Tennis: Cavs Doubles Team Advances
Monday 10-11-2010 12:04pm ET
Georgia Bennett and Kara Smith are headed back to the District as a Doubles Team.
The two combined to win the Sectional championship their freshmen year.
After winning their first two matched Thursday at Ohio University, they played for placement in the Districts last Friday. With a 6-2, 6-2 win over Weinstein and Liu of Pickerington North and a 6-2, 6-1 win over Stojanovska and Nguyen (also of Pickerington North), the pair made it through Sectional play with a 4-0 match mark.
It's Bennet's fourth time qualifying for the District and Smith's third time. They'll play again this Friday at Hilliard Davidson in the District Tournament with play beginning at 9am.
The rest of the Tennis team failed to qualify, but had some victories in the tournament. In Singles, Tiffany Noel and Parisa Bennett earned first match victories, but lost their second matches. Singles player Liann VanVolkinburg and the Doubles Team of Alex Companechi and Courtney Berry were defeated in the first round.
Golf Season Complete
Monday 10-11-2010 12:02pm ET
The Cavs had a rough day on the links at Valley View Golf Club in the Division 1 Sectional. Marietta won the Sectional title with a 315 team score with Athens taking the other District qualifying spot with a 331. Chillicothe duffers finished with a 394 total.
Gabe Preston had the Cavs low score of 90. Jake Brown fired a 98 and Tyler Morrisset and Pierce Knisley both carded 103's.
Cross Country: Ross County Meet
Monday 10-11-2010 11:48am ET
Alyssa Mathis and Ashlyn Howie finished ahead of the pack and the Lady Cavs finished second as a team in the Ross County Meet Saturday at Unioto High School.
Both Mathis and Howie turned in times of 21:37, just nine seconds ahead of Unioto's Mallory Retherford.
Unioto took the crown in both the Boys and Girls competitions.
In the Girls race, Unioto scored a 40, followed by Chillicothe's 50. Pait Valley was third, then Adena and Southeastern.
In the Boys race, Adrian Ross finished well ahead of the field carding a 16:16. Paint Valley's Daniel Gardner was second by 25 seconds.
Unioto runners dominated the race, placing in 10 of the top 15 spots.
Freshman Ben Haller scored the lowest Chillicothe time (19:26)
The Cavaliers run in the SEOAL Meet this Saturday
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Cavs Push Win Streak to 3, Beat Gallia Academy 14-7
Monday 10-11-2010 12:23pm ET
Defensive Tackle Skyler Mallow sealed a 14-7 Chillicothe win at Gallia Academy Friday night.
The win pulls Chillicothe into a tie with Jackson for the SEOAL lead.
Mallow's fumble recovery came in the final 20 seconds of the game. It was the fifth turnover by Gallia Academy.Chillicothe stopped the Blue Devils' first drive when Casey Oates grabbed the first of his two interceptions. Gallia had opened the drive at Chillicothe's 27, but Oates' timely interception turned the tables. On the next possession, the Cavs used 5 plays to take the early lead after Oates raced 71 yards for the score.Max Corcoran picked off Ethan Moore again on the Blue Devils' next possession, aided by a personal foul set the Cavs up at the Gallia 9. Two plays later, Brandon Whittaker scored from 6 yards out for 14-0 Chillicothe lead.On the ensuing kickoff, Gallia's Austin Wilson returned the kick 95 yards for the Devils only score of the night.All that occurred in the first quarter.
Gallia had a 22 play 12:45 drive in the third that spilled into the fourth. Isaac Beverly grabbed a halfback option pass to turn Gallia away again.Casey Oates was the big gainer for Chillicothe gaining 130 yards on 11 carries.Chillicothe (3-0/3-4) will host Warren next Friday at Herrnstein Field.
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Cavs Get Back-to-Back Wins; Beat Marietta 27-7
Friday 10-01-2010 11:43pm ET
Last week's theme was "Pound Portsmouth".
For Homecoming night, it was "Maul Marietta", and the Cavs obliged, 27-7.The Chillicothe (2-0/2-4) ground game gained 290 yards on 49 carries and three touchdowns and Dylan Osborne nailed field goals of 45 and 25 yards respectively for the Cavs' second straight win.Branden Whittaker had touchdown runs of 10 and 11 yards and rushed for 116 yards on 14 carries. Casey Oates had 105 yards on 18 lugs.
Max Corcoran got the Cavs on the board first with a 3 yard run with 3:26 left in the first quarter. Corcoran tallied 72 yards on the ground and completed 3 of 5 passes for 80 yards, 42 coming on a hook and ladder pass to open the game.Osborne scooted a 45 yard kick across the cross bar just inside the second quarter for a 10-0 Cavs lead.The Chillicothe defense (which yielded just 100 yards) forced a Marietta punt. On the next possession, Whittaker capped a 7 play, 54 yard drive with a 10 yard score before halftime.Whittaker would score his second touchdown on an 11 yard run at the 4:32 mark in the third quarter.
The TIgers had turned Chillicothe away on their first drive of the second half. Isaac Beverly raced the opening kick off to the Marietta 7, but the Cavs failed to score. A miscue for Chillicothe to attempt a field goal which sailed wide right.Osborne shrugged off the miss by connecting from 25 yards out with a fourth quarter field goal to extend the Cavs' lead to 27-0.
Marietta's only score came on an intercepted swing pass by backup QB Aaron Elliott. Billy Moore snagged the pass intended for Oates and returned it 67 yards to finish out the scoring, 27-7.
The Cavs defense hasn't given up a score since the Athens game. The only scores for their opponents the past two weeks have come on a kickoff return (vs Portsmouth) and the interception (by Marietta).Chillicothe trails Jackson (3-0/5-1) by a game in the SEOAL standings after the Ironmen beat Portsmouth (1-2/2-4) 38-13.The Cavs head to Gallia Academy (2-1/5-1) October 8th. The Blue Devils handed Logan (1-2/1-5) a 41-17 loss.NOTES: The Cavs have won the last two meetings with Marietta (70-34 in 2007 and 27-7 in 2010)... This was the final game in the Marietta series. The Tigers will be members of the East Central Ohio League next season... Jasmine Bayless was crowned Homecoming Queen, King Collins is Homecoming King.
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Streak Ends at 13, Cavs Pound Portsmouth 41-7
Friday 09-24-2010 11:41pm ET
The King Kong-sized monkey is off the Cavaliers' back.
Chillicothe hadn't tasted victory since the opening week of the 2009 season. That all changed as the Cavs steam rolled Portsmouth 41-7 at Herrnstein Field.
Brandon Whittaker found the end zone three times, Max Corcoran added runs of 39 and 63 yards for touchdowns and Casey Oates gave the Cavs the lead, capping a 13 play drive with a 1 yard dive just under seven minutes into the game.
Portsmouth had trouble from the get go. The Cavs defense forced a 3-and-out on the first Trojans' possession and didn't allow Portsmouth to cross midfield until the 3rd quarter.
Field position was key for the Cavs. Three of Chillicothe's first possessions were in Portsmouth territory.
On the Cavs' opening drive, Chillicothe patiently worked 44 yards over 5 minutes and 40 seconds and Oates helped the Cavaliers draw first blood.
In the second quarter, Corcoran popped off a 39 yard keeper for a 14-0 lead. Then, pinned deep, a fumbled exchange between Mason Jordan and Andrew Gulley set the Cavs up at the Portsmouth nine. Two plays later, Whittaker scored the first of his three scores for a 20-0 halftime lead.
After keeping the Cavs at bay to open the second half, Portsmouth (aided by a penalty) gained a first down and moved into Chillicothe territory for the first time.
The Trojans fell victim of another turnover at the Cavs' 15 yard line. Chillicothe turned that into an 85 yard drive, highlighted by Corcoran's 63 yard scoring run.
Whittaker worked inside the Portsmouth five and then punched in from four yards out for a 34-0 lead.
Portsmouth's only highlight of the night came on the ensuing kickoff when Jonathan Royster raced 94 yards for the Trojans' only score of the year.
Chillicothe accentuated their win with a 7 play 45 yard drive with Whittaker scoring from 11 yards out.
"Big Whitt" finished with 126 yards, second only to Corcoran's 130 yards. Oates tallied 42 as Chillicothe pounded Portsmouth for 307 yards offense on 53 carries.
The Chillicothe defense limited the Trojans to 91 total yards, 44 rushing and 47 passing.
Chillicothe (1-0/1-4) wraps up their fourth straight home game next week hosting the Marietta Tigers (0-2/2-3) who fell to Logan Friday night 13-0.
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Athens Manages 19-10 Win at Herrnstein Field
Saturday 09-18-2010 11:58pm ET
Athens offensive lineman Trevor Sorrell carried a heavy heart into Saturday night's game. It was Sorrell who's home was part of the carnage left by the storm which ravaged The Plains last Thursday.
The Bulldogs' 19-10 victory at Chillicothe was the team's first of the season, but it ended a difficult 48 hour stretch for the team and their fans.Coach Ryan Adams told WBEX in his pregame interview his team needed some good news following the tragedy that had rocked theire lives off the field.The Cavs helped the cause in the game's first half. Chillicothe tried twice to convert on 4th down in their own territory. On the Cavs' first possession, they gave Athens the ball on the Chillicothe 42. When stopped by the Cavs, an Athens field goal try was snuffed by a bad snap. But after the second failed conversion at the Chillicothe 25, Athens running back Devon Sharp (#5) finished a quick 3 play 25 yard drive for a 6-0 lead at the 4:25 mark in the first quarter.
A poor snap for Chillicothe led to a missed field goal try in the second quarter. Athens then drove 80 yards and Trey Harris connected with Sharp who caught a pass with his finger nails to put Athens ahead 12-0 29 seconds before the end of the half.The Cavs got on the board following a defensive penalty as time expired. Dylan Osborne put a 24 yard field goal through the uprights of the north end zone for a 12-3 score at intermission.Athens had 209 rushing yards on the evening and got a good bit of them to start the third quarter. Their opening drive stalled when the Cavs forced the Dogs to turn the ball over on downs at the Chillicothe 34.The Cavs resembled what coach Hinton hopes to see on a regular basis as the offense marched 66 yards on 10 plays as Brandon Whittaker punched in for Chillicothe's first touchdown in nine quarters to cut the lead to 12-10.Athens answered the Cavs' score with a 70 yard drive on 10 plays to go ahead 19-10. Harris finished off the possession with a 5 yard run.
Sharp led Athens with 113 yards rushing. Casey Oates was the big gainer for the Cavaliers with 91 yards on 13 carries.
Chillicothe (0-4) opens SEOAL play at Herrnstein Field next Friday with Portsmouth (1-0/2-2), a 47-7 winner over Warren this weekend.
Cavs-Athens FB Game Postponed until Saturday
Friday 09-17-2010 2:47pm ET
The devastating storms which ripped up portions of the Athens High School campus and The Plains forced the postponement of the Cavs-Bulldogs Friday night meeting.
The two clubs will meet Saturday night (9/18) instead.
Kick off will be 7:30pm at Herrnstein Field.
The Athens future home games appear to be in jeopardy.
Left in the storm's aftermath, twisted visiting bleachers at Athens' football fiel, bent goal posts, the press box ripped from the home stand bleachers and damage to other portions of the athletic complex.
Word of the storm first reached Chillicothe during the freshman football contest Thursday night at Herrnstein Field.
On his morning show on WBEX, Cavs coach Ron Hinton told Dan Ramey Athens fans and officials were fielding calls on their cellphones of the reported damage. "The bus driver said they couldn't take the kids home..." Hinton said. "...they weren't allowed in The Plains. They were told just to get as close as they could and call their parents to get them home. It's just a shame, we really feel for them right now."
Earlier Friday, school officials agreed to play the varsity football game as scheduled Friday. Chillicothe Athletic Director Rey Bradley said he received a call about an hour later with a change of plans when Athens officials were unable to keep the game date.
Coverage of Saturday's game on 1490 WBEX begins at 7:05pm.
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