A New Era Begins, Ron Hinton Introduced by School Board
Tuesday 01-26-2010 10:46am ET
As of January 26th, the 2010 Chillicothe football season kicks off in 213 days at Hamilton Township.
Tuesday, the players will meet their new head coach, Ron Hinton.
The 30-plus year coaching veteran told those at the Chillicothe School Board meeting Monday night "We want Herrnstein Field to be the place to be on Friday nights." referring to what he's seen over 29 seasons at Amanda Clearcreek. He added "We want people to come early and stay late."
Hinton also introduced his long time defensive coordinator, Jeff Arndt who for 25 seasons guided the defenses who paved the way for 16 league championships and playoff appearances, two state titles and three state runner-up finishes.
Arndt says his style of defensive play is an aggressive one, that pursues the ball, a very multiple front with shifting and moving to the ball.
Both coaches agree they're behind... and the weight room is where it all begins. Arndt says "First thing we've gotta do, something we've done and will continue doing, spend more time on ourselves and our team. The most important thing right now is to understand our strength and weaknesses."
Kenny Bonner, acting President of the Chillicothe Touchdown Club says supporters are anxious to get things started. Said Bonner, "Hats off to everything Coach (Bill) Davidson did and gave to our kids, and now we're headed in a different direction and are so looking forward to Ron Hinton and the success that's followed him and are looking forward to the years and years of success of the young great student athletes here at Chillicothe."
Hear Dan Ramey's interview with Steve Mullins, President of the Chillicothe City School Board: Click Here
Coach Hinton says discipline and execution are the foundations of his program: Click Here
Hinton adds he plans to have an open door policy, much like what he had at Amanda: Click Here
Also Monday, the School Board hired former Cavalier tennis player Brad Seymour as the new Boys Tennis Coach.
Hinton on "Dan & Mike in the Morning"
Thursday 01-21-2010 8:59am ET
Hear Dan Ramey's interview with Hinton from WBEX's "Dan & Mike in the Morning": Click Here
Hinton to Become New Cavs Football Coach
Thursday 01-21-2010 7:03am ET
The Chillicothe City School Board will meet at 5:30pm Monday to announce Ron Hinton as the new head football coach for the Cavaliers.
Hinton has enjoyed most of his success at Amanda Clearcreek, where he's been the head coach the last 29 seasons.
Hinton's career coaching record is 281-70-3 which includes back-to-back state championships in 1999 and 2000. His teams have finished second in the state on three other occasions.
Hinton has been a finalist for the job Chillicothe two other times, (1991 and 1995) but now can say, he has a new home.
Monday's board meeting will be held in the Chillicothe Cafeteria at the campus on Yoctangee Parkway.
The hiring fills the vacancy from the coaching retirement of Bill Davidson, who led the Cavs the past seven seasons.
281-70-3 Career record
-- 29 years at Amanda Clearcreek
-- 3 years at Piketon (2 SVC titles)
-- Mid State League Coach of the Year 16 times (4 Cardinal Division, 12 Buckeye Division)
-- From 1991 and 2006, played in 11 Regional Championships
-- From 1992-1998, 52 game regular season winning streak
-- From 1996-2006, won 8 Regional Championships
-- Won State Championships in 1999 and 2000
-- Finished 2nd three times between 1997 and 2004.
Basil's Final Days with CHS
Wednesday 01-20-2010 3:01pm ET
National Signing Day for college football recruits is February 3rd. Chillicothe's Drew Basil, will be signing his National Letter of Intent to play football at The Ohio State University as a place kicker and punter for the Buckeyes.
Basil will be enrolling with OSU in March making him eligible for the Buckeyes Spring Practices.
Drew and his father Brad visited with Dan Ramey and Pat Highland during halftime of the Chillicothe basketball game Tuesday.
Hear the interview: Click Here
Photos by Dana Cousins wbex.com
Update: Football Coach Search
Tuesday 01-19-2010 9:46am ET
The Chillicothe School Board will meet Monday night to name a new head football coach. The selection committee narrowed it's list to three entering a final meeting over the weekend, former Cavs assistant coach Derek Dewitt, Logan Elm's Scott Bartholomew and long-time Amanada Clearcreek coach Ron Hinton. The meeting will be at 5pm in the school cafeteria on Yoctangee Parkway.
Update: Cavalier Football Search
Monday 12-07-2009 10:05am ET
The deadline has come and gone for application for Chillicothe High School's head football coaching vacancy.
Athletic Director Rey Bradley says a selection committee has been assembled and will begin meeting next week.
While the deadline has passed, Bradley says the committee will accept any late applications received.
Officials are hoping to have a new coach in place after the first of the year.
The position became vacant with the announced retirement by Bill Davidson, who led the Cavaliers for the past seven campaigns.
Cavs Football Banquet 2009
Wednesday 11-11-2009 9:44am ET
Awards from the Chillicothe Football Banquet held November 11, 2009:
Most Valuable Lineman
Most Valuable Back
Most Valuable Special Team Player
Most Committed Award
Most Valuable Player
1st Team All-SEOAL
Honorable Mention ALL SEOAL
All-SEOAL Academic (3.5 gpa & varsity letter)
Coach Metzler's M.A.D. (Make A Difference) Awards
Dyan Osborne DL
Casey Oates DB
Kenny Doles LB
Four Cavaliers on All-SEOAL TEam
Tuesday 11-10-2009 11:26am ET
Drew Basil Shay Netter
Danny Demick Dylan Osborne
2009 All-SEOAL Football Team
Drew Basil*, Chillicothe PK-P
Shay Netter, Chillicothe QB-LB
Nate Allison, Gallipolis RB-LB
Kyle Dingess, Gallipolis WR-DB
Jared Gravely*, Gallipolis FB-LB
Sam Cramblit, Ironton OT-DT
Erin Edens, Ironton FB-LB
Jon Monnig, Ironton WR-DE
Robbie Webb, Ironton OT-DT
Keith Wetzel, Ironton FB-DB
Tres Wilks, Ironton RB-DB
Ryan Klingaman, Jackson C-DE
Kruize Wandling, Jackson QB-DB
Patrick Angle*, Logan QB-LB
Mason Mays*, Logan WR-LB
T.J. McCray, Logan OT-DT
Zach McDaniel, Logan WR-DB
Ralph Robinson, Logan G-DE
Bobby Russell, Logan C-DT
Jordan Rutter, Logan WR-DB
Michael Snider, Logan FB-LB
Perry Wheeler*, Marietta RB-LB
Josh Myers, Portsmouth QB-DB
Casey Sanders, Portsmouth OL-DT
Tre Underwood, Portsmouth TE-LB
Jon Arbuckle, Warren OL-LB
Kyle Pritt*, Warren RB-LB
Grant Venham, Warren SE-DB
Kaleb Wolfe*, Warren RB-LB
Danny Demick, Chillicothe OL-DL
Dylan Osborne, Chillicothe TE-DB-LB
Nathaniel Gordon, Gallipolis OL-DL
Austin Wilson, Gallipolis WR-DB
Ethan Preston, Ironton QB-DB
Brian Warner, Ironton RB-LB
Ryan Mullins, Jackson WR-DB
Kip Winchester, Jackson WR-DB
Korey Swaim, Logan WR-DB
Ryan Sigler, Logan WR-DE
Keifer Johnson, Marietta OL-DL
Matt McKitrick, Marietta QB-DB
Brennan Howard, Portsmouth OL-DT
London Malone, Portsmouth WR-DB
Joey Lane, Warren OL-DL
Eric Mason, Warren RB-LB
North Division Player of the Year (MVP): Patrick Angle, Logan
South Division Player of the Year (MVP): Josh Myers, Portsmouth
Coach of the Year: Dale Amyx, Logan
*—indicates repeat member of team (Allison, Cramblit, Malone and Netter were honorable mention in 2008)
—Dale Amyx has been named SEOAL Coach of the Year six consecutive times and nine of the last 11 seasons, including 1999, 2000 and 2001. Logan has won 34 straight SEOAL games and five straight league titles, the last five outright.—Each school is accorded two honorable mention selections.
Logan Wins 51-14, Davidson Announces Retirement
Saturday 10-31-2009 1:31pm ET
For a sixth consecutive season, the Logan Chieftains laid claim to an SEOAL championship.
It was decided early in their 51-14 win over Chillicothe.
But the story of the night was a post game retirement speech made by Cavs coach Bill Davidson who handed in a letter to school officials Friday.
Davidson has been in the Chillicothe School system for 26 years, the last seven seasons as Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director.
Entering the 2009 season, Davidson was third on the list of tenured coaches at CHS and fourth in victories (33) behind Cavs Hall of Famer Tom Vernia, John Sines and Bill Dennis.
As head coach, Davidson's teams finished as SEOAL runners up twice and finished third another time. 31 Cavaliers have headed to play collegiate football and the 2008 Cavaliers earned the school's second playoff victory. Two of his teams reached the playoffs.
Back to the game.
Chillicothe stopped Logan on its first possession. Then, the Chieftains reeled off 44 consecutive points.
Trickery helped the Cavs get on the board as the first half expired. Isaac Beverly fielded a kickoff at the Chillicothe 11 with two seconds remaining. Beverly handed the ball to Casey Oates which reversed the ball 84 yards for the score.
Before that point, Logan had reached the end zone on two one yard runs by Mason Mays, who also hauled in a pass for a 10 yard score. Derrick Montgomery tacked on a 19 yard field goal, Jordan Rutter had a 49 yard TD reception and Korey Swaim picked off a pass for a 38 yard interception return.
The only thing that didn't work well for the Chieftains, a missed PAT.
The Cavs got on the board late in the game on a 27 yard Shay Netter pass to Beverly.
Chillicothe ends its season 1-9 and 0-7 in the SEOAL.
Logan will host a playoff game next week.
Photos by Dana Cousins wbex.com
Cavs Fall at Warren, 22-6
Saturday 10-24-2009 12:44pm ET
Muscle and fluke.
Warren used both to improve to 7-2 and gain a 22-6 victory over Chillicothe Friday night.
For the Cavs, it was their eighth straight loss.
After a defensive struggle that led to a 7-0 Warren lead at halftime, the Warriors came out of the intermission flexing it's muscle with a 17 play, 89 yard drive. Kaleb Wolfe did most of the work with 12 lugs.
Clay Ellenwood capped the drive with a 16 yard pass to Wolfe for a 14-0 lead.
The drive took 8:53 off the clock and put the Cavs down two scores.
Warren went away from a passing game after Cavalier defenders sacked Ellenwood six times in the first 24 minutes.
Chillicothe took advantage of a Warren fumble to start the fourth quarter. The Cavs took just five plays to move 60 yards and get on the board with a 12 yard run by Casey Oates at the 9:41 mark to close the gap to 14-6.
Fluke aptly describes how Warren was awarded two scores in their 22-6 victory over the Cavaliers Friday night.
Both defenses played brilliantly in the first half. The Cavs' season long offensive struggles continued generating just 21 yards, punting six times with a fumble and an interception.
Meanwhile, Chillicothe limited the Warriors to 22 yards. That was until a bobbled snap by Warren's Grant Venaman.
With 5:09 remaining, Chillicothe forced a fifth Warriors punt at the Warren 35. Venaman dropped the football on the snap. The Junior picked up the loose ball and navigated a 65 yard run for the game's first score.
Fluke II came in the 4th quarter on another Warren punt. Venaman sailed a spiraling punt over the head of Casey Oates that hit at the Chillicothe 10 yard line. The ball died inside the five. Oates scooped it up, running laterally, was nosed toward the end zone when the ball popped loose. Warren recovered in the end zone for a 20-6 lead, followed by a 2-point conversion.
Chillicothe (1-8) had 57 yards on 25 carries and completed 5 of 15 passes for 72 yards.
Warren rushed the ball 50 times for 185 yards. Wolfe had 28 rushes for 93 yards.
The Cavs closeout the season at Logan next Friday. The Chieftains claimed the SEOAL crown with their 27-7 victory over Jackson Friday.