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Hornets Basketball Beats Macon, now 6-1 12/13

     Chillicothe scored the first basket of the game and led the entire game in a 62-46 boys basketball win at Macon. Chillicothe used their inside game to overpower the Macon Tigers, building a 27-14 lead at halftime.
     Coach Tim Cool talks says Chillicothe's physical style of play helped with the win.
          <Audio: Tim Cool>
     Chillicothe was led by Adler Marshall with 15 points, Jonathan Burk had 12 points off the bench, Westley Brandsgaard with 11, Jack Willard and Walker Graves with 6 points each, CJ Pfaff and Konner Sewell with 5 points each, Hayden Montgomery with 2 points and playing time for Isaiah Boon, Hunter Swift, Peyton Forck and William Perry. Chillicothe is now 6-1 and hosts Kirksville on next Tuesday

Lady Hornets Struggles Continue

     The Chillicothe Lady Hornets had 22 points from Hunter Keithley but lost to Macon 58-43 on the road. The Lady Hornets had problems early with the Macon press and also had problems against Macon's physical zone defense.
     Coach Darren Smith said his team's early struggles were tough to overcome.
           <Audio: Darren Smith>
     Chillicothe had 8 points from Maggie Pfaff, 5 from Jordan Hibner, 3 from Harley Jones and Maddi Graham, 2 from Liberty Cox and playing time for Kennedie Kieffer, Catey Trout, Laney Gaston and Magy Thomas.

Hornet Wrestlers go 1-2 in tough Odessa Quad
Chillicothe wrestlers beat Richmond 54-15, lost to Cameron 28-39 and lost to host Odessa 18-54 in a wrestling Quad meet.
Individually for Chillicothe:

106 Sheldon Rader won against Richmond 5-4, lost to Cameron 6-9 and had a bye vs Odessa
113 Conner Keithley had a bye vs Richmond lost to Cameron by pin and beat Odessa 10-6

120 Ryan Panholzer had a bye against Richmond, lost to Cameron by pin and lost to Odessa by pin
126 Zackary Boyles lost all three matches by pin
132 Colton Sewell lost to Richmond by technical fall, beat Cameron 6-0 and lost to Odessa 5-3

138 Lavery Jones had a bye against Richmond, beat Cameron  13-1 and lost to Odessa by pin
145 Kaleb Mullikin had a bye against Richmond, lost to Cameron by pin and lost to Odessa by pin
152 Dawson Wheeler had a bye against Richmond lost to Cameron 7-6 and lost to Odessa by pin
160 Deon Reynolds had a bye against Richmond and lost by pin to Cameron and Odessa

170 Isaac Washburn lost to Richmond 16-2, beat Cameron by pin and beat Odessa by pin
182 Kayde Burton had a bye against Richmond and Cameron and beat Odessa 7-6

195 Matthew Callen beat Richmond 3-2, beat Cameron 10-5 and lost to Odessa 10-4

220 Erek Brose had a bye against Richmond, beat Cameron by pin and lost to Odessa by pin

Chillicothe was open at 285 pounds

In Exhibition matches for Chillicothe against Cameron: Landen Caselman lost by pin, Rudy Yutzy lost by pin, Donald McCracken won by pin, Isaih Kille won 7-3, Trey Topton lost by pin, Aidriaan Carden won by pin and Cody Kennebeck won 9-8
In one exhibition match for Chillicothe against Odessa, Cody Kennebeck lost by pin


Basketball Scores from Area Schools Tuesday Games 12/13
Linn County girls 50, Meadville 46

Meadville Boys 73, Linn County 64

Trenton Girls 56, Princeton 23

Trenton boys 64, Princeton 61
Braymer girls 57, Pattonsburg 31

Pattonsburg boys 76, Braymer 53

Osborn Girls 53, Tri-County 25

Tri-County boys 62, Osborn 57

Grundy County girls 67, Winston 43

Winston boys 61, Grundy County 34

Gallatin Girls 61, Putnam County 30

Putnam County boys 74, Gallatin 65
Hardin Central girls 63, Keytesville 22

Keytesville boys 60, Hardin Central 40

Milan girls 49, Polo 45
Milan boys 77, Polo 62

Macon County girls 85, Northwestern 73

St Paul's Lutheran boys 51, Carrollton 50
Lafayette Girls 40, Hamilton 37

Mid Buchanan girls 70, Maryville 54

Benton boys 46, Savannah 35

Hornets Basketball Wins Again
    Excelsior Springs scored the first basket right after tip off, but after that it was all Chillicothe in a 55-37 Hornets Basketball win at Excelsior Springs. Chillicothe build a double digit lead right before half and led by as many as 20 points several times in the 4th quarter.
Hornets Coach Tim Cool said the inside game worked well with Adler Marshall and Walker Graves
           <Audio: Coach Tim Cool>
      Chillicothe was led by Westley Brandsgaard with 14 points, Walker Graves with 13 points and 12 rebounds, Adler Marshall with 12 points, Konner Sewell with 8, Hayden Montgomery with 4, CJ Pfaff and Jonathan Burk with 2 each and playing time for Jack Willard, Isaiah Boon, Hunter Swift, Hayden Simmer and Mason Baxter.
      Chillicothe improves to 5-1 while Excelsior Springs falls to 1-5 on the season.

Hornets 9th and JV beat the Tigers
Chillicothe made it a sweep of the three game series at Excelsior Springs with wins by the Junior Varsity and 9th Grade Hornet teams. The Junior Varsity won 37 to 17 led by Peyton Forck with 14, Matthew Anthony ith 7, Hayden Simmer with 6, William Perry with 4 and Hunter Swift, Michael Riddle and Matthew Smith with 2 each.
     The Chillicothe 9th grade team won 53-33 over Excelsior Springs with Hayden Simmer picking up 11 points, Mason Baxter with 10, Carter Allen with 9, Eli Cross with 7, Dalton Ripley and Seth Hansen with 6 points each, Myles Cobb and Landon Swift with 2 each.

CMS 8th Grade Basketball Results 12/12
     The Chillicothe 8th grade girls basketball team improved to 11-1 on the season with a 33-27 win over Carrollton. Selby Miller had 13 points for Chillicothe, Sophia Luetticke with 8, Halle Rucker and Clara Leamer with 6 each
     The Chillicothe 8th grade boys basketball team lost to Carrollton 30-15. Damarcus Kelow had 6, Brock Ward with 5, Quentin Cranmer and Chace Corbin with 3 each.

Area Scores from Monday Games
North Harrison girls over Newtown Harris 58-28
North Harrison boys over Newtown Harris 73-42

Tina Avalon girls over Meadville 48-42

Meadville boys over Tina Avalon 49-18

Gallatin girls over Lathrop 45-25
Lathrop Boys over Gallatin 57-48
Northwestern of Mendon girls over Linn County 49-43

Linn County boys over Northwestern of Mendon 85-73

Slater girls over Brunswick 75-31

Slater boys over Brunswick 72-46

Benton girls over Savannah 62-35

Miller Wins High Jump in College Meet
A former Chillicothe High School Graduate made a big mark in his first collegiate Track and Field meet. Former two time state high jump champion Jesse Lee Miller, a redshirt freshman at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, won the High Jump event in the Pittsburg State Crimson and Gold Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Miller cleared 6' 10.75" in the high jump which is an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark. The height ties him for 8th all time at UCM. The height would have been the top mark in the entire MIAA Conference last year.


Assistant Football Coach Staton Retires 12/11
     A long-time Chillicothe assistant football coach has announced his retirement. Linesman coach Jeff Staton announced on social media that he is "hanging up the whistle".
     Staton started as defensive line coach in 1994 under then coach Bob Fairchild and has coached linemen through this season.
Included in his retirement post he stated he was very proud to say he had no regrets and that the opportunity to coach his son Trace, a senior this year, was a dream come true.
      Staton was a linemen in his high school playing days and was a member of the 1985 Hornets State Championship football team.

CMS 7th Grade Boys Basketball Wins
     The Chillicothe 7th grade boys basketball team beat Cameron 43-32 in the Cameron Tournament. Chillicothe was led by Wyatt Brandsgaard with 24 points, Cayden Potter with 7, Griff Bonderer 5, Sam Reeter 3, Landon Winder and Carter Crawford with 2 each. The Chillicothe 7th grade Boys and Girls teams will both play for the tournament championship Saturday with the Girls at 11:00am and Boys at 12:00pm in Cameron

Area Basketball Scores from Friday game

Southwest Livingston County girls over Northwestern of Mendton 71-30
Southwest Livingston County boys over Northwestern of Mendon 67-63

Tina Avalon girls over Keytesville 43-14
Keytesville over Tina Avalon boys 77-39


Gilman City Girls over Pattonsburg 37-31
Pattonsburg Boys over Gilman City 62-43


Schuyler County Girls over Milan 50-40
Milan Boys over Schuyler County 64-21

Harrisonville boys over St Joe Benton 52-41


Stanberry Girls over LeBlond 67-16

LeBlond boys over Stanberry 68-27


Maryville boys over Worth County 56-36


Trenton Late Run Beats Lady Hornets 12/8
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs Basketball team finished their basketball game with Chillicothe on a 9-1 run to beat the Lady Hornets 46 to 40. Trenton hit a trey with 2:40 left in the game to take a one point lead, then hit 6 free throws to Chillicothe's 1 for the win.
      Hornets Coach Darren Smith said his team is still learning how to finish out a game.
           <Audio: Darren Smith>
      Chillicothe led the entire first half and half of the third quarter. Chillicothe failed to hit any of their four attempts from behind the three point arch in the 4th quarter after making 8 in the first three quarters.

      Unofficially Chillicothe was led by Hunter Keithley with 17 points, Harlie Jones with 9, Kennedie Kieffer with 5, Maggie Pfaff with 4, Jordan Hibner with 3, Catey Trout with 2 and playing time for Liberty Cox, Laney Gaston and Maddi Graham.

Big 4th quarter Helps Hornets to Victory
Chillicothe outscored Trenton 18 to 4 to beat the Bulldogs basketball team 42 to 26. Chillicothe held Trenton scoreless for over seven and a half minutes in the third and fourth quarters as part of a 16-0 run after being down by four points in the third quarter.
      Coach Tim Cool said in the fourth quarter his team did better against the Trenton zone defense
           <Audio: Tim Cool>
     Unofficially Chillicothe was led by Westley Brandsgaard with 13 points, Adler Marshall with 12, Walker Graves with 8, Jack Willard with 5, CJ Pfaff and Konner Sewell with 2 each and playing time for Jonathan Burk, Hayden Montgomery and Isaiah Boon.

Chillicothe 9th Grade Split Doubleheader

     The Chillicothe 9th grade basketball teams split a doubleheader with Mid-Buchanan. The Chillicothe girls lost 27-26 in a back and forth game. Chillicothe was led by Brooke Horton with 8, Maya Snyder with 7, Kaylee Munson with 6, Ella Leamer with 5 and playing time for Courtney Jessen, Montana Plattner and Malloree Summers.
      The 9th grade Hornet boys team beat Mid-Buchanan 50-47 in overtime after trailing by one point at the end of the third quarter. For the 9th Grade Hornets, Hayden Simmer had 15 points, Mason Baxter had 14, Dalton Ripley with 8, Eli Cross with 6, Carter Allen 5, Seth Hansen and Miles Cobb each with 1 and playing time for Tucker Burtch, Josh Watterson and Landon Swift.


Chillicothe JV Basketball drops Doubleheader 12/6

     The Chillicothe Junior Varsity dropped a basketball doubleheader to Macon. The Macon girls beat Chillicothe 45 to 29. Chillicothe was led by 8 points from Magy Thomas, Ella Leamer with 6, Kiley Kirkpatrick and Josie Reeter with 5 each, Montana Hall with 4, Maya Snyder with 1 and playing time for Courtney Jessen, Montana Plattner and Malloree Summers.

    The Macon Boys also beat Chillicothe 36 to 25, The Hornets were led by Hunter Swift with 10, Peyton Forck and William Perry with 5 each, Matthew Anthony with 3 and Matthew Smith with 2 plus playing time for Hunter Rader, Hayden Simmer, Julius Humphrey, Bradley Riley, Michael Riddle and Gareth Greener.


Area Basketball Scores from Tuesday Games 12/6
Southwest Livingston County girls 59, Winston 15. Southwest's Kortlyn Rounkles had 29 points, 8 assists and 7 steals

Winston Boys 59, Southwest Livingston County 39

Meadville girls 62, Atlanta 59 in overtime

Meadville boys 73, Atlanta 40

Northwestern of Mendon girls 47, Breckenridge 34

Northwestern of Mendon boys 73, Atlanta 40

Braymer girls 67, South Harrison 35

South Harrison boys 72, Braymer 70

Trenton girls 71, Marceline 42

Trenton boys 45, Marceline 41

Gallatin girls 46, North Andrew 42

North Andrew boys 80, Gallatin 61

Tri-County girls 38, Pattonsburg 27

Pattonsburg boys 75, Tri-County 30

Scotland County girls 61, Milan 27

Milan boys 62, Scotland County 54

St Joseph LeBlond girls 39, St Joseph Christian 33

St Joseph LeBlond boys 53, St Joseph Christian 45

Holden girls 58, Carrollton 34

Carrollton boys 43, Holden 33

9th Grade Hornets Lose Close Game 
The Kirksville Tigers edged out the Chillicothe 9th grade boys basketball team in a 37-34 Tigers victory. Hayden Simmer led Chillicothe with 16 points, Eli Cross with 6, Mason Baxter and Carter Allen with 5 each and Landon Swift had 2. Playing time for Julian Flemming, Tucker Burtch, Dalton Ripley, Seth Hanson and Myles Cobb


8th Grade Basketball Splits with Maryville  12/5
The Chillicothe 8th grade Lady Hornets basketball team beat Maryville 32-17. Sophia Luetticke had 11 points, Selby Miller and Quincy Jessen both with 7, Halle  Rucker with 4, Clara Leamer with 2, Kadence Shippers with 1 plus playing time for Danielle Martin and Abby Burton.
     The Chillicothe 8th grade Hornets lost to Maryville 37-34 after struggling in the third quarter. Chillicothe was led by Damarcus Kelow  with 11 points, Brock Ward with 7, Gage Leamer with 5, Kyle Young with 5, Chace Corbin with 5 and Quentin Cranmer with 1. Coach Doug French said he liked the inside play from Kelow and Ward and said it was nice to get some outside scoring from his guards, stating Young had a couple of three point shots that just rimmed out.

Area Basketball Scores from Monday Games
Southwest Livingston County girls over Hardin-Central 66-36
Southwest Livingston County boys over Hardin-Central 69-49
Winston girls over Breckenridge 47-26
Winston boys over Breckenridge 47-28
In the Higginsville tournament, Brookfield girls over Lexington 55-54

Hornet Wrestlers 2nd at Pleasant Hill
      The Chillicothe Hornet Wrestling team finished 2nd out of 25 teams in the Pleasant Hill Tournament. Kirksville won the team title with 530.5 points with Chillicothe 2nd with 497 points. Two wrestlers competed at Chillicothe JV and tied for 20th place.

      Individually for the Chillicothe varsity: Taking 2nd place were Connor Keithley at 113, Lavery Jones at 138 and Kayde Burton at 183. Taking 4th was Colton Sewell at 132, taking 5th was Zach Boyles at 126, finishing 6th were Sheldon Rader at 106 and Isaac Washburn at 170, finishing 7th were Dawson Wheeler at 152 and Erek Brose at 220, taking 8th was Ryan Panholzer at 170, taking 9th was Kaleb Mulliken at 145, taking 10th was Matthew Callen at 195 and taking 11th was Deon Reynolds at 160

      Wrestling as the Chillicothe JV were Isiah Kille 12th at 170 and Aidriaan Carden 9th at 182


Hornets Basketball 2nd at Savannah  12/4
      The Chillicothe Hornets battled back from a 20 point halftime deficit but came up just short in a 50-49 loss to Platte County in the Savannah Tournament Championship. Chillicothe trailed 35-15 at intermission but fought back to tie the game late in the 4th quarter. Hornets Coach Tim Cool was proud of his team's effort

           <Audio: Coach Tim Cool>
     Platte County hit a two point shot for the lead with 1 minute left. With 2 seconds left, Westley Brandsgaard was fouled and hit his first free throw. The second attempt bounced off the rim, into a teammate's hands but he missed a short shot at the buzzer.
     Brandsgaard finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds, Walker Graves had 9 points and 10 rebounds, CJ Pfaff scored 8, Jonathan Burk had 7, Adler Marshall with 4, Konner Sewell with 3 and playing time for Jack Willard and Hayden Montgomery.
     Brandsgaard and Hunter Keithley were named to the All Tournament Teams