Chillicothe A.D. Rey Bradley (56) Passes Away
Sunday 03-27-2011 6:49pm ET
Chillicothe High School Athletic Director Rey Bradley, 56, died Sunday morning following an extended illness.
Bradley came to Chillicothe City Schools in 1976, teaching physical education at the elementary, middle school and high school levels and was the head coach for Girls Basketball (1988-1996) and Golf (1996-2000). He was named Chillicothe High School's Athletic Director in 2001 after two years as the assistant.
Bradley also served as the Southeast District Athletic Board's Ethnic Minority Representative and was SEODAB President for the 2009-2010 school year.
In 2008, Bradley was inducted into the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Central District Hall of Fame.
Bradley, a graduate of Virginia State College, came to Chillicothe from his native Macomb, Illinois. He is survived by two daughters, Courtney and Angela and two granddaughters.
Services at Haller Funeral home are pending.
Sunday 03-27-2011 6:33pm ET
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Alyssa Oates Invited to Elite Volleyball Camp
Monday 02-28-2011 10:59pm ET
Chillicothe Junior Alyssa Oates has been invited to the Elite Volleyball Camp sponsored by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association.
Only 72 athletes are accepted at the camp that is held each year at Ohio Northern University.
The camp is run by collegiate coaches and offers a great recruiting atmosphere for female athletes that wish to play at the next level.
Alyssa recorded 203 kills averaging 2.7 kills per game, served 84% with 44 aces, and had 55 blocks this past season for CHS and helped lead the Cavaliers to a Division I Sectional title in the Central District.
Alyssa was a team captain, all SEOAL, all District 14, and was awarded Chillicothe Best Offensive Player in 2010.
Photo courtesy CHS Athletic Department/Downtown Photography
The camp takes place July 17th thru the 21st.
Indoor Track and Field Update
Monday 02-21-2011 7:43am ET
Several members of the Chillicothe track team competed in the University of Kentucky Elite Track meet on Saturday.
Cavs Girls Track Coach Steve Semancik said "This event is billed as the best meet east of the Mississippi. I believe them."
Dylan Osborne placed 7th in the triple jump Audra Metzler paced 14th in the long jump Megan Osborne placed 16th in the 200 and 20th in the 60 meters
in Girls Division 1, Megan Osborne is ranked 4th in the state at 60 meters and 6th in the state at 200 meters. Erin Barnes is ranked 5th in the triple jump and Audra Metzler is ranked 6th in the long jump.
In Boys Division II & III, Osborne is ranked 6th and Jalen Jones 9th in the triple jump.
See photos submitted by Coach Semancik (photos by Jane Osborne)
Finley Headed to District with Top Individual Performance
Monday 02-21-2011 7:30am ET
Most all of the Chillicothe Winter Sports teams were in post season tournament action this weekend. Only one athlete advanced to next weekend while the others had their seasons come to a close.
Freshman bowler Summer Finley advanced to next Saturday's District tournament at HP Lanes in Columbus after finishing with the top girl's score in the Sectional at Eastland Lanes. Finley posted a 584 to qualify for the District as an individual.
The Girls team placed 8th, missing qualification as a team by 237 pins.
The Boys team, which tallied a 12-3 mark this season placed 9th falling short of team qualification by 133 pins.
The two Girls Swim Relay teams failed to qualify for next weekend's State competition. The 400 Freestyle Medley team of Lexie Mettler, Hannah Compton, Clarissa Gucwa and Kassie Stewart placed 22nd. The 200 Medley team of Compton, Stewart, Mettler and Kailey Longpre finished 29th.
Corbin Walter was the only Cavalier grappler to post a win in the Division II Wrestling Sectional. In the 140 Class, Walter pinned Vinton County's Andreas Chevalier in 1:16.
Walter finished 1-2 on the day.
Other results 125 - Jacob Price (0-2), 135 - Arioch Parker (0-2), 189 - Jalen Mischal (0-2) and 285 - Tyler Howard (0-2).
The Chillicothe Lady Cavs were ousted in the opening round of tournament play, Saturday, as Reynoldsburg beat them, 94-5. The Raiders were selected as the #1 seed in the Central District tournament and had a deep bench with height and a strong full-court press that forced many Chillicothe turnovers.
Reynoldsburg junior Aliyah Zantt led all scorers with 15 points.
Chillicothe was without three players as the injured list included Alyssa Oates, Kayla Keener, and Kindle Viney.
The Lady Cavs (0-21) will graduate one senior in Natalie Howie.
Busy Tournament Weekend For Cavs
Friday 02-18-2011 3:11pm ET
The post season begins this weekend for Wrestling and Girls Basketball.
The Lady Cavs face the Central District's #1 seed Reynoldsburg at Hamilton Township High School Saturday night at 6pm. WBEX will have live play-by-play coverage at 5:50pm.
The Wrestlers open Sectional tournament action this weekend.
The Bowling teams began Sectional play at Eastland Lanes today.
The Cavs have two Girls relay teams in the pool at Ohio State after qualifying at Ohio University last weekend. District prelims are today and finals Saturday.
BOWLING: Boys Win 3rd SCOC Title
Wednesday 02-16-2011 10:44am ET
Chillicothe boys bowling team defeated the Lancaster Golden Gales 2392-2155, Wednesday at Shawnee Lanes.
With the win, the Cavs clinched the SCOC league title for the 3rd straight year.
Chillicothe and Zanesville share the same conference record of 10-2, but the Cavs win the tie breaker of total pins for the conference. The Cavs also defeated Zanesville twice during conference play.
Robbie Vest led the Cavs with a 429 series. Jarrad Zeisler had a 403 series.The Cavs finish the season with a record of 12-3. Chase Thatcher had a 425 series for the JV team.
Lancaster defeated the young Lady Cavs 1847-1763. Summer Finley led the way with a 368 series.
The Lady Cavs finish the regular season 4-11,2-10 in SCOC.
The Cavs resume action this Friday in Columbus for the sectional tournament, at Eastland Lanes. The Lady Cavs bowl at 8:00 am and the boys bowl at 1:00 pm
Cavalier Swimmers Perform Well at Sectional
Sunday 02-13-2011 8:32pm ET
Southeast District Sectional Results reported by Cavs Swim Coach Pam Allen:
The Lady Cavs won their Section over Marietta winning 7 events. District qualifiers are to be announced Sunday evening.
200 Medley Relay-1st 2:13.75 Hannah Compton, Kassie Stewart, Lexie Mettler, Makayla Braunlin-*
200 Free-2nd Clare Gucwa 2:24.98 *, 3rd Georgia Bennett, 2:34.90*, 4th Hannah Lunde, 2:35.05*, 7th Kirthi Jetty, 2:42.5
50Free-1st Lexie Mettler, 28.75, 2nd Kailey Longpre, 29.22, 4th Makayla Braunlin, 31.03 5th Georgia Bennett 31.22. BOYS- 26th Per Petersen 29.97*
100 Fly-1st Lexie Mettler, 1:13.8*
100 Free-1st Hannah Compton 1:05.92,* 3rd Kailey Longpre 1:08.38*, 5th Hannah Lunde 1:12.1*, 6th Abby Guerra 1:18.45. BOYS- 12th Seve Arrendondo 1:02.0, 22nd Per Petersen 1:09.71
500 Free-1st Kassie Stewart 6:11.67*, 2md Clare Gucwa, 6:30.8, 3rd Abby Guerra 7:19.93*, 4th Kirthi Jetty 7:31.07*
200 Free Relay-2nd-2:02.83* Georgia Bennett, Kirthi Jetty, Kailey Longpre, Makayla Braunlin
100 Back-1st Kassie Stewart 1:11.5, 3rd Hannah Compton 1:14.73*
100 Breast-9th Seve Arrendondo 1:20.0
400 Free Relay-1st 4:22.45*- Lexie Mettler, Hannah Compton, Clare Gucwa, Kassie Stewart
(*) Personal Best this season
Cavs Claim Share of Third SEOAL Bkb Title
Saturday 02-12-2011 11:49am ET
Chillicothe's final two field goals at Warren, were three-pointers. The first by Tyler Manion. The second, a shot by Jalen Ragland with four seconds remaining gave the Cavs their claim to their third SEOAL title with a 44-43 victory.
Ragland's shot was the dagger that took a probable win from the Warren Warriors.
Warren (15-2, 8-2) had a 42-38 lead with 42 seconds on the game clock. That's when Manion raced the ball up the right sideline. The Warriors defense reacted to a possible pass to Ragland. Manion drained the three-ball at the 33 second mark to pull Chillicothe to 42-41.
A Chillicothe foul sent Warren's sharp shooting guard Austin Cunningham to the charity stripe with 17 seconds left. Cunningham made the first but missed the second. Grant Venham grabbed the rebound but while he was falling out of bounds, his attempted throw in hit behind the backboard. Chillicothe got the ball back and 13 seconds later, Ragland hit the shot heard 'round Washington County.
The Cavs took a 10-8 lead in the first quarter, but Warren outscored them 15-8 for a 23-18 halftime lead. Cunnigham paced the Warriors attack with 8 consecutive points.
Ragland then put the Cavs on his back with 15 of his game-high 24 points in the third as Chillicothe turned a 5 point deficit into a 33-29 lead.
Chillicothe (15-3, 10-1) shot 32% for the first half, but managed 9-for-20 in the all important second half effort.
Manion finished with 7 points, Zach Johnson had 6, Miloje Djacic added 4, Malik London 2 and Max Corcoran 1.
Venham led Warren with 16 and Cunningham had 12.
Chillicothe finishes up SEOAL play next Friday with Jackson, but first will host former OCC rival Pickerington Central at Hatton Memorial Gymnasium this Tuesday.
NOTES: Two of Chillicothe's three losses have come when they've scored 43 points or less. The Southeast District tournament draw is Sunday at Jackson High School.
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Photos by Dana Cousins/wbex.com
Photo Gallery: Cavs Swimming
Monday 02-07-2011 9:20pm ET
The Chillicothe Cavalier Swim team had its Senior Day last Saturday at the Ross County YMCA.
The Cavalier Girls took the Quad Meet, finshing ahead of second place River Valley 152-135. Miami Trace placed third (97) and Washington CH fourth (33)
Miami Trace took the Boys Meet scoring a 168 to Washington CH's 113. River Valley scored 34 points ahead of the Cavs 22.
The Girls team won three events while claiming seven second places. Lexie Mettler earned first place in the 50 Meter Free with Hannah Compton claiming first in the 100 Meter Free and the 400 Free Relay Team of Kaily Longpre, Clare Gucwa, Kassie Stewart and Hannah Compton were crowned champions.
Second place finishers included the 200 Medley Relay Team of Compton, Stewart, Mettler and Longpre, Mettler in the 100 Fly, Longpre in the 100 Free, Gucwa in the 500 Free, the 200 Free Relay Team of Gucwa, Georgia Bennett, Hannah Lunde and Makayla Braunlin, Lunde in the in the 200 Free and Stewart in the 100 Back.
For the Boys, Seve Arrendondo had the highest performance of the Cavaliers, placing 2nd in the 100 Free.
The Cavs swim in the Sectional Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Ohio University in Athens.
See the day's photo gallery when you click on the photo below.
Photos by Dana Cousins/wbex.com