the team's 15 first
quarter points and finished the night with 19 points. Nate McKiddy
had 16, Brandon lamp and Ian Smith with 4, Jesse Miller and Austin
Morse with 3, Austin Sharp and Cody Evans with 2, Walker Graves with
1 and playing time for Mason Hayward, Adler Marshall, Zach Trout and
Chillicothe will play Lawson on Wednesday at 7:30.
Lawson beat Lexington 57-24. In the upper half the bracket: top seed
Higginsville beat Brookfield 64-31 and Richmond beat Trenton 62-47
Baker Gets 3rd Place Medal
Chillicothe Junior Aaron Baker finished his Junior wrestling
season with a 4th place medal, his third state medal in as many
years. Baker took 5th as a freshman and 6th as a sophomore, all at
132 pounds. Baker lost his third place match 9-0 to the same
wrestler who beat him in last year's quarterfinal match. Baker ends
the season at 46-7 on the year.
With the 4th place finish, Baker became just the
5th Hornet wrestler to win at least 3 medals at state. The only
Hornet to win 4 medals was Wyatt Pickering from 1996 through 1999.
Hornet Senior Matt Shaffer lost in the second
round of wrestlebacks and did not place. He ended the season at
team standings, Chillicothe earned 19 points and finished in a tie
for 22nd place out of 46 teams.
Lady Hornets Survive Cameron Senior Night
Chillicothe shook off a lackluster 3rd
quarter and hung on to beat Cameron 53-46 in a Girls
Conference game at Cameron. Chillicothe used
steals and fast breaks to build a 38-24 lead at the half.
However, the Lady Hornets turned stone cold in the 3rd
quarter, scoring just one point the entire quarter but led by
6 at the end of the 3rd and went on to lead the entire 4th
Chillicothe was hampered by an abundance of
whistles, picking up 22 fouls in the game and Cameron with 17.
Chillicothe Coach Darrin Smith said that made it hard to get
into the flow of the game
Whitney Clampitt led Chillicothe with 18 points,
Katelyn Parkey with 9, Mikah Clark with 8, Hannah Jones with
7, Karson Keithley, Maggie Leatherman and Randi Mammen with 3
each, Hallee Jones with 2 and playing time for Erin Campbell
and Emma Leamer.
JV Lady Hornets Roll To Victory 2/20
The Chillicothe Junior Varsity girls beat Cameron
42-28. Randi Mammen had 10, Emma Leamer with 8, Erin Campbell
with 7, Carly Gardner with 5, Harlie Jones with 4, Jalynn
Reeter, Kristina Hamilton, Liberty Cox and Mary Grace Rice
with 2 each.