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Local Softball All Star Team Does Well
A local all-star 10 and under girls softball team 4th out of 32 teams in the Heartland World Series Tournament in Lee's Summit. In pool play, Chillicothe beat the Strikes 5-3 with 2 singles from Mollie Ellis and Kinlei Boley getting the win on the mound with 9 strikeouts. Chillicothe beat Wellsville 10-0 with 2 hits each for Mika Hibner, Kinlei Boley, Mallory Dennis, Breanna Pithan and Millie Ellis. Mallory Dennis had the win on the mound with 5 strike outs; Chillicothe beat Blue Springs Bullets 4-0 with doubles for Pithan and Dennis. Boley picked up the win with 6 strike outs. Chillicothe beat High Octane 4-3 to go unbeaten in pool play.
     In bracket play Chillicothe beat NKC Fire 4-3 with Mika Hibner and Mallory Dennis with singles and Kinlei Boley getting the win on the mound with 9 strike outs. Chillicothe suffered a 13-0 loss to eventual champions the Pumas, bounced back to beat the Marceline Gold thunder 2-1 with Boley striking out 19 in the game, and lost in a rematch with the NKC Fire 8-1.
     The team was coached by Keith Dennis, Ricky Boley and Mike Hibner.

A Pair of Tims Coach McKiddy and Mavericks to Success
     A Missouri all-star high school basketball team coached by two Chillicothe High School Coaches recently performed well in a large multi-state tournament in Texas. Chillicothe Hornet coaches Tim Cool and Tim Cunningham spent the summer coaching the Missouri Mavericks team that includes Chillicothe Junior Nate McKiddy.
     After winning a Kansas City Area tournament, the Mavericks traveled to Dallas, Texas for a multi-state tournament where they finished 2nd in pool play with a triple overtime win, a 14 point come from behind win and one overtime loss. In bracket play they won their first game by 10 points before losing to a team from Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Mavericks finished in the top 25 out of 108 varsity level high school teams.

Dead Week for High School Sports
     High school athletes in Chillicothe and across the state are enjoying a week of rest this week, commonly referred to as "dead week", a seven day period of rest between the end of summer camps and summer leagues and the start of fall sports practices on August 4th. During the period, athletes are not permitted to take part in any camps or organized workouts and are not permitted organized contact with the coaching staff.

Mudcats Season Ends
     A Brutal heartbreaking walk off loss ended the Chillicothe Mudcats 20-14 with a 3-2 road loss at Clarinda. With the winning run on 3rd base for the A's, Derringer Huff came into pitch in the bottom of the 9th. his first pitch was over the head of the catcher, allowing Clarinda to score the winning run. On an up note, Jared Hahn for the Mudcats had his first home run of the year. the Mudcats used their entire bullpen during the game. The Mudcats finish 29-18 overall and 20-14 in MINK league play.

Hornets 2nd in Home Football Tournament 
The Chillicothe Hornets football team finished second in their own nine team 7 on 7 passing league tournament. The Hornets beat South Harrison and St Joseph LeBlond in pool play, leaving them the second seed in the tournament portion of the event.
     Chillicothe then beat Lathrop in the quarterfinals and Trenton in the semi-finals. In the Championship showdown, the Hornets came up just short, losing to top seed St Joseph Lafayette 16-12.

AA Cardinals Post Season Ends  7/21
      The Chillicothe American Legion Post 25 AA Cardinals post season came to an end in a 16-0 loss to Washington in five innings. The Cardinals manages just four hits and committed seven errors. Washington had 16 runs, 9 earned, off 12 hits including a home run, a triple and three doubles.


AAA Cardinals Season Ends 7/18
     Trenton put 5 runs on the board in the bottom of the 5th and went on to beat the Post 25 AAA Cardinals 7 to 4 in a district game. Chillicothe scored one in the top of the first but gave up two in the fourth and five in the fifth. The Cardinals tried to come back with three in the eighth but couldn't get any closer.
     Derek Hussey took the loss, one of four pitchers used by the Cardinals that gave up 7 earned runs on 7 hits with 7 walks and 6 strike outs. At the plate, Logan O'Dell had three singles while Hussey, Wade Phillips,  Cal Toedebusch, Steven Cooper and Dylan Clark all had one single each.