Long Time Basketball Ref Retires

The high school basketball postseason is in full swing, and while the focus is on the athletes, another group of people is also ending their season. High School referees travel all over the state, often doing several games a week. On any given call, a portion of the fans at the game will voice their displeasure. One official that has […]

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High School Basketball Scores

A few high school basketball teams punched their ticket to the state semi-final games. In Class 1 Boys: Mound City beat Orrick 61-30 and will play St Elizabeth in the semifinals. Higbee beat Green City 45 to 38 and will face South Iron. In Class 2 Boys: North Andrew beat Lakeland 62 to 58 and will face Salisbury, which beat […]

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Benton Upsets Maryville Girls

The St Joseph Benton Girls basketball team pulled off what may be the upset of the season. Benton handed Maryville just their second loss of the season to win the Class 4 District 16 championship at Maryville 45 to 40. Maryville ends with a 22-2 record while Benton, which beat Chillicothe in the district semifinals, advances to the sectional round […]

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All District Basketball Class 4 District 16

The Class 4 District 16 Girls all district team was announced following the championship game last night. Making the list for Chillicothe was Essie Hicks, a Junior, and Jessica Reeter, a Sophomore. Others on the list were: From Maryville Serena Sundell, Anastyn Pettlon, Rylee Vierthaler and Emily Cassavaugh. From Cameron Laini Joseph and Avery McVickers, From Benton Kianna Herrera and […]

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Boys Basketball Senior Spotlight

Three Chillicothe Hornet Boys Basketball season ended this week with a hard fought loss at Richmond. on Wednesday. Hornets Coach Tim Cool said the three seniors were key contributors to the success of the season and continued a long tradition of Senior leadership in the Chillicothe program. The three seniors this year were Hayden Simmer, Mason Baxter and Eli Cross. […]

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Hornets Hoops Season Ends

The Chillicothe Hornets basketball season came to an end with a 63 to 44 loss at Richmond in the District semifinal game. Chillicothe trailed by just five points at halftime, but couldn’t keep pace with Richmond in the second half. Hornets Coach Tim Cool said his team played hard and played well. Chillicothe was led by Griff Bonderer with 19 […]

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Senior Spotlight – Brooke Horton

(Picture courtesy of Jennifer Smith) With Tuesday night’s District Semifinal loss, the Chillicothe Lady Hornets will say good bye to their lone Senior on this year’s Basketball team, two year starter Brooke Horton. Lady Hornets Coach Darren Smith talks about Horton’s contribution to the program. Smith said it is awesome when a team has not only a player with a […]

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Area Sectional Basketball Results

Results for KCHI area Girls basketball teams that played in the Sectional round of the Class 1, 2 and 3 State Tournament: Class 1 North Shelby girls over Meadville 73 to 44. Meadville ends with a 23-4 record while North Shelby improves to 18-5 and will play Leeton . Santa Fe ended Mercer’s season 47 to 41. Class 2 Bishop […]

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Lady Hornets Season Ends

The Girls Basketball season came to an end Tuesday night at St Joseph Benton in the district semifinal game. Chillicothe played well in the first quarter, with three straight treys to lead 11 to 3. Unfortunately, Benton buckled down on defense and held Chillicothe to just 15 points the rest of the game. The lady Cardinals won 41 to 26. […]

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Hornets at Richmond Basketball Preview

The Chillicothe Hornets Boys Basketball team will try to extend their season when the 5th seed Hornets travel to play the top seed Richmond Spartans. Richmond is 20-3 on the season, with their three losses to Kansas City St Michael in overtime, to Gallatin by 9 points and to KC Summit Christian Academy by 11. Richmond scored 64 points per […]

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