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Kirksville Blanks Hornets Tennis 4/25
      The Kirksville boys tennis team was too much for Chillicothe, with the Tigers beating the Hornets 9 - 0.
Chillicothe's closest matches were #5 singles Gunnar Young losing 4-8 and #6 singles Seth Bayte losing 5-8. Hornets Coach Bob Long said both Hornet players led momentarily but were unable to finish.
      Other singles scores for Chillicothe were Tyler Maasdam losing 1-8, Grahm Mayers losing 0-8, Noah Crowe losing 1-8 and Matt Callen losing 0-8.
      In varsity doubles, Maasdam and Mayers lost 1-8, Crowe and Young lost 0-8 and Bayte and Tyler Black lost 0-8.
      The Hornets Junior Varsity continues to shine with Tyler Black and Colten Johnson winning the lone JV match 8-1.
Due to rain in the forecast, the Midland Empire Conference tournament scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed until Friday the 24th in St Joseph.



Lafayette Beats Chillicothe Baseball 4/25
      Lafayette scored three runs in the first, third and sixth innings to beat Chillicothe 9-3 in MEC baseball at Shaffer Park.  Five of Lafayette's first six batters in the game reached base to build the early lead. A bases clearing triple in the third made the lead 6-0 for Lafayette. A two out rally made the score 9-0 heading into the 7th inning.
      Chillicothe scored off two walks, a single, an RBI pop out and a two RBI double in the seventh inning.
      Chillicothe used four pitchers that allowed nine runs, four earned, off six hits with six strike outs and 11 walks.
      Lafayette used three pitchers that allowed three earned runs off six hits with six strike outs and seven walks.

      Chillicothe hosts their own 8-teams tournament on Thursday, and finishes Saturday morning.


Gallatin Wins GRC Golf 4/25
      Gallatin had four players in the top ten and won the Grand River Conference Boys Golf Tournament with a 344. South Harrison was second with a 367. Trenton finished eighth out of ten teams with a 441.
      Gallatin's Logan Burns edged out teammate Jett Simmons by one stroke to take medalist honors with an 82. Trenton's Lathan Croy finished in fourth place with an 86.
       Mozingo Lake Golf Course in Maryville hosted the Grand River Conference tournament.

Lady Hornets Soccer Falls in PK 4/24
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Soccer team lost a tough home match to St Joseph Bishop LeBlond 1-0 in penalty kicks. After a scoreless 90 minutes of regulation and two overtimes of five minutes each, the match went to penalty kicks with LeBlond scoring four kicks to Chillicothe's three.
      Coach Shannon Grable praised his defense, saying they executed a perfect game plan against one of the top scorers in the region, limiting her to only two shots on goal.
With the loss, Chillicothe falls to 8-4 on the season and 1-2 in conference play.
     In the Junior Varsity game Chillicothe beat LeBlond JV 5-0. Allison Ishmael had two goals and an assist, Julia Stimpson, Chloe Peery and Hallie Jones each scored a goal. Gabby Hapes and Emma Hille each had an assist.



Hornet Golfers 10th at LeBlond Tournament 4/24
The Chillicothe Hornets Golf Team shot a 443 on the St Joseph Country Club course to finish 10th in the 13-teams St Joseph Bishop LeBlond golf tournament. LeBlond won the team title with a 318, ten strokes better than runner up St Pius X. LeBlond also had the medalist in Brooks Jungbluth who shot an even par 71.
     Chillicothe was led by Hayden Montgomery with a 93, Colby Gillespie shot a 106, his best round of the season so far, CJ Williams shot a 116, Spencer Shira a 128 and Dalton Ripley a 134.

Area High School Results from Monday 4/24

      Trenton's Hunter Dugan scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat North Andrew 15-14 in baseball. North Andrew had 16 hits to Trenton's 13 base hits. Both teams each used four pitchers in the game.
     Trenton's boys tennis team lost a close meet at Kirksville four matches to five.
     The Polo boys and Lawson girls teams won the Lawson Invitational with Trenton 2nd in both division and Braymer girls 4th with Braymer boys 7th
     Area boys gold medal winners included Trenton's Jaden Whitney in men's discus and shot put, Brian Ewing in the 100, 200 and 400,  Matthew Sibbit in the 300 hurdles
     Area girls golf medal winners included Braymer's Kelsey Stone in the long jump, Jasmine Taylor in the 100, 200 and 400,  Trenton's 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay teams



Snyder Commits to Play Basketball Next Season 4/24
According to a twitter post from Coach Michael Cook, Chillicothe high school graduate Cade Snyder has committed to play basketball next season at Fort Scott Community College. Snyder red-shirted last year at Mineral Area Community College after a knee injury.
    This past year, Fort Scott finished the season with a record of 20 and 12, losing in the Region 6 Division 2 semi-finals.

CHS Track Teams Finish Second 4/21
     The Chillicothe boys and girls track teams both took second in the team standings in the Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Classic. The finishes did win the combined points trophy. The Hornet Boys were 8 points behind Richmond. Earlier in the day Walker Graves and Brett Shaffer each competed in the KU relays, and could not compete in some events at Excelsior Springs in which they normally place high in the standings.
Hornet Boys individual event finishes:
     Walker Graves was 1st in Shot Put
     Jack Willard on the pole vault
     Brett Shaffer was 1st in 200
     4x400 relay team was 1st
     Isaak Rasche was 1st in the 400, 2nd in the 200  and 7th in the 100
     Jon Burk was 2nd in High Jump, 3rd in triple jump and 7th in Long Jump
     Jacob Anderson was 3rd in the 400 and 3rd in Long Jump
     Jake Chapman was 3rd in pole vault
     4x100 relay team took 3rd
     Isaih Kille was 5th in the 110 hurdles and 8th in the 300 hurdles
     Kaleb Mullikin was 5th in triple jump
     4x200 relay team was 5th
     William Perry was 6th in the 1600 and 7th in the 800
     Cade Koehly was 6th in Discus
     4x800 relay team was 7th
     Luke Hopper was 7th in Shot Put
     Ethan Corbin was 8th in the 800

     Luke Hopper was 8th in Javelin  
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets finished second, 13 points behind first place Excelsior Springs.
     Kylee Larson was 1st in the 300 hurdles and 6th in the 100 hurdles
     Molly Jones and Kennedy Corzette tied for 1st in the pole vault.
4x400 relay team was 1st
Jordan Hibner was 2nd in the 400 and 3rd in the Long Jump

     Jylian Davis was 3rd in the Discus
     Lydia Anderson was 4th in the 300 hurdles
     4x800 relay team was 4th
     Carly Beebe was 5th in the 3200 and 6th in the 1600

     Hunter Keithley was 6th in the 800 and 7th in the Long Jump

     Molly Jones was 6th in Javelin
     Montana Hall was 6th in the shot put
     4x200 relay team was 6th
     Maya Snyder was 6th in the triple jump
     Abby Jones was 7th in the shot put and 8th in the discus
     4x100 relay team was 7th
     Kennedy Corzette was 7th in the triple jump
     Lucy Gaston was 8the in the High Jump
     Emma Burk was 8th in the 800


Shaffer and Graves Compete in KU Relays 4/21
Chillicothe Seniors Brett Shaffer and Walker Graves spent Friday morning competed in the KU relays

     Shaffer finished an impressive 2nd place in the 300 hurdles out of 32 competitors from all sizes of schools in multiple states, running in a time of 39.27 roughly a half a second behind the winner from Olathe South High School in Kansas and finished one-hundredth of a second ahead of the third place runner.
     Graves finished 13th out of 24 competitors in the Discus, throwing a distance of 149' 6"

     Hamilton's Derek Dixon finished 25th out of 32 in the 800 run


Trenton Girls win Brookfield Relays 4/21
      The Trenton girls track team won the Brookfield relays, beating second place Marceline bt 5 points. Brookfield was  5th, Northwestern 12th, Milan 15th and Linn County 16th
      Finishing first for Trenton was Krisi Ewing in the 100, 200 and  400
     Palmyra won the boys team title, Marceline was 2nd, Brookfield 3rd, Trenton 10th, Linn County 12th, and Northwestern 14th.
     Finishing first for Brookfield was Tanner Wallace in the pole vault, Jeremy Williams in the Javelin, the 4x200 relay
     Finishing first for Linn County was Caleb Schreiner in the 100 hurdles
     Finishing first for Trenton was Brian Ewing in the 200


Lady Hornets Soccer Wins Road Game 4/21
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Soccer team picked up another shut-out win, beating Kirksville on the road 1-0. Harlie Jones had the goal with Kennedie Kieffer picking up her 7th shut out of the year. The Junior Varsity lady Hornets also won 1-0 with Julia Stimpson getting the goal and Caitlyn Cothern earning her fourth shut out.

Cameron Wins Hornets Golf Tournament 4/20
     Trenton's  Lathan Croy and the Cameron team won the annual Chillicothe Hornets Golf Tournament. Croy shot a 76 on the Green Hills Course to win the medalist honors by 2 strokes. Chillicothe's Hayden Montgomery shot an 82 and finished in 7th place.
      Cameron shot a 333 to beat Second Place South Harrison by 4 strokes. Chillicothe finished with a 442, good for 13th place in the 14-team tournament. In other area team scores, Hamilton was 6th, Trenton 7th and Brookfield 9th.
       In addition to Montgomery's 82, Chillicothe had a 116 from Colby Gillespie, a 118 from C.J. Williams and a 126 from Dalton Ripley.

Chillicothe Tennis improves in Loss 4/20
Chillicothe Hornets boys tennis team picked up one doubles win and two singles wins in a 3-6 home loss to Savannah. Chillicothe's #2 doubles team of Tyler Maasdam and Seth Bayte pulled away from a close doubles match for an 8-5 win. In singles matches Maasdam won 8-5 and Bayte won 8-4.
     In one singles match, Tyler Black and Spencer Maasdam won 6-0.

Rest Leads To Hornets Baseball Win 4/20
After five games in a five day stretch, a day off helped the Hornets baseball team to a 10-0 win over Cameron in five innings in the 7th place game of the Pony Express Tournament.
     Lafayette beat Savannah for the championship 9-5 Benton beat LeBlond 6-3 for third and Maryville beat Park Hill JV 12-7 to win the consolation game.


Kille Signs with Missouri Valley College 4/19
       Another member of Chillicothe's Conference Champion Football Team has signed to continue playing football at the next level. Second Team Coaches All State Running Back Josh Kille will be a member of the Missouri Valley College football team in Marshall next season.
      Kille said he is excited for the opportunity.
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     Kille said he liked how the Missouri Valley Coaches hold themselves accountable in a loss, and how they give credit in a win.
     Kille's High School Coach, Phil Willard, said Josh is the total package
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     Willard, who played for Missouri Valley himself, said Kille benefits from great leg and upper body strength,
     Kille set the school season record in touchdowns and rushing touchdowns for a season, and was the first Hornets running back in 108 years to score six rushing touchdowns in a single game, tying a school record.
     He is 4th in career touchdowns, 6th in single game rushing yards and 8th in career rushing yards.

Montgomery Earns All Conference in Golf 4/19
Chillicothe Hornets #1 Golfer Hayden Montgomery shot an 89 on the Par 72 Mozingo Golf Course in Maryville to finish 10th in the Midland Empire Conference Golf Tournament and earn All-Conference honors. Montgomery shot a 43 and a 46 for his score of 89 A Bishop LeBlond golfer shot a 75 for medalist honors, seven strokes better than the second place golfer from Smithville.
      LeBlond won the team title with a 350, beating second place Cameron by 6 strokes. Chillicothe shot a 442 for sixth place, beating Benton and Lafayette.
      In addition to Montgomery's 89, Spencer Shira shot a 105, C. J. Williams shot a 120, Colby Gillespie a 128 and Keagan Valbracht a 147.


Hornet Boys Track Team Wins at Cameron 4/18
      The Chillicothe Hornets Boys Track Team easily won the 14-team Cameron Invitational with 143 points. Lathrop was second with 109 points. Hamilton finished 8th and Trenton 11th. Individually for the Chillicothe Boys:
      Brett Shaffer took first in the 110 hurdles, in the 300 hurdles and in the 200 dash
       Walker Graves took first in the shot put, first in the discus and fourth in the Javelin

      William Perry was first in the 1600 and seventh in the 800
       4x400 relay team took first

       Isaak Rasche was second in the 400, third in the 200 and eighth in the 100
      Jake Chapman was second in the pole vault
      Luke Hopper was third in the discus
      Jon Burk was third in the high jump, sixth in the long jump

      Austin Brown was 4th in the 100 dash

       4x100 relay team took 4th

       Isaih Kille was fifth in the 110 hurdles and eighth in the 300 hurdles

      4x200 relay team took 6th
      Logan Asher was sixth in the 3200
      Jacob Anderson was seventh in the 400 and seventh in the long jump

      Kaleb Mullikin was seventh in the triple jump
       4x800 relay team was eighth.


Lady Hornets Fourth at Cameron Meet 4/18
      The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Track Team finished 4th at the Cameron invitational with 79.9 points. Lathrop was first and Trenton second in the 14 team meet. Individually for the Chillicothe girls:
      Molly Jones tied for first in the Pole Vault and was eighth in the Javelin

      Kylee Larson was third in the 100 hurdles and in the 300 hurdles
      Jordan Hibner was third in the 400 and fourth in the long jump
      Hunter Keithley was third in the 800

      4x800 relay team was third

      4x400 relay team was fourth
      Maya Snyder was fourth in the triple jump
      Jylian Davis was fourth in the discus
      Kennedy Corzette was fourth in the pole vault
      4x100 relay team was fifth
      Carly Beebe was fifth in the 1600 and in the 3200
      Lucy Gaston tied for seventh in the high jump
      Emma Burk was eighth in the 800
      4x200 relay team was eighth
      Lydia Anderson was eighth in the 300 hurdles

Trenton Golfers Edge Hornets 4/18

     Chillicothe Hornet Senior Golfer Hayden Montgomery took medalist honors for the third time in four matches, the latest coming at Tuesday's meet at Trenton. Montgomery fired a three over par round of 37 to take medalist honors, but the team victory went to Trenton by a score of 199 to Chillicothe's 207. In addition to Montgomery's 37, Colby Gillespie had a 51, Spender Shira a 59, C. J. Williams a 60 and Keagan Valbracht a 63.
     Trenton's varsity was led by Lathan Croy with a 40, Max McNabb a 49, Mason Owen a 52, Gavin Roeder a 58 and Lucas Clark a 63.
    Chillicothe Junior Varsity golfers were led by Dalton Ripley with a 57, Spender Riddle a 64, Carter Allen a 66, Benten Saale a 67, Ethan Gabrielson a 69 and Wes Hurtgen a 70.

Trenton Downs Hornets Tennis 4/18

      Chillicothe's Boys Tennis team picked up one individual win in an 8-1 loss at Trenton. The Hornets #1 singles player Tyler Maasdam won three of the last four games to beat Kade Ockenfels 8 to 4. Grahm Mayers lost 1-8, Noah Crowe lost 1-8, Matt Callen battled but came up just short 7-9 and Seth Bayte lost 4-8.
     In doubles matches, Mayers and Crow lost 0-8, Maasdam and Bayte lost 4-8 and Callen and Young led most of their doubles math but lost in the tiebreaker, 8-9 and losing the tiebreaker 2-7.
    The Hornets Junior Varsity once again had a successful evening with singles wins from Tyler Black and Colten Johnson and doubles wins from Gavin Sampsel and Alex Walker and Tucker Hathcock and Michael Sandefer



Lady Hornets Soccer Loses at Maryville 4/18
The Chillicothe Girls Soccer team scored in the first minute, but ran into trouble after that in a 6-1 loss at Maryville. The Hornets Harlie Jones scored 21 seconds into the match off a Sarah Graves assist for their only goal. Chillicothe Coach Shannon Grable stated his team didn't play their game and "got punished."
    The Junior Varsity Chillicothe girls soccer team also lost 2-0. Next up for Lady Hornets Soccer is at Kirksville on Friday.



Monster Sixth Inning Costs Hornets 4/18
The Park Hill Junior Varsity baseball team blew open a close game with an 11-run sixth inning to beat Chillicothe 15 to 6 in the consolation semifinals of the Pony Express Tournament. Chillicothe was leading 5 to 4 prior to the top of the sixth inning.
    Chillicothe had trouble throwing strikes in the 6th inning, giving up 11 walks including one intentional, plus a double and three singles. In total for the game, Chillicothe issued 15 walks with eight strike outs and allowed 15 runs, 13 earned, off nine hits.