Kirksville Blanks Hornets Tennis
The Kirksville boys tennis team
was too much for Chillicothe, with the Tigers beating the Hornets 9
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4x400 relay team was 1st
Jordan Hibner was 2nd in the 400 and 3rd in the Long Jump
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
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
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
Chillicothe Seniors Brett Shaffer and Walker Graves
spent Friday morning competed in the KU relays
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"
Derek Dixon finished 25th out of 32 in the 800 run
Trenton Girls win Brookfield Relays
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
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
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
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
Cameron Wins Hornets Golf Tournament
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
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
Rest Leads To Hornets Baseball Win
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
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
Kille's High School Coach, Phil Willard, said Josh is
the total package
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
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
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
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
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
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
relay team took 6th
Logan Asher was sixth in the 3200
Jacob Anderson was seventh in the 400 and seventh
in the long jump
Mullikin was seventh in the triple jump
4x800 relay team was eighth.
Lady Hornets Fourth at Cameron Meet
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
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
relay team was third
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
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
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
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
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
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
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