Chad Smith is New Football Coach

The Chillicothe School Board has hired a new Head Football Coach, and it is a familiar name. Chad Smith has been hired as the 30th head coach in the 116-year program history. Smith has served as the Hornets defensive coordinator the last several years, and has been the Head Wrestling Coach at Chillicothe for the last seven years. The Hornets […]

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8-Man Championship Trophys

A month and a half ago, the Southwest Wildcats 8-man football team won a state football championship on Chillicothe’s field. Now, one local businessman is correcting an oversight. For several years, the Missouri State High School Activities Association has approved a “Co-op” agreement between schools where one school that does not offer a certain sport, can co-op with a near […]

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District Assignments for B-Ball & Wrestling

District Assignments for Basketball and Wrestling have been assigned by the M.S.H.S.A.A. One major change in Basketball is creating an additional classification, making six classes of Basketball. Chillicothe boys and girls are in Class 4 District 16 with St Joseph Benton, Cameron, Maryville, Richmond and Savannah. In Wrestling Chillicothe Boys are in Class 2 District 7 with Boonville, Kirksville, Marshall, […]

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MEC Goes 0-2 in Show-Me Bowl

The Midland Empire Conference went 0 and 2 in the Show Me Bowl Football Championship games over the weekend. In Class 2 Lamar won a defensive contest over Kansas City St Pius X 6 to 3. In Class 3 Blair Oaks beat Maryville for the second time this season, winning the title over the Spoofhounds 62 to 40. Blair Oaks […]

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8-Man All State Football Honors

The Missouri 8-Man Coaches Association has selected their all-state team and several members of the State Champion Southwest Livingston County program received honors. Head Coach Oren Magruder was named Coach of the Year. Wesley Hughes was first team Quarterback with 3,210 yards passing and 1,221 yards rushing. He scored 49 passing touchdowns and 30 rushing touchdowns. Parker Keeney and Chase […]

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Southwest Is 8-Man State Champions

Southwest Livingston County used a strong Second Quarter to pull away from North Andrew and won the MSHSAA 8-Man Football Championship 52-34. The teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter at 14-all. Southwest had two touchdowns and conversions to lead 30-14 at the half and went on to win their first 8-Man State Championship. Wildcats Quarterback Westley Hughes had a […]

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2 MEC Schools in Show Me Bowls

Next weekend’s State Football Championship match ups are set, and the Midland Empire Conference has two teams in the finals. In Class 1: Mid Buchanan over Adrian 48-13. They meet Windsor, a 14-12 winner over Thayer. In Class 2: St Pius X of the M.E.C. beat Palmyra 31-14. Pius will face Lamar, 1 42-7 winner over Jefferson of Festus. In […]

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SW vs North Andrew-The Match Up

Saturday afternoon, two very talented football teams will meet on Bob Fairchild Field at Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe to play for the MSHSAA 8-Man Football Championship. The Southwest Livingston County Wildcats have a short drive to meet the North Andrew Cardinals at 1:00pm Saturday. Southwest Coach Oren Magruder says North Andrew is traditionally successful. Magruder says his Southwest […]

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