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Cypert/Keithley Win Doubles Gold
Chillicothe Girls Tennis Doubles team of Hannah Cypert and Hunter Keithley won the Midland Empire Conference Doubles tournament championship. The team had a first round bye, beat a Savannah team 8-2, beat a LeBlond team 6-1 and 7-5 and beat a Benton team 4-6, 6-3 and 6-0 for the championship.
The team of Lauren Gregory and Hannah Zimmerman lost  their first round  match then battled back through the consolation side to finish 6th place out of 14 teams.
     In the singles bracket Gracy Reeter had a first round bye, beat a Benton player 8-2, beat a Savannah player 6-4, 6-4 then lost to the top seed from Maryville 4-6, 1-6 to finish 2nd. Macy Cavanah won her first match 8-1, lost to the eventual champion 2-6, 0-6 and lost to a Savannah player to finish 4th.


Jones 4th in MEC Golf Tournament
Chillicothe Freshman golfer Hallie Jones shot a 43 and 48 for a 93, good for 4th place in the Midland Empire Golf Tournament held in Maryville. The Lady Hornets team equaled their 5th place finish from last year. Maddi Lamp finished 11th with a 107, Hannah Haakonstad a 121, Jensen Simmer a 126 and Lexi Hargrave a 135. The team finished with a 447. Maryville won on their home course with a 372 and had the medalist with an 87.


Lady Hornets Tennis Win MEC Title
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets tennis team beat Maryville 6-3 to finish as unbeaten champions in the Midland Empire Conference. In doubles play Hannah Cypert and Hunter Keithley won 8-5, Gracy Reeter and Macy Cavanah won 8-2 and Lauren Gregory and Hannah Zimmerman won 8-2. In singles play Gracy Reeter lost 4-8, Hannah Cypert won 8-4, Hunter Keithley won 8-1, Macy Cavanah won 8-4, Lauren Gregory lost 6-8 and Hannah Zimmerman lost 7-9.
In Junior Varsity doubles play for Chillicothe, Faulkner and Lamp lost 6-7, Distler and McElwee won 7-6, May and Ishmael won 7-6, Bloss and Sisson lost 6-7 and Brady and Pohren won 6-2.


Hornets Cross Country in Benton Meet
      The Chillicothe Boys Cross Country team finished 3rd and the Girls team were 6th in a meet at Benton. In the Boys race, Gunnar Young finished 9th, Ben Hayen 17th, Jacob Parkes 24th, Peyton Forck 27th, Logan Asher 28th and Aaidrian Carden was 34th. In the JV race Eric Kleinschmidt was 1st and Colby Moody 2nd and in the 9th grade boys race Hayden Simmer was 2nd, Nathan Toole 10th and Kade Simmer 12th.
     In the Girls race Callaway Chapman was 9th, Elena Boon 23rd, Emma Burk 27th, Anna Shackleford 29th, Belle Showalter 36th and Emma Bernskoetter 47th. In the Girls JV race Mayanna Ward was 15th and Kiera Bosley was 18th.
Coach Tim Riekena said several Chillicothe runners dropped their time by a more than a minute from last year's race.

Softball Hands Smithville first MEC Loss
     Chillicothe Lady Hornets softball had a big first inning and went on to beat Smithville 9-5 in a conference home contest. Chillicothe put five runs on the board in the first and another one in the second. Smithville closed it to 6-5 in the top of the third but Chillicothe had one insurance run in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth.
     Chillicothe banged out 11 hits led by McKenna Poling with a triple and a double, Harlie Jones and Jylian Davis with two singles each, and one single for Abby Jones, Molly Jones, Maddi Graham, Jordan Hibner and Laney Gaston.
Jylian Davis had the win with Molly Jones finishing things off, the two combining to allow five runs, two earned, with six hits, two walks and three strike outs. Coach Mike Jones said his team hit the ball well but needs to tighten up their defense.


Brookfield downs Lady Hornets Golfers 9/20
Brookfield had two golfers tie for medalist honors and beat Chillicothe 208 to 220. Brookfield's Laken Sattman and Demi Downe had the low score of 45.  Chillicothe was led by Hallie Jones with a 46 including shooting par on holes 10, 16 and 17. Maddie Lamp had a 56, Jensen Simmer a 58, Hannah Haakonstad a 60 and Lexie Hargrave a 61. In two JV golfers, Riley Brobst shot a 47 and Kennasyn Johnson shot a 60



Kirksville Beat Chillicothe VB in close games 9/20
The Kirksville Lady Tigers volleyball team edged out Chillicothe in two close games 26-24 and 25-23. Chillicothe had Catey Trout with 3 points and 2 digs, Devin Dowell with 3 points including an ace, 2 kills, an assist and 4 digs, Elli Ross had 6 points with 3 aces, 9 assists and 6 digs. Kaylee Lewis had 2 service points, Kennedie Kieffer had a kill and a block, Kylee Larson had 7 points including 1 ace and 16 digs, Maggie Pfaff had a kill and a dig and Ruthie Vinson had 3 service points, 4 kills and 10 digs.
     The Junior Varsity won 25-21, 25-18 led by Maya Snyder with 3 kills and 3 digs. There was no 9th grade match.



Kirksville Downs Chillicothe Soccer 9/20

     The Kirksville Tigers scored three goals in the second half to beat Chillicothe Boys Soccer 3-0. Drew Toedebusch had an outstanding night in goal with 11 saves. Coach Tim Cunningham stated the team struggles continue in scoring and getting a consistent attack, He stated the guys competed like always but need to continue to improve.


Middle School Football Splits 9/20
      The Chillicothe Middle School football teams split games with Brookfield. The 8th grade boys lost 20-12. Chillicothe scored first on a pass play from Gage Leamer to Nick Heldenbrand for a 90 yard pass play. The conversion pass failed. Two Brookfield touchdowns made it a 14-6 game at halftime. The Brookfield team scored again in the second half for a 20-6 score but Chillicothe's Logan Distler scored on a reverse play. A two point conversion attempt was no good and an onside kick attempt failed
     The 7th grade Hornets football team picked up a 32-6 win over Brookfield. Cayden Potter had a 10 yard touchdown, Wyatt Brandsgaard scored a 15 yard touchdown in the 2nd and caught a Griffith Bonderer 20 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Brock Miller scored on a 5 yard run in the third quarter also. Bryce Dominique led the Hornet 7th grade ground game with a 100 yard rushing night and the defense was led by sacks from Carter Crawford and Isaiah Sprong.

Chillicothe Middle School Volleyball Wins

     The Chillicothe 8th grade volleyball program beat Bueker of Marshall. The A team won 25-14 and 25-15, led by Makayla Vance with 20 points, Selby Miller with 8 points and Clara Leamer with 6 points. The B team split with a 25-11 win and a 22-25 loss,  led by Abby Hecker with 14 points, Libby Washburn with 11 points
      The Chillicothe 7th grade volleyball program beat Marshall twice. The 7th grade A team lost 29-25, won 25-22 and 15-7 led by Jessica Reeter with 16 points, Reagan May and Anna Fisher with 6 points each. The 7th grade B team won 25-12 and 25-18 led by Alyssa Eckert with 12 points, Myra Englert and Cami Carpenter with 5 points each.

JV/9th Hornets Football Combine for Win
     A combined Junior Varsity and 9th grade Chillicothe football team won at St Joseph LeBlond 28 to 7. The JV team played the first half and one series of the 3rd quarter then the 9th grade players took the field. Chillicothe had a 1st quarter 33 yard touchdown run from Dawson Wheeler with Jaden Winder running the 2 point conversion. Just over two minutes later, Winder connected with Kam Ward for a 40 yard touchdown pass. Jamicin Carr's extra point was good.
     In the 2nd quarter Winder connected with Isaak Rasche for a 5 yard touchdown pass but the PAT was no good. Later in the 2nd quarter Deon Reynolds had an 11 yard touchdown run and Carr's kick was good.
Next week's scheduled JV game with Lafayette was canceled by the Irish, so the next JV game won't be until Oct 2nd against Savannah. Monday's 9th grade game with Lafayette is still scheduled.

LeBlond Soccer beats Hornets
     The State Ranked St Joseph LeBlond boys soccer team beat Chillicothe 3-0. Jon Chapman scored two unassisted goals in the first half, with Brooks Jungbluth scoring unassisted in the 2nd half. Chillicothe's Drew Toedebusch had 7 saves.
      Hornets coach Tim Cunningham said the Hornets fought hard and competed very well for the full 80 minutes. He called LeBlond a very talented team.
     LeBlond improves to 8-3 and Chillicothe is 6-5-1 but 2-1 in the MEC. There was no Junior Varsity match

Marshall Volleyball Beats Lady Hornets in 2 games
The Marshall girls volleyball team beat Chillicothe in straight games 25-23 and 25-15 in a match played at Marshall. Catey Trout had 4 points and a dig, Devin Dowell had an ace, two kills and a dig, Elli Ross had a point, 12 assists and one dig, Kennedie Kieffer had one kill, Kylee Larson had a point and nine digs, Lucy Gaston had a point, Maggie Pfaff had 5 kills and Ruthie Vinson had six points, five kills, a block and two digs.
The Junior Varsity won 25-10 and 25-15, led by Lainee Cowan with 5 digs and Lucy Gaston with 4 kills.
The 9th grade Volleyball team won 25-14 and 25-10

Softball Rained Out
     A mid day rain storm was too much to overcome in Hamilton and the Chillicothe at Penney High of Hamilton softball game was rained out. A make up date has not yet been scheduled.



GRC Girls Golf Tournament 9/19
The Gallatin Lady Bulldogs won the Grand River Conference Golf Championship with a 418. Stanberry was well behind in 2nd place with a 459 and Trenton was 3rd with a 485. Braymer 7th out of 9 teams with a 551.
      Trenton's Werthen Gass tied Kelli Lynch and Megan Cox both of Gallatin for medalist honors with all three shooting a 95, some 10 strokes better than the next closest competitor.

Tuesday Schedule for Chillicothe Varsity Sports 9/19
   On Tuesday's Chillicothe Sports Schedule:
Girls Golf vs Brookfield 4:00pm

Cross Country at Benton 4:00pm

Girls Tennis hosts Maryville 4:00pm

Boys Soccer at Kirksville 5:00pm

Girls Volleyball vs Kirksville 5:00pm

Softball vs Smithville 5:00pm

Lady Hornets Softball 4th in Tournament
     The Chillicothe Girls Softball team went 2 and 2 and finished 4th in their own tournament. In pool play, Chillicothe opened with a 7-3 win over Carrollton. Jylian Davis picked up the 5 inning win. The offense was led by a Maddi Graham Home Run, Libby Adkins with a triple and two singles and Abby Jones with a double.
      In the second game Excelsior Springs won 8-2 over Chillicothe with 12 hits in the game. Coach Mike  Jones said his team made too many errors against a team that was playing very well. The team had 8 singles, led by Molly Jones with two.
      In the final pool play game Chillicothe thumped Putnam County 12-5 in 5 innings. Chillicothe had 18 hits in the game led by two doubles and two singles  from Abby Jones and four singles from Harlie Jones and a double and two singles from Jylian Davis.
     In the third place game,  Penney of Hamilton won 2-0. Molly Jones went the distance allowing 2 runs, only one earned off six hits. Chillicothe was  held to four hits, with Jylian Davis getting two singles.


Hornets Win Homecoming Easily
     It wasn't perfect, but the Chillicothe Hornets football team cruised to a 42-8 homecoming win over St Joseph Bishop LeBlond.
The game started rough for Chillicothe when they lost a fumble on the first play of the game. Their defense held and the Hornets scored in a 10 play 87 yard drive with a Josh Kille 1 yard run, one of 4 touchdowns by the Senior Fullback. Kille scored on a 2 yard run later in the first for a 14-0 lead.
    In the second Brett Shaffer scored on a 1 yard run the Kille scored on a 1 yard run for a 28-0 halftime score. Kille scored again in the 3rd on a 20 yard run with Jack Willard scoring on an 18 yard run in the 4th for a 42-0 lead.
    LeBlond scored against the Hornet starters later in the 4th on a 17 yard pass play set up by a long kick off return.
    The Hornet ground game worked well with 50 carries for 378 yards rushing, led by Shaffer with 10 carries for 142 yards and Kille with 22 carries for 140 yards unofficially.
    The Hornets defense held LeBlond to negative yards rushing but allowed 130 yards passing

Area High School Football Scores Week 5
Midland Empire Conference

at Maryville 63, Cameron 0
at Savannah 53, Benton 0
at Smithville 35, Lafayette 0

Area Games

at Brookfield 49, Louisiana 2

Trenton 28, at Milan 8

Carrollton 28, at Knob Noster 6
Hamilton: Penney 52, Plattsburg 12

Gallatin 17, at South Harrison 6
Princeton 56, at Putnam County 14

at Marceline 48, Paris 0
at Polo 51, Maysville 12

8-Man Games

at Southwest Livingston County 52, Stewartsville 20

Norborne 52, at Braymer 32