Lillian DesMarias Youth Library Ribbon Cutting

The official ribbon-cutting for the Lillian DesMarias Youth Library was Friday evening and included several representatives from the design and construction.  Among them were three directors from the library.  State Librarian Robin Westphal was the Library Director in Chillicothe when this project began.  She talked about how this came about. Westphal worked with the board and helped to secure the […]

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New Coaches at CMS

Two former Chillicothe athletes were recently approved as Middle School Coaches by the School Board. Reid Stephens was approved as the Chillicothe Middle School Head Football Coach. Stephens was the Hornets 9th grade coach before spending two years as Polo School Head Football Coach. He returned to Chillicothe last season. Konner Sewell was approved as the Head Coach of Chillicothe […]

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Board Approves Assistant Coaching Changes

Chillicothe’s New Head Football Coach Chad Smith will have some new assistant coaches. At this week’s Chillicothe School Board meeting, the Board approve Extra Duty hires as assistant High School Football Coaching duties for Ben Coult, Kellen Overstreet, Roman Cranmer and Korby Ford. They accepted resignations of Blake Linebaugh and Caleb Sconce as Assistant high School Football Coaches. Sconce also […]

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Cool Selected To Hall Of Fame

Chillicothe high school boys basketball head Coach Tim Cool is one of nine basketball head coaches selected to the 2021 Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class. Cool started his coaching career at Dora, then to Newtown-Harris, where he coached a team to second place in state before coming to Chillicothe in 2011-12 season. Earlier this season Cool was […]

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6 CHS Basketball Players Named to MEC Team

The Midland Empire All Conference Basketball Teams have been announced. Chillicothe players named to the Girls team included Essie Hicks on the first team with Jessica Reeter and Jolie Bonderer earning Honorable Mention honors. For the Chillicothe boys, Griff Bonderer was named first team with Hayden Simmer and Mason Baxter earning Honorable Mention. Girls All-Conference Honorees Serena Sundell – Maryville […]

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Lady Hornets Basketball Banquet

The Chillicothe Lady Hornets Basketball team was honored at their annual Banquet last night. Chillicothe finished 17-8 in varsity matches, a record that Coach Darren Smith said included some close losses. Smith said his team also had some quality wins over quality competition.. He said six different Lady Hornets led the team in scoring in at least one game. He […]

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Barstow Withdraws From Semi Finals

The Missouri State High School Activities Association has announced a change in this weekend’s basketball semi-finals and finals. MSHSAA stated Class 4 semifinalist Kansas City Barstow had a need to withdraw from the tournament. No further explanation was provided. Barstow beat Richmond, the team that ended Chillicothe’s season. Due to the with drawl, Westminster Christian Academy advances to Saturday’s Class […]

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CHS Basketball Season Recap

With the Chillicothe Basketball season over, it’s time to recap the Girls season and check the final statistics and school top ten lists. The Chillicothe Lady Hornets basketball team finished 17-8 overall, their eighth consecutive winning season, the longest streak in Lady Hornets Basketball history. The team averaged just under 50 points per game, shot 46% in two point shots […]

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High School Basketball Championships

State Champions in Classes 1 through 3 were crowned over the weekend. Class 1: Jefferson/South Nodaway beat Leeton for the girls title 56-44 Walnut Grove beat South Iron girls for third 52-44 South Iron beat Mound City/Craig for the boys title 69-50 St. Elizabeth over Higbee for third 57-44 Class 2 Ellington beat Wellington-Napoleon for the girls title 63-43 Blue […]

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State Basketball Results

Results from Friday’s State Basketball Tournaments: Class 2 Girls Championship was won by Ellington which beat Wellington-Napoleon 63 to 56. Blue Eye girls beat Scotland County for third place 59 to 52. Campbell boys won the Class 2 championship over Salisbury 67 to 50. Norwood beat North Andrew boys 56 to 43 in the third place game. In Class 1 […]

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