Hornets Wrestlers Will Send 4 to
members of the Chillicothe Wrestling Team will be guaranteed a medal
at the State Wrestling championships and one is hoping that medal
will be gold.
After two days of wrestling. Chillicothe's 132
pound wrestler Chase Minnick qualified for the finals with a
2-0 quarterfinal win over a Fulton wrestler, then beat a St James
wrestler with a 41-4 record by a Major Decision of 12-2. Minnick
will take on a Monet wrestler with a 42-12 record for the
160 pound Dean Adkins lost his quarterfinal match to an
Eldon wrestler with a 52-1 record by a 3-1 sudden victory overtime
loss. He then beat an Owensville wrestler by pin in 1:44 and beat a
St Charles wrestler 10-3 to advance to the medal semi finals against
Brent Price of Savannah. A Win puts him in the 3rd place match, a
loss in toe 5th place match.
106 Colton Sewell beat a St Genevieve wrestler 13-0
then beat a Dexter Wrestler 3-2 to qualify for the medal semifinals
against a St Charles wrestler.
182 lbs Kayde Burton beat a Boonville wrestler by pin
in the quarterfinals but lost to an undefeated Potosi wrestler in
the semi-finals 6-4. Burton will wrestle in the medal round
semifinals against an Oak Grove wrestler. Joey Thompson at 152 lost
in the wrestlebacks 4-3 and Erek Brose lost in the wrestlebacks by
The Chillicothe team is in 8th place with 54
points, one of four MEC teams in the top 8 places. Wrestling
continues on Saturday.
Several Area Wrestlers Going For Medals
Four KCHI area wrestlers will be going for
championships Saturday at state wrestling. 160lb Andrew Edgar of
Marceline, 195lb Richard Menconi of Brookfield, 220lbs Gunner
Martin of Polo and 285lbs Brooks Baker of Brookfield are all in the
finals of Class 1.
Still competing in the wrestlebacks and going for
medals are James Jury of Brookfield and Ross Critten of Gallatin at
106, Dylan Wheeler of Marceline at 120, Drayton Harris of Gallatin
at 132, Clayton Stallo of Marceline and Cameron Wheeler of
Carrollton at 138, Wyatt Bird of Gallatin at 145, Alex Cupp of
Marceline at 152, Graydee Rains of Gallatin at 192, DJ Gerhart of
Marceline and Mason Owen of Trenton at 220
Chillicothe Lady Hornets Cruise To
Lady Hornets scored early and often in a 65-30 senior night win over
Marshall in Girls Basketball. Chillicothe scored the first 16 points
in the opening 4:53 and led by double figures the rest of the game.
Coach Darren Smith was proud of his team's fast start
to the game against a very good Marshall team
Whitney Clampitt had the hot hand early with 10 points in the
first quarter in route to 23 points in a perfect night of shooting.
Karson Keithley with 10, Hannah Jones and Kennedie Kieffer both with
8, Emma Leamer with 6, Katelyn Parkey with 4, Jalynn Reeter with 3,
Maggie Leatherman with 2, Mikah Clark with 1 and playing time for
Carly Gardner, Hunter Keithley, Sheridan Guilford, Maddi Graham,
Liberty Cox and Catey Trout.
With the win, Chillicothe is now 22-2 and Marshall
falls to 18-5
Hornet Boys Also Beat Marshall With
Hornets Boys Basketball team returned to the winning side of the
game with a 55-34 win over Marshall on Senior Night. After a back
and forth first couple of minutes, Chillicothe build a lead off a
5-0 run and went on to lead the rest of the game and by double
figures for the entire second half.
Coach Tim Cool said he is pleased with his team's
<Audio: Coach Tim Cool>
Ben Jones led Chillicothe with 12 points, Jack Willard
and Westley Brandsgaard with 10 each, Zach Trout with 9, Adler
Marshall with 5, Jon Burk with 4, Kyle Hansen and Walker Graves with
2 each, Konner Sewell with 1 and playing time for Kade Plattner,
Hayden Montgomery, CJ Pfaff and Cade Snyder, who is out with an
injury, officially made an appearance on the floor late in the game,
standing just in bounds with out crutches while the other four
players ran a play. Chillicothe is now 13-11.
State Wrestling Day One Results
It was a mixed bag of good and bad for
Chillicothe Hornet wrestlers in the first day of State Wrestling
competition with 6 wrestlers continuing and 5 wrestlers seasons
coming to an end.
Winning their first round matches were
Chase Minnick winning by pin in 2:28, Dean Adkins winning 7-2 and
Kayde Burton winning by pin in 4:36. Still competing in
wrestlebacks are Colton Sewell who lost 6-4 then won by pin in 2:24,
Joey Thompson who lost 11-4 then won 7-2 and Erek Brose who lost by
pin in 2:34 then won by medical forfeit.
Wrestlers losing two matches and ending
their season were Bryce Larson who lost 14-2 and 3-1, Zach Blixt who
lost by technical fall and by pin, Isaac Washburn who lost by pin
twice, Max Anderson who lost by pin twice and Keegan Valdez who lost
by pin and lost by forfeit.
standings Chillicothe is in 11th place with 17 points
Lady Hornets Fall in Double Overtime
Chillicothe Lady Hornets lost their second game of the
basketball season in a 55-50 double overtime loss at home to
Boonville. Chillicothe trailed much of the regulation game but had
two free throws late in the 4th quarter to tie the game.
In the second overtime, after missing six straight free
throws between 1:50 and 0:23 left, Boonville finished with a 5-0 run
to win the game.
Coach Darren Smith said his team had problems at times
against the Boonville 1-2-2 zone defense.
<Audio: Coach Darren
Boonville went 17 of 28 at the
free throw line while Chillicothe was 9 of 10. Both teams are now
21-2. Whitney Clampitt led Chillicothe with 27 points, Hannah Jones
with 8, Katelyn Parkey with 7, Karson Keithley and Maggie Leatherman
with 4 each, playing time for Emma Leamer and Mikah Clark and
briefly for Harlie Jones and Jalynn Reeter.
JV Basketball Girls Win
The Chillicothe JV Girls Basketball team hit the
first 11 points of the game and went on to a 42-28 win over
Boonville. The game closed to 3 points in the 4th quarter but
Boonville never got any closer. Liberty Cox and Hunter Keithley had
9 points each, Kennedie Kieffer with 7, Kiley Kirkpatrick and Catey
Trout with 6 each, Jordan Hibner with 3 and Harlie Jones with
State Results for Area Wrestlers
Results for KCHI area wrestlers, by
106 Radley Reed of Hamilton, James Jury
of Brookfield and Ross Critten of Gallatin all won
113 Keegan Allen of Gallatin lost and
then won in wrestlebacks, Colton Fisher of Marceline won
120 Joe Johnson
of Tina Avalon lost twice and is done, Dylan Wheeler of Marceline
and Chase Wheeler of Carrollton both won
126 Wyatt Segar
of Polo lost twice and is done
Harris of Gallatin lost and then won in wrestlebacks
138 Clayton Stallo of Marceline and Cameron Wheeler of
Carrollton both won
145 Wyatt Bird of Gallatin lost and then won in
152 Khalil Walker of Brookfield lost twice and is done,
Declan Schweizer of Gallatin won
160 Drew Rorebeck of Trenton won, Andrew Edgar of
170 Luke Staton of Carrollton lost twice by medical
182 Gabe Frank of Carrollton won
195 Graydee Rains of Gallatin, Jadan Whitney of Trenton
and Richard Menconi of Brookfield all won
220 DJ Gerhart of Marceline lost and then won in
wrestlebacks, Gunner Martin of Polo and Mason Owen of Trenton both
285 Brooks Baker of Brookfield won.
Lady Hornets Close In On MEC Title
The Chillicothe Lady Hornets took
another big step towards a conference basketball title with a 57-49
overtime win at Lafayette. With the win Chillicothe is now
6-0 in MEC play with only Cameron remaining. The win over Lafayette
assures Chillicothe of no worse than a share of the title.
Chillicothe trailed much of the game including
down by 11 early in the 4th quarter. After that, Chillicothe held
Lafayette scoreless during an 11-0 run to tie the game in
regulation. In overtime leading by two, Lafayette was called for an
intentional foul. Karson Keithley hit both free throws and
Chillicothe went on to win the contest.
Lafayette was led by 6'2" Ashlyn Dotson with 22
points. Chillicothe coach Darren Smith talks about trying to slow
her down during the game.
Chillicothe was led by Whitney Clampitt with 21 points,
Hannah Jones with 16, Katelyn Parkey with 10, Karson Keithley with
7, Emma Leamer with 2, Maggie Leatherman with 1 and playing time for
Chillicothe JV and 9th Grade Girls Win
Chillicothe had a clean sweep over Lafayette. The
JV Lady Hornets held Lafayette to just 4 points in the second half
and won 34-22. Hunter Keithley had 18 points, Kennedie Kieffer with
8, Harlie Jones with 4, Catey Trout and Maddi Graham with 2 each
9th Grade team beat Lafayette 27-7. Kiley Kirkpatrick had 8 points,
Magy Thomas with 7, Montana Hall with 5, Jordan Hibner with 3,
Madelyn Wilford and Josie Reeter with 2 each.
Lafayette Boys Hold Off Pesky Chillicothe Team
The Chillicothe Hornets Boys Basketball team
battled hard but came up short, losing at home to Lafayette boys
74-59. Chillicothe down by just 9 points after three quarters but
Lafayette was solid at the free throw line to expand the lead.
Chillicothe was led by Walker Graves with 15, Jack Willard with 14,
Westley Brandsgaard with 13, Ben Jones with 11 and Zach Trout with
6. Also getting playing time were Adler Marshall, Jon Burk, Isaiah
Boon, Konner Sewell, Hayden Montgomery and CJ Pfaff.
Lafayette Boys Sweep Undercard Games
The Lafayette Junior Varsity beat Chillicothe
68-44. Isaiah Boon and Jacob Anderson each had 9 points, Hayden
Montgomery with 8, Jon Burk and Konner Sewell with 7 each and Peyton
Forck with 4 points.
Lafayette also won the 9th grade game
54-42. Jaden Winder had 11, Luke Hopper with 9, Isaak Rasche with 8,
Bradley Riley with 5, Brad Hayen and Gareth Greer with 4 each and
Hunter Rader with 1 for the freshmen Hornets.
Sewell Signs Baseball Letter with
Chillicothe senior baseball
player Tristen Sewell will be headed to Trenton next season to play
baseball for North Central Missouri College. Sewell officially
signed the letter of intent in a ceremony at Chillicothe High School
on Tuesday. He said familiarity with the school and being close to
home were factors in his decision.
<Audio: Tristen Sewell>
NCMC Baseball coach Donnie Hillerman
says Sewell shows promise as a pitcher.
<Audio: Donnie Hillerman>
During his Junior Year, Sewell pitched
in 7 games for the Hornets, going 1-2 on the season with a 4.6 ERA.
He also batted .347 for the season. NCMC opens this year's season on
Hornet Wrestlers Set Records at
The Chillicothe wrestling team will
send a school record 11 wrestlers to the Class 2 State meet after a
2nd place team finish at the District tournament. Chillicothe had
one champion and 11 of their 12 wrestlers finished in the top 4 of
their weight classes, which qualified them for this week's State
Chase Minnick improved to 46-3 on the season and won
the 132 pound title, winning all four matches by falls.
Finishing second were Colton Sewell at 106 pounds, Dean
Adkins at 160 pounds and Kayde Burton at 182 pounds.
Placing third were Bryce Larson at 138, Zach Blixt at
145, Joey Thompson at 152, Max Anderson at 220 and Keegan Valdez at
285. Finishing 4th were Isaac Washburn at 170 and Erek Brose at 195.
Zack Boyles was one win away from qualifying at
120, losing to a Cameron wrestler 5-4. State wrestling begins on
Thursday at Columbia.
Stover Takes Softball Skills to College
Chillicothe High School Senior Lillian
Stover has signed a letter of intent to play Softball next year at
Culver Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.
Stover stated she chose Culver Stockton for a variety of
reasons, including a family connection.
Culver Stockton Wildcat coach Jordan Bastian, in her third
season as Head Coach, stated Stover was recruited for a number of
reasons, not just for her athletic skills.
<Audio: Jordan Bastian>
Culver Stockton went 32-17 last season. This year's season
begins February 27th. They are an NAIA School in the Heart of
In her senior season, Stover helped lead the team to a district
championship. She hit 260 with 12 hits including 2 doubles and 10
runs scored. As 1st Baseman, she had 33 put outs in 21 games with
just 3 errors and a fielding % of .917.
Willard Hits 20, leads Hornets past Savannah
Chillicothe put together a great second quarter and went on to
beat Savannah 52-31 in a boys MEC game in Chillicothe.
The Hornets outscored Savannah 13-1 in the second
quarter to lead 25-13 at halftime and never looked back.
Coach Tim Cool said the second quarter was key to the win.
<Audio: Coach Tim
Junior point guard Jack Willard took control in the third
quarter, scoring 15 of his team high 20 points in the quarter.
Zach Trout had 12 points, Westley Brandsgaard and Adler Marshall had
8 points each, Jon Burk and Hayden Montgomery had two points each
and playing time for Ben Jones, CJ Pfaff, Konner Sewell, Isaiah
Boon, Kyle Hanson and Kade Plattner. The Hornets were with out starter Walker Graves, who is
recovering from the flu.
The Hornets are now 12-10 over all and 3-2 in MEC
play while Savannah falls to 12-8 and 4-1 in MEC play.
JV Hornets Win, 9th Grade Falls
had 16 points to lead the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team past
Savannah 46-34. Jacob Anderson had 10, Peyton Forck and Hayden
Montgomery had 5 each, Konner Sewell with 4, William Perry and CJ
Pfaff with 2 each and Jaden Winder and Isaiah Boon with 1 each.
The Savannah 9th grade team edged
Chillicothe 41-35. The freshmen Hornets were led by Bradley Hayen
with 10, Jaden Winder with 8, Isaak Rasche with 7, Hunter Rader and
Bradley Riley with 3 each.
Lady Hornets Express Keeps Rolling
Chillicothe Lady Hornets scored the first seven points of the game
and went on to beat Savannah 54-24 in a home conference basketball
game. Chillicothe used great defense and expert ball movement to get
easy baskets on offense and keep Savannah off balance.
Chillicothe led by 20 in the second quarter and by as many as 34 in
the 4th quarter.
Girls Coach Darren Smith said the lead gave his
team a chance to work on some new things.
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Chillicothe was led by Whitney
Clampitt with 22 points, Hannah Jones with 10, Katelyn Parkey with
8, Maggie Leatherman with 6, Emma Leamer with 4, Karson Keithley and
Mikah Clark with 2 each and playing time for Jalynn Reeter, Carly
Gardner, Sheridan Guilford, Harlie Jones, Kennedie Kieffer and
Chillicothe Girls are now 20-1 overall and 5-0 in
Conference play. They play at Lafayette on Tuesday with the winner
guaranteed at least a share of the MEC Girls Crown.
Chillicothe Sweeps Basketball Under Card
The Chillicothe JV and 9th Grade girls
basketball teams made it a clean sweep over Savannah. The JV picked
up a 54-31 win behind 20 points from Kennedie Kieffer, 10 points for
Hunter Keithley, 8 for Harlie Jones, 5 for Jordan Hibner and Catey
Trout, 4 for Maddi Graham and 2 for Liberty Cox.
The Chillicothe 9th grade team won
39-37. A basket at the buzzer by Savannah closed the final score to
just two points. Kiley Kirkpatrick had 12 points, Jordan Hibner with
8, Magy Thomas with 6, Kennedy Corzette with 5, Montana Hall with 4,
Josie Reeter and Madelyn Wilford with 2 each. The 9th Grade girls
are now 8-2 on the season.