Photo Gallery: Cavs Wrestling
Monday 02-07-2011 11:53am ET
Click on the photo below to see the photo gallery of Chillicothe's Tri-Match with Jackson and Southeastern.
Photos by Dana Cousins/wbex.com
Tough Road Gets Tougher
Monday 02-07-2011 11:31am ET
The Lady Cavs season got a bit more challenging thanks to their tournament draw Sunday. View the Central District Bracket
Chillicothe will travel to Hamilton Township Saturday 2/19 to face Reynoldsburg at 6pm. The Raiders ended Chillicothe's season last February 47-33.
The Raiders were selected as the #1 seed in the Central District tournament. They were also ranked #5 in last week's Associated Press Girls Basketball Poll.
Chillicothe (0-17) dropped a 59-25 decision Saturday night at Warren. They'll be back on the road tonight for a snow make-up date with the Logan Chieftains. Logan holds first place in the SEOAL. Last week, the Chieftains beat Chillicothe 60-25 at Hatton Gym.
Cavs 57, Gallia 30; Class of 1980-81 Honored
Saturday 02-05-2011 2:37am ET
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Two eras of Chillicothe basketball came together at Hatton Memorial Gymnasium Friday night. While fans and former Cavaliers renewed old acquaintances, the current Cavs cranked out a 57-30 victory over Gallia Academy bouncing back from a 52-42 loss at Portsmouth Tuesday.Jalen Ragland paced the Chillicothe attack with a 21 point night. Malik London scored 11 and Tyler Manion 10 as a stifling defense forced the Blue Devils into 28 turnovers while racing out to a 23-7 halftime lead.Neither team scored over the game's first 4:05. London sank a basket at 3:55 to finally get the ball rolling and Ragland dropped in a 3 pointer for a 5-0 lead. Gallia answered with back-to-back baskets by Ethan Moore including a buzzer beater for a 5-4 game through the first period.The Cavs got hot to start the second quarter as Jalen Ragland scored 11 straight points as Chillicothe went on an 18-0 run.While the Cavs (13-3, 8-1) earned a win the night belonged to the elder Cavaliers.Coaches, players and support staff of the 1980-81 season enjoyed a 30 year reunion stepping back in time through stories and catching up.
Eight players made it back home. Only Doug Halsey waxed most nostalgic, wearing his 1981 varsity jacket. Halsey was joined by fellow forwards Pat Bouillion and Mike White, guards Jeff Doles, Bruce Caplinger and Rob Hitchens and centers Mike Kempton and Garin Veris.Cavs coaching legend Tom Cuppett was also in attendance with team managers Butch Helmick and Butch Atteberry and student managers John Wilhelm and Mark Colley. Each player received with a copy of their team photo, presented by current team members.
Also part of the ceremonies, Cavs Coach Gary Kellough was recognized for his 400th career victory, a 71-57 win over Hillsboro last week.Chillicothe returns to Hatton Gym Tuesday with the Logan Chieftains.
Photos by Dana Cousins/wbex.com
Honoring the 1980-81 Basketball Cavaliers
Friday 02-04-2011 6:33am ET
During the Tom Cuppett era of Chillicothe basketball, fans new of only one place to be on game night, Hatton Memorial Gymnasium.
Through the 1970s, Cuppett led teams won numerous District titles and had teams that were going beyond the Southeast District in tournament play.
The one team which stood out was 1980-81. That season the Cavaliers were undefeated marching into a meeting with Canton McKinley with a 22-0 mark. It was the most successful season in Chillicothe basketball prior to the Cavs 2008 state title.
Friday night, members of the 1980-81 Chillicothe Boys Basketball team will gather on the same floor they dazzled fans and frustrated opponents.
Organizers say as many as 16 individuals associated with the team will return to Hatton, led by CHS Athletic Hall of Fame members Coach Cuppett (2001) and Garin Veris (1993).
Chillicothe City Schools Superintendent Roger Crago was an Assistant Principal at CHS at the time. Crago said it was electrifying anytime the Cavs took the floor, home and away.
"I remember at Groveport, there was a breakaway and Garin was at half-court you
knew he was going to dunk it... you had the support of the community... even at the away games because we always filled the gyms."
Chillicothe was ranked 3rd in the then Ohio Associated Press Class AAA poll and Canton McKinley was the number 1 team heading into the Regional matchup, a team with the future Ohio State backcourt mates in Ronnie Stokes and Troy Taylor.
CHS Principal Jeff Fisher says Friday's event will link up yesterday with today.
"We're striving for that same accomplishment that this team earned and the '08 team earned. It's kind of a past meeting the present..."
The team will be recognized between the Junior Varsity and Varsity games with
Gallia Academy (approximately 7:15pm).
Crago adds the memories of that team are still alive, even when he sees some of the players around town today.
"It was a group of hard working young gentlemen, even nowadays when I see some of them today, like Jeff Doles and Rob Hitchens, and think about watching them play... they worked hard at it."
The ceremony has been orchestrated by Dustin Cousins, who's tireless efforts have helped some former Cavaliers find their way back home.
"It's an important day," said Fisher "we feel this is a way to not only honor the team but to bring the community back inside Hatton Gym and make sure they understand that we didn't have a great team just in 1981, we have a great team right now."
A private reception for the team, cheerleaders and families will be held after the varsity game.
Bowlers Suffer 1st Loss in More Than Two Years
Wednesday 01-26-2011 11:18pm ET
The Cavalier Boys Bowling Team suffered its first defeat in the South Central Ohio Conference in more than two years Wednesday night at Logan.
The Logan Chieftains defeated the Chillicothe boys varsity bowling 40-37 in a roll off.
The score was tied after the end regulation 2250 each.
Donavon Keel led the Cavs with a 423 series.
The Cavs record falls to 8-1,7-1 in the SCOC.
Logan defeated the Lady Cavs 1919 to 1712. Summer Finley led the Lady Cavs with a 411 series. Claire Corzine had 301 series.
The Lady Cavs record falls to 3-6, 2-6 in the SCOC.
The Cavs resume action Thursday night in Maysville, against Zanesville at 5:00 pm.
Boy Bowlers Continue to Roll; Girls Fall to Zanesville
Monday 01-24-2011 10:37pm ET
Chillicothe boys varsity bowling team defeated Zanesville 2530 to 2295 Monday night at Shawnee Lanes. The Cavs had games of 1040 and 1012, plus baker games of 220 and 258, for a total score of 2530. Cody Oates led the Cavs with a 487 series followed by Donavon Keel with a 449 series. The Cavs record improves to 8-0, 7-0 in the SCOC.
Zanesville defeated the Lady Cavs 1935 to 1859. Summer Finley led the way with a 342 series. Mattea Crawford had a 330 series. The Lady Cavs record falls to 3-5,2-5 in the SCOC.
The Cavs travel to Logan Wednesday night to face the Chieftains at 6:00pm.
Bowlers Split with New Lexington
Saturday 01-22-2011 4:35pm ET
The Chillicothe Boys Bowling team improved to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the SCOC with a 2248-2105 victory over New Lexington.
Sophomore Trevor Chaney lead the Cavs with a 432 series and Junior Donovan Keel posted a 420.
On the Girls side, Summer Finley led the way with a 375 series but the team dropped a 1977-1749 score.
The Cavs will host Zanesville Monday at Shawnee Lanes.
Ragland and TV's Anderson Nominated McD's All-Americans
Thursday 01-20-2011 1:47pm ET
Chillicothe's Jalen Ragland and Teays Valley's Nate Anderson are among 38 Ohio High School basketball players nominated for McDonald's All-American status.
About 1,800 players from the 50 states have received nominations to play in the game in Chicago at the end of March. Each player is added into a data base and will go through a four round selection process.
Ragland is a UTEP signee and Anderson has committed to UNC-Wilmington.
Anthony Humpty Hitchens was the last area player to received a nomination, during the 2007-08 season.
24 Boys and 24 Girls will be named to East and West squads in February.
Bowlers Split with Fisher Catholic
Thursday 01-20-2011 12:14am ET
Chillicothe Boys Bowling team defeated Lancaster Fisher Catholic 2446 to 1661 Wednesday night at Shawnee Lanes.
Robbie Vest led the way with 440 series followed by Cody Oates (427) and Jarrard Zeisler (413).
The Cavs record improves to 6-0, 5-0 in the SCOC.
The Lady Cavs were defeated by Fisher Catholic 1770 to 1746. Summer Finley led the way with a 310 series. The Lady Cavs are now 3-3, 2-3 in the SCOC.
Chillicothe heads to New Lexington Saturday at 2:00 pm.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: DII #2 Cavs vs DI #3 Gahanna at Capital University
Wednesday 01-19-2011 10:28pm ET
Tickets for Saturday's Chillicothe-Gahanna game at Capital University are available at the CHS Athletic Office, $12 cash only.
Tickets may be purchased until 3pm Wednesday and 8:30am to 3pm Thursday. (There's no school Friday).
Directions to The Capital Center:
-- Travel on I-71 to I-70 East.
-- Exit I-70 at the Main Street/Bexley exit.
-- Exit ramp will merge onto Alum Creek Drive then dead end at Main Street (Kroger store will be in front of you).
-- Turn right onto Main Street
-- Proceed East on Main Street to fourth traffic light - Pleasant Ridge Drive.
-- Turn right on Pleasant Ridge (The Capital Center will be on your left).
-- Proceed to Mound Street and park in the large parking lot south of Mound Street and the main entrance to the building and stadium is on Mound Street.